Posted in To Do | music on August 24, 2008

McCarren Pool slip n slide - July 8, 2007 (more)
McCarren Pool

today in NYC
* Doomriders @ Europa
* Ruby Isle @ Union Hall
* Faun Fables @ Knitting Factory
* Sunday Best @ The Yard w /Joakim
* NY Turkish Festival in Central Park
* Bluetip & The Surrounding Areas @ Mercury Lounge
* Ebony Bones, Future Islands & Wallpaper @ Union Pool
* Roots of America Festival w/ Patti Smith @ Damrosch Park
* Yo La Tengo, Titus Andronicus & Ebony Bones @ McCarren Pool
* Heloise & the Savoir Fare, Project Jenny, Project Jan, Boy Crisis @ MHOW (free)

Today is the last free 'Pool Party' at McCarren Pool ever. In addition to the bands listed above, David Cross and Syd from Les Savy Fav are deejaying. There will also be people there collecting money for Obama.

After the show the party continues with a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The lineup is listed above. The party also continues in what appears to be JellyNYC's official afterparty at Union Pool. Ebony Bones will be playing their third NYC show in two days at that one.

This coming Saturday is the last-ever show at McCarren Pool.

There will be a movie at McCarren Pool on Monday night.

Keywords for the show at Mercury Lounge tonight are Dischord, Texas is the Reason, and Swiz.

Black Bubblegum's metal pic for the evening is the Doomriders show at Europa. For more in metal, check out this week's column.

Monday is the 2-piece AYWKUBTTOD show. Tuesday is the Frank Bango benefit at Bowery Ballroom. Wednesday is Passion Pit's last Pianos residency show (not sold out yet).

Video from the Meatmen show at Europa below....

What else?

The Meatmen | NYC @ Club Europa | Aug 22nd, 2008



Comments (15)

movie on Tuesday too. Rushmore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:59 PM

Vote Mccain!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:13 PM

pumpsta party was days were great

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:17 PM

that slip n slide picture made me puke a little in my mouth

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:45 PM

^^Thats how babies are made.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:54 PM

Hooray for Passion Pit!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 4:47 PM

I'd hit those.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 5:38 PM



August 22, 2008

If you have $250 and a lot of luck, you can help Miley Cyrus celebrate her Sweet 16 this fall.

The singer/TV-and-movie-star will throw a party titled Miley's Sweet 16 -- Share The Celebration at Disneyland on Sunday, Oct. 5. She's inviting 5,000 of her biggest fans (or at least fans with the easiest access to their parents' credit cards) to join her.

"I only turn 16 once, so it's going to be an awesome party with my favorite rides, hanging out with friends, fireworks and more," the "Hannah Montana" star says in a statement. "I'll even get to sing a couple songs."

Cyrus is correct that you only turn 16 once, though to be perfectly fair, the mega-selling recording artist won't actually be turn 16 herself, at least not at the Disneyland bash. Cyrus won't actually be legally able to get behind the wheel of a car until Nov. 23, but the public probably won't get an Evite to that party.

Tickets, priced at $250, go on sale at 9 a.m. PDT, Saturday, Aug. 30, at

As part of the festivities, Disney Parks will make what is described as "a significant contribution" to Youth Service America, an organization that seeks to improve communities by increasing the number and diversity of young people, ages 5 to 25, serving as volunteers.

"The best part of the party is we're going to recognize some really cool kids from Youth Service America who are giving back to their community," Cyrus says. "That's so awesome because I think it's really important for kids like us to volunteer."

Be sure to bring your cameras, because you never know what Cyrus might do.

Posted by WHERE IS OBAMA AT? HURRY UP and tax the rich back to the Stone Age so shit like this don't happen no | August 24, 2008 6:16 PM

I see disease

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:50 PM

Patti Smith was great!

Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:56 PM

I agree, I left the pool and got to lincoln center in time to get a good spot in 5th row. It was funny when she did Smells Like Teen spirit and people near me were what is that song, sounds fimiliar... but fucking amazing, it amazes me that in 2008 two of the best bands/performers you could ever see are Iggy Pop and Patti Smith, both in their 60s? and going strong.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:08 PM

saw Hair in CP tonight. it's awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:32 AM

who's going to mileys party?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:29 AM

I'm going, but I ain't gonna pay, I'll crash it and spike the punch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:07 PM

There's just not enough Purell in this world to rectify what's going in that picture.

Posted by Frank Drebbin | August 26, 2008 7:29 AM

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