Wednesday 1/18/2017 Old Style Guitar Shop 510 N Hoover St, Silver Lake, Los Angeles 8pm Rebecca Schiffman (solo) 9pm Adam Schatz (of the band Landlady) Free! All Ages, BYOB
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Tyler Wilcox wrote a great review of the new album for Doom & Gloom From The Tomb.
The vinyl version of my new LP is now available! You can order it online from Fayettenam Records or pick up a copy in Los Angeles or New York at the following stores. Lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve. Rough Trade – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Gnarburger Records – Cypress Park, Los Angeles, CA Permanent […]
I’m playing with my band at this show. Get more details on the Facebook event page. James V on soundcloud.
I’ll be playing a couple of songs at Andre du Bouchet‘s Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There is a Game’s 15th Annual Holiday Special. Tickets available here. With special guests Dana Gould, Dan Cronin (another CONAN writer/performer), Brandon Wardell, Ed Salazar and singer Rebecca Schiffman! Produced by Adam Spiegelman.” Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Nerdmelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA […]
I’m opening for Jeffrey Lewis! Sunday, November 27 The Smell – downtown Los Angeles – 247 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 $10 (tickets here), All Ages 8:30pm Doors 9pm Rebecca Schiffman 10pm Black Yaya 11pm Jeffrey Lewis
Here’s a pic Michael Leviton took of me playing at The Tell at National Sawdust. I also told a story. The whole program, which includes stories from Michael Leviton, Danielle Aykroyd, Rich Benjamin, and Ari Frey, will eventually be released as a podcast.
I will be playing songs and telling a story at volume 12 of The Tell, a night/podcast of music and storytelling curated by Michael Leviton at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. 10/23 8pm (Doors 7:30pm) Tickets $15 – available here. with Michael Leviton, Rich, Benjamin, Danielle Aykryod, and Avi Frey.
KCRW DJ Marion Hodges includes “Rebecca Schiffman” in her best album of the month picks.
My cover of the Squidbillies theme song is now up on youtube along with a behind-the-scenes video of finishing the recording. The episode airs this Sunday at 11:30pm on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network.
My new self-titled album comes out Friday, but you can hear two songs on Bandcamp and pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes.
SMiLE! presents a show at the Alchemy Castle in Hollywood Hills. RSVP to herrneilson at gmail dot com for address. Facebook event here.
I’m playing this Tuesday, accompanied by John MF Anderson on guitar.
I’m very proud to have contributed a version of the theme song for the new season of Squidbillies! That’s what I was working on in the previous post with Money Mark and RC. Other theme song artists this season include Sharon Van Etten, The B52’s, Father John Misty, and Kurt Vile. http://pitchfork.com/news/66475-father-john-misty-sharon-van-etten-kurt-vile-to-cover-squidbillies-theme-song/ Will post the […]
I’ll be playing tomorrow at this Robyn Hitchcock tribute show on the West Side of Los Angeles.
September 2, 2014
8pm – Midnight (I play at 9:30pm)
4089 Lincoln, Blvd
Marina Del Ray, CA 90292
Thank you everyone who came to Desert Nights at the Cactus Lounge in the Standard Hotel on Wednesday. It was my first of hopefully many more shows with Ethan Glazer on bass.
Thank you Larisa for the pic.
I’ll be playing a set on August 6th at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Ethan Glazer will accompany me on bass and vocals.
I made a triptych called “Woodies #2” which will be on view in the historic LAST BRUCENNIAL exhibition opening tonight.
Opening: March 6, 6pm – 10pm
On view: March 7 – April 4
837 Washington Street, Manhattan, NYC
Here are some pics from the beautiful Besant Lodge in Los Angeles where I performed this past Thursday with John Keith and C.C. Carana.
I moved to LA last week.
