Funky Horns and the Bouncy Rides Guy/Thing

L train platform, you are unique, even if the ‘free bounce’ plushy fish freaks us out.

At first when I heard the drums and saw the dreadlocks I was like ‚”oh, great. Hippies.” But man, it was so much more. The bald-headed woman dancing in the sneakers was so beautiful and confident, just magnetic ‚Äî and that horn line’s been running through my head all weekend.
Then I saw the guy in the furry fish costume over there, jigging his legs and holding the sign offering ‚”Free Bouncy Rides.” He just happened to be there, unrelated to the band. Apparently it’s a whole thing that’s been going on this summer. And I got so creeped out and happy, all at once.

via And I Am Not Lying

Get Well, MCA

Fight it, man. You’ve got the support of millions of us fans worldwide.

“So it’s a little bit of a setback ‚Äî it’s a pain in the ass ‚Äî but this is something that’s very treatable, and in most cases … they’re able to completely get rid of it, and people don’t have continuing problems with it, and they’ve caught it early and it’s not anywhere else in my body. So, that’s the good news.”
To allow time for treatments and what not, The Beastie Boys won’t be playing at All Points West Festival next week.
(h/t gawker)

Lee Scratch Perry: Secret Show At The Yard Last Night

We were lucky enough to catch this performance last night at The Yard, a beautiful venue overlooking the Gowanus Canal. It was an amazing show with only a handful of people in attendance. UN:ART:IG has some video:

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One day before his huge Summerstage appearance at New York City’s Central Park Lee Scratch Perry [with Alpha Blondy] played a secret show in Brooklyn at the BRKLYN YARD. Billed as Dubblestandart plus very special guest the Austria/Jamaica connection was joined by Ari Up of The Slits for the final encore

Sunday Pool Party: The Dirty Projectors & Magnolia Electric Co.

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The weather looks good for Sunday which is great news since Pool Party #2 is set to be a good one. Excluding the upcoming Grizzly Bear/Beach House show, this is our favorite line-up of the series and it will undoubtedly be packed. The space is large, so we don’t expect people will be turned away, but it’s probably best to get there early. No booze allowed, but last week security was allowing people to bring in water and non-alcoholic beverages. Umbrellas were even being permitted for the sun-averse. Food and beer are available inside.
Doors are at 2pm and these are the set times:
4pm: Crystal Antlers
5pm: Magnolia Electric Co.
6pm: Dirty Projectors
More information at www.freewilliamsburg.com/h2oshows

Magnolia Electric Co. – “What Comes After The Blues” Live at Caf√® del Teatre Escorxador 19-06-2007

Antennas of the Race: Kevin Regan vs. Radek Szczesny

Tonight marks the closing party of the Bushwick Biennal at Nurture Art, so if you haven’t had a chance to check out the survey of local emerging artists, you have until Sunday to do so.
Below is another artist on artist interview featuring two of the participants in the biennal: Kevin Regan and Radek Szczesny.
Kevin Regan: So tell me about the artist collective you were in with Lolo. What was it called? Is it still active? I heard something about it from Jeremy. This was something you were doing over in Williamsburg, no?
Back in Gainesville, Florida, in the mid 90s, just before I moved to New York, I opened an alternative art space with a couple friends of mine (John Cason and Matt Roberts). It was called Blank Space. I was involved in it for a year and then I moved to New York. We did 10 art shows during that time. We also lived in the space. It was a blast. The whole set up was a little unusual for Gainesville which is more about old houses than industrial spaces. Sometimes Bushwick reminds me of Gainesville.
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C/O Kevin Regan

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RIP Mr. Cronkite

Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK

Japanther, Ninjasonik Help Unveil India Street Mural Project TODAY

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From 2-6pm later today, the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition will unveil the India Street Mural Project, located on India Street between West Street and the East River. Japanther, Ninjasonik, Dilian, Small Black and Behavior will perform, and the artists Ali Aschman, Joshua Abram Howard, Robert Seng, Chris Soria, Skewville, and Eve Biddle & Joshua Frankel will be on hand to “flaunt their goods.” There will be food, “dodgeball, chalk muraling, and lots of jumping, dancing, and prancing.” And of course, the neccessary afterparty at t.b.d. with drink specials from 6-8pm.
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Tomorrow: Siren Festival

It’s that time of year again. The Ninth Annual Siren Festival is tomorrow at Coney Island and as usual, the line-up is pretty solid. Built to Spill, Spank Rock, The Raveonettes, Frightened Rabbit, and many more. We’re most excited to see Micachu & the Shapes. Full schedule below.
In other outdoor concert news, The Yard is hosting a dubtastic picnic with a “very special guest,” and tonight Superchunk and Versus are playing a free show at the South Street Seaport.
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