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Rock and Rescue

On October 6 Rational Animal hosted the 3rd annual Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue benefit concert at NYC's Highline Ballroom. Debbie Harry, Moby, Jessie Malin, AdRock, and more came out to show their support for the cause. The event raised money and media awareness to help end euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in NYC Shelters. Fundraising for the cause continues with the Rockstar Online Auction. Rational Animal is the leading advocacy group for at risk animals in NYC. More pictures from the event below...

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Rock Benefit

with Guest Hosts: Adam Horovitz (Adrock of the Beastie Boys) and Gina Gershon Performances by: Debbie Harry, Lissy Trullie, Jesse Malin, Goonsquad , Bloody Social , Earl Greyhound, Adam Green and DJs: Moby & J.D. Samson (Le Tigre)
The 3rd annual Gimme Shelter Rock & Rescue takes place October 6th at Highline Ballroom in NYC. Tickets are on sale.

Mmmm, it does go well with the Jose Gonzalez

Type O NEgative

Playing a certain type of music can enhance the way wine tastes, research by psychologists suggests.
The article says that Jimi Hendrix is good with a Cabernet, Blondie goes with Chardonnay, and that Jose Gonzalez is your man when you're drinking Merlot.

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info @ Apple's site.

photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

The Beastie Boys (who are working on a new album) helped raise money for The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function by playing a benefit show at Terminal 5 in NYC last night (March 4, 2008). Moby hosted and played guitar for a patient at the institute named Jeremy who opened the show.

More pictures below....

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Beastie Boys

Adam Yauch, Mike D. and Adam Horovitz are working on a new album, recording at the Beastie Boys' Oscilloscope Studios in lower Manhattan. "It's in the early stages of development, but it sounds cool to me," says Yauch. He wouldn't offer much else in terms of details: "We make music and eat lunch," he says. "Sometimes we fantasize about how cool it would be if we had a chef that cooked lunch every day." [Rolling Stone]
Tickets are back on sale for the Beastie Boys benefit concert at Terminal 5.

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Les Savy Fav @ McCarren Pool, July 2006 (Jonny Leather)
McCarren Park Pool

Slip n Slide @ McCarren Pool, August 2007 (Brunocerous)
McCarren Park Pool

Deerhoof @ McCarren Pool, August 2006 (Paul Bachmann)
McCarren Park Pool

As Gothamist and Curbed have pointed out, McCarren Park Pool will be back for at least one more summer of concerts in 2008. After that? Other stuff.

Some videos from past pool shows below...

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DOWNLOAD: Beastie Boys - Ch-check It Out (snyder Remix) (MP3)

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Beastie Boys will headline a Music Has Power™ Benefit Concert on March 4, 2008 at New York City's Terminal 5. The money goes to The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), "a leader in innovative music therapy treatments and research". Moby is hosting. More acts TBA. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 8th at 10 am via Ticketmaster. General Admission tickets will be $75.

Beastie Boys are also playing Langerado in Florida in March.

DOWNLOAD: Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (Uru-Nitro Remix) (MP3)

Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin passed away on Thursday from cancer at his home in Brentwood reports PageSix.com. Allan was best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch." He was also Archie Bunker's neighbor in "All In The Family." He was 84. [Dlisted]

MIA & The Beastie Boys

LOOK I KNOW THERE ARE HATERS OUT THERE, I DEAL WITH IT EVERYDAY THATS NO FUCKING BIG DEAL AND IVE DEALT WITH WORSE IN MY LIFE, A FEW PEOPLE TALKING SHIT DONT MATTER TO ME, BUT TWISTING TRUTH ISNT THE LESSON I WANNA LEARN IN MY TIME IN MUSIC, SO WHO EVER THAT IS DOING IT , I WANNA SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

1, I ORIGINALLY WANTED TO SHOOT THE VIDEO IN A FACTORY ON THE BORDER OF EQUADOR, BUT COULDNT. I WAS TOURING THE U.S, I COULDA BEEN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT THEN BUT THERE I WAS IN AMERICA, IN NYC, IN BROOKLYN, IN BEDSTUY , I WAS TORN BETWEEN SCRAPIN SHOWS IN AMERICA AND MEETING AMERICAN FANS OR SHOOTING IN NYC ON MY ONLY DAY OFF I'D HAD IN 4 MONTHS AND GETTING ON WITH IT.

2, SO THAT WAS THAT! I NEVER MADE A VIDEO IN AMERICA AND HEY ITS STILL A PART OF WHAT I DO AND SAY, ITS WAS STILL VALID, SO I WAS READY TO ROLL WITH IT.

