Texas is the Reason played secret show at Saint Vitus

Last night after a sold out show at Music Hall, Texas is the Reason ‘crashed’ the Gameface/On the might of Princes happening at Saint Vitus for a short 15 minute late night set. Video of that is below, alongside edits of the other two bands.

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Taken By Trees – Large

Tutu’s: New Bar Opening Today In Bushwick




Lucas Walters is ready to make his grandmother proud — by opening his own cozy drinking haven and christening it with her beloved nickname.
“It looks like an old lady’s house,” Walters laughed of Tutu’s, his corner bar, which is set open Wednesday.

The bar will be located in the former home of The Morgan Restaurant and beside Bushwick’s future boutique hotel.

“We raided our families’ houses for lots of tchotchkes,” he said of the decor.

Walters — a partner at the popular Williamsburg haunt The Commodore — is launching Tutu’s with Jason Merritt, who owns Big Tree Bottles liquor store just down Bogart Street from the new Bushwick business.

“We’re starting with just a cocktail menu and meat and cheese,” Walters said.

He added that he hoped to offer gastropub fare including burgers, salads and brunch by November.

We’re Taking Over CMJ

My Social List & Freewilliamsburg presents

That’s right.  CMJ Music Marathon is probably the absolute best week to be a New Yorker.  For a few days, all of the best buzzbands and buzzhumans descend on the city to play music, drink and network with one another.  And this year, the FREEwilliamsburg and My Social List team is taking the whole damned thing over.

Well, not EXACTLY, but we do have a bunch of great showcases to share with you.

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Captured Live: Meyhem Lauren / Despot @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg

I had a little time to run through some of my footage lastnight and found a bunch of stuff I had pending. Forgot all about this! Meyhem Lauren and Despot came out and killed it! Yo Converse, you “motha fluffers” are geniuses. Enjoy!

via: blaqbook.com

TONIGHT: East Side Social Club’s 5th Anniversary AND You’re INVITED!

We excerpted the important parts for you but you can and should read the touching invite from the party planner below:

1) Free to ALL with RSVP

2) Drink Specials ALL NIGHT: $5 ESSC Cocktail all night and a late night $4 beer!

3) Music by Prince Terrence (Hussle Club), Rok One (Black Russian) and Omri S. Quire (ESSC)

Ladies & gentlemen, dear friends,

I would like to extend an invitation to you: Tonight we will be celebrating the [belated] 5th anniversary of East Side Social Club at our usual Tuesday night stomping ground, The Blind Barber (339 E. 10th Street, Manhattan, NY).

It’s been more than 6 years since I started a Tuesday night party with 4 friends (it was called Private Men’s Club: Women Allowed) at the Black & White. After a year, they went on to be rockstars and music industry moguls. At that point, I laid the foundation for East Side Social Club — originally a celebration of the decades and musical genres of the passed that I felt were being over-looked and forgotten. Some years later, the Man Men and vintage crazes began to kick in and I felt it was time to expand and build on what I started at Black and White and avoid the likelihood of becoming a theme-party.  A little over two years ago, a dear friend and important part in the longevity and success of ESSC, Nicky Digital, told me about a bar that was to open, perfect for the rebranded ESSC, and so we began to write the next chapter with ESSC Tuesdays now at The Blind Barber.  No other choice would have been better.  ESSC is now a bridge from the past to present, crass to class, in style, culture, and band-based music – the juxtaposition of antique, vintage, retro and modernity in one place that is not about following a trend, nor is it about creating a trend, its about the timelessness of the good that comes out from human creativity, where even they over-looked may have a chance to shine.

To celebrate properly, we’ve got some ESSC members and friendlies lending a hand: Behind the deck, we’ve got guest DJ sets by Prince Terrence (Hussle Club) and Rok One (Black Russian/Plant Music), and behind the bottle, and on the couch, will be The Crazy 88s (Love to the Rescue/Shhh… Just Take It), Jer Ah Mi, and Kariem 88.

And as usual, I will also be selecting music, and Nicky Digital will be snapping pictures in the photo-booth and around the bar.

Drink specials include $5 ESSC Cocktail all night and a late night $4 beer.

For more info: http://nickydigital.com/2012/10/east-side-social-club-blind-barber-tuesday/

ESSC is an inclusive social club, open to all. Feel free to invite friends: everyone and their mothers are all welcome! (valid ID required, of course)

Looking forward to seeing you who can make it and will catch up with those who cannot at another time…

Omri S. Quire

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Ramada Inn”

Blayer Pointdujour & Rockers Galore – Gunz of Philly

Philadelphia wanted to send Williamsburg some love. This is the newest video from Blayer Pointdujour & Rockers Galore. He’ll be playing some blaqbook showcases in Brooklyn in the near future so keep those eyes/ears peeled. In the meantime lets get acquainted with their tunes. Enjoy!

via: blaqbook.com