Archive for August, 2009
Though the concert itself was amazing, it was the fun people of the crowd who made the event so epic. By far the largest Pool Party of the season. There were so many people on stage during Girl Talk, the stage actually collapsed. (Thankfully no one was injured as far as we know). Halfway through Girl Talk’s set, a light rain began to fall. It was a welcome sight given the heat and sweaty bodies.
This was our favorite overheard pool party conversation: ‘is Girl Talk really rocking a Dell? Fuck that. This is bullshit.’
We also loved this tweet via @saveassistants: Girl Talk was awesome, but watching ppl arrested for climbing over port-a-potties to sneak into a free concert was better’
We hope you didn’t miss it. This was the biggest and best party of the summer.
Next week, Grizzly Bear and Beach House.
Photos include: DJs Gavin Royce + Stephen Pandolfi, Max Tundra , Wiz Khalifa , Girl Talk
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For those who don’t feel like battling the crowds at Girl Talk:
Sunday, August 23, 4 to 9 p, FREE Admission
FREE Colt 45 – 4 to 5 p, Cheap Eats & Drinks
An afternoon of Bluegrass music and BBQ! Featuring Chef Jeremy Spector and local Bluegrass bands Melody Allegra & Friends, The Strung Out String Band, Jefferson Hamer & Stephanie Coleman and Free Advice. Bluegrass musicians come armed and ready to play! At 8 p we’ll turn the stage over to an open blugrass jam hosted by Melody Allegra. We’ll also have apple bobbing, horseshoes and everybody’s favorite – the photobooth! Plus, our friends from the Band of Bicycles will be on hand with bike blended libations and song. Whether you’re a musician or you just like to have fun, throw on your overalls and head to 3rd Ward!
Everybody and their brother has already written us requesting details about this show. All we can say is get there early. Crowds are going to be wrapping the block. Doors open at 2. See you there.
2:00 – 3:45 – DJs Gavin Royce + Stephen Pandolfi
4:00 – 4:45 – Max Tundra
5:00 – 5:45 – Wiz Khalifa
6:15 – 7:45 – Girl Talk
More information at http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/h2oshows.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Glos won’t be making it to Bikes in the Kitchen, as one of their members has messed up their hand. Should be all better in time to kick off their tour with Titus Andronicus at Monster Island next Wednesday (9/2). Along for the ride will be Chicago’s recent high school grads The Smith Westerns, who just came off tour with Girls– keep a lookout for a pretty stellar release from these guys on September 22nd.
From Matt Elkin of The So So Glos:
Surfer Blood are on tour from West Palm Beach, FL. Brian Wilson vibes galore! I’m throwing together this late show at Fire Proof for them on very short notice. The Nymphets are from Montreal but have relocated to Brooklyn for a stint. They play minute-and-a-half (perfect) punk songs. This is a great nightcap to the Bikes in the Kitchen festival happening all day off Myrtle-Broadway.
SURFER BLOOD + THE NYMPHETS @ Brooklyn Fire Proof
119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn <--- L to Morgan
ALL AGES can come to see the show, but the bartenders are strict about carding at the bar
11:00pm or thereabouts
and most importantly... FREE
Check this out to download some Smith Western tracks.
The first in what will be an endless cycle of lists, this is what Gorilla vs Bear came up with:
01 panda bear | person pitch (2007)
02 the strokes | is this it (2001)
03 ghostface killah | supreme clientele (2000)
04 outkast | stankonia (2000)
05 radiohead | kid A (2000)
06 j dilla | donuts (2006)
07 sufjan stevens | michigan (2003)
08 burial | untrue (2007)
09 joanna newsom | the milk-eyed mender (2004)
10 m.i.a. + diplo | piracy funds terrorism vol. I (2004)
11 sigur ros | √Åg√¶tis Byrjun (2000*)
12 the arcade fire | funeral (2004)
13 white denim | fits (2009)
14 animal collective | feels (2005)
15 the streets | a grand don’t come for free (2004)
16 grizzly bear | veckatimest (2009)
17 clipse | hell hath no fury (2006)
18 beach house | devotion (2008)
19 madvillain | madvillainy (2004)
20 the knife | silent shout (2006)
We guess it’s time to figure out our own list now. In case you missed it Gorilla vs Bear has an foreward by, who else, Carles.
Following the untimely (though quite reasonable and widely expected) death of the Shank, Bikes In The Kitchen went into hibernation for a while, only to come out with this summer’s biggest all-ages blowout, replete with actual ticket sales and a self-subsidized open bar.
Who’s playing? Everyone. No, really. TheDeathSet, Team Robespierre, NinjaSonik, Juiceboxxx, Best Fwends, Cerebral Ballzy, Snakes Say Hisss, Chinese Stars, So So Glos, Wild Yaks, Smarts and the usual surprise secret guests. Tickets here.
Starts at NOON and goes on all day @ the 979 Broadway Backyard, and it’s ALL AGES.
The After Party is around the corner at Beauty Bar.
Did we mention that this is one of the coolest spots to watch some live music? Right under the J train, in what feels like an abandoned lot… in true Todd P fashion. The Woodsist Festival took place here over 4th of July weekend, and it still sits on the top of the list of favorite days of this summer. It’s a good weekend for music y’all, make the best of it!!
Tonight at the Wreck Room (940 Flushing Ave.), friends come together to help out a friend. Gabe Allen is in the ICU in San Francisco after being hit by a car, and tonight at Wreck Room his friends are throwing a party to raise cash for his medical funds. DJs, bands, short films, raffles, dancing, beer, etc. If you’re supportive of bike culture or humanity as a whole, please consider stopping by.
A bike buddy and all around great guy, Gabe Allen (winner of the Most Excellent Bike award at Bike Fetish Day a few years back for his blue-and-yellow custom Maietta with the beer opener on the seat tube) was recently T-boned by a car while on vacation in SF. Since Thursday he’s been in the ICU out there. So, naturally, a bunch of his friends over here are organizing a party to raise cash to send to his parents and girlfriend to help defray their expenses while they wait for him to recover. With bands, DJs, bike short films, raffles, dancing, beer, fun, et cetera.
Starts at 7pm, donations accepted.