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AC Newman and Bill Fay In A Post-Apocalyptic-Cable-TV-World

By Gerard on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

(above : this is either a promotional still from “The Walking Dead” or a photo from last April’s Record Store Day — I can’t find my notes!)

TONIGHT ON AMC : you can hear AC Newman’s version of Bill Fay’s “Be Not So Fearful” on season 4, episode 15 of “The Walking Dead”.

‘The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2′
is out Tuesday on Republic Records.

Yo La Tengo and AC Newman Attempt To Extract Your Cash For WFMU

By Gerard on Monday, March 11th, 2013

(above : James and Ira, struggling gamely with Silver Convention’s “San Francisco Hustle”.  Photo courtesy WFMU)

Venerable WFMU, oft-hailed as the finest listener supported free-form station in the world (or alternately, “almost as good as WSOU”) is in the midst of their annual fundraising marathon. Though there’s prizes & premiums galore, your real reward is an astonishing amount of live and archived material the station makes available over the airwaves, online, and soon, via mental telepathy (this is only part of reason why they spent two weeks a year shaking you down).

Yo La Tengo’s vaunted covers-for-cash performances during the WFMU marathon are a 17 year tradition, as Ira Kaplan points out, and this Thursday at 9am EST, not even a concert tour of Germany will  stop Ira, Georgia, James and longtime associate Bruce Bennett from once again, murdering the classics (and perhaps the not-so-classic.)  This will mark the first time Yo La Tengo have done their covers-for-WFMU broadcast from a remote location (or if  you prefer, Berlin), and you’ll undoubtedly want to remember that for some kind of Matador Trivia Night we intend to hold in lieu of a company Xmas party later in the year (more on this later — it’s a sensitive subject).

In addition, A.C. Newman will throw himself into the entertainment firestorm that is Tom Scharpling’s “The Best Show On WFMU”, tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

A.C. Newman on NPR’s World Cafe today

By Hector on Thursday, February 7th, 2013

(photo by Noah Kalina)

During his last jaunt across these United States, A.C. Newman swung by Philadelphia’s WXPN to record a session for the World Cafe program. The fruits of that session will finally be yours to enjoy today at 2:00PM EST. If you would like to partake of said fruits, click on over to the WXPN website, or check World Cafe’s website to see if one of the over 200 stations that airs the show is in your neck of the woods, OR listen to the audio stream on NPR’s site later in the day, OR if you live in the lovely city of Philadelphia you can tune in at 88.5FM.

Mr. Newman’s most recent album, Shut Down The Streets, is available for a variety of reasonable prices on a variety of equally reasonable formats on our webstore.

A.C. Newman – “I’m Not Talking” video

By Gabe on Friday, November 30th, 2012

Today Pitchfork debuts the first video from A.C. Newman’s album Shut Down The Streets (album available for purchase), a brilliantly subtle, hilarious take on “I’m Not Talking” (directed by The General Assembly):

A.C. Newman on The Current tomorrow morning

By Hector on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

That’s right, everyone: you too can start your Friday morning off right with an A.C. Newman live session on Twin Cities radio titan The Current. I doubt they’ll Shut Down The Streets for it, but it’s sure to be pretty special nonetheless. The session airs at 8:30AM EDT/7:30AM CDT; listen at 89.3FM in Minneapolis and/or St. Paul, or listen online by clicking here.

Be sure to catch A.C. Newman in St. Paul TONIGHT at the Turf Club, or at one of the other dates below:

November
Thursday 01 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Friday 02 - Winnipef, MB – West End Cultural Center
Saturday 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Monday 05 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Tuesday 06 – Calgary, AB – The Republik
Thursday 08 – Vacouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Friday 09 - Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Saturday 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Monday 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Tuesday 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
Wednesday 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

A.C. Newman – La Blogotheque session, featuring Neko Case, debuts

By Gabe on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Today La Blogotheque and The AV Club bring us a stunning live performance session from A.C. Newman. The session – featuring guest vocalist Neko Case (who features prominently on the new, must-own Newman record Shut Down The Streets) – was shot at Old Soul Studios in the woods of Catskill, New York.

A.C. Newman is on the road now:

October
Wednesday 24 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
Thursday 25 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Friday 26 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Saturday 27 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Monday 29 – St Louis, MO – Duck Room
Tuesday 30 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

November
Thursday 01 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Friday 02 - Winnipef, MB – West End Cultural Center
Saturday 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Monday 05 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Tuesday 06 – Calgary, AB - The Republik
Thursday 08 – Vacouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Friday 09 - Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Saturday 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Monday 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Tuesday 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
Wednesday 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

A.C. Newman on WFMU’s Cherry Blossom Clinic tomorrow

By Hector on Friday, October 12th, 2012

I’m not generally in the business of imploring people, but I’ll make an exception just this once to implore you to tune in to tomorrow’s installment of The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T. for a live session by Woodstock, NY’s favorite Canadian songsmith, A.C. Newman. Mr. Newman and his band will be performing songs from his most recent album, the just-released Shut Down The Streets. Set your controls for 91.1FM or wfmu.org to listen in.

