Releases Free iPhone App

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Yep. In a rare moment of heat-induced sobriety, we finally got our act together and decided to pamper the easily distracted army of iPhone users with what they really want – another app to brag about.
Just in time for your summer party needs out comes Free Booze, the Myopenbar iPhone App. The listings are fed to your iPhone in real time, replete with our incisive and hilarious editorial, maps of locations of open bar events for the day and iPhone’s amazing mapping and direction capabilities. You can even submit an open bar you might know of, right here, through the app.
In true Myopenbar fashion, the app is free…

Ticket Giveaway: Miracles of Modern Science @ Le Poisson Rouge

Ok, do you see the tinyness these guys call their practice space here in good ol’ Williamsburg!? So the vocals aren’t the best in the video, but these guys are booming with energy live– especially on stand out track “MR2”.
Download the self titled EP for absolutely $0 on the Miracles of Modern Science website, and you’ll be blown away.
You know the dealFollow us on twitter and RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s show at Le Poisson Rouge for The Albertans CD Release Party.

3rd Ward Pig Out This Sunday


Put your diets on hold and tear off your skinny jeans, it’s time to Pig Out at 3rd Ward!
3rd Ward & Brookyn Based present the 2nd Annual Pig Roast & Dance Party. Stand by as Pig Roasting Extraordinaire Tom Mylan (from Marlow and Sons, Diner and Bonita) and Chef Eric Sherman turn 200 lbs. of hog into finger-licking good & nicely priced pork tacos. We’ll also have sides-a rice, beans and mexi-slaw and Brooklyn Based will top you off with some ice cream.
Featuring live music from Stumblebum Brass Band, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, In Cadeo and DJ Tanner all afternoon.
Plus bring your own t-shirts for $1 for pig inspired screen-printing & wear your sweetest smile for a carnival-style photobooth.

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Got 99 Problems, But APW Ain't One

Love him or hate him, Jay-Z will be taking over the sadly canceled Beastie Boys slot on next week’s opening night of All Points West.
Personally, I’ve got isses with Mr. Cocky himself (I happen to be a Nas fan), but that doesnt mean I won’t be all sorts of hands up happy when one of New York’s finest takes the stage. Did I mention this is going to be the hip-hop icons US festival debut?
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Ticket Giveaway: Joan as Police Woman @ 92Y Tribeca

Joan Wasser, musically referred to as Joan as Police Woman, has played with legends– Lou Reed, Antony and the Johnsons, And Rufus Wainwright. In turn, as a solo artist, making her the stuff legends are made of.
Wanna check out her deeply moving performance at 92Y Tribeca this Saturday, July 25th? Follow us on twitter, and just RT the contest tweet for a chance to win a pair of tickets.
And be sure to keep an eye out in the next few days for our interview with the lovely lady herself!

Wild Light Fan Video Contest

I’ve been missing California a bit lately (i.e. here, and here), but all it took was a little Northeast quartet called Wild Light to remind me how I really feel.

Currently on tour with Stellastarr* (although mostly in California!?), the guys are giving you a chance to show them how you feel via a fan uploaded music vido contest. Details after the jump…

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Ticket Giveaway: Foreign Born @ Bell House

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Foreign Born, with vocals often compared to young Bono’s range, cranked out a collection of sleepy sunshine melodies shimmering with California summer fun on their newest LP, Person To Person, released late last month. “Winter Games”, the first single of the band’s sophmore full-length, with it’s clap along pop sound and cloudy distortion, is perfect for a drive along the coast. Those of us stuck riding the subway here in the city that never sleeps, don’t worry– this album doubles as a drunken sunset soundtrack. These are hot weather anthems just the way we like ’em, with visions of busted fire hydrants and beach-geared babes on bicycles.
Well, if you’re in the mood to daydream, we’ve got a pair of tickets to see these LA swoonsters with The Veils on August 3rd @ Bell House… Excited!? Well, all you’ve gotta do is follow us on Twitter and RT this post.
And just because we love you, you can check out the psych-pop video for “Winter Games” after the jump!

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Dancing About Architecture With Ponytail

Ponytail, with their infectous experimental pop, have been steadily winning our hearts with each live performance. This past Sunday, at the waterfront kick off to the Pool Parties, was no exception. Whenever this band comes to mind, I always find myself using the same adjective– primal. While collective tongue-roll, wail, and yelp are not what one usually considers as vocals, Molly Siegel, echoed by Dustin Wong, contorts her sound in a most transfixing sort of way.
Backed by clangy guitars and flooded by cymbals, Ponytail’s natural vibrance seeps through it’s own medium, feeding their audience with raw energy. If you’ve been in the crowd, you know exactly what I’m talking about. This is the kind of noise rock that, rather than the lyrically thought-provoking prod of neo-folk, induces physical emotion. Just really good fucking stuff, period.
We caught up with Molly about her primal honesty, Fleetwood Mac, the importance of downloads, and most importantly, our longing for the next LP… Check out the interview after the jump…

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