Friday, September 25, 2009

ShowPaper Benefit Tonight!

Attention NYC music aficionados, please be aware of this awesome event goin' down tonight to help raise money for ShowPaper, everyone's favorite indie show listing. If you've gone to any sort of DIY show over the past two years, chances are you were handed the newsprint of concert, art and film listings on your way out.

"I often say ShowPaper runs on a love of music, not money," says Kate Wagner, ShowPaper volunteer and event curator. "But of course we don't run on money, since we have none!" ShowPaper has been volunteer-run and free since it was founded by Todd P two years ago.

Tonight's benefit will go down at 7 p.m. in Red Hook, Brooklyn's Kidd Yellin Gallery and artist collective at 133 Imlay Street. "The event will reach out to an extended new audience of arts enthusiasts while preserving the intimate feel of a typical ShowPaper underground show," Kate said. More details on the event below.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2009 7 p.m. doors, $8-25 sliding scale
WHERE: Kidd Yellin Gallery
133 Imlay Street @Verona Street, Bklyn
F/G to Smith & 9th Sts

[[ MUSIC ]]
:: The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
:::: Shilpa Ray --- of Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, formerly of Beat the Devil
:::::: Kendrick Strauch --- of Harlem Shakes
:::::::: Rebecca Schiffman
:::::::::: Sarah and Michelle Cagianese
:::::::::::: Your Nature --- formerly Frankpollis

[[ ART ]]
:: Gibby Haynes ---- of Gibby Haynes and His Problem, Butthole Surfers
:::: Charlotte Kidd
:::::: Rebecca Schiffman

:: and special guests...

Donate to ShowPaper by clicking HERE.

And some secret info from Katie on tonight's event:
Kendrick Strauch from now-defunct :( Harlem shakes and Shilpa Ray are doing a duet, and, Kendrick says, "...someone's going to pretend to be Karen O at some point during the night (for context for this strange comment: download or visit" Basically, Kendrick recorded a "Fever to Tell" Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover album over one drunken weekend on a dare. It came out brilliantly (especially circumstances considered!).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jandek at WNYU

Jandek's performance at WNYU has been archived for streaming now here:
Thanks to Corwood, Karl Bauer, Tom Carter, Marcia Bassett and Pete Nolan, and to Jared Ellison for engineering.

Photo by Kristin Anderson

Saturday, September 12, 2009

No Age and Raekwon Perform for NYU at Le Poisson Rouge

On Thursday, NYU's annual Mystery Concert went down at Le Poisson Rouge with No Age and Raekwon performing for NYU students and anyone else who was able to sneak in. The crowd seemed to have mostly shown up for Raekwon, although a small push-pit did ensue after No Age offered some encouragement. Raekwon offered some encouragement as well, mentioning between nearly every song that his new album is out, and that everyone should keep "real music" alive and go buy it.

Check out this video of No Age — who are dropping a new EP next month and also returning to LPR on October 14 — performing their hit "Teen Creeps" below.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Recruitment Meetings!

If you'd like to become a member of WNYU, come to our recruitment meetings - Monday, September 14th, and Wednesday, September 16th, in the Kimmel building at 8pm.

Monday, September 7, 2009

WNYU Hellhole Metal Night - Friday, 9.18.09.

Hellhole 89.1 FM is proud to sponsor a Metal Night, this Friday, September 18, which is to be held in Brooklyn, New York (at the Red Star Bar).

Hellhole is the Friday night metal show, running on the New York University’s radio station, and airing on 89.1 FM and, starting at 9 PM (EST). The show, created 25 years ago, has established itself as a staple in the New York metal community, saturating the airwaves with everything along the spectrum of extreme metal: death, black, grind, doom, thrash, sludge, gore, and beyond.

This September’s show will be concentrating on modern death metal acts, in particular, Misery Index, Criminal Element (featuring members of Suffocation, Misery Index and ex-Dying Fetus), Lethean, The Communion, and Pyrrhon. It will be co-sponsored by Generation Records, a record shop based in Lower Manhattan.






*Tickets at the door, and at Generation Records at 210 Thompson Street, Manhattan, New York, 10012: situated in the West Village.

$13, 18+ show

Red Star Bar:

37 Greenpoint Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-0149

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