Eat These Wings

Because you can never get enough: Greenpoint bar Red Star is holding a wing-off this Saturday to determine the best wings in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Borough President/official mascot Marty Markowitz will be presenting the trophies. Come drink beer, lick sauce off your hands, etc. Plus, wouldn’t you rather spend Valentine’s day recovering from a wing-induced hangover?

h/t McBrooklyn.

El Beit Love Letters

Spotted at El Beit in Williamsburg, via The Writing on the Wall: “I’m on vaca with my boyfriend but I’m going to break up with him when we get home.” Sadness!

Hot Chip Fans – Leave A Comment, Twiddle Thumbs, Win Stuff

“So, wait, what do I have to do to win a limited edition 7” of Hot Chip‘s new “One Life Stand” AND a signed tour poster? Just become a fan of The Music Slut on Facebook and leave some kind of keen, creative, comment in the discussion thread? Well that’s the kind of thing I do online every day! No sweat!” -You, to yourself, 2 minutes from now
By February 19th at noon, any Hot Chip fan (or thoughtful friend of a fan) can head to TMS on FB and enter for a chance to win. Of course, I may be shooting myself in the foot by getting the word out and making the contest a bit more competitive… but I’m the sporting type.
[“The Music Slut & Hot Chip Team Up For Valentine’s Day Facebook Contest – via The Music Slut]

ARMS on the Big Ugly Yellow Couch

[via our lovely friends over at Big Ugly Yellow]

Home Life by ARMS from Big Ugly Yellow Couch on Vimeo.

The Daily Footprint 2/08/10

North 1st and River Street

Hot Chip and French Horn Rebellion at Music Hall

A shameless night of dancing and sweating is what I would call last night’s sold-out Hot Chip show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It’s rare to see a massive crowd so willingly succumb to dance beats, but Hot Chip (and the happy hour specials) were able to entrance the crowd for their hour and a half long set. Having already sold out two shows at Terminal 5, these tickets were hard to come by, but those who got in were captivated by the British electro-pop’s seemingly flawless set. Earlier this week Hot Chip celebrated the digital released their fourth studio album, “One Life Stand.” The British ensemble performed tracks from their latest release as well as crowd favorites including, “Over and Over” and “Ready for the Floor.”
Hot Chip drew a massive crowd of skinny jean wearing hipsters who all seemed to be surprisingly impressed by the opening act, French Horn Rebellion. The Brooklyn-based electronic duo drew a large crowd away from the downstairs bar to serve up a batch of hot beats, a dash of drama and one killer french horn solo from the balcony.
See more pictures after the jump!
–Christina Lang

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Sunday Afternoon Walk

鎮座 Dopeness : Mogu Mogu from Shane Lester on Vimeo.

What afternoon walks should sound and look like.
via MBV

[PICS] Keepaway and Oberhofer at Webster Hall



Last night Keepaway played at Webster Hall along with Oberhofer, Radical Dads, and Queen of Quartz. Baby faced Oberhofer recruited the entire (easily impressionable) NYU Class of 2012 to the show. However, Oberhofer impressed everyone with 21+ wristbands alike with their dual pop and rock sensibility– a garage band version of Vampire Weekend. Despite a hiccup when the bassist broke a string after the first song, Oberhofer regained their footing immediately and left both their pre-existing and newfound fans floored with the second half of the show.

Animal Collective inspired trio Keepaway closed the night. Most recently, Keepaway was dubbed Pitchfork’s Best New Music meaning they’re going to blow the eff up in about two days ago. Keepaway was definitely worthy of this allusive title as they tread the line between indie and psychedelic rock making their single, “Yellow Wings” feel immediately familiar but original. You can check them out tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with Small Black.

More pictures after the jump!

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