Archive for April, 2010
The ninjas. Who are they? I am trying to find out. Contact me if you saw them, or know them, or know a friend who knows a friend who…..
This Thursday, Cold Cave will be headlining a show at LPR with Light Asylum and DJ sets by WFMU’s Michael Goodstein and Mike Simonetti from Italians Do It Better– and, of course, FREEwilly has a pair of tickets for one lucky reader!
Be sure to head over to Matador Records to pre-order Cold Cave’s Life Magazine Remixes 12″, including this Pantha Du Prince jam, which is out on June 8th.
As for those tickets… just head on over to our Facebook page and comment on the contest thread.
Organizers and residents of the Market Hotel put out a call for volunteers to come get involved in the ominously named “Market Hotel Project.” This Project is a not-for-profit organization created with the aim of reopening the Market Hotel as a “non-commercial ‘spiritual home’ for independent rock music and indie art.” The all-ages venue was shut down earlier this month after police officers raided a show and Todd P wrote it “got into some police trouble.”
MARKET HOTEL PROJECT is a new not-for-profit organization dedicated to swiftly reopening and improving the Market Hotel space, by making the venue more viable, comfortable, safe, and better able to weather legal attention. Especially in these days of ever-encroaching commercialism and corporatism in ‚”indie rock,” we envision a space that is a non-commercial ‚”spiritual home” for independent rock music and indie art – but also is sustainable and sanctioned enough to expand indie horizons and open our doors to music and art from the rest of our diverse Bushwick community.
We’re still waiting for an announcement about the free Sunday Pool Parties at the Williamsburg Waterfront, but Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear have just announced that they’ll be performing together on June 20th. Sadly this one is not free. (Tickets go on sale Friday). You can check out the full schedule (thus far) at www.freewilliamsburg.com/h2oshows.
Bill Murray, beloved Williamsburg party mascot & all around awesome guy, was spotted on the L train last night by my friend, Jon Anderson. He writes of the experience:
Just ran into Bill Murray on the L Train. He caught me staring and stuck his tongue out at me. I turned red and waved at him. When he got off at Bedford, he said, “Have a good night, man.” I said, “See you later Bill,” then proceeded to giggle like a school girl. After he got off the train, I say to everyone: “Bill Murray, ladies and gentlemen,” and all the English speakers had a laugh.
So there you have it. Sticking your tongue out at people is in again. Also, Murray was reportedly with “a smoking hot babe” for what it’s worth.
What better way to easy into a Monday morning. This thing is definitely NSFW:
Do you like food? Do you like bikes? (come on now, of course you do). Well the Brooklyn Bike Shop is teaming up with activist/artist/musical collective Band of Bicycles for an all-organic cookout and screening of the film No Impact Man as a fundraiser for the Bushwick Farmers Market/Ecostation: NY and the Bushwick Food Co-Op. Go stop by — it’s gorgeous outside, and you look like could use a little sunshine.
Bushwick Rocks The Bike Shop
When Sat, April 24,4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where Bushwick Bike Shop, 1342A Dekalb Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn (map)
Admission $10 suggested donation
Bushwich Rocks the Bike Shop is a benefit, cookout film screening, and concert. Proceeds benefit the Bushwick Farmers Market/Ecostation: NY and the Bushwick Food Co-Op. The organic cookout will be from 4:30 to 7, followed by a screening of “No Impact Man.” Suggested donation is $10.
Lance Jaeger and t.b.d. brooklyn are throwing a huge backdoor BBQ today with 500 lbs of meat, 100 lbs of veggies, ribs by Mike DiPrima of Lamb and Jaffe, bands, $3 Goose Island Honkers pints & $4 Mimosas!
Bands start at noon in the Beer Garden
LONG DISTANCE DARLINGS
STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND
JASON BLUM AND FRIENDS
Music inside the Bar (starting at 6)
SOUTHSIDE BOOGIE BAND
THEN DJ EVAN JONES ON THE DECKS
Free to party, might be free to grub too? (Will update via the twitters) I’m headed there now, soooo thought it’d be worth throwing up on FW to give you people a fair chance at eating all my desired meat.
The Bubble Tea Ninja Partiers who wrecked up the neighborhood the other night and are making other anarchists look bad took some time away from their anarchy to send out an official press release to communicate their reasoning — just like the man would want them to.
In the release sent with the subject line, “WE’LL SHOW YOU CRAZY BITCHES: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT,” they write, “Dressed in matching black skirts and masks, dozens gathered on Saturday evening for an anti-capitalist Take Back the Night march, stopping traffic on Bedford Avenue, overturning trashcans, and breaking windows.”
But why, crazy bitches, did you do such things to ordinary citizens’ physical property? Surely, a quaint little bubble tea shop isn’t objectifying you, right?
“We are not asking for a right to the streets, we are taking them; we are not asking for advertisements that do not objectify women, we’re destroying the commercial mechanisms that objectify women; we are not appealing to male power for an end to rape, but threatening: ‘If you touch me, I will fucking kill you.’”
I get it. Y’all are angry. But maybe realign your targets? I don’t think smashing car windows and independent shop owners’ store fronts is the right way to get your message across. It just, I don’t know, muddles things. As you know, my response read: “While I appreciate your message, I think your actions are misguided and distracting. You guys come off as amateurs, breaking car windows and the lady’s tea shop? Fight corporations and ‘the man’ all u like, but dudes, normal people’s property is kinda fucked.”
For the rest of you, their full release is posted after the jump. But that’s who we’re dealing with. Pissed off femarchists in black skirts who I swear to god will fuck up your Subaru, capitalist. And yes, kill you.