Leave it to me to love anything that kicks off with a Fleetwood Mac sample, excerpts from Rosemary’s Baby and lyrics like “I’ll be your good witch, call me,” but beyond my go-to approval qualifications, SZA has been on my brain since her sort of under-the-radar debut release See.SZA.Run.
You can download her newest S EP below for free, and catch her tonight at Glasslands with Cascine dream Chad Valley and number one crush Rush Midnight. Tickets are moments away from being sold out, so get yours now!
These walls are haunted by the sweaty dance parties of Williamsburg ‘yore and Over The Eight promises to tip its proverbial hat to what once made this space so successful — “readings, art shows, dance parties, and straight up-and-down good food and music.”
Here’s hoping Over The Eight can tap into the bygone spirit of Royal Oak — the way we all choose to remember it, and not its inevitably douche-filled end. And if Saturday night’s party is any indication, the OTE team is off to a promising start.
Are you guys loving this as much as I am? Or am I just being old and nostalgic?
From our friends over at Glasslands:
Kick back and picture this Summer: the BBQs, the parks, the lemonade, the never-ending string of concerts, events, and parties.
Leave that last part to us. This limited-run season pass gets you:
- Entry into every Glasslands event this Summer, no matter what price, no matter how full, no funny business
- One free drink every time you stop by
That’s over 120 events, so bring a sleeping bag maybe and settle in for the long haul?
** Very limited run **
Looks like other season passes will be available in the future as well. Get yours here for the steep upfront cost of $225 — although when you do the math, this hip little card ultimately pays for itself if you’re looking to do a show or two a week through the season. Here’s hoping the Popgun boys can make some of that sweet new Williamsburg waterfront property money.
With intergalactic synthesizer vibes, today marks the release of the Hackman Remix of previously teased single “Broken Record” from Nocturnes, the upcoming sophomore studio release from Little Boots (neé Victoria Hesketh) — just in time for your sunny day wind down.
Catch Little Boots at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 7th with AVAN LAVA and (one of our newest favorites!) Feathers, celebrating the same day release Nocturnes — featuring contributions from members of Simian Mobile Disco as well as Hercules and Love Affair, with production credit to DFA co-founder Tim Goldsworthy. Basically, we have super high hopes for this record… Not convinced quite yet? Take a listen to fellow Nocturnes track “Motorway” here.
Get your tickets here for what’s sure to be disco synth and babe-filled night!
This Thursday, Barcelona psych-synth quartet Delorean will be at 285 Kent previewing songs from their as-yet untitled follow-up to 2010′s critically acclaimed Subiza – to be released this Summer on True Panther.
If you haven’t seen these Basque country boys live quite yet, catch them at this very special intimate (and last minute) show with Mas Ysa and DJ sets by Van Rivers and True Panther Soundsystem.
Tickets are $15, but here at FREEwilly, we’ve got two pairs of tickets for this intimate performance to giveaway to you lovely readers! Just comment below and let us know why you deserve the tickets most! We’ll pick a winner at random but your pleas may or may not sway us…
PS – this weather rules.
In other food related news, we received an email today titled “IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING BURRITOS,” so naturally, mouths watered and we were inclined to open it. Turns out, one of our favorite Mexican eateries is joining the Williamsburg family at 189 Bedford Ave. tomorrow:
As you may have already heard, Dos Toros Taqueria, the popular Mission-style burrito joint, will be opening in Williamsburg this Wednesday, April 3rd. Since this is an exciting opening for both the Dos Toros team and New Yorkers alike, the brothers behind the horns wanted to make it extra special. In honor of the eatery’s first location outside of Manhattan, the newly opened Dos Toros will celebrate dollar-menu style! Leo and Oliver Kremer, founders of Dos Toros, will be selling each food item for only $1. See below for deal information:
· 1 burrito = $1
· 1 quesadilla = $1
· 2 tacos = $1
· Chips + Guac or Salsa = $1
· Restrictions & Additional Details: Limit one item per person. Drinks normal price. Deal valid 4/3/13 from 12:00pm-10:00pm.
As temperatures begin to slowly inch closer to Spring appropriate calculations (I didn’t wear a coat outside on my lunch break, you guys!), daily subway playlist rituals have begun to shift to what I like to call “West Coast Wishing” in NYC’s more brutal and seemingly never-ending months. The warmth is so close, I can practically taste it.
Luckily, the Clavin sisters’ post-Mika Miko full-length debut as Bleached arrives just in time to push us through these next few not quite sun-filled days (weeks!?) with just enough guitar fuzz to endure the grey yet already allergy ridden air.
Out tomorrow on Dead Oceans, our friends over at The Fader are currently streaming the much anticipated “Ride Your Heart” in it’s entirety. So get your copy when you wake, pop in your headphones and cry silently to yourself on your morning commute about what a cruel diva mother nature is.
Check out the video for “Next Stop” after the jump… (more…)