Matt Mondanile of Real Estate (aka Ducktails) has a new record coming out on July 24th. Here’s the first single from St. Catherine. Ducktails will be at Bowery Ballroom on August 8. [Read more...]
Do you work a 9-5 job and wish you could enjoy a leisured, weekday big breakkie? Don’t have time to wait two hours on Sunday morning for a table? Craving some avocado toast and a bloody mary? Lament no more, y’all!
Our friends at Brooklyn Magazine premiered Brooklyn X Brooklyn this week, a video series shot at Braund Studios in Greenpoint of up and coming NYC artists covering over NYC artists. The first videos released feature Juan Wauters, formerly of The Beets. Wauters plays his own song “I Was Well,” a single from his sophomore album Who Me? out May 13 on Captured Tracks. For his second song, Wauters performs “Questioningly” by the Ramones.
Look and listen:
Next in the series are Beverly, Great Good Fine OK and Strange Names. Stay tuned!
If you’re a child of the 90s, you’ll recognize Mystery Skulls as a reference to a nostalgic Nickelodeon television show. However, if you’re a Spotify user, or you’re known to fall victim to YouTube click-a-thons, you know that this name is still alive and well in the form of a one-man electro-pop outfit who’s recently been blowing up the airwaves and interwebs.
I write to you from a coffee shop in Singapore where April showers are alive and well. No seriously, it’s fucking pouring here. I thought it was the dry season? And dammit, why aren’t we in a bar? I’ve spent the last two weeks in Southeast Asia, and I’ve learned quite a lot: 1.) Thailand has a deep love for Adele, 2.) I really need to invest in a backpack, and 3.) I’m totally okay with riding in the backs of strange trucks as a mode of long distance transportation. Seriously, my parents would smack me in the face if they saw the creepy white minivans that were endlessly presented to us as our “buses”. While trying to get to a remote island, I rode in one for about six hours sans AC and full of mosquitos. That’s Thailand, folks!
But for real, it’s amazing over here. The food is incredible. The beaches are unbelievably beautiful. The people have such an ease about them – completely different from the hustle and bustle I’m used to in NYC. And despite the fact that I probably could have lived happily ever after in the tiny beach town of Koh Lanta giving $4 massages and moving my ass to dance remixes of Set Fire to the Rain, I realize that what we have in our big city is actually pretty special. I may have a 19-hour flight, in which I’ll inevitably have to sit bitch, ahead of me, I’m excited to come home for a number of reasons, and one of them is all of the amazing shows coming up this month.
Are you watching I Hate Being Single? You should be because it’s funny and it takes place in Williamsburg. The director, Rob Michael Hugel, launched Season 2 in February and the humor will remind you of early Broad City webisodes. Here’s Episode 3 from the new season, starring Shalyah Evans of Girl Code and many local settings:
Catch up with Episode 1 of the new season below: [Read more...]
Brooklyn can be a tough show. Sometimes the room looks like it’s filled with statues of music zombies, staring blankly at the stage with crossed arms. But that was not the case at Baby’s All Right for ELEL’s first show in Williamsburg last week. Every person in the audience swayed and danced to the seven-piece band’s happy, poppy beats. Hailing from Nashville, the band brought a little of the South’s sunshine with their viral hit “40 Watt” and other sassy singles like “Kiss Kiss” and “When She Walks.”The room was electric and the dancing contagious. Keyboards, drums, guitars, horns, wood blocks and a triangle covered every square inch of the stage. Throughout the set, each of the band members switched instruments and positions like musical chairs, making it feel like a family jam session. [Read more...]