Entries tagged with: The Bell House

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words & photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

The Blue Album Group

Last night, election night, I made my way to The Bell House in Park Slope/Gowaus for what was sure to be a nervously excited crowd counting down the minutes until the new president was announced. I've only been to The Bell House once, but I can't imagine that the new venue has ever been more packed than it was last night. People came out in masse for the election coverage - so much so that they even turned people away at the door. I think I heard 500 people. Watching an election in a large group of like-minded individuals like that was truly overwhelming - especially when they announced Virginia and a bunch of people jumped on stage and gave everyone a beer shower.

The Blue Album Group

After Obama gave his acceptance speech, things didn't calm down. Host Eugene Mirman said a few words congratulating our first "half-white president," and introduced The Blue Album Group, who rocked out, pretty much note for note, Weezer's Blue Album. Though a lot of people went home, those that were left drunkenly danced and celebrated. After the last note of "Only in Dreams" rang out, I grabbed a quesadilla from the Red Hook soccer field vendors - another big draw of the evening. It was delicious.

More pictures below...

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Black Dice @ Market Hotel (more by Lori Baily)
Black Dice

==== FRIDAY 10/24 @ DANBRO STUDIOS WAREHOUSE ====

:: GROUND CONTROL TOURING / TODD P PARTY

:: BLACK DICE
:::: VIVIAN GIRLS
:::::: PONYTAIL
:::::::: Women
:::::::::: BARR ------------- yes, the return of the real BARR!

[ DANBRO STUDIOS WAREHOUSE ]
268 Meserole St @ Bushwick Pl | East Williamsburg Industrial Park, Brooklyn
L-Montrose, G-Broadway, JM-Hewes | ALL AGES | $8 | 8pm

This show at Danbro studios definitely looks like a good option for tonight, or to quote Anon 2:55pm "fuck all that. black dice / women / vivian girls / barr / ponytail is an unstoppable bill."

Ponytail also just added a special midnight show at The Bell House on Saturday night. They'll also be back on Halloween.

Women are also playing the free BrooklynVegan show at Knitting Factory on Saturday.

Anti-Pop Consortium @ Terminal 5 (more by Ryan Muir)
Anti-Pop Consortium

Anti-Pop Consortium - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 17 - Obamarama @ The Bell House

Party and Silent Auction to benefit Barack Obama
w/ Dirty on Purpose, Dragons of Zynth, Takka Takka and more...
Nov 14 - The Apple Store West 14th St.
Dec 12 - Knitting Factory: Anti-Pop Consortium Presents: MELTDOWN
The KF is closing down and re-locating to Brooklyn and they asked us to curate a special evening...this will be an all club event booked by APC. Stay tuned for special guest announcements...
More upcoming free Apple shows and the Obamarama flyer with details below...

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Department of Eagles

Department of Eagles played their first full show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night (Oct 6, 2008). Nat Baldwin (ex-Dirty Projectors) opened the show and played as a DoE band member along with core members Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and additional band members (as seen on Conan a few days earlier) Angel Deredoorian (current-Dirty Projectors) and drummer Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear). Christopher Bear is not to be confused with Chris Taylor, the (blonde, other Chris) Grizzly Bear member who produced the Grizzly Bear albums (past and future), Dirty Projectors, and the new Department of Eagles album In Ear Park (that was released today and got Best New Music on P4K).

For a first show, it was a great show. The five songs they played as a full band were my favorites and the song Fred sang by himself was an unexpected highlight and crowd favorite, though not as much of a crowd favorite as "No One Does It Like You" which Dan then told the crowd was their only pop song aka we're all suckers for pop songs. DoE play a shorter show at Town Hall tonight (Oct 7). Paul Simon is also on the bill. More pictures and the setlist from last night below...

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DOWNLOAD: Department of Eagles - No One Does it Like You (MP3)

Parker Posey

Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, Tunde Adibempe & Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) were just added the already-impressive lineup of Paul Simon, Department of Eagles, and others playing Town Hall on October 7th. Tickets are still on sale.

Department of Eagles are also playing a (BrooklynVegan presents) show at the Bell House in Brooklyn one day earlier on October 6th which will also be their first live show unless you count Conan O'Brien where they'll be performing the song "No One Does It Like You" on Wednesday, October 1st.

You can buy DoE's album In Ear Park right now exclusively on iTunes. It goes on sale everywhere else on October 7th. I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Bell House show. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: DoE). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and contacted.


This will be the last time we post the entire schedule for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival that kicks off Thursday night at the Bell House and includes a special musical guest which is rumored to be Les Savy Fav or Flight of the Conchords but is most likely neither. The latest and greatest lineup (now with even more tickets available for advanced purchase) below....

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Photos by Bryan Bruchman

Lilys

Thursday night (September 18) Lilys headlined the opening of the Bell House in Brooklyn. Takka Takka, Matt Pond PA and Robbers on High Street kicked off the night. The show was free.

On Sunday the Lilys played the MBV-curated day of the ATP festival in upstate NY. On Tuesday they're opening for My Bloody Valentine at Roseland Ballroom..

@ Roseland Ballroom, NYC
Sep 22 - My Bloody Valentine, Le Volume Courbe, the Wounded Knees
Sep 23 - My Bloody Valentine & Lilys
Pictures from MBV's set at ATP are HERE. More pictures of Lilys at the Bell House are below....

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photos by Chris La Putt

Bell House

September 18th was the official opening of the Bell House, the new venue in the Gowanus of Brooklyn. Though a private show happened Wednesday, Thursday night was the public's first look at the place which bears a slight resemblance to its sister bar, Union Hall. No bocce at this one though. What did you think?

The night was a celebration that included sets by Takka Takka, Robbers on High Street, Matt Pond PA and headliner Lilys - all free.

Tickets for upcoming events at the Bell House are on sale. That includes the BV Presents Department of Eagles show on October 6th.

More pictures of the venue, and of all three openers, below...

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LowLow

Low's Tuesday, sold out Union Hall show was moved to the bigger Bell House, the new Brooklyn venue that Union Hall shares an owner with. Tickets are back on sale. Low play ATP today (9/20) and Mercury Lounge on Monday. All dates below...

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Newman & Mirman joined forces @ the Bell House last night
The Bell House

The Bell House in the Gowanus-near-Park-Slope section of Brooklyn will host its first-ever public show tonight (Sept 18). It's free, and Lilys, Matt Pond PA, Takka Takka, Robbers on High Street and possibly some special guests are all on the bill. Last night the new venue hosted friends, family and press to test out the sound system with full sets by The Mugs and Tim Fite, and shother performances by Alina Simone, Sharon Van Etten, Mia Riddle, comedian Eugene Mirman, New Pornographer Carl ("AC") Newman, members of Takka Takka (Conrad), members of the National (Bryan), and members of Nada Surf.

Tickets are now on sale for more upcoming shows at the Bell House including Liam Finn/The Veils, The Rosebuds/Ladybug Transistor/Crystal Stilts, AC Newman, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and Department of Eagles.

The pictures in this post (from last night) are courtesy of 'Week in Indie' Bill Pearis. More below...

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Helloooo Newman (that never gets old) (more by Bao)
AC Newman

Department of Eagles aren't the only Bell House tickets on sale. Seven events total are now available for purchase includng AC Newman on November 15th.

No tickets are necessary for the new Brooklyn venue's first show.

DoE

BrooklynVegan is proud to present the Department of Eagles record release show in Brooklyn on October 6th, 2008. The date is one day before their album In Ear Park drops on 4AD. The venue is the brand new Bell House in Gowanus. It will be the first time their band ever plays together live. Tickets are on sale.

Bell House

In the shadow of the famous and brooding Kentile Floors sign in the burgeoning and classic neighborhood of Gowanus, The Bell House, a gorgeous new and unique music venue and lounge, will open its doors on September 18 at 6pm with free admission to the public. The Bell House is a magnificent two-room music and events venue located at 149 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. It was crafted out of an old 1920's warehouse once used as a printing press, but more recently used as a fly-by-night shipping company.

Conceived and created by the friends behind Union Hall (Park Slope) and Floyd (Brooklyn Heights), The Bell House are thrilled to be pioneers of sorts adding a prominent performance space to Brownstone Brooklyn. The main space boasts 25 foot wooden arched ceilings, a 450 square foot stage, and unobstructed views from any part of the room. "Brownstone Brooklyn needed a major music venue and event space, and we found a beautiful old building near the Gowanus that was seemingly designed for live music," said co-owner, Jim Carden. "We'll be able to graduate the bands we've championed at Union Hall to a space like no other in New York City and be able to host acts that were simply too big for the stage there", adds co-owner and talent buyer Jack McFadden

Press release continued, and an updated initial lineup, below...

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The Bell House

The new Union Hall-affiliated Gowanus/Park Slope/Brooklyn venue called The Bell House opens September 18th. Check out a bit of the initial (unofficial) schedule below...

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by Klaus Kinski

Eugene Mirman comedy festival

Good ole Brooklyn is going to be the epicenter of some of the world's best comedy from September 25th - September 28th when the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival rolls into Park Slope. The 4-day festival boasts 10 MASSIVE shows that will take place at Union Hall and the soon-to-be-open Bell House. The exact line-ups and guests have yet to be set in stone, but prepare yourself for a sweet opening night awards ceremony, an Invite Them Up reunion, an Apartment 2F renuion, an installment of Variety Shac, some fresh faces of comedy, a Tearing The Veil of Maya closing night blow-out, and, of course, appearances by the best of the best (think Galifianakis, Birbiglia, Schaal, Oliver, Showalter, The Sklar Brothers, and many many many more....). Here's how the schedule looks thus far:

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