Daily Archives: May 11, 2009

The Dead Weather announces dates for tour, album


The Dead Weather (Jack White’s OTHER other band) has played only two small shows since appearing on the music scene in March.  And already the all-star band, with White behind the drum kit, Allison Mossheart of The Kills on vocals, has pulled together a 27-date kicking off in Louisville, Ky., on June 11, with an album, Horehound, slated to drop on July 14, in the midst of the tour.

The Dead Weather at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.  (Photos by SPM. All rights reserved.)

The Dead Weather at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. (Photos by SPM. All rights reserved.)

The Dead Weather absolutely rocked the house at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on April 14 (UPDATE: Exclusive photos added), the band’s their first truly public outing. Jack let Allison have the spotlight most of the evening, and she made the most of it — teasing the audience with her powerful, raw vocals and her seductive moves.

That show came barely a month after Jack unveiled the band to an invited audience of 150 at the March 11 opening of his Third Man Records HQ in Nashville.

Tour dates, presale ticket info and more photos after the jump. Continue reading

Just a few more hours to buy a piece of Laurie Anderson — or Chuck Close or …

32_03_arts_bamfacade_zYou have just a few hours left to bid on artwork at silent auction to benefit the Brooklyn Academy of Music and itsimportant music, dance, theater and film programming — the auction ends at 8 p.m.

Laurie Anderson's inkjet print.

Laurie Anderson's inkjet print, "7.1.05," 2005

Every year, BAM rounds up art from some pretty amazing people, and this year’s sale, conducted online as always, is no exception, featuring 154 pieces. They include an abstract inkjet print by Laurie Anderson, a silkscreen by Louise Bourgeois, a pigment print of Bill T. Jones by Chuck Close, a C-print by Spencer Tunick and a walnut armchair by George Nakashima. The works are on display on the BAM site and in the the lobby of the Opera House on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Bidding starts at as little as $100 or $200 for some items, with a few pieces, like the Chuck Close portrait, starting at $20,000. Many pieces, especially the more expensive ones, are still awaiting their first bid.

Spencer Tunick's "Netherlands 3 (Dream Amsterdam)," 2007

Spencer Tunick's "Netherlands 3 (Dream Amsterdam)," 2007

Even if you decide not to bid in the silent auction, the video (below), featuring scenesters Andrew Andrew, explaining how to bid is worth watching just for the entertainment value.

You have just a few hours left to get in on the action Happy bidding!

Lincoln Center turns 50

Lincoln Center Plaza, pre renovations.

Lincoln Center Plaza, pre-renovation.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the world’s largest performing arts complex. The party kicks off this morning at 10:30 with a ceremony that you can watch live from your computer by clicking on Lincoln Center’s web site. You can also learn about the storied complex’s history on the site.

And tonight, the Empire State Building will be lit in in Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary colors of purple, orange and white.

Renovations at Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall, and continued improvements elsewhere on the campus are breathing new life into this important part of the New York’s cultural scene.

Happy Birthday, Lincoln Center!