We weren’t going to post this, since it’s already getting lots of attention. But on second thought…. we wouldn’t want any one to miss out.
Archive for August, 2010
Last night the Less Artists More Condos crew hosted a quasi secret rooftop party at a spectacular location in Greenpoint. It felt like those Waterfront shows in 2009, but on a very intimate roof. If this becomes a more regular location for shows, then we are all in for some very special treats. Below is footage from performers like Janka Nabay and Ski Beatz w/Nesby Phips.
Next week’s show is back on. Yahoo. As far as we know, today’s Chromeo show has not been canceled either. We’ll keep you posted. [via]
Five days after abruptly canceling the last installment of the Pool Parties concert series at East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, because the promoter of the shows had not paid its bills, the nonprofit group that helps administer the park has reinstated that show, which is set for next Sunday.
The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn said on Sunday morning that Jelly NYC, the promoter, had paid most of the money it owed for use of the park, and that two adjacent businesses to the park — a small strip along the waterfront with striking views of Midtown Manhattan — chipped in to make up the difference. Those donors were Norman and Elaine Brodsky, who are among the owners of CitiStorage; and Douglaston Development, which is building the Edge, a large luxury apartment building.
“We are pleased that Jelly was able to meet most of its obligations,” said Steve Hindy, the alliance’s chairman and the president of Brooklyn Brewery.
There are only two Finger On The Pulse BBQs left. Choose wisely– and by that I mean go to both.
$5 Fatty Cue plates tonight. Yum!
Next week, Good Co. (formerly Hope Lounge) welcomes Andrew W.K. on the ones-and-twos.
You can listen to a stream of the 5 song EP below, or buy it for 5 bucks here.
Brooklyn Yard may be gone, but it’s spirit lives on. Much to the disappointment of those living in the Gowanus neighborhood and beyond, the outdoor space met it’s demise shortly after it’s season-opening grand fete last Memorial Day, when landlord David Lefkowitz ended the lease with tenants MeanRed Productions. Details of why Lefkowitz kicked MeanRed to the curb are murky. The Brooklyn Paper reported in June that Lefkotwitz – a real estate investor – refused to negotiate with MeanRed, having already sold the space to a development company that planned to build a 447-unit project.
MeanRed, a production, marketing, and promotions company that bills itself as “so cutting edge we’re used to falling off, and liking it,” had transformed the half-acre lot by the canal into a comfortably ramshackle space for concerts, fairs, and clothing swaps over the past four years. Suddenly, they had a full summer’s worth of events – including a concert by Asobi Seksu, happening Saturday – and nowhere to host them. Luckily for tomorrow’s concert, they had to look no further than across the street.
Asobi Seksu will go on as planned, at 383 President Street – directly across the street from the now-defunct Brooklyn Yard. Which is sort of like your little brother holding his hand in your face, repeating, “I’m not touching you.” The outdoor space – which is slightly smaller and more concrete-laden than Brooklyn Yard, but with a more artist-friendly landlord – was a natural back-up option says Jennifer Lyon, who runs Mean Red with partner Katie Longmyer.
Since Lodge has the worst service in Brooklyn (and the best Blueberry Lemonade), we missed the first half of last night’s show at Mercury Lounge– though we heard that Sherlocks Daughter and Sun Airway were great. Luckily, we got there just in time to catch Class Actress and Brahms, who have quickly climbed to the top of our recent favorites list. First we were swooned by the electro crooning of Elizabeth Harper followed by a lightshow from Brahms. After being locked up in what Cale Parks called a “sweatbox in Greenpoint”, the Brahms boys emerged from a month long recording session to play the first NYC show since ending their most recent tour.
We’ll post a fairly mediocre video of Class Actress, shot by yours truly on a point and shoot, as soon as YouTube is done “processing” it. Real music journalism right here, folks!
More photos from the show after the jump.
I’ve got a piece on The Daily Beast today about Seshroulette — a new site where stoners chat it up on video and get high. Thought you guys might enjoy, soooo ba-zing, here’s a link and an excerpt.
“Where da weed attt,” my partner asked, staring out at me on webcam from an anonymous bedroom somewhere in the world.
She looked young, 18, maybe, and was drinking from a can of Yoo-hoo. Weedless, I took a sip of wine, hoping she would assume I was “cool,” and began typing.
Amanda, it would turn out, was from Austin, Texas. This was her second night videochatting on Seshroulette.com—a new site for marijuana users to smoke together on camera, randomly.
Amanda’s older brother had introduced her to Seshroulette the night before and they had spent hours getting high with strangers. She had met some “funky people,” some teenagers, and decided it was different than smoking with real-life friends but that “that’s what makes it more fun.”
It works like Chatroulette—the original randomized video-chatting service that made waves on the Internet earlier this year—except here users are paired with strangers to have face-to-face smoke sessions.
OK, go read the rest plz and comment and link it up with your MySpaces and all that.