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The Yard

It used to be where Issue Project Room was located. They moved and the outdoor Gowanus Canal space opened as the Yard, which then changed to BKLYN Yard. Always a mystery as to whether the outdoor venue will return each year, last summer it was shut down just as it was getting started. You might remember when all events were cancelled in June which was followed by the weekly daytime dance party 'Sunday Best' un-cancelling but becoming alcohol-free, and then cancelling again (and moving to Brooklyn Fireproof).

WELL, they haven't given up! Sunday Best, put on by the people behind Mister Saturday Night, have changed their party name to Mister Sunday and will return to the space this summer, though the location is now known as Gowanus Grove (identity crisis!). They write:

We've been keeping this one under our hats for a while, but the time has come to spill the beans. In just over a month, on Memorial Day Weekend, we're introducing Mister Sunday, the outdoor, Sunday afternoon spinoff of Mister Saturday Night. Clever name, we know.

If you ever came to Sunday Best at BKLYN Yard, you'll know the place: it's the same canal-side, tree-spotted plot of land at 400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins in Brooklyn, now rechristened Gowanus Grove.

If you never made it down, let us count the ways you're going to love it. First, kids and dogs - you can bring them. We love them, and we don't get to see enough of them on Saturday nights. Second, superb food - we're teaming up with Brooklyn Flea to install a small but ace team of food vendors. Right now, we've confirmed Mile End, who will be serving a bunch of stuff you can't get at the storefront in Boerum Hill, and we're soon to confirm at least one more. Third, our friends from Botanica, the best little bar in the five boroughs, are taking care of the booze.

And last, but certainly not least, is the music. The Mister Saturday Night residents, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, the gents that pull the strings to bring it all together, will be playing records each and every Sunday through the summer on the big, blue soundsystem. There'll be guests alongside them occasionally as well. Moodymann, Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco, Optimo and Space Dimension Controller will all take their turns, and on opening day, Four Tet will drop by.

And that's all there is to say about that. We'll see you outside.

Stay tuned for whether there will be non-Mister Sunday events held there. Mister Sunday flyer and current lineup below...

Continue reading "BKLYN Yard is now Gowanus Grove, will be open this summer"

BKLYN YARD 2009 (more by Sarahana)

BKLYN Yard (previously The Yard) will be back in summer 2010, with weekend events running from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. They'll be doing Beer Garden Fridays, Summer Saturdays and Sunday Best.

Sunday Best will host resident DJs Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin), Doug Singer and a whole special guest schedule, which is posted below (Dam-Funk spins there June 13). Sunday Best writes:

It's official, folks. We'll be back on the Gowanus! Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Doug Singer are already digging through records for their best outdoor jams, and we can already smell Margarita Hernandez's huaraches and taste the cold sangria. BKLYN Yard has announced a bunch of great new additions to their space -- not least of which is a bocce ball court -- and we're happy to announce the full lineup of guests who will be playing alongside the residents this summer, an eclectic grouping of folks from New York and abroad who specialize in everything from rare Nigerian disco to shimmering, summertime techno.
Advance tickets for Sunday Best are available.

More on the parties, a flyer and the full BKLYN Yard schedule (including an Asobi Seksu show) is below...

Continue reading "BKLYN "the" YARD returns in 2010 - Friday Beer Garden, Summer Saturdays & Sunday Best - full schedule"

Score! @ BKLYN YARD yesterday (Ben Sisto)
BK Yard

tonight in NYC
* Christy & Emily @ Zebulon
* Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY
* Sunday Best @ BKYLN YARD
* Tyvek, Pygmy Shrews @ Cake Shop
* I Was A King, The Wowz @ Union Hall
* New York Ukulele Festival @ Baruch College
* The Bangles, Lindsay Rush @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Aki Onda, Rafi Bookstaber and Willie Lane @ The Stone
* Ben Sollee, Demolition String Band @ The Bell House
* X, Steve Soto & The Twisted Hearts @ Bowery Ballroom
* David Amram @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
* Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bang on a Can Marathon @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
* Zee Avi, Amy LaVere, Papercranes, Spottiswoode @ Mercury Lounge
* Soft Circle, Lovefingers, DJs Justin Miller & Jacques Renault @ Glasslands
* The Beets, Knight School, Cause Co-Motion!, Air Waves @ 40 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn

Tonight, Cake Shop is Free for people born in May. Tyvek for free.

Studios are open in Long Island City.

