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May 23, 2013
TGI Fridays, you give bars a bad name, a bad name...
"State authorities this morning raided 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey on suspicion that they have been re-filling empty bottles of their most expensive liquors with cheaper alcohol.Check out the list of busted places below...
Dubbed "Operation Swill," the year-long investigation found the establishments fooled customers so they could charge higher prices and bolster their profits, according to a statement released by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control." [NJ.COM]
Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Jersey rockers Titus Andronicus recently wrapped up their tour with The So So Glos (who have other dates), and though that tour didn't hit NYC, as mentioned, they're playing a free show on August 8 on Pier 84 with Ducktails as part of the River Rocks series. But you won't have to wait that long to see them in the NYC-area, because they're playing a show in their home state even sooner on July 14 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with a video, below...
As mentioned, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade was in danger of not happening this year, due to new costly regulations and restrictions (and Hurricane Sandy). We posted already that Amanda Palmer is headlining a Save the Mermaid Parade benefit that's happening on Saturday (5/25) at Bowery Ballroom. Since we originally posted about it, the line-up of talent has expanded and now includes Mina Caputo (formerly Life of Agony singer Keith Caputo), Spanking Charlene, Beautiful Small Machines and a "rare guitar solo" from infamous film director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York). Tickets are $25 and still available.
Meanwhile, the Save the Mermaid Parade Kickstarter is still kicking, currently at $83,486 of its $100,000 goal with 11 days to go.
With things looking positive, the Mermaid Parade has announced its 2013 King and Queen: Judah Friedlander (who did a Save the Parade PSA) and Carole Radziwill (princess, journalist and Real Housewife of New York). This year's parade, assuming everything works out for them, will happen June 22 at 1 PM, beginning at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue.
In other news, Weird Al Yankovic just announced that Amanda Palmer will guest on his new album. So there's something to look forward to.
Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival kicked off yesterday (5/22) and it's currently streaming at the festival's YouTube channel. As of this post (around 4:20 EST on 5/23), Dinosaur Jr. are currently on and will be followed by The Postal Service, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and Animal Collective. Other bands streaming this weekend include The Jesus & Mary Chain, James Blake, Swans, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang Clan, Hot Chip, and more.
Head to Youtube for the stream/full schedule, or watch the stream embedded below...
by Andrew Sacher
cigarettes on cigarettes, my mama think I stank
As mentioned, Chance the Rapper, whose solid Acid Rap mixtape is out now and free, will be coming to NYC during the Northside Festival. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that his show will happen on June 15 at Europa. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your Northside badge. The rest of the lineup is TBA.
As mentioned, you can also see Chance in the NYC-area this July opening for Mac Miller if you're into that sort of thing.
Mac is also featured on "Guild," the new track from another of his tourmates, Earl Sweatshirt, which you can stream below (via Fader). The track is set to appear on Earl's upcoming album, Doris, which still has no release date.
Updated Chance the Rapper dates are listed, along with a stream of his mixtape and the Earl song, below...
by Bill Pearis
Costa Mesa, CA trio Tomorrows Tulips make lo-fi indiepop with a flower power bent, as can be heard on their latest effort, Experimental Jelly, which is out on cassette via Burger Records. (Fans of Beat Happening, TV Personalities, The Vaselines...this is for you.) You can stream a track from it below, along with the entirety of the their debut.
The band are currently in NYC, having played Grand Street Bakery in Brooklyn last night. Tonight (5/23) Tomorrows Tulip's play an early show (7 PM) at Pianos which is also FREE. You can then stick around for a pretty great line-up of bands including L Mag faves Coastgaard, as well as Ski Lodge, Pacific UV and Lazyeyes who are wrapping up a month-long residency. If you come after 7:30 PM it's $8.
All Tomorrows Tulips dates are listed below...
Hot Natured is something of a house music supergroup, including members Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love, who have all made marks on the dance music scene on their own. The group have a few singles out, including this year's "Reverse Skydiving" which features lead vocals from Anabel Englund, and will possibly appear on their debut LP which is due out this summer. You can watch the video for that track below, along with a remix of it by Benoit & Sergio.
As mentioned, Benoit & Sergio will be in NYC this weekend for a show at Cameo on Saturday (5/25) with Dave Harrington (of Nicolas Jaar's band) and Justin Strauss. Tickets for that show are still available. They've got a few other dates this weekend, all of which are listed below.
Hot Natured have received remix treatment from other producers as well, including long-running Detroit producer MK, who remixed their track, "Forward Motion." You can stream that remix below. MK will be in NYC this summer for Warm Up at MoMA PS1.
Meanwhile, Hot Natured will be making their US debut on July 6 at Terminal 5 for a HARD NYC event. All four members will open the night with DJ sets (Luca C and Ali Love will do theirs together as the duo Infinity Ink), and then Hot Natured will headline the show with a live set. Tickets for that are on sale now. Their only other US date is in Chicago.
All dates are listed, along with those song streams and video, below...
As mentioned, after tons of ridiculous hints/hype/advertisements, Boards of Canada announced that they'd be putting out their first album since 2005, Tomorrow's Harvest, on June 11 via Warp. And now, after projecting a mysterious video in Japan earlier this week, the duo have revealed their first actual song from the album, "Reach For The Dead."
Listen to the new track below...
the new issues of Rolling Stone...
Red Bull Music Academy, who hosts DFA's 12th Anniversary party this weekend, hosted Giorgio Moroder's 1st-ever live DJ set at Output in Brooklyn the other night. If you missed it (the live event or the stream we posted yesterday), you can listen to the whole thing.
When you're done with that, listen to his collaboration with Daft Punk "Giorgio by Moroder", and then check out the song that didn't make the new Daft Punk album in the USA, but is out in Japan and of course on the internet.
And speaking of Daft Punk collaborators, an encore presentation of "Andrew the Pizza Guy" below...
Good time Nashville rockers Natural Child will spend their Memorial Day weekend playing a few shows, starting tonight (5/23) at Brooklyn Bowl with Liquor Store and Daddy Long Legs. Tickets ($5) available at the door and the show starts at 8 PM sharp.