We’re glad to see Obama addressing the elephant in the room and stand up for the Muslim community. Apparently it’s news to America, but not all Muslims are terrorists. In case you missed it, here was Barry Blitt’s response yesterday.
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
Is it just us, or should the wonderful Rachel Maddow be given Keith Olbermann’s job? We like Countdown but Olbermann’s got the charm of a more smirky Joe Isuzu with a severe addiction to dollar store hair gel.