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Archive for December, 2010
TELL THE PEOPLE!
2NITE’S NYE SHOW w/ TITUS ANDRONICUS & REAL ESTATE…
HAS MOVED!! IT IS NOW @ 285 KENT AVE!!
:: TITUS ANDRONICUS
:::: REAL ESTATE
:::::: Andrew Cedermark
:::::::: Julian Lynch
| 285 KENT AVE | <——– note: NEW VENUE!
285 Kent Ave @ S 1st St | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, JM-Marcy | 8pm | all ages | $15 adv, $16 @ door | no phone
It happens every year: We get invited to way more NYE parties than we can possibly attend. And now Wayne Coyne drops this on us. RollingStone.com and iClips are providing a live stream of the Flaming Lips performing their rad album The Soft Bulletin in it’s entirety (a concept that is so hot right now) tomorrow night in their home town of Oklahoma City. The show starts at 10 p.m.
If you don’t plan on being alone in front of your computer on New Year’s Eve (unless there’s another blizzard), the performance will be re-broadcast Sunday night at 9 p.m. Perfect for anyone who will still be hungover and not want to get out of bed. They thought of everything!
His name is Phil Thomas Katt and he rocks. And if you believe Wikipedia (and why wouldn’t you?) he’s the ‘godfather of chillwave.’ [Thanks Derek]
Let the transplant insults fly, but I’m originally from North Carolina. So are a few of my friends that live here in Brooklyn. As all of our flights were cancelled due to the snowpocalypse, and we’d already spent plenty of quality holiday time in the Tarheel state; four of us got refunds on our plane tickets, rented a car, and made the trek up the highway. We left ungodly early and avoided the traffic until DC. The driving conditions weren’t too bad either, until Delaware. By the time we hit the turnpike however, it was a pure shit-show. We made it home eventually, but the Mad Max-style lawlessness that met us almost put a damper on our triumphant return. It didn’t, but the traffic, snow, and wandering pedestrians did make unloading our luggage absurdly difficult on the unplowed streets of Southside Williamsburg. We watched the plow truck get stuck in front of us for 15 minutes, its chained tires spinning in the snow until they hit asphalt, sending sparks flying into the slush. When we finally passed the struggling sanitation truck, repurposed to fight the blizzard, we saw the surest signs of deteriorating civilization. On S. 4th Street, it seems people have started to make ramshackle homes in the streets. In the middle of an intersection, a quite impressive igloo, topped with a flag of the Dominican Republic stands strong and proud against the bitter wind. On my street, there is an MTA bus trapped in a snow drift with its flashers on. The neighbors told me it has been there for three days.
I wish our readers the best. Good luck if you’re still stranded far from home sweet Williamsburg, my condolences if you’re stuck in some airport or train station, and my congrats if you’ve made it back. Don’t let the snowpocalypse win! Have a good time, go to work, and make plans for New Year’s eve. As soon as Manhattan is taken care of, I’m sure they’ll dig us out.
Though we’ll be happy if we never hear the term “chillwave” again, we must say 2010 was another great year for music. It was an eclectic year with amazing releases from new artists like Toro Y Moi and new highlights from longtime favorites like Kanye West and Joanna Newsom. Of course, creating a numbered list of favorites is a daunting and highly subjective task — we’re the first to admit that the order of the releases below could change from week to week depending on our mood — but here’s our best shot at categorizing this year’s most accomplished music.
FREEwilliamsburg’s Favorite Records of 2010
21. Toro y Moi: Causers of This