6 posts categorized "crush"

05/21/2010

Crush: Beating Like a Tom Tom with The Hundred in the Hands

MeanRed's monthly party, Crush, was back in action last night...and also back at Cameo Gallery after a brief pit-stop at The Loft above Public Assembly last month. After catching Brooklyn's The Hundred in the Hands last week when they opened for The Golden Filter, there was no doubt that I could not miss their headlining performance on a hot and muggy Thursday night. Thankfully, the duo brought a bunch of cool to the space.

 

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The Hundred in the Hands released their This Desert EP earlier this week on Warp, and last night was a welcome introduction to anyone who's yet to hear of their post-punk psych-pop. The pair of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman weave a world of dark-tinged tunes with the former's vocals floating ever so gently on top of their intriguing arrangements.

 

Unleashing live takes on songs you'll find on the EP, like Tom Tom and Ghosts, it's fair game to let you know that you'll be hearing a lot more from THitH in the coming weeks....mainly due to the fact that they hit the States on a month-long tour with The Golden Filter. All cities and info can be found here.

 

Also, The Hundred in the Hands will be my guest in the East Village Radio booth next Friday, May 28. I'm filling in on the DJ decks for my man Jason Eldridge during Accidental Rhythm at 4pm. More info to come and your tune-in is mandatory!

 

More images from last night's show can be viewed here.

  

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mp3: The Hundred in the Hands - Undressed in Dresden (Jacques Renault Remix)

 

 

05/17/2010

Win Tickets to See The Hundred in the Hands, Moneypenney, Deluka and More at Crush!

Crush, the monthly party where we get all sorts of sweaty in the best way possible, heads back to Cameo this Thursday, May 20...and the lineup is bananas insane. I just got done raving about catching The Hundred in the Hands' live show for the first time, so now's as good a time as ever to regroup with their stellar body of work. Oh, and the rest of the bill is equally impressive. Read on readers...read on.

 

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Chicago's Moneypenny, Brooklyn-via-UK kids Deluka, along with Truman Peyote and Esque (rounded out by beats from Lorraine Sangre), will all join up with THitH this Thursday, May 20 for a night of wild wowings and incredibly dancey tunes. The night serves as The Hundred in the Hand's EP release party too. Buy The Desert here. Watch a live performance of Dressed in Dresden from lpr after this next bit.

 

I'll deffo be in attendance...but will you? Hell now, it's only $7 for a stocked set of solid pop and fun, but if you can't shell out the dollars, then enter to win a pair of tickets below.

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Simply copy, paste and send me the below message via twitter and you're entered. I'm dishing out one pair of tickets so get tweeting! Contest will remain open until 5pm this Wednesday, May 19(hint: you have to be following me on the birdaliciously rad social app, so I can Direct Message winner with all the pertinent info)

 

yo @sheenabeaston i wanna dance with you, hundred in the hands, moneypenny, deluka and other beasts on may 20 @cameogallery so hook it up!

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mp3: Deluka - Cascade (Mattie Safer Full On Remix)

 

 

 

04/23/2010

Crush: All Hot and Sweaty with Rafter, My Gold Mask and Hussle Club

Let it be known, I am a beast of a sweaty nature, so anything just above freezing point is more than likely to make me get all drenchified. So on a warm April evening, the monthly Meanred party, Crush, got down and dirty in The Loft above Public Assembly, aka, the sweat box. Adding to the heat of the venue was the ridiculously hot lineup of San Diego's Rafter, Chicago's My Gold Mask and New York's own Hussle Club

 

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First up, the west coast's Rafter Roberts chucked out his indie dancerock tunes, jumping from behind the mic and encouraging everyone that his songs are about "sex, love, dancing and animal feelings". The latter of those actually being the name of his latest release on Asthmatic Kitty, his tune, No Fucking Around, is precisely that...no bullshit and raw radness.

  

Up next, our favorite pair from Chi-town, My Gold Mask, jumped behind their drums and strings to give us a wowin', howlin' set of their best tunes, along with a new jam that we want on our playlists immediately. Hint hint. Tech problems aside (scowls at the sound guy), Gretta and Jack charmed yet again, found new fans who were overheard saying "I never heard of them, but goddamn...just fucking WOW!", and gave us their best thumpingly awesome output as always.

 

Local kids, Hussle Club, rounded out the night, and leave it to this unnervingly raw band to crank the intensity up with a set of killer songs managed through broken equipment. It's not like it's unexpected though, seeing as how our pal Jeff notes that "they play as if they are going to break up tomorrow", and frankly, that's exactly what I love about them. Terrence and crew smashed drums, blew out cables and caused the best ruckus that last night could have ever hoped for.

