1. The Dave Douglas Quintet show at 92YTribeca on Sep 19 of this year has been named one of the best concerts of 2012 by critics at The New York Times. 

    The first public outing by this quintet, and the first proper airing of “Be Still” (Greenleaf), an exquisitely personal album of hope born out of loss. Led by the trumpeter Dave Douglas, the band proved its mettle — as did the album’s featured guest, Aoife O’Donovan, a singer of modest rusticity, but as sophisticated as they come.

    Listen to the performance in full.

    The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca is a not-to-be-missed monthly concert series presented by 92YTribeca and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. Stay tuned for more shows coming soon. In the meantime, see what’s coming up at 92YTribeca Music.

  2. You all know actor/author/painter Liz Renay who played Muffy St. Jacques in John Waters’ Desperate Living, right? (Allegedly, she’s the first woman to streak down Hollywood Blvd.) On Dec 21 at 92YTribeca, singer Maggie Moore presents Girl with the Polka Dot Eyes, a concert inspired by the life of Renay, accompanied by The Peter Keiswalter Band with featured singers David Driver and Kristi Ambrosetti. Can’t guarantee anyone will be streaking but no doubt the night will be memorable.

    You all know actor/author/painter Liz Renay who played Muffy St. Jacques in John Waters’ Desperate Living, right? (Allegedly, she’s the first woman to streak down Hollywood Blvd.) On Dec 21 at 92YTribeca, singer Maggie Moore presents Girl with the Polka Dot Eyes, a concert inspired by the life of Renay, accompanied by The Peter Keiswalter Band with featured singers David Driver and Kristi Ambrosetti. Can’t guarantee anyone will be streaking but no doubt the night will be memorable.

  3. So what did everyone think of Adam Sandler’s version of “Hallelujah” at the 12/12/12 Sandy benefit concert? Our Twitter feed was full of people hating on it while our Facebook feed was a wall of praise. What does that mean? You decide.
Either way, join the Consulate General of Canada in New York at 92YTribeca on Dec 19 as we launch the newest book from distinguished music critic Alan Light, celebrate Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, pay tribute to the late American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley and hail Cohen’s canonical “Hallelujah.”
In addition to launching The Holy or the Broken with a reading, interview and audience Q&A with Light, three completely unique live presentations of “Hallelujah” will be performed by Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7, Donald Fagen), Peter Kiesewalter (East Village Opera Company, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata), Greg Naughton (The Sweet Remains) and the remarkable “Hallelujah” House Band.

    So what did everyone think of Adam Sandler’s version of “Hallelujah” at the 12/12/12 Sandy benefit concert? Our Twitter feed was full of people hating on it while our Facebook feed was a wall of praise. What does that mean? You decide.

    Either way, join the Consulate General of Canada in New York at 92YTribeca on Dec 19 as we launch the newest book from distinguished music critic Alan Light, celebrate Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, pay tribute to the late American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley and hail Cohen’s canonical “Hallelujah.”

    In addition to launching The Holy or the Broken with a reading, interview and audience Q&A with Light, three completely unique live presentations of “Hallelujah” will be performed by Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan, Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7, Donald Fagen), Peter Kiesewalter (East Village Opera Company, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata), Greg Naughton (The Sweet Remains) and the remarkable “Hallelujah” House Band.

  4. Ari Hest - “When & If”

    See Ari at the record release show for his seventh full-length album, The Fire Plays, at 92YTribeca on Dec 7.

  5. Silver Apples - Ruby (1968)

    Silver Apples, originally an American psychedelic electronic music duo from New York, were composed of Simeon Coxe III on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising and until his death in 2005, drummer Danny Taylor. They were active between ‘67 and ‘69, before reforming in the mid ‘90s. They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom, and their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, but also underground dance music and indie rock of the ’90s. In Sept ‘07 Simeon toured for the first time in years with a solo version of the Apples. Since then, he’s performed at All Tomorrow’s Parties, Electric Picnic, etc.

    See them tonight at 92YTribeca with CFCF and Win Win.

  6. Outernational - Todos Somos Ilegales / We Are All Illegals ft. Tom Morello, Chad Smith, Calle 13

    "Hellbent on restoring righteous indignation to rock and roll." -The New Yorker
    "Brilliant, aggressive, bottom-heavy hybrid." –Chicago Tribune
    "Bouncy, bi-lingual, and cinematic." –WNYC’s "Soundcheck"

    Produced by Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, it’s probably time for you to know about Outernational. Their “Future Rock” EP Release Party is at 92YTribeca on Friday with The Skins.

