Underground New York rapper, Roc Marciano, gets plenty of respect from those familiar with his work (his highly acclaimed second solo album, Reloaded, is a must have) and after moving into the position of Vice President of A&R for small Virginia based label, Man Bites Dog Records, earlier this year, some expected his music to take a back seat. Well, guess the hand wringing can end. Marciano just released a new joint called, “Ruff Town,” featuring, fellow respected rhyme-spitter, Cormega. More
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Today is an exciting day, folks. And it’s not just because most of us are counting down the minutes until a three-day weekend begins. It’s way better than that; Camp Bisco has officially announced their full lineup. They also revealed that they are bringing a three-story airbag jump to camp this year, because people who go to EDM festivals are effin’ crazy, right? Well I guess that means I’m nuts. I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS!
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Happy birthday (Le) Poisson Rouge! It’s hard to believe that my wittle bitty music hall is already five years old. The LPR X 5: 5th Anniversary Celebration kicks off on June 7th, bringing some of the best in jazz, classical and EDM to Greenwich Village. With the straightforward slogan, “Serving Art & Alcohol”, you should have a sense of what to expect. The celebration bash will present a variety of musical acts meant to highlight the history of the now booming hot spot. Throughout the duration of the festival, the gallery at LPR will feature work from artists who have been on display over the last half decade, including Itamar Jobani, 3MB: Macaulay Culkin, Adam Green & Toby Goodshank, Leah Yerpe, Edina Tokodi, Kate Casanova and others. There’s something for everyone! (even your Granny!)
Vying for dance-show-of-the-weekend honors with the aforementioned DFA get-down, alt-disco outfit, Escort, return to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday for their first appearance in The Weekender top five. This one is a home turf show for the band—who hail from NY—and is thus sure to boast all the welcome-back prerequisites (graciousness and Grey Goose, mostly).
Friday, doors at 8pm
What a crappy Memorial Day weekend. There’s rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow (when the expected high is FIFTY THREE DEGREES) and oh yeah… the L train is shut down between Lorimer St. and 8th Ave beginning at 11:30 tonight and won’t resume service until Tuesday morning’s commute.
Looks like a long weekend of Netflix and Seamless. Well, at least until night falls. Plenty of awesome shows this weekend.
As we previously reported, Max Fish, one of our favorite places to get wrecked before a show, is leaving the LES for Williamsburg, and we’ve now learned that the LES cornerstone will be closing its Ludlow Street doors at the end of July, as Gothamist reports.
It’s a tough loss for the hood, but bar owner Ulli Rimkus admitted in an interview that the art-punk bar no longer fits the hood which has been gentrified and bro-i-fied. So she’s moving to Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg. Right. COME TO BUSHWICK!
Sky Ferreira has been creating hype around the completion of her debut LP for about a year now. I’m Not Alright is slated to be released at a still unknown date “early” this year, according to her Tumblr. In the meantime, take a listen to her latest single off her Ghost LP “Lost In My Bedroom“. Get tickets for her June 17th show at Maxwell’s at noon today.
As we reported this morning, new Boards of Canada was coming. So now, at long last, listen to the first single from their new album since 2005 after the jump. It’s called “Reach for the Dead” and it’s glacial with an ominous thumping, bleeding into a synth that might fit well in a car chase scene in Drive.
UPDATE: Now complete with a video. Listen AND watch below.
Oh snap folks! It’s a holiday weekend! That means if you’re not getting the eff out of dodge, you’d better find some cool stuff to do. If you’re anything like me, you’re seeking that post-GoogaMooga fix. I’m always so bummed at the end of a great music festival. For one, there’s so much hype building up to it, and then it seems to fly by in a matter of moments. The other reason being that I never spend less than a small fortune on red wine and fancy carnival food. If you’re feeling sad, broke, or both, have no worries. It would appear that there are plenty of events to help ease that blow to your enthusiasm and bank account this weekend.