Aa Show on October 25th

Aa always has some of the more intriguing flyers, and this one continues in the long line of slightly bizarre illustrations.
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So on Saturday if you’re not totally exhausted from this week’s festivities, definitely check out the Aa show at Less Artists More Condos.

The Zune Effect at CMJ

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img c/o zune
Sponsors of big events like CMJ usually slap their logo on a few party tents, throw a happy hour, and slink back to watch their revenues spike. Thankfully, one of this year’s title sponsors, Zune, is actually getting their hands dirty and putting some real effort behind their investments. For starters, they teamed up with a couple others to throw a kick-ass week long showcase at the Bowery Ballroom, featuring acts like Lykke Li, Jay Reatard and A Place to Bury Strangers. Then, behind the scenes, Zune is launching CMJ-themed pages on Zune.net to give fans access to all sorts of things like mix tapes and others CMJ features.
They brought some music blogs in on the fun too, as starting today, the Zune Marketplace will feature custom CMJ mix tapes from sites like Rock Insider, Rock Sellout, Culture Bully and The Music Slut. It’s all going down at zune.net/cmj. Kudos to Zune, who seems to be stepping in when Apple’s taking it’s indie kids for granted. This is the most jaded demographic for retailers to be going after, so if you’re gonna hit us where we’re most passionate, i’m glad some of the brands are trying to do it right. Oh, and everybody loves free music (14 days worth, heads up).

Please Stop Bombing South 4th Street

Are you giving your dog free reign to deposit dog tokens on South 4th Street? Well, if so, your neighbors are begging you to stop. Luna Park found this sign on South 4th, asking everyone, “Please Stop Bombing South 4th Street”.
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via Animal

Go to Glasslands Sunday Night.

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If you don’t go to this I will hit you in the knees with a metal pipe. Not really! But indeed you should check out Sunday’s show at Glasslands and see some of the bestest from the West (Gangi, Hecuba, Rainbow Arabia). They’ve come all the way from Cali and they will feed you barbequed delights as well.
And lest we forget the neat-o NYC bands that are also on the lineup: Effi Briest, Dinowalrus, The Electric Tickle Machine, and John Fell Ryan from Excepter.
Chillin’ and grillin’. See you there!
289 Kent (between South 1st and South 2nd)
7 pm
$7

Baltimore Round Robin's "Eyes Night" at (le) poisson rouge

Last night marked the final “Eyes Night” for the Baltimore Round Robin tour. I’ll leave it to the organizers to explain the concept:
“The format of the show is as follows: All the bands set up at the same time along the perimeter of the room with the audience in the center. Each band does one song per round, no breaks, back to back to back etc., until the show is completed. There is no headliner or opener, no front row or back of the room.
“Curated by Dan Deacon, the tour includes bands from Floristree, Wham City, Tarantula Hill, The Bank, Comfort Dome and other Baltimore music homes
“The tour is divided into two nights. The first night (Eyes Night) is a mixture of folk, noise, theatrics, improvisation, music that is spiritual, dreamy etc. The second night (Feet Night) is devoted to music that you dance, thrash or otherwise move around to and is a mixture of electronic, punk, hardcore, dance, and rock and roll musics.”

Eyes Night gave us a wonderful cross-section of an art scene that deserves some more attention – it was sort of equal parts performance art, video, and live music. The show also demanded audience participation and engagement from all sides as the bands randomly alternated stage duties and kept up with each others’ pace and enthusiasm. It was weird, and we liked it.
Here are some pics:

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Beach House
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Blue Leader
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Santa Dads
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Teeth Mountain
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Creepers
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All photos c/o Mark Iantosca

Saturday Night @ Public Assembly

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Some of our fave local bands are playing this evening at Public Assembly (in the old Galapagos space on North 6th). Lady Magma, The Nasties, Ribbons, and Kelli Rae Powell, will be there, along with some burlesque acts and raffle tickets to boot. It’s all to celebrate The Shiny Squirrel’s1st b-day. Hit it, and don’t forget yer pasties!
Doors 6 pm
$7

"Killer" Halloween DJ Ghouls

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via Craiglist, natch.

Scandinavia House's Fall Programming

I am often a fan of being totally obscure and random. However, I think this time being obscure and random is in my favor…The Scandinavia House is part of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, playing host to many cultural events. Two things of note to check out right now.
On September 26th, they launched the show Sublime Nature: Romantic Paintings of the 19th Century. Although I am mostly a fan of contemporary work, these pieces look to be quite interesting and admittance to the show is free. You can get a little taste with Joachim Frich’s Landscape with Glacier, 1830.
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On October 29th, they will be launching the Golden Age of Finnish Cinema series; the retrospective spans the 1930s to the 1970s. Features will be screened on Wednesdays.
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Eight Deadly Shots (Kahdeksan Surmanluotta),1972
More info. here.