Archive for August, 2011
Last night’s sold out 10th Anniversary celebration for the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer was a fan’s wet hot American dream come true. Hosted by Stella (David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black) who also starred in, wrote and directed the movie, the night included archived video audition footage, a sweater fondling contest and appearances from original cast members.
Music Hall of Williamsburg was filled was fans quoting movie lines in unison and singing along to the film’s soundtrack, which was played live by Joe McGinty and the Loser’s Lounge.
The films stars came out to reminisce about the movie and reenact some of their popular scenes from the film to wild crowd reactions. Among those who made an appearance were Marguerite Moreau (Katie), Jeanene Garofolo (Beth), Zak Orth (J.J.), Jake Fogelnest (Silas), A.D. Miles (Gary), Gideon Jacobs (Aaron), Gabriel Millman (Cape Boy), Judah Freelander (Ron von Kleinenstein), Ken Marino (Victor Kulack), Marisa Ryan (Abby Bernstein), and of course the renown, Can of Vegetables voiced by Jon Benjamin.
Also making cameos on prerecorded video shorts were Nina Hellman (Nancy), Joe Lo Truglio (Neil), Amy Poehler(Susie) and Paul Rudd (Andy).
Check out some of the night’s highlights below including an intro from Arty “The Beekeeper” Solomon’s (voiced by Samm Levine) opening address, a performance by Alan Shemper (Michael Showalter) and Victor (Ken Marino) singing “Danny’s Song.”
Following recent reports by The Brooklyn Paper and The L Magazine that Jelly’s latest free rock ‘n roll venture Rock Beach was suffering from significantly poor attendance, Jelly has decided to finally address the problem – that Floyd Bennett Field is fucking far.
So kiddies, Rock Yard returns!
The homecoming is set for this Sunday at The Morgan with live performances by The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The SoSo Glos and CSC Funk Band.
Welcome back, Jelly.
Ice cream is so overrated. Why not cool yourself down with the chilling go-to refreshment of cold soup? Yes. That’s right. Cold soup.
A mere $10 gets you all the gazpacho-style yum plus free Plymouth Gin and a vote. And if you compete, admission is free. But spots were filling up fast, so email email@example.com for more information.
With all her talk of “swag” I was hoping she was the latest member of the Odd Future crew. Sadly no Tyler cameos. Instead, she’s the latest from the Rebecca Black production team.
You’ll have to travel a little farther than Brooklyn if you want to see our #1 and #3 shows of the week. The Escape to New York festival at Long Island’s Shinnecock Reservation starts this Friday with Patti Smith, Best Coast, Chairlift and more. Be prepared to pay (a lot) for the privilege, but you’ll be treated to a great lineup the entire weekend.
Staying in the city? There are a couple of notable shows around town. Again, the House of Vans is high up on our list (#6) with Man Man, Glass Candy and Crystal Antlers. We’re hoping the torrential downpour from last week won’t return — but bring a poncho just in case! Another one not to miss: Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, Only Son and a Blood Orange DJ set at Manhattan Inn. And if you don’t mind braving the crowds, you SHOULD check out Friendly Fires, The Naked and Famous and Cults at Central Park Summerstage.
Finally — if you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets — we’ll see you at Bon Iver at United Palace Theater (or Prospect Park) for a sold-out show with the Rosebuds.
TOP 10 SHOWS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS.
10. Frightened Rabbit @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Right on Dynamite
Today, August 3rd at 8pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
9. Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park Bandshell w/ Diamond Rings
Today, August 3rd at 6pm – All Ages, $35 -> tickets
8. Bon Iver @ United Palace Theater w/ the Rosebuds
Tuesday, August 9th at 8pm – All Ages, SOLD OUT
7. Aaron Pfenning of Rewards @ The Manhattan Inn w/ Only Son and Blood Orange DJ Set
Thursday, August 4th at 10pm – 21+, FREE!
Clearly this is must-see TV:
Diners hoping to get their brick oven pizza on at Motorino last night were greeted by closed doors and this sign. RIP Motorino.
Formerly: Motorino to close, um, permanently.
I never got into Drake when he first hit the scene. Chalk it up to my total disdain for anything related to Degrassi and lyrics that were easy to ridicule (What am I doing?/What am I doing?/ Oh ya, that’s right/ I’m doing me). But with his cheerleading for The Weeknd, one of the best new acts of 2011, and now this new single…I might have to let the Degrassi loathing go.
The album, Take Care, is in stores October 24th and probably in the torrents weeks before that.
We know Fort Lean can create some sweet tunes. We know that because we downloaded their EP, saw them play Bushwick Walkabout, and put their music on at parties. But have you ever wanted to, say, hear them talk about giving away music for free? Or the etymology of “bumpkin”? Travis Harrison and Serious Business are having these tough conversations for us to get the facts straight from the indie bands we love.