ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL 2009

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yeah_yeah_yeahs 080710mstkrft Discosalt is anxiously anticipating the second coming of ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL which returns to Liberty State Park this summer. Thats Jersey… but its in swimming distance of the island, so it might as well be NYC. The Festival will feature over 65 artists including the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and MGMT, appearing on three stages throughout an 80-acre historic location that has panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. Added bonus if you live in or around the city because you can sleep in your own bed, then go back the next day for more music. The entertainment level is going to be somewhere in between water birth and Sharams version of “party all the time”, so mark your calendar and bring ye possibles. Dont be washing your hair that weekend or you will regret it. Not to miss!

Discosalt, in collaboration with Backseatsandbar plan to offer extensive coverage of the festival in August along with some free T-shirt giveaways that weekend, so look for us on the green.

We have squared in with our top picks for best performances of the festival. Let us know if you agree. Friday July 31: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beasitie Boys, MSTRKRFT,Fleet Foxes Saturday August 1: My Bloody Valentine, Arctic Monkeys, Crystal Castles, Sunday August 2: MGMT,Echo and the Bunnymen,  Lykke Li, Check out the full schedule for all three days below:

SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009

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ScheduleWhat: 9th Annual SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL
And SIREN AFTER PARTY

Where: Coney Island, NY

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 noon-9pm

Damage: Free Willy

The SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL returns this Saturday, July 18, 2009 from noon — 9pm to Coney Island and features 17 bands melting faces on two separate outdoor stages all day long.  Pray to Ra for a farmers tan and make sure you get your coney dog on…extra coney sauce.
Discosalt picks for the day:

BUILT TO SPILL
FRIGHTENED RABBIT
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS,
JAPANDROIDS
MICACHU & THE SHAPES

After the festival, you might as well keep the party going at the 2nd Annual Official SIREN AFTER PARTY at Music Hall of Williamsburg. FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS, ACRYLICS, GORDON VOIDWELL plus Post-Siren Fest DJ sets by DOUG MARTSCH and MICACHU &THE SHAPES. For ticket information go to BoweryPresents.com or call # (212) 260-4700.

DISCOSALT SUMMER READING: PART 1

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Not exactly beach weather out there…so you can either start gathering animals in pairs or park your bikini body on the couch and catch up on some good reads until the sun deems you worthy again. Discosalt writer Aylin Sankur squares in with her summer reading picks for this summer.

9780394281780Fall On Your Knees

By Anne-Marie MacDonald

Simon & Schuster

Joyce Carol Oates but less self-aware, less willfully inscrutable. A lyrical, beautiful, melancholic, absolutely haunting epic. A book that will makes you miss your Muni stop. (Ignore the fact that it’s an Oprah’s Book Club pick…this …never… happened)

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The Story of a Marriage

By Andrew Sean Greer

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Set in the San Francisco’s Outer Sunset near the Pacific in the years after World War II, Greer uses the area’s fog, ghosts, longing, and isolation from the rest of the city to tell the story of two people coexisting—not living—in a marriage. A marriage where issues of race, class, sexuality, and love lay, roiling, under the fine dust of sand, the beach dunes come to reclaim the land.

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Play It As It Lays

By Joan Didion

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Disillusionment. Disconnectedness. Mind fuck. 200 pages. Read it.

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

By Michael Pollan

Penguin Press

Put down the Tostinos Pizza Rolls, and start thinking, however reluctantly, about what you put into your body. What I liked about this examination of where our food comes from—and trust me, it ain’t always pretty—is that Pollan is funny, articulate, admits he likes McDonalds, and realizes there are limitations on how environmentally and socially conscious we can be about our food. Most importantly, he’s never, ever preachy.

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Check out more Discosalt Book Reviews in the “MISC” section HERE

WHAT”S VINYL SATURDAY?

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If you missed Record Store Day, not to fret.  Them same folks behind Record Store day decided that you are good enough, smart enough and people like you enough that waiting a whole year to bring you more unreleased wax is well, just too long. Thats what she said.  So now, you can mark your calendars for the sequel, that sounds like it will live up to the original: Vinyl Saturday. Kicking off June 20th and re-occurring monthly, bands will be releasing exclusive limited edition material to independent record stores starting with four very limited releases for the day. Heres the run-down:

WILCO : “You Never Know” b/w “Unlikely Japan (an amazing early (2003) version of Impossible Germany, previously unreleased)ONLY 3800 MADE! This is a special 7” single being released 10 days before new album, WILCO (The Album) comes out on 6/30.

GREEN DAY : NUMBERED vinyl version of the “Know Your Enemy” single b/w “Hearts Collide” (previously unreleased) ONLY 5000 MADE!T  The b-side is an unreleased studio track called “Hearts Collide”.

MODEST MOUSE : Second in a series of 7” singles, leading up to the new CD.  This one is “Autumn Beds” b/w “Whale Song” (First single “Satellite Skin” at participating stores now)

PETE YORN /SCARLETT JOHANSSEN
: “Relator” single (from their upcoming record BREAK UP) b/w “I Don’t Know What To Do” (Pete Yorn demo) ONLY 3000 MADE!

There is also rumor that THOSE DARLINS will kick off their Blublockers sponsorship with a giveaway on Record Store Day Saturday.

If you want to geteven more in the timbre,  check out Discosalt’s “turntable” and “vinyl” T-shirts, located in our MERCH section.

NORTHSIDE: 4 days of Music and Art

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What: Northside
Where: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
When: June 11-14
Damage:4 day badge- $45.00 (Individual tickets also sold from $10.00 and up)

Tickets to Northside Festisval this weekend in Williamsburg gets you access to over 100 shows, art exhibitions, events, the cupcake truck and bowling…yes bowling. Badges can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Northside HQ: 60 N 6th St between Wythe and Kent. Things kick off today with an opening party at Studio B, featuring performances by Brightblack Morning Light, Mariee Sioux and more. Tomorrow starting at 8:30 , head down to South Second Street to catch: “These are Powers”, “Javelin”, “Real Estate”, “Air Waves” and “Organs”.  Tickets are $10.00. FREE Heineken from 7:30-8:30 and FREE Ice Cream provided by FreeIceCream.net.  Northside Festival show on Saturday, June 13th, which will be co-presented by Brooklyn Based!  from 2 to 7 p.m. at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Check out sets from”Mia Riddle”, “Geoff Ereth”,”Jacksonknife”, “Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory”, “The Dirty Banquet”, “Motel Motel” and “Henry Wolfe”.  “The Hold Steady”, “Bill Callahan”, “The Dodos”, and “Bishop Allen” are also on the bill.

GRIZZLY BEAR LIVE

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grizz-frontTwo live Grizzly Bear treats for you on this rainy afternoon.  First up, WXPN will broadcast Grizzly Bear’s World Cafe live session this Friday, June 12th. Philly, tune in, and the rest of you, stream it live! You can also find Grizzly Bear’s Live performance from LA radio KCRW on a limited edition 7″ vinyl now. I recently picked it up and highly recommend it. Two live reverb-drenched tracks: “While You Wait For The Others,” a track taken from their newest LP Veckatimest that actually debuted on KCRW and the flip features a nice version of “He Hit Me,” originally recorded for Friend.

SUNDAY “POOL PARTY” IS BACK

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What: Sunday “Pool Parties”

When: Sundays July 12-Aug 30

Where: The Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY

Damage: Free

McCarren Pool might be dead but JellyNYC, the first-rate folks responsible for the free Sunday “Pool Parties” have just pulled a bait and switch, moving the shows to the Williamsburg Waterfront. Starting July 12th, the shows will run for eight Sundays and the lineup includes: Girl Talk, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, No Age, Deerhunter and others.

While nothing is official, here is the tentative schedule:

July 12: Mission of Burma, Fucked Up & Ponytail

July 19: Magnolia Electric Co. ,Dirty Projectors

July 26: Health

Aug 02: Dan Deacon, No Age & Deerhunter

Aug 09: Simian Mobile Disco DJ set

Aug 16 : TBA

Aug 23: Girl Talk, Max Tundra and Wiz Khalifa

Aug 30: Beach House, Grizzly Bear

FORT TILDEN BEACH ACOUSTIC BBQ

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What: Unamplified Acoustic BBQ 2009

When: June 14, 2009: 12:00 PM

Where: Fort Tilden Beach, The Rockaways, NY

Damage: Free

An informal, quiet beach party with live bands in New York City? Its true.  Well, actually we are not entirely sure Fort Tilden Beach really exists…but urban legend attributes it to being the best hidden beach in NYC.  The Fort is a former US Army Installation that ended its service in 1974 as a Nike Missle site. From the pictures we have seen, its kind of  like the Darma Initiative in the Rockaways. While bikes might be your best option, you can train or ferry it part of the way, then hop a bus, then foot it.  Stilettos are a no no.  So if you are feeling a bit adventurous like Leo and can figure out how to get there, you are in for a real treat. A nice crop of diverse artists will be playing two or three songs w/ no amplification. Schedule (subject to change) below…

Golden Triangle (7:40pm), Aa (7:20pm), Talk Normal (7:10pm), Dinowalrus (7:00pm), Spectre Folk (6:50pm), The So So Glos (6:40pm), Shilpa Ray (6:30pm), Skeleton (6:20pm), TK Webb (6:10pm), Religious Knives (6:00pm), Necking (5:50pm), Ducktails (5:40pm), Phosphorescent (5:30pm), Pterodactyl (5:20pm), The Forms (5:10pm), Little Gold (5:00pm), White Diamonds (4:50pm), Taigaa! (4:40pm), Puttin’ on the Ritz (4:30pm), Knyfe Hytes (4:20pm), Samara Lubelski (4:10pm), The Ballet (4:00pm), Beach Fossils (3:50pm), Mika Miko (3:40pm), Emilyn Brodsky (3:30pm), Teengirl Fantasy (3:20pm), Christy & Emily (3:10pm), Fiasco (3:00pm), Strange Boys (2:50pm), Broccoli Destroyer (2:40pm), Ponytail (2:20pm), Katie Eastburn (2:10pm), The Coathangers (2:00pm), Metal Mountains (1:50pm), Real Estate (1:40pm), Liturgy (1:30pm), Artanker with Heavy Friends (1:20pm), Extra Life (1:10pm), X-Ray Eyeballs (1:00pm), The Homosexuals (12:50pm), Hot Pink Carpet (12:40pm), Javelin (12:30pm), The Eskalators (12:20pm), The Vultures (12:10pm), Air Waves (12:00pm)


SHARK WEEK IN BROOKLYN

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This weekend, Discosalt made two shark sightings on Bedford Ave in BK.  If you spotted them too, those lifeless black eyes , doll eyes…are some of LA based, La Brea Avenue street artist “Shark Toof’s”‘ handy work. Famous for his signature Shark wheat pastes around the LA /palm springs areas, Shark Toof has officially made his way to the Eastern Seaboard and has lots of people talking. With a gallery show in LA  and prints available at Gallery 1988: LA! the shark feeding frenzy is starting to swell.  Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women.


DISCOSALT ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAVID JACKOWSKI

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Dave Jackowski holds an MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, GSAPP and a bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University. After graduating, he spent a brief time working at Asymptote where he was highly involved in the design process of several projects- most notably the Al-Raha towers in Abu Dhabi. He then began work at Studio Daniel Libenskind. While working for Libenskind, David spent much of his time on the development of a competition/bid for the 300,000 sqm land extension to the principality of Monaco.

Davids approach towards design is combination of elegance and intensity. He has the fondness of mixing the soft curves of a woman with the brute presence of a panzer tank. He is eager to explore new ways of design and thought, through architecture, art and film and is a member of the Discosalt Artist Collective.

DISCOSALT ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: PAM GLEW

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Pam Glew is a contemporary British artist who uses a distinctive variety of media to produce modern paintings and is a member of the Discosalt Art Collective. Manipulating images of female icons in horror films in the current ‘Fear series’, she plays with our notion of paranoia, attraction and the American Dream. The portraits often portray vacuous beauty, within a compellingly seductive image. Her addiction to obscure horror films, dissecting images of women and her attraction to being scared has fuelled this extensive series of work. She frequently uses materials that have inherent history; vintage American flags, aged metal and antiqued books are used as a canvas and treated with ink, bleach, stitch, ammonia and spray-paint to achieve an aesthetic which pays homage to both street art and confessional art.

Fine art and street art enthusiasts have embraced Pam Glew’s work; she has exhibited in the UK and USA in over 50 national shows and regularly shows at Affordable Art Fair London. She works from her studio in Brighton, UK and her works feature in collections in Europe, USA, Canada and USSR.

