Ramblings of a Redhead Music Snob

Life & Music in New York, My City

Gigs – 2006

Early 2006, I was still living in Fairfax, Virginia

  • 1/15 – Imogen Heap (UK) – Recher Theater – Towson, Maryland w/Kristin
  • 1/18 – We Are Scientists (NYC), Oxford Collapse (NYC), The Upwelling (NYC) – Sonar – Baltimore, Maryland w/Hannah
  • 2/18 – Black Wire (UK) – Don Hills – New York, NY w/Hannah
  • 2/20 – Elefant (NYC) – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC w/Hannah

2/27/06 – I moved to New York City. As you will notice, for the most part all shows are now being seen in New York.

  • 3/14 – Blackbud (UK) – Mercury Lounge – NYC w/Anthony
  • 3/17 – The English Beat (UK) – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC w/Kristin and Jen
  • 3/20 – Annie (Sweden), Talkdemonic (Portland, OR), Shy Child – Mercury Lounge – NYC w/Anthony
  • 3/21 – The Rakes, Towers of London, Boy Kill Boy, Plan B (some sorta London bands show) – Bowery Ballroom -NYC w/Anthony
  • 4/1 – Hard-Fi (UK), The Comas – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
  • 4/4 – She Wants Revenge (LA), Nightmares of You (NYC) – Irving Plaza – NYC w/Anthony
  • 4/5 – Art Brut (UK) – Bowery Ballroom – NYC w/Lee
  • 4/15 – Ladytron (UK), French Kicks (NYC) – Irving Plaza – NYC w/Anthony and Joseph
  • 4/23 – We Are Scientists (NYC), Bishop Allen (NYC) – Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ w/Anthony
  • 5/10 – Phoenix (France), La Rocca – Bowery Ballroom – NYC w/Anthony – I think I met Jill at this show. Jill, if you remember let me know. I thought the Spinto Band was playing tho?
  • 5/11 – People in Planes (Wales), Bril (LA) whom I absolutely adore – check out the pics of Dave – Mercury Lounge – NYC w/Anthony
  • 5/16 – The Charlatans UK (UK) – Webster Hall – NYC w/Eddy, Carol, John, Mel and Jonny
  • 5/17 – Art Brut (UK), Art Brut 59 (NYC aka We Are Scientists), The Chalets, Robocop Krauss – The Knitting Factory – NYC w/Anthony.. a sidenote about this show, there are a bunch of art brut bands formed everywhere from Israel to Germany to West Virginia and they all play Art Brut’s songs. Art Brut admittedly arent the most talented group of guys, but they are by far one of the most entertaining bands. 3x in one year, I’m on a roll. For a good listen check out “we formed a band” and “Emily Kane” (one of their more popular songs)
  • 6/3 – Snow Patrol (UK) – Roseland Ballroom
  • 6/9 – The Spinto Band (Delaware), Lovely Feathers (Montreal), Dr Dog (PA) – Bowery Ballroom – NYC w/Anthony (might have met Jill at this show?)
  • 6/27 – The Grates (Australia, who admittedly I only stayed for 2 songs), The Lovely Feathers (Montreal) – Mercury Lounge – NYC w/Anthony
  • 6/28 – Liam and Me (Phila, PA) This was the opening band, but the only act I wanted to see – Bowery Ballroom – NYC w/Anthony
  • 6/30 – The Futureheads (UK), French Kicks (NYC) who are one of the Worst live bands out there – Webster Hall w/Anthony
  • 7/10 – Toad The Wet Sprocket (Santa Barbara, CA) where I went to school, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – Irving Plaza – NYC – This by far was one of the best shows I saw. I got to meet most of the people who work with Toad, and it was cool meeting all the Californians. Glen still has an amazing voice. Check out his solo stuff Glen Phillips. They played nearly every song I could have asked for – save one – One Little Girl, which is my favorite song. I begged for them to play it, no luck for me. Didn’t matter to me, I love the boys of Toad.