  7. Flearoy - “Sunshine” (Acoustic Live in Studio)

    Tonight at 92YTribeca: An Evening with Mason Jar Music and Friends featuring Flearoy, Zach Williams and the Bellow, Jus Post Bellum

  8. The Roots crew double jump shot with Captain Kirk and Tuba Gooding Jr.
Brooklyn Vegan is currently setting up for their photo exhibit and show with Screaming Females, Hunters, and Heliotropes on Thursday at 92YTribeca. This is gonna be a good one.

    The Roots crew double jump shot with Captain Kirk and Tuba Gooding Jr.

    Brooklyn Vegan is currently setting up for their photo exhibit and show with Screaming Females, Hunters, and Heliotropes on Thursday at 92YTribeca. This is gonna be a good one.

  9. 92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A With Daniel Knox

How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?
More than I’d care to. Facebook is like a miserable human experiment that’s mostly made me feel worse about who my friends are. When you give people the chance to say shit to everyone they know at the same time you just get a lot of people posing and and acting like the person they want you to think they are.

As a performer it’s essential and really helpful because people always know what I’m up to, and it’s a good way to sort of test people’s interest in things and see how word spreads. But it’s also an easy way to find yourself giving a shit about things that aren’t important. Twitter is much more interesting because it’s instant and public and you aren’t given the space to ramble on. But I’m sure they’ll find a way to change that.Read the full Culture Klatsch Q&A with Daniel Knox on the 92Y Blog»Chicago-based songwriter Daniel Knox will be at 92YTribeca on January 25 for the world premiere of his new long-form composition based on the photographs of fellow Chicagoan John Atwood. The pieces, titled John Atwood: Black & Whites, will be performed by piano, voice, bass, horns, strings, accordion and percussion, and set to projected images. 

Fans of Daniel Knox and those who want to hear his music should sign up for his mailing list. He’ll send you a free mp3.

    92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A With Daniel Knox

    How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?

    More than I’d care to. Facebook is like a miserable human experiment that’s mostly made me feel worse about who my friends are. When you give people the chance to say shit to everyone they know at the same time you just get a lot of people posing and and acting like the person they want you to think they are.

    As a performer it’s essential and really helpful because people always know what I’m up to, and it’s a good way to sort of test people’s interest in things and see how word spreads. But it’s also an easy way to find yourself giving a shit about things that aren’t important. Twitter is much more interesting because it’s instant and public and you aren’t given the space to ramble on. But I’m sure they’ll find a way to change that.

    Read the full Culture Klatsch Q&A with Daniel Knox on the 92Y Blog»

    Chicago-based songwriter Daniel Knox will be at 92YTribeca on January 25 for the world premiere of his new long-form composition based on the photographs of fellow Chicagoan John Atwood. The pieces, titled John Atwood: Black & Whites, will be performed by piano, voice, bass, horns, strings, accordion and percussion, and set to projected images.

    Fans of Daniel Knox and those who want to hear his music should sign up for his mailing list. He’ll send you a free mp3.

  10. "To say that Warren Wolf’s Mack Avenue [Records] debut is auspicious would be an understatement," wrote the The Daily News. “No doubt,” they continued, “this is one of the best of the year in jazz.” Listen for yourself on Amazon. 

Warren Wolf plays The Checkout: Live From 92YTribeca on November 16. And today he’s our next Culture Klatsch subject. Spoiler alert: Where does he go get away? “Sit on Federal Hill in Downtown Baltimore overlooking the city skyline.” 

Where do you go for news when you start your day? 
Usually I’ll try to look at my local news stations. But the majority of the time you’ll see me watching CNN.

What are your favorite websites? 
Some of my favorite websites are CNN.com, ESPN.com, AllAboutJazz.com and YouTube.com 

How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)? 
Facebook I use on a weekly basis. Twitter I use occasionally. 

Read more on the 92Y Blog»

    "To say that Warren Wolf’s Mack Avenue [Records] debut is auspicious would be an understatement," wrote the The Daily News. “No doubt,” they continued, “this is one of the best of the year in jazz.” Listen for yourself on Amazon.

    Warren Wolf plays The Checkout: Live From 92YTribeca on November 16. And today he’s our next Culture Klatsch subject. Spoiler alert: Where does he go get away? “Sit on Federal Hill in Downtown Baltimore overlooking the city skyline.”

    Where do you go for news when you start your day?
    Usually I’ll try to look at my local news stations. But the majority of the time you’ll see me watching CNN.

    What are your favorite websites?
    Some of my favorite websites are CNN.com, ESPN.com, AllAboutJazz.com and YouTube.com

    How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?
    Facebook I use on a weekly basis. Twitter I use occasionally.

    Read more on the 92Y Blog»