3, YOU ALL KNOW HOW THE SONG SOUNDS, THATS WHY WHEN U GO ON YOUTUBE 400, 000 PEOPLE WOULD RATHER LISTEN THE SONG AS IT IS AND STARE AT SOME PICTURE THEN TO ACTUALLY WATCH A VIDEO

4, WHEN LETTERMAN CENSORD ME IT WAS WAC OF COURSE!!!!!! , AND YES I FELT SOOOOOO BAD FOR WHAT THEY DID TO MY SOUND. I WAS ABEL TO SOUND CHECK FOR THAT SHOW AND THEY LET ME SOUND CHECK FINE, THEN ON THE ACTUAL TAPING MY SOUND WAS SOOO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT ID AGREED, AS SOON AS I OPENED MY MOUTH THE DIFFERENCE BLEW ME AWAY, I FELT I WAS GETTING BULLIED ON NATIONAL TELEVISON, AND I COULDNT EVEN REACH OUT TO MY LABELS OR MY MANAGEMENT TO HELP, SINCE THEY ARE NEW TO WHAT HAPPENS TO AN ARTIST LIKE ME IN MAINSTEAM AMERICAN CULTURE.

SO THEY TRIED TO SHUT ME DOWN AGAIN. I MADE THE PAPER PLANES VIDEO. I MADE IT HOW THEY WANTED. NO VIOLENCE. AMBIGUOUS. MTV - FRIENDLY. NOW TODAY, I CHECK YOUTUBE AND SEE THE LEAKED MTV PAPER PLANES VIDEO UP FOR THE FIRST TIME. I CLICKED ON IT AND OUT COMES THIS FUCKED UP MESS WITH DOUBLE-TRACKED BULLSHIT MESS

WHO THE THE FUCK IS DOING THIS TO ME?????' [M.I.A.]

The rest of the letter, and the "uncensored" video, below....

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09.08.94, New York City: Nathaniel Hornblower, aka Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, crashes the stage to protest R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts winning Best Direction over Spike Jonze's video for Sabotage.

The Langerado Music Festival happens March 6-9, 2008 in Florida. R.E.M. and the Beastie Boys are two of the headliners. All announced bands below....

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SEen on TV

Does anyone remember the infomercial The Beastie Boys ran for Hello Nasty back in 1998?

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Wednesday night @ Summerstage, and last night @ McCarren Pool...

Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

Reviews, and more photos, below...

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Beastie Boys @ Central Park Summerstage

Jefferson stopped by Central Park Summerstage last night (aug 8, 2007) to check out the first of three Beastie Boys shows happening in NYC this week. He took these pics, and also had this to say...

The BBoys rocked hard, and rapped so well - mixing their early punk tracks and instrumental grooves with a stellar list of some of rap's classics. MixMaster Mike reminded me of why he's the greatest turntabalist, and the crowd gave an equally insane performance. The stage and audience had more energy than ConEd, and the only rain seemed to be the sweat flying off bodies surfing the crowd. But most remarkable of all was certainly the band's fresh attire. Real nice.
more photos below....

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words & photos by Bao Nguyen

Girl Talk
Virgin Fest 2007

So this was a very last minute idea, meaning I left New York for Baltimore at 12 PM on Saturday when gates had already opened at 10 AM. Not knowing at the time whether I had a pass waiting for me at the festival, I made the 4 hour drive, hindered by the beach bound crowd on the NJ Turnpike, armed with a Polaroid, 4 hours of sleep, and a sense of regret for missing the previous night's CSS show. I arrived at Pimilico Field at exactly 4 PM and after nearly being run over by Richard Branson on a golf cart, I made it just in time to catch the start of Peter Bjorn and John's set. I think their music plays better in a small club than a large festival type atmosphere especially when the entire crowd seems to be waiting for only one particular song that everyone can whistle to. Following Peter Bjorn and John was an high energy set from LCD Soundsystem that included a very unusual mosh pit where three people were doing their best Thom Yorke seizure dance....

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More "gala" instrumental shows....

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Beastie BoysFirst - I'm no longer streaming the new Beastie Boys. To hear 'The Mix Up' now, you'll have to go to AOL (who is also streaming the new Bad Brains).

Second - tickets go on presale today for the Beastie's upcoming instrumental shows.

Third - email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Beastie) if you want to win a Beastie Boys prize pack. Let me know one non-music website you love. One winner will be picked at random on Monday July 2nd @ 6pm EST, and in turn notified for their address. Contents of the prize pack below....

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Beastie Boys playing a 'Gala Event' in Cologne - June 23, 2007 (CRED)
Beastie Boys in Cologne

'The Mix Up' is out today. In other news, I assume that the Beastie Boys show I originally thought was going to be "early July" is actually in "early August". It's also not that small....

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DOWNLOAD: Bad Brains - Give Thanks and Praises (MP3)

Bad Brains Build a NationThe above MP3 is off the brand new Bad Brains album "Build a Nation" out June 26, 2007 on Megaforce, and produced by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys ("It also represents the first studio album, outside Beastie Boys albums, to be recorded at the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope Laboratories and Studio compound in New York City.") You can listen to the whole new Bad Brains album at MySpace. You can listen to the whole new Beastie Boys album on BrooklynVegan.

Bad Brains are playing The School of Rock Festival in Asbury Park, NJ today (June 24). Tomorrow is their sold out NYC concert cruise aboard The Temptress. I rode the Temptress just this past Friday for the also-sold-out Weakerthans show which also the first show of the Rocks Off season. Not only were the Weakerthans great - so was the weather and the view. Here are two pictures I took off the side of the boat:

The Statue of Liberty from a Rocks Off CruiseThe Statue of Liberty from a Rocks Off Cruise

More, and larger, photos @ my Flickr.