Purchase your very own copy of Shut Down The Streets at the Matastore.

See it live in the following cities:

10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

*with special guest Harriet

A.C. Newman
at Facebook
@acnewman – Twitter
ACNewman.net (official site)

Say hello to ‘Shut Down The Streets’

By Robby on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

He’s done it again and we’re all better off for it, A.C. Newman’s new solo effort, ‘Shut Down The Streets‘ is out today!

Last night he rang in the album’s release with a short set and release party at Brooklyn’s Rock Shop (BrooklynVegan got the photos) and tonight he’ll be on the Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling. Tune in!

Catch Carl on tour:

10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

*with special guest Harriet

A.C. Newman
at Facebook
@acnewman – Twitter
ACNewman.net (official site)

 

Hear A.C. Newman’s ‘Shut Down The Streets’ a week before it’s out

By Robby on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

It’s out October 9, but today you get a first listen at A.C. Newman’s third solo effort ‘Shut Down The Streets’ Do yourself a favor and check out what in our completely unbiased opinion we believe to be 10 of the best songs ever put to tape. Then, do your friends a favor and send them this link. Carl, via a blogging on the Huffington Post, sez:

Here is my album, Shut Down The Streets. Maybe you know me from The New Pornographers, and you may recognize Neko Case’s voice in these songs, you may even think “This one sounds so much like a New Pornographers song” and you may ask yourself “Who the hell are the New Pornographers?” All that aside, this album is all about birth, death, happiness and sadness, chronicling a time in my life where all those things had to learn to coexist side by side. There was that and a sudden obsession with the song “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty. That led to an obsession with the psychedelic sounds of the late 70s singer songwriter. So my most personal songs ever somehow made the most sense when I played them in a mutated version of an outdated style from my childhood. That’s just how things go.

You can own ‘Shut Down The Streets’ on the LP, CD or digital formats next Tuesday. Grab it at The Matador Store (first 300 LP’s are on green vinyl) or at your favorite music retailler.

See it live:

10/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop (FREE RECORD RELEASE PARTY - a live performance, full album playback, drink specials, album giveaways, + more!)

10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/26 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Canada @ Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series)*
11/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*

*with special guest Harriet

A.C. Newman
at Facebook
@acnewman – Twitter
ACNewman.net (official site)

(‘Shut Down The Streets’ is coming out in

 

 

AC Newman – Brooklyn Record Release Gig/Party, October 8

By Gerard on Friday, September 28th, 2012
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“Want You To Know”: A Short Film By James Blose set to the music of A.C. Newman’s ‘Shut Down The Streets’

Do I need to repeat the information listed above?  Quite possibly, if your eyesight sucks or you don’t have one of those new fancy Retina displays (HINT HINT).  On Monday, October 8 our good friends at Brooklyn Vegan are presenting a bash to commemorate the following day’s U.S. release of AC Newman‘s ‘Shut Down The Streets’ at The Rock Shop (249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn).    The evening is said to feature “a live performance, full album playback, drink specials, album giveaways, + more!” and I don’t know about you, but it’s the whole, ” + more!” portion of the pitch that really has my curiosity piqued.   Surely a free AC Newman show would be enough to get you out of the house.  Throw in the drink specials, swag giveaways, etc. and this already sounds too good to be true.  But “more”?   Either we’re promising more than one mere record release party can possibly deliver (hey, it wouldn’t be the first time) or this truly is the can’t miss event of early October, 2012 (in Brooklyn.  on weeknights). I don’t think you wanna risk missing out on the latter. And the former already sounded pretty good to me.  In fact, if I see you there, I’ll personally buy you a drink (keep in mind the room might be quite dark and my eyesight sucks).

You can score a free ticket to the 10/8 party by purchasing ‘Shut Down The Streets’ at one of the following NYC area independent shops.  The following stores will have the LP/CD in stock the weekend prior :

Other Music
Generation/Bleecker
Academy
Sound Fix
Ear Wax
Halcyon
Permanent
In Living Stereo
Rebel Rebel
Co Op

“Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns” (192 kbps MP3)

Pre-order ‘Shut Down The Streets’ on the LP, CD or digital formats from The Matador Store (first 300 LP’s are on colored vinyl)


A.C. Newman
at Facebook
@acnewman – Twitter
ACNewman.net (official site)