Posted in To Do | music on January 25, 2009

Ox
Ox
Ox

If you're still recovering from December 31, there's no need to worry about having to do it all over again. The Chinese New Year celebration for the Year of the Ox -- which begins on [Monday] January 26, 2009 (year 4707 on the Chinese calendar) -- is more laid-back than the usual Dick Clark spectacle...

New York: January 26, February 1. More than 400,000 fireworks will rain down over Manhattan's Roosevelt Park on January 26, while a parade is slated for February 1. On that day, some 500,000 spectators will watch martial arts performances, traditional dancers from Mexico and Bolivia and live bands playing from decorated floats -- all while a continual burst of confetti poppers fills the streets with brightly colored paper. The January 31 parade in Flushing, Queens, brings together all of that borough's East Asian groups, and Brooklyn's 8th Avenue Chinatown hosts the most homegrown parade in New York, with the whole neighborhood taking to the streets in celebration. [CNN]

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Mos Def @ Blue Note
* The Killers & M83 @ MSG
* Thomas Function @ Mercury Lounge
* Eugene Mirman and friends @ Union Hall
* Sam McPheeters (spoken word) & Golden Error @ Cake Shop
* Notorious MSG, Peelander Z, Beluga & Gelatine @ Santos Party House

Notorious (B.I.G.) is in theaters.

Terry Chimes of the Clash was born today in 1955.

Andy Cox of The Beat was born today in 1956.

Ox Baker was most feared for his dreaded Heart Punch.

Animal Collective's official video for "My Girls", below...

What else?

Animal Collective - My Girls

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Comments (6)

Kiss Kiss, The Gay Blades, and A Love Like Pi @ Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ. 8pm. $8. All Ages.

Posted by Star Child | January 25, 2009 2:05 PM

i came here looking for info on sam mcpheeters at cakeshop

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2009 2:34 PM

"i came here looking for info on sam mcpheeters at cakeshop"

That's a weird way of wording the fact that I missed that one, but thanks regardless.

Posted by brooklynvegan | January 25, 2009 2:51 PM

Anyone go to see Sam McPheeters last night? Thinking about going to Cake Shop tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2009 3:06 PM

The Year of the Entwistle

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2009 4:14 PM

the Von Bondies did a secret show at S.O.B's (go figure)
foe that radio station.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfs9IZLMllY

Posted by gregory | January 26, 2009 6:18 AM

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