Hipsters have a reputation for basically being pussies, what with their tight black jeans, ironic haircuts and ability to run from the cops while recording the footage with their iPhones and yelling, “I’m gonna put this on the internets you pigs!” So, naturally, the cops probably don’t like that!
Gothamist spotted a twaddler who wrote, “Just found out cops in williamsburg call hipsters marshmallows because we are white and soft,” and therefore recommends that this observation becomes reality. So, squishy ones, will you embrace it? Or, are you “offended”?
After the jump, please find a related video of someone microwaving a Peep.
Archive for October, 2009
Roberta’s, our favorite pizza restaurant/tiki bar/sexy staff in all the land, is hosting a benefit party this Tuesday, October 13th, for their newest endeavor– a one acre commercially-viable rooftop farm in North Brooklyn, the first of it’s kind in the world!
Here’s what they had to say:
Next spring we’re breaking ground on a one-acre rooftop farm in North Brooklyn. Ben Flanner of Greenpoint’s Rooftop Farm and the resourceful and creative entrepreneurs that brought us Roberta’s have committed to build the first ever commercially-viable rooftop farm in the world. Based on low-input, bare bones efficiency and high-yield organic methods, the farm will offer fresh produce to the community downstairs, bringing food and people closer together in order to address the growing environmental, economic and health problems that face our city and our world.[...]
In 2010 we will build one farm, but our vision is for others to replicate our model and thousands of acres of rooftop throughout the city to be put into agricultural use. This is a call to arms: invest in our farm now, and help us plant the seed for New York’s food future.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets now!
And what does $150 get you, you ask? Let’s bullet point, shall we!?
Steel Phantoms; (from left to right) Adam Fisher, Yos Munro, Aaron Harris
There’s a new band in Brooklyn, which comes to no surprise to any of us… At this point music and Brooklyn are pretty much synonymous, not mention, dare I say, redundant. With an overabundance of talent on the scene, one (read: me) could make oneself dizzy– so what ingredients scream “we’re awesome, pay attention to us”?
Ladies & gents, I bring you Steel Phantoms (known for about 5 minutes as the Brass Cups)– two parts Islands, namely drummer Aaron Harris and the sound engineer from their last tour Adam Fisher (this time on bass), and vocalist Yos Munro channeling a young Jonathan Richman. If you made your way out to Art & Rock 2, you were probably one of the many super impressed peeps in the crowd, not only for the energy these guys evoke, but for a musical trick I’ve never seen (pulled off well at least, if at all)– Aaron, on drums, and on lead vocals for about half of the performance… while drumming!
Steel Phantoms is a band to keep an eye on. Since they’ve only played a handful of what we hope will be tons of shows, we were sure to catch up with the guys earlier this week to see what they’re all about. So, befriend the boys on their brand new Myspace page (just about the only thing the almost dead social networking website is good for nowadays)! They’ll be playing at Ace of Clubs on October 21st as part of CMJ– our list of must see shows will be out later this week
Now, click on through after the jump to get to know you’re new favorite band in their first FREEwilly exclusive interview…
Tonight at Legion, the free 90′s sing-along party is back with “Greasy haired alt rockers, pre-solo career boy bands & girl groups, white rappers, people who are too sexy for anything that comes into contact with their skin.” There will be a 90′s costume contest and a Hammer dance-off too! Check it out. 10pm.
Seattle’s Grand Archives put out their newest, Keep In Mind Frankenstein, last month after grappling with a serious case of writer’s block in the studio, namely on standout track “Oslo Novelist”. But once the music was laid down, the words just fell into place, and thank goodness. This orchestral and slightly weepy (read: Pacific Northwest) version of a classic southern saloon resonance, is sure to warm your bones.
Since it’s starting to get chilly, we’d like to think we’re in the business of making our readers happy– so we’ve got two pairs of tickets to see Grand Archives, tonight at Le Poisson Rouge and tomorrow night at Southpaw.
Holler at us on twitter with this message:
RT @freedubya Win tickets to see Seattle’s Grand Archives TONIGHT @lprnyc or TOMORROW at Southpaw. Simply RT to Win!
OR hit us up on the contest’s Facebook thread!
Update: WE HAVE WINNERS!
How is this not a bigger internet meme?
It’s a good time to be eating out in Williamsburg. The famed Michelin Guide recognized a handful of spots in our neighborhood as their “Bib Gourmand” picks for the 2010 season. Basically, it’s a list of Michelin’s favorite spots in the New York City area for good value food (under $40).
Local mentions include: Mesa Coyoacan, Baci & Abbracci, Brooklyn Star, Egg, Marlow & Sons, Motorino & Rye. You can check out local reviews on our restaurant guide.
And if you want a little recipe to take home, Chef/Owner Ivan Garcia of Mesa Coyoacan in North Williamsburg is featured in this new video making his famous Mexican Esquites recipe for corn season:
Get out there and eat.
Kings & Queens out today!
Today UK cutie Jamie T’s sophomore album Kings & Queens debuts in the states! His last album Panic Prevention hit #4 on the UK album chart, and promptly put Jamie on the map, drawing comparisons to heroes Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer. The album was nominated that year for the Mercury Music Prize, and at the 2007 NME Awards, the kid with the fuck-all grin was named Best Solo Act ‚Äì beating Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker. Around these parts Jamie made his U.S. TV debut on Last Call With Carson Daly, his song ‚”Salvador” appeared on the soundtrack to HBO’s Entourage, and the ultimate stamp of indie approval the cool folks at KEXP played the shit out of Panic Prevention.
Click through for our exclusive interview with the man himself, rumor has it he might be moving to Williamsburg, so you might wanna learn a thing or two in case you run into him at the Levee.