Egg Expanding to North 3rd

Exciting news for anyone who loves Egg: owner George Weld has been renovating a space on 109A North 3rd next to Mast Brothers Chocolate. Eater has the details on the new spot.

Eater says:

“Details are still hazy, but Weld says the new, “more relaxed” restaurant will “grow organically out of Egg,” and better integrate their farm. Expect a focus on dinner service this time, along with a stronger emphasis on vegetables. Weld is still looking for some more funding, so there’s no word on an opening date just yet.”

We’ll keep you updated as more details develop.

Bushwick Walkabout Festival: When, Where and Who to see

Magic Man

BirdDog Productions and RethinkPopMusic will play host this weekend to Bushwick Walkabout Festival– a two day music festival at Brooklyn Fireproof‘s outdoor space.   Bushwick Walkabout fest will not only feature over a dozen great bands (more on that later) but also free vodka and beer thanks to a partnership with Staropramen and Reyka Vodka, a BIG thanks indeed.  Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase tickets for either the Friday the 15th or Saturday the 16th for $10 a day, or $15 for both days–you can also earn yourself  a ticket by writing a band review.  For a full festival lineup, more info and tickets visit the Bushwick Walkabout site but below are a few of our picks for bands to keep an ear out for (by day):

Friday , July 15th (7pm-1am)

Rifle Recoil 8:30pm

Ethereal yet rootsie and with vocals that verge on operatic/ Antony Hegarty-esque this Brooklyn electropop outfit will have you dancing but doing so thoughtfully… which is really the best way to do it.

Grandchildren 11pm

These Philadelphia electro folk rockers are sure to impress with their spastic percussion and gorgeous melodies.  Get ready.

Saturday, July 16th

We have already sung the praises of some of  Saturday’s acts such as Headless Horseman and Fort Lean but here are a few more to look out for.

Cold Fronts, 3pm

Philadelphia youngen’s Cold Fronts specialize in that certain form of rock that makes us nostalgic for the “good old days”…whenever those may have been.

Slam Donahue, 8:30pm

This Brooklyn based trio make unadulterated pop music and are sure to show you an unadulterated good time.

Magic Man, 10:30pm

Saturday’s headliner is none other than Boston duo Magic Man.  This band’s special brand of lo-fi pop combines earthiness with electronic bliss–think Fleet Foxes as backed by Postal Service.  In short Magic Man are pure magic, man.

Ghostfunk: Ghostface vs Afrofunk

Released in July 2011, Ghostfunk pairs one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Artwork by Joe Dichiara.

Grab it here. [Thanks GD]

Ted Leo played “Tyranny of Distance” at the Seaport

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists played the South Street Seaport last night. “Tyranny of Distance” was played in full. Some video of that is below, as well as footage of openers Screaming Females.

Check Out this new Wild Yaks song

Getting ready for the inaugural Rock Beach tomorrow? Want to learn the words to a new Wild Yaks song so that you can sing along with hundreds of your newest, closest, sweatiest friends? The correct answers are yes to both.

This new Wild Yaks song “Million Years Old,” is typically anthemic. It bursts at the seams with tension, as Rob Bryn and crew sing “all my friends are dead/I ain’t never had no friends” and recount the passing of time in a way that only these dudes can.

See y’all at the beach!

(via FADER)

Meatball Shop Opens Next Week

c/o GrubStreet

Alright carnivores, start working up your appetites.

Meatball Shop, currently at 84 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side, is expanding and opening up a new location in Williamsburg next week.

If you’re not familiar with the restaurant, they are a meat lovers dream, serving a wide variety of meatballs, with five different kinds of house-ground balls and various sauces. Then you can have your balls served whichever you like, as sliders, heroes, pastas or just a side.

The Brooklyn location will also include a full bar and make-your-own cocktail menu, with check boxes where customers can choose combinations of liquors and mixers like blackberry and mint.

Meatball Shop will be located at 170 Bedford Avenue, near N. 7th Street.

The Strokes- “Taken For A Fool”

What’s better than The Strokes? Multiple Strokes!

In the video for “Taken for A Fool,” the band’s new single, numerous images of Julian, Albert, Nick, Nikolai and Fab appear simultaneously at the center of a spinning hologram. As the camera does 360 degree pans, the band rocks out while Julian mugs for the camera and fools around. The traditionally stoic frontman’s mischievous antics are downright cute and we even get a big smile out of him at the end!

Not to mention the song itself is pretty great too.

Bouncing Souls & Yuppicide played Highline Ballroom

Despite having called it quits earlier this year, last night Yuppicide played with the Bouncing Souls at Highline Ballroom. Before the show Yuppicide’s singer Jesse Jones broke into the Metropolitan Museum and snatched an Alexander McQueen creation. Kiddin’. The piece called “Madd Swan” was designed by Gym De Meo and inspired by movies such as Mad Max and Black Swan. In case you are interested in De Meo’s services, the stylist/designer/terrorist can be contacted at home# 212-260-4085 cell# 917-455-0731 or [email protected] In the meantime, below are video edits of both bands, including a cover by The Specials, which closed out Yuppicide’s 30min set.