Fundraiser for the P.S. 31 Chess Team!

It doesn’t get much cuter than this. Tonight Matchless will be hosting a fundraiser for the P.S. 31 school in Greenpoint. Money was cut for their chess team, and this evening’s efforts are to raise cash for the team to go to the championships.
There will be an auction with awesome prizes from J-Dubb records, Matador Records, Think Coffee, Brooklyn Kitchen, WORD Bookstore, Heartworm Press and many more! Additionally, there will be performances by Dream Diary, My Teenage Stride, the Sleepies and Soft Black.
The fun kicks off at 8pm.

Tanlines "Game Two" Video Via Technology

Y’all already know we love Tanlines… But The Fader‘s description of this video just pulled on this girl’s heartstrings (check out the last name, homies). Also, who doesn’t love Google Earth and their iPhones!? For realsies, yo!

Ticket Giveaway: The Swimmers at Piano's

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Photo by Jenna Stoltzfus Stamm
We’ve got another chance for y’all to check out The Swimmers this Saturday at Piano’s– not only will one lucky reader win a pair of tickets to the show, they will also receive a copy of the just released album People Are Soft!
The full album is streaming on the interwebs today, so take a listen (because I haven’t been able to stop), and comment on our Facebook page for a chance to win!


Just when you thought Halloween was done and gone, this little number shows up.

They’re playing at Bruar Falls on Saturday. I hope they dress up.

Tonight Bikes In The Kitchen Presents…

Also, this is going down tonight at Public Assembly!
Our friends over at say it best:

I don’t think any of these guys has a job.
Bikes In The Kitchen presents:
* Cerebral Ballzy
* Radical Outing Crew
* Mr. Star City
* Memberz Only
* Santhya
* Anton Glamb
* Strictly Business
But then again, neither do you, so why wait ’til the weekend to lose your proverbial shit? With additional party thrusts from Teenwolf (Ninjasonik), Roofeeo (The Death Set), Dirtyfinger (Black Label) and BITK’s own C.Lo.

Bishop Allen's "True or False" Video

These kids are working on a new album and will be playing some of their new jams on 11/20 at Union Hall and 11/21 at Bell House… I have to admit though, I can’t really hear the song out of fringe dress envy…

Ticket Giveaway: Wolfmother at Terminal 5

Remember when everyone named their band after some kind of wolf? Well, Wolfmother is back with a new album, Cosmic Egg, that dropped late last month to the delight of all those rock howl obsessed.
You can buy the album here, OR you can just comment on our Facebook contest thread and hear the whole deal live because we’ve got a pair of tickets to their Sunday night show at Terminal 5 with Heartless Bastards.
Here’s the spacey throwback video for “New Moon Rising”, off the new album, via Pitchfork:

Download: Cold Cave's "Theme From Tomorrowland"

If you haven’t heard of Cold Cave, you have no idea what CMJ is, and you’ve never read a blog in your life. I had the opportunity to see these kids perform a couple times during the music fuckfest and must say they were a bit hit and miss for me. They bored me to death at The Suffolk, but managed to redeem themselves a dozen fold at Market Hotel, where they rocked it even though there were some (typical Todd P location) sound issues — as in the sound cut out more than once. Looks like I’ll have to set my opinion in stone at their upcoming Terminal 5 show with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. on November 21st (total wtf lineup, huh?).
Either way, Matador is giving away a download of a bonus track off of their doped up dance move debut, Love Comes Close, in celebration of the label re-release. Listen to “Theme From Tomorrowland” here (right click to download). If you decide to buy directly from the label, you also get a copy of the 12″ Death Comes Close which includes all three bonus tracks.