After having played a crowded Old Firehouse in Manhattan the night before, Grass Widow destroyed at Brooklyn’s packed and fairly muggy Monster Island Basement on Tuesday. Apparently the A/C had died just before the show, setting a toasty sauna vibe throughout the night. My two cents on this: Air conditioning is for old people anyway. […]
Remember that Chris Isaak video for “Wicked Game” that pretty much changed your life and made you sexually aware at the tender age of 5? Other than dripping pure sex, the reason why those shots worked were because of the complete inclusion into an intimacy that usually isn’t shared with strangers. In Violens newest video […]
San Francisco based Kill Rock Stars signee Grass Widow played their first of two ToddP shows at the Old Firehouse/DCTV last night. A video edit of said show featuring the songs ‘Shadow’ and ‘Uncertain Memory’ off of their new album ‘Past Time’ can be found below, along with details for tonight’s outing at Monster Island […]
“Tortillas On The Creek” is a monthly series of benefit shows to support the clean up of Newton Creek, promoted by Newton Radio and hosted by Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos at 271 Starr Street. Last night’s performers included Snakes Say Hisss, I’m Turning Into, Sweet Bulbs and Blank Dogs. A 2 song video montage of […]
Laurie Anderson, who has been making amazing, cutting edge work since before you could say the word “paintbrush,” has just opened the 2010 BAM Next Wave festival with her new piece – Delusion . It’s a multimedia performance about memory, identity and longing that incorporates everything from music to projections to video to animation and […]
“Who knew it was possible to crowd surf under 10 foot ceilings?” Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis Krauss was full of surprises as she and guitarist Derek Miller rocked a sold-out show at the intimate – and low-ceilinged – Webster Studio Monday night. Krauss finished out a heart-pumping, sweat-soaked set as she leapt into the 300-person […]
Pavement played the first of many NYC reunion shows last night on the Williamsburg Waterfront, and Big Ass Lens was there to capture and document the experience. The band played material spanning their entire career, including “Unfair”, the video above. Lots more footage, including a 4 song mega mix, and review of the show over […]
Today, from 5-8pm artist and illustrator extraordinaire Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch’s show, “Primal Objects,” is opening at the By & By Gallery on Grand. Come by for the art, and stick around for an awesome performance by Philadelphia based band Sweatheart. Can’t make it tonight? The show will be up until October 13. By & By […]
Can’t front on the freeness! One of our favorite up and coming bands, Grandfather, are making it easy on our wallets this weekend. On Saturday evening they’ll release their Steve Albini engineered debut, Why I’d Try, with a free album release show at Cameo Gallery at the Lovin Cup Cafe on North 6th street.
Their debut LP has been getting major drop on the BAL record player. These New Yorkers create dynamic, intense and violent psychedelic rock. Their album is available for free on their website, grandfathermusic.com, and handmade CDs and vinyl will be for sale at the show.
Should make for a proper, free evening – doors at 10:30, band at 11 sharp.
Big Ass Lens captured the band at the Knitting Factory a few months back, video after the jump.