news archive

Upcoming Live Radio Peformances

17 January 2016

Two opportunities for a first listen to EverybodyEverybody!

more

2015: A year in review

17 January 2016

We could never have imagined that, after 18 years together, 2015 would be among the most eventful and exciting years in the history of The Sharp Things. Here’s a recap.

more

Exclusive download of our latest single from WXPN

9 March 2015

Visit XPN’s The Key to download “Union Chapel,” the second single from our latest LP, Adventurer’s Inn, presented exclusively by Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5.

more

The Sharp Things on tour with The Church next month!

11 February 2015

The Church have invited The Sharp Things to open for them on 10 dates of their upcoming U.S. tour!

more

The Sharp Things to perform live on air Feb. 6 on WTMD-FM Baltimore

12 January 2015

WTMD 89.7 Towson University

WTMD-FM 89.7, a listener-sponsored public radio station located on the campus of Towson University in suburban Baltimore, Maryland, has had “Love Me Indigo,” the first single from Adventurer’s Inn, in heavy rotation since last November. Now the station, which covers the entire Baltimore area from D.C. to the Pennsylvania line and beyond, has invited The Sharp Things as a performer on Live Lunch, a weekly live performance broadcast that airs Fridays at 12:00pm.

more

Dive Records Exclusive: The Best of The Sharp Things!

25 December 2014

The Sharp Things, Selected Songs 2002-2014

Dive Records today released Selected Songs 2002-2014, a collection of 17 band and fan favorites from our six studio LPs and one live album! Available as a digital album exclusively from Dive, Selected Songs can be downloaded here.

more

"Sharp Sounds!" playlist debuts on Spotify

20 December 2014

Check out and follow Sharp Sounds! our new Spotify playlist, featuring an eclectic selection of our favorite music, old and new!

more

Fingertips Music Premieres "Everything Breaks!"

20 December 2014

We are happy to announce the premiere of “Everything Breaks,” the opening track from The Sharp Things’ latest long player, Adventurer’s Inn, on Fingertips Music.

more

Adventurer's Inn Released Today!

2 December 2014

more

Tickets on sale now for Tuesday's Mercury Lounge celebration

28 November 2014

Mercury Lounge photo by Adam Kanemacchia

This Tuesday, The Sharp Things celebrate the release of Adventurer’s Inn, the third in the Dogs Of Bushwick album series, with a gala event featuring four of NYC’s best acts: Ward White (6:30), Tenterhooks (7:30), Edward Korft (9:30) and Sun Nectar (10:30).

The Sharp Things will hit the stage sharply at 8:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now

LImited-edition Adventurer’s Inn CDs will be on sale Tuesday during the show. The album can also be pre-ordered via our online store.

more

Pre-order Adventurer's Inn from our Bandcamp store

28 November 2014

Adventurer’s Inn, the third in the Dogs Of Bushwick album series, will be officially released this Tuesday, December 2. Pre-order it now and get three song downloads immediately; the remainder will be delivered to you on Tuesday.

more

"My Hero": A tribute to Steve Gonzalez

24 November 2014

Perry Serpa is guest editor of MAGNET Magazine’s web site this week. Two posts about his “favorite things” will appear every day until Sunday.

In his first post, Perry thanked MAGNET. This is his second for today.

more

MAGNET features The Sharp Things — Perry Serpa is Guest Editor this week!

24 November 2014

MAGNET feature on The Sharp Things

A lengthy, in-depth feature on The Sharp Things appeared this morning on MAGNET’s web site, the first in a series of TST-related posts that will roll out this week as bandleader Perry Serpa assumes the prestigious Guest Editor role for magnetmagazine.com.

more

The Big Takeover Loves The Sharp Things!

7 November 2014

In the new issue, Jack Rabid reviews both our new album and a recent show!

more

New Sharp Things concert recording by NYCtaper

6 October 2014

Concert archivist NYCtaper has made available the complete performance by The Sharp Things on September 11, 2014, at Mercury Lounge.

more

R.I.P. Steve Gonzalez

11 September 2014

Today we lost more than a drummer, more than a friend. We lost a great man, the heart and soul of The Sharp Things. It hurts so much. Godspeed.

