Since the effin L Train is not running this weekend, why not get drunk in the hood?
Saturday, July 22
(Rain date: Sunday, July 23)
Free indy rock, free beer, and a great backyard space. The band in question is VIA VIOLENTA. Watch this video for info and to hear band.
LOCATION: 27 Ten Eyck Street (note that ‚”Ten” is part of the name of the street, not the house number) between (Lorimer and Union. Short walk from Lorimer Station, two stops into Brooklyn on the L line.
COVER: Zero dollars. (We will be accepting $5 donations to off-set costs, but this is strictly voluntary.)
DOORS open: 2pm, Event over: 6pm, Band takes stage: 4pm
ALSO on Saturday: Warm-Up at PS1 [Via Flavorpill]
Warm Up feat. A Guy Called Gerald w/ San Serac and Derek Plaslaiko
when: Sat 7.22 (3-9pm)
where: P.S.1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC, 718.784.2084)
An esteemed member of electronic music’s old guard, techno via drum ‘n bass via acid-house pioneer A Guy Called Gerald has had a prolific career, a cross section of which he’ll share in today’s live performance for the P.S.1 faithful. Note: The post-P.S.1 Rebound series at the nearby Water Taxi Beach continues to impress, tonight featuring Alex from Tokyo, Ursula 1000, and Nublu’s Probus and Justin Carter.
And on Sunday July 23
Pretty Girls Make Graves at McCarren Park Pool
(Lorimer St. btw. Driggs and Bayard – Williamsburg)
The Deal: 2-8pm
free show, byob (very stealth-like), or buy Brooklyn lager for $4 like a sucka
Pretty Girls Make Graves headlines the third show in the free Sunday McCarren Park Pool series. There are no free drinks, but there was free ice cream one week, and the Sparky’s catering is a nice touch. If you don’t want to pay $4 per beer, stuff a six-pack down your pants somehow (cause they’ll check your bags) and bring it on in.
One of our favorite bands, the wildly underated Califone have been added to the Iron & Wine/Low show at McCarren Park Pool on August 17, 2006. Click here for tickets. [via Brooklyn Vegan]
For a list of all the scheduled LiveNation (aka Clear Channel) shows at McCarren, click here.
Here’s a list of all the FREE McCarren Park Pool Shows thus far [via poolparties]:
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Jason Lytle (Grandaddy)
… more to be announced
DJs: All England Club
DJ: Franki Chan
Tiny Masters of Today
… more to be announced
The Harlem Shakes
Archie Bell & Mighty Hannibal
backed by The Dansettes
The Fabulous Soul Shakers
DJs: Phast Phreddie and Cosmo Baker
DJ: Mikey Palms
Gang Gang Dance
DJ: The Rub
Not only is Bush one of those creepy dudes who gives unwanted, inappropriate massages, he’s also (apparently) completely above the law. This is disgusting.
From the AFP
US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in Israel from “malicious terrorist acts”.
“I think it would be a mistake to ascribe moral equivalence to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts,” he added, while defending as “self-defense” Israel’s military action, which has had “the tragic and unfortunate consequence of civilian deaths” [...]
“It’s simply not the same thing to say that it’s the same act to deliberately target innocent civilians, to desire their deaths, to fire rockets and use explosive devices or kidnapping versus the sad and highly unfortunate consequences of self-defense,” Bolton noted.
Did anyone try it out today? From 1010 Wins:
Water taxi service is coming to Williamsburg.
New York Water Taxi will begin operating service to Schaefer Landing in the Brooklyn neighborhood on Monday.
The stop will be added to the company’s existing East River route, which includes stops at Hunter’s Point in Queens and East 34th Street and Pier Eleven in Manhattan.
Service between Williamsburg, Pier Eleven and East 34th Street will run from 6:23am and 9:23 am, and 4:25 pm and 7:49 pm.
You can pick it up at Schaefer Landing. [Note, the Schaefer Landing website terrifies us.]
Predictably, now that investors, cigar bars, Wall Streeters, and luxury high rises have taken over DUBBO (Down Underneath the Billyburg Bridge) the city is starting to invest in transportation. It’s a shame this didn’t take place when the neighborhood was still working class. And why isn’t the ferry extending all the way to Greenpoint? At least DUBBO-ites can take the JMZ into the city or afford a taxi. The largely working class residents of Greenpoint are stuck riding the G, which doesn’t even go to Manhattan.
Evidently, there are plans to extend the ferry service to Greenpoint soon. You know, after the Greenpoint waterfront becomes fully gentrified and infested with luxury condos. Maybe they’ll get a cigar bar too.
Before launching into the song ["Walk Tall"], Mellencamp told the Harveys casino crowd, in effect, that it was dedicated to everyone hurt by policies of the current Bush administration.
Quayle, who served as vice president for President Bush’s father in 1989-93 walked out of the venue before Mellencamp finished the song.
Quayle said through a publicist: “Well, I think Mellencamp’s performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top.”
And of course this begs the question, who the hell would go too see Mellencamp perform in the first place? Evidently Dan Quayle. Still, we’re glad to hear Mellencamp is on the right team.
‚”I am excited beyond words that the struggle of this life may be over soon and I can finally be FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!”
Our Rapture Ready brother, EvangelicalRight.com has the story.