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Must See Show Tonight at Bruar Falls


Boy oh boy do we have a spectacular show to tell you about! TONIGHT Bruar Falls will play host to some of our favorite bands working NYC right now.

Things will kick off PROMPTLY at 8:15 with Yvette— a new york duo who might just be the best american noise outfit since HEALTH.  Look into it. Ezra Buchla— ex Mae Shi and Gowns member– will follow and, trust us, this is some real raw  atmospheric emotional stuff.   Brooklyn’s finest, Dinowalrus will also play– they will provide the gorgeous “bleep bloops”  and new wave bass-line to melt your face and get your body moving.   And the cherry a top this evening will be none other than 4AD’s own minimalist folk- pop darling Anni Rossi— get to know her for more than just that kick ass cover of “Rude Boy” that she did earlier this year…you’ll probably fall in love, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

REMEMBER Bruar Falls is working with that curfew so be sure to get there ON TIME and try not to wake mom and dad when you drunkenly crawl through your window.

Yr Friday Nite finale

Tomorrow night is the final Yr Friday Night of the summer. If you haven’t gotten the chance to come out to one of these poetry/music/art/awesome friendship hangout events yet this summer, you need to come out to Brooklyn Fire Proof for a great time.

Check out the flyer and lineup below.

Wet Hot American Summer 10th Anniversary at MHofW

Last night’s sold out 10th Anniversary celebration for the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer was a fan’s wet hot American dream come true. Hosted by Stella (David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black) who also starred in, wrote and directed the movie, the night included archived video audition footage, a sweater fondling contest and appearances from original cast members.

Music Hall of Williamsburg was filled was fans quoting movie lines in unison and singing along to the film’s soundtrack, which was played live by Joe McGinty and the Loser’s Lounge.

The films stars came out to reminisce about the movie and reenact some of their popular scenes from the film to wild crowd reactions. Among those who made an appearance were Marguerite Moreau (Katie), Jeanene Garofolo (Beth), Zak Orth (J.J.), Jake Fogelnest (Silas), A.D. Miles (Gary), Gideon Jacobs (Aaron), Gabriel Millman (Cape Boy), Judah Freelander (Ron von Kleinenstein), Ken Marino (Victor Kulack), Marisa Ryan (Abby Bernstein), and of course the renown, Can of Vegetables voiced by Jon Benjamin.

Also making cameos on prerecorded video shorts were Nina Hellman (Nancy), Joe Lo Truglio (Neil), Amy Poehler(Susie) and Paul Rudd (Andy).

Check out some of the night’s highlights below including an intro from Arty “The Beekeeper” Solomon’s (voiced by Samm Levine) opening address, a performance by Alan Shemper (Michael Showalter) and Victor (Ken Marino) singing “Danny’s Song.”

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Jelly Comes Home

Following recent reports by The Brooklyn Paper and The L Magazine that Jelly’s latest free rock ‘n roll venture Rock Beach was suffering from significantly poor attendance, Jelly has decided to finally address the problem – that Floyd Bennett Field is fucking far.

So kiddies, Rock Yard returns!

The homecoming is set for this Sunday at The Morgan with live performances by The Growlers, Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, The SoSo Glos and CSC Funk Band.

Welcome back, Jelly.

Image c/o JellyNYC

Cold Soup Competition at Huckleberry Bar

Ice cream is so overrated. Why not cool yourself down with the chilling go-to refreshment of cold soup? Yes. That’s right. Cold soup.

This Sunday from 5pm to 8pm, Huckleberry Bar hosts Some Like It Cold: a cold soup competition to support the locally-based arts and performance conglomerate, the claque.

A mere $10 gets you all the gazpacho-style yum plus free Plymouth Gin and a vote. And if you compete, admission is free. But spots were filling up fast, so email [email protected] for more information.

Madison Bray: Girl Swag

With all her talk of “swag” I was hoping she was the latest member of the Odd Future crew. Sadly no Tyler cameos. Instead, she’s the latest from the Rebecca Black production team.

The Most Blogged About Shows Of The Week

Aaron Pfenning a.k.a Rewards

You’ll have to travel a little farther than Brooklyn if you want to see our #1 and #3 shows of the week. The Escape to New York festival at Long Island’s Shinnecock Reservation starts this Friday with Patti Smith, Best Coast, Chairlift and more. Be prepared to pay (a lot) for the privilege, but you’ll be treated to a great lineup the entire weekend.

Staying in the city? There are a couple of notable shows around town. Again, the House of Vans is high up on our list (#6) with Man Man, Glass Candy and Crystal Antlers. We’re hoping the torrential downpour from last week won’t return — but bring a poncho just in case! Another one not to miss: Aaron Pfenning of Rewards, Only Son and a Blood Orange DJ set at Manhattan Inn. And if you don’t mind braving the crowds, you SHOULD check out Friendly Fires, The Naked and Famous and Cults at Central Park Summerstage.

Finally — if you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets — we’ll see you at Bon Iver at United Palace Theater (or Prospect Park) for a sold-out show with the Rosebuds.


10. Frightened Rabbit @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Right on Dynamite
Today, August 3rd at 8pm – 18+, SOLD OUT

9. Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park Bandshell w/ Diamond Rings
Today, August 3rd at 6pm – All Ages, $35 -> tickets

8. Bon Iver @ United Palace Theater w/ the Rosebuds
Tuesday, August 9th at 8pm – All Ages, SOLD OUT

7. Aaron Pfenning of Rewards @ The Manhattan Inn w/ Only Son and Blood Orange DJ Set
Thursday, August 4th at 10pm – 21+, FREE!

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