Archive for August, 2012
Watch clips of Wild Nothing and DIIV playing River Rocks at Pier 84 last night. This was hands down the longest line I have seen for a (free) show since that infamous 77Boadrum performance in Dumbo back in 2007. Thousands of people. Good times.
Get tix here
Join Finger on the Pulse in celebrating five years of the BBQ Blow Out with two-star starwarts Gwynnett St for a summer ending night of food, fun and fantastic music (& beer!)
Get tickets now for the early bird prices!
Early Bird (Gets the BBQ Worm): $10 GA (Gaurenteed Spot) / $15 VIP
Day of BBQ: $10 GA / $20 VIP
Needless to say, we’re pretty excited about this one with three headlining artists on the same bill!
Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, is among the most talked-about musical artists of the year. Her live performances are both musical and visual, embodying art, performance, dance, video and sound.
Wild Nothing’s songs are inspired by a longtime love affair with nostalgia. Released this spring, Wild Nothing’s debut album Gemini is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret.
DIIV, the brainchild of Z. Cole Smith (Beach Fossils), crafts a sound indebted to classic kraut, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-80’s Seattle – a perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.
More information at River Rocks.
For the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, August 5, NBC News has released old interviews with the iconic movie star. In this interview, she proclaims her love for our fab ‘burb:
When I retire, I want to retire to Brooklyn…it’s my favorite place in the world so far that I’ve seen. I haven’t traveled much, but I don’t think I’ll find anything else to replace Brooklyn. I just like walking around. I think the view is better from Brooklyn, you know, you can look back over and see Manhattan. That’s the best view…It’s the people…I like the streets, just the people and the streets and the atmosphere, I just like it.”
So do we, Marilyn!