5 posts categorized "brooklyn bowl"

09/23/2010

Parallels Covered The Ramones; are Playing Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, September 25

Parallels are bringing their unique brand of dark, shimmering dance pop to Brooklyn, and whoa whoa whoa, who the heck is this band? Some information: Parallels is an electronic-pop duo consisting of Cameron Findlay (former drummer of Crystal Castles) and honey-haired front girl Holly Dodson, whose vocals combine the intense balladry of Kate Bush with the sweetness of Kylie Minogue and Madonna's true-blue era. Their sound is easily likened to classic pop sentiments of the "big guys" like New Order and Depeche Mode, but with a modern relevancy.

 

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Parallels will be releasing a deluxe edition of debut full-length, Visionaries, on October 26 through Marigold Records. This US-exclusive re-issue features a bonus disc featuring remixes from Gypsy Midnight, Human Life, TRUST and Dark Esquire, as well as a cover of The Ramones' Pet Sematary, which you can actually snag for free below.

 

Want more details about their show this Saturday? Hit this link to grab a ticket.

 

Erika from Au Revoir Simone will also be DJing, so you know...um, GO.

 

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mp3: Parallels - Pet Sematary (Ramones Cover)

 

 

08/02/2010

Recap: Jelly NYC's Block Party on August 1

Well, it wasn't quite the raging block party atmosphere that we had every intention of expecting, but with free spirits flowing and showing at All Saints prior to the band/Brooklyn Bowl portion of the afternoon, Jelly's Block (not pool) Party on August 1 brought out a solid group of super fashionable and friendly kids.

 

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With the All Saints lounge kicking off the afternoon with DJ sets from Apache Beat's Ilirjana and DJ Whitney Fierce, a number of local friends, old and new, gathered for imbibings of the no-cost kind. Dodgeball was still in effect, albeit 2 blocks down on Kent, and the live performances, well those were relegated to Brooklyn Bowl. Sets came courtesy of ArpLine, Darlings and Ted Leo. 

 

Next week, the Pool Party returns to the Waterfront, and it's the Modular-curated party, aka, the one we're most looking forward to, because Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser and Restless People will be taking the stage, along with PUNCHES providing the in-between set spins. Yay.

 

View the full gallery of pictures here.

 

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mp3: Scarface x Ratatat - Party With Children On My Block (Dave Wrangler Mix)

  


07/02/2010

2010 Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Parties Lineup Announced

For real this time (after the fakery of yesterday). These are the free ones, beasts. You know, the lineup we've been clamoring to get word of for months. Paid events be durned; we like to be the sweatiest of all sweaty monsters at the outdoor space...for the cost of naught!

 

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Rain or shine, the seven free shows take place at the Williamsburg Waterfont on Sunday afternoons beginning on July 11. Soon!

 

Lineup as below.

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July 11
Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu doing Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures // Why? // Fang Island // Pictureplane

July 18
Murder City Devils // Obits // Jeff the Brotherhood // Silverghost

July 25
Cap 'N Jazz // Lightning Bolt // No Age // The Death Set

August 1 
The Pool Parties presents Free Block Party at Brooklyn Bowl 
Lineup TBA

August 8
Curated by MODULAR RECORDS
Cut Copy // Memory Tapes // Restless People // Glasser

August 15
Curated with Doug Defalco
!!! // Lee Fields and the Expressions // The Strange Boys // Future Islands

August 22
Curated by Fools Gold
Chromeo // SECRET GUEST // The Suzan // Telephoned

August 29
SECRET GUEST // SECRET GUEST // Delorean // Dominique Young Unique 

 

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mp3: Dominique Young Unique - The World Is Mine

05/04/2010

Penguin Prison, Runaway and Van She Tech Play Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday, May 8

Want the epitome of a dreamy bill? Then pause, look above at this post title, read it again, then continue on. Three of our favorite "ooh wee that rubs so good" luscious musicians and producers join forces this weekend for a night of tunes...and ten pins, if you feel so inclined.

 

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I could spend a hot minute waxing on the radness that this night entails. Instead, I'll direct you to my raves of Penguin Prison's debut performance here, toss you to Runaway and Van She Tech's pages by clicking their respective names, and save you the trouble of reading on and on, when in fact, you have a quick lil' 5-buck ticket to be snagging here

 

Seriously, you should go to this. I've called in a favor to Mayor Bloomberg and he's cancelled every other activity and event happening on Saturday night. So now you have no excuses. 

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mp3: Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van (Van She Tech Turbo Fire Engine Mix)

 

 

04/14/2010

Kaskade (ft Dragonette) - Fire In Your New Shoes

The second single from Kaskade's upcoming album, Dynasty, features one of our most favorite bands of the past few years. London-via-Canada outfit, Dragonette, give his track, Fire In Your Shoes, the specialty vocal treatment and a punch of riffy roughness that suits his stellar production so well.

 

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With the Chicago-born DJ set to release his sixth studio album on April 27 (digitally) and May 11 (everywhere), he's already thrown out the title track for our listening pleasure, which features Haley providing the voicework.

 

Fire In Your Shoes is available on iTunes now. Give a listen to it below, and if so inclined, grab the track here.

 

BONUS! Dragonette are playing Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, April 25. Get a $5 ticket here.

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mp3: Kaskade (featuring Dragonette) - Fire In Your New Shoes

 

 

 

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