Santigold and Karen O: “Go!”

So you want a Friday power jam to blast on repeat? Want to make sure that this jam you are playing on your headphones is the same one that everyone else on the L train is playing this weekend? A collaboration between several huge names in music? “Go!”

This return of Santigold is star-studded. Karen O takes a verse, while fellow  Yeah Yeah Yeah Nick Zinner takes on guitar duties. Looking for the cross-genre cred? Q-Tip and Switch produced the track and it was debuted along with an interview on Jay-Z’s Life + Times. I’m sold.
Santigold feat. Karen O – Go by ListenBeforeYouBuy

Music to see this week: 4/15 – 4/21

It’s quality over quantity this week, my friends, which is much easier on my agoraphobia. Phew.


4/15: Soak up the feeble Spring sun and pretend you’re all smarty pants at Barnard College’s day-long “WBAR-B-Q” with free food and free tunes from Real Estate, Beige and DFA’s The Crystal Ark. More info here

4/15: Brooklyn hipster dance pop duo MNDR kicks off Brooklyn Museum & L Magazine’s monthly Audiophile series at the museum with New Villager. Entry is free, but ya gotta RSVP. Hit up [email protected].

 4/15 & 4/16: Alternately combustible and slow-burning, I’m digging on Eternal Summers’ sound. Give ‘em a listen, and check them out at Glasslands with Dream Diary on Friday for $10, and at Cake Shop on Record Store Day for free.

 4/15: The shambling So So Glos shake up Shea Stadium with Balkans, Grand Rapids, Night Collectors and Flesh Lights. Pay whatever they tell you when you stumble up to the door.

 4/15: Brooklyn still <3 Japan. This second fundraising installment at the Bell House has performances by Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Tim Harrington from Les Savvy Fav, Mike Doughty and more. Tickets are $15.  

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Waterfront Shows weren’t, but now are happening again

Welp, we already knew that the Jelly parties were not returning to the Waterfront this summer. But yesterday the internet was blowing up trying to determine the fate of East River State Park concerts as a whole. Two nights ago at a community board meeting, a consensus was reached that the community does not want the concerts in their hood. According to Brooklyn 365:

What came up was the waterfront concert series held at the Williamsburg Waterfront / East River State Park and the cluster-fuck it causes every Saturday and Sunday. The throngs of people ebbing and flowing and the VERY loud music being pumped through the sound stage were the biggest issue and as such, the board voted to ban the waterfront concert series at East River State Park (Williamsburg Waterfront).

But apparently, according to the Open Space Alliance, the organization putting on the shows at the Waterferont, there will still be events held at the location. This summer will see 10 ticketed and five free concerts at the park, all yet to be announced, but definitely not Jelly’s Pool Parties.

I am exhausted by this back and forth. And in addition to the waterfront shows, there is also that new 5,000-person show space being worked on at McCarren Park, where Beirut will be playing for Northside Festival in June. For more info on that, head over to BrooklynVegan.

The Lamb – Little Scream

The first single from The Lamb’s The Golden Record which dropped yesterday on Secretly Canadian.

Tix Giveaway: Timber Timbre, Baby Alpaca & More Thursday at Glasslands

After giving us the chance to premiere their video the other day, BK’s Baby Alpaca gave us the skinny on their show this THURSDAY night with buzztastic Timber Timbre. And of course, we’ve got your back:
a PAIR OF TICKETS goes out to the reader who posts the cutest/strangest picture/video of a Baby Alpaca in the comments below. Be sure to include your email address to receive the spoils.

And for the rest of us here’s another token of love (courtesy of our friends at Popgun) go HERE & use promo code CREEPON to get discount tix for $10. So basically there’ll be no good reason to miss this.

Check out this remix by Tecla of Rainbow Fields, or the lovely Demon Host by Timber Timbre.

Doors at 8, we’ll keep you updated with the details.

Brooklyn Brewery logo ripped off?

According to the Brooklyn Brewery blog a pizza joint in Dallas, Eno’s Pizza Tavern, ripped off the recognizable Brooklyn Brewery logo.

It appears that Eno’s Pizza Tavern in Dallas, TX exhausted a great amount of energy and resources to develop an original logo for their business. Or perhaps they were drinking a bottle of Brooklyn beer and noticed that reflected in a mirror, a backwards B resembles an E? Either way, those smoke and mirrors don’t fool us!

(image via Gothamist)

Titus Andronicus covered “Birdhouse in Your Soul”

A.V. Club has this series called Undercover where bands come in and choose from a master list of cover songs. Titus Andronicus stopped by recently and covered the awesome classic They Might Be Giants song “Birdhouse in Your Soul.” Sonically, it kind of sounds like shit. But in that cool, at a punk show, can’t really hear the vocals but you know all the lyrics anyway so it doesn’t really mater, kinda way. Plus it has a cool Charles Bukowski reading sample in the beginning. Art rock cred!

Titus Andronicus covers They Might Be Giants

Missing Fish: The Commodore Mourns Their Lost Pal

If there’s anything my collection of mid-1980s Let’s Talk About… books taught me as a child, it’s that stealing isn’t cool. Unless it’s internet or you’re just “borrowing” your roommate’s last beer. But we all know that sometimes alcohol can make you do stupid things — just take a look at most of your friend’s tattoos.

So, if you were the drunk bastard that stole The Commodore’s mounted Mahi-Mahi on Saturday night, just return it and we can all share a laugh. Or don’t, and eventually let karma bite you in the ass. Some encouraging words from resident DJ Lucas Walters:

Our beloved fish was stolen off the wall of the commodore at some point saturday night. this fish (a Mahi-Mahi) was given to the bar by a friend and has a lot of sentimental value. This neighborhood is small. Your “prank” will get you pistol-whipped.


One can only wonder if that handsome reward is free drinks for life… Although all I really need is just half of a Commodore Piña Colada to get me dancing on their bar. So don’t be a dick, and email us if you have any leads!