Entries tagged with: Brooklyn Flea
by Bill Pearis
Discerning vinyl lovers with disposable income left after taxes and Record Store Day will be pleased to learn that the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is back this Saturday (5/4) at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. There are 50 vendors, with tables from labels like Domino, DFA, Captured Tracks, Merge and Warp, and also record stores/vendors like Other Music, Turntable Lab, Kim's Video & Music, and Record Grouch.
There are also a few specialty items available, like Captured Tracks' Cleaners from Venus Vol. 2 Box Set (which isn't official out till 5/14), Cass McCombs/White Magic 7" on clear vinyl, and that PAWS cassette that was only available at their merch table on their North American tour last month. DJs picked by the Red Bull Music Academy folks will be spinning tunes, including sets from Throne of Blood's James Friedman, Dean Bein (True Panther Records), DJ/rupture and more. Hours for the record fair are 11 AM - 6 PM and it's free entry. Smorgasburg gets insanely packed these days, so go early.
Full list of vendors, specialty items and DJ schedule are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Flying Lotus at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Flying Lotus is about to welcome his new album, Until the Quiet Comes next week (10/2) via Warp. As the album title implies, it's a "quieter" record than the maximalist Cosmogramma, but it's just as fleshed out and compelling. You can stream the album ahead of its release date at NPR. The video for "Putty Boy Strut" can be watched below.
As mentioned, FlyLo will be supporting the album with a tour that hits NYC on October 7 at Terminal 5 with Thundercat and other Brainfeeder artists. Tickets for that show are still available. That's the first date club date on his tour, but he's since revealed that the tour will kick off with a "take over" of LA and NYC surrounding that date.
In NYC, he'll appear at the Warp booth at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on October 6, where he'll be signing copies of his new album. That's free and the booth will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM. The day after the T5 show, he'll play a Red Bull Music Academy Takeover for Boiler Room NYC (10/8) with a great lineup of Questlove, Flatbush Zombies, Just Blaze, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, and The Underachievers. That show is guest list only but you can watch it live at boilerroom.tv. On October 9 he'll partake in the "Meet the Musician" series at Apple Store SoHo where he'll give a talk and also perform. That show runs from 6-8 PM and is free but space is very limited.
Lastly, he'll do two events on October 10, including the East Village Radio Takeover, where Flying Lotus and Brainfeeder artists Gaslamp Killer, Martyn, Dorian Concept, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, and The Underachievers will take over two hours of air time on East Village Radio from 2-4 PM to preview their showcase which happens later that night at new Brooklyn venue Villain (50 North 3 St). That show is also presented by the Red Bull Music Academy and features the same lineup (UPDATE: FlyLo is not confirmed) as the radio takeover plus "very special guests." No ticket info for this show at the moment.
An updated list of Flying Lotus dates and the video for "Putty Boy Strut" are below.
On October 6, The Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg in Williamsburg will move aside the uinoa falafels, huaraches, lobster rolls, and doughnuts to make room for vinyl... it's another edition of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair. The fall incarnation will play host to 32 vendors including labels like 4AD, Captured Tracks, DFA, Merge, Mexican Summer, XL, Warp, True Panther, and many many more.
In addition, look for private collectors to be on hand to peddle their new and used wares, as well as traditional record stores like Coop 87, Other Music, Halcyon, and Mondo Kim's to set up satellite stores for the day. It all goes down from 11AM to 6PM at 27 North 6th St. (Kent Ave and East River).
More details, including a list of participating labels, are below.
The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair (previously known as the Superstar DJ Record Fair) is now a bi-annual event, and its next edition will take place on May 19 from 11AM-6PM at Smorgasburg. Here's what Brooklyn Flea has to say about it:
As in past years, we've skimmed the cream of the crop of NYC indie record labels, DJs, and vintage dealers to create a manageable melange of 25 or so vendors, with a nice balance of rare and one-off items, dusty gems, old standbys, and plenty of deals. We'll have music too, and maybe a special performance, which we'll announce later. You'll meet the faces behind your favorite labels, and maybe see an artist or four buying or selling. To top it off, you'll be surrounded by the 75 or so fab food vendors of Smorgasburg--just don't go smearing your greasy Pizza Moto hands on that King Tubby 45!The fair will feature a variety of labels including Domino, DFA, Sacred Bones, RVNG, True Panther, Captured Tracks, Temporary Residence, Kanine, FatCat, and more. Check out the full list of participating labels below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn Flea's 4th Annual Superstar DJ Record Fair + Independent Label Market: BrooklynAfter having success with the concept in London, they're bringing the Independent Label Market, in association with Brooklyn Flea, to Brooklyn Saturday afternoon -- sharing space with the myriad deliciousness that is Smorgasburg. In London, label bigwigs actually manned the tables. Will James Murphy be working the DFA booth? We shall see. Also, hopefully they'll all be selling at cost, seeing how they're elimnating the middlemen. Pass the savings on to us! There's some ILM exclusives being sold I'm told (like the Portishead 12" from XL), so keep an eye out. There's also album cover face painting. I wonder if they can do any record? So alt-parents, bring your kids so you can later say to old people, "Yes, that is The Dwarves' Blood, Guts and Pussy on my son's face."
