Archive for August, 2009
We were wondering who that was yesterday exiting the final Pool Party in a limo. Yep, Jay-Z and Beyonce are Grizzly Bear fans. A tipster sent us the pictures to prove it.
Yesterday’s Pool Party felt like the end of an amazing summer as 10,000 elated fans watched Grizzly Bear perform and the sun set over the New York skyline. JellyNYC pulled off an impressive set of shows including performances by Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, and The Black Lips. It remains unclear if the series will return to the Williamsburg waterfront next year, but Chuck Schumer seems to be an advocate. As we snapped a picture we heard the Senator exclaim emphatically “this is great for Brooklyn.” We couldn’t agree more.
(image c/o Michael Rusch)
Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear
Remember “Bored to Death,” that upcoming series on HBO that’s about a bored writer living in Brooklyn who puts up an ad on Craigslist to become a private detective? Well, it’s kinda hitting close to home. The show was created by real-life (and no longer bored?) Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames, was shot in Fort Green, and stars Williamsburg residents Olivia Thirlby and our beloved Zach Galifianakis. Zach, it’s worth noting, rides/rode his bike to work every day and hurt his knee! So, he’s limping, and they had to write his injury into the script. But of course, Ames says it “isn’t really about being a writer, or living in Brooklyn, or being a Brooklyn-based artsy person.” That’s all an aside. It’s a detective show! But in Brooklyn.
Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
It’s been a pretty amazing series, but alas the 2009 Pool Parties come to a close this Sunday with Beach House and Grizzly Bear. Uh, wow! After last week’s dance party with Girl Talk—8500 people attended—the line-up for Sunday promises to be a much more mellow scene, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be packed. Get there early if you want to get in without the hassle of waiting in a ridiculously long line.
4pm – Vega
5pm – Beach House
6:15pm – Grizzly Bear
More information at http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/h2oshows.
Beach House – “Master of None”
It seems like the Girl Talk is a ‘celebration of waste’, like they are just converting a local park into a ‘huge fucking dumpster.’
The entire post is hilarious and, best of all, ‘Carles’ used Clarissa’s photos to illustrate his point.
There’s just too much good much going on tomorrow. This Todd P show that just came to our attention promises to be pretty amazing. Damn you Todd P. We love you, but how could you make us decide between Lightning Bolt and Grizzly Bear?
:: LIGHTNING BOLT
:::: Teeth Mountain
:::::: Talk Normal
:::::::: Hot Box
at the Broadway Backyard
979 Broadway, btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St | Bushwick, Brooklyn
NOTE: this show has an 8PM curfew, so don’t be late!
JMZ-Myrtle, L-Jefferson, G-Myrtle-Willoughby | DOORS –2:30PM– | $12 | all ages
RAIN OR SHINE
If you haven’t grabbed it, a new track is available here from their forthcoming album Earthly Delights.
This song will now be in your head all weekend:
The third annual Bushwick Film Festival will begin tonight at 6 pm at Lumenhouse. Tickets are $8 a day or $20 for the entire weekend – and that includes unlimited free beer. So head to 47 Beaver Street and get your movie-watching drink on.
From the organizers:
“The THIRD ANNUAL BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL features three days of screenings, Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, and music. More than two dozen shorts and full-length narrative films and documentaries will be screened as well as an art show titled SUM OF NOTHING curated by recent SVA grad and BFF’s Art Director Sarah O’Donoghue.”
For more information please see www.bushwickfilmfestival.com.
sharing a bill with The Ramblers
Joe’s Pub – September 3rd @ 7PM
Drew Citron loves Billy Bragg and is a jazzy, soulful and folky Brooklynite by way of San Francisco. Citron says she plays to crowds of adoring drunks, emotional roustabouts, and anyone else who cares for the heart-worn. If you fit any of the above descriptions you should you come to the show! Drew is such a sweetheart she’ll give you a free copy of her EP just for showing up with your drunk and or emotional face.