Archive for January, 2010
Even in your company, I feel so alone.
It became their routine. And so the evenings stretched out before him; still, gray and gravel-strewn.
unhappyhipsters.tumblr.com [thank Mel]
There are blogs and websites about them. You can buy fake ones on etsy. The hipster grifter even had a tattoo devoted to them. New Yorkers, it seems, have a beard thing. And now they have a ball to celebrate.
The folks behind the blog Build a Beard are throwing the Beard Ball, next Thursday, Feb 4 at the bar Matchless in Greenpoint. The event will feature three bearded bands (Transatlantic FM, Quiet Loudly, and Julius C) a raffle and drink specials. Tickets are $5, and go to support RightRides.org, that awesome group that gives late night rides home to “women, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals.”
Can’t grow a full beard? Don’t worry. They promise the event will be welcoming of all types of facial hair creativity.
The Beard Ball ($5 – tickets here) is at Matchless Thursday, Feb 4th at 8pm. [via]
– Erica Sackin
Check out this great behind-the-scenes video from P4K of Yeasayer recording Ambling Alp. In it, you’ll see that they, like all bands from time to time, worried Chris Keating’s vocals might come off as too Jagger, or that the band’s back-ups were going too Queen.
Yeasayer’s new album Odd Blood comes out February 9th, and it’s fantastic. (preorder)
Tickets are on sale tomorrow at noon for An Evening with Tegan and Sara at the Music Hall.
“we’ve decided, quite spontaneously, to offer an opportunity for some of you to spend an intimate night with us at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. perhaps it’s worth noting that my use of the word intimate only applies to the small-ish size of the venue and the stripped down nature of the material we will be performing. i wouldn’t call it an acoustic performance so much as a night of reinterpretations of the well worn and well loved album versions you’ve come to love.
we realize it’s short notice, and we know the tickets will go fast. to those of you who miss out on the opportunity to share your post valentine’s day loot with us, do not fret! we will return to your neck of the woods sooner than later. big announcements coming soon!”
Last night moody rock, boy/girl duo The Naked Hearts played a show at Cakeshop with The Nasties and Richie Folloin of Willowz’s side project Baby Fangs. Check out images from the show after the jump!
Are you a sexy, young, ethnically ambiguous hipster who dresses somewhere between “rock royalty” and “pirate style”?
Great! Collect $800.
There was an air of significance before Beach House‘s show at the Bell House last night that carried the weight of the sold out crowd’s collective excitement for the official release of the new album, Teen Dream. But thanks to the rusty spigot that we call the internet, there was no suspense as to whether Teen Dream could compare to Beach House’s previous two albums; it’s already garnered near universal praise, and a good portion of the audience already knew the songs well enough to ‚”ah-ah-ah” along with front woman Victoria Legrand’s breathy hooks.
The Bell House show caught Beach House poised on the brink of what will inevitably be broader success with audiences outside of the indie circles that have made them as popular as they are. And thus the crowd’s anticipation wasn’t just of seeing what Beach House had already done, but rather of learning just how far Teen Dream will propel them.