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10am-5pm
Smorgasburg, 27 North 6th St. (btw. Kent Ave. + East River), Williamsburg
This is kind of cool:
All Tomorrow's Parties are returning to the USA at the end of September, hosting the festival in the new location of Asbury Park, New Jersey. This will be the US's first edition of I'll Be Your Mirror, ATP's sister event that has currently been held in Japan and the UK. This edition will be curated and headlined on the Saturday and Sunday by Portishead, who will be playing their first shows on the East Coast since 1998.ATP recently added Company Flow & Public Enemy to the Asbury Park lineup.
From this Saturday 3rd September and every Saturday up to the event itself, tickets for I'll Be Your Mirror USA will be available to buy in person at the Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene from 10am-5pm at 176 Lafayette Ave. (btw. Clermont + Vanderbilt Ave.). The ATP stall will be near the main entrance.
All ticket types as listed HERE and will be available at the Flea with a $5 booking fee per ticket (cash only). The stall will also be selling ATP merchandise from past ATP New York events including shirts and posters.
What's more, anyone that buys Weekend Passes on the first Saturday 3rd September will go into a draw to win a room at the Berkeley Hotel (where rooms are no longer available) situated directly across from the festival venues for the weekend. Runners up will win ATP prizes including festival merchandise.
the Brooklyn Flea @ 1 Hanson Place - 6/6/2010 (Dean Keim)
"Camera Obscura may not be Brooklyn natives, but many of the borough's residents braved the heated Vault inside the Brooklyn Flea to see the Scottish pop band play a free pop-up show on Sunday. The show was the first of many shows the weekly flea market plans to host this summer.Sunday's show was the first of two that Camera Obscura will play in NYC while they're here. The next is tonight (6/7) at Grand Ballroom with The Love Language. Videos from the Flea, below...
"There's more people [here] than we anticipated, so that's nice," frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell told the crowd as the band got ready to play their set.
In addition to the 30-minute show, local ice cream shop Blue Marble gave away free scoops of "The Sweetest Cream" in honor of the band's song 'The Sweetest Thing.' Camera Obscura got into the flea market spirit by setting up their own shop and selling limited edition t-shirts and tote bags designed especially for the day's event along with typical band merch." [Spinner]
Camera Obscura @ Coachella (more by Rachel Carr)
Camera Obscura will pay a visit to Brooklyn Flea on Sunday, June 6th to play a set at the market one day before their June 7th gig at NYC's Grand Ballroom (for which tickets are still on sale). Their 2pm performance will be the first live music at the Flea's Downstairs in the Vault location (located at One Hanson Place/Williamsburg Savings Bank, near BAM/Atlantic Center) (the same place the recent National BAM after-party was held).
[Camera Obscura] will also set up their very own table and will sell their wares, including some items created especially for this event. Since you can't have an "ice cream social" without ice cream, our friends at Blue Marble Ice Cream will be joining in the fun and have created a special flavor in the band's honor - "The Sweetest Cream" in honor of the band's song "The Sweetest Thing" - available with or without honey - in honor of the band's song "Honey In The Sun"!Camera Obscura will be on a short tour the US following their Sasquatch Festival appearance on May 31st. The Love Language are opening the Grand Ballroom show and others on the tour (plus their own headlining NYC show on July 15th - tickets are on sale).
Camera Obscura also has a new 7" out.
Released on May 17, 2010, 'The Nights Are Cold' b/w 'The Sweetest Thing' is a release they've put together in honour of Richard Hawley, as he has been one of their favourite artists for years. The A-Side features them covering his 'The Nights Are Cold' while the AA is Richard's own remix of their 'The Sweetest Thing' (taken from their My Maudlin Career album of last year).The cover art, videos of the band, and tour dates are below...
DFA cancelled. More info on who didn't, below....