Band Alert – New Myths

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Three girls with the names of Rosie Glassman, Britney Bora and Marina Ross have formed a band called New Myths. On March 11th, they released a self titled EP with breezy vocals gathered on a psychedelic rock foundation. This trio force is haunted by the buttery woos and whispers from each member. Their harmonies compliment their pretty hair as they sway back and forth to the background dance tempo. New Myths’ EP contains three tracks, all in the three minutes range and “It Burns Through Your Armor” is a personal favorite. Today, the girls have decided to make this EP “name your price”(huzzah!). Three alluring songs from three alluring girls, what’s not to like? Visit New Myths bandcamp here.

Watch Mad Men At Nitehawk Tonight

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AMC’s Mad Men returns tonight from it’s 17-month hiatus. If you don’t have cable or just want to watch with a room full of fans, Nitehawk Cinema will be screening the season premiere. The event starts at 8pm (2-hour episode starts at 9) and there will be drink specials.

Here’s The Man Responsible For The Bedford L Death

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As you may have read by now, on Friday night an L train struck and killed a 20-year-old man who had fallen on to the subway tracks during a fight. We’ve posted about subway deaths before, but this one hits close to home as it happened at the Bedford L station.

According to accounts, two men were arguing on the train when things became physical. The altercation eventually moved out to the platform and both men fell on to the tracks. When the Manhattan-bound train approached, one man got out and fled, while the other was hit.

Initial reports seemed to put both men at fault, while later reports claimed the victim, a local college student named Joshua Basin, had been attacked by a drunk man.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect. Here is the description from Gothamist: “The suspect is described as a white male, between 30 and 35 years old, with a thin build, light complexion, dirty blond hair with pock marks on the right side of his face. He was wearing brown pants, black rain jacket and black sneakers.”

Call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or visit NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM with any information.

Widowspeak played Death by Audio

Death by Audio currently celebrates its 5th anniversary. As part of the ongoing festivities, Widowspeak played to a packed house last night. A video edit of “Half Awake” is below.

Food & Drink Openings Round-Up

Spring has sprung in NYC and there are a slew of new places to celebrate the amazing weather. Full round-up is below.

Bellweather

Bellweather: Brought to you by the owners of Anella, Calyer, and Saint Vitus is this new American Nouveau eatery that features a menu of “raw-bar platters and dishes like baby artichokes with picholine olives and bottarga, tripe mole poblano with cracklings, and a BBQ black bass with cherry-tomato jam”. After the dishes are cleared off the table, and DJ takes over spinning into the night.
594 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 347.529.4906

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Cafe Mogador: Time Out New York says “The popular East Village Moroccan eatery opens a 75-seat outpost, outfitted with colorful tiles and reclaimed wood, in Williamsburg. A back herb garden growing rosemary, thyme and mint supplies the kitchen, which puts out signature dishes like a lamb tagine with dried apricots and prunes, a Greek salad crowned with za’atar croutons, and Middle Eastern eggs (tabouli, hummus, pita and chopped salad with eggs any style).”
133 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 718.486.9222

Frej

Frej: Scandinavian-inspired tasting menus three nights a week in a pop-up restaurant in the back of Williamsburg café-bar Kinfolk Studios.
90 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11211 347.286.6241

Tender Trap

Tender Trap: Our favorite new place Tender Trap is owned by Ryan Virag and BMX rider Darryl Nau who opened a space that features six beers and simple cocktails, in addition to revolving DJ’s who starts spinning at 10PM nightly, playing a wide-variety of music.
245 S 1st St. Brooklyn, NY 11211 347. 763.1825

Tradesman

Tradesman: Time Out New York says: “Antique tools decorate this Bushwick tavern, which also features rustic wood walls and a crosshatch-patterned floor in green, gray and white. Twelve taps dispense Northeast brews (Greenport Harbor, Kelso) at the 17-foot-long white oak bar, but drinkers can also sip on local hooch (Comb Honey Gin, Core Applejack) and classic cocktails.”
222 Bushwick Avenue 718.599.4440

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Billboard Declares The Return Of The “Boy Band” With Teenybopper Covers

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Billboard just posted a sneak peek of the dual covers for this week’s issue and if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was 1999 all over again. The covers declare “We Love Boy Bands” and feature One Direction and The Wanted, two imports from the UK who are bringing back the whole boy band phenomenon from the late ’90s and early ’00s.

Based on the music that gets posted to this blog, I’m guessing many of you are unfamiliar with these two groups, so here’s a rundown:

One Direction placed in third on The X Factor (UK’s American Idol), signed with Columbia Records in the U.S. and debuted their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful” (+76 million YouTube views) this past September. Their first album Up All Night came out in November and became the fastest-selling debut album in the UK in 2011. The boys are between the ages of 18 and 20.

The Wanted has British and Irish members. Their debut single came out in July 2010, followed by an album that October. This past November the group released its second album, which features “Glad You Came” (+27 million views). The members are 18-23 years old.

Time will tell if these two groups will bring back that particular moment in pop music, but at the very least it sure makes for two unique Billboard covers.

Lower Dens – Brains

We’re excited to see Lower Dens play Glasslands with Air Waves and Twisted Wires on May 2. Here’s two tracks from their new record, Propagation, set to drop May 1.