It's Grey Gersten's last night curating The Stone -- Japanese tape artist Aki Onda closes. Next up is Melissa who used to own Tonic.

The Bang on a Can Marathon is taking place at the World Financial Center Winter Garden from noon to midnight. Tortoise, who played the Bell House last night, headline. All Tortoise dates HERE.

A Night to ReMEMEber

Dress up as your favorite meme, viral video or internet star for the pre-Internet Week costume party!
DATE: Sunday, May 31, 9:30pm-midnight
WHERE: M1-5, 52 Walker Street, 10013
Serious Bu$iness will be DJing and a special performance by Meme Factory
More details/updates: http://memeparty.tumblr.com/
Flyer below...

The Beets are playing a one year anniversary house party in Brooklyn. Flyer below...

Your Nature just completed a residency at The Annex. A video from their May 20th show below...

Spacecamp played with them at the same show. Video of them below too....

Continue reading "What's going on Sunday?"

Bklyn Yard
Despite rumors to the contrary, the outdoor Brooklyn venue on the Gowanus canal (at the Issue Project Room's former address) will be open again this summer. Last year it was called The Yard. This year its new name is The BKLYN Yard (388 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY).

A few events have already been announced (below), and that includes the return of Sunday Best - the dance party happening at the venue every Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. As an added bonus, this year they've secured the Bell House as a rain location. Full schedule and more details below...

Continue reading "The Yard (now called The BKLYN Yard) is back - initial summer 2009 schedule includes Sunday Best "

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

JosŽ Gonz‡lez

"Our first stop was the Sweet Leaf Tea booth to show our text message coupons for a free tea. Then over to Old 97s. We sat near the back so we could make an easy retreat in time for Jose Gonzalez. That was another good show, but we keep wondering how come we sit down and then every pot smoker and cigarette smoker in Austin comes and sits near us. It's some kind of strange attraction!" [The Tsarina's Journal]
Jose Gonzalez went from playing two shows in Austin on Saturday to playing one in Brooklyn for NY Magazine on Sunday at The Yard. How was the NY show (that UCB also performed at)? He's now probably home resting, but will be back in NYC in December to play BAM. All dates, past and present, are HERE. More pictures from his official ACL festival set, below...

Continue reading "Jose Gonzalez played The Yard & ACL (pics)"

Yard photos by Chris La Putt, Seaport photos by Ryan Muir

Oneida @ the Yard
Oneida @ The Yard

Oneida @ the Seaport
Oneida @ South Street Seaport

There have been no shortage of Onedia shows this summer. One of them took place back in July at the Yard. Another was just this past Friday at South Street Seaport. They played, strangely, after Raphael Saadiq at the latter. Their next NYC show is this Saturday in Williamsburg (Sept 6). More photos from the Yard & SSS below...

Continue reading "Oneida @ The Yard & South Street Seaport, NYC - pics "

Peelander-Z @ The Yard (more by Chris La Putt)

today in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Herculaneum @ Cake Shop
* free comedy @ Chelsea Market
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Lambchop's Kurt Wagner @ Living Room
* Trail of Dead (as a duo) @ Santos Party House
* Blue Velvet (the movie) & 2 bands @ McCarren Pool

Herculaneum are an experimental jazz group from Chicago that are in town to play Cake Shop and Freddy's. They share a member with Icy Demons. Other members have played with Wilco, Head of Femur, and Archer Prewit (and many others).

The free show calendar got a much needed update last night. That includes all the listings for the recurring production of Hair in Central Park (free, but you have to get tickets).

What else?

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The Yard on a Sunday (cred)
The Yard

Before I get into what's going on this weekend I want to bring a remix to your attention. "Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax 2 Many DJ's Remix)" by The Chemical Brothers is available for free here. I've only listened to it once so far and am still figuring out what to make of this marriage between two of my favorite artists. Despite that, I think it will be devastating once someone drops it in the middle of a set on a good, loud system....I can't wait. Now on to another thing I can't wait for...the weekend -

Continue reading "the weekend in Dance w/ Showtrotta"

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Brooklyn's outdoor venue near the Gowanus Canal, The Yard, has six more events currently scheduled this season. The final one involves Jose Gonzalez and NY Magazine. Two of them are this weekend and one of those involves big monsters wrestling (Aug 23, 2008). Tickets are on still sale for Saturday's Kaiju Big Battel show. Nick Hook, Junk Science, Team Facelift and Peelander-Z are also on the bill. It starts at 4pm. The NY Mag Islands thingee ends at 5. There seems like a chance you could do both. Flyer below...

