Hipster Orchestra Tackle Hip Hop Hits

This of course goes out to Jay-Z and Beyonce:

At The Drive-In reunite!


It hasn’t even been a full day since At The Drive-In announced their 2012 reunion. But already everyone I know – people I never would’ve expected to listen to At The Drive-In – are freaking out about this. The band are breaking their decade-plus long hiatus, playing Coachella, and hopefully (fingers crossed) will play some East Coast dates as well.

Let’s all watch this video of the band playing on Letterman. If they can recreate even a fraction of this excitement in 2012, we are extremely lucky.

Lana Del Rey Performing ‘Video Games’ live at Corinthia Hotel London

Still the purtiest song we heard last year (or this one). [via]

Snowmine, The Conveyor, Illuminator, Teletextile at Glasslands [Photos]

As previously mentioned, January 5th was an evening of celebration. Below are some visual recaps from the night. If you’re not familiar with any of these Brooklyn bands, click on their band name for music networks.

Teletextile

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Some people make everything complicated


Joseph Herscher is an artist who makes Rube Goldberg machines. Recently, The New York Times did a write-up on him and his impractical contraptions. “I’m trying to make it as absurd and useless as possible,” he told the Times, which seems like it could sum up a lot of the pursuits of ourselves and many of our friends.

Read the piece here.

Portlandia: “Cars Man, WHY!”

Ava Luna

Ava Luna, one of Free Williamsburg’s favorites, are set to release their debut album (on a record label) called Ice Level out February 28th via Infinite Best Recordings. Giving us a first look, here is the track “Wrenning Day.” Happy Friday!

The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

Dive

The holidays are over, and so is the live-music dead zone that is the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s always nice to start these most-blogged-about-shows posts with something free, so it’s my pleasure to present to you “Live From Tribeca,” tomorrow night at the Tribeca Grand, with sets by Dive and DJs The Horrors and Ilirjana.

There are some other good opportunities to check out buzz bands in the next seven days, as well.  King Krule is playing Mercury Lounge next Wednesday.  The same night, Buraka Som Sistema and Brenmar are playing Bowery Ballroom.  Also, don’t miss Keepway’s record-release show at Glasslands Gallery on Tuesday with Lakutis, Big Baby Ghandi, Dracula’s Dick (great name!) and a Das Racist DJ set.

Finally, for those looking for something more tried and true, there’s the Indelible Festival at Highline Ballroom – a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron, Gordon Parks & Jimmy Scott.   The show is TONIGHT and has an all-star lineup with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Jimmy Scott, Questlove, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Cecil Taylor, Gary Bartz and Derrick Hodge.

On to the top 9* shows for the next 7 days…

10. Steve Earle @ City Winery w/ Allison Moorer
Monday, January 9th at 8:00pm – 21+, $45 – $65 -> tickets

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