Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Upcoming Shows...

As a forward, I decided to try an experiment this month to not buy any tickets in advance for shows at Bowery. I occasionally get stuck with extras, and it's usually pretty tough to get rid of them out front. It seems that even for the sold out shows, they regularly sell tickets at the door anyway, and even if they aren't, I ALWAYS see many more people selling outside than trying to buy. There are very rare exceptions, but this seems to be the case, even for the most sold out shows. This week is the first time I'm really putting this policy to the test. Tegan and Sara and Razorlight are both "sold out" on Ticketweb, but I'm gonna go anyway and see what the deal really is. It's a good test, cause I'm planning on getting there early for the first openers both nights (Kimya Dawson and Asobi Seksu). I will report back with my findings.

Anyway, heres a look at some more shows for the long run, in no real order.

First, those of us who slacked on Buck 65's Sin-e residency last month are getting one more shot to see him there on January 25th.

...I mentioned a few days ago about a private ...Trail of the Dead show at Rothko coming up on the 21st. Joey passed on a link about this interesting little setup. Turns out they are taking preorders at the Virgin Megastore at Union Square for their new album. With a purchase, you receive 1 ticket to the show. Sounded pretty crappy until I thought about it for a sec and realized it's not too bad. I mean, say you got a free copy of the new CD at the show with the price of admission. That'd be pretty cool, right? It's pretty much the same thing. So if you're a big fan of them, that's the way to do it. The presale starts on 1/13. No tickets will be sold otherwise.

Two other very interesting shows on the same date as Trail of the Dead are Mates of State with Regina Spektor at Bowery and Sea Ray's final show ever at Mercury Lounge.

Freezepop...known by me for having an amazingly catchy song on the amazingly addictive Playstation game Amplitude, is gonna be at Rothko on 2/18. They are doing their thing with The Hong Kong...who were last seen opening for The Killers at Bowery over the summer.

Antony and the Johnsons, who BrooklynVegan raved about this weekend, will be back in town on February 24 at Bowery...the night before Animal Collective plays there.

The day after AC, Luna will play its final shows ever. The first two are already sold out, but tickets for the final set ever will go on sale tomorrow (1/12) at noon.

Then the day after they are done, on March 1st, Bowery is hosting, for one night only, The Frames. These guys are like the biggest thing over in Ireland, and are known for their superb live sets. You talk to anyone over there, and they'll tell you not to miss these guys if you have a chance to see them. They don't play the states often, so catch them while you can.

Finally, M83 and Ulrich Schnauss will be back in town together at Bowery on April 13th and 14th. I missed them last time they were here, and am curious to check this out.

There is of course tons of other stuff going on out there, and more will be added, but this is the stuff for now that I'll be looking the most forward to. As always, check the sidebar for other stuff I'm planning to attend, as well as Oh My Rockness for frequent updates.

UPDATE: One Louder confirms that Interpol and Blonde Redhead will be playing Radio City Music Hall on March 1st.
Brooklyn Vegan reminds me about The Music, Kasabian, and Morningwood show at Irving Plaza 2/17.
ToTC sez M.I.A./Diplo are playing Knitting Factory on 2/3...


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