Continue reading "Kaiju Big Battel Saturday & other future events @ The Yard "

Jose Gonzalez

NY Mag's next 'indie rock' event takes place this Saturday with Islands. The one after that will take place on September 28th and be called "Campfire by the Canal"...

Unlike all those years you spent at Boy Scout camp, no group push-ups, map making or log carving will be required for you to feel the love at this special campfire celebration at The Yard in Brooklyn. All you'll be asked to do is sit back and enjoy a full set by José González. We're also giving you hilarious tales of summers gone by performed by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Campfires never looked this good.

Tickets on sale in August 2008

And that's not it for Jose and NYC in 2008. He'll be back again to perform two more times in December, again in Brooklyn, but this time at BAM:
Red Hot + Rio 2
The Next Generation of Samba Soul

Dec 4 & 5 at 8pm

An all-star benefit tribute to the music and culture of Brazil, Red Hot + Rio 2 salutes Samba Soul, the post-tropicália movement of the 70s that merged elements of North American soul music with Brazilian rhythms. Mixing samba with R&B, soul with baião, pioneering artists like Jorge Ben Jor and Tim Maia signaled a cultural awakening that changed the direction of Brazilian music forever. The concerts at BAM bring together the newest generation of Brazilian and international artists who represent the legacy of this influential musical style.

Featured artists: CéU, Curumin, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Otto
Backing band: Kassin +2, Moreno Veloso, Domenico, João Parahyba Sr. & son
Music Directors Kassin & Mario Caldato, Jr.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit BrazilFoundation's AIDS-related projects.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Running time: 120min, no intermission
$25, 45, 65

BAM tix go on sale to the general public on September 2nd. All Jose G dates below...

Continue reading "Jose Gonzalez - 2008 Tour Dates (BAM, NY Mag @ the Yard)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Abe Vigoda @ The Yard, Brooklyn, NY - July 12, 2008
Abe Vigoda @ The Yard

"Mad Decent presents DIPLO w/ Abe Vigoda, Boy 8 Bit, Telepathe, and Special Guests". That's how the tour that kicks off October 16th in NYC is being billed. Tickets for the Webster Hall show are now on sale (@ noon) (you can check the presale too).

Diplo/Mad Decent recently contributed to a RMXOLOGY CD and a Sunny Day Sets Fire remix EP.

Telepathe also has a NYC show scheduled with TV on the Radio.

Abe Vigoda was in NYC in July. One of the shows they played was at South Street Seaport. Another was at The Yard. More pictures from The Yard show, and all tour dates (and the Mad Decent tour poster), below....

Continue reading "Mad Decent 2008 tour dates (Diplo, Abe Vigoda & Telepathe)"

photos by Chris La Putt


Friday July 18th -8PM- @ DEATH BY AUDIO


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FREE champagne & High Life served all night!!!!!!!!


Knyfe Hyts and Ninjasonik also shared a bill Saturday @ The Yard. I already posted the Knyfe Hyts pics. The rest of the Ninjasonik ones, below....

Continue reading "Ninjasonik - pics from The Yard, a show @ DBA tonight"

photos by Chris LaPutt

Knyfe Hyts

Chairlift called out sick, so Soiled Mattress and the Springs played the first set of the day at the Yard on Saturday. It also happened to be their last show ever. They ended their set by putting the band's banner inside a flaming trashcan and setting fireworks inside it and giving out free t-shirts to the crowd. Despite wind that was causing the main stage awning to fall off and some technical difficulties, Soft Circle played a decent set. Ninja Sonik was supposed to play next, but was running late so Knyfe Hyts went on instead. More pictures below...

Continue reading "Knyfe Hyts, Soft Circle & Soiled Mattress and the Springs @ The Yard, Brooklyn, NY - pics"

Outdoor party

==== SATURDAY 7/12 -NOON- @ THE YARD ====

:: in conjunction w/ Impose & Crashin' In
:: 2 stages!

-7:30 : ONEIDA
-7:00 :: HIGH PLACES
-6:00 :::: Shy Child
-5:30 ::::: Chinese Stars
-5:00 :::::: Ponytail
-4:30 ::::::: TELEPATHE
-4:00 :::::::: Vivian Girls
-3:30 ::::::::: Abe Vigoda
-3:00 :::::::::: Crystal Antlers
-2:30 ::::::::::: Knyfe Hyts
-2:00 :::::::::::: Ninja Sonik
-1:30 ::::::::::::: Soft Circle
-1:00 :::::::::::::: Soiled Mattress and the Springs ----> last show ever
-12:30 ::::::::::::::: Chairlift
------ :::::::::::::::::: more tba + secret special surprise guests...

