Posted in To Do | music | tour dates | venues on May 22, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Little Girls - Tambourine (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Hundred in the Hands - Dressed in Dresden (Zip)
DOWNLOAD: The Hundred in the Hands - Undressed in Dresden (Zip)


Little Girls
Little Girls

We knew it was coming, but just realized that new Park Slope/Gowanus venue Littlefield opens this weekend with two nights of free shows! First a little info on the venue from their website:

littlefield is a new performance and art space in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood nestled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Housed in an old, 6200-square foot warehouse, littlefield merges the Gowanus' industrial past with an organic, eco-friendly future. Green elements include a landscaped interior courtyard, sound walls formed from recycled rubber tires, a bar constructed of salvaged bowling alley lanes, and energy supplied by wind power. Future projects include a greywater system and a landscaped roof, which will reduce littlefield's footprint to virtually zero.
I'm curious enough to go just to check out the space, but both of these free shows look pretty good and would actually be worth paying for. Tonight (5/22) features TWII-approved bands Golden Triangle and Sisters, plus Toronto post punks Little Girls. The latter have records out de rigur labels like Paper Bag, Mexican Summer and Captured Tracks, which might be enough to picque your interest. Personally, I dig that gothy, garage-y sound (more Blank Dogs than Crystal Stilts in this case) which you can hear for yourself -- there's a Little Girls MP3 above.

Cruel Black Dove
Cruel Black Dove

The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred Hands

Saturday's (5/23) free show features Brooklyn duo The Hundred in the Hands who you may have seen back in March opening for Handsome Furs. THITH features former Boggs frontman Jason Freidman and Elanore Everdel who was a touring member of the Boggs and has sung with TV on the Radio. Their sole single to date, "Dressed in Dresden" was produced by Chris Zane (he did Passion Pit and Harlem Shakes' new albums) and sort of sounds to me like Au Revoir Simone being remixed LCD Soundsystem. It's a good track, and you can download it (and the dubby "Undressed" mix) via the link above. Sharing the Saturday night lineup are fellow Brooklynites Cruel Black Dove who swipe more than a little from early-'90s club/goth, and if you like Curve and/or Garbage you might find them appealing. You can download a couple tracks at RCRDLBL and watch a video, and check out the flyer (with more show details), below.

The Hundred in the Hands - "Undressed in Dresden"

Cruel Black Dove - "Love Song"


Friday may 22nd
Happy Hour 2pm - 6pm
FREE 21+
Official doors in the main space 8pm
9pm - Little Girls
10pm Sisters
11pm Golden Triangle

Saturday May 23rd
Happy Hour 2pm - 6pm
FREE 21+
Official doors in the main space 8pm
DJ T. Cole (V Mag)
10pm Cruel Black Dove
11pm - The Hundred In The Hands



Comments (21)

I love the poster.

Posted by Aaron | May 22, 2009 4:29 PM

cruel black dove = culero central

Posted by hipster poseur | May 22, 2009 5:10 PM

Cruel Black Dove opening for IAMX at the Bowery, i'll be there early!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 5:18 PM

went to the littlefield "soft opening" last weekend. great space! can't wait to see a show there this weekend!

Posted by anon | May 22, 2009 5:23 PM

haaaa. goth's in. (THITH says "summertime goth" on myspace... crystal stilts and blank dogs being celebrated for some kind of goth. the former i dont get, the latter i kinda like). everyone get on the goth train! so funny. didnt i just see you on the L last week wearing irony in hot pink? were you on the way to Other Music to trade in your dan deacon?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 5:35 PM


Posted by Anonymous 5:45 | May 22, 2009 5:45 PM

cruel black dove is awesome. i'll second the curve comparison. garbage... not so much.

Posted by anon | May 22, 2009 5:56 PM

why can't these guys ever smile in their pics? does smiling make one seem less interesting or less dark?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 8:33 AM

There is nothing, nor no one, worth smiling for.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 10:45 AM

Fantanstic band, There is noghting worth smilling for

Posted by new era caps | May 23, 2009 11:52 AM

What's with these bands swiping names from 90's alterna-rock chicks?

Cruel Black Dove, Uh Huh Her, etc. What's next, Post Homogenic?

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2009 2:20 AM

that cruel black dove vid just wants to be in an ipod ad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2009 3:05 PM

I had a run in a couple years back with the drummer from cruel black dove. I asked his awful alt rock band to turn down a little in the practice space next door and he gave me super shitty attitude and said something like "hey it's new york man", which tells me he's from fucking San Francisco or something.

Anyway, funny to see that same guy in this hilariously 90s goth-lite-industrial-whatever band.
Kind of surprising to see them covered here.

Posted by g | May 25, 2009 12:24 AM

So when is PJ Harvey suing CruelBlackDove for theft?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 10:36 AM


It's a rehearsal space. You pay to be able to play loudly. The is what it is for. To ask a band to turn down is way, way outta line. Granted, "It's New York, man" is just about the dorkiest response imaginable, but the request definitely deserved a dismissive response.

Posted by fixilator | May 25, 2009 10:49 AM

not really dude. When a band has their bass up so loud that your band can't actually hear itself practice in ITS room, that's too fuckin' loud.

I would concede you're right in normal circumstances, but the volume of the band, considering its proximity to other practicing bands, was just ridiculous. I guess you had to be there.

Posted by g | May 25, 2009 7:05 PM

can i mention how horrible that flyer looks? was it down in powerpoint or something?

just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 8:50 PM

Why shouldnt it be covered here, g? Should this site be reserved for pretentious, pretty terrible, hipster/indie bands who last for five minutes in blog fame, but never have success past their little nerd clique? Those lack more soul than you suggest these guys here do.

Or maybe youre just in one yourself. Yeah, that's probably it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 10:27 AM

(Otherwise known as Jedediah Smith of My Teenage Stride)

As I recall, you came in with a real chip on your shoulder as if you owned the place. I quite vividly remember the encounter. My response was " If you want to pay our rent, we'll be happy to turn down" you then stormed out and muttered under your breath because you didn't have the balls to say whatever it was it to my face. I'm from Chicago by the way, but I'm sure the kind and peaceful people of San Francisco appreciate your hostility toward their fine city. We were not next to each other by the way. In fact in between us was a space shared by Nakatomi Plaza and Man In Gray who were infinitely louder that we were. Just ask anyone who's seen their shows. We used to have to stop playing because they were both so loud. However, we would appreciate what they were doing and would actually sit and listen. Both were fun to listen to. Anyway if you have a bone to pick, have the balls to reveal yourself. Anytime, anywhere I'm happy to go face to face.

Jonathan Nanberg
Cruel Black Dove

Posted by JN | May 28, 2009 1:44 AM

hahaha dude shut this post DOWN!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 1:25 PM

I do not think so!

Posted by Ron | December 22, 2009 9:44 AM

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