Archive for July, 2012
Here’s the first single from Centipede Hz. Panda Bear debuted it (along with two of his new instrumental solo jams) on Animal Collective Radio last night. “Today’s Supernatural” is weird (in that way that Animal Collective are), upbeat, and has some of that classic Avey Tare scream/singing. Perfect to whet our appetite for Centipede Hz‘s release.
Tickets are still available for Animal Collective’s show at Williamsburg Park this fall.
Punk meets Art. Rhode Island maniacs Tinsel Teeth and Doomsday Student (ex Arab On Radar) ravished Death by Audio on Saturday. Tinsel Teeth are easily amongst the most ‘physical’ live performers out there, while Doomsday Student flat out make your ears explode with their signature No Wave assaults. NSFW video edits of both sets are below.
As mentioned in the post below, this show will go down as 2012′s most sweltering event. Even though they do have a new and pretty wicked industrial sized A/C at the warehouse on Kent, condensation started dripping from the ceiling 2 minutes into Trash Talk’s set. Bodies were flying all over the place, swinging from the sprinkler pipes on the ceiling and vanishing in a several hundred people strong mosh pit. It was sheer mayhem and the ruckus was definitely brought to Brooklyn that night. Musically, it wasn’t all that. But hey, what does a room full of explosive energy care about song writing finesse…
Watch Odd Future+Trash Talk playing “Radicals” and “Awake” live at 285 Kent on July 26, 2012.
A bit of a belated post, but on July 14 Thurston Moore & Loren Connors played The Stone in Manhattan as part of Spy Fest. Watch about half of the performance below. That day I was convinced, this would qualify for ‘hottest show of the year’. Needless to say, I hadn’t been to the Trash Talk/Odd Future outing at 285 Kent yet.
I have friends all over the place. Philadelphia was my stomping ground while in college. I touch base with my people a few times a week. Particularly my boy John F and a lovely lady by the name of Ruth. On multiple occasions the name Dewey Decibel has come up. I was actually eating brunch a while back with the owner of Bold New Breed Records Rick Friedrich and he had mentioned Dewey as well.
On my lunch break one of my friends randomly sent me a video. It was none other than Dewey Decibel. Now that it was front and center I had to take the time to listen. I’m not one to believe the hype of anything until I listen for myself. I definitely agree, dude has skills. Wish I took the time to listen a while ago. Judge for yourself. This track is called “Love” by Dewey Decibel. I’ll keep you posted the next time he’s in NYC. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
How long have you stayed or played in North Brooklyn? For many of us the years can be counted on one hand. We missed the halcyon days when Bedford was a frontier and rent was actually cheaper than Manhattan. For anyone interested in our (very) recent history, the cover story for The Williamsburg/Greenpoint News and Arts has an oral history of Ten Years of Music 2002-2012. Beyond interesting tid bits about the beginnings of now big bands (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) the piece also puts the whole scene into perspective. Like this gem:
These events occurred during the advent and rise of the Internet. These early shows, shows in the early 2000s, were not covered in the media. These shows didn’t have photographers with digital cameras in the audience. To put it into a larger context, it was January 2001 when iTunes launched. And it would be another 10 months before we had iPods. This was not only the beginning of a new era of music, music out of Brooklyn, but also the beginning of the end of the music industry as it existed then.