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This Weekend: There's Too Much Going On For It To Rain!

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The Acorn
ON FRIDAY:

  • River to River presents A Place to Bury Strangers w/ King Khan and the Shrines and Black Acid: From Flavorpill
  • All hail King Khan. The recent Vice Records signee and his nine-piece psychedelic garage-soul band storm into the Seaport tonight like whirling dervishes of rock, brandishing organs, horns, and attitudes aplenty. The Montreal (via Berlin) group sounds more like it hails from Memphis, tempering a classic rock/soul sound with a cheeky garage swagger reminiscent of acts like the Animals, 13 Floor Elevators, and any number of Nuggets-era obscurities. Led by consummate frontman Khan, the Shrines kick open the gate for the custom-fuzzed tones of apocalyptic shoegazers A Place to Bury Strangers

    More information at RiverToRiver.

  • Cold War Kids Play Prospect Park
  • Unleashing “cave-stomp drums, barroom piano and chiming post-punk guitars,” (Rolling Stone) COLD WAR KIDS eschew preciousness for grit. Live, they’re all smoldering energy and raw power. Joining them are local favorites ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND with their dream-like folk rock “drenched in equal parts sunshine and cloudy grey skies,” (Drowned in Sound) and the tuneful but hard hitting SAM CHAMPION, “an absolute force of nature.” (Sterogum)

    More information at Celebrate Brooklyn
    ON SATURDAY

  • Citysol presents a day of environmentally-conscious free music with FREEwilliamsburg favorites The Acorn. See the whole schedule at Citysol.com. Music begins at 3pm.
  • More information at Citysol.com.

  • Elsewhere on the East River, The East River Music Project Presents
  • * TITUS ANDRONICUS
    * OBITS
    * EMPEROR X
    * BLOOD CITY
    Music begins at 2pm. More information East River Music Project’s website.
    ON SUNDAY

  • The Hold Steady play McCarren Park Pool, kicking off JELLYNYC’s free Sunday Pool Parties.
  • More information at McCarrenPark.com

  • Also on Sunday: Todd P’s 2008 (Summer)Time Unamplified Accoustic BBQ
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    The Hold Steady

    The Best Voice Mail Since Pat O'Brien

    Here’s the background, via Sherman Foundation:

    One of my friend’s from work and her friend were out one night in the SF Marina district and were hanging outside of the bars trying to find a cab. One of the girl’s, Olga ends up meeting this guy Dmitri and they talk for at the most 2 minutes. She hands him her business card and says call me.
    Well attached is the actual voicemail that this guy left her. Wait till you hear it you will be laughing so hard you’ll fall out of your chair.

    Now go listen to the message. [Thanks Jeff]

    Solid Gold: "Bible Thumper"

    Alongside Hercules and the Love Affair, Solid Gold is poised to become our latest, shameless pop obsession. Here’s their new video, via Buzzfeed:

    Nader: Obama Is "Half African American" Tries To "Talk White"

    Go away Nader.

    HBO To Air Carlin Specials

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    Full schedule at HBO.com.

    Zach Galifianakis: Advice Columnist

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    We’re not sure what issue of The Believer this is from, or how we missed it for that matter since we love Zach, but he’s got the whole thing posted on his site. He should do this full time for People or Parade.

    When Did JC Penney's Become Edgy

    Did they hire Dov Charney as marketing director? The Jeebus people are not going to like this: