These kids are working on a new album and will be playing some of their new jams on 11/20 at Union Hall and 11/21 at Bell House… I have to admit though, I can’t really hear the song out of fringe dress envy…
Remember when everyone named their band after some kind of wolf? Well, Wolfmother is back with a new album, Cosmic Egg, that dropped late last month to the delight of all those rock howl obsessed.
You can buy the album here, OR you can just comment on our Facebook contest thread and hear the whole deal live because we’ve got a pair of tickets to their Sunday night show at Terminal 5 with Heartless Bastards.
Here’s the spacey throwback video for “New Moon Rising”, off the new album, via Pitchfork:
If you haven’t heard of Cold Cave, you have no idea what CMJ is, and you’ve never read a blog in your life. I had the opportunity to see these kids perform a couple times during the music fuckfest and must say they were a bit hit and miss for me. They bored me to death at The Suffolk, but managed to redeem themselves a dozen fold at Market Hotel, where they rocked it even though there were some (typical Todd P location) sound issues — as in the sound cut out more than once. Looks like I’ll have to set my opinion in stone at their upcoming Terminal 5 show with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. on November 21st (total wtf lineup, huh?).
Either way, Matador is giving away a download of a bonus track off of their doped up dance move debut, Love Comes Close, in celebration of the label re-release. Listen to “Theme From Tomorrowland” here (right click to download). If you decide to buy directly from the label, you also get a copy of the 12″ Death Comes Close which includes all three bonus tracks.
I could make a few lame jokes here about this, but I won’t. I’ll leave that to you. There will be a “Miss G Train” pageant this month at the City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave). To enter, just send a photo of yourself looking hawt and a 200-word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org about why it should be you by Nov. 13th. And in an interesting twist, the pageant is open to “New Yorkers of all ages and genders,” so good luck to everyone. We’re looking for an embedded beauty queen to report from the inside so please contact us if you’re down. Further reading: An Interview with “Mr and Miss Williamsburg” Pageant Creator
Polls don’t close in New York until 9pm. There’s still time to voice your opposition to Bloomberg buying his way into a third term. New York voted to keep term limits in place, but Bloomberg doesn’t give a damn. This pretty much sums up his arrogance:
Ask Mayor Bloomberg about job creation statistics and you’re fine. Ask him about that pesky term limits thing and, apparently, “you’re a disgrace.”
Bloomberg – who controversially got the City Council to lift the two-term limit so he could try for a third – yesterday went off on a reporter who questioned his rationale for running again.
At a Queens news conference to announce $31.7 million in federal stimulus funds Bloomberg said there has been a change for the better in the city’s “psychology.”
Describing himself as “very optimistic,” he said problems remain, but cited gains in the commercial real estate market and a renewed willingness among citygoers to spend again at stores and restaurants.
But the mayor seemed provoked when a reporter asked if the upturn eliminated the need for a third Bloomberg term. He had argued, in part, that the city needs his management expertise in such rough economic times.
“Why don’t you just get serious questions here?” he interrupted New York Observer reporter Azi Paybarah.
Bloomberg closed the news conference, thanked the attendees – and then glared at Paybarah and said quietly, “You’re a disgrace.”
After being nearly forced out of town by rising rent prices due to area landlords unappeasable appetite for condos, hotels, and faux-flea markets, the Brooklyn Brewery has taken advantage of the tanking real estate market in Williamsburg and signed a 15-year lease at $15 a square foot, “significantly higher than he had been paying but only about half of what landlords sought at the peak of the boom.” Aaaand boom goes the dynamite, we’ll have Brooklyn Brewery for the foreseeable future.