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August 31, 2009

King Of Yacht Rock, Michael McDonald, On Grizzly Bear B Side

s40115.jpgHe's singing lead vocal on "While You Wait For The Others" available now on iTunes. Um. You need to own it.

Of course now we want to hear Grizzly Bear cover "Yah Mo B There." [via]

Jay-Z And Beyonce Attend The Last Pool Party Of 2009

We were wondering who that was yesterday exiting the final Pool Party in a limo. Yep, Jay-Z and Beyonce are Grizzly Bear fans. A tipster sent us the pictures to prove it.

Yesterday's Pool Party felt like the end of an amazing summer as 10,000 elated fans watched Grizzly Bear perform and the sun set over the New York skyline. JellyNYC pulled off an impressive set of shows including performances by Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk, Dan Deacon, and The Black Lips. It remains unclear if the series will return to the Williamsburg waterfront next year, but Chuck Schumer seems to be an advocate. As we snapped a picture we heard the Senator exclaim emphatically "this is great for Brooklyn." We couldn't agree more.

(image c/o Michael Rusch)

Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear

Beach House

(image c/o Michael Rusch)

(image c/o Michael Rusch)

Erin Lucas of The City

Sonny Crockett was there too

Grizzly Bear - "While You Wait For The Others" via BigAssLens

Jay-Z [via]

"Bored to Death" is Sooooo Brooklyn


Remember "Bored to Death," that upcoming series on HBO that's about a bored writer living in Brooklyn who puts up an ad on Craigslist to become a private detective? Well, it's kinda hitting close to home. The show was created by real-life (and no longer bored?) Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames, was shot in Fort Green, and stars Williamsburg residents Olivia Thirlby and our beloved Zach Galifianakis. Zach, it's worth noting, rides/rode his bike to work every day and hurt his knee! So, he's limping, and they had to write his injury into the script. But of course, Ames says it "isn’t really about being a writer, or living in Brooklyn, or being a Brooklyn-based artsy person." That's all an aside. It's a detective show! But in Brooklyn.

August 30, 2009

Sunday's Pool Party: Grizzly Bear & Beach House

Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks"

It's been a pretty amazing series, but alas the 2009 Pool Parties come to a close this Sunday with Beach House and Grizzly Bear. Uh, wow! After last week's dance party with Girl Talk—8500 people attended—the line-up for Sunday promises to be a much more mellow scene, but that doesn't mean it won't be packed. Get there early if you want to get in without the hassle of waiting in a ridiculously long line.

4pm - Vega
5pm - Beach House
6:15pm - Grizzly Bear

More information at

Beach House - "Master of None"

August 29, 2009

Hipster Runoff On Last Week's Girl Talk Party


It seems like the Girl Talk is a ‘celebration of waste’, like they are just converting a local park into a ‘huge fucking dumpster.’
The entire post is hilarious and, best of all, 'Carles' used Clarissa's photos to illustrate his point.

Sunday: Lightning Bolt!


There's just too much good much going on tomorrow. This Todd P show that just came to our attention promises to be pretty amazing. Damn you Todd P. We love you, but how could you make us decide between Lightning Bolt and Grizzly Bear?

:::: Teeth Mountain
:::::: Talk Normal
:::::::: Hot Box

at the Broadway Backyard
979 Broadway, btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St | Bushwick, Brooklyn

NOTE: this show has an 8PM curfew, so don't be late!
JMZ-Myrtle, L-Jefferson, G-Myrtle-Willoughby | DOORS --2:30PM-- | $12 | all ages

If you haven't grabbed it, a new track is available here from their forthcoming album Earthly Delights.

August 28, 2009

The Daily Footprint 6/28/09

Rooftop North 5th and Bedford

The Carrot Highway.... Are You Going My Way?

This song will now be in your head all weekend:

Bushwick Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight


The third annual Bushwick Film Festival will begin tonight at 6 pm at Lumenhouse. Tickets are $8 a day or $20 for the entire weekend - and that includes unlimited free beer. So head to 47 Beaver Street and get your movie-watching drink on.

From the organizers:

"The THIRD ANNUAL BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL features three days of screenings, Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, and music. More than two dozen shorts and full-length narrative films and documentaries will be screened as well as an art show titled SUM OF NOTHING curated by recent SVA grad and BFF's Art Director Sarah O'Donoghue."

