Celebrate Girls Who (Summer Camp) Rock

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The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls are throwing a couple of parties next week to support their amazing program. If you don’t know, now you know:

The summer camp is an intensive one-week day camp program. The organization currently offers two sessions every summer, serving a total of approximately 150 girls. Daily programming consists of instrument instruction (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, DJ/turntables, and sound & recording), band practice, and workshops on a variety of topics, from songwriting to self-defense. Games and crafting activities (including making band t-shirts and buttons) are interspersed throughout the day.
Campers form bands on the first day, and during daily band practice they write music and lyrics collectively, assisted by band coaches. At the end of the week, the camp bands perform their original songs at a large-scale recital concert.

The shows will include some of our faves such as Pterodactyl and Parts & Labor. And, if you’re a 19+, they’ve got Ladies Workshops too!
Todd P & Horse+Dragon are also hosting a benefit for the Rock Camp on May 29th at Monster Island featuring Wild Yaks, Lady Magma, Hexa, & Beluga. We’re giving you 4 shows to celebrate the same cause here… so, pick one!!

These Are Powers and Pterodactyl Playing Tonight

Colt-45-NY-Flyer.jpgFREEwilliamsburg showcase headliners These are Powers are playing tonight at Glasslands. And there’s going to be free Colt 45:

VICE x Colt 45 present The Colt Guides and Launch Parties
Keeping 2009 nice and smooth
May 21, 2009 – Brooklyn, Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave)
Featuring These Are Powers and Pterodactyl
21+ |RSVP REQUIRED | 9PM-2AM
Free with RSVP – http://www.viceland.com/coltrsvpny/

Think You're Internet Classy?

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Do you wake up in the morning, sign into your decade-old America Online account and think something like, “Hot damn. I am the shit, online.”? Do your friends just “not get twitter,” but you RT them regardless b/c it makes you/them look important? Are you following Soup on Tumblr? Well, great! Then you might just be a Webutante. And now, thanks to our friends (and who Media Bistro calls “new Media power couple”) Jessica Amason & Richard Blakeley, you’ve got your own prom. It’s the Webuntante Ball, a “cocktail-formal event for both male and female ‘WEButantes’ held at the swanky rooftop of a luxury hotel.” Welcome, bitches. You’ve made it. And you’ve got mail.

To celebrate Internet Week, Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley, bring you the WEBUTANTE BALL. A cocktail-formal event for both male and female “WEButantes” held at the swanky rooftop of a luxury hotel.
The event features a fashionable no sneakers or hats dress code, free vodka cocktails from 6-7 and a ceremonial crowning of a Webutante King and Queen! Come have your webutante portrait taken and shmooze with the best of web-society.
Eat your heart out Chuck Bass: we may not have private planes, but we’ve got Twitter and we’ve got style

Here’s the Facebook event, and to nominate a king and queen email the organizers your nominations.

Manicures & Martinis, Bushwick Style

Beauty Bar is having their Brooklyn grand opening next weekend. Getting my nails did while getting happy hour drunk, and not having to stomach the L train to do it– this gets 2 thumbs way up from me.
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Hasselbeck V. Ventura

Christ, I never thought we’d post anything featuring The View or Jesse Ventura. But dammit, Jesse really nails it, exposing the racism behind the whole waterboarding debate. And it’s always good to see that idiot Elisabeth Hasselbeck put in her place. Too bad we have to rely on a debate from an ex-wrestler and a Survivor contestant to put this whole horrible thing in perspective.

Bushwick's Sharon Van Etten Gives Us Chills

[Thanks Lauren!]

Gimme Butt Crack

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Is this a crack in Gimme Coffee’s armor? An Eater reader sent in a photo of a pants-sagging coffee barista, writing, “Reason 12 why Second Stop is better than Gimme. This is a Gimme barista working while sporting the pants below ass look. Has to be a violation, no?”.
Not sure. But it cracks me up. No, actually that joke doesn’t work because I see no crack. Is this barista buttless? I think the violation lies in the photographer’s pocket, as srsly, who gets someone to make them a latte before snapping an iphone photo of their ass?

Rediscovered: Judee Sill; Daniel Rossen, Bill Callahan, & Marissa Nadler Do Covers

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Although the resurrection of lost and forgotten 1970s sullen folklore seems to have come to a tipping point these days, I’m gonna go ahead and say there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. Personally, my obsession with Glowing Raw is in a constant state of growth– these are the folks who opened my eyes to Sibylle Baier and Claudine Longet, who I just.. can’t.. stop.. listening to.
Next up on the list of underappreciated in his/her own time is Judee Sill. After the re-release of her two albums on Artista in 2005, this gloomy little songstress captured the like-souled hearts of neo-folk peeps such as Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. And now, we have a tribute album to look forward to. Yesterday, American Dust announced the release of Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill out on September 22nd– which includes two tracks, preiously unrecorded, and interpreted by Beth Orton and Bill Callahan.
Oh, and in case your obscure folk obsessed mouth isn’t watering enough, Callahan’s “Like a Rainbow” happens to have been co-written by Judee’s onetime boyfriend Lal Baum– great-grandson of Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. Sweet, huh?
Check out Fleet Foxes doing a cover of Sill’s “Crayon Angels”, who (sadly) are not a part of the tribute album of the same name, and the full track listing after le jump…

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