Pogo’s Amazing Pulp Fiction Mashup

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Summer Solstice Party Tonight

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is hosting a Summer Solstice Party at the Broadway Stages Boatyard tonight.  There’s no cover and there will be plenty of games, music, drinks and food with a gorgeous city view.  Sounds pretty damn pleasant to me!

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

Make Music New York Happening Thursday, June 21

This Thursday, June 21 hundreds of free concerts in public spaces will be occurring around New York througout all five boroughs thanks to Make Music New YorkMake Music New York is in its sixth year and open to the general public.

From their website:

Make Music New York takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.”

4 Local Things To Do When It’s Really, Really Hot Out

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Brace yourselves: it’s going to be 96 degrees in Brooklyn tomorrow and Thursday. The city has even put a “heat advisory” into affect until 8 p.m. Thursday night. Here are some things to do in the area to stay cool, excluding the city’s “cooling centers,” whatever those are.

1. Go to the movies.

Northside Film Festival is going on right now with screenings at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave.), IndieScreen (289 Kent Ave.), and Union Docs (322 Union Ave.).  Nitehawk, which is celebrating its anniversary this weekend, is also screening Prometheus.

2. Eat something cold.

If your whole body can’t be cold, your mouth might as well be. Check out Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (97 Commercial St.), Momofuku Milk Bar (382 Metropolitan Ave.), or ices – not soup – from Sapienza’s Fire N Ice (359 Bedford Ave.).

3. Get in the water.

While the big return of the McCarren Park Pool doesn’t happen until next week, the lesser known Metropolitan Rec Center pool is open as usual (261 Bedford Ave).

4. Get on the water.

Purchase a $4 ticket and enjoy the nice sea breeze from the deck of the East River Ferry. Make sure to check the ferry’s website though for service alerts like this one.

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Red Hook Park Schedule; Tonight – Das Racist / Action Bronson / Trouble Andrew

This is the first of a series of events at Red Hook Park this summer. Check out the full Red Hook Park schedule here.

Action Bronson & Statik Selektah – ‘Not Enough Words’

Captured Live at the Northside Festival: Dinosaur Feathers live at Spike Hill


Justin Little, June 16, 2012
Next set I caught was Dinosaur Feathers at Spike Hill. I hate to bash any band but there were negatives to this set. So the songs were good. The drummer was really good. The lead singer/guitarist did his thing. During the main part of the song the bass was good but you left me asking myself the question “What the fuck is he doing?” quite a few times. I don’t know if it was to try and give the song a grunge feel or what. But I just didn’t get it. It sounded like at points of the song he was hitting the bass to make some kind of weird ambient sound. I’d say drop the weird unnecessary bass banging/noises or whatever you want to call them and keep it simple. Good set but I must admit there were a few awkward moments. Sorry guys, feel free to invite me to one of your sets and change my mind.