Drake is down with Brooklyn and the Kravitzes

Fader caught up with the super star at Southpaw in Brooklyn where he was seeing Zoe Kravitz’s band Elevator Fight and just straight chillin’ with Lenny.  Check out the short interview below (he gives some insight to his new album!):

Details Exhausts Hipster Joke

image c/o Emily Anne Epstein/Metro

Details Magazine just posted a little anthropological/sociological/zoological slideshow of “weirdest hipster habitats” on their website.

Apparently their broadly defined version of hipster can live in tanks, pirate ships, Gowanus and shipping containers.

Wait. Shipping containers?! Thought those things were only for transporting Russian hookers (Season 2 of The Wire reference, yo!)

Fool’s Gold Records Opens Williamsburg Store

Brooklyn retail has a new “gold” standard. Indie record label Fool’s Gold, whose artist roster includes Chromeo, Kid Cudi, and the Cool Kids, is opening up a new storefront in Williamsburg this Friday.

Based on the press release this store definitely sounds like it’s … worth its weight in gold (ok, that was pretty bad, but last one, we promise)!

The label outpost promises to be “equal parts vinyl mecca, gallery space and clothing boutique,” in addition to stocking some “rare finds from the FG archives.”

Celebrate the opening at 536 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union & Lorimer) Friday, June 24 with an in-store reception from 5-7PM hosted by founders DJs A-Track and Nick Catchdubs.

155 Freeman: Triple Canopy, Light Industry, Public School

Triple Canopy, a locally-based online magazine that published such gems as She Goes Covered, is kickstarting a space in Greenpoint along with some partners.

This September, three New York-based nonprofits—Triple Canopy, an online magazine, Light Industry, a cinema, and The Public School New York, an open-source classroom with no curriculum—will launch a new arts-and-culture center at 155 Freeman Street, in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Together, our groups will organize performances, classes, artist talks, readings, panels, workshops, concerts, and weekly film screenings—all of which will be open to the public. Most events are free or cost less than $7—and we like it this way!

The pledges aren’t half bad, either.

Give just $20 and you’ll receive access to a special issue of Triple Canopy put together and introduced by writer Rivka Galchen. For $50 you’ll receive a personalized email and Web project by artist Cory Arcangel. For $150 you’ll receive free access to all events at the space for one year. Those of you with the means to make a larger contribution will receive artworks donated by R. H. Quaytman and Paul Chan to support our first year of programming.

Bon Iver played Fallon

Every one of the people on stage during this performance on last night’s Fallon is doing more in the five minute span of this song that I have done so far all week. Multi-instrumentalists, harmonizing vocalists, emotional facial expressions.

Bon Iver play at Prospect Park on August 10, and will clearly blow everyone away when they do.

The Most Blogged About Shows Of The Week

Dinosaur Jr.

My Social List is happy to partner with Freewilliamsburg to bring you the next seven days’ most buzzed-about New York shows, as well as new shows going on sale this week. My Social List tracks nine of the most popular music blogs and aggregates mentions of bands to create weekly Top 10 Lists of the city’s most exciting and highly-anticipated shows.

Hope you survived the Northside Festival and are ready for another week for shows! Dinosaur Jr takes the lead this week with their Terminal 5 show featuring the incredible Fucked Up and a Q&A session moderated by Henry Rollins. Bummed you missed out on tickets for Florence & The Machine, Eddie Vedder or Flying Lotus? Check out Craigslist the day of the show: The later you wait, the cheaper tickets will be.

If you live in the ‘Burg, check out Thievery Corporation at the Waterfront or take a trip south for Reggie Watts at Red Hook Park — our only Top 10 free show!. Without further ado, here are our Top 10 Shows for the next seven days.

1. Dinosaur Jr. @ Terminal 5 w/ Fucked Up, Off! and MC’d by Henry Rollins
Thursday, June 23rd at 6m – all ages, $30 -> tickets

2. Florence & the Machine @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Twin Shadow and Bubbles
Friday, June 24th at 5pm – all ages, sold out

3. Spectrum @ House of Vans w/ The Smith Westerns, Grand Rapids and Chairlift
Saturday, June 25th at 4pm – 18+, RSVP Full

4. Puro Instinct @ Glasslands Gallery w/ John Maus and Geneva Jacuzzi
Tuesday, June 28th at 8pm – 21+, $12 -> tickets

5. Thievery Corporation @ Williamsburg Waterfront w/ Raphael Saadiq and Dam-Fuck & Mazter Blazter
Friday, June 24th at 5pm – all ages, $41 -> tickets

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True Blood Mixtape

HBO, in a moment of scheduling brilliance, passes the torch from Game of Thrones seamlessly to season four of True Blood this Sunday. In honor of some non-sparkling, all-for-premarital-sex vampires, Goddamn Cobras made a mixtape. And a gif.

Anyone know if Odyssea or Sweet Ups are holding viewing parties again?

True Blood Mixtape 01: Sookie Sulkin’ by Goddamn Cobras

Wet Hot American Summer: The Prequel

c/o moviegoods.com

Summer is officially here, and in honor of its arrival, we have an announcement about one of the greatest summer movies ever!
Director David Wain (Role Models) may soon be making a prequel to his cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer!

Wain told Jeff Goldsmith at The Q&A Podcast, “The prequel would [take place] the same summer …  So it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”

The film, made in 2001, starred then unknowns Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Jeanene Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showwalter, and Ken Marino, to name a few.

This year marks the film’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate Music Hall of Williamsburg has an event next month hosted by Wain and fellow Stella comedy troupe members Michael Showwalter and Michael Ian Black.