SUNDAY BEST: MR. SCRUFF

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What: Mr. Scruff DJ set

Where: The BKLYN Yard outdoors by the Gowanus Canal: 400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn/ Rain location: The Bell House (around the corner)

When: Sunday May 31, 2009 3pm-9pm

Damage: $10 // $8 before 4pm with rsvp OR $8 in advance RSVP rsvp@sundaynestnyc.com

This week at SUNDAY BEST , the tea-obsessed, cartoon drawing DJ and producer from Manchester,MR. SCRUFF, is playing an extended three-hour set where you can expect to hear everything from funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, afrobeat, 70’s Funk to house in his musical melting pot. Often referred to as the Spike Jonze of the electronic muisc world, Mr. Scruff  is most known for his loose lined cartoon drawings which he calls “potato style” and which earned him the name Mr. Scruff for his Scruffy lines.

Scruff is doing a special contest for the gig, and the winner will get free entrance to the party, a copy of his new CD and a free huarache for lunch. If you’re interested, check HERE.

EAMON HARKIN and DOUG SINGERwill be laying it up for Scruff, and of course Margarita will be serving tacos and huaraches,while your friendly bartenders serve up sangria and cold beers. Get your party hats on.

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PATRICK WOLF: HARD TIMES

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Check out Patrick Wolf’s new video for “Hard Times” off his latest record “The Bachelor”. Wolf is a London based singer songwriter who is most notorious for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments. Bromantic Folk meets Techno pop. Wolf  said the video is a homage to Elvis Presley and Klaus Nomi and it was filmed entirely on Pier 52 in New York.  “Hard Times” is in the running for Discosalt’s recession anthem of the year.  Let us know what you think…

DISCOSALT ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: JASON WOODSIDE

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Step into Jason Woodside’s world where vampires invade Chinatown and booze rains from the sky. Fusing urban and natural influences, Jason’s creations come from a blend of modern, retro and beyond. His use of thick black lines, psychedelic colors and textures on bleached white canvas broadcasts directly to the mind’s eye. In these highly energetic paintings, Jason’s unusual characters, like the lethargic brothers Frank and Franc, possess uncanny personalities. Originally from Florida, Jason attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. By the age of 25, Jason has exhibited his works in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Sydney, drawing much acclaim from the underground art world.

Once commissioned by the legendary Absolut Vodka marketing master, Michel Roux, Jason designed and painted ads for the Absente Refined advertising campaign. This association as a showcase artist with Roux’s international campaign has undoubtedly acted as a catalyst to Jason’s career as it did for legends like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Romero Britto. Britto, a notable Brazilian pop artist, collaborated with Jason on many projects in his home base of Miami, including a soccer ball design for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Jason currently lives outside of Los Angeles pursuing a dual career in painting and fashion design. The fashion opportunities advanced as he began designing clothes for Milla Jovovich’s high-end women’s line, Jovovich-Hawk. Through this connection, Jason booked art exhibits at fashion shows and expos throughout Southern California, exposing his paintings to a new demographic. On a relentless pursuit to expand his artistic capabilities, Jason transforms his ideas and characters in each new piece, while maintaining his signature style. Jason has also dipped his paintbrush into the world of commercial art, designing logos and displaying large-scaled pieces in business settings.

Like what you see? Check out more of Jasons work on his webs or in the Discosalt Artist Section.

DARK TOONS AT ROOFTOP FILMS

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What: Dark Toons

Where: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)

When: 8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Javelin
9:00PM: Films
11:30PM – 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of Radeberger beer

Damage: $9 at the door or online at going.com

This Friday May 29, Rooftop Films features DARK TOONS” Animated short films that bring the still to life with an Open Bar After Party! The official breakdown of animated shorts hasnt been posted, but expect some seriously twisted cartoons to warp your mind and get under your skin.  Not quite as dark as the toons the bike shop owner in Different Strokes made Arnold and his friend watch but last years films featured a dead dog, a band of vengeful headless f#ck toys, and refigerator lights vs. magic broomsticks. Things got weird. In the odd chance the toons cant get you in a rummy mood, the opening band Javelin should scratch your itch.  I dont really even know how to describe them. They call their sound “tropical crunk” influenced by chaka demus,tom tom club,kraftwerk,dollar bin dance records,transcendent amateurs, providence, regional dance music, local partying, new edition, smokey robinson, junk shops, flea markets, endless loop tapes and… cousinship. mmmm k.

