This Sunday's Pool Party: Girl Talk

Girl Talk
Everybody and their brother has already written us requesting details about this show. All we can say is get there early. Crowds are going to be wrapping the block. Doors open at 2. See you there.
2:00 – 3:45 – DJs Gavin Royce + Stephen Pandolfi
4:00 – 4:45 – Max Tundra
5:00 – 5:45 – Wiz Khalifa
6:15 – 7:45 – Girl Talk

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Saturday Night: Surfer Blood and The Nymphets @ Brooklyn Fire Proof

Unfortunately, it looks like the Glos won’t be making it to Bikes in the Kitchen, as one of their members has messed up their hand. Should be all better in time to kick off their tour with Titus Andronicus at Monster Island next Wednesday (9/2). Along for the ride will be Chicago’s recent high school grads The Smith Westerns, who just came off tour with Girls– keep a lookout for a pretty stellar release from these guys on September 22nd.
From Matt Elkin of The So So Glos:

Surfer Blood are on tour from West Palm Beach, FL. Brian Wilson vibes galore! I’m throwing together this late show at Fire Proof for them on very short notice. The Nymphets are from Montreal but have relocated to Brooklyn for a stint. They play minute-and-a-half (perfect) punk songs. This is a great nightcap to the Bikes in the Kitchen festival happening all day off Myrtle-Broadway.

119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn <--- L to Morgan ALL AGES can come to see the show, but the bartenders are strict about carding at the bar 11:00pm or thereabouts and most importantly... FREE Check this out to download some Smith Western tracks.

Gorilla vs Bear's Top Records Of The Decade

The first in what will be an endless cycle of lists, this is what Gorilla vs Bear came up with:
01 panda bear | person pitch (2007)
02 the strokes | is this it (2001)
03 ghostface killah | supreme clientele (2000)
04 outkast | stankonia (2000)
05 radiohead | kid A (2000)
06 j dilla | donuts (2006)
07 sufjan stevens | michigan (2003)
08 burial | untrue (2007)
09 joanna newsom | the milk-eyed mender (2004)
10 m.i.a. + diplo | piracy funds terrorism vol. I (2004)
11 sigur ros | Ágætis Byrjun (2000*)
12 the arcade fire | funeral (2004)
13 white denim | fits (2009)
14 animal collective | feels (2005)
15 the streets | a grand don’t come for free (2004)
16 grizzly bear | veckatimest (2009)
17 clipse | hell hath no fury (2006)
18 beach house | devotion (2008)
19 madvillain | madvillainy (2004)
20 the knife | silent shout (2006)
We guess it’s time to figure out our own list now. In case you missed it Gorilla vs Bear has an foreward by, who else, Carles.

Tomorrow: Celebrate The End of Summer With Bikes In The Kitchen


Following the untimely (though quite reasonable and widely expected) death of the Shank, Bikes In The Kitchen went into hibernation for a while, only to come out with this summer’s biggest all-ages blowout, replete with actual ticket sales and a self-subsidized open bar.
Who’s playing? Everyone. No, really. TheDeathSet, Team Robespierre, NinjaSonik, Juiceboxxx, Best Fwends, Cerebral Ballzy, Snakes Say Hisss, Chinese Stars, So So Glos, Wild Yaks, Smarts and the usual surprise secret guests. Tickets here.

Starts at NOON and goes on all day @ the 979 Broadway Backyard, and it’s ALL AGES.
The After Party is around the corner at Beauty Bar.
Did we mention that this is one of the coolest spots to watch some live music? Right under the J train, in what feels like an abandoned lot… in true Todd P fashion. The Woodsist Festival took place here over 4th of July weekend, and it still sits on the top of the list of favorite days of this summer. It’s a good weekend for music y’all, make the best of it!!

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

I have no idea who The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band are–well I do now–but this insanely goofy video made me happy:


Tonight: BurritoStock 2009

Tonight at the Wreck Room (940 Flushing Ave.), friends come together to help out a friend. Gabe Allen is in the ICU in San Francisco after being hit by a car, and tonight at Wreck Room his friends are throwing a party to raise cash for his medical funds. DJs, bands, short films, raffles, dancing, beer, etc. If you’re supportive of bike culture or humanity as a whole, please consider stopping by.
From Nonsense:

A bike buddy and all around great guy, Gabe Allen (winner of the Most Excellent Bike award at Bike Fetish Day a few years back for his blue-and-yellow custom Maietta with the beer opener on the seat tube) was recently T-boned by a car while on vacation in SF. Since Thursday he’s been in the ICU out there. So, naturally, a bunch of his friends over here are organizing a party to raise cash to send to his parents and girlfriend to help defray their expenses while they wait for him to recover. With bands, DJs, bike short films, raffles, dancing, beer, fun, et cetera.

Starts at 7pm, donations accepted.

Brooklyn's Urban Beekeepers: Part 2

Follow the eccentric crew of Brooklyn beekeepers for their very first illegal honey harvest for their restaurants. See how the entire process takes place over a few laughs and a little help from friends – from stealing honey from the hive to collecting every last sticky drop. After this, you’ll definitely want an illegal hive of your own. If you missed it, here’s Part 1.

Shot & Edited by Liza de Guia.

Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story' Trailer

Love him or hate him, Michael Moore gets people talking. His new one is out Oct. 2.

In other news, we’re looking forward to Matt Taibbi’s assuredly epic healthcare smackdown in the upcoming Rolling Stone. Here’s a teaser.