BROOKLYN BLUEGRASS BASH
CHRIS THILE & MICHAEL DAVES
TONY TRISCHKA AND TERRITORY
ANDY STATMAN TRIO
AOIFE O’DONOVAN, NOAM PIKELNY & CHRIS ELDRIDGE
PLUS: THE CALAMITY JANES
More info at thebellhouseny.com
I got an email from Girlie Action Media a little while back telling me about Brooklyn local band Avan Lava. Attached were a bunch of links to some of their music. Rather than click the links, I do what I always do, search on spotify. I found them and hit play.
From the first 30 seconds alone I had a smile on my face. The track I played first was called “Tear It Down”. It sounded like a “manaja twa” with The Foals, Prince, and Sheila E. That sounds pretty awesome on paper doesn’t it? Well words don’t really do it justice you should listen for yourself. I have a better idea!
Why don’t you get your asses to Santos Party House this Friday(9/21) and see them up close and personal with me. For show information go here. If you’re a wall flower please stay at home. For you dancing folks I hope to catch you on the dance floor. PS: Ladies I’ll be the black dude with “The Demolition Man” haircut(Wesley Snipes minus The Blond).
Review by: Layton Weedman(Courtesy Tier Drummer) | 9/14/2012
Imagine an up-tempo Pixies mixed with Sonic Youth’s “Silver Rocket” energy circa 1988. The band plays music that can be met with today’s current trends as well like Beach House and Diiv but their performance on stage pulls the music to new heights. Their drummer is a solid power-house hitter. On point and tight. Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Abrishami plays without shoes and gets jolted into the groups sonic tide. High end guitars sing and echo over thumps while the bass player and second guitarist keep everything jelled in. A well-suited combination for something special.
Keep an ear open and check em out online at Lazyeyesbk.bandcamp.com/
Can’t wait to try The Defender and we love the new superhero designed by FREEwilliamsburg favorite Tony Millionaire:
Comic-Con season is nearly upon us, and to celebrate this most imaginative and animated occasion we’ve tapped into our inner nerd (didn’t have to dig too far) and brewed up a limited-edition draft-only hoppy amber IPA named The Defender. The liquid portion of The Defender was designed by Brewmaster and certified Sci-Fi geek Garrett Oliver, the logo by vintage DC Comics logo designer Milton Glaser, and the hero himself by Tony Millionaire. Best known for Drinky Crow and the Maakies comic series, Mr. Millionaire’s first regularly published strip was in the “The Waterfront Week”, a Williamsburg-based newspaper well known in our north Brooklyn neighborhood. Years after doing us the honor of making our first neighborhood map, Tony has returned to grace us with The Brooklyn Defender personified, a masked hero come to rescue us from the brewing Megaliths.
On Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30-10:30pm, in league with the New York chapter of Comic-Con, we’ll be launching The Defender here at The Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room. Open bar and swag giveaways. Costumes encouraged! Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve a spot. This party is for 21+ only. [Read more…]
Via Diner’s Journal:
Daniel Delaney went from being the filmmaker to becoming the subject. A few years ago, he started doing videos of food trucks for a Web-based series called VendrTV, and became so hooked on barbecue, most notably Texas-style smoked brisket, that he is now part of the story. His camera is gathering dust while he hauls slabs of meat into an 18-foot smoker he acquired in Texas.
Under the name Brisketlab, he sold his brisket online (in March he presold 3,200 pounds of meat in 48 hours and subsequently put another 5,000 or so pounds up for presale). People have been eating the meat they reserved at pop-up events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, while they waited for the day when he would open his own restaurant and market.
And with money in the bank at $25 a pound, that day is coming. Mr. Delaney has signed a lease for a space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 359 Bedford Avenue (South Fourth Street), and plans to open BrisketTown, a counter-service restaurant, on Oct. 31. [Read more…]