Steve Gonzalez

more

The Sharp Things release first live album

27 March 2014

In our 16+ years together, and after hundreds of live shows, The Sharp Things have never released a live album — until now!

Recorded by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Jon D’uva during the band’s September 26, 2013, performance at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO Brooklyn, Live At Galapagos Art Space is a nine-song retrospective of our career — and a glimpse of our future.

more

Video: "Light In My Harbor"

17 March 2014



Official music video from the album The Truth Is Like The Sun (Dive, 2013). Music and lyrics by Perry Serpa © 2013 Arbor Close Music/ASCAP. Buy this song here!

more

Please Help The Sharp Things Get On With It Already!

23 February 2014

Dear Friends & Family, Far and Wide:

Most of you getting this far have some idea who The Sharp Things are, but just in case, we’re a multi-member, indie-pop group with a bit of an orchestral thing going on. We’ve been around for about 17 years and we’re still going strong. With your help, we could go stronger…

You see, a few years ago we set out, with prior help from our good peeps, to build upon a vision we had for a 4-album series, meaning 4 separate records rolled out in relatively quick succession as opposed to the usual few years wait we’ve had between our albums to-date.

Well, we’ve been 1/2 successful! Meaning, we’ve put out 2 albums already, both of which have been critically acclaimed AND we’ve been able to make a handful of videos, manufacture CDs and pay the people who have worked so hard and so closely with us to make these records.

Unfortunately, we’ve hit a wall and we find ourselves poor again, with 2 full albums to go, some great songs, some awesome ideas and lots of enthusiasm. We really need your help to get on with it. If you would consider just a small contribution (although we certainly won’t turn away big ones) you’d be helping this rather large group realize some rather big dreams.

With the money, we’d be able to finish up the 2 remaining albums, create a 4-vinyl LP set which would be released in early 2015, create a great video or two and maybe even do some small touring jaunts. The uptake for the first 2 albums in the series has been so positive and with the means to keep going, you would be helping us step up and step out even further!

The overall goal for this Indiegogo campaign is $20,000

We’re promising some awesome perks (see below) if you can contribute, but if you can’t help us with a contribution, we would be so appreciative if you would just pass the word along, perhaps to a few people who would be free to contribute. And of course, “liking” us on Facebook or following us on Twitter is always great.

Thank you so much for your time.
Perry

more

The Sharp Things' Favorite Music of 2013

17 December 2013

T’is the season of lists, they say. Click through for the albums and songs that rocked our world this year!

more

Video: "Homeless" [Live at Galapagos]

17 December 2013

The Sharp Things perform “Homeless” at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, September 26, 2013. Video by Art & Industry. Live sound by Jon D’uva. Buy this song: http://shop.thesharpthings.com/track/homeless

more

MAGNET premieres The Truth Is Like The Sun

9 December 2013

The good folks at MAGNET give The Sharp Things big love with an exclusive premiere of our new album. Check it out, if you will.

Exclusive album stream of The Truth Is Like The Sun by The Sharp Things on magnetmagazine.com

more

The Truth Is Like The Sun released today!

26 November 2013

Click through for more places to buy our new album!

more

Listen to the first single from our next album!

8 November 2013

“Can’t Get Started” is the first song and first single from The Truth Is Like The Sun, the second album in the Dogs Of Bushwick series, out September 26 on Dive Records. Check it out!

more

"Demon Of Love" live at Mercury Lounge

6 November 2013

Thanks to Dave A for capturing a joyful moment. This song is from our 2002 album Here Comes The Sharp Things.

Update: Several photos of this show have been added to a public Facebook album. No login required.

more

Tickets on Sale Now for The Sharp Things at Mercury Lounge NYC November 5

11 October 2013

Our comeback show at Galapagos was a smashing success, so we’re doing it again, this time at NYC’s Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale now. Also appearing on this date are our good friends in Tuff Sunshine. A good time is guaranteed!

Mercury Lounge

more

The Sharp Things live and interviewed today on Breakthru Radio

9 October 2013

Airing today, the latest edition of DJ Jack Rabid’s “Rabid Sessions At Pancake Studios” on BreakThru Radio features an extensive interview with singer/songwriter Perry Serpa and lead guitarist Jim Santo, as well as live in-studio performances, selections from our albums and more. Tune in now or anytime!

