Phantogram on the Big Ugly Yellow Couch

For the third installment of couch sessions over at Big Ugly Yellow, Phantogram made the trek from the L train in the snow to deliver some tunes to warm us up with:

When I’m Small by Phantogram from Big Ugly Yellow Couch on Vimeo.

Be sure you let us know who you wanna see next on the couch in the comments, and we’ll make sure the kids over at Big Ugly Yellow get the message.

Should Have Known Better


This totally legit cover was playing in Blackbird this weekend. I tipped my stoney waiter accordingly.

R.I.P. The Knack's Doug Fieger

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The Associated Press reports that Doug Fieger, frontman for the L.A. new wave band the Knack, died of cancer yesterday in Woodland Hills, California. He was 57 years old.

Celebrate Mardi Gras With The L Magazine & Wavves

e1265406770.gifThe L Magazine and Southern Comfort will be leading Brooklyn’s only MARDI GRAS PARADE beginning at the Southeast corner of Driggs and McCarren in Williamsburg at 7PM on February 16, 2010.
Paraders will march to Brooklyn Bowl, where the festivities will continue with a FREE Wavves and MNDR show. The man and lady or man-lady with the best Mardi Gras costumes will be crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras and receive a variety of alcohol and bowling-related prizes.

Send an email to [email protected] to RSVP…. the first 10 people who sign up will get VIP passes for the Wavves show at Brooklyn Bowl.

To get on the guestlist for the Wavves and MNDR show at Brooklyn Bowl, send your full name to [email protected]
Check out the facebook invite and map of the parade route here.
Dress up, bring your friends, and have fun! See you there!

Interview with Die Antwoord

Maybe these guys are a joke, but we still love them.

Ticket Giveaway: Rilo Kiley's Jason Boesel at the Bowery

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For the last 15 years, LA-based drummer Jason Boesel has been planted firmly behind the kit, keeping time for the likes of Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, The Elected, and more recently, Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band.
His first solo album, Hustler’s Son, is out now on Team Love Records and we’ve got a pair of tickets for his upcoming Bowery Ballroom show on Friday Feb, 19th. You know what to do… Just comment it up on our Facebook page and you can be the proud new owner of Jason Boesel tickets!

Love & War @ McCarren Park on Wednesday – Missed Connections

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In less than 48 hours, it will be Valentine’s Day. With no conceivable chance of un-lonely-ing myself by then, I thought I would use my position as a circulator of tidings to try to bring together the stray hearts of two strangers who would otherwise spend the holiday alone. And everyone knows where to listen for the sweetest songs of flourishing lovebirds: missed connections!
It seems that snowballs weren’t the only things flying at the big fight in McCarren Park last Wednesday! There were also sparks… of the figurative variety. In the heat of epic, snowy battle, one man and one woman thought they might have found “the one [to at least get them through the weekend]”. But alas, damn those cross’d stars, our heros were pitted against each other. Williamsburg’s own Romeo & Juliet might have simply departed without exchanging numbers, but who knows? Maybe with the help of this post they’ll be lucky enough to reunite and die in each other’s arms by the end of next week. Sigh. Young love.
So if you felt like you dropped the (snow)ball (ha!) on some cutie last Wednesday, you’d better read on, and I’d better be invited to the wedding.

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Glasslands tonight

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Babyskinglove is crazy (and hopefully naked), DJs Florence Knight and Gale make tasty beats and the promoter is hysterical. See you there.