  • 7/15 – GRock Radio Festival – Joey Harrison’s Surf Club – New Jersey – On the beach, baby! Artists: Dramarama (OMG! I hadn’t seen them since High School. Last Cigarette, Last Cigarette, Last Cigarette one before I go to bed. Now this was pure ROCK!, Elefant (who literally tore up the stage, sorry Diego, it was not impressive), People in Planes (Gaz, i Love you more each time) and my beloved Bril (talking to Dave, the highlight of my afternoon)
  • 7/28 – Editors (UK), Lake Trout (Baltimore, MD), The Big Sleep – Irving Plaza – NYC w/Anthony. Wow! Can I just say how awesome this show was. Tom has an amazing voice, but this show just rocked!
  • 8/15 – Dirty Pretty Things (UK), Scissors for Lefty (SF, CA) – Bowery Ballroom – NYC w/Anthony. Another great band from the UK. Carl Barat, even with arm in sling, and company played one awesome set. Scissors for lefty – pure pop bliss were entertaining and very good. The lead singer even turned up in the crowd snapping pics when DPT were on stage.
  • 9/7 – Birdmonster (SF, CA), Catfish Haven (Chicago, IL), Someone still loves you, Boris Yeltsin (Springfield, MO) – Mercury Lounge – NYC w/Anthony. Birdmonster – To Pete: I LOVE You! This sums up my experience with birdmonster. Great group of guys (talked with Dave, the guitarist), bought CD, shirt, they played good ole’ fashioned rock music, and I cant wait to see them again.
  • 9/8 – Snow Patrol (Ireland), Augustana (US), Martha Wainwright (UK) -Roseland Ballroom – NYC
  • 9/11 – Starsailor (UK), Peter Walker (LA, CA) – Irving Plaza, NYC
  • 9/12 – Phoenix (France) , La Rocca (Ireland) – Webster Hall, NYC
  • 9/20 – Kasabian (UK), Mew (Denmark), One Thousand Pictures (San Diego) – Webster Hall, NYC
  • 9/26 – Of Montreal (Atlanta, GA) – Irving Plaza, NYC
  • 9/28 – Scissors for Lefty – Mercury Lounge, NYC (CANCELLED) 😦
  • 9/29 – The Long Winters (Seattle, WA), Menomne (Portland, OR), What Made Milwaukee Famous (Austin, TX) – Bowery Ballroom, NYC
  • 10/3 – The Bluetones (UK) – Mercury Lounge, NYC (CANCELLED) 😦
  • 10/5 – Ash (Ireland) – The Annex, NYC
  • 10/10 – Lily Allen (UK), Mark Ronson (DJ’ing) – Hiro Ballroom, NYC
  • 10/11 – Basement Jaxx (UK), The Double (Brooklyn) – Webster Hall, NYC
  • 10/18 – you am i (Australia), Mess Hall (Australia) – mercury lounge, NYC
  • 10/19 – Art Brut (UK), Spinto Band (Delaware), Annuals (Raleigh, NC) – Irving Plaza, NYC
  • 10/23 – The Kooks (UK), Small Sins – Bowery Ballroom, NYC
  • 10/28 – District’s Awake Music Fest (DAMFest) – Pela (NYC), Forget Cassettes (TN), Bishop Allen (NYC) – DC 9 – Washington, DC
  • 10/30 – The Rapture (NYC), The Presets (Australia) – Webster Hall, NYC
  • 11/1 – CMJ Music Festival – 11/4 – Extra Blue Kind (Chicago)
    Absolutely Kosher Records Showcase – Get Him Eat Him (Rhode Island), The Affair (NYC), Chris Garneau (NYC)
  • 11/2 – CMJ – Cale Parks (NYC), Decibully (Wi), Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (MO) and Headlights (IL) – Europa, Brooklyn, NY
  • 11/3 – CMJ – Birdmonster (SF), Sam Champion (NY), The Thermals (Portland, OR) – Studio B, Brooklyn, NY
  • 11/4 – CMJ Morning Show – Takka Takka (NYC), White Whale (KS) – The Annex, NYC
  • 11/4 – CMJ Afternoon Show by Underrated Magazine – The Head Set (NYC), Division Day (LA, CA), Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse, NY), and my beloved Birdmonster (SF) – Sin-e, NYC
  • 11/7 – Placebo (UK), She Wants Revenge (LA, CA) – Nokia Theater, NYC
  • 11/9 – Johnette Napolitano (lead singer of Concrete Blonde) Acoustic (LA, CA) – Joe’s Pub, NYC
  • 11/21 – Under the Influence of Giants (LA, CA), As Tall As Lions (Long Island) – North 6, Brooklyn
  • 12/13 – Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse, NY), Tall Hands (NYC), Muggabear (Brooklyn) and Bound Stems (Chicago) – Sin-e, NYC
  • 12/16 – Carribbean Christmas Gospel Singers – Brooklyn College
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