J Toubin Benefit

This Friday Brooklyn Bowl is hosting a benefit in honor of DJ Jonathan Toubin, who was sent to the hospital in critical condition on December 8th when a car crashed into the hotel room where Toubin was staying in Portland. 100% of the proceeds will go to assisting with Jonathan’s hospital and medical bills. Tickets are $25 minimum in advance, $35 minimum donation day of show. The bill is pretty amazing to say the least:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heavy Trash, Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe & Ryan Sawyer), Royal Baths, Rotating DJ’s All Night Long: Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Billy Miller (Norton Records), Bear In Heaven, Leo Fitzpatrick, Habibi, and Slowdance.

Come out and show your support!

FRI, DECEMBER 16, 2011
DOORS: 10:30 PM / SHOW: 11:30 PM

North Highlands

The new video from BK’s North Highlands is as perfect as I’d hoped. Subtle and delicately charming – just like singer Brenda Malvini’s voice. Malvini’s vocals are so open and clear, but jump from sweet to haunting in a matter of phrases, playing off of the track’s layers really well.

North Highlands is named after Malvini’s home town, North Highlands, CA, which Malvini has described as “a gnarly suburb trapped in time. It sounds like a beautiful name but it’s not a beautiful place.” Malvini came to NYC as a student at NYU, where she met the majority of North Highlands. The track “Benefits” is about “when you work hard your whole life and then it isn’t enough,” says Malvini. “You realize that and you just say fuck it and go dancing.” [via]

Cheers to that

Stream the new album Wild One here.