Click “more” to see the playlist.

more

"Lament / A Million Things" live at Galapagos

28 September 2013

Thanks to our friend Dave Arbiter for this great clip of the show!

more

The Sharp Things are back

27 September 2013

The Sharp Things Concert at Galapagos Art Space, September 26, 2013. Photo by Maryam Zedah

For more photos, visit the event page on Facebook!

more

WNYC's Soundcheck premieres our new single!

26 September 2013

Tune in to WNYC this morning to hear “Can’t Get Started,” the first single from our upcoming album The Truth Is Like The Sun — and then visit Soundcheck to download it!

more

Video: "Blame The Bankers"

18 September 2013

OWS footage courtesy of Dana H. Glazer and Parents of the Revolution

more

Marking OWS anniversary, The Big Takeover premieres "Blame The Bankers" video

17 September 2013

Today is the second anniversary of the occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and the birth of the Occupy movement. It was a “big takeover” for sure, so it’s fitting that BigTakeover.com chose today to premiere our new video for “Blame The Bankers,” the opening song from our latest album, Green Is Good. We’ll post it here soon, but you can click over there to watch it now.

Occupy Wall Street

more

The Sharp Things Concert at Galapagos Art Space Sept 26

3 September 2013

It’s our first show in three years — get your tickets now

The Sharp Things Concert at Galapagos Art Space

more

Green Is Good CDs have arrived!

30 July 2013

We pressed these up for backers of our Kickstarter campaign, but there will be a very limited quantity for sale on Bandcamp and (if there are any left) at our big comeback show September 26 at Galapagos Art Space. Another good reason to get your tickets now!

The Green Is Good CD

The Green Is Good CD inside

more

Come to the show!

29 July 2013

Tickets are on sale now! More entertaining than a piece of wood!

more

Tickets on sale now for first Sharp Things concert in three years!

19 July 2013

Yes, we are really going through with it! Buy your tickets now for our show on Thursday, September 26 at the fabulous Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s going to a spectacular, two-hour career retrospective featuring a cast of thousands. Don’t miss it!

The Sharp Things Concert at Galapagos Art Space, 9/26/13

more

The Sharp Things' group therapy

3 May 2013

Official video for “Goodbye To Golders Green” from the album Green Is Good, released February 26, 2013 on Dive Records.

Buy this song – name your price

Music and lyrics by Perry Serpa. Video by Alex Brown. Starring The Sharp Things. Special guest star: Roger Feldman as Himself. Thanks Roger!

more

Green Is Good now available from major online retailers

1 May 2013

Green Is Good, the fourth LP by The Sharp Things, and the first in the four-album Dogs Of Bushwick series, is now available as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon.com and eMusic.

We hope to see the album on streaming services like Spotify and Rdio shortly. Green Is Good can also be purchased directly from us via our Bandcamp store.

The Sharp Things, Green Is Good album cover [front]

more

New Video: Back Down The Rabbit Hole!

22 March 2013

LET’S DANCE!

Official video for “Back Down The Rabbit Hole” from the album Green Is Good, released February 26, 2013 on Dive Records.

Buy this song this song – name your price: http://shop.thesharpthings.com/track/back-down-the-rabbit-hole-2 – name your price!

Music and lyrics by Perry Serpa. Video by Jim Santo. Band photos by Alex Brown. Clips by VideoBlocks, Videvo, Video Copilot and Beachfront B-Roll.

more

American Songwriter premieres Laura Cantrell duet

15 March 2013

Perry Serpa and Laura Cantrell at The Kennel Recording Studio

The respected national magazine celebrates the musical pairing of Perry Serpa and noted country singer Laura Cantrell — and includes an audio player so you can hear the tune. Check it out — and click through to learn more about the wonderful Ms. Cantrell!

more

Blurt premieres new Sharp Things video!

7 March 2013

On the heels of last week’s awesome review of Green Is Good, by John B. Moore, the popular music webzine Blurt debuts our new video for “Goodbye To Golders Green” — starring The Sharp Things and Perry’s real-life therapist, Roger Feldman.

We’ll post the video here soon, but today you gotta go over to Blurt to check it out. Do it, you won’t regret it!

more

The Sharp Things featured in MAGNET magazine!

