US Tour Dates
- MPMF Festival - Cincinnati, OH $
- Middle East Upstairs - Boston, MA *
- Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA #
- The Bishop - Bloomington, IN #
- Lager House - Detroit, MI #
- Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL #
- TBA - Lincoln, NE #
- Hi Dive - Denver, CO #
- - Salt Lake City, UT #
- Reef - Boise, ID #
- High Dive - Seattle, WA #
- Rotture - Portland, OR #
- Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR #
- Luigis - Sacramento, CA #
- Soda Bar - San Diego, CA #
- TBA - Los Angeles, CA #
- TBA - Tucson, AZ #
- Emo's Jr. - Austin, TX #
- Cicero's - St. Louis, MO #
- The Cambridge Room @ HOB - Cleveland, OH #
- DC Nine - Washington, DC #
- Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA #
- Santo's Party House - Halloween Party -
$ = w/ Chairlift, Micachu and the Shapes,
* = w/ The Soft Pack
# = w/ Bad Veins
Monday, August 31, 2009
"Woof/Howl" live @ Crash
Thursday, August 27, 2009
After The Jump Fest Starts Tomorrow! Full Lineup & Set Times Announced. (Ninjasonik, Gunfight, Bottle Up & Go Added)
8pm Dinosaur Feathers
9pm Holiday Shores
10pm Thing One
11pm My Teenage Stride
4pm Captain Ahab & The Sea Crackens
6pm Bottle Up And Go
7pm Talk Normal
8pm Wild Yaks
9pm Drink Up Buttercup
10pm Free Energy
12am Das Racist
3pm The Octagon
4pm I’m Turning Into
5pm Get Haunted
9pm Julianna Barwick
10pm Blood Warrior
Purchase tix here.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
**Update: The overwhelming consensus is that this song sucks. Here's the deal people, it was written for a kids movie. It's not a Yeah Yeah Yeahs song and shouldn't be rated as such. It's a soundtrack. You do understand that the goal when writing a song for a movie, television, art installment, or anything of that nature is different then when writing a song for an album, right? It's meant to compliment visuals and in this case for children. It's not the same as writing a pop song for a bunch of whiny hipsters. Please tell me you already know this. I'm not defending Karen O, hell I'm not a very big YYYs fan, but the lack of common sense is disturbing.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
More vids here
Full Set on Flickr
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Top 10 Time
02. Slash (#2, fuck off. Maybe 10, maybe.)
03. B.B. King (HAHAHA. Seriously? In the world of blues alone BB King isn't even top 10.)
04. Keith Richards (We love Keith, but #4. No way.)
05. Eric Clapton (Not a fan at all but Clapton could shred, should be higher)
06. Jimmy Page (Love the dudes style but not sure he belongs on this list.)
07. Chuck Berry (HIGHER! #7! Go fuck yourself Time. Dude perfected Rock N' Roll guitar.)
08. Les Paul (Look Les Paul could play and is super important to guitar but not sure he's top 10.)
09. Yngwie Malmsteen (Technically the best guitar player ever BUT fuck him. No soul, off the list.)
10. Prince (Again, HAHAHA. I know everyone loves Prince but I just don't get the guitar praise he gets.)
Now for the real questions. Eddie Van Halen?!?! Stevie Ray Vaughn? Duane Allman? Jeff Beck? Randy Rhodes? Dimebag? The Nuge? Brian May? I mean there are just so many dudes that are better then the cats on this list. I mean, fuck dude - SLASH at #2!!! That just blows my fucking mind.
**Update: According to MyOpenBar there's going to be some kind of free booze too.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
They're getting the borough prez on stage to declare it MJ Day. Which makes sense because, you know, Michael Jackson was from Brooklyn and lived here most of his adult life. In fact most people don't know this but Neverland Ranch is in Prospect Heights.
Anyway, after the holiday is declared DJ Spinna will be rockin' anything and everything Jacko. Then there's going to be a giant "Happy Birthday" sing-a-long to close it out. I've never been to Fort Greene Park before, maybe this is a good excuse to check it out.
Oh and by the way, Amstel Light parties are usually top fucking notch. Seriously, amongst the best I've been too.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The show started pretty well, Radio America took the stage at 9:30PM and the room already had a decent amount of people. They played a fun set. How can you not with a room full of familiar faces guzzling down free Colt 45? After they finished, Raccoon Fighter came on and did their thing. They got some people dancing up front, which is always a good thing.
