Archive for February, 2010
From 7 p.m. to midnight tonight, you can check out Brooklyn-based-band-on-the-up-and-up Dinosaur Feathers‘ debut LP ‚”Fantasy Memorial” for the first time during a party at Fort Useless, with a mass listening (9 p.m. sharp!), live special guest performances throughout the evening, and, oh yeah, according to the Facebook event, ‚”Free Miller High Life starting at 8pm ‚Äì while it lasts!”
If, like me, you’ve been feeling particularly S.A.D. recently, the breezy, up-tempo, tropico-rock songs that Dinosaur Feathers so charmingly deliver may just serve to be sunbeams bursting forth from the speakers. The actual release date of ‚”Fantasy Memorial” is March 2nd, just two weeks before they head down to Austin to play a slew of SXSW dates and make waves that will be felt outside of the boroughs.
Dinosaur Feathers – Vendela Vita, from ‚”Fantasy Memorial”, via Poptarts Suck Toasted
(Don’t you feel warmer already?)
Another new tune, Teenage Whore, is available on the Dinosaur Feathers Myspace.
[Event - via StereoactiveNYC]
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra hit the internets hard yesterday with their cover of “My Girls” by Animal Collective. It’s great! But you thought that was it? You thought that’s all they had? Their percussionist Gianni Mano just uploaded a few more songs to YouTube, including “Alala” by Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS), “Wolf Like Me” by TV On The Radio, and “Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura.
Check out TVOTR’s “Wolf Like Me” below, and click through for the others.
Jelly just confirmed what Colin wrote and Gothamist reported yesterday, as they officially announced the return of the Pool Parties this summer, revealing that Senator Chuck Schumer and “the good people at OSA and State Parks” granted their wishes to hold the concerts right there on the waterfront for a second summer.
Also, the slip n’ slide might make it’s return! Maybe? They write: “If the slip ‘n’ slide does indeed get to come back, we officially invite you guys to take the inaugural dive!!”
Here’s the rest:
“We are pleased to announce, with confidence, that thanks to a great deal of help from Senator Chuck Schumer and the good people at OSA and State Parks, we have a signed an agreement to keep Pool Parties at East River State Park this summer! We are looking forward to spending the fifth year anniversary of Pool Parties back on Williamsburg Waterfront and trust that we have some MAJOR surprises in store for you! Come visit us on the waterfront from July 11th‚ÄîAugust 29th and let’s celebrate 5 big years of free fun in the sun!!!”
And with that, Schumer has successfully locked down the hipster vote.
photos by clarissa
Brooklyn Boondoggle is a short documentary by my friends at Meerkat Media detailing and humanizing the eminent domain issues that the gargantuan Atlantic Yards development brings up. I caught the flick at a small screening at a bar that would have to be bulldozed for the Atlantic Yards (although not without a fight) and thought the movie was pretty spectacular. Now its online!
From the first moment Victoria Bergsman made way into our hearts with her backing vocals on Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks”, we’ve been hooked– and the Animal Collective cover just set our love in stone.
Taken By Trees recent release on Rough Trade, East of Eden, was recorded with musician Andreas Soderstrom in Pakistan and delivers a beautifully enchanting mix of music fit for a MahƒÅrƒÅja, or just some Brooklyn kids lounging around in their loft (i.e. me right now).
We’ve got a pair of tickets to see Victoria’s Taken By Trees on Sat. February 13th at Union Hall, before she takes off on tour with El Perro Del Mar. Just RT this to win, or comment on our Facebook thread for your chance to win!
Take a looksy after the jump to remember why you wanna go to this show so bad…
Gothamist is reporting that our totally rawking Senator Schumer, with help from NYS Parks, Open Space Alliance, and other lesser, but no less hip, elected officials, are bringing back the uber-popular Jelly Pool Parties for the Summer of 2010 at the Williamsburg Waterfront.
Quoth the Senator:
“[The Jelly Pool Parties] are a big part of why summers in NYC… Summer in Brooklyn without the free JELLY Pool Parties simply would not have been the same and I am beyond thrilled to see that they will return in 2010. I can’t wait to ride my bike this summer to the East River State Park to rock out at these concerts once again.” If I cared enough to vote, that man would totally get mine; he clearly has a good head on his shoulders, even if I’m not sure what that first ellipsis is hiding.
The Jelly-pool-co-founding-power-duo Alexander Kane and Sarah Hooper heap on the praise for Senator Schumer: ‚”We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all parties involved including OSA and NYS Parks, but especially to our great Senator Chuck Schumer, who went above and beyond to see the free shows continue for a fifth straight year.”
Not getting enough Das Racist in your life? Can’t make it to The Woods tonight? Well, then just head out to Cameo tomorrow night for a Brooklyn overload!
Cameo Art Gallery is fired up to announce the much anticipated Das Racist show at our performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 2. The first of Cameo’s cover show series, Das Racist will perform the Beastie Boy’s album, Paul’s Boutique, in its entirety. … And if that ain’t Brooklyn, we don’t know what is.
Doors at 9:30, $5 Cover