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Seattle’s Grand Archives put out their newest, Keep In Mind Frankenstein, last month after grappling with a serious case of writer’s block in the studio, namely on standout track “Oslo Novelist”. But once the music was laid down, the words just fell into place, and thank goodness. This orchestral and slightly weepy (read: Pacific Northwest) version of a classic southern saloon resonance, is sure to warm your bones.
Since it’s starting to get chilly, we’d like to think we’re in the business of making our readers happy– so we’ve got two pairs of tickets to see Grand Archives, tonight at Le Poisson Rouge and tomorrow night at Southpaw.
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Update: WE HAVE WINNERS!
How is this not a bigger internet meme?
It’s a good time to be eating out in Williamsburg. The famed Michelin Guide recognized a handful of spots in our neighborhood as their “Bib Gourmand” picks for the 2010 season. Basically, it’s a list of Michelin’s favorite spots in the New York City area for good value food (under $40).
Local mentions include: Mesa Coyoacan, Baci & Abbracci, Brooklyn Star, Egg, Marlow & Sons, Motorino & Rye. You can check out local reviews on our restaurant guide.
And if you want a little recipe to take home, Chef/Owner Ivan Garcia of Mesa Coyoacan in North Williamsburg is featured in this new video making his famous Mexican Esquites recipe for corn season:
Get out there and eat.
Kings & Queens out today!
Today UK cutie Jamie T’s sophomore album Kings & Queens debuts in the states! His last album Panic Prevention hit #4 on the UK album chart, and promptly put Jamie on the map, drawing comparisons to heroes Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer. The album was nominated that year for the Mercury Music Prize, and at the 2007 NME Awards, the kid with the fuck-all grin was named Best Solo Act ‚Äì beating Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker. Around these parts Jamie made his U.S. TV debut on Last Call With Carson Daly, his song ‚”Salvador” appeared on the soundtrack to HBO’s Entourage, and the ultimate stamp of indie approval the cool folks at KEXP played the shit out of Panic Prevention.
Click through for our exclusive interview with the man himself, rumor has it he might be moving to Williamsburg, so you might wanna learn a thing or two in case you run into him at the Levee.
Hello? With the red shirt on sittin’ on the bench? There’s no trains! With the beard?
And to think…she’s not even from Manhattan.
[via The Awl]
The guys behind 3rd Ward have been hard at work buffering up an old silver trailer in the lot adjacent to Roberta’s. But what for?
As it turns out, 3rd Ward confirmed to us today that they’re getting ready to open up a restaurant “in a souped-up vintage trailer” featuring “gourmet American” fare and a “gorgeous yard,” sometime in the near future. We heard it’ll be somewhere on Metropolitan.
And, conveniently, since that long-abandoned prostitute/ice cream trailer in the lot across from their new location on Metropolitan Ave. was recently boarded up to make way for a restaurant (said the construction guy), we’ll speculate that’s where the new digs will be.
photo via jekemp