Archive for July, 2012
House of Vans continued their 2012 run of free shows last night with a swinging bill of classic hardcore/punk. Next to early 80′s legends 7 Seconds, H2O delivered the goods in a melodic and crowd pleasing fashion. Throughout both band’s sets, the packed out warehouse was full of roving circle- and mosh pits. Even though local openers, Tournament entertained with more of a heavy southern rock feel, they managed to draw the crowd’s attention just the same.
Watch video edits of all three bands below, including 7 Seconds playing their signature line song “Young ‘Til I Die” and the Nena cover, “99 Red balloons”.
More impressions from last night and a full schedule of the remaining free House of Vans parties after the jump…
Taxi Fares in New York to Rise by 17% City Room
The Awl has a 6000 word piece on McCarren Park Pool:
The Post called the pool a “mini-war zone” and then questioned a policy of inspecting swimming trunks, local television stations called the pool “plagued by a wave of violence,” Gothamist pondered whether the facility was “doomed to repeat its infamous past,” and The New York Times shifted its coverage from enraptured nostalgia to tempered apprehension.
The Times quoted one pool neighbor, Miss Mousey Brown owner Meredith Chesney, who was frustrated that someone had defecated in front of her salon on Saturday morning. That story earned derision from Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan, who ridiculed the Times for conflating the pool’s opening with broader narratives about hipsters, race, and gentrification.
Bloomberg snapped at reporters who questioned him about the first incident that occurred on Friday. Benepe told the Daily News that a “couple of meatheads” were the cause of the brawls and the pool didn’t warrant extra security. He added, in an interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, that “racial and economic tensions were not to blame” for the rash of violence, which consisted of “isolated incidents.
Co-owner Patrick Burke (who also runs the Brickyard Gastropub in Manhattan) says that roughly half of the beers will be locally sourced from New York State. Click through for the current menu.
There’s space for 55 in the outdoor seating area that wraps around the exterior of the Ale House, and a room in the back has a working fireplace that Burke plans to use in the winter. In addition to beer, they serve mixed drinks and wine, plus a solid bar menu that ranges from spicy popcorn to grilled cheese sandwiches to sweet potato fires to arugula salad. There are also a variety of “build your own” burgers, with “grass fed natural beef, bison, and veggie” options, and over a dozen possible toppings.
Two Chances to See DIIV On Thursday, Also FREE shows featuring Neko Case, Dan Deacon, and John Maus!
DIIV will be performing for FREE at The Hester at 7PM:
THE HESTER is a progressive and constantly changing space that reflects the dynamic spirit behind the artists, designers, and tastemakers of New York. Bringing the best of innovative design, fashion, and art, THE HESTER will feature the cutting edge jewelry of Arielle de Pinto, the exotic fragrances of Six Scents, the garment district made and dip-dyed dresses of Lindsay Thornburg, the art objects of Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area, and much, much more.
With interiors designed by Joel Fitzpatrick with furniture designed by Nick DeMarco, THE HESTER is about new experiences: new designers, interior layouts, products, performers, and DJ’s. The space will be as dynamic as the energy that inspires New York.
RSVP at email@example.com
This week is pretty refreshing. It feels like the old days. After taking a couple of months off of playing pretty much every day, at every venue known to man, DIIV are back, Pitchfork “Best New Music” sheen and all.
They’re part of our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show this week, opening for buzz queen Bethany Cosentino’s Ali Koehler-less Best Coast (speaking of the old days) at Terminal 5, also with Those Darlins. That one is next Tuesday, and there’s still tickets left for this all ages show at the cavernous waterfront midtown venue. It seems that Best Coast’s buzz may have died a bit after The Only Place’s mixed reviews, but the Cosentino led act still manages to top our list, possibly in part to her recent spread with Wavves in SPIN (in which she looks absolutely amazing, by the way.)
Anyway, back to DIIV, who hold the rare distinction of being a part of both our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show and my EDITOR’S PICK; as they’re the opener for the VERY recently announced Cloud Nothings show at 285 Kent tomorrow. That’s two of my top ten albums for the year in one bill, at one of my favorite venues. Tickets are going fast (if they’re still there when this is posted) so jump on this one.
John Ratliff of Ends Meat (formally of Anella & Calyer) and Jose Ramierz-Ruiz (formally of Isa) are now doing weekly pig roasts at Crown Vic in Williamsburg on Sundays. The pigs are heritage breed from a local farm and roasted over custom built rotating spits.The chefs roasts the pigs all day starting at noon till the meat runs out in different styles that vary each week. 2 weeks ago they did a riff on babi guling from Ibu Oka in Bali. The meat comes with an assortment of sides, and the plates usually go for around $15-17. Starts at 5 until pigs gone. Usually 10
More information about Crown Victoria bar here.