Posts Tagged ‘Bowery’

New Find

October 14, 2008

Why am I just finding out about British singer Adele? Okay, maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit since I’ve only heard a few tracks so far on her album “19” (she was only 19 when she debuted! geez! I’m 19!) but I’m liking it. I’m having a bit of trouble describing her style. Think Amy Winehouse not on crack and singing about happier things. Her voice reminds me a bit of Feist and Yael Naim except maybe with more…soul? Which I like, although I feel like some tracks would be more suitable to a thinner voice.

She was just in New York in September. *Sigh*  And she’ll be on SNL this week.

I don’t think I can go to any of the concerts I wanted to go to this year.

Chairlift | 10/18 | Bowery | 9 PM | $15. Opening with Holy Ghost! for The Juan Maclean.
Yael Naim | 10/27 | Webster | 7 PM | $25.
Kaki King / The Mountain Goats | 11/09 | Webster | 8 PM | $23.
Sondre Lerche | 11/20 | Bowery | $22.



September 27, 2008

Photo lazily, shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia.

By now you’ve probably heard of Chairlift, the band whose single “Bruises” is used in the new iPod Nano commercial. Thanks to Hiemann I can safely say I knew who they were before I knew that they were involved with Apple in any way. But this post is not about my dignity.

Unfortunately unavoidable circumstances came up and I missed a chance to see them live tonight and to see some short films (Rooftop Films) but some friends who went tell me the films sucked (and that CUNUFF is way better-yeah CUNUFF!) and Chairlift rocked, so yay yay yay. Fortunately they are playing at Bowery on October 18th ($15), although opening for some dumb band called “The Juan Maclean” whose three tracks I’ve listened to are about as bad as the US’s economy right now. Why they are not the ones opening for Chairlift is beyond me.

Soooo is it Yael Naim or Chairlift? Or both?? Probably both.