Do you want to see Bad Brains on the boat on Monday (June 25), but don't have tickets? Now you have one more chance. I have one pair of tickets to give away, and I'm going to split that pair in half - so instead of one prize, I now have two. To win one of these two tickets Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Bad Brains), and let me know your favorite album of 2007 so far. Include your first and last name for guestlist. Two winners will be picked at random, and contacted. Contest ends Monday at noon - seven hours before the voyage starts boarding.

BB tour dates & stuff below....

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And on the cool check in
Center stage on the mic
And we're puttin' it on wax....
It's a BrooklynVegan world premiere of (the first legal way to listen to) "The Mix-Up"....

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DOWNLOAD: Beastie Boys - Stop That Train (quarterbar Remix) (MP3)

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Though I just mentioned the Summerstage show was on sale, I left out that McCarren Park is also on sale, and the part about it only being the pre-sale until Saturday (you know that if you've been reading the comments though). PASSWORD=MIXUP (thx all)

Also - is it true the McCarren Park show is the Beastie Boys' first Brooklyn show ever? (someone told me that) And is it true that the Beastie Boys will be playing a second Brooklyn show soon - possibly at Studio B in early July - not long after the June 26th release date of their new instrumental album The Mix Up?

BONUS QUESTION: On August 9th: Are you going to Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, OR Daft Punk @ Keyspan Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, OR The Hold Steady @ Pospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn, OR The Black Crowes @ Central Park Summerstage, OR none of the above?

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys - August 2007 Tour Dates
8/1 Philadelphia - Festival Pier
8/6 Boston - Bank of America Pavilion
8/8 New York - Summerstage
8/9 Brooklyn - McCarren Pool
8/16 Denver - Red Rocks
8/23 Santa Barbara - County Bowl
8/25 Berkeley - Greek Theater

The above dates will feature Beastie Boys in all their traditional hip hop glory. Additional, more intimate dates showcasing the band configuration featured on The Mix-Up (due out June 26 on Capitol) will be announced shortly.

Pre-sales for the above dates begin Thursday June 14th, with on-sales following Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th. For more details, visit beastieboys.com.

Previously
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Mitch from Voxtrot & Mike D. Separated at birth?

Voxtrot @ Great American Music Hall - May 30, 2007 (CRED - SPIN)
Voxtrot in San Fran

Beastie Boys @ Sasquatch - May 26, 2007 (CRED)
The Beastie Boys @ Sasquatch

The 11th Annual Webby Awards will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC on June 5, 2007. David Bowie (Webby Lifetime Achievement), eBay CEO Meg Whitman (Webby Lifetime Achievement: The eBay Community), Beastie Boys (Webby Artists of the Year), and Steve Chen/Chad Hurley, co-founders of YouTube (Webby Person of the Year) are being honored. Rob Corddry (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Winner) is hosting.

A new Voxtrot YouTube video HERE. Reviews of Beastie Boys @ Sasquatch HERE and HERE. Neko Case's corset sold for $300 on eBay. More Webby details below....

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The following review of Day 2 (May 27, 2007) of the 2007 Sasquatch! Festival in George, Washington is brought to you by Jerry Yeti exclusively for BrooklynVegan.com. If you're just joining us, you may want to start with Day 1.

Sasquatch 2007

Blackalicious @ Sasquatch 2007

Things kicked off at the Gorge on Sunday with a few more blankets, a nice spot on the terraced grass, and a sweet DJ set by Mix Master Mike. This was followed up by the hip hop duo Blackalicious. Both of these acts got the early attendees jumping. Blackalicious brought out their "Alphabet Aerobics" with its increasingly sped up delivery, but it was "Rhythm Sticks" that got people truly moving. If the ground wasn't on bedrock, the floor would have given way under all that impact.

Bad Brains crowd @ Sasquatch 2007All warmed up, Bad Brains was the only set on Sunday we were sure not going to miss. While we waited near the epicenter of anticipated mayhem, one of their most enthusiastic fans attempted to get others around him equally as stoked. He singled out a small guy that -as he informed him- was going to be propelled into the air. And sure enough, when the band appeared, he launched the poor kid into the unsuspecting crowd behind him. No, the bedrock below him did not give way. As the mosh pit grew in size, so did the size of the guys thrashing around in it. One giant of a man wore a Professional Slam Wresting shirt and bulldozed his way around. H.R. is a startling front man, appearing quite tranquil despite the tumult below - like a prophet amidst a storm. Dashingly dressed, if you had a video on mute, you would be baffled by the calm on stage, and the reaction below.

Unfortunately that was the last full set on the main stage before Polyphonic Spree had to cease for the blustery wind. It got cold within minutes, and sundown was still four hours away. While the crew re-prepped the stage to handle the winds, and let the worst of them pass, people migrated over to Tokyo Police Club at the Wookie. The Toronto band sensed they were playing for a much larger crowd, and they delivered. Their invigoration and charm very likely won over a few new fans.....

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