Kid Dynamite played House of Vans

Kid Dynamite played at House of Vans last night, a 50 minute set of raw energy eruption. The crowd went berserk like there is no tomorrow. This of course came as no surprise, knowing that the Brooklyn outing was the band’s last US show ever. The equally well loved Joyce Manor, a Shawn Brown (Dag Nasty) fronted Red Hare and local rockers Swearin’ rounded out a sing along and crowd surf heavy bill. Footage of all the  bands is below.

Kid Dynamite – Heart A Tact (House of Vans 2013)

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Aa played DBA

After a 3 year break and turbulent line up changes, Aa (Big A Little a) is back in full swing. Here’s last night’s performance at Death by Audio.

Melvins played House of Vans w/Baroness and Honky

The Melvins leveled House of Vans last night. Not catching a breath for a second, Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, Jeff Pinkus and Coady Willis ripped through an earsplitting 72min set. No breaks, no announcements, just vicious sonic ferocity. During the band’s last song, Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers joined in on vocals. Video of that as well clips of opening acts Baroness and Honky (members Melvins/Butthole Surfers) and more upcoming dates at House of Vans are below.

Melvins – Hung Bunny

Baroness – March To The Sea

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!!! played House of Vans

With opening sets from Jaques Renault (DJ) and Classixx, !!! (Chk Chk CHk) stopped by House of Vans last night to promote their new album “Thriller”. A selection of clips from the gigantic dance party is below, alongside upcoming dates for more free House of Vans events.

!!! – All My Heroes Are Weirdos

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Vaura previewed new material at Public Assembly

Last Sunday, new Profound Lore signees Vaura played most of their upcoming album to a live audience for the very first time. Scheduled for release this autumn, you can already check out 3 songs from “The Missing” below.

Vaura – Pleasure Blind

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Sly & Robbie played MetroTech Commons

Last Thursday, legendary Jamaican rhythm section Sly & Robbie played a free noon performance at Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons as part of BAM’s Rhythm & Blues Festival. For part of the 100 minute long show, they were joined by Third World’s Bunny Rugs on vocals. Below is a video edit of the group playing Dennis Brown’s 1984 classic “Revolution” and Rugs’ own “Love Is Blind”.

Sly & Robbie w/Bunny Ruggs at Metrotech Commons

Upcoming free BAM Rhythm and Blues Festival dates:

Thu, Jul 18
Fatoumata Diawara

Thu, Jul 25

Thu, Aug 1
Sheila E

Thu, Aug 8
Shuggie Otis

Toro Y Moi played House of Vans


Toro Y Moi headlined the second night of this year’s free House of Vans summer concert series, with support coming from Jonwayne and Shlohmo. It was another packed event that had the audience enthusiastically on their feet throughout the three performances. Watch out for upcoming events at House of Vans. Dates are posted below, along with video edits of last night’s performances.

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Kickstarter for a David Foster Wallace short film adaptation

Brooklyn filmmaker Francesco Marchione has launched a Kickstarter campaign to adapt David Foster Wallace’s short story OBLIVION as a 25-minute film. The story ostensibly centers around a marital conflict over snoring that results in sleep deprivation, hallucination, and ultimately revelation. Marchione acquired the rights to the 2004 story (from the collection OBLIVION: Stories) from the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust and has been developing it with a key production crew since last year. He is now trying to raise his production budget on the popular crowdfunding site. Already the subject of pieces in the Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News, the campaign runs through July 26th and if the project reaches 100% funding, they plan to shoot in late August or September.

You can support the campaign via this link.