Relish to Transform Into Mexican Beer Garden

In strange news Grub Street is reporting that Relish is slated to re-open as a Mexican Beer Garden by the owners of La Esquina. Not quite sure how that will work in the winter, or if the old skool diner decor will be fitting for a Beer Garden, but we do love La Esquina and are excited for the prospect of additional tasty Mexican food in the hood.

Kayfabe: Game of Death was at Death By Audio

Sam Mickens brought his new performance piece titled “Kayfabe: Game of Death” to Death by Audio last Saturday and Sunday. Below is a recording of Saturday’s premiere.


FILM REVIEW: Morning Glory

In the frustrating yet delightful new comedy, Morning Glory, the most important relationships are underdeveloped, romantic relationships aren’t developed at all, intelligence is treated as an irritating quirk, every storyline is wrapped up in a dialogue-free montage during the movie’s final moments, and Rachel McAdams is absolutely charming. She’s Becky Fuller, a clumsy, perky go-getter who’s just landed a job as Executive Producer for the lowest-rated and most ridiculed morning show on national television, “Daybreak.” The show can’t even manage the fluff, let alone any significant news, and has just hired a new co-anchor (Harrison Ford) for the perpetually unsatisfied and cynical Colleen (Diane Keaton). Rachel McAdams has 102 minutes to improve the show’s reputation, her own love life, and the attitude of her idol, Mike Pomeroy, Harrison Ford’s attempt at an alcoholic, loathsome Dan Rather. Don’t worry, I won’t let you know whether or not she succeeds. [Read more…]

Ticket Giveaway: Oh Land at Mercury Lounge

You guys have all figured out that I may have a bit of a girl crush on Williamsburg-by-Copenhagen’s Oh Land by now. This little love affair started when we booked her to play our Northside Festival showcase, after which we played NYC Taper’s recordings over and over. But now, with an EP floating around, props from folks like Missoni, Nylon, Perez Hilton, Vogue, and so on… we wish we could raise our fists and cry “firsties!!”… but that would be a touch tasteless.

Anyway, Oh land is amazing and will be playing at Mercury Lounge on Monday (11/15) and not only will we be there, but we have a pair of tickets to give to one lucky reader. All you’ve gotta do is tell us which Oh Land song is your favorite in the comments!

And now, for your listening pleasure, videos!

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Conan O'Brien played with Jack White

Like a lot of people, I don’t have cable. So I had to wait til today to see this duet between Jack and Coco. Worth the wait.

Happy to have this guy back on the airwaves. He’s obviously already proving that he is more talented than any other late night host.

Tame Impala – 'Lucidity'

Watch this video from Australia’s Tame Impala and try to not feel sick – we dare you! The footage was filmed using weather balloons to launch a camera into space, in a single shot.

Ticket Giveaway: Glasser at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Glasser, if you don’t know by now, is the singular work of one Cameron Mesirow– an ethereal one woman electro-orchestra which rings in tune to acts that we adore such as Alaska In Winter, except with a femininity that seems to float effortlessly above the rhythms of each song.

Around the time of Glasser’s debut release in 2009, Apply had plenty of company in the realm of breathy electro femme fatales (see: Class Actress, Zola Jesus, Florence & The Machine, Bat For Lashes, and so on)– yet Mesirow’s work managed to stay afloat amongst her, can we say, competitors. Luckily in music, when you like a sound there’s always plenty to go around.

Did we mention a pretty stellar live set goes a long way? Well, if you haven’t had a chance to check out Glasser during her stunning live performances (see: The Fader Fort during CMJ), you’re in luck– because we’ve got a pair of tickets to see Glasser at Music Hall of Williamsburg next Tuesday (11/16) with ARP and all you have to do is comment below with something interesting to say for a chance to win!

While you’re at it, pick up a copy of Glasser’s debut full-length, Ring, out on True Panther now… and check out the video for “Mirrorage” after the jump…

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PHOTOS: Juggalos at Mishka Store

Along with The Shaltzes siblings, the Mishka flagship store set up a Juggalo trap by offering free Faygo and vodka and hanging pictures on the walls.

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