Top five shows of the weekend

charles-bradley-15062013-08-shv 5) Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Go ahead, call me an old man, but just remember, Robert Plant is a grade A angus-certified legend and if there is anywhere in New York that’s still a perfect fit for the former Zep frontman, it has to be BAM. Now get off my lawn before I call the police.

Saturday, doors at 8pm

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Heavenly Beat – “Complete”


Here’s the first single from Heavenly Beat’s new record, Prominence (out in October 15 on Captured Tracks). Incidentally, Heavenly Beat is the solo project of John Peña, who plays bass for Beach Fossils, another Brooklyn band we love:

DIIV, Mac Demarco,Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils & more playing Bushwick this Weekend


From Captured Tracks:

Captured Tracks turns 5 this year and to celebrate we are we are throwing a two-day festival at the end of the summer. The two-day outdoor festival will be held August 31st and September 1st at The Wick with performances by DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Soft Moon, MINKS, Soft Metals, Blouse, Widowspeak, Chris Cohen, Heavenly Beat and Alex Calder. [Read more…]

Beach Fossils Are Playing A Free Show Tonight At Brooklyn Bowl

RSVP here.

Ticket Giveaway: Apache Beat, Beach Fossils, Blood Orange, and We Are All Romans at Coco66

Yes, that’s right– our first installment of FREEwilly First Thursdays at Coco66 is tonight, and what better way to celebrate than giving away a pair of tickets to the show!?

I mean, free tickets or not, you wanna be there anyway. Check out this lineup:

10pm  Apache Beat

9pm  Blood Orange

8pm  We Are All Romans

The live performances will be followed by DJ sets from Beach Fossils, the perfect boys to say so long to summer with, and Ilijrana from Apache Beat. Not to mention the fabulous Whitney Fierce giving us hits to shake our rumps to all night long!

So head on over to the Facebook invite, RSVP and share it with your friends, and you could be the proud new owner of two tickets to tonight’s show.

We’re picking a winner at 3pm, so stay on your toes!

Otherwise, doors are at 7pm // $8 at the door

Introducing FREEwilly First Thursdays at Coco66

We are proud to announce our newest monthly series at Coco66, aptly named FREEwilly First Thursdays!!

The first installment will take place this coming Thurs Sept. 2nd with Apache Beat— one of our long standing favorites in the ‘hood who will be releasing their highly anticipated debut full-length, Last Chants, on October 5th. The album will feature guest appearances from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Rapture, and Lightspeed Champion.

Blood Diamonds remix of “Another Day” has been making serious waves on the internet these last few days.

And speaking of Lightspeed Champion, we’ve got Blood Orange playing as well. Another project from the laptop/guitar savvy Brit, Devonté Hynes– who somehow translates his one man show into a sort of if-Prince-played-Market-Hotel sound.

Opening the night is We Are All Romans a duo which was brought together through a mutual interest in phase patterns, sampling and 20th century classical music. And according to Brian Patrick Hill (Guitar, Vocal, Synthesizer, Samples) and Angus Tarnawsky (Drums, Vocals, FX), WAAR is neither confounded by the future or nostalgic to the past.

The night gets kicked off with DJ Whitney Fierce, and is followed by DJ sets from Apache Beat’s leading lady Ilirjana Alushaj as well as musical selections from the boys of the summery lo-fi Brooklyn faves, Beach Fossils.

Doors 7pm | 21+ | $8

We’ll be announcing a handful of special goodies in the next few days, but for now, go RSVP for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!

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[PICS] Beach Fossils at Santos Party House

Last night women’s fashion and lifestyle website StyleCaster bolstered its Indie cred by co-hosting a free Beach Fossils show with music website Death + Taxes at Santos Party House.

A more aggressive spin on the lo-fi genre while still maintaining its approachable simplicity, Beach Fossils riled the crowd. A barefoot John Pena lost his mind on the bass– pacing and spinning all over the stage– while lead singer Dustin Payseur howled into his microphone… And that’s when the crowd surfing began… at 10PM… on a Tuesday night… at a fashion event. (Who saw that one coming?) The set ended with Payseur himself leaping onto the crowd, surfing until his song ended when the human pillars supporting him crumbled to the ground.

This weekend Beach Fossils launches into an extensive tour playing alongside Here We Go Magic, Bear in Heaven, and Warpaint throughout the summer. Click here for dates and check out pictures from the night in the gallery below!