400 Carroll St btwn Bond St & Nevins St | Gowanus, Brooklyn F/G-Carroll St, M/R-Union St | -- NOON -- | $10 | ALL AGES

[ curated by Todd Patrick w/ Derek Impose & Lio Kanine ]

Indian Jewelry @ Death By Audio, NYC - May 2008 (Lori Baily)
Indian Jewelry

Indian Jewelry return to NYC soon. One of the shows I already wrote about - July 4th @ The Yard w/ Ponytail and many others (which by the was was reduced from $10 to $8 with RSVP). The other two are even sooner - this week actually. Here's a review of a recent show:

This tour's version of Indian Jewelry was a three piece, as opposed to the different five-piece configuration they were sporting at SXSW. But just like last time, they cut off all the lights and aimed a very large strobe light at the audience to obscure themselves. The threesome each traded off from song to song between 4 basic instrument stations: A table with drum machines and other electronic devices, a guitar going through a ton of pedals, a microphone going through a ton of pedals, and a minimalist drum kit.
Exact dates below....

Continue reading "Indian Jewelry - 3 upcoming NYC shows"

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The Yard on a Sunday (cred)
The Yard

Despite getting a late start, I had one of the most unexpectedly awesome weekends last week. After a day of sweating it out at a bbq, and several fruitless attempts at a disco nap, I dragged myself to Studio B, arriving in the middle of Lifelike's set. After being badgered by certain individuals for months I still hadn't really checked out Lifelike. I was totally unprepared for his devastating mix of new, classic French house-influenced tracks, perfectly balanced with underplayed electro bangers (finally got to hear SMD's 'Hot Dog' on a big system). The floor was more packed than I've seen it there in a long time and everyone was absolutely losing it (and Alan Braxe hadn't even gone on yet!). Lifelike held it down until around 2:30 when Mr. Braxe went on. As much as it was great to hear French house classics from one of the people who pioneered the sound, and as crazily as I had been getting down, about an hour in things were starting to give way. Maybe it was the change in intensity from Lifelike's set to his, but somewhere around 3:30, after a numbingly long play of Daft Punk's "Rollin' & Scratchin' " I was ready to go.

Originally that was my only dance-related weekend plan, but when I was writing about Saturday & Sunday's events I really liked what I heard from Trusme. Thanks to the wonders of the G-train, what should've been a 30 minute ride to the Yard took 2 hours. I'm not even going to get into it, but if you're taking the G train, factor some time getting f-ed over by the MTA into your commute.

When I finally arrived, the Yard had a very friendly, backyard (one of the only things I desperately miss from suburbia) bbq vibe. Everyone was just hanging out, eating (Sweet Deliverance's food was amazing. I had the best veggie burger I have ever eaten.), and drinking. Nobody was really dancing yet (it was about 5:30 or 6). The later it got, the more people slowly trickled out onto the dancefloor, and by 8 when Trusme went on there was not an inch of floor to spare. Trusme's set was perfect for summer - a great blend of disco and soulful house - perfect hot weather listening. Everyone was having serious fun. I would endure my two hours of MTA-induced hell to do it all over again. That's how good it was.

Don't fret if you missed out, there are plenty more Sunday Bests on the way (plus they've been recording all the guest dj sets, including Trusme's - then them here), and it looks like Trusme and Giant Step have something in the works for July 30th at the Hudson Hotel.

That's a while away though...on to this week in dance:

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (stuff to do this weekend)"

Gowanus goes Green fest @ The Yard - June 1, 2008 (rsguskind)
The Yard

South Street Seaport - Friday May 30, 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
South Street Seaport

people playing David Byrne's building - June 1, 2008 (leesean)
playing the building

tonight in NYC & NJ
* Jerry Seinfeld @ MSG
* Hey Willpower & others @ Glasslands
* The Black Lips & Gringo Star @ Maxwell's
* What Made Milwaukee Famous @ Mercury Lounge
* Rilo Kiley, Nik Freitas & Thao Nguyen @ Terminal 5

Did you know that the Jerry Seinfeld show at MSG tonight is for the same cause as the upcoming Brian Wilson show at Hammerstein Ballroom? Did you know Brian Wilson has a new album coming out?

Did you know that Will of Hey Willpower was/is in Imperial Teen? (Glasslands tonight)

Did you know that Nik Freitas has a new record out on Team Love? (he's on tour w/ Rilo Kiley) (Terminal 5 tonight)

Did you know it was Schlitz beer that made Milwaukee famous? (....to answer the question of the band playing Mercury Lounge tonight....or it a statement...or just a reference to a Glenn Sutton / Jerry Lee Lewis song?)

(Did you know that..) Die! Die! Die! opened the Wire show at South Street Seaport. unARTigNYC made a video. (below)

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday?"

you don't have to dance @ The Yard on Sunday - May 25, 2008 (BettyMG)
The Yard

Saturday (tonight) and Sunday offer way less than Friday did in terms of places I wanted to go this weekend. Nevertheless, here they are....

Continue reading "Showtrotta's weekend in Dance (Saturday & Sunday in NYC)"

Issue Project Room - May 24, 2008 (yuko2)
Issue Project Room

It has been almost a year since Issue Project Room held their last indoor show where outdoor venue The Yard is now. And in case you hadn't figured it out by now, Issue Project Room's new address is:

The (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
That's not very far from their old location, and not very far from Union Hall either.

In May 2008, Issue Project Room dedicated "its programming to the ecstatic moment". June is called "Floating Points 2008" and artists on the schedule include Elliott Sharp, Tony Conrad, Willaim Basinski, Lee Ranaldo, Tristan Perich, Gibby Haynes, and C. Spencer Yeh.

Also don't forget: The Stone (exists too) (also non-profit) (also avant-garde) (but in Manhattan).

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Despite their name mysteriously disappearing from the lineup, (I am told by the promoters that) Stereo Total are in fact performing at The Yard on Saturday.

Sunday is the Gownus Fest & King Britt at the same venue.

Gowanus Canal

Come celebrate the Gowanus Canal and its watershed at an all day festival on the banks of the canal! Showcasing an assortment of environmentally-conscious products and services from Brooklyn businesses. Great music, organic and natural food, educational workshops, kids activities and more for the whole family!!!! Free admission for the public.
This is at The Yard on Sunday June 1, 2008 from 11-6. The Defibulators are playing two sets. More details at the Gowanus Goes Green Festival site.

Sunday is also the second edition of "Sunday Best" with King Britt of Digable Planets (from 3-9).

Other events coming up at the Yard include "A Picnic Party" on May 31st, Benevento Russo Duo on June 28th, and Ponytail/Joan of Arc in July.

DOWNLOAD: Ponytail - Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel) (MP3)


The MP3 up there is off Baltimore band Ponytail's new album coming out on June 17th on the We Are Free label - the home of Yeasayer and Indian Jewelery. It's Ponytail's second album and the title of it is "Ice Cream Spiritual".

Ponytail have five NYC shows coming up. The first is this Saturday night in the Knitting Factory Tap Bar (May 31) with WZT Hearts and Thank You who recently signed to Thrill Jockey. The second is at Manhattan DIY space Less Artists More Condos. The third is part of the After the Jump Festival. The fourth and fifth are with Chicago's Kinsella-family band Joan of Arc at the Knitting Factory and The Yard respectively. All dates below...

Continue reading "Ponytail - MP3 & 2008 Tour Dates (many w/ Joan of Arc)"

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People Don't Dance No More @ Love, May 22, 2008 (more by David Bruno)
People Dont Dance No More

There's a lot happening this weekend, especially at Love. Tonight (May 23) the Captain and Mathhead are back for the Take Over. You can always rely on Trouble & Bass to bring their bass-heavy sound to the floor. This special edition of the Takeover features three other crews of monthly Love residents (Sub Swara, Secret Night of Science, and Dub War) each bringing their own influences to the bass that they have in common.

Dub War was featured in an article about dubstep in the New York Times a few months ago. If you're new to dubstep, Dub War has a podcast you can check out too (@ iTunes).

Keep going for more weekend events.....

Continue reading "Showtrotta's Memorial Weekend in Dance (fri-sun stuff to do)"

The Yard

Despite the rumors, The Yard, an outdoor Brooklyn venue along the Gowanus Canal, will be open for events this summer. There will be one-off shows like Mike Ladd on May 24th, Stereo Total on May 31st and AudraRox on June 7th, AND there will be dancing and food every Sunday from 3-9pm. More details and the whole 'Sunday Best' lineup is below...

Continue reading "summer 2008 events @ THE YARD - entire Sunday DJ lineup "