Posted in comedy | music | radio | tour dates | venues on June 22, 2007

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Dave Hill & John Hodgman @ UCB, NYC - June 21, 2007 (CRED)
DAve Hill & John Hodgman

It was almost a year ago that I said "Union Hall | a new Brooklyn music venue in Park Slope", and so it's time to celebrate:

"Union Hall presents our 1st anniversary week!"
July 09: MATTHEW CAWS (of Nada Surf) + THE RAVEN MAYHEM + guest MC Sara Schaefer
July 10: JONATHAN COULTON + special guests + MC Dave Hill
July 11: SECRET SCIENCE CLUB with Nobel prize winning neuroscientist ERIC KANDEL
July 12: TIM FITE + THE MUGS + guest MC Reggie Watts
July 14: 8pm: ENON + special guests
Tickets for these shows will go on sale on Ticketweb 6/25 at noon.

Nada Surf @ Brooklyn Ale House - June 3, 2007 (CRED) (post-Domino)
Nada Surf in Brooklyn

Related facts

  • Matthew Caws was recently spotted at the White Stripes show, and was last seen at Union Hall on stage with John Vanderslice.
  • MC Sara Schaefer hosts a (weekly?) game of "Name that Tune" at Union Hall - the next one is June 24th.
  • Jonathan Coulton and Dave Hill were last seen on stage together LAST NIGHT! Dave Hill will be on stage again with his band Children of the Unicorn at Mercury Lounge tonight!
  • Dave Hill once MC'd a show that The Mugs played at.
  • Reggie Watts is hosting ROFL at Joe's Pub TONIGHT
  • Gabby Glaser of Luscious Jackson is playing Union Hall on June 28th.
  • Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals is playing Union Hall on September 22nd.
AND...

Michael Showalter @ Sasquatch - May 29, 2007 (CRED) (Develop Don't Destroy!)
Michael Showalter brings the fight to Gorge, Washington

Michael Showalter, co-host of the weekly "Tearing the Veil of Maya" comedy show at Union Hall, star of the State, Stella and other stuff - is recording a CD - to be released on JDub records. He'll do it @ Union Hall Thursday July 26th at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Tim Fite is going on tour. Dates below...

Tim Fite on air w/ Rio en Medio & David Garland (CRED) (LISTEN)
Tim Fite

Tim Fite - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 12 - Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Jul 30 - Southpaw Brooklyn, New York
Aug 7 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 8 - The Social Orlando, Florida
Aug 9 - Jack Rabbit's Jacksonville, Florida
Aug 10 - Crowbar Ybor City, Florida
Aug 11 - Culture Room Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Aug 13 - Work Play Theatre Birmingham, Alabama
Aug 15 - House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Aug 17 - Walter's on Washington Houston, Texas
Aug 18 - Hailey's Denton, Texas
Aug 20 - Bricktown Ballroom OK City, Oklahoma
Aug 21 - Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
Aug 22 - Juanita's Little Rock, Arkansas
Aug 23 - Newby's Memphis, Tennessee
Aug 24 - Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
Aug 25 - The Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
Aug 26 - Starr Hill Music Hall Charlottesville, Virginia

The Mugs - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 12 - Union Hall w/Tim Fite Brooklyn, New York
Jul 21 - Rockwood Music Hall New York, New York

Previously
* Tim Fite @ the Brooklyn Vegan show @ Sin-e, NYC - pics

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Comments (18)

am i the only one who just doesnt like union hall? i live 3 blocks away and the food sucks, the bartenders are lame, the crowd is wack, the space isnt comfortable. i just dont get it.

ill see you at timboos.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 9:54 AM

Michael Showalter is a crazy person. Seriously. Like, should be locked up crazy person.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 10:25 AM

Nada surf guy is taking my spot for darts. Go nada surf somewhere else!

Posted by billc | June 22, 2007 10:46 AM

Tim Fite's record is so so great. I think he's still giving it away for free on his website. I have grown to find hiphop on the whole almost unbearable to listen to. Sure I'm white and un-urban, but the pathetic worship of guns and money and T&A are so so sad. But this record is really damn smart, really damn funny and not at all preachy (which seems to be the only other way to rap besides guns, money, bitches).

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 11:02 AM

Union Hall as a music space is good for mellow artists. As a bar, it's terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 11:06 AM

dave hill is in this awesome metal/hair band called "children of the unicorn." very funny stuff. they're at the mercury lounge tonight, opening for the group sounds reunion.

Posted by holmes | June 22, 2007 12:14 PM

so will matthew caws set just be a solo acoustic repertoire of nada surf songs?

Posted by MBF | June 22, 2007 1:53 PM

Dude, I totally remember that day you said "Union Hall | a new Brooklyn music venue in Park Slope". Today marks just a footnote in history, but someday, blog archealogists and future societies will look back on those words with pride and awe.

Posted by Nate | June 22, 2007 2:21 PM

So I'm guessing the Michael Showalter show is 21+?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2007 4:06 PM

speaking of union hall, the epo-555 show there on monday is well worth checking out. they are from copenhagen, denmark (on crunchy frog records/rykodisc in the U.S.), and rarely play over here. pretty much nobody has mentioned their shows in the area, which is a bummer. well, i guess *i* just mentioned it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2007 11:48 AM

yay union hall!

Posted by liz | June 25, 2007 8:48 AM

hitting newsstands today, check out the newest issue of beyond race magazine featuring an intimate look at your favorite lead singer, matthew caws of nada surf. one of our writers got up close and personal with him during the past several months. read about how they met, his personal life that he only shares with 'good friends,' what he's like in bed and what he LIKES in bed. plus, the diary of sexually perverse texts they shared.

beyond race can be found at newsstand across the country as well as record shops, music venue and mom and pop stores throughout the lower east side and williamsburg.

Posted by ginger snap | June 27, 2007 8:34 AM

Hey Anon 9:54, I'll be at Timboo's after I hold court at Jackie's Fifth Amendment w/ my bucket of ice cold minis.

Posted by i want my daddy's records | July 11, 2007 3:50 PM

"am i the only one who just doesnt like union hall?"

Why, yes, I believe you are...

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2007 4:30 PM

Union Hall is the best bar since sliced banana nut bread!!

Posted by kate Brown | July 13, 2007 4:21 PM

This is an official Beyond Race Magazine statement in regards to a comment made about an article of ours that supposedly featured Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. No such article has ever appeared in any issue of Beyond Race Magazine, and we're not entirely sure why someone claims it has been. Perhaps the writer of the comment is confusing us with another publication. You can check out our magazine online, but, once again, you won't find an article on Nada Surf.

-Beyond Race

Posted by Beyond Race Magazine | July 26, 2007 1:57 PM

i heard the brunch is very good

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2007 11:18 PM

good for that part of brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 9:38 AM

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