Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is coming to the Trocadero this weekend. The soulful “New Shoes” singer is touring North America to bring some stateside support to his latest album, Caustic Love, a work that The Guardian calls an “impressive set of Motown-influenced hits.” One of the newest songs from the album here:
Hoboken trio Yo La Tengo is hitting the road for a mini-tour that celebrates the 30th anniversary of their very first show, which took place on December 2, 1984. The four-night tour kicks off at New York’s Town Hall on December 3rd, and culminates here at home, at The Trocadero Theatre on Saturday, December 6th.
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Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were all set to take off on a live tour of their show in March, when they suddenly had to postpone after the announcement was made that Comedy Central was picking up their series for a second season. Great news for them, but a major bummer for all of us who had tickets to see them at the Trocadero. Well, friends, our fortunes have turned around, because it was just announced that the tour will roll out in November, with a stop at the Trocadero on the 5th.
All tickets for the originally scheduled show will be honored, and there are still some left, going at $25 a pop. Click here to snag one, I have a feeling they won’t be available for long.
Pint-sized country singer Hunter Hayes has a lofty goal: He wants to beat the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. So on May 9th he’s kicking off the “Hunter Hayes 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger” tour. He begins in New York City at 8 a.m. on the set of Good Morning America. From there he’ll hit the road, playing ditties in nine other cities (listed below) before he hits his final stop — a sold-out show at Philly’s Trocadero — at 5 a.m. on May 10th.
Standup comedian Rob Delaney performed an electrifying, sold-out set at the Trocadero on Friday. Before he went on stage, though, I had a chance to chat with him in his dressing room, where I found him practically main-lining pizza and Coke. Delaney’s humor hinges on his enthusiasm for all things disgusting and weird, so I took a cue, shooting him some of the oddest questions I could think of. Here’s how things went down:
Los Angeles-based standup comedian Rob Delaney is bringing his signature absurd, disgusting shtick to the Trocadero on Friday, March 28th. He’s been called the funniest person on Twitter by Rolling Stone and Comedy Central. His tweets cover a range of topics from convincing us he’s not a virgin to timely political commentary to some truly nauseating quips about his neighbor Karen.
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Person: Goldi Fox, 24
Place: The Trocadero, Friday night
Thing: Performing with the Peek-a-Boo Revue burlesque show
How did you decide on your stage name? My grandma’s name was Sylvia, and her sister’s name was Goldi. Also, my mom’s imaginary friend growing up was Foxi. So I took a family name and added “Fox.”
How long have you been with Peek-A-Boo? Two years in March.
How did you get into burlesque? I was going to the University of the Arts for modern dance and decided to take a semester off and move to Paris. When I was there, I discovered it all, going to Crazy Horse and Moulin Rouge and the Louvre to research art history. I like to sing and dance and act, and burlesque offers all that to me.
Was it weird being so, uh, exposed at first? It sort of depends on the theater. On a big stage like the Troc, there are so many people that it’s equivalent to zero. But it’s different in an intimate venue. Dancers look at their bodies differently; you either cherish it or you’re modest. I’ve definitely never been modest.
You have your Valentine’s Day show coming up. We usually do some kind of lovey-dovey burlesque sweetheart show. We’re twisting it this time: It’s going to be called “Fatal Follies” — a deadly twist on that woman you’re infatuated with.