1 March 2013

The new issue of MAGNET magazine includes a great interview of Perry Serpa by Jud Cost. That’s fairly awesome. Out now, wherever fine music publications are sold. (Look for a rather debonair Devandra Banhart on the cover.)

The Sharp Things featured in MAGNET magazine #96, March 2013

more

Green Is Good released today!

26 February 2013

The first Sharp Things album in six years is now on sale. Name your price!

more

Green Is Good streaming now on AOL Spinner

25 February 2013

The first album of The Sharp Things’ four-album series, Green Is Good, is set for official release tomorrow, but you can stream or buy here, right now, thanks to the good graces of AOL Spinner!

more

MAGNET readers vote GREEN IS GOOD most anticipated new release!

22 February 2013

We have the BEST FANS IN THE WORLD! Please vote here to keep us on top all weekend!

Love, The Sharp Things

The Sharp Things' Green Is Good wins Magnet Magazine reader's poll

more

Green Is Good album art

12 December 2012

Check out the front cover of our new album, to be released February 26, 2012!

The Sharp Things, Green Is Good album cover

Click through to see more Green Is Good album art…

more

Green Is Good Mixed & Ready To Master!

4 December 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL! Green Is Good, first in our Dogs Of Bushwick album series, is fully mixed & ready to master.

We are on track for a Feb 26, 2013, release of our first album in more than five years!

Green Is Good album art

more

The Sharp Things Announce New Album Series, Dogs Of Bushwick

11 November 2012

Side One, Green Is Good, To Be Released February 26, 2013

Press Conference Proves A Miserable Failure, Band Bounces Back With Black Sabbath Cover

New Yawk, NY: This city’s preeminent orch-pop band, The Sharp Things, announce plans to release Dogs Of Bushwick, an album series to start roll out on February 26, 2013, with its first installment, Green Is Good.

The band’s core members, singer/songwriter/pianist Perry Serpa, guitarists Jim Santo and Michelle Caputo, violist Aisha Cohen, violinist Andrea Dovalle, bassist James Pertusi and newest member, flutist/keyboardist Adrienne Day, congregated for a press conference in downtown Manhattan at the end of September to make the official release announcement, (drummer Steve Gonzalez, in absentia), but production issues, stupid questions, low turnout and cream pies rendered it ineffective. Here’s what went down anyway…

more

Our pledge drive is over!

20 September 2010

Thanks to the incredibly generous support of the greatest fans in the world, we have raised almost $4000 to fund the recording of our fourth album! This will finance many, many weeks of studio time and ensures that our next recording will be the very best it can be.

more

Help The Sharp Things make their next record!

27 July 2010

You can help us finish this record by pledging $20 or more at Kickstarter. Our goal is to raise $2500 by Sept. 15. If we don’t make our goal, we won’t get a dime, so please contribute!


more

The Sharp Things celebrate 30 years of The Big Takeover, July 31 at The Bell House!

13 July 2010

We are honored to have been invited by Jack Rabid, founder, editor and publisher of The Big Takeover, to help celebrate his magazine’s 30th anniversary with a blow-out, two-day festival of music at The Bell House in Brooklyn. This will surely be among the outstanding concert events of the summer!

more

The Sharp Things at Southpaw tonight, April 20

20 April 2010

Brooklyn venue hosts TST for first time in seven years!

more

Le Poisson Rouge next week!

18 March 2010

The Sharp Things return with an all-new set of all-new songs.

more

Slide show: The Sharp Things at Joe's Pub

1 July 2009

Click through to see photos of our June 29 performance.

more

Joe's Pub this Monday!

27 June 2009

It’s not too late to reserve your tickets for our June 29 show at Joe’s Pub. Doors are 6 pm, our friends Sangsara open at 7 and we play at 8. See you there!

more

3 big shows in June!

