From 7 p.m. to midnight tonight, you can check out Brooklyn-based-band-on-the-up-and-up Dinosaur Feathers‘ debut LP ‚”Fantasy Memorial” for the first time during a party at Fort Useless, with a mass listening (9 p.m. sharp!), live special guest performances throughout the evening, and, oh yeah, according to the Facebook event, ‚”Free Miller High Life starting at 8pm ‚Äì while it lasts!”
If, like me, you’ve been feeling particularly S.A.D. recently, the breezy, up-tempo, tropico-rock songs that Dinosaur Feathers so charmingly deliver may just serve to be sunbeams bursting forth from the speakers. The actual release date of ‚”Fantasy Memorial” is March 2nd, just two weeks before they head down to Austin to play a slew of SXSW dates and make waves that will be felt outside of the boroughs.
Dinosaur Feathers – Vendela Vita, from ‚”Fantasy Memorial”, via Poptarts Suck Toasted
(Don’t you feel warmer already?)
Another new tune, Teenage Whore, is available on the Dinosaur Feathers Myspace.
[Event – via StereoactiveNYC]
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra hit the internets hard yesterday with their cover of “My Girls” by Animal Collective. It’s great! But you thought that was it? You thought that’s all they had? Their percussionist Gianni Mano just uploaded a few more songs to YouTube, including “Alala” by Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS), “Wolf Like Me” by TV On The Radio, and “Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura.
Check out TVOTR’s “Wolf Like Me” below, and click through for the others.
Jelly just confirmed what Colin wrote and Gothamist reported yesterday, as they officially announced the return of the Pool Parties this summer, revealing that Senator Chuck Schumer and “the good people at OSA and State Parks” granted their wishes to hold the concerts right there on the waterfront for a second summer.
Also, the slip n’ slide might make it’s return! Maybe? They write: “If the slip ‘n’ slide does indeed get to come back, we officially invite you guys to take the inaugural dive!!”
Here’s the rest:
“We are pleased to announce, with confidence, that thanks to a great deal of help from Senator Chuck Schumer and the good people at OSA and State Parks, we have a signed an agreement to keep Pool Parties at East River State Park this summer! We are looking forward to spending the fifth year anniversary of Pool Parties back on Williamsburg Waterfront and trust that we have some MAJOR surprises in store for you! Come visit us on the waterfront from July 11th‚ÄîAugust 29th and let’s celebrate 5 big years of free fun in the sun!!!”
And with that, Schumer has successfully locked down the hipster vote.
photos by clarissa
Brooklyn Boondoggle is a short documentary by my friends at Meerkat Media detailing and humanizing the eminent domain issues that the gargantuan Atlantic Yards development brings up. I caught the flick at a small screening at a bar that would have to be bulldozed for the Atlantic Yards (although not without a fight) and thought the movie was pretty spectacular. Now its online!