This Weekend: Renegade Crafts & Vampire Weekend

Looks like its going to be a great weekend to be outside:
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Sat and Sunday, from 11-7 check out The Renegade Craft Fair at McCarren Park Pool.

The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique DIY event held 4 times a year in Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA. RCF has gained a reputation over the last five years as being the biggest, best and the most well-known of all the DIY craft fairs out there. Each individual fair draws hundreds of applicants and tens of thousands of shoppers from all over the country and abroad! At the RCF you’ll find all sorts of cool handmade stuff ranging from comic books to craft kits, silkscreened posters to reconstructed clothing.

And on Saturday at 4pm, Vampire Weekend are playing Summer Stage [it’s FREE, yay] with openers Melissa Young and Born Ruffians

Melissa Young is the older sister of DJ J2K from the project Flosstradamus. Taking her brother’s lead, Kid Sister picked up the mic and instantly blossomed into a formidable MC, with connections. She recently collaborated with Kanye West to produce ‚”Pro-Nails.” Kid Sister’s strong presence on the mix-tape circuit and regular rotation on MTV has everyone anticipating her upcoming full-length album, Koko B. Ware.
Canadian indie rock trio Born Ruffians is the newest captivating band to surface on Warp Records. Their debut LP Red, Yellow and Blue, is a superbly poppy, intelligent and well-produced concoction that has received extensive airplay throughout Canada and is poised to go further. With infectious, sing-a-long choruses, an endless touring schedule, adoring press and growing fan base, Born Ruffians will not remain underground for long.

More info on that here.
Also: Scumstravaganza and Sunday Best at the Yard
Love Is All, Vivian Girls, CaUSE Co-MOTION! at Market Hotel

Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”

I'm Voting Republican


[Thanks Rumproast]

Obama's Support Growing Among Women

Sorry media, Harriet Christian is not representative of the typical female voter. The overhyped “women and former Clinton supporters won’t vote for him” rant is a media-created non-story propelled by a few overzealous Hillaryites. Here’s the proof: [via Rumproast]
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Just When You Think Fox New Can't Get Any More Retarded…

A “terrorist fist jab”? WTF???!!! Watch MSNBC slam Fox:

On Our Radar: The Dodos, The Acorn & Delta Spirit

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.

Do you want concerts in Bushwick Inlet Park?

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Brooklyn Vegan has the story.

Last Day To RSVP For The New Yorker's "Politickled"

Did we mention it’s free. More info here. RSVP at 800.304.5226.

Hey It's Me, Trale Lewous!

This guy is hilarious. [Hat tip Rumproast]

Trale Lewous on Butterfinegers after the jump.

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