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by Klaus Kinski
The third annual Brooklyn Comedy Festival will be taking place across 12 different venues throughout the borough from August 24 - August 30. Showcasing a staggering array of New York's finest comedic talent, the festival will deliver audiences everything under the comedy rainbow including stand-up, sketch, duo, improv, musical comedy, character, storytelling, and more. Mercifully, the shows are either free or extremely inexpensive. Who, exactly, is gonna be there? Let's see:
Performers this year include Sasheer Zamata, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Monroe Martin, Chris Gethard, Sean Patton, Aparna Nancherla, Seaton Smith, Mark Normand, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Wolf, Nick Turner, Myq Kaplan, Louis Katz, Kevin Barnett, Yamaneika Saunders, Michelle Buteau, Joe Pera, Dave Hill, Josh Gondleman, Jared Logan, Pete Lee as well as sketch and improv from groups like Murderfist, GUS, RICHARD. There will be surprise drop ins and special guests including Ron Jeremy. The final show of the festival will bring Roast Battle to The Knitting Factory!The fest begins with a Kick-off Party and Showcase at Knitting Factory on Sunday (8/23) and will culminate, as mentioned above, with a grand finale Roast Battle at the Knitting Factory on August 29. There will be a wrap party at Crown Victoria on August 30 (1-6 PM) where folks can nurse their comedy hangovers with daytime drinking and fellowship. Festival highlights are listed below, but I urge you to VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE where you can find a more elaborate schedule that includes listings of free events and special additions.
photo: DEP @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Laura Marling @ Town Hall
Laura Marling went electric earlier this year on Short Movie, but even with the new sounds, the excellent songwriting is still clearly her own.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, White Widows, Moon Tooth, Lyken21 @ Saint Vitus
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been banging out quality mathcore since the late '90s, and their shows are still a killer time. This one's pretty intimate for them, and not surprisingly sold out.
X @ City Winery
L.A. punk icons X are here for three shows at City Winery; sadly guitarist Billy Zoom is battling cancer and couldn't make the trip but part of the proceeds of these shows will go towards his medical bills.
Hot Chip @ Baby's All Right
Ahead of their two Webster Hall shows, Hot Chip play tonight at this very intimate "Jukely members only" show. "Sold out", but if you snagged tickets, it should be a great show -- Hot Chip haven't played somewhere this small since Coming On Strong.
Night Train w/ Seaton Smith @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith fills in for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac and welcomes guests Jermaine Fowler, Brooke Van Poppelen, Louis Katz, Gary Vider, and Miguel Dalmau.
J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih @ PNC Bank Arts Center
J. Cole's out on the road supporting his late 2014 release, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, and he's got some pretty great openers: Big Sean, who made his best album yet this year, krazy Compton rapper YG, and alt-R&B standout Jeremih (who also makes this show worth it on his own -- he really doesn't tour enough).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Chicago alt-rapper Open Mike Eagle, who previously put out releases on the Hellfyre Club label, is releasing his next album, Dark Comedy, this week (6/10) via Mello Music Group. The record features guest appearances from comedian Hannibal Buress, former Das Racist member Kool AD, production from the formerly Brainfeeder/currently Warp-signed Jeremiah Jae and more. Stream two tracks and watch a video for a third, below.
Open Mike Eagle will celebrate the new album with a release party in NYC on June 18 at Spike Hill with MC Paul Barman, Louis Katz, Premrock, Janelle James and Steel Tipped Dove. Plus, he's promising guest appearances from Donwill (of Tanya Morgan), MC Frontalot, Billy Woods and special guests. Tickets are on sale now.
Streams and video below...
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.