The city seems to be hungover from this past weekend, even as I write this on a Tuesday afternoon. All Tomorrow’s Parties made a strong case for the viability of festivals in New York with I’ll Be Your Mirror. Brooklyn’s finest partied in a mansion in Bushwick. We put on a show in a tea house, followed by an all-night rager with Total Slacker and Pictureplane (who plays a free show at PS1 on Saturday, by the way.) Now it’s time to get up and do it all over again.
When The Black Keys are third on a bill, you’re sure to grab the MOST BLOGGED ABOUT crown for the week. That’s precisely what has happened with Saturday’s FREE show at Central Park, the Global Festival. It’s headlined by the timeless Neil Young, who, six decades in, remains respected and revered by even the most jaded of bloggers in Brooklyn. Cascaded in between Young and the Keys, are two bands who have not fared as well in the eyes of said bloggers; Foo Fighters and Band of Horses (who’s latest album is getting destroyed by reviewers.) This one is so big it’s moved from Summerstage to the Great Lawn; expect tens of thousands for this one.
I swung by Bar Matchless to catch Plantlife Music’s showcase this past Friday. Mainly to go check out the Souldiers of Soul. When they were setting up I thought all the people on the stage were up there just helping them set up faster but when they started there were definitely like a zillion of them on stage. OK maybe more like 8 but who’s counting?
They all played their roles well. Although it seemed to be a little excessive at first, it made sense once they started. Everyone is really busy most of the time. Every tit for tat is definitely accounted for, so the numbers do matter. Real good set! Keep your ears peeled, I’m certain they’ll be back. Enjoy the video in the meantime. Enjoy!
Brooklyn Kitchen and the Brooklyn Star are pairing up for an event that sounds too good to pass up:
We’re teaming up with The Brooklyn Star for a great night of whiskey drinking, learning and eating at their bar, led by Drew Kulsveen, Master Distiller at the family-owned Willett Distilleries in Bardstown, Kentucky.You will taste four small batch whiskies including Willett Rye, Johnny Drum and Noah’s Mill. Each tasting will be expertly paired with dishes by the Brooklyn Star’s chef Joaquin Baca.
Drew will teach you how each whiskey was made and what differentiates each style. He’ll school you on what makes them small batch, blended, bourbon or rye and just about everything you might want to know. Students will receive an informational handout and note sheet so you don’t miss a thing. You will also receive a small travel bag from Crumpler bags filled with goodies from the Brooklyn Star and the Brooklyn Kitchen.
Location: The Brooklyn Star- 593 Lorimer St between Metropolitan & Conselya Just off the Lorimer L Train.
Type: Skills & Dinner
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs.
- Queso fundido with house made chorizo
- Grilled quail and peaches
- Roasted sweetbreads, home fries, and red eye gravy
- Pretzels and chocolate.
Beverage: Four Different Whiskies Distilled at Willett Distileries
I swung by Bar Matchless to catch Plantlife Music’s showcase this past Friday. The first band I saw was called The Original Marta. I was definitely entertained. Good thing the lead guitarist had like a zillion guitars. Things could of gotten really crappy really quickly with all the string breaking. But even during the minute or two wait in between working out the technical PMS, they were quite witty so my A.D.D didn’t get a chance to kick in. Great set guys. Way to be prepared!
PS: I was wondering, by Plantlife Music does that mean your stoners or lizards? Maybe a hippie lizard?
I got an email from Girlie Action Media a little while back telling me about Brooklyn local band Avan Lava. Attached were a bunch of links to some of their music. Rather than click the links, I do what I always do, search on spotify. I found them and hit play.
From the first 30 seconds alone I had a smile on my face. The track I played first was called “Tear It Down”. It sounded like a “manaja twa” with The Foals, Prince, and Sheila E. That sounds pretty awesome on paper doesn’t it? Well words don’t really do it justice you should listen for yourself. I have a better idea!
Why don’t you get your asses to Santos Party House this Friday(9/21) and see them up close and personal with me. For show information go here. If you’re a wall flower please stay at home. For you dancing folks I hope to catch you on the dance floor. PS: Ladies I’ll be the black dude with “The Demolition Man” haircut(Wesley Snipes minus The Blond).