I will be playing my first OFFICIAL LA show
February 2, 2013
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rebecca Schiffman 7pm
Composer, arranger, and vocal coach Ben Toth was a guest on last weeks episode #307 of Bachelor Pad. Here he is attempting to teach a tone deaf contestant to sing Night Ranger’s Sister Christian. He is wearing the Flower Escutcheon Necklace from Rebecca Schiffman jewelry’s Upper East Side Collection.
Thanks to Walter Schreifels for the shout out in last month’s Alternative Press Magazine!
Too bad we never finished the Pearl Harbor album. Here are some pics of Pearl Harbor in action.
Listen or download for free:
(Wavin’ Like A) Red Flag by Teddy Blanks (feat. Rebecca Schiffman)
And here’s a review of Red Flag, the movie on IndieWire.
I’m very excited to finally be featured in the Carnegie Hill News, the neighborhood newsletter put out by Carnegie Hill Neighbors. I’ve been reading it for years and now my time has come!
Last weekend I performed at a home in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. Scott Jacobson posted video of it HERE. The third song “Song for a Writer” is pretty new, not officially recorded yet.
(That is a paused episode of Bob’s Burgers on the TV)
Artists choose Artists:
A Social Experiment
organized by Charlotte Kidd and James Salomon
Old Stone Boys Club – 938 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Friday 19 August – Sunday 21 August 2011, open 11am – 8pm
Reception for the artists: Friday 19 August, 6 – 8pm
(This exhibition runs for one weekend only)
Directions: >> www.osbch.com <<
A Social Experiment will present the work of six New York artists
alongside one artist of their choosing:
Hunter Barnes with Rebecca Schiffman
Jamie Diamond with Jeff Fichera
Joey Frank with Dustin Yellin
John Gordon Gauld with Rosalie Stone Morris
Nir Hod with Christina Kruse
Wilmot Kidd with Jesse Langille
Jane Moseley with Paige Mead
This is an episode of MIXED TAPES by Michael Melamedoff who I can say from working with him is a very genuine and serious filmmaker.
Today I got a REALLY COOL book!!!!!
This book is the catalog for the 2004 exhibtition”Yves Saint Laurent dialogue avec l’Art” at Fondation Pierre Bergé that chronicled YSL’s “dialogs” with art, beginning in 1965 with a collection of dresses based on Piet Mondrian’s compositions.
I had not known that YSL went on to design pieces inspired by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Bonnard (one of my all-time favs), Léger, and Van Gogh as well as Pop Art and African Art in general.
From a NYTimes article at the time: “But I never compared myself with these artists — that would be pretentious,” said Saint Laurent. “I just tried to be an artist in my own métier.”
Happy with my book and wearing my own Mondrian Cuff.
I got the book at Mast Books on Avenue A and 5th St NYC.
See the IMK Button Bangle in these pics by Matthew Frost, styled by Jennifer Eymere. Buy them here.
So, I went to see Prince at MSG with my friend Jamie a few months ago.
A few things of note happened.
During one song, I saw a couple a few rows in front of us, the man was singing along to the lyrics to his woman. While lip synching he got down on one knee and opened a ring box. Apparently she said yes, because then they were jumping up and down hugging and kissing and we were all clapping.
The most significant thing: I rarely wear high heels, I never learned how to walk in them well, but I once found a pair I love at ARCHE, where my mom and European women buy their shoes. A pair of purple nubuck booties with mirrored wedges. So, I was wearing flats at MSG on this night, but someone else was wearing these very same booties. Prince! I am 99% sure that he was wearing the same ones, and he had a much easier time princing around in them. We both have them in purple, naturally.
So, I’m in a web-commercial for DKNY Intimates. Ry Russo-Young shot me and three other young women in their apartments. Here I am climbing the water tower on my roof. It was scary, in very high heels. In the fourth video still I am playing guitar in my living room but “they”,”dressed” it with their own blankets and put all my parents’ cook books which were neatly shelved in stacks on the ground so it might as well be someone else’s apartment. Oh well. I am wearing all jewelry I made, and my song “Untitled” is the soundtrack.
