I guess we’re “part of the hype” since we definitely “ain’t with it:” [via]
With the constant hullabaloo about how super-sized Americans are, the least you could do is add a little more Muscles to your life, right?
This Wednesday, come work it out at the Fun Haüs with Muscles, joining us from the land down under (where they know a thing or two about beach bodies)! Spinning dark disco alongside resident DJs Stretch Armstrong, Dominique Keegan, and Rok One, the Fun Haüs this week is sure to PAHMP YOU AHP (cue Arnold Schwqndggjnavkavr impression)…
Like fancy cars? Girls got your fancy cars. “Vomit” is first single from Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which is out next month. The video doesn’t have anything to do with the title of the track, but it’s got porny shots of an old Mustang, so it’s still pretty cool.
Check out these event picks for the upcoming week:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
• Celebrate Brooklyn: Ra Ra Riot with Delicate Steve and Buke & Gass
Prospect Park Bandshell
• Fireside Follies: Yr Friday Nite
• The Wonderdonk Bike-In Movie Series: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Bushwick / Ridgewood, 1820 Flushing Avenue
$7 Suggested Donation
• Why Participate? Opening Reception
• Lincoln Out of Doors: Kid Lucky feat. Alfonso Cid and Isabel Del Dia
Josie Robertson Plaza
• Lincoln Out of Doors: Bassam Saba & The New York Arabic Orchestra / Espiritu Gitano and Friends
Damrosch Park Bandshell
• Summerstage: Henry V
Marcus Garvey Park
Something happened to the dudes of our generation — a whole big troupe of boys who grew up with video games, sci-fi film and easy access to internet porn. Most of these guys are living in Brooklyn, and I’ve probably had them buy me a drink. I mean, according to OkCupid, every single person with a penis spends a lot of time thinking about space. But it seems they’re onto something…
Enter visual artist, hip hop aficionado and FREEburg’s go-to flyer guy, BeholdTheDestroyer!. Between his own blog, space riddled illustrations and hip hop musings over at Mishka — like the recent in-depth analysis of how L.A. based rapper Zeroh induces feelings of a modern day Jack Kerouac — he’s taught us that rap music isn’t just all about ass, titties and money… well, not all of the time anyway.
We caught up with the artist also known as Ray Smiling via gchat to talk about his new show that opens tonight at Mishka, called “TAROT DE LES VICIEUX PAROLIERS” — works that spotlight hip hop’s heavyweights as foreseers of the future. Did I mention there will be free booze?
Oh and ladies, I’m gonna go ahead and assume that this will be as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, so you’re welcome in advance.
me: So Tarot and hip hop, huh? Two things that seem very different – how and why did you decide to marry the two?
Ray: because I’m convinced that if you listen to “Hard In Da Paint” enough you can tell the future. But, only if your future involves gun violence. No, I combined them because they’re both about archetypes.
me: When making the collection, did you match rappers with tarots that signify them in some way?
Ray: I matched the attributes of the major tarot cards with the rappers personas, most of which matched pretty perfectly. Like, Tyler The creator as the Devil Card which symbolizes pessimism, lust, obsession and anger which is pretty spot on
me: On your website you say that you “connect dots on things that never really needed to be related” – other than your current show, give us some examples.
Ray: At the show I’m also debuting a short book I wrote called “Quotations From Cash Money” At one point in there I believe I compared Juvenile to Shakespeare and God. I don’t think anyone ever really needed to consider those three sitting in a room together. Unless we’re talking about the illest cipher in heaven. Also, nudity and power tools.
Since transplanting from Brooklyn out to L.A., High Places have turned from minimal artsy tunes to real booty movers. This new track, “Year Off” (apt title as it’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from these two), is the first single off upcoming Original Colors LP (that’s the album artwork up there!) and is another one of these beat-heavy tracks. Listen below.
Last night The Men kicked off their tour with a chaotic and sweltering hot show at 538 Johnson in East Williamsburg. Standing on a flimsy guitar amp, pressed against the wall, yours truly got knocked around quite a bit. Somehow the general consensus seemed to be, that I’m the perfect launching pad for ‘stage dives’. As a result the footage below is a bit rough at times.