December 25, 2013
Here’s Dawes covering Vince Guaraldi‘s Christmas Time Is Here. As you probably know, the song is from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
October 24, 2013
Another NYC music venue may soon be history. According to information provided to Manhattan Community Board 3, The National Underground, the bar and music venue located on Houston Street near the corner of Allen Street, is scheduled to shut its doors and be replaced by an “Irish gourmet restaurant.”
This information confirms a report I had received earlier this summer. It also may explain why The National Underground has not had scheduled music performances recently.
Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong have teamed up to record an Everly Brothers cover album. The new record is titled Foreverly and is a track by track cover of The Everly’s 1958 release, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Foreverly is scheduled to be released on November 25th.
Dawes will release a limited, live 6-track 12″ called Stripped Down At Grimey’s for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. For more information, check the Record Store Day Website here.
October 12, 2013
I’ve had Elizabeth and The Catapult on my mind lately. They will be playing a number of shows this coming week as part of CMJ. I’ve also been able to hear the title track off of E & The C’s new album due out in January, Like It Never Happened. It’s a song that sticks to my brain. I’ve searched for a video of it, but I can’t find one that does justice to it. So I’ll swing over to this, a live video shot several weeks ago at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Elizabeth has been covering Dawes‘ anthemic When My Time Comes recently. This video, shot by Krista Fogle, captures what that sounds like pretty well.
June 25, 2013
Last night, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho hosted an acoustic evening with Dawes. Perhaps three quarters of Dawes is more accurate as Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith and Tay Strathairn showed up and Wylie Gelber did not. Taylor explained that Wylie did not sing, and when some people in the audience said that they had seen him sing on stage during a Dawes show, Taylor joked that “we turn off his microphone; don’t tell him.” So Taylor played guitar and sang with Griffin and Tay adding harmonies for about 70 minutes.
Opening the show were Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. Sarah Lee and Johnny fronted a new band and songs from a new record, Wassaic Way, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone.
Here are some photos from the show.
More photos after the jump.
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June 22, 2013
I liked Dawes from the first time I stumbled on to them back at SXSW in 2010. They appeal to music lovers across the age spectrum, from hipsters to baby boomers. Their songwriting is top notch, and When My Time Comes and A Little Bit of Everything are already classics. They’re on the road a lot, and I can’t think of an LA based band who plays New York as much as they do. Dawes is playing Terminal 5 tonight, and even though that venue is nobody’s favorite, I’m still sure it will be a great show.
Dawes, Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues (A, C, D or 1 Trains to 59th Street), show 8pm, $27.50
May 29, 2013
You win one, you lose one. Since the June calendar went live this morning I’ve learned of a cancellation and an addition. The addition is an acoustic show by Dawes at The House Works Book Cafe, a pretty small space. If you are interested, don’t wait to get your tickets.
June 14 – Charlie Faye – Red Hook Bait and Tackle – 9pm
June 24 – Dawes (acoustic) – Housing Works Book Cafe – doors 7:30 / show 8pm