 

Pictures (albeit a bit jankily-sketchy from the rad red lighting) from the evening are here, and check out video of My Gold Mask's performance of Violet Eyes and Hussle Club's set closer, Good Morning, Midnight below.

 

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mp3: Hussle Club - Good Morning, Midnight

  

04/21/2010

Win Tickets to See My Gold Mask, Hussle Club, Rafter, C-Mon & Kypski and Free Magic!

Last week, we dropped some knowledge on you in the form of our pals My Gold Mask hitting the city with a pair of shows. Well, beasts, the time is nigh and the day is now.They've got a gig at Union Hall tonight, but due to scheduling conflicts, I can't hit that one...no reason why you shouldn't go though. Aside from that, tomorrow is the monthly Crush party, which I'll be getting beastly at, and think one lucky reader (and guest) should be too.

 

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Tomorrow at The Loft above Public Assembly, Crush brings it's monthly badassery dancefest to N 6th Street in BK. If you want more info on the event, check it out here. And of course, if you'd like an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to said party, then read on for details as to how to get your entry in and on.

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Want to win the set of tickets? If you've frequented the contests here before, then you'll know we are cerifiably "twitter-crazy". So start by following us if you aren't already...winners get notified by DM, and the only way we can send you a beastly congratulatory message is if you're on board the beast train.

 

Next, simply copy and paste the below message and hit send in whatever tweeterrific application you use (we're partial to TweetDeck ourselves...)

 

yo @sheenabeaston, i wanna crush on @mygoldmask @hussleclub @cmonandkypski and @freemagic with you tomorrow night!

 

That's all you gotta do...easy peasy. Contest will remain open until 3pm TOMORROW Thursday April 22, so you've got just over a full day to hit me with your tweets.  

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mp3: Hussle Club - I Have High Expectations For What I Want To Be But In The Mirror I Don't See Them Staring Back At Me (Bird Peterson Remix)

mp3: C-Mon & Kypski - Turn Of The Tides 

 

 

04/12/2010

My Gold Mask - Two NYC Shows Next Week

We've hosted 'em, we've debuted their tracks, we've seen 'em in Austin...now, NYC, you need to freaking get on board already, because My Gold Mask are on a mini-tour of the city next week, and we're not listening to any excuses as to why you should be in attendance at one or both of their gigs. Real talk.

 

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Next week, the Chicago duo of Jack and Gretta bring their radness a little further east, when they swing through NYC for a two stop set of performances mid-next septet. 

 

First up, MGM hit Union Hall on Wednesday, April 21 for our pal, Jonny Leather's party. He's got a kickass lineup featuring our beloved band, along with Sunglasses, Lagoon and Neighbors. More details can be found at this link.

 

The following night, My Gold Mask get crushed, er, well they'll give you a reason to call them your latest object of desire, when the monthly Meanred party, Crush, brings together MGM, Hussle Club, Rafter and Free Magic for a Thursday night explosion of punk, rock, dance and disco. It's a virtual melting pot of getting up with the get downs and we're psyched to shake it at this fest next week. More details here.

 

And because it begs repeating...our buddy T-Minus 321 did the most insanely hot remix of My Gold Mask's Violet Eyes earlier this year. I want to cry this is so damn epic. Grab it below if you haven't already.

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mp3: My Gold Mask - Violet Eyes (T-Minus 321 Remix)

 

02/08/2010

Win Tickets to See Toro Y Moi, Grandchildren, Twin Sister and VDRK at Cameo!

Crush, the monthly traveling party that brings all the bands the blogs, boys and babes are super digging at the moment, is back with a staunch lineup of shoegazer sexiness at the end of this short and sweet set of days.


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Last month, the gals of Brooklyn hit home hard with their riotous raging and general radness. This go'round, the crushing takes the shape of a dreamy wonderscape, complete with vanilla-flavored clouds and relaxations by a crowded pool on a hot summer day. VDRK brings his discodance tinged talent, but with Toro Y MoiGrandchildren and Twin Sister on the bill, we can guarantee you are going to feel so many feelings at this show!


And what better way to get your emotions flowing, than by giving away some tickets for free. Crush takes place on February 25 at Cameo Gallery...doors at 8pm. Details on how to enter follow.

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Simply copy, paste and send me the below message via twitter and you're entered. I'm dishing out one pair of tickets so get tweeting! Contest will remain open until 5pm on Monday, February 22. (hint: you have to be following me on the birdaliciously rad social app, so I can Direct Message winners all the pertinent info)

 

yo @sheenabeaston i want to daydream with you @toroymoi @grandchildren1 @twinsistermusic and @vdrk on feb 25 @cameogallery so hook it up!

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mp3: Washed Out - Feel It All Around (Toro Y Moi Remix)

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