The Sundelles closed the band portion of the night with a killer set. I really dig them (I'm listening to their EP as I type this) and they always put on a good show. Unfortunately, the room cleared out a bit right before they went on. Boogie Boarder and Darlings were playing at DBA right around the corner and I think some people jumped ship to check them out.
The first DJs went on as soon as The Sundelles finished up. We got Das Racist, the "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell" dudes, to spin which is pretty exciting considering they're all over the place right now. They were supposed to DJ for an hour but about halfway through their DJ set they stopped...and got on stage for a surprise performance! By now it was free to get in and the word spread to the party next door and DBA that Das Racist were performing. The room started filling up with people. Kids were sucking down the free sangria and then stumbling on the dance floor. It was fucking great, we had so much fun.
After the Das Racist set I hung out for a little longer and then I split because I was pretty wasted and needed a sandwich. The place was still jumping when I bailed though so I'm guessing all went well after that.
I forgot to bring my damn camera so I don't have any pictures. If you took any let me know and I'll post them here.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tonight: Party @ Glasslands! Das Racist (DJ Set), Sundelles, Raccoon Fighter, Radio America (2 Hour Open Bar)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Read About Les Paul (You Really Should)
Les Paul - Chasing Sound
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
***Update: If you're here for the Tila Tequila shit here's a more recent post about it.
In case you don't know what this is:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Shark? and Captain Ahab and the Sea Crackens have been added to the Saturday lineup.
Now in its third year, ATJ Fest is back uniting renowned indie favorites with undiscovered talent… 16+ Bands, Three Days, One Venue.
After The Jump Fest ‘09 @ Littlefield from Friday, August 28th through Saturday, August 30th.
Get the details “after the jump”
Friday, Aug 28th (7PM)
My Teenage Stride
DJ: Mr. F (of Tally Hall)
Saturday, Aug 29th (2PM)
Drink Up Buttercup
Sunday, Aug 30th (2PM)
I’m Turning Into
Even more acts to be announced soon!
Buy tix now: single day passes = $10, 3 day passes = $25. ALL AGES.
What else can you expect from ATJ Fest ‘09?
- J. Morrison from Space Is The Place doing live screen printing
- Gourmet BBQ in the courtyard
- Jamie Cakes baked goods
- Brooklyn Brewery specials all day long
- Snoozer Looser’s giant pink elephant
Special thanks to our supporters:
AFTER THE JUMP IS ORGANIZED BY:
themusicslut. batteringroom. ryspace. irockiroll. merryswankster. softcommunication. musicisart. bumpershine. themodernage. productshopnyc. subinev. punkphoto. poptartssucktoasted. jinners. nyctaper.
WITH HELP FROM:
watercoolergossip. brooklynskiclub. radioexile. starkonline. wesleyverhoeve.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
I've been a fan of Young Lords for awhile and have always wanted to have them play a BSC show. I was pretty happy when they agreed to play. Hank & Cupcakes played the BSC show at Market Hotel a few months ago and they were pretty awesome. I've been hearing about Gunfight live shows for the past few months from friends and I really dig the music they have online, I'm really excited to see them tonight. I've been going back and forth with Cinema Cinema for awhile now about having them play a BSC show but it never quite worked out until now. So yeah, that's the lineup: Young Lords, Hank & Cupcakes, Gunfight, and Cinema Cinema (not in that order), this is going to be fun! Also, our pal iLan is DJing so expect lots of rock n' roll you can dance to between bands.
From the NY Underbelly newsletter:
Here's that lineup again:
- Hank & Cupcakes
- Cinema Cinema
- Young Lords
RSVP now. Come dance the night away! You'll be out very late...
Free admission before 11 on the Underbelly list (Click to RSVP at NewYorkUnderbelly.com) - $5 without; After 11, it's $10 bucks. Come early for the open bar ( free rum from Pyrat) and stay late for the buckets of beer! Check out our NEW Bourbon and Bud special for $8 measly bucks too.... Crash Mansion is located at 199 Bowery - that's Bowery and Spring... click on the left for more deets.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
In my previous post I suggested you go see Raccoon Fighter tonight at Pete's Candy Store. What I didn't do is tell you anything about the band. They're from the same hometown as me, outside Philly. They moved up here less then a year ago and just started booking shows.