29 May 2009

Rock The Mountain Festival, Highline Ballroom and Joe’s Pub all slated for next month – wow.

more

The Sharp Things play Mercury Lounge Feb. 9

2 January 2009

Tickets on sale now!

more

The Sharp Things on Breakthruradio.com

11 August 2008

Visit BTR now and click on “The Big Takeover” show to hear “Through With Love” from our third LP.

more

THE SHARP THINGS TO PLAY WITH CATHERINE WHEEL'S ROB DICKINSON

18 June 2008

THE SHARP THINGS will take a brief hiatus from their hiatus to play a special show this Monday in support of their friend, CATHERINE WHEEL’S ROB DICKINSON!

more

Video: Dave Derby sings "Hard Life"

25 April 2008

A tender rendition of one of our favorite tunes from Foxes & Hounds.

more

Jenny!

18 April 2008

Jenny Arrigo KILLED “Cruel Thing” at our “Last Schmaltz” show last month at The Zipper Factory. Check out the video!

more

Zipper Factory slide show

17 April 2008

Screen grabs and stills from our “Last Schmaltz” show at The Zipper Factory last month.

more

There will be violins!

21 March 2008

Franz Nicolay of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady performed The Sharp Things’ unofficial theme song last night at The Zipper Factory. See the video!

more

The Greatest (and Last?) Sharp Things Show Ever!

16 March 2008

In a bid to recharge our batteries, focus on recording new songs and relocate the fun that we’re sure we left around here somewhere, The Sharp Things are taking an indefinite break from live performance.

more

Better late than never

8 March 2008

“If I were David Dye, I’d be euphoric and obsessive about promoting A Moveable Feast, because this is David Dye’s kind of music.” — Joseph Kyle, Press Play, Record

more

Run, don't walk...

29 February 2008

...to your local bookseller or magazine stand and pick up a copy of the new MAGNET magazine. We’re in it.

more

Songza recommends TST's "An Ocean"

17 January 2008

Songza’s gotten a fair bit of attention, praise and traffic since launching last November, so this should bring us welcome exposure.

more

Joe's Pub Tomorrow Night!

17 January 2008

In the NYC area this Friday? Don’t get shut out—please buy tickets now!

more

Press darlings again

9 January 2008

An eventful day, as two nice mentions appear in The Aquarian (NJ) and The Austinist (Texas).

more

Boston Herald digs The Sharp Things

6 January 2008

We’re on their list of the “best overlooked” CDs of 2007.

more

Next show: Joe's Pub, Friday January 18

4 January 2008

We return to Joe’s with a new set of songs — and no opening act!

more

Sharp Things MP3s now on Amazon

2 January 2008

Visit Amazon now to purchase any and all tracks from our first three studio albums — or get entire albums for just $9.99.

more

JamNow photos and audio downloads

1 January 2008

Check out some photos of last month’s webcast while listening to a free download of “The Suicide Bombers.”

more

A look back at 2007

31 December 2007

It’s been a great year for The Sharp Things, so let’s have a look back, shall we? We shall.

more

Facebook group open for...whatever

19 December 2007

Throw a sheep at The Sharp Things!

more

First two Sharp Things albums now streaming

18 December 2007

Foxes & Hounds and Here Comes The Sharp Things are now available for your listening pleasure on our Discography page.

more

Uncensored interview

11 December 2007

See and hear The Sharp Things up close and personal via the wonderfulness that is Uncensored Interview.

more

Holy cow! Another new little Sharp Thing!

4 December 2007

Meet Erin Monica Serpa

more

Great new review of A Moveable Feast

29 November 2007

“A very ambitious project, but the band easily achieve their ambition by creating such intelligent and creative music which, speaking seriously, is of a quality to rival and even outshine many songwriters and musicians considerably more famous. Very talented and with the rare ability to appeal equally to underground and mainstream music listeners.”

more

Say hello to the newest Sharp Thing!

20 November 2007

Helene Smolenski is born.

more

Knitting Factory video clip

14 November 2007

A little taste of what you may have missed last night.

more

Sharp Things in the New York Post!

11 November 2007

“Hauling enough instruments to shame a philharmonic, they’ll take the Knitting Factory stage on Tuesday night to make a joyful noise that eludes easy description.”

more

Knitting Factory tickets on sale now

10 November 2007

Don’t miss next Tuesday’s show — we won’t.

more

50 More Lines Over Google Street

26 October 2007

More search results that have nothing to do with a certain orch-pop band from Brooklyn.

more

A show! A show!

