The best song of last summer FINALLY gets a proper video. Watch below and relive the magic.
Archive for June, 2011
Indie rock is such an overused term that defining it and charting the genre’s evolution is almost impossible, but with his new film Just Gimme Indie Rock!: The Story of an Underground Uprising, Brad Katz is attempting to do just that.
Just Gimme will cover indie music history of the past 40 years, from genre pioneers Sonic Youth and Hüsker Dü to current heavy hitters Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend. According to the website, the film, “will be the first to connect the dots between divergent eras of indie,” using archival concert footage and “insider” interviews.
For this epic undertaking Katz is relying on support from the fans themselves. Indie loving rockers can donate their funds to a Kickstarter account until August 23. Pledge today, and help preserve indie rock history so that future generations of hipsters can be as pretentious about their obscure music knowledge as the hipsters of today.
The best and worst part of the 2011 Northside Festival is the 250+ amazing musicians contemporaneously pitted against each other throughout the various stages of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. While all these bands deserve your love, the capacity to attend every show and nurse the previous night’s hangover with another [several rounds of] PBR and musical enthusiasm is severely limited. Thus, while we encourage checking out as many bands as you can (especially the new and unsigned), we might as well throw in our two cents.
So - drumroll, please – here are some picks for the best Northside sounds:
For more information and the full day-by-day lineup, visit the Official 2011 Northside Festival Site.
Why not break up the music monotony with some visual indie stimulation? Northside introduces the Do-It-Yourself Film Festival hosted by Union Docs, where emerging filmmakers will showcase shorts and features before a jury comprised of local luminaries. The winner will score a coveted Northside Rooftop Films screening among other prizes. The screening series at indieScreen also returns.
The impressive full lineup can be found at the Official 2011 Northside Festival Site.
But here are some picks in the moving pictures category:
This year, Northside introduces the Ideas Festival, featuring panels geared toward “Creators” and “Innovators.” Because let’s face it – your art form is nice and all, but you ain’t gonna make it rain without the bizness.
For a full schedule, visit the Official 2011 Northside Festival Site.
Here are some picks on learning how to play the game:
All panel discussions are will be held at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street.
Police arrested two men attempting to climb the Williamsburg Bridge for a photo shoot reports the Daily News.
Everybody loves the view from the bridge but James Stafford of Connecticut, and Brice Farrell of Maryland wanted to find that perfect spot for their snap shots.
The death-defying duo were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment. They told authorities they simply wanted to take photos, and police say both men had cameras.
“We don’t see anything in terms of an attempt to damage the bridge,” said Kelly, but worried about the safety of citizens as well as officers. “What it does is put our police officers at risk to climb up on the bridge to get people down,” he said.
It is unclear at this time if the men will face additional charges, if they’ve acquired a lawyer, or just how crazy they must be to boulder that bridge.
In keeping with the organic trend, The Burger Guru eatery is scheduled to open for business tomorrow. The Burger Guru’s founders have pledged to cook their burgers in the style of their grandfather from Greece. In addition to offering meat burgers, there will also be a few veggie options available. They say:
After years of traveling back and forth to the village of Laconia, we have resolved to reproduce his great tasting recipe for our patrons and with the same humble roots and passion for our meat, truly hope you enjoy our Burger Guru’s harmonious balance between taste and quality.
They’ll also be donating a percentage of their profits to various causes which are geared to fighting illness like obesity, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), diabetes, cancer and heart disease as well as to benefit our much abused planet and animals.
My Social List is happy to partner with Freewilliamsburg to bring you the next seven days’ most buzzed-about New York shows, as well as new shows going on sale this week. My Social List tracks nine of the most popular music blogs and aggregates mentions of bands to create weekly Top 10 Lists of the city’s most buzzed-about shows.
This week is absolutely packed with shows from Greenpoint’s blogger-friendly Northside Festival, but it’s the dance-heavy lineup at Governor’s Ball that has the most bloggers buzzing. You might just see us there, trying to keep up our momentum after a week full of indie-rock favorites.
Luckily, Brooklynites won’t have to travel far to see the rest of this week’s most talked-about events. Here are our Top 10 Shows for the next seven days.
1. Governor’s Ball @ South Island Field Governors Island w/ Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Big Boi, Neon Indian, People Under the Stairs, Passion Pit (DJ Set), Mac Miller, Das Racist, Miami Horror, Outasight and Reptar
Saturday, June 18th at 11am – all ages, $95 -> tickets
2. Beirut @ McCarren Park (Northside Festival) w Sharron Van Etten and Yellow Ostrich
Thursday, June 16th at 5pm – all ages, sold out
3. Guided By Voices @ McCarren Park (Northside Festival) w/ Guided By Voices, Wavves, Surfer Blood and The Babies
Saturday, June 18th at 3pm – all ages, $30 – $35 -> tickets
4. Yeasayer @ Terminal 5 w/ The Smith Westers and Hush Hush
Saturday, June 18th at 8pm – 18+, sold out