If one were to listen to either Givers or Yellow Ostrich’s 2011 debut they’d expect a very different live show from both bands than what occurred last night. Both on their records lean towards the pop end of indie pop but live bring an energy that can only to be described as youthful. Together they […]
::Den Svarta Fanan:: Joe Merolla – bass Nonoko Yoshida – alto Weasel Walter – drums Greatness
Today our favorite soccer team, FC St.Pauli, takes on Dynamo Dresden at the Millerntor in Hamburg, Germany. The match will be shown on the big screen at the East River Bar in Williamsburg at 7pm. Come on out and join the East River Pirates‘ chants. Or just have a few affordable quality drinks and enjoy […]
We miss McCarren Pool as a place to see bands.
Tomorrow, Saturday 19th, the East River Pirates and East River Bar host a charity auction for Viva con Agua. Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany, campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. Aside from amazing items like an all inclusive trip (air fare, hotel, VIP match […]
Not that it needed to be confirmed, but the men in blue have clearly lost their minds. They are now writing tickets for moving between train cars via the rear end doors. Yes, even if the train sits in the station. This will set you back $75. ‘Witnessed’ yesterday on the L-train at 8th ave.
Last night All Hands Electric held a CMJ showcase at Union Pool. Virginia Plain and Zachary Cale footage is below. If I’m not totally mistaken, this was Virgina Plain’s stage debut, and a very promising one at that.
Thees Uhlmann’s new promotional video for “Jay-Z sings us a song” features random New Yorkers trying to pronounce the unpronounceable. I particularly dig ‘air dumming’ dude and Michael Jackson.
There’s a slew of new openings in Williamsburg these days. Below, a round-up of the best of the best. Highlights of the openings include: Mexican tacos in a garden at Cafe Esquina, A Brooklyn outpost from the founders of Peels & Freemans, American Comfort food at a cozy tavern, and an Italian eatery from the […]
Monster Island is history, at least as far as their Williamsburg location goes. Word is, they are moving to Melrose St. in Bushwick. Last Saturday the art collective threw a final block party. Amongst the artists performing in- and outdoors was Cult of Youth. Video of their set’s last three songs is below.
With the October opening fast approaching, Hotel Williamsburg has just launched their website. Among the higher end amenities suited for places like The Standard and Ace Hotel, the full-service “urban resort boutique hotel” will apparently also offer the following: Hotel suites with “in room, vintage-style record players and complimentary vinyl library” Pilar & Plough restaurant […]
I’ll spare you from all the “This is nothing compared to where I’m from” triteness our Californian friends put us through during the earthquake. I’ve learned my lesson after talking shit about a little hurricane named Katrina that caused barely more than a drizzle over southwest Florida but subsequently destroyed New Orleans. Here are the […]