7 posts categorized "pool parties"

08/15/2010

Recap: Wet, Wild and Wonderful at the Pool Party with !!! and Friends

Not gonna lie...this wasn't my favorite lineup of this summer's Jelly Pool Parties, although with the headlining act of !!! providing a pop punch, there was no doubt we'd still have a rad time. And we did! While the rain kept East River State Park (nay, it'll always be the Williamsburg Waterfront to us) a bit more on the desolate side, most of our bestie bestests came out to kick it and listen to great music, even if we "eared up" from the confines of the All Saints Pub for a majority of the day. Tons of hugs and high fives with new and old pals alike were in abundance, and heck if we didn't bounce out of there with a super big grin on our smug mug. 

 

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A splash of rain, a healthy heap of "da rummings" of Sailor Jerry and a soundtrack of rock, pop, experimental and amazing brass banding (seriously, Lee Fields was on some tight and titillating sensual steez!) all resulted in a really spectacular afternoon. And if you weren't there, well then, boo you...but you can live vicariously through some images. Say hey!

 

More pictures will be available here tomorrow. Internet/uploader is on a slow roll tonight.

 

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mp3: !!! - The Most Certain Sure

 

 

08/11/2010

Scion A/V Interview with Kingdom!

**EXCLUSIVE**

Scion A/V kind of kills it on all fronts, from music, art, film and lifestyle, to the fact that's oft-now overlooked: um, yes they are still, at the heart, the spawn of a car company. So it's no surprise that the collective chooses to feature artists and DJs that (bad pun coming...) really rev my engine. Up next, and debuting right here right now, is a neat sit-down and spit with the Night Slugs via Fool's Gold via Acephale Records mixmaster, Kingdom.

 

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In the clip below, Blu Jemz of Turntable Lab Radio interviews Kingdom and we get to learn a little more about what the disc-dude is influenced by, how rad it is to walk behind the CD-J decks with a folder of spinners, and what new releases and EPs are in the works.

 

Reminder: Kingdom is spinning during the Fool's Gold-curated Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday, August 22. Chooons.

 

Give this brand new feature a watch now! 

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mp3: No Lay - Unorthadox Daughter (KINGDOM Refix)



  

08/09/2010

Recap: Cut Copy Headlined the August 8 Modular-Curated Pool Party

For this past weekend's installment of the summer Pool Party series at the Williamsburg Waterfront, Jelly teamed up with their Modular label pals for an Aussie-curated Sunday fun day. With Cut Copy headlining, and support coming via Restless People, Glasser, Memory Tapes and PUNCHES, there was no denying how massive the turn out would be. Lines formed early, kids waited patiently, and it all paid off with an afternoon jam-packed with good music, great friends, and the shaded solace of the All Saints Pub.

 

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Next week's event brings together !!!, Lee Fields, The Strange Boys and Future Islands. After that, the 22nd of the month couples the Fool's Gold dream team of Chromeo, Kid Sister, The Suzan and Telephoned, before rounding out our favorite summer Sunday activity on August 29 with Delorean, Dominique Young Unique and some as yet to be announced "super special guests". 

 

Here's to hoping those two pair up for a duet...am I right? Spanish dance-rock and a Tampa spitter with a flair for the dirty vernacular...match made in heaven, ha!

 

Check out the full gallery of pictures from this weekend's event here.

 

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mp3: Cut Copy - Where Im Going (Ghost Rock Remix)

     

  

07/21/2010

Kid Sister: Repping Bud Light Lime and She's One of the "TBA" Artists for The Pool Parties

'Tis true! And I have no video evidence to prove the first half of this mystery-revealing post. Stellar reporting here, really. But I can offer this piece of proof that occurred during last evening's television time in Beastonia. Also, her producer confirmed it here, so facts are facts: Santigold's Lights Out has FINALLY been ousted by Kid Sister's Daydreaming as the official song to soundtrack the national campaign for Bud Light Lime. Love both you ladies...still hate the beer.

 

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Naturally, once video is uploaded from somewheres, I'll re-visit this post and freshen it up with the clip.

  

Now for the second piece of information: when Jelly announced their Pool Parties lineup, a number of TBA acts filled the bills. Doing some Sherlock-spyglass-detective work centering around the August 22 event, we can conclude that KS will be performing at the Williamsburg Waterfront. How so?

 

As of now, the lineup for that date still reads as: Chromeo, TBA, The Suzan, Telephoned. Now if you you go to Sis' site, scroll down to "tour dates", and yep, she's on the docket. Super sleuthy, eh? FYI, she's also pals with all those artists, so it was kind of an obvious TBA mystery. Ta-dah!

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mp3: Kid Sister - Daydreaming (Jakwob Remix)

 

 


07/16/2010

Beastly Bits #115

YES! It's Friday, and we made it through another beast of a week. So much excellent stuff going on this weekend that we'll dive into below...


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...and you bit-ta be present at all of 'em. Ha-ha...oh puns!

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The Grates' front-woman, Patience Hodgson, got a makeover, but is she stealing Sia's aesthetic? You be the judge. link

 

The South Street Seaport Music Fest has Thee Oh Sees, Golden Triangle and So Cow tonight. It's free and starts at 6:30pm. link

 

Siren Fest 10 is tomorrow, down on Coney Island. Another free fun time and the weather is shaping up nicely. Listen to the EVR preview show here, and get set times at this link.

 

The Pool Party brings Murder City Devils, Jeff the Brotherhood, Obits and Silverghost to the Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday. Yep, this is a free one too. link

 

Last night was the premiere of Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. I debuted tracks from Cut Copy, The Count & Sinden (featuring Mystery Jets), and Jenny Wilson stopped by the booth for an interview and live acoustic performance. Hit the archived show here.

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mp3: Wale - Beast


07/12/2010

The Pool Party: A Divison of Joy With Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Fang Island, Why? and Pictureplane

Perfect weather, tons of rad kids and a massively major lineup set the stage for the summer's first Pool Party on the Williamsburg Waterfront. While the warm weather season began with queried "will they or won't they" whispers circulating, the season's festivities were announced a few days prior to the initial shindig. First up, was the collection of Pictureplane, Why?, Fang Island, but ultimately the headlining collaboration between Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu, which immediately became a heat-seeking missile of attention warranting.

 

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The supporting acts began the day with an energetic installment of their finest work. From goth'lectro-dance to straight good ol' boy rock, Pictureplane, Why? and Fang Island upped the anticipatory buzz factor before the main music got to gettin'.

 

With Xiu Xiu's main man Jamie Stewart helming a mash of the two bands, he along with members of Deerhoof, put on a spectacular show in which the collective recreated and covered the entirety of Joy Division's iconic album, Unknown Pleasures. The crowd, a scattering of young admirers of the bands and staunch supporters of the legendary English rock troupe, were treated to a re-imagining of the disc, while paying respect to Curtis, Hook, Morris and Sumner by sticking true to the arrangements that are so beloved.

 

From She's Lost Control to Disorder, Candidate and every song in between, the stage was full of energy and excitement: a fitting tribute, and an event that was pleasurable on all fronts. You can watch video of Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof performing  Shadowplay below. We'll see you next week on the water!

 

Full gallery of images from the day can be viewed here.

 

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mp3: Xiu Xiu - Gray Death

mp3: Deerhoof - +81

   

  

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

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