New York – Sunday evening in Greenwich Village was a bustle of activity, the streets alive with eternal optimists hoping to keep the work week at bay, if briefly. But the weekend warriors were in luck, because the intrepid Doe Paoro was on deck to perform as a supporting act for S. Carey at Le
I’m just going to go ahead and say the NPR/WNYC Soundcheck showcase at Le Poisson Rouge was the hottest showcase of CMJ this year. Just about every media outlet was there, and it was broadcast live. Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest DJ’d in between sets, remarking that we were a tough crowd.
Black Marble sounds exactly like what their name implies: cold and dark. Their show at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge this past Thursday showed the duo of Chris Stewart and Ty Kube invoking post punk and no wave styles from more classic bands like Suicide, and being on the same plane as more current
Picked By: Laurel Kathleen Who: Writer Where: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA When: Monday September 19th Doors at 8:30pm Cost: FREE Age Restrictions: 21+ Picked By: Kellly Knapp Who: Olivia Tremor Control Where: Le Poisson Rouge, New York City When: Monday September 19th Doors at 8:30pm Cost: $18 Age Restrictions: 18+ Picked By: Claire
Picked By: Jesse Diener-Bennett Who: Dan Deacon w/ So Percussion Where: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC When: Monday, August 1st at 7pm Cost: $15 Age Restrictions: All Ages *** Picked By: Laurel Kathleen Who: Active Child/Letting Up Despite Great Faults Where: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA When: Monday, August 1st, doors open at 8:30pm Cost: FREE Age
What Le Poisson Rouge lacks in the ability to generate actual energy from a crowd as a venue, they make up for booking talented acts like Wakey!Wakey! The venue, located in New York’s West Village, can seat 250 people, or, when the tables and benches are removed, pack in 700. Brooklyn-by way of-Virginia’s own Michael
Picked By: Daniel Kohn Who: Will Knox Where: Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Ca When: Monday, September 13th at 9 p.m. Cost: $10 Age Restrictions: 21+