Listen to Relax

Das Racist have a new record coming out September 13 (the same day as apparently every late summer/fall jam drops). The record is called Relax. It’s now available streaming right here if you have Spotify. Put it on and enjoy clever lyrics, convoluted pop (and sub-pop) culture references, slick production and (most of all) relaxing vibes. If you don’t have Spotify yet, hit up your friends for an invite.

Watch Wild Flag’s video for “Romance”

I’m a little stuck in thinking that this Wild Flag video is part of a larger Portlandia skit. Partially because Carrie Brownstein is in it (and shredding), and partially because it is just that kind of weirdo style. Tom Scharpling directed this clip and it is completely up to par with his ever-growing catalogue of videos (see also: Ted Leo’s “Bottled in Cork,” New Pornographers “Moves,” et al.) This video will make you want to leave your day job, start a punk rock girl group and go to yard sales.

The record this song is from (Wild Flag) is streaming on NPR right now. Get to it!

Williamsburg Bridge’s Manhattan-side about to become even worse

Commuters that use the Williamsburg Bridge know the recent construction is making a melee on the Manhattan side. Walkers, runners, bikers and the assholes on nominally motorized scooters all are forced through a tiny, blind spot-ridden hell. Unfortunately, the end of construction will not alleviate these issues.

The Department of Transportation released the above rendering for the project. The fence extending halfway through the entrance/exit is an attempt at steering bikers up Clinton Street. The traffic problem on Delancey is ignored and will continue to be one of the most terrifying rides in the city (Canal Street and Herald Square maybe still beat Delancey). AND the tight entrance becomes permanent with low concrete walls. I’m going to be even more wary of the fixed gears and skaters bombing the bridge. This rendering looks like they are intentionally after blood for anyone without brakes.

Side note, this is the most biked over bridge in North America. Hot Damn.

(via Gothamist’s Bike Champion, John Del Signore)

Brooklyn Boulders Birthday Bash

Brooklyn Boulders is the only reason I go to South Brooklyn for weeks at a time. Their birthday party this weekend looks worth a trip on the G.

From the invite:
Eastern Mount Sports
Adidas Outdoor

Chef Master Nieves on the grill.
Sheep Station bartenders at the tap.
Brooklyn Brewery on tap.

Somebody’s winning an annual membership to BKB!
Free 2nd Bday shirts
Photobooth to remember our bday by.
Cornhole tournament.
Premiere of City Slickers: Part 2.
Treasure hunt.
Unicorn rides and so much more…

Members = $12
Non-Members (who like us on FB) = $15

So, for 12 to 15 bucks you will be automatically receiving $50 worth of items,
and a chance to win several hundred more in giveaways and raffles!

More info on the facebook event.

Stream Girls Record 3

Steam it now over at Hype Machine.

Sleep ∞ Over – Casual Diamond

Fashion’s Night Out 2011 – Manhattan Music Performances

Best Coast

Best Coast

This Thursday is Fashion’s Night Out and My Social List is happy to partner with Freewilliamsburg to bring you our list of the best live performances.

6PM: James Murphy @ VPL Block Party – 5 Mercer Street (Soho)

6PM: Best Coast @ Helmut Lang (Soho) – FREE!

6PM: Real Estate @ Dirty Durty Party – 44 Mercer Street (Soho) – RSVP: [email protected]

8PM: Beth Ditto @ MAC Cosmetics (Soho)

6:30PM: Theophilus London @ Tommy Hilfiger (Midtown) – VIP access to concert for those who spend more than $250

6PM: Mirror Mirror @ Gary Graham (Tribeca)

6PM: Andrew W.K., Alex Pasternak of Lemonade, Prince Language, GHE20 GOTH1K, Tim Barber @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue (Midtown)

6PM: Foster the People @ Lacoste Fifth Avenue (Midtown)

6PM: Justin Townes Earle @ Partners and Spade (West Village)

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Reggie Watts played The Palms

Last night Reggie Watts played “The Palms” in Queens. At one point members of the Lady Circus got on the stage to do an impromptu dance. A video edit of it is posted below.