I’m gonna level with you guys: It’s been a shitty couple of weeks in the music world. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want to live in a world without Lemmy, without Bowie, without rockstars—a world where the arbiters of “cool” are PR-approved cardboard cutouts and the escapes on offer to high school kids in desperate need of meaning aren’t off-planet, but simply downtown. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to be done about the ravages of time (and too much coke), so for now let’s turn our attention to what you all came here to do—listen to new metal—and hope beyond the black stain of space that something can grow in these ashes.
From our friends over at Glasslands:
Kick back and picture this Summer: the BBQs, the parks, the lemonade, the never-ending string of concerts, events, and parties.
Leave that last part to us. This limited-run season pass gets you:
– Entry into every Glasslands event this Summer, no matter what price, no matter how full, no funny business
– One free drink every time you stop by
That’s over 120 events, so bring a sleeping bag maybe and settle in for the long haul?
** Very limited run **
Looks like other season passes will be available in the future as well. Get yours here for the steep upfront cost of $225 — although when you do the math, this hip little card ultimately pays for itself if you’re looking to do a show or two a week through the season. Here’s hoping the Popgun boys can make some of that sweet new Williamsburg waterfront property money.
This week’s edition of the Most Blogged About Shows is 100% recession proof. Our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show and my EDITOR’S PICK can both be had for the princely sum of “on the house,” and they’re both all kinds of awesome. Oh, and we’re giving away some pretty awesome tickets this week as well.
That being said; the recession is something that’s always on my mind, especially heading into this November’s presidential election. It’s fitting then, that this week’s MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW is Colbchella, Stephen Colbert’s FREE festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. I can’t think of any better backdrop for a Colbert festival than a museum on a pier with battleships and fighter jets, and the lineup is similarly incredible; Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash and fun. This thing gets kicked off on Saturday at 3 PM.
Did you hear? Everyone’s favorite cat-lady band, Best Coast, jumped on the Planned Parenthood train this week, putting out a video about why the group is so important and announcing they’ll play a benefit show with country-punk group Those Darlins this summer.
As if you needed a reason aside from the fact that this is the only not-sold out (well not yet) show the band is playing in NYC this summer, tickets to the show are a direct donation to the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund, which does important things like make sure we don’t have politicians in office that hate your lady parts.
What are you doing this weekend? Why not go see some art shows?
Friday Night: At FactoryFresh the crazy/weird/surreal show “seenoevilseenoevilsee evil” is opening – featuring work by Jeremiah Maddock, Daniel Trocchio and Amanda Wong. All three are showing crazy hypnotic and colorful pieces, ranging from drawings to paintings to video.
And then, Saturday! Artist-run gallery Pandemic is opening their latest show,”Split Personality,” with a Pabst-Blue-Ribbon sponsored party. Split Personality is the first solo show by Laos-born artist Vilaykorn Sayaphet and features work split between two sides – an impressionist/painterly body of work and a more serious collection of illustrations.
“seenoevilseenoevilsee evil” opens Friday September 24 from 7-10pm, and is running from September 24-October 24 at Factory Fresh, at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop.