Entries tagged with: Rocks Off

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Waterfalls

You probably heard that starting today NYC will have four waterfalls to look at
(through October 13th).

The waterfalls were designed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. I probably read that the first time I heard about the waterfalls, but it wasn't until re-reading that fact today that I recognized his name as the guy who currently has 'thirty-eight works installed at both MoMA and P.S.1' ("Take Your Time") and whose exhibition party Sigur Ros recently played.

BONUS: you can see all four waterfalls while seeing a concert on any of this summer's Rocks Off Cruises (that start/run before 10pm which is when the waterfalls turn off) .

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Speaking of Rocks Off Boat Cruises, Lucero is playing one again with Justin Townes Earl in August. Tickets are on sale. All dates below....

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Japanther @ Europa, Brooklyn, NY - May 7, 2008 (Vito Fun)
Japanther @ Europa

Japanther kicked off their tour with The Pharmacy at Europa in Brooklyn on Wednesday night and tickets are now on sale for a June 27th NYC show on a boat with Ninjasonik.

Video (not the best sound, but you can see that people were moving) from the Europa show below...

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Rocks Off

The Budos Band, The Queers, Agent Orange, Electric Six and other Summer 2008 Rocks Off NYC boat cruise shows are now on sale.

If you've never been on one, you definitely go at least once if you have the cash. Some people complain about the poor sitelines and high prices (drinks especially), but I think the overall experience makes it worth it, especially if it's one of your favorite bands. The views of the skyline and Statue of Liberty are great. It looks like THIS and THIS and THIS.

I ended up on the boat twice in a few days - Friday was The Weakerthans, and then last night (Monday June 25, 2007) was Bad Brains...

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Bad Brains on a boat

Their Beastie Boys-produced new album is out today (the same day as the Beastie Boys own album). You can stream it at their MySpace or at AOL. More below....

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DOWNLOAD: The Weakerthans - Psalm for The Elks Lodge Last Call (MP3)

"Reunion Tour is the title of the fourth studio album by The Weakerthans, scheduled for release on September 25th, 2007 in the USA and a day earlier in Canada." [Wikipedia]

The Weakerthans on a boat

As I started to say the other day, the view from the Rocks Off boat cruises is great - you're really sailing on a boat around Manhattan. The Temptress - the larger of the two concert boats - sails from 41 St and West Side, and goes down all the way to the Statue of Liberty. The cruises are about 3-hours long. The band usually plays for about half that time. The rest of the time (or the whole time if you want to) you can be outside or looking out a window, or drinking (expensive drinks), or whatever.

As a big fan of the Weakerthans, I thought the Weakerthans show was super-duper. The set list was full of all the old hits and a bunch of new stuff off the new album (see above). I have a terrible memory when it comes to song names, set lists - even album titles...so I would love to list out all the songs, and especially name the one that I love and everyone sang along to at the end of the three-turned-four-song encore, but I'm too dumb, so.... More pics below....

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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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WeakerthansBack when the Rocks Off "School of Rock" festival in NJ was announced, I definitely wondered if, and hoped that, the Weakerthans would play their own NYC show as well. The Bad Brains are doing it - also for Rocks Off - on a boat (now sold out). Ends up - so are the Weakerthans, and it's this Friday June 22nd (NOT SOLD OUT).

Lee "Scratch" Perry (tix), Lucero (tix), Clutch (tix) RJD2 (tix), and many others are playing concert cruises too.