PHOTO: Williamsburg Waterfront as Seen by Keane

photo via keane’s blog – click to enlarge

New Kool Keith Video: "Shopping at the Mall"

I love Kool Keith, but his attacks on commercial rappers and their lack of authenticity have gotten pretty shrill. That’s why this understated and hilarious send-up is so perfect. [via]

PHOTO: Blackbird Parlor By Gioia.di.Martedi

[photo by gioia.di.martedi]

"The Bike Crusader" Gluing Bike Locks on Bedford Avenue: CALL FOR PHOTOS

A “longtime” Williamsburg resident is so fed up with the influx of bikes on Bedford Avenue that he’s taken to injecting Krazy Glue into bike locks — and the Brooklyn Paper’s given him the name “The Bike Crusader.”

“If I get the right people together, we will go down Bedford Avenue at 4 am and inject every bike lock on the strip with Krazy Glue,” said the vigilante, whom we’re calling “The Bike Crusader.”

“There is a bike crisis. Every pole in the neighborhood is littered with them. … These Yuppies are running the whole damn city, and I’m left to my own devices.”

He believes the city needs to clear the sidewalk for people getting out of cars, and threatens, “no bike is safe.”

First one to snap a picture of this guy wins. First one to send in a name/description wins too. We’ll publish. Send here.

Here We Go Magic + Chuck Klosterman @ CoCo 66

Myopenbar and Tammy Hart Present: A 826NYC Benefit Series of readings and acoustic musical performances to benefit 826NYC, a non-profit writing center for New York City students. Each event will be held at Coco 66 and include a reading by one author, followed by an acoustic performance by a band or solo musician. All proceeds will benefit 826NYC.

The second event in the series will be held on August 11, 2010 at 8pm with a Brooklyn-based band Here We Go Magic (Pigeons) playing an acoustic set and author and journalist Chuck Klosterman (Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Downtown Owl) reading. Tickets are $16.

Coco 66
August 11, 2010, 8pm
66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (near Franklin St.)

Click here to purchase tickets.

Video: Cut Copy play a new single, "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution"

Cut Copy headlined yesterday’s Pool Party show at the Williamsburg waterfront, and Big Ass Lens was there to capture a few video clips, including one of a brand new song called “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” which debuted just a day before at Lollapalooza. Head over to Big Ass Lens for complete coverage of the show.

New Sam Prekop Track: 'The Silhouettes'

Sam Prekop’s new record Old Punch Card is scheduled to be released September 7th by Thrill Jockey. Those who accuse him of continually putting out the same record may be surprised:

Inspired by early electronic music and avant-garde composition, Old Punch Card is an album of dark and mysterious beauty. Comprised entirely of modular synthesizers (with only one instance of guitar, no vocals, and no beats), the album is a hard turn away from Prekop’s usual fair and an interesting look at some of his more obscure musical interests.

If you’re curious, here’s a taste after the jump. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Broad City – Instant Karma

The latest episode of Broad City, a webseries about Abbi & Illana (BFFs exploring life, love and lipstick in The Big Apple), is in McCarren Park. Natch, it’s our duty to share with you. Check it:

Broad City