Brooklyn protest and benefit shows to dull that post-inauguration grief


via Impose, courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk

Retire those cardboard signs for a night or two and lend your local (and non-local) musicians an ear! Besides, your arms deserve a break, don’t they? So do your nerves. The good news is you can still unwind without sacrificing that fighting spirit. [Read more…]

Mac DeMarco to star in an absurd horror movie, Dark Prism


Clearly you need to see this:

DISCK PICTURES is proud to announce that Mac DeMarco is one of the many talented members of the cast of our new feature film DARK PRISM. This will be his first acting role in a feature film. Starring castmembers also include SOFE COTE, SARA KAISER, CHANDANI SMITH, STEPHANIE DOMINI, MAX HUSTEN, and WAYNE GARRETT BAL “THE JURGEN MUNSTER”.
The first trailer for DARK PRISM will be released MONDAY, OCTOBER FIFTH. In the meantime we will post a new still from the movie every day!
DARK PRISM is about three unique and strange women, each battling their own demons, in both a literal and metaphorical sense. Although they exist in different times and perhaps different worlds, their lives will soon collide due to the mysterious appearance of a massive prism. Slowly, the world as one knows it disassembles, and the nonsensical becomes the sensical… in DARK PRISM. COMING SOON!

Trailer below: [Read more…]

Watch two videos from Mac DeMarco’s early band Makeout Videotape


DeMarco fans will be happy for the bonus material from this already prolific artist. Plus, after watching the videos its revealing to find that he’s been a complete freak for some time now. Via Pitchfork:

Before Mac DeMarco went solo with the 2012 Captured Tracks record Rock and Roll Night Club, he and his friend Alex Calder (who’s also been releasing solo albums on Captured Tracks) had a band called Makeout Videotape. On August 20, their 2010 album Ying Yang will get a physical release via Thursday Friday.

The album will be available in a limited run of 1,200 12″ copies.

Watch the videos or check out the whole album below: [Read more…]

New Mac DeMarco instrumental record: ‘Some Other Ones’


Just in time for his bbq today in Brooklyn! From Pitchfork:

The 4th of July just ended, but that’s no reason to not throw another cookout. To help, Mac DeMarco has just shared Some Other Ones, a collection of instrumental recordings he’s billed as his “BBQ soundtrack.” It features songs such as “Little Pepper” and “Onion Man”, and was recorded from July 4-8 in Queens, New York. Check it out below via his Bandcamp. You might hear some of these tunes at the BBQ that DeMarco is throwing in Brooklyn this afternoon in support of his new record, Another One. That goes down at 153 Morgan Ave at 1 p.m.; you’ll also be able to score some food if you make a food bank donation.

Listen below: [Read more…]

Surf Lodge announces its 2015 concert series line-up


All concerts are free and are just a short drive away in Montauk. It all starts Memorial Day weekend with Mac Demarco on Friday, Escort on Saturday, Capital Cities on Sunday and Tove Lo on Monday. Full line-up below: [Read more…]

Our favorite, drunk frat bro, Mac Demarco, announces new EP with another goofy video

As usual, we’re looking forward to this one!

A week and a half ago, I watched as the unreformed Canadian goof Mac DeMarco drew an impressive crowd at Coachella. [Read more…]

Put your balls away Mac DeMarco


Canada’s TOPS have a video for their new single, “Way to Be Loved,” and it features a cameo (inexplicably) from Mac Demarco’s sack. (See the 1:46 mark.) Needless to say, it’s not safe for work, unless looking at someone’s balls hanging out of their jeans is acceptable at your job. That said, we love the song!

A couple more by TOPS, who we’ve been enjoying: [Read more…]

REVIEW: 4Knots Festival

4knotsThe Village Voice’s 4 Knots festival is perhaps the most consistently booked free music festival in… well, I want to say the world, but at the risk of sounding myopic, I’ll just say New York City. The 2014 edition, which took place this past Saturday, continued the festival’s tradition of indie guitar hero-heavy bills with the godfather of ’em all at the top of the bill, Dinosaur Jr.

Mascis, Murph and Barlow played a predictably incredible, hit-heavy set (which you can watch highlights from right here) that blew away similarly amazing offers from past headliners like The Men (who are the best live band in Brooklyn) and Archers of Loaf. Thirty well-earned years (THIRTY?!) in the indie rock cannon forced a different stage configuration to accommodate a much larger crowd than we’ve seen in past years. Everyone was there. Even Kim Gordon.

The smaller stage was pushed across South Street into that area where I think they have the “FiDi” Smorgasburg to allow for what looked like Terminal 5-sized crowd for Dinosaur Jr. and Mac DeMarco from the drunken confines of the SS Christgau, docked stage right. While the new configuration made shuffling back and forth from stage to stage somewhat frustrating, (I gave up after enjoying fifteen or twenty minutes of Nude Beach’s set) it’s a small price to pay for a free afternoon of draws on the level of Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco and Speedy Ortiz. [Read more…]