Omri S. Quire's Second Annual Halloween FREE Mix Tape

Omri S. Quire

Get yourself into the Halloween spirit with Omri S. Quire‘s second annual FREE Halloween mix tape!

Click HERE to peep the track list and download the mix with over an hour worth of tunes that will take you on aural journey through the darkest hours of the day!

Kylesa played last minute show

On Monday Kylesa played a last minute show at Public Assembly. Coinciding with the release of their new album titled “Spiral Shadow”, the band performed selected tracks from said release, alongside more familiar back catalog material. One of the new songs (Forsaken) is featured in our video edit of the show below.


Happy Birthday in Wburg somewhere

Happy Birthday
by claykessack on flickr

Black Friday's mini-Record Store Day

The day after Thanksgiving is a holiday of retail indulgence. Let’s all go to stores and gorge on goods and gifts for loved ones! This year, Record Store Day comes twice as the masterminds behind it are trying to boost the sales of the still-suffering independent record seller. Check out these exclusive releases that will be available on Black Friday.

— A gatefold 7″ from MGMT featuring “Congratulations” and a remix from Erol Alkan as well as a 20-page storybook

— A 12″ single of Grinderman’s “Heathen Child” featuring a version with Robert Fripp.

— A colored vinyl 12″ version of Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” also featuring the song’s instrumental.

— A colored vinyl 7″ from the Gaslight Anthem featuring a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Tumblin’ Dice” and a previously unreleased song.

— Night of the Vampire, a live DVD of Roky Erickson playing in Los Angeles with the Black Angels backing him.

— Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ album I Learned the Hard Way, with the tracks spread across 11 7″ singles, featuring 10 bonus tracks and eight instrumental versions.

— A 7″ single of the new Ting Tings song “Hands” with a Passion Pit remix of the same track.

— A double 7″ single from Dr. Dog featuring four previously unreleased tracks.

— A holiday-themed Drive By Truckers 10″ single.

— A translucent vinyl 7″ from Bob Dylan featuring archival versions of “The Times They Are A-Changin'” and “Like a Rolling Stone”.

— A 7″ single from Soundgarden featuring the previously unreleased song “The Telephantasm” and a live version of “Gun”.

— U2’s Wide Awake in Europe, a three-song 12″ featuring live tracks recorded on their European tour.

— A live CD and double 10″ from Metallica featuring a 2008 live show recorded in the basement under Grimey’s record store in Nashville.

— A 7″ single from Bruce Springsteen featuring “Save My Love” and “Because the Night” from The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.

via Pitchfork.

Tomorrow Night: HallowMeme at The Gutter

Fans of Antoine Dodson and Double Rainbow, prepare yourselves for awesomeness — and Know Your Meme are throwing the 2nd annual HallowMeme party on Friday night at The Gutter.

Beginning at 8pm, the back room space at the bar will get filled up with drink tickets, party people and internet-themed costumes. What’s an internet-themed costume, you say? Check out Urlesque’s power rankings or last year’s gallery for ideas.

HallowMeme 2 will include a costume contest, giveaways and prizes, a photo booth, live performances and more. (And lots of free drink tickets!)

If you can’t make it to the party, but are still planning on dressing up as your favorite meme-tastic/viral sensation of the year, Urlesque wants to know about it. Submit a photo of your costume before midnight on Monday night (November 1st) for your chance to be included in their reader poll for Best Internet-Themed Halloween Costume of 2010.

The Gutter
200 N. 14th, between Berry and Whythe
*First 200 people to arrive get free drink tickets*

Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear Schedule

Are you going? Seems like every other person we talk to is making the trip. Here’s the schedule, after the jump, via DCMetromix:

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Last Minute Plans: Fresh Bodegas Fundraiser Tonight @ The BK Kitchen

c/o Red Jacket Orchards

Earlier this summer we posted about The Healthy Bodegas Initiative led by Red Jacket Orchards which aimed to stock fresh produce into the bodegas in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. Their initial Kickstarter funding has come to a close, but there’s another chance to support the awesome project tonight by attending the Healthy Fresh Bodegas Fundraiser at The Brooklyn Kitchen tonight.

The event tonight will feature hors d’oeuvres made by local chefs, cheese from Lucy’s Whey, craft ales care of Sixpoint Brewery, produce from 10th Acre Farms, and cocktails made with Red Jacket Orchard fruit. Revelers will have a chance to bid on fabulous auction items from The Brooklyn Kitchen Labs, the Meat Hook, and the Eat Well Guide, and meet Joe Nicholson, the esteemed patriarch and farmer of Red Jacket Orchards. On his first public speaking engagement in Brooklyn, Joe will let the city folks in on the past, present, and future of his family’s upstate farm.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Cafe Blood Bath

Cafe Blood Bath is a self-produced cartoon series by a few Brooklyn dudes in their spare time. It is awesomely hysterical.

From their site:
For three years we’ve worked tirelessly to write, record and animate two episodes of Cafe Bloodbath. While this is a major accomplishment, that’s only 2 of the 8 episodes that we wrote for the first season of the show. At this point, with our limited time and resources, it takes us roughly 8 months to record and animate one episode. With your donations, however, we could afford to hire the additional sound engineers and animators necessary to complete the entire first season of Cafe Bloodbath in that same amount of time.

Cafe Bloodbath: Mega-Burrito from The Cheap Thriller on Vimeo.

Cafe Blood Bath has the 2nd episode and a whole mess of packages to help get more episodes going. All you can eat spagetti dinner anyone?