Ticket Giveaway: Princeton at Glasslands Tomorrow Night

Named after the Santa Monica street where they grew up, Los Angeles boys Princeton are currently on tour supporting CSS and Sleigh Bells with their retro-inspired shoegaze. Founding members, and identical twin brothers, Matt and Jesse Kivel (the latter of Kisses fame) brought their newest musical effort to fruition while separated by what we’ve all come to call “the pond” — one brother soaking in the practically eternal sun and rollerskate happy rhythmic bounce of LA, while the other contemplated minimalistic compositions in a far-less sunny London.

They’ll be playing Glasslands with High Highs, NewVillager, and local darling Ivana XL tomorrow night and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give to one lucky reader.

Comment below for your chance to win and grab the newest single, “To The Alps,” from the new album here. And be sure to check out the sunshine smile inducing video after the jump!

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Ticket Giveaway: Vice’s Noisey.com Launch Party w/ Cults, Oberhofer & Puro Instinct TONIGHT

Tonight, Noisey is throwing a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg to celebrate the recent launch of Noisey.com, Vice’s newest online channel.  If you’ve been living under a digital rock, Noisey.com is a music network that showcases bands and local music scenes across the world through original short videos, curated by VICE with support from Intel and Dell.

The RSVP for this inaugural celebration has been closed since Monday due to overwhelming demand… but your good friends here at FREEwilly scored a pair of VIP tickets into the party — up for grabs to our luckiest reader! Just comment below, and it could be you!

Noisey Presents: The Free Concert Series: NYC
Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn)
April 28th at 8pm

Featuring performances by:
Puro Instinct

As per any FREE show, entrance is limited to capacity so if you RSVP’d we suggest you get there early to guarantee entry!

As for Noisey, here’s what our homies at Vice have to say about it:

Each episode on Noisey includes five segments, including a short documentary introducing viewers to the band and the local music scene, then four segments of uninterrupted performances. We recently shot documentaries on The Vaccines, Oberhofer, Ariel Pink, Das Racist, Bun B, OFF!, and Mogwai to name a few. Currently there are over 45 bands being featured on Noisey. Come check it out, watch your favorite bands and discover new ones too.

So comment it up and try your luck at winning… and then maybe you can tell all your friends about all the fun you had at that party they couldn’t get into (if you’re that kind of asshole-y friend).

Ticket Giveaway: FREEwilliamsburg Presents… Zambri at Pianos

Tonight will be host to the final night of Zambri’s April residency at Pianos and we expect you all there to party with us!

Check out the FREEwilly curated lineup below and start dreaming about those frozen margaritas because there’s no better way to celebrate this muggy weather than with a frozen cocktail and the musical styling of some hot ladies!

8 PM Rarechild
9 PM Beige
10 PM Zambri
11 PM millionyoung
Bear in Heaven DJ set

And if you’re feeling extra lucky, comment below for your chance to win a pair of tickets to tonight’s show… or, just buy the $8 tix here. And grab a free download of Zambri’s EP, On Call — artwork seen left, right over here.

Missing Fish: The Commodore Mourns Their Lost Pal

If there’s anything my collection of mid-1980s Let’s Talk About… books taught me as a child, it’s that stealing isn’t cool. Unless it’s internet or you’re just “borrowing” your roommate’s last beer. But we all know that sometimes alcohol can make you do stupid things — just take a look at most of your friend’s tattoos.

So, if you were the drunk bastard that stole The Commodore’s mounted Mahi-Mahi on Saturday night, just return it and we can all share a laugh. Or don’t, and eventually let karma bite you in the ass. Some encouraging words from resident DJ Lucas Walters:

Our beloved fish was stolen off the wall of the commodore at some point saturday night. this fish (a Mahi-Mahi) was given to the bar by a friend and has a lot of sentimental value. This neighborhood is small. Your “prank” will get you pistol-whipped.