21 October 2007

Your favorite orchestral-pop band plays The Knitting Factory NYC on November 13.

more

Haystack love

9 October 2007

Slide show and playlist placement for your favorite orch-pop band.

more

The Sharp Things make the Top 10

8 October 2007

Dagger zine names its Top 10 songs by The Sharp Things. What are they?

more

Kevin O'Hara R.I.P.

24 September 2007

We’ve lost a dear friend.

more

Popmatters review

21 September 2007

“The third album from New York’s 11-piece symphonic-pop ensemble serves up an eclectic banquet of darkly atmospheric chamber-pop and cool lounge-swing to an often dazzling effect.”

more

"Note Books" feature on Largehearted Boy

12 September 2007

What are The Sharp Things’ favorite books?

more

New web site launched

3 September 2007

Bear with us as we work out the bugs.

more

***CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ALERT***

1 August 2007

PLEASE SIGN THE E-PETITION AND SEND TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN

more

Southgate House show review!

30 July 2007

“All of the Sharps’ old songs have benefited from the band’s newfound sense of unity and direction; anytime this many people can travel by van from New York to anywhere and not kill each other along the way, let alone put on a world class show for a few dozen people, this is a group with a very clear sense of purpose and inner fulfillment.”

more

Lite Brite Tonite!

28 July 2007

We go on at 10:30 and play for an hour. If you are reading this in the Cincinnati area, we’ll see you there!

more

WOXY session MP3 and photos

27 July 2007

We had a great time this afternoon doing our Lounge Act thing at WOXY.com. Click through to hear and see it.

more

Interview with Cincinnati City Beat

25 July 2007

“What you’re hearing is the intrinsic push/pull between the simple and plaintive reality that you have feelings like everybody else, but inside you those feelings can be volcanic. We express the volcanic symphonically.”

more

How to make a "Moveable Feast"

15 July 2007

Quench your thirst with our exclusive cocktail recipe from The Standard Hollywood hotel.

more

"Devil" makes WOXY Weekly Top 20

14 July 2007

“The Devil In You Sings,” from our new Bar/None album A Moveable Feast, hit the Top 20 at Cincinnati-based web radio station WOXY.COM for the week of July 14.

more

A Moveable Feast Released Today!

26 June 2007

The great day has arrived! We are all very excited to finally unleash the “Feast” on the world. Read on to find out where you can get a copy for your very own.

more

TST to play live on WOXY

20 June 2007

This just in: The Sharp Things are confirmed for a Friday, July 27, performance on the hugely popular Internet radio station WOXY!

more

The Sharp Things podcast feature!

20 June 2007

Download the MP3 and listen in iTunes—our feature begins 25 minutes into the 48-minute show.

more

The Sharp Things Live at WBZC-FM

18 June 2007

Listen to an on-air performance of a new song!

more

Housing Works Benefit this Friday with Apples In Stereo

13 June 2007

This just dropped into our lap!

more

Smile pretty for the camera

30 May 2007

The Sharp Things will be getting more dolled up than usual this Saturday for a photo shoot for Flaunt Magazine.

more

Sharp Things tonight in Hamden, CT

24 May 2007

It’s a special all-ages show with Thunderegg—we go on at 9 pm.

more

Luna Show Video

18 May 2007

Songs from our May 17 show at the Luna Lounge are now up on YouTube, as well as here.

more

Luna Lounge Tonight!

17 May 2007

Doors open at 7:30. Walk through them!

more

The Sharp Things at Luna Lounge May 17

23 April 2007

Our first NYC show in 6 months will be a night to remember!

more

One more course for the 'Feast'

23 April 2007

In a classic “stop the presses” moment, Bar/None honcho Glenn Morrow has ordered one more song be added to the new Sharp Things album A Moveable Feast. True story!

more

New album streaming now!

2 April 2007

Click the banner at the top of this page to listen to our just-finished album, A Moveable Feast, in its entirety, complete with lyrics.

more

New Album Almost Finished!

