Posted in To Do | music on May 30, 2008

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that picture was taken in Williamsburg

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | May 30, 2008 3:23 PM

THE DREADFUL YAWNS
SPANISH PRISONERS
DRINK UP BUTTERCUP
BRIDGES AND POWERLINES
@ Cake Shop

The Secret Life of Sofia
@ Delancey

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 3:27 PM

ROCK STARchitect wins

Posted by butternuts | May 30, 2008 3:27 PM

Sex and the City opening night. scores of drunk milfs will be roaming the streets.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 3:30 PM

THE CANON LOGIC at Arlene's Grocery tonight at 9PM w/ BLACK TAXI ... two amazing bands

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 3:37 PM

The method of locomotion for Gigantopithecus is not entirely certain, as no pelvis or leg bone has ever been found; the only remains of Gigantopithecus being discovered is the teeth and mandible. A minority opinion, championed by Grover Krantz, holds that the mandible shape and structure suggests bipedal locomotion. The only fossil evidence of Gigantopithecus — the mandible and teeth— are U-shaped, like the bipedal humans, rather than V-shaped, like the great apes. A complete fossil specimen, with the pelvis and leg bones, would be necessary to conclusively resolve the debate one way or the other, but is absent to date.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 3:45 PM

I'm psyched for The Forms and Free Blood (but won't be staying for the headliner).

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 3:52 PM

What time does Uncontacted Tribe go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 4:04 PM

Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex @ Knitting Factory

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 4:09 PM

Reggie Watts will be at the Apes & Androids show too. So that's just fine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 4:12 PM

The Hilarious Hijinks of Joe Bhudda & Frenchy McMahon

Robert's Lounge
114-45 Lefferts Blvd.
Ozone Park, Queens

By the airport!

Posted by johnny good times | May 30, 2008 4:22 PM

"I'm psyched for The Forms and Free Blood (but won't be staying for the headliner)."

one less pretentious asshole in the crowd... works for me!

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 4:26 PM

Oh, right, I'm a "pretentious asshole" because I personally don't care for Apes and Androids. Right--spoken like a true NYU kid. All the "cool kids" can not arrive until 11pm. Works for me!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 4:59 PM

I think we can all agree, you're both pretentious douchebags.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 5:33 PM

Daft Punk is playing (Strats and Teles) at my house.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 5:34 PM

who cares.. WIRE ARE PLAYING FOR FREE YOU FOOLS

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 5:34 PM

no concert tonight, but i did win tickets to shakespeare in the park. oh, bard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 6:09 PM

BEACH SHOW TOMORROW AT BROAD CHANNEL BEACH IN QUEENS HAS BEEN MOVED TO GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY
because of rain

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 6:22 PM

CONDI RICE ENLISTS IN KISS ARMY
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
Fri May 30, 8:10 AM ET

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The Kiss Army fan club has an enthusiastic new recruit: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In a departure from her normally staid diplomatic duties, Rice met the legendary glam rock quartet when they happened to share a hotel in the Swedish capital. Rice was in Stockholm on Thursday for an international conference on Iraq. Kiss had a sold-out gig to play on Friday.

"I was thrilled," Rice said of her late-night encounter with frontman Gene Simmons and bandmates Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer in the executive lounge of the Sheraton Hotel where they signed autographs and handed out backstage passes and T-shirts to her staff.

"It was really fun to meet Kiss and Gene Simmons," she told reporters, noting they seemed well informed about current events. The band had asked if she could stop by after she finished dinner with the Swedish foreign minister and Rice readily agreed, she said.

Simmons and his crew, who are on a European tour, weren't wearing their trademark stage makeup, but were recognizable as rock stars to even non-fans by their hair, according to State Department officials who were with Rice.

Rice, a classically trained pianist, said she has eclectic musical tastes ranging from Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen. Hard stadium rockers like Kiss are included in the mix and Rice said her favorite tune of theirs is "Rock and Roll All Nite."

But, she conceded she had never seen the group in concert.

In fact, although she frequently attends classical music performances, Rice claims to have been to only four rock concerts in her life. The first was in the early 1960s when she went as a 10-year-old to see Paul Revere and the Raiders in her home state of Alabama.

After her family moved to Colorado, Rice went at the age of 16 went on her first date with an Air Force cadet to see Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. She later saw Earth, Wind and Fire in Denver and her last rock and roll show was a U2 concert in Washington, she said.

Posted by AP via Yahoo! News | May 30, 2008 6:54 PM

those dudes would eat hipsters for breakfast.

Posted by fred | May 30, 2008 7:35 PM

In the face of East Coast rain storms, the completely ridiculous JAMAICA BAY BEACH show has been MOVED!

It is STILL happening. It is STILL FREE. Train show now begins at the JMZ Bowery Station, the festival goes down at GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY in their covered, outdoor junkyard :)

For full information, check out the event page. Or http://sleepwhendeadnyc.com.

See you all out!

Posted by SleepDead | May 30, 2008 7:46 PM

Paul F. Tompkins and Eugene Mirman at COMIX at 10:45 pm

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 8:27 PM

shellshag at the Lolita party tonight. glasslands

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2008 9:51 PM

scantily clad, check. (non) ironically bearded, check. groovy body art, check. they need to get a flat in brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 2:52 AM

what time did duran duran go on last night? i'm seeing them tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 9:15 AM

How was wire?

Posted by David | May 31, 2008 9:39 AM

Duran Duran:

At 8ish. I wouldn't get there any later than that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 10:24 AM

How are the Forms live?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 10:41 AM

The uncontacted tribe's taste in music is superior to Williamsburg hipsters'.

Also, they performed a rain dance targeting tonight's Duran Duran concert.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 10:44 AM

get to Duran Duran by 8 at the latest. Their 2 hr set was incredible last night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 1:15 PM

"get to Duran Duran by 8 at the latest. Their 2 hr set was incredible last night."

Hey man, glad to hear that. I am sure that you and your bf loved it and had awesome sex later that evening.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 1:31 PM

wire were pretty horrible...but its not the band, its the venue.

my first free summer show of the season, i forgot that fans and non fans go...so many dorks in the crowd trying to get attention.

the sound was way too low and they didnt play enough old material.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 1:39 PM

"wire were pretty horrible...but its not the band, its the venue"

I am so sick of people complaining about every fucking thing on BV. You people are so depressing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 1:55 PM

^^^Agreed! Hey 1:39...since your memory is now refreshed regarding the unacceptable dork levels, next time stay at home. More "attention" for the rest of us.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 2:08 PM

That first band was not so interesting, but I think opening bands have a tough job.

Posted by david | May 31, 2008 2:09 PM

"I am so sick of people complaining about every fucking thing on BV. You people are so depressing."

Yeah you are right. We should just all be happy and accept everything as amazing. We should just say every band at every show killed it. Not call things the way that they are. Yes, that's the ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 2:15 PM

wire were certainly not horrible. they were good, though not great.

about the venue, what did you expect? sure, there were lots of non-fans who couldn't give a shit. if you didn't like it, you could've gone closer to the stage where the fan/non-fan ratio was bound to be higher. by the way, the sound was fine.

and about the few old songs, again, what did you expect? they're not a nostalgia act. how many old songs do you hear at a sonic youth show? sure, wire's new stuff is not anywhere as great as the first three albums, but it's not bad either.

and, by the way, about 1/4 to 1/3 of the show was old songs: lowdown, 12xu, pink flag, the 15th, and (if i'm not mistaken) too late.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 5:57 PM

anon 5:57 here again:

you know, there are options other than "they were horrible" and "they killed it."

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2008 6:00 PM

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