The fall 2010 issue of TAR Magazine is out now.
Recently, I got to reunite with the main cast of Guild & Greyshkul Gallery (if it had been an office sitcom which ran for five years) to make this fashion photo shoot happen. This spread features six rather mysterious photos but so much work and fun and work that I can’t describe went into them behind the scenes. And I was only there for a portion of the work and fun.
I took a break from playing shows this fall to focus on my jewelry line IMK Jewelry. (Wow, I’ve become the character I was playing/sort of making fun of in Alec Coiro’s musical farce Fashion Party– one of my lines was “Can’t I just focus on my handbag line for now??”) Anyhoo, I’ll be playing shows […]
Paco Rabanne‘s iconic linked dresses are (obviously) a big inspiration for me, so I was extremely pleasantly surprised when I only recently discovered that singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy was featured on the cover of Rabanne’s biography, and was a huge fan of his.
Françoise Hardy was my first, and for a long time, only female influence as a singer-songwriter. I admired her unaffected charmp and aspired to her beautiful music and lyrics. So now, having exhaustively google-image-searched her, I am in awe of her personal fashion style throughout her entire career!
Here are a ton of pictures!
I have learned a lot of new techniques and tips from the talented jewelers who work there.
On Halloween I packed up my workspace at Flux because I am setting up a new studio uptown, which I will post about soon!
Also, one day this dog Noah was there.
Wow, so far this blog seems half about jewelry, half about dogs!
All through his life- even when he was a great man with the world at his feet- he was to feel this gap: something at the bottom of his heart of which he was aware, and ashamed, but which he did not understand…
He was the eldest son, so he was bound to be knighted, but he would not call himself Sir Lancelot. He would call himself the Chevalier Mal Fet- the Ill-Made Knight…
So far as he could see- and he felt that there must be some reason for it somewhere- the boy’s face was as ugly as a monster’s in the King’s menagerie. He looked like an African ape…
His Word was valuable to him not only because he was good but also because he was bad. It is the bad people who need to have principles to restrain them. For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.
-“The Ill-Made Knight” by T.H. White
IMK stands for The Ill-Made Knight, Lancelot’s self-appointed epithet and book three of “The Once and Future King“, T.H. White’s version of the Arthurian legend. For years, I’ve known I wanted to someday have a jewelry line and call it IMK.
He was the eldest son, so he was bound to be knighted, but he would not call himself Sir Lancelot. He would call himself the Chevalier Mal Fet- the Ill-Made Knight…
I wrote and recorded one new song…called PASSING FANTASY recorded with Jay Israelson.
P.S. I meant to post this September 7 when the song came out, oops!
Just shot the new lookbook for my jewelry line IMK. Photos by Brandon Perlman of Katie Daines and Ruby the dog! The pdf and print version was laid out by CHIPS.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE NEW PICS ON THE IMK WEBSITE
(we didn’t even use this picture below, I just think it’s so awesome, I want to make a big poster of it.)
I wrote a new post for the literary website The Nervous Breakdown for the first time in over half a year. If you would like to read about me taking the bus to the library, please click HERE.
Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham’s second feature film, just won Best Picture at the SXSW Film Festival!!!
The Tiny Furniture soundtrack features an original score by Teddy Blanks, my song Aaron, a duet I sing with Teddy called When U Come Home which he wrote especially for the movie, and songs by Domino and Sonia’s Party & The Everyone’s Invited!
You can download the entire soundtrack for FREE!
Lena Dunham Finds her Worth in Tiny Furniture [New York Times]
I have four watercolors on view now in:
THIS IS A PERFORMANCE, a group exhibition curated by SAM GORDON
at ARTIST CURATED PROJECTS featuring work by:
JIBZ CAMERON, JAKE EWERT, DANIEL FEINBERG, KELTIE FERRIS, DAPHNE FITZPATRICK, JACOB ROBICHAUX, REBECCA SCHIFFMAN, A.L. STEINER,
Flyer by Teddy Blanks This Wednesday, December 2, I will be opening again for Teddy Blanks at my new favorite venue, Bar 9, in Hell’s Kitchen. Special guest Annie Ragz will start the night out at 8pm. No Cover. For more details go to the SHOWS page.