One can only wonder if that handsome reward is free drinks for life… Although all I really need is just half of a Commodore Piña Colada to get me dancing on their bar. So don’t be a dick, and email us if you have any leads!

There’s A New Venue In (Morgan)Town, FREE Show Tonight

In these times of dynamic change, amazing things are happening in the Bushick and beyond. People and businesses are coming together to assist, contribute, and help keep this creative hub alive and pumping as one of the last bastions of awesomeness in NYC. The Morgan has invited Eastern District to bring their artistic vision and experience to its walls and curate exhibitions for the space to continue the great things that have been growing over the years in their new home Eastern District @ the Morgan.

Please join us for a night of Modern ART:
Eastern District @ The Morgan
FREE show- performance by the Yellow Dogs
and special DJ SETS BY The Black Lips and DJ Ghost Dad
Installation by Jason Grunwald

Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 10pm

If you need more convincing, here’s what DJ Mike Dextro — who DJ’d the venue’s opening night on Friday — had to say about the space:

It’s got a bit of a rustic look to it and there are satellite speakers in all the non dancefloor areas, but once it’s complete, it will have 3 MAIN music areas and will fit close to the amount of people that BK Bowl fits!!!

So yeah, this place seems pretty RAD but, um, do me a favor and stay out of my ‘hood. #kthxbai

Album Giveaway: Elisapie’s There Will Be Stars, Living Room Residency Starts Tonight

Tonight at 7pm, Inuk singer Elisapie Isaacta will be taking the stage for the first night of her three night residency at the Lower East Side’s coziest venue, The Living Room.

Her sound bubbles with a sort of blissful buoyancy, interrupted by slight touches of the eerie solitude of her childhood home.

Elisapie’s first solo project, There Will Be Stars, follows the singer’s progression in communication — from on-air personalities in radio and TV to an award-winning Taima, the world-renowned duo she formed with composer/guitarist Alain Auger a decade ago.

We’re giving our readers a chance to listen to Elisapie’s perfect balance of lightness and weight with a giveaway of her CD, There Will be Stars.

Just comment below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of this cheerfully melancholy collection of tracks.

Degeneration X: A New Multimedia Play

Our homegirl over at Downtown Diaries tipped us off on a new play in the works from Brooklyn’s own Perf Productions. A multimedia production which claims to use “live performance, film, motion graphics, illustrations, and music to chronicle the different pockets of one man’s neurosystem,” Degeneration X sure has our attention.

The half-film, half-play, which seemingly takes a nod at some our generation’s favorite films (I’m looking at you, Eternal Sunshine and Science of Sleep), is slated to launch this Fall and seeking funds on Kickstarter in order to put this theatrical masterpiece into full production mode. So refill your karma bank and donate a buck or two, or $25.

TONIGHT: Party With The Rude Dudes At Good Company

Basically, if you’re not going to Good Co. every other Saturday, you’re not #winning. The Rude Dudes pump out hits to make your booty shake and enough dancing goes down that the glass doors of this fine establishment have no other option than to steam up.

Permanent Vacation is just that kind of party, and the Rude Dudes just want to take you to a time and place where we all wear short shorts and drink margaritas. So I bring to you The Rude Dudes – Cold Cuts, a mixtape that steps it down a notch from prime time party hour. From the Dudes themselves:

Cold Cuts was born one night recently after our party at Good Co. A bunch of people who didn’t speak English came back to our house and we listened to records as we smoked Lil Wayne’s weed (dont ask but also ASK) Pretty damn good trapped indoor rainy/snowy day tunes if you ask us.

The truth is, we listened to D’Angelo’s Voodoo while staring at iTunes as we one by one fell asleep on the floor, because smoking Lil’ Wayne’s weed knocks you on your ass. But this mixtape is almost as good as that.

So download it for when you get home at 5am tonight, after dancing your ass off at Good Co. It’s perfect for that moment when you’ve decided you’re just about ready to undress that stranger in your bed.

Find me on the dancefloor tonight and I’ll give you a sip of my Mai Tai. RSVP here.