We’re enjoying the new album from Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. Her side project is called Dungeonesse and here’s the first single:
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Statistically, at least according to an informal survey of bar patrons I conducted last weekend, Williamsburg and Bushwick are home to more musicians than most other parts of the city. Which should mean that all of us are more than familiar with the tired trope of the struggling musician who’s just waiting to be signed: the bands playing to the same group of 20 friends each week, and somehow guilt you into paying that $5 cover almost every time; your drummer who hops from piss-stained mattress to piss-stained couch while he’s waiting for his “big break”; that 300-press of your band’s CD you made that you’re now using as a nightstand. As much as New York is the place we all come to dream big, it’s also the place we watch those dreams, and our bank accounts, slowly shrivel and die.
Enter Williamsburg-based music industry veterans Jesse Cannon and Todd Thomas. Cannon has not only been producing and managing bands for more than a decade, with groups like Animal Collective, The Misfits, The Cure, Leftover Crack, The Menzingers and Man Overboard; he, along with his partner Thomas, has been covering the way the music industry ‘s been rapidly changing on his blog, musformation.com. And just this week, the two of them decided to turn that blog into a comprehensive, 700-page look and DIY guide to the real way the music industry works today: Get More Fans: the DIY Guide to the New Music Business.
photo via thetimes
As part of the 2013 Northside Festival (June 13-16) Solange will be playing McCarren Park on June 16th. The Walkmen will also be playing a show in McCarren the day before as part of the festival. Tickets for both shows are free, but you have to RSVP HERE for The Walkmen, and HERE for Solange. Be sure to get there early for Solange to see My Midnight Heart (shameless shout out to friends from back in the day) who are opening along with Petite Noir and Cable.
The guys in Isadora invited team blaqbook over to check out their set at Glasslands a few weeks ago. So I grabbed some good then met my boy Layton(Courtesy Tier Drummer) at the venue. A bunch of cool bands were on the bill. I caught ANML and Isadora then made my way back to my apartment.
By the time Isadora’s set started the place was packed and they definitely delivered. The crowd was definitely focused during their set. Isadora takes you high, then low, then trips you out a bit, and then rock back out. Never really a dull momment. They keep you on your feet and they’re impossible to predict. Great set guys.
The guys of NYC based band Isadora invited me to Glasslands to catch their set. Before there set this dude ANML was playing. He was pretty cool. He would loop a bunch of instruments then pick a primary one to play while singing. With Glasslands lighting and effects this video came out really cool. Check it out and let me know what you think.
LA skate punks FIDLAR were in New York last week with their good buddies from Wavves for two wild ass shows at a couple of our favorite venues, Glasslands and Shea Stadium. The My Social List team was able to lure them over to the speak easy at Webster Hall in the midst of their Rolling Stone-documented romp across Brooklyn and Manhattan with the promise of free drinks, but little did they know they’d end up splitting an entire bottle of liquor and a twelver with our host, Kristina Tequila.
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.
If you’re not out in the West Coast for Coachella next weekend, join Carabella and Supercrush Studio for a 4-day local music festival jam packed with a ridiculous line up of bands and surprise performances @ the Brain Cave Music Festival hosted by Europa in Greenpoint.
Nightly & 4-day passes are going fast, and the first 100 attendees each nite will be treated to a limited edition tote. Plus it’s an hr open bar of Radeberger beer every nite!
Hello spring! Purchase Tickets Here and full lineup after the break