For more information please see

August 27, 2009

Drew Citron @ Joe's Pub


Drew Citron
sharing a bill with The Ramblers
Joe's Pub - September 3rd @ 7PM

Drew Citron loves Billy Bragg and is a jazzy, soulful and folky Brooklynite by way of San Francisco. Citron says she plays to crowds of adoring drunks, emotional roustabouts, and anyone else who cares for the heart-worn. If you fit any of the above descriptions you should you come to the show! Drew is such a sweetheart she'll give you a free copy of her EP just for showing up with your drunk and or emotional face.

Constitutional Hipsters

[via toothpastefordinner]

August 26, 2009

The Daily Footprint 6/26/09

L.A. Burrito

Jimmy Tarangelo: Man In Van

Jimmy Tarangelo is an effing badass. He doesn't like paying rent, but he does like living in Manhattan. So what does he do? He lives in a van down by the river, literally.

I spent a few hours with Jimmy and let him speak his mind.

-- by Sean Dunne

2009 Gathering Of The Juggalos..... 'This Is The Motherf*cking Year To Go Bitch-Boy'

We didn't even know anyone still listened to the Insane Clown Posse, aka the worst band on earth. I guess we were wrong. The "most misunderstood people of all time"—they call themselves Juggalos—have been gathering annually for a decade to huff Draino, watch live wrestling, gang-bang 'Juggalettes',' and listen to a lot of shitty music while they get their Insane Clown Posse on.

"The tenth annual promises to be bigger, badder and better than the nine previous years. Is that even possible? Guess what, it is possible. And it will fucking happen.... this is the motherfucking year to go bitch boy."

This year, the festival will feature Coolio, Jimmy J.J. Walker, a wet t-shirt contest, "dudes on stilts," "ninjas juggling fire," and "Hog Daddy's giant hellfire of death."

Needless to say.... every minute of this video is essential viewing.

August 25, 2009

Insound 10th Anniversary Party @ Brooklyn Bowl This Thursday


Cancel your Thursday night plans, Brooklyn Bowl will be the place to be. Celebrating 10 years of giving you the digital goods, Insound is throwing themselves a birthday party that is sure to make you move.

Show starts at 6pm and you'll be enjoying the likes of our favorite local musical peeps:

First off, The Drums, who'll be releasing their Summertime! EP on Twenty Seven Records this September 15th (which you can pre-order at Insound) as a nightcap to the sweaty/rainy season. These boys have been running through my mind much like their new video.

Next up, probably the last time you can catch Cymbals Eat Guitars in New York until their Bowery show in October. And lastly, two of our Northside Festival homies, Real Estate and These Are Powers. One last band is yet to be announced... but looking at this lineup, I'm not worried-- are you?

Tickets are $10, and expect the place to get packed. But not as packed as the Waterfront this past Sunday!

PS... FREE BEER provided by Brooklyn Brewery from 6-8pm!

Check out the video for The Drums "Let's Go Surfing", the song that's been stuck in my head all summer, after the jump.

Mix: Weird Summer

Aquarium Drunkard sent out a "faded out late summer mix" called Weird Summer today, and while I can't comment on it yet b/c it's still downloading (shakes fist at slow internet), it does have some great bands packed into its 80mb. Track list below the jump and download link posted at GvB.


Takeshi Terauchi & Bunnys: Mamurogawa Ondo
The Books: You'll Never Be Alone
Os Mutantes: Tempo No Tempo
Lind & The Linders: Gin No Kusari
Richard Swift: The Bully
Anne Phillipe: Onmatou Jours Dit
Atlas Sound feat. Noah Lennox: Walkabout
Richard Swift: The Bully
Jack & The Rippers: Cathy's Clown
Foreign Born: Early Warnings
Orange Juice: Falling and Laughing
The Nigerian Rhythm Group: The Wind In A Frolic // Giles, Giles & Fripp: Just George, Parts 1-3
Akron/Family: Ed Is A Portal
Elijah & The Ebonites: Hot Grits!!!
Love: Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (Outtake)
Otis Redding: Let Me Come On Home
Tandemoro: Medicine for Melancholy (Outtake)
Otis Redding: Stay in School (excerpt)
The Kinks: Picture Book
Jan Jelinek/G.E.S.: Laokoon Orinoco (excerpt)
Magnetic Zeros: Home
The Love Language: Providence
Javelin: Tell Me, What Will It Be
Little Joy: No One's Better Sake
Dara Puspita: Tanah Airku
King Khan & The Shrines: Que Lindo Sueño
The Michaels: Beach Sleeper (Outtake)
Best Coast: Something In The Way You Say My Name
Nancy Sinatra: Tonight You Belong to Me
The Love Language: Lalita
Fiery Furnaces: Benton Harbor Blues
Jan Jelinek/G.E.S.: Laokoon Orinoco (Excerpt)
The Equals: No Love Could Be Sweeter