The non-profit, artist-run gallery, The Bas-Fisher Invitational, located in Miami and where Javier Hernandez and I had a two-person show in 2006 called ‘Faster Sleeper,’ has just released its first limited edition portfolio of prints by 12 artists, including me.
Below is my two-color silkscreen print. There are many crazy awesome different prints in this portfolio. Contact the gallery to see more.
“Untitled (iPhone)” 2009
From the BFI website:
The first BFI portfolio celebrates the five year anniversary of the BFI. It includes prints by twelve past artists, keeping the edition size small at 15 with 12 artist proofs. All of the proceeds of this benefit will go towards matching the
Last night I was honored to perform at Mitchell-Innes & Nash as part of an evening celebrating the launch of Justine Kurland’s newest photography book ‘This Train is Bound for Glory’ (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2009) as well as the closing of her exhibition of the same name.
Justine Kurland, Ghost Town CSX, 2007
The non-profit Miami-based gallery, The Bas-Fisher Invitational celebrated its 5-year anniversary last night with a benefit and unveiled a limited edition portfolio called ‘Wow We Have Come This Far’ of
Red Bucket Films has posted the first few episodes of The Talk Show and I am the first musical guest! Check it out. I think it’s very funny.
I have decided to start releasing each song as I finish it, as a digital single.
I wrote and recorded this first single, Me and Katie on the U.E.S. a few years ago, and am sending it out to the ever shrinking world of paying-for-music-customers before I finish up some newer stuff. Because I still love this song!
It’s about my best friend Katie and I growing up on the Upper East Side. We grew up in the same building and were in the same class at Spence. In 2006, some NYU kids e-mailed me asking if I would let them engineer a song of mine at the Clive Davis School of Recording for homework. I was saving all my material for my next album (To Be Good for a Day) so I had to come up with something last minute. I wanted to write a song like Stay Free, one of my favorite songs by The Clash, and actually written by lead guitarist Mick Jones. I think (I hope) it ended up sounding a little like The Clash meets Avril Lavigne.
Me and Katie on The U.E.S. credits: Jay Israelson produced and mixed, Ryan Stratton played bass and guitar, Kris King played drums, Rebecca Schiffman wrote words and music and sang and made the little artwork collage, Luke Taylor and Calpin Hoffman engineered.
I’m a pretty slow songwriter, sometimes only writing two a year, so to push myself a little harder, and hopefully improve my songwriting skills, my goal for 2010 is to write, record, and release at least one song every tax quarter. Or, I guess you could say, season.
I’ve felt frustrated and SAD in the past to have sat on some songs for over six years while waiting to have enough material to release a full album. Songs can start to feel stale and by the time the album comes out I no longer want to perform them. I guess I didn’t have to be so tied to it in the first place, but the album for album’s sake format is officially obsolete now that the media on which music is available has totally changed.
So, now I will be able to record each song in its own style, without having to maintain some sort of artificial cohesion with other songs. And each song can have it’s own artwork! Each song will also be the potential ground on which to collaborate with more producers, musicians, and artists.
In the works for the 1st Quarter 2010 release- a collaboration with producers Jay Israelson and Diego Duenas, and artist Michael Q. Shea.
Photo by Stephen Kosloff of me performing in a Chainmaille dress I just made.
