Ticket Giveaway! Bishop Allen!!

Hi Darlings!
Bishop Allen are playing 2x this weekend at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and we are giving away two free tickets to whoever demands them first! So go ahead and email elizabeth@freewilliamsburg.com, and I’ll get back to you ASAP if you’re the lucky winner.
Here’s their video for “Middle Management,” from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist:

Guess Who

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five everybody…

Guess Who from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.
Nice video, Kristen Lepore.

Kellogg's Waiter Attacked by Fork!

What do you do if you’re at Kellogg’s, it’s 3:30 in the morning and you don’t like your pancakes? Well, you throw a fit, toss your pancakes in the air, and stab a waiter with your fork. Clearly the right decision.
From the NY Post:

A drunken maniac turned a Williamsburg diner upside down yesterday when he went on a profanity-laced tirade, threw a plate of pancakes, and repeatedly stabbed a waiter with a fork, cops said.
Mark Caliente, 36, allegedly went berserk at 3:30 a.m. after he refused to pay his bill in the Kellogg’s Diner at Metropolitan and Union avenues, sources said.
After tossing the pancakes into the air, the raving Caliente allegedly hurled hot coffee on the waiter and stabbed him in the hand.

Looks like your honeymoon is over, Kellogg’s. You lost your fancy-pants chef, your food is still craptastic, and now this? Baaaaad week!
Picture via iamapushpop

Beach House – "Used to Be"

Beach House released their “Used to Be” single back in October, and the video for the track is pretty splendid. They’re playing December 9th at The Music Hall of Williamsburg (with openers Tickley Feather – word!), so buy your tix immediately.

c/o Pitchfork.tv

Lissy Trullie at Santos Party House

Lissy Trullie

Lissy Trullie and her band of waifs have been mega-hyped this season, especially following up from their CMJ sets. Even without having yet released a debut (her Self-Taught Learner EP is due out in January), she generates enough buzz to play sets like last night’s ‚Äì which also featured Adam Green, and a DJ set from Mark Ronson.
Before Lissie sauntered on stage (which was well after midnight), The Rumble Strips played an √ºber-Britpop opening set. They’re clearly another vegetable from the Kooks garden***, complete with trumpet, sax, and bombast.
Just as the sight of flannel and fedoras was about to induce vomiting, Lissie Trullie and co. began their stripped down, Strokes-ish set. Miss Trullie looks like a cross between Mia Farrow and Tabitha from Bravo’s Tabitha’s Salon Takeover, and she has the exact sort of attitude you might expect from a hybrid of those two women. Rocking out in her heels and leather jacket, at one moment she’d succinctly direct the audience with a ‚”don’t fuck with me.” Yet she’d offset that with her languid rocker aesthetic. The crowd was unbelievably psyched when ‚”Self Taught Learner” and her cover of Hot Chip’s ‚”Ready for the Floor” were played, and after seeing Lissy Trullie last night we know one thing: her upward orbit will keep going full-speed for quite some time.

***A phrase I toss around that must be credited to an old colleague at The Big Takeover magazine, who once used the term ‚”another vegetable from the Coldplay garden” in reference to Keane. Sigh. Those were different times. Tangent complete.

Lissy Trullie

The Rumble Strips
Photos c/o Mark Iantosca

Tonight – Girl Talk Afterparty


OY VEY! Someone’s gonna have a hangover tomorrow!!!! Shoot an email right now to rsvpsantos@gmail.com, and you’ll get the discounted rate ($5) for tonight’s hot mess at Santos Party House.

Bulldozier Presents:
The Official Girl Talk Afterparty – hosted by Andrew WK !
@ Santos Party House – 100 Lafayette St. NYC
10pm – 4am
2 floor blowout with:
Grand Buffet
CX Kidtronik
The Death Set (DJ set)
Hearts Of Darknesses
Bad Brilliance
Bulldozier DJ’s:
Jerry Island
DJ Falconcrest
Digi Diana
DJ Urbindex
Doors @ 10 PM $5 w/RSVP, $10 dos

Cinema Speakeasies

If you long for the days of underground bars and off-the-path dancing halls, Brooklyn’s got a handful of art house cinemas that can loosely be compared to a cinematic speakeasy – mostly because they’re awesome and aren’t $15 dates. Brooklyn Based compiled a short list of the borough’s “underground and established cinematheques”, alongside a brief overview of their programming. Here’s your next cool date idea. If it gets you laid, don’t thank me, thank the independent spirit!
The overview:

Where is it: Cine 16 @ Starr Space, 108-110 Starr St., Bushwick
What you’ll see: Mostly experimental film featuring silent shorts scored live by local bands!
Where is it: Light Industry @ Third Floor of 55 33rd St., Industry City, Sunset Park
What you’ll see: Experimental film and art, each of which is hosted and organized by a guest curator, artist, or critic.
Where is it: BAMcinematek @ BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
What you’ll see: An eclectic mix of local and international, experimental and classic films.

Danke, Brooklyn Based; picture via Bushwick Culture.

Pitchfork 500 Party at The Gutter

Pitchfork’s got a new book called The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present, and they’re throwing a little release party at The Gutter (200 N. 14th St. between Wythe and Berry) next Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 9pm – 2am.
As for the book, I’ll let Pitchfork explain:

This handy paperback chronologically explores Pitchfork’s 500 favorite songs from 1977-2006, constructing an alternate history of the past three decades of popular music– one that extends beyond the typical Baby Boomer-approved canon of the Clash, Prince, Public Enemy, Nirvana, Radiohead, and Outkast.
From art-rock and proto-punk godfathers such as Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, and David Bowie to today’s leading lights such as the Arcade Fire, the White Stripes, and Kanye West; from superstars to cult heroes; and from punk, indie, and pop to hip-hop, electronic music, and metal, we’ve created the ultimate playlist. Interspersed throughout are sidebars on the most vital subgenres from electro to grime to riot grrrl, along with pieces like “Career Killers: The Songs That Ended It All” and “Runaway Trainwrecks: The Post-Grunge Nadir.”

Find it in your local book store or get it from Insound, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and a million other places.