Their original sound was a more mellow style, think Ivy League with male and female vocals. Since moving to BK though they've increased the fun factor and have gotten more Rock N' Roll (no more lady vox either). Like I said they just started booking shows and already have gigs at Piano's and Glasslands, the latter being with The Drums and The Sundelles.
Mark my words, you heard it here first, etc: You will be a fan of this band in the very near future, so might as well start now with this track.
So here's my favorite new track, it's just a demo, from the band.
Harry died a few weeks ago, the last of the Tommys. Radiohead was already writing a song about him when his death was announced. Yesterday they released the track and are donating the proceeds to the British Legion.
First of all thanks to Sean at Buzzgrinder for leading me down this path of discovery. I mentioned on Twitter that I've really been digging the Brooklyn band Michael Jordan. So he replied to with a link to a band called Magic Johnson. Which got me thinking - how many bands are there named after NBA stars? So here is the NBA All Star team.
Small Forward: #33 Larry Bird
Power Forward: #34 Charles Barkley (Gnarls Barkley)
Center: #33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Cream Abdul Babar)
Guard: Julius Erving (Dr. J)
Guard: Mookie Blaylock (Pearl Jam, oringally named Mookie Blaylock)
Power Forward: Lucious Jackson (Luscious Jackson)
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
To keep busy Dallas started a southern rock/metal type band called Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster. I was pretty excited to hear that he had a new band when they started up...and then I listened to them. It wasn't terrible but, um, well it wasn't very good either. So I dismissed them and never bothered listening again.
Today I was on MetalSucks and they were raving about the new video so I gave it a chance. Well shiver-me-timbers! The Maylene boys got good, real fucking good. This is like straight up ass kicking southern metal, not the watered down shit I heard the first time I listened to them. So give it a spin, you might recognize the video.
Destiny Street Repaired is streaming online for the next few days. Richard Hell is without question one of the most important dudes ever in punk rock. I'm listening to it right now and it's pretty cool. The mix is and production on a few tracks is a bit too modern and the vocals are way to up in the mix but it's def worth listening to.
Destiny Street Repaired
hope you are doing well.
so i'm about a week and a half out of surgery now and rapidly recovering from it. i haven't taken any of the pain meds, which supposedly speeds along the healing process, or should i say, taking them slows it down. anyway, i spent 1 night at the hospital after the surgery. the hospital was too crazy to get any rest so i headed home to relax, have home cooked food and hang out with the family.
i'm pretty well detoxed from the anesthesia that they pumped me up with to keep me under for all that time. that took several days to get out of my system. my neck and jaw are still pretty stiff from the surgery, but it gets better everyday. had the stitches out this past monday... so things are moving along.
but no sooner am i on the mend from this first torture than are they lining up the next one. the next line of treatment will be radiation. that involves blasting you with some kind of beam for a few minutes a day, 5 days a week, for about 7 weeks. that will start in a few weeks...
saw the jay-z cover of no sleep, and the coldplay one of fight for your right from APW on youtube. good shit. and i heard karen o wore a "get well MCA" armband, and that q-tip gave a shout out too..... very kind of them.
just wanted to thank them and everyone else who sent positive thoughts my way. i do think that all of the well wishes have contributed to the fact that my treatment and recovery are going well.
much love back at all of you!adam
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
(Password = mastoklok)
Monday, August 03, 2009
Some friends are in town to play their first Brooklyn show tonight at Trash Bar. Now I know you haven't heard of these kids before (BTW they're called Wellspring & Honor) but just go check them out, you'll dig them I promise. They go on at 10PM but get there at 8PM and take advantage of the open bar. If you see me there give me a high five and a shot of whiskey.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
The other show is the following Friday. My homeboys in Raccoon Fighter put the whole thing together and my other homeboys, Radio America, are playing too. I offered some advice along the way but didn't curate it. That said I am sponsoring it so while it's not a BSC show per se it kinda is. The lineup is again quite awesome - The Drums, Raccoon Fighter, The Sundelles, and Radio America. There is a catch though, it's the early show. So go straight from work, suck down some free Colt 45 from 7-8PM. Stick around for the bands and then go do your thing after, should be over by 10:30PM. It's the perfect way to start your night.
@ Crash Mansion
w/ Young Lords, Hank & Cupcakes, Gunfight, & Cinema Cinema
Free vodka 10-11PM
The Drums, Raccoon Fighter, The Sundelles, Radio America
Free Colt 45 7-8PM