4 March 2007

Mixing of A Moveable Feast, the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2005’s critically acclaimed Foxes & Hounds, will take place March 8-12 at Headgear Recording, hard by the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

more

broadway star sits in, hot studio to mix "feast"

26 January 2007

The excitement surrounding our third LP continues to build.

more

thinking about "the feast": a peek inside

18 January 2007

As we near the conclusion of recording our new album and prepare for mixing, discussions have begun about how it all should sound. To give you an idea of how these chats work, here’s an excerpt from an IM session this afternoon between Perry Serpa (PSerp007) and Jim Santo (jencon1).

more

a moveable diary: a sharp things preview of album #3

17 January 2007

we’re well into our tracking for a moveable feast, in case you haven’t gathered. with the fine work of the new york symphonic arts ensemble committed to “tape” as well as most of the other pretty bits, we’re nearly ready to throw down some voices.

more

feed us and read us

6 January 2007

See that orange button up there? It’s your friend. Click it!

more

2006: The Year In Review

26 December 2006

From Austin to Boston, Wilmington to Williamsburg, on stage and on line, it was a year of parties, as the “moveable feast” otherwise known as The Sharp Things brought the love to a wider audience than ever before.

more

joe's pub this monday night!

2 December 2006

This going to be a great show!

more

bar/none party videos

14 November 2006

Share the excitement of last Saturday’s show at Supreme Trading in Williamsburg.

more

what a weekend!

12 November 2006

Our rehearsal space party with Jenifer Convertible and Minor Planets was topped only by the following night, when we shared the stage with They Might Be Giants!

more

pop goes the symphony!

10 November 2006

Our recording session with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble was a smashing success. Click through for pictures!

more

orchestra recording next week!

4 November 2006

Next Thursday, November 9, will be an unforgettable evening.

more

performance schedule for 11/11 bar/none anniversary party

1 November 2006

Come early, stay late and hear The Sharp Things twice — along with a heap of other great acts. Oh what a night!

more

joe's pub date set for 12/4

27 October 2006

Supporting The Sharp Things on this evening will be the lovely and talented Kristin Diable. Save the date!

more

Special Event: Private Party with Jenifer Convertible

16 October 2006

Hang with The Sharp Things in our DUMBO rehearsal space and witness the return of NYC indie-rock legends Jenifer Convertible!

more

Bar/None Party Line-up Announced!

14 October 2006

Featuring Birdie, Brian Dewan, David Driver, Drink Me, Freedy Johnston, Gerald from The Burnside Project, Jason Trachtenburg, Kate Jacobs, Mary Lee’s Corvette, Mendoza Line, Mosquitos, Oppenheimer Mixes, Otis Ball Videos, Profesor & Maryann, The Sharp Things, They Might Be Giants, and a Medley of Surprises from Bar/None’s past, present, and future.

more

work begins this weekend on the next sharp things album!

12 October 2006

Read on for the wildly optimistic recording schedule for “A Moveable Feast.”

more

Won't you take me to Monkey Town?

10 October 2006

Gotta make a move to a
Town that’s right for me
Town to keep me movin’
Keep me groovin’ with some energy

more

Did we say brunch?

2 October 2006

We meant dinner.

more

NEMO SHOW TONIGHT

30 September 2006
more

the sharp things to perform at bar/none records 20th anniversary party!

20 September 2006

Our pals at Bar/None celebrate two decades of fine music, and we’ll be there.

more

sunday brunch with the sharp things

20 September 2006

Join us on Sunday, October 15 for a special daytime performance at MonkeyTown, a neat restaurant and art space located at 58 N. 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

more

tst on deliberate noise podcast #61

12 September 2006

Our best bud Derek from Deliberate Noise does it again.

more

Sprechen Sie Deutsches?

9 September 2006

Maybe we should be planning a tour of Germany.

more

Holographic Buttons make NYC debut next week

31 August 2006

Sharp Things violist Aisha Cohen uwraps her new project.

more

like a needle in a...

28 August 2006

The Sharp Things set up shop in a cool new music site.

more

"Life Sucks" for The Sharp Things @ Delancey tomorrow!

24 August 2006

A fundraiser for “Life Sucks,” a gripping short film about life and death choices.

more

NEMO festival update

23 August 2006

San Francisco’s Dark Side of the Cop is added to what’s shaping up to be a killer show in Boston next month.

more

New download: "Storm King"

7 August 2006

A demo for our upcoming new album, A Moveable Feast.

more