by Tim Hetherington, World Press Photo of the Year in 2007. Tim Hetherington, a former Williamsburg resident (in the photographer building off Kent, appropriately), was killed in Libya today. Hetherington was nominated for an Oscar for Restrepo, a documentary he helped film over a year with the Second Platoon in Afghanistan.
Archives for April 2011
Big campaign going on for the street vendors, kiddos. Street vendors as it stands end up paying up to $1,000 dollars for infractions like not displaying their license during set up, being too far from the curbs, potentially just inches, and the like. A parking ticket from the city for “parking at an angle to […]
The brilliant WNYC program Radiolab is into its 9th season now. If you haven’t listened to the show, imagine This American Life -esque stories with the sound design of a Matmos song addressing some of the biggest questions in the universe and breaking them down into bite-sized hour long radio shows. Accompanying the most recent […]
The former BKLN Yard location on the banks of the lovely (eh…) Gowanus Canal will again see a weekly party this summer! The appropriately named little brother of the former Mister Saturday Night, it will be called Mister Sunday and will kick off on Memorial Day. From the creators: If you ever came to Sunday […]
It’s almost not warm enough to post this — this is clearly summer music and it’s barely early spring — but what the hell. Grab the single “California Sunrise” from San Diego three-piece Dirty Gold below. The EP, which reminds us of a more sunny Beach House, just dropped on Autumn Records April 12. [via] […]
From TribecaFilm.com: Acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport (Zebrahead, Mighty Aphrodite) paints a remarkably personal portrait of the characters behind the group’s sonic genius through their five albums, their highly publicized breakup in 1998, and beyond. Emotionally honest and forthright interviews with group members are intercut with electrifying footage of live performances, music videos from back in […]
Le Poisson Rouge was decked out as a sort of lounge-y dinner theater, a look very becoming of the dark, artsy (fartsy?) space. It was a nice setup, being that neither acts Friday night were really bands, per se, but delivered more intimate deliveries. Anticon labelmates, former tourmates, and genuinely cool guys Yoni Wolf (of […]
Why is everything changing? Apparently, big summer concert bookers can’t just let summers stay the same. First the confusion with Williamsburg Waterfront shows, now the Village Voice’s decade-old Siren Festival has been cancelled and will not be returning to Coney Island this year. Luckily, the Voice is going to be replacing Siren with a new […]
The Tumblr is worth a visit too.
Saturday is the 4th Annual Record Store Day! Give thanks to that fragile black disc and the (dwindling amount of) shops that champion it by getting up extra early and waiting in line to look through stacks of music before leaving without buying anything. I kid, I kid! Seriously, you should buy at least one […]