Archive for October, 2010
Forget all that gobbles and ghouls, “Monster Mash” type stuff you’re used to during every troublemaker’s favorite holiday and get on this Prøms Mixtape, properly named Frozen /rony, by our good friend Tommy Chase Lucas. It’s got the perfect balance of creepy gloom and dance beats to get you ready for a night as a street walker, or in my case, perfect painting your face music.
Naissance des pieuvres / para one
Escape Before The Rain / how to dress well
La Rose / sleep over
Big Boy / balam acab
Violent Dreams / crystal castles
Sedsumting / oOoOO
Traxx / salem
Roses / white ring
Paradise City / blondes
The Cries / cosmetics
Someone Chasing Someone Through A House / umberto
Burn Me Out From The Inside / the sight below
Download the Prøms Frozen /rony Mixtape (along with all the previous ones) here.
Print out this handy checklist for costumes you’ll probably see while out and about in the hood. Whomever gets all 20, and sends us a picture of each, will win concert tickets or some shit like that. Maybe a t-shirt! We’ll let you know…
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It’s that time of the week for your recent bar/restaurant openings round-up. Featured this week: Amazing Mexican food, A Brooklyn-based winery, Upscale tapas, A Japanese noodle shop, and a fancy Bushwick cocktail bar.
Haab: Our favorite new Mexican joint which serves fresh California inspired dishes in addition to a pretty excellent brunch.
Brooklyn Winery: Make your own wine or stop by the cute cafe for vino and snacks from Radish.
Cadaques: Upscale tapas, tasty sangria and cocktails.
Samurai Mama: Japanese noodle shop from owners of Bozu.
The Narrows: Swanky cocktail lounge in Bushwick.
On Wednesday, November 10th, the Annual Film Benefit at the MoMA will be honoring Kathryn Bigelow– best known for making history as the first woman to win an Oscar in the Best Director category for her film, The Hurt Locker. Or some of you may know her from a little number called Point Break. Either way the lady deserves a party or two.
That said, the MoMA will be hosting an afterparty immediately following the benefit gala with a special acoustic performance by Metric as well as a DJ set by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At $100 a pop, and the promise of an open bar (man, museums really do throw the best shindigs), these are the hottest tickets in town… and we’ve got a pair to give to one lucky reader. It’s as simple commenting below!
Vaya Con Dios! <— I just couldn’t resist.
80 Ainslie Street.
BAL caught up with the uber-talented and super friendly Marnie Stern during her breakneck 7 show marathon at CMJ, where she granted us an on-camera interview and access to several of the shows she played at. What emerged was a portrait of tireless ambition, perspicacity, and dedication to a craft – one which she has mastered with colorful, yet reserved flair and renowned dexterity. Check out this short video which includes an interview as well as live concert footage from her shows at Santos Party House and local DIY spot The Pyramids, then head over to Big Ass Lens for more info on this rising star, as well as other videos from CMJ.
We’ve all come to expect DIY spaces to get shut down. When you’re throwing a basement show every Friday night or have set up shop in an abandoned warehouse to invite 500 of your closest friends over, it is really only a matter of time before some cops come and shut you down. (Not that it isn’t still a bummer when it happens). But with the recent shut down of Coco66 and now Santos Party House, there may even be a crackdown on legit venues.
Brooklyn Vegan writes:
Historically club crackdowns always come in waves, so it could be more than a coincidence that Coco66 was also shut down the same week, though they are kind of far apart and in different boroughs and were shut for different reasons (Coco66 was capacity-related or something). Paladino is to blame! Just kidding.
The shut down last night at Santos was due to sale or possession of drugs, forcing the Ninja Tune party to be relocated. Hopefully they will get things sorted out and start the party up again soon. I also hope Andrew WK is doing OK as a result of this. (Kidding. I’m sure he is remaining super positive and continuing to party anywhere and everywhere.)
On Monday Kylesa played a last minute show at Public Assembly. Coinciding with the release of their new album titled “Spiral Shadow”, the band performed selected tracks from said release, alongside more familiar back catalog material. One of the new songs (Forsaken) is featured in our video edit of the show below.