More Bernie rallies scheduled; guests include Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio and more


In the last few days, Sanders held rallies in Coney Island and Greenpoint. Next up, he’ll be rallying in Washington Square Park, Prospect Park and more with lots of special guests:

Wednesday, April 13 is the Washington Square Park rally: Doors open at 5 p.m. and program begins at 7 p.m; the event is free, but Bernie wants you to RSVP here. Special guests announced are Vampire Weekend, Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Linda Sarsour, Tim Robbins and Graham Nash. [Read more…]

Vampire Weekend played a huge rally for Sanders


First it was Killer Mike. Now Vampire Weekend is pledging their support to Sanders. Well, at least most of the band:

Because Vampire Weekend co-founder Rostam Batmanglij left the band earlier this week, Ezra Koenig is performing with a makeshift band, made up of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, comedic duo the Lucas Bros, and the University of Iowa’s Hawkapellas—an all-female a cappella group. (“Bernie can call that Vampire Weekend if he likes,” he said.)
Prior to the rally, they performed at the Java House in Iowa City. Watch some clips from the event (including “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “This Land Is Your Land” sing-alongs)

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Who we’re seeing at Governor’s Ball (and who you should see too): a conversation

Two of FREEwilliamsburg’s newest music bloggers hung out last night (and over email today, seeing as drinks began to flow) and talked about who they’re seeing at Governor’s Ball this year. Check it out, check out the acts we’re excited for, get excited too, and we’ll see you on Randall’s Island! Feel free to join in the conversation in comments.


Carly: Well the last time I saw Run the Jewels they left everyone dead and bleeding on the floor of Music Hall of Williamsburg (and the show was free). That is to say, they were awesome. They’re aggressive, but fun, and I think that’ll be a great way to start the weekend. Plus with Killer Mike on the same day as Outkast? It’s like a nice pregame for “The Whole World.”

After that it’ll be Kurt Vile for me. Quite the transition I know, but who doesn’t want to see that man’s flowing locks blowing in the breeze on a pretty day (daze?).

Megan: I’ve gotta check out Janelle Monae. Talk about a girl who hit the ground running. It’s been a nonstop couple of years for Monae who’s proven to be pretty prolific. She’s dropped three full length albums since 2007. I saw her open for Of Montreal at Terminal 5 back in 2010, and she stole the show. She always brings it with outrageous dance moves, crazy costumes, solid vocals and an enviable sense of style.  Can you believe this chick is only 5 ft tall? [Read more…]

Sky Ferrerira, A Saxophone Bong, And The Last Supper: Vampire Weekend’s New Video – ‘Diane Young’


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Vampire Weekend and Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform Their New Songs on “Jools Holland”

The Vampire Weekend/Buscemi Saga Continues: Easter Edition Featuring Grimes

Part Two Of That Steve Buscemi/Vampire Weekend Thing Where They Go Bowling


New Vampire Weekend Video: ‘Step’ – (A Lovely Homage to New York)