Sonic Youth at McCarren in ’07, image c/o Flickr
Looks like it will be the last concert, um, EVER at McCarren Park Pool—*weep*—but Sonic Youth has just announced a show on August 30th. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
There have been petitions floating around at the Pool Parties to keep the venue as a concert space, but we’re not holding our breath. Looks like the kiddie urinal is on its way. The good news is the free shows may be transferred to Bushwick Inlet Park in 2009.
Also just announced, The Felice Brothers are headlining a free JellyNYC Pool Party with Langhorne Slim, Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, Deer Tick, and DJ Kool Kear on August 10th.
More information at www.mccarrenpark.com
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Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki
DEERHOOF / METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: THE RITE: REMIXED
Prospect Park Bandshell
Doors 6pm, $3
More information at Celebrate Brooklyn.
Celebrate Brooklyn & Wordless Music present DEERHOOF / METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE: THE RITE: REMIXED The mercurial experimentalists DEERHOOF, ‚”the most creative band in indie rock today,” (LA Weekly) forge a distinctive sound out of sophisticated improvisation, fierce dissonance, and weirdly catchy melodies. They’re paired here, via the forward thinking Wordless Music Series, with a world premiere by METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE, led by Artistic Director/Conductor Andrew Cyr. The Rite: Remixed is a collaboration with composers and live electronics producer/performers Ryan Francis, Leo Leite, and Ricardo Romaneiro, who re-conceptualize Stravinsky’s monumental The Rite of Spring through the lens of the latest sounds and technology from electronica. The work combines keyboards and laptops with huge percussion and brass ensembles to create a futuristic, rhythm-inspired sonic tableau.
Its always too crowded, too hot, and the sound sucks, but THE SIREN FESTIVAL begins at noon. This year Malkmus and Broken Social Scene are the big names, but we’re most excited about The Dodos who, all sources say, put on a great live show.
at Coney Island
noon – 9pm, FREE
more information at the Village Voice website
Also on Saturday:
Warm Up feat. Danton Eepron w/ Au Revoir Simone, Dorit Chrysler, and Egill Saabjornsson & Flis
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
This week’s Warm Up provides yet another reason to hop a tugboat to Long Island City (as if you needed one). Curated by style-for-the-people outpost agnes b., the electro-leaning bill toes the line between dance music and pure pop, with an oddball spirit that befits the avant-garde surroundings. Theremin player Dorit Chrysler presents an engaging concoction of new composition, balladry, and electronic meandering, while Au Revoir Simone steer things in a more hummable direction with the aid of a few Casiotone keyboards. London DJ Danton Eeprom, meanwhile, brings Warm Up back to its disco-house comfort zone.
Noise isn’t supposed to be this pretty. Sure, My Bloody Valentine, Jesu, and a whole mess of pedal-pushers have shown that’s not necessarily true, but Fuck Buttons take the concept to a whole new stratosphere. “Bright Tomorrow” had the blogs beside themselves — a simple, shimmering keyboard melody that boils over into a Yellow Swans-ish barrage of screams and hiss. Working a similar balance between substance and skronk, be it through the triumphant psych-stomp of last year’s self-titled album or the urban tribalism and doom-dub of They Were Wrong and Drum’s Not Dead, the headlining Liars reinvent themselves more convincingly than any other indie-rock band around
more information at mccarrenpark.com
Friday at the Prospect Park Bandshell:
BRAZILIAN GIRLS WITH CHICHA LIBRE AND TICKLAH.
Doors open at 7pm, Admission: $3
Brazilian Girls always put on a good show, but Chicha Libre sounds like a lot of fun too. You have to love a band named after corn liquor.
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70′s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. Chicha is the name of a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas in pre-colombian days. Chicha is also the name of a South American music craze which started out in the early 70′s in the Peruvian Amazon.
More information at Celebrate Brooklyn
On Saturday at the Yard
TODD P PRESENTS A MID-SUMMER OUTDOOR PARTY
With Oneida, High Places, Titus Andronicus, Ponytail, Vivian Girls, Abe Vigoda and many more. Full line-up here.
Doors: 12pm, All Ages, Admission: $10
Ever the DIY adventurer, indie-music and party promoter Todd P pops out in the middle of a fairly minimal season (he’s reportedly been focusing on “other things”) with a sensational lineup of experimental/electronica/dancy-pants bands. Headlining the performance, nu-jazz psychedelic musicians Oneida skronk alongside the power-pop Shy Child, the wildly alternative antics of Ponytail, garage punk from Titus Andronicus, and the electronic/Caribbean pop of High Places. Depending on which way the weather goes, you may find yourself drenched in a mix of sweats (not all your own), but a Todd P party of this magnitude is not to be missed.
More information at the Yard’s website. Set times at Todd P’s website.
And on Sunday at McCarren Park Pool
A FREE POOL PARTY WITH THE THE BREEDERS, MATT + KIM, AND THE WHIP
Doors open at 2pm, Admission: FREE!, Now featuring food by our friends at Two Boots
More information at www.mccarrenpark.com
We know it’s a ways away, but we’re already excited to see The Dodos play Spiegelworld on September 28th. If you’re not familiar, go buy their record now. Here’s a taste:
Download “Fools” by The Dodos here.
We’ve also been LOVING The Acorn’s absolutely essential “Glory Hope Mountain” which was shamefully excluded from our best of 2007 list. We hadn’t heard it! It’s a odd mix of Califone and Talking Heads which somehow works perfectly. Again, if you don’t own it, run out and buy it now.
Download “Flood Part 1″ MP3 by The Acorn here.
We also need to do penance for neglecting to mention Delta Spirit’s Ode to Sunshine when it came out last year. It could be more aptly named Ode to The Kinks and Stones. And if you like either of the aforementioned, you’ll dig “Ode to Sunshine.”
Reminiscent of “Let’s Spend the Night Together” Delta Spirit’s single “Trash Can”
is a good place to start. You can grab the MP3 here.
JellyNYC just released the official schedule (with a few TBA surprises still to come.) More at Mccarrenpark.com.
Rapping about bling and bitches is played out. What’s next for aspiring rappers? Rapping about The Economist. [via The Guardian]
The Economist’s bid to appeal to more youthful readers seems to be paying off after two 17-year-olds created a rap about the business title, while a Facebook fan group created by a teenage schoolgirl has enjoyed a surge in popularity.
The rap, created by US students Ike Edgerton and Chris Misa under the name Psikotic, is a tribute that includes samples of Economist journalists such as Edward Lucas and Anthony Gottlieb from the title’s audio podcasts.
The chorus of the rap runs: “He reads the Economist so he can get the gist, its solid competence gives him confidence that his intelligence is correct.”
Other lines praise editorial standards such as “The style in which they write is simple and concise, how do they get their sentences so precise?”
The rap finishes with the defiant statement: “I guess reading it makes me kind of boring. Well if that’s the price I pay for being well informed – too fucking bad.”