Potential Poop Comedy Tonight


Future Saturday Night Live elaborate poop sketch writer and stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress will be performing at Royal Oak tonight at 8:30. Come learn what is up with those Fire SUV's!

Steel Drum "Transmission"

Who knew Joy Division would translate so well to an orchestra of steel drums being transported on a flatbed truck? [via]

The Golem

A group of Jews create a Golem to fight the Williamsburg hipsters in this video by Stephen Levinson and Jason Reich, starring Jonathan Katz. The Golem's really funny! And as Curbed notes, "Trustafarians, golems and gentrification gags are all accounted for" in this book trailer for The Jewish Body.

August 24, 2009

Looking For Something Fun For Tonight??

Well, we've got the answer!

One part Rude Dude, and Todd P Goes to Austin director, Jay Buim will be DJing at Legion Bar with special guest The Eradicator (aka Dustin from Best Fwends)-- it's a last minute thing, y'all... So go pack the place!

Oh and, karaoke in the back too! Here's a little something to get you in the mood:

Wilco Gets The CBS Sunday Morning Treatment

Judith Supine on the Williamsburg Bridge


Whoa. Street artist Judith Supine scaled the Williamsburg Bridge and installed his latest piece, “Above the City in a Summer Night Dream,” right up there at the top.

(Wooster Collective via Animal)

GIRL TALK Waterfront Party Pics 8/23/09

Girl Talk

Though the concert itself was amazing, it was the fun people of the crowd who made the event so epic. By far the largest Pool Party of the season. There were so many people on stage during Girl Talk, the stage actually collapsed. (Thankfully no one was injured as far as we know). Halfway through Girl Talk's set, a light rain began to fall. It was a welcome sight given the heat and sweaty bodies.

This was our favorite overheard pool party conversation: 'is Girl Talk really rocking a Dell? Fuck that. This is bullshit.'

We also loved this tweet via @saveassistants: Girl Talk was awesome, but watching ppl arrested for climbing over port-a-potties to sneak into a free concert was better'

We hope you didn't miss it. This was the biggest and best party of the summer.

Next week, Grizzly Bear and Beach House.

Photos include: DJs Gavin Royce + Stephen Pandolfi, Max Tundra , Wiz Khalifa , Girl Talk










































August 23, 2009

3rd Ward Bluegrass BBQ

bluegrass_sm.pngFor those who don't feel like battling the crowds at Girl Talk:

Sunday, August 23, 4 to 9 p, FREE Admission
FREE Colt 45 - 4 to 5 p, Cheap Eats & Drinks
An afternoon of Bluegrass music and BBQ! Featuring Chef Jeremy Spector and local Bluegrass bands Melody Allegra & Friends, The Strung Out String Band, Jefferson Hamer & Stephanie Coleman and Free Advice. Bluegrass musicians come armed and ready to play! At 8 p we'll turn the stage over to an open blugrass jam hosted by Melody Allegra. We'll also have apple bobbing, horseshoes and everybody's favorite - the photobooth! Plus, our friends from the Band of Bicycles will be on hand with bike blended libations and song. Whether you're a musician or you just like to have fun, throw on your overalls and head to 3rd Ward!


This Sunday's Pool Party: Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Everybody and their brother has already written us requesting details about this show. All we can say is get there early. Crowds are going to be wrapping the block. Doors open at 2. See you there.

2:00 - 3:45 - DJs Gavin Royce + Stephen Pandolfi
4:00 - 4:45 - Max Tundra
5:00 - 5:45 - Wiz Khalifa
6:15 - 7:45 - Girl Talk

More information at