For more of the Rooftop films schedule click HERE

GREEN DAY: LIVE AT CENTRAL PARK SUMMER STAGE

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The strangely iconic Green Day has been one of the more important musical influences of mine growing up, from the first time I heard Dookie, investigating their back catalog, and later loving Insomniac (although the others not so much). Today, as part of Green Day’s insane publicity schedule, I managed to catch them performing on Good Morning America to kick off the Central Park Summer Stage series. I have to thank @PopTarts of Pop Tarts Suck Toasted for turning me attention to this show. Arriving at just before 6am to Rumsey Playfield at the corner of 69th & 5th, the line was already well over a block long.

By the time Green Day actually came on, it was around 7 o’clock and they “warmed up” with the new single,  Know Your enemy, as well as an “At the Library” interlude, “Desperate” which GJ performed solo, 21st Century Breakdown, American Idiot, a Surfin USA & Longview.  It was officially the longest and loudest sound check I’ve witnessed.

Following the sound check, the crowd began to get incredibly antsy as the band didn’t come on again until 8:30 and began with a Longview teaser by playing half the song before going into an interview.  The bulk of the performance came from American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, the two albums that I am least familiar with.  I recall in the days shortly after Dookie was released and brought to national attention, I instantly fell in love with them and the 2 albums of back catalog they had at the time seemed to speak to the young dreamer in me and listening to them now is reserved for the most nostalgic of days.

Although the park was madly packed, a circle pit ended up opening a lot of space for those of us so regularly determined to make it to the front of the stage only to get crushed.  While New York is the place to have many “firsts”, I can easily say this was my first morning-time mosh pit that I’ve been in before going to work.

Early in the set was one of my favorite Green Day songs, “She” which I recently.  Recently Pop Tarts Suck Toasted listed their 10 most influential songs which makes for an interesting read and you can see my choices (HERE)  The rest of the set consisted of the megahits for the casual fans like America Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, Jesus of Suburbia, St. Jimmi, Know Your Enemy, and a few others totaling I believe around 8 or 9.  Although the set consisted of the reinvention of the band, their energy remains an impressive constant and they’re such a part of who I am that I will likely always cherish any performance I have the opportunity to catch (although the High School gym in Indiana where BJ played a song while wearing the shirt I’d thrown on stage will forever be among the top concerts of my life).  As always, Green Day makes for a great crossover band as they’re so interactive with the audience, bringing Tolly, a little girl around 9 yrs old from New York on stage to dance along with them, as well as bringing Angie on stage who managed to sing the song just as well as Billie did.  All-around, the long wait was well worth the short but intense performance and were I not having to carry my laptop to work, I’d have spent the rest of the show in the pit rather than the few songs in which I did.  Ultimately though, catching this performance just makes me regret not catching the Webster Hall fan club performance (in which I learned after the event I had a pass to attend) where they played tons of old tracks.  More inspired than ever to grab the back catalog of albums recently reissued on vinyl!

Want some more pics and vids? Check out Backseatsandbar



BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL HITS NEW YORK CITY

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What: 2009 9th annual Bicycle Film Festival

When: June 17-21

Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York, Ny 10003

Discosalt effin hearts the Bicycle Film Festival. They have been doing the festival for the past 8 years and they are doing it and doing it and doing it well. We checked it out last year and it was more fun than Willy Wonka. The BFF hits 30 cities to celebrate the bicycle lifestyle through art, film and music, featuring all styles of bikes and biking from Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents . Past BFF’s have featured work from artists such as Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas,Blonde Redhead, Swoon and Michel Gondry. Its also where we first learned about “encyclopaedia”. Look it up. Sign up for the email list or just come out and enjoy. Need some new gear for the festival? have our friend fifocycle hook you up, just tell her we sent you.

CAKE SHOP: 4 YEARS, 4 SONGS, 4 EVA

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What: Cake Shop 4 year anniversary

Where: Cake Shop,  152 Ludlow St,  New York, NY 10002

When: Saturday May 16th

Damage: $4.00

This month Cake Shop celebrates its 4 year anniversary with a series of special concert series Saturdays. Kicking things off this Saturday (5/16) is an ADD-friendly marathon of 16 bands playing four songs each with different drink specials in between.  Its like a live ipod shuffle with a recession friendly cover  of only $4.00. Its going to be more fun than a clown on fire.  Come for Knight School, stay for Darlings, My Teenage Stride, The Beets, Boy Genius, Air Wave, and Moonmen on the Moon, Man. See ya there.

