The Yard, c/o Yelp
New York Magazine’s 40th b-day celebrations continue into the fall tomorrow night, with their Campfire on the Canal event. Jose Gonzalez and the Upright Citizens Brigade will be performing, with free booze as well!
According to the NY Mag peeps:
“No group push-ups, map making or log carving will be required for you to feel the love at this special campfire celebration. Renowned singer-songwriter Jos√© Gonz√°lez will set the fireside mood playing a full set in what will be his last New York solo show this year, and members of the Upright Citizens Brigade will perform their favorite stories of sleepaway camp, spooky campfire tales and jokes so funny you’ll shoot bug juice out of your nose. FREE BEER will be served. A night in the wilderness (of Brooklyn) isn’t that scary after all.”
Tickets (which included a 46-issue subscription to the mag) are sold out…..
Sunday, 5-9 pm
388-400 Carroll Street
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Our world-famous Brooklyn skateshop, KCDC, is currently featured on the Mark Ecko owned Complex.com. It’s spotlighted in the newest episode of “Keepin’ It Real”, and features KCDC owner Owner Amy Gunther as she talks about growing up in Long Island, opening KCDC around 9/11, and the ever-changing neighborhood of Williamsburg. Check it out, and here’s the official description from Complex:
Amy Gunther takes us through the racks of Brooklyn-based skate shop KCDC and talks about the store’s first collaborative shoe with NECKFACE.
Our sources are telling us that Apple has purchased the building that currently houses the Salvation Army located at 176 Bedford Avenue (on the corner of Bedford and North 7th) in Williamsburg. Rumors have been floating around for a year as to where the company may set up shop in Brooklyn (with most guessing it would be Downtown), and more recently it’s been rumored that it would be in the new Edge complex. In the past there have been mumblings that the Salvation Army building would become a McDonald’s…so if this goes through, consider it a good thing, Williamsburg.
Discussion over at our local internet bathroom wall Williamsboard seems to think this is either A. no big deal, or B. doubtful. One user says, “Yeah, I don’t buy this. I mean, apple stores aren’t just ANY store, they make every opening seem like a big deal and there aren’t enough people in n. brooklyn who would actually buy anything there to justify a new one.” They then start to talk about how nobody cares, then one user wonders if they live in the same bedroom as another, then my head started to spin until jennytull posted, “theres some multi level shit goin on in this here thread.”, reminding me that this is why I don’t frequent Williamsboard in the first place.
So what’s the deal, Steve? Are you bringing your iEverything into my neighborhood? I bet you are, you sneaky devil. Somebody, talk to me.
Here’s a list of places you can watch the debate in New York.
Leave work early tonight, head home, put on your prettiest dress, slacks, summer hats, and lipstick, and come on out to kiss summer goodbye at Rooftop Film’s last show, taking place tonight on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop at 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side).
To add to the building excitement, prior to the films, Sound Fix presents live music by Brooklyn based trio Chairlift! These guys are about to go on tour with Yeasayer and you might even recognize their sweet beats from the newest Apple commercial, which features “Bruises” off their debut album.
Tickets are $9 on Going, and this includes ALL-YOU-CAN-POSSIBLY-CONSUME beverages courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner.
Here’s the official info:
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side)
Directions: F/J/M/Z to Essex / Delancey
8:00: Doors Open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Chairlift
9:00 PM: Films
11:30 PM: Open bar at Fontana’s with complimentary beer courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Here’s the video for ‚”A Needle in Your Eye #16.” It’s one of the best songs off The War on Drugs’ Wagonwheel Blues, which is shaping up to be one of the most robust debuts from 2008. The band draws constant comparisons to both classic rock monoliths (i.e. Springsteen) notable proto/post-punk (like Sonic Youth or Half Japanese) as well as contemporary indie monoliths (Wolf Parade, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective). So – basically if you like good music, you’ll like The War on Drugs.
Eyebeam is New York’s premiere art and technology space. Tonight, Untethered: A Sculpture Garden Of Readymades will open from 6-8pm. To give a brief description:
Untethered is a sculpture garden of everyday objects deprogrammed of their original function, embedded with new intelligence, and transformed into surrealist and surprising readymades, including a photocopier that reads the night sky; a PDA turned guitar; and a piano that plays the Internet. The exhibition features pieces by 15 artists working at the intersection of art and technology, including current and former Eyebeam residents and fellows, as well as leading international artists.
If you can make it out to Chelsea, definitely check it out. Review to follow later.
img c/o gothamist
Gothamist is reporting that a submarine is in our waters and is headed for Williamsburg. Everybody, RUN! Arm yourselves with PBR cans like you did when the Real World cast came, and get this metal tank of aquatic power off yer shores!
Perhaps submarines are always in the East River, just, you know, submerged–but we’ve never seen one. Until now! This one just floated through DUMBO headed in the direction of Williamsburg. So if you’re a hipster wearing your “Defend Brooklyn” T-shirt, the day has come to back it up!
Send it to Queens!