tUnE-yArDs release video for ‘Gangsta’

On the heels of ‘Bizness’ comes the latest video from tUnE-yArDs 2011 release, w h o k i l l, ‘Gangsta‘. It was directed by Merrill Garbus herself. Definitely a different style than their last release, but still worth a look. Check it out!

Young Galaxy: ‘Peripheral Visionaries’

Late Night Happy Hour Bar Crawl

Ali Shaheed of A Tribe Called Quest

Season two of How to Make It in America is about to kick off next month and what better way to celebrate than by drinking free Hendrick’s Gin and/or Hudson Whiskey:

Dream big or go home. That’s what the cast of HBO’s hit show How to Make It in America will be doing in its second season, which kicks off Sunday, 10/2 at 10:30pm.

And what better way to celebrate the new season than an epic, weeklong salute to those downtown kids who never take a night off.

It’s called Late Night Happy Hour. And for five consecutive nights, beginning Monday, September 26th, HBO has invited fans to come party like Ben, Cam and Kappo at ten of New York’s hippest, most exclusive bars and restaurants.

Select events will feature NYC native DJ Concerned, artist/photographer Kareem Black and DJ Ali Shaheed, from legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Hendrick’s Gin and Hudson Whiskey have signed on to co-sponsor the whole week, providing six specialty cocktails developed in honor of the show’s characters.

There will be free Hendrick’s Gin and Hudson Whiskey for an hour each night and Ali Shaheed of A Tribe Called Quest is DJing tonite!

RSVP here on Facebook, here on Recco, or by email.

Check out the full schedule after the jump.

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“Post-Concert Drug Orgy Mob Nightmare” at Williamsburg Waterfront

In an open letter to Open Space Alliance, a Williamsburg Waterfront resident is reporting blatant drug abuse outside last weekend’s Widespread Panic show. Despite her attempt at calling police attention to the “hundreds of people” gathering around nitrous oxide balloon sellers, the “lawless drug nightmare” continued unabated.

Although no arrests were made, police found three empty nitrous oxide containers and are allegedly investigating. According to The Brooklyn Paper, while this was the first instance of nitrous oxide abuse officers discovered at the Waterfront series, residents have complained of similar incidents outside Brooklyn Bowl six months ago.

Need visuals? Watch part one of the concerned resident’s nine-part “post-concert drug orgy mob nightmare” video series below:

Luckily, locals will get a small reprieve from all that merrymakin’ after Fleet Foxes and The Walkmen close out the 2011 Waterfront series this Saturday, September 24.

The Creepiest Thing We’ve Seen In A While

The Making of Instant Pentecostal Apostle

The Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir have become an institution, holding mass every Monday night at Union Pool. Self-described as “dirty gospel,” the Rev. gives a soulful, optimistic and uplifting performance every week. This past Monday, to celebrate his birthday and toast his relationship with Union Pool, Vince teamed up with SixPoint Brewery to create his own beer. Here is the making of SixPoint Instant Pentecostal Apostle.

The making of the Instant Pentecostal Apostle (a SixPoint IPA Beer) from Cassflix on Vimeo.

New Girls Video: “Honey Bunny”

The Times won’t let you embed it since they don’t understand the internet….. but here it is.

There are some people sleeping in a park near Wall Street.

And marching, and chanting, and actually making some pretty goddamn good points about the economy. Check out the information on the Adbusters/Anonymous Occupy Wall Street Protest, watch their livestream, buy them pizza, or read the interviews with the protesters over at the Awl.