On Saturday, September 26, the Red Hook-based gallery and artist collective Kidd Yellin, where I am an “artist-in-residence,” hosted a benefit concert for ShowPaper, a free bi-monthly print-only newspaper which lists all-ages music and art events in the tri-state
SHOWPAPER, the volunteer-run, free, and one-of-a-kind “DIY” newsprint of concert, art, and film listings, will be feted at a benefit starring indie showstoppers on Saturday, September 26th at 7 p.m. in Red Hook’s jaw-dropping Kidd Yellin Gallery and artist collective at 133 Imlay Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
This benefit will immerse its audience in a multimedia blend of art, music and
Tonight only, I will have paintings here:
X INITIATIVE, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY (the former Dia building)
RECEPTION & book release: Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm.
A colony of geodesic domed tents for temporary colonization, squatting, taking over, and making yourself at home in the San Gabriel Mountains.
“This is a Test” a trial run for “This is a Performance” – organized by Sam Gordon
To workshop the exhibition opening at ACP (Los Angeles, 01.23.2010) in one of the tents, a trial balloon, to
Thank you to everyone who came to the show at The Surf Lodge, and thank you Stephanie Gilmore and Ava Warbrick for inviting me to play. Photo by Jay Israelson.
Click HERE to read Brandon Kim’s really funny and nice review of my performance at The Studio@Webster Hall on his IFC blog, The Independent Ear.
Pics of me by Ian Mohr: Hess is More:
Thank you to everyone who came to the Hess is More record release party on Friday. Hess is More and also DJ Fagget Fairys were so insanely awesome that I danced without being drunk. Pic of me at Hess is More Record Release party by Dominic DeJoseph:
Click on the pics to enlarge. [poll id=”2″] For anyone who is curious, the lipsticks are: Red- Shu Uemura RD128 Blue- Shu Umerura BL040 with Shu Uemura Me Blue Drawing Pencil
Wednesday, June 17 – The Studio @ Webster Hall with Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools) and Borrowed Eyes and The Blood Red Road (And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) Friday, June 19 – 92Y Tribeca Hess is More record release party Visit the shows page for details.
Yesterday my recent friend Dar e-mailed me that he found an old photo (pre-digital) he took of a band at a party many years ago and I’m the bass player! I used to play bass in a band called Pearl Harbor and this picture, which he gave me, is from a show at the old Some Records office on West 29th Street in 1999.
So, I’ve gathered up the other few photos I have of us and created a separate photo page for Pearl Harbor. Check us out here. And if anyone out there has more pics of us please let me know.
Thanks to everyone who came to Glasslands Gallery last night. Here are some pics. Photos of me by Katie Wagner Aerial East accompanied by Michael Leviton and Victor Magro
I was in New York Magazine last week. Click below to enlarge or here to go to NY Mag site.
Here is a video interview I did with artist, Dustin Yellin, for ArtObserved. His show ‘Dust in The Brain Attic’ opens tomorrow at Robert Miller Gallery, New York, and if you are in New York it is not to be missed! (April 23, 2009, 6pm – 8pm, 524 West 26th Street, New York, NY)
Thanks to everyone who came to the show at Zebulon last night. Here is a song from the show.
I’ve just posted pics from my recent trip to LA, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. Here I am with Steven Segal’s longjohns from the movie On Deadly Ground at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas. More pics…
My new album “To Be Good for a Day” is now available on CD, with artwork and stuff, at Other Music, one of the last standing record stores in NYC. Pick it up in the store at 15 East 4th Street between Lafayette and Broadway, New York, NY or order online: www.othermusic.com
Directed by Jack Bryan.
Here is the scanned magazine…
Or read my review and many more on the Vice website.
Finally, today marks the official release date for my second album “To Be Good for a Day.” Preview and download it from iTunes!
KNIGHT TIME WITH IMK
Check out my acting debut in the movie, Fashion Party, a musical farce written and directed by Alec Coiro. Go to the website for the trailer and to RSVP for the premiere.
I recently had two little cameos in friends’ music videos. Stayin’ Alive Remix – Directed by Matthew Frost Rory Guinness – Sportscar
It was a lot of fun. Photos by David Benjamin Sherry