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Week in Rock: Shake Your Halo Edition

<strong>Shudder to Think: Live from Bowery</strong><p>Wednesday night Shudder to Think played for one-night-only at Bowery Ballroom, in celebration of their latest live release, appropriately titled <em>Live from Home</em>—rumor has it this could have been <a href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/09/shudder_to_thin_7.html">their final show</a>, but let's hope not. Opening the night were Blame the Patient and Philly duo Pattern is Movement. The latter put on a great set as usual, even treating the crowd to a d'Angelo cover with plenty of high falsettos. As for the main attraction, guitarist Nathan Larson was absent, with <a href="http://gothamist.com/2009/09/02/craig_wedren_interview.php">frontman Craig Wedren</a> saying he was busy with his wife and their band A Camp. He did, however, bring out original STT guitarist Chris Matthews. <a href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/09/shudder_to_thin_8.html">Brooklyn Vegan</a> has more photos and the setlist from the night.</p>


<strong>Sound Fix Reopens in New Location</strong><p>Following at least of year of troubles at their old location, brought on by some <a href="http://gothamist.com/2008/04/18/sound_fix_shuts.php">well-connected neighbors</a>, Sound Fix was forced to move. Which they now <em>finally</em> have! They're just a short walk away from the old location, on Berry Street at North 11th. The old space was cozier, with the Lounge in the back serving up coffee, spirits and live music—but word is they'll somehow incorporate the latter into the new set-up. Follow along with their progress <a href="http://twitter.com/soundfix">on Twitter</a>.</p><p>Elsewhere in the 'Burg, Bowery Presents has taken the booking reigns <a href="http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2009/09/brooklyn_bowl_b.php">Brooklyn Bowl</a>. That's one way of dealing with the competition!</p>


<strong>TV on the Radio to Tune Out For Year</strong><p>Following the end of their tour, beloved Brooklyn band TV on the Radio has announced they'll be taking a year off. Frontman Tunde Adebimpe explained, "We've decided to take, well, the going theory is to take about a year off, because you have to go and live a life and change things up." He also noted "cabin fever" setting in over the past few months on the tour bus. Some of the band will be releasing solo work in the future; Kyp Malone is releasing an album under the name Rain Machine on the 22nd of this month, and <a href="http://www.nme.com/news/tv-on-the-radio/47130">NME reports</a> that Dave Sitek is working on a release with Brooklyn-based Pink Noise.</p>



<strong>Jay-Z Will Answer The Call</strong><br/>On Monday, Jay-Z announced he would headline a September 11 concert at Madison Square Garden, with 100% of ticket and merchandise proceeds benefitting the <a href="http://www.answerthecall.org/">New York Police &amp; Fire Widows' &amp; Children's Benefit Fund</a>. The rapper said, "This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City. We are asking everyone to 'answer the call' and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives. There is a true camaraderie and resiliency this city showed the world in 2001 and we continue that today by taking care of our own." More <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&amp;q=jay-z&amp;search.x=35&amp;search.y=13">ticket info here</a>.<br/>