WIGHNOMY BROS & INNERVISIONS SECRET SHOW

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What: Wighnomy Brothers and Innervisions Live: A Critical Mass

Where: Secret Location must RSVP to wighnomyinner@gmail.com

When: May 22nd (10 PM-10AM)

Damage: $20.00

Wighnomy Brothers and Innervisions are teaming up for one amazing DJ party at a 5,000 sq ft. secret warehouse (TBD) in Brooklyn that has us six kinds of excited.  Real Quick, Wighnomy Brothers are two dudes that aren’t actually brothers but look like they’re brothers and they play music that is self described as “raving with reason”. Questions? Comments? Innervisions is a project of German electronic all-stars Henrik Schwartz, Dixon and Ame playing live as a 4 piece band and whose “live shows” are receiving all kinds of critical acclaim throughout Europe. This will be the first time US appearance for both acts and its one night only (electro…poof!) so not to be missed. PRE SALE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA RESIDENT ADVISOR. Buy 1 ticket, and your 1st drink is on the house!

Click here for tickets

THE KILLS: 2 NIGHTS IN NYC

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For anyone not at the Boulder Show at the Fox Theater on April 23rd, Alison Mosshart left the stage earlier than planned because her lungs closed and she suddenly couldn’t breathe.  No need for alarm, she claims to now be fine and the The Kills 22-date US tour continues in NYC with 2 shows:

Webster Hall on May 2nd and

Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 4th.

Tickets for both are on Am Ex sale.

Alison Mosshart is also now the lead singer of The Dead Weather , a super group side project featuring Jack White , Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs. Three tour dates have been announced.

June 11 at Coyote at City Block, Louisville, KY (pre-sale 04.29 @ 10am EST);

August 30 at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA and

October 2-4 at Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX

BLOCK PARTY + BIKES + BANDS + 40’S

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What: Green Bikes Birthday Block Party Sunday

Where: 3rd Ward (brooklyn art-space)

When: Sunday May 3, 2-8pm

Damage: Free + Colt 45

The Shake:  “But yo, they didn’t care, they turned it out…” 3rd Ward gets their birthday on Sunday with a free block party. You go girl. Live performances by local NY bands: The Wild Yaks, Aa, Pterodactyl, Afuche, Lam, and DJs Drew Heffron & Grizzly Spears & Clay Franklin. Sign up for a 3rd ward membership and get a free bike!…free + bike. bring a t-shit and get a live screen printing… maybe even while you are wearing it, BBQ pit-master Stephanie Sugawara rips some sh*t, Bike Compets and Skillz fer the kidz, Films from Empire, FREE WORKSHOPS: Bike Repair, Reclaimed Lumber, Furniture Design, Welding Basics, Experimental Video Presentation, Building Green, Jewelry Workshop: Flocking, Fabrication: Alginate Casting, Leather as an Art…and also Colt 45 “Works every time”

THE VIRGINS: FREE SHOW AT UNION SQUARE NYC

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The Virgins are playing a free show at The Virgin Megastore in Union Square, NYC, this Friday night February 13th at 7:00 pm!

AAKASH NIHALANI OPENING IN NEW YORK

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WHAT: Available Space: Aakash Nihalani Artwork Exhibit

WHEN : 5:00 PM February 7th, 2009

WHERE : 525-539 Atlantic Avenue, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Just one block from the Atlantic Center, around the corner from Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“Aakash Nihalani creates street artwork that “consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares.” He places these unplanned graphics throughout New York City to “highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself.” His installation “Available Space” is showing at 525 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.”

NO PANTS IN ’09

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Watch the video: No Pants Subway Ride – New York City (1/10/2009)

“On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 nearly 2,500 people took off their pants on subways in 22 cities around the world. In New York’s 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride we had over 1,200 participants, spread out over four subway lines.” (http://improveverywhere.com/2009/01/14/no-pants-2k9/)

LAST NEW YEARS EVE SHOW!: LEONARD STREET KNITTING FACTORY

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The Knitting Factory will soon be moving from its current Leonard Street location to the old Luna Lounge in Williamsburg and the venue will have its last Manhattan night show EVER on New Year’s Eve this year! Akron/Family curates the New Year’s Eve event! Featuring performances by Deerhoof, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Deer Tick, Megafaun, DJ Thanksgiving Brown, rumors of Crystal Stilts and tons more – a full-club farewell to the Leonard Street Knit! Tix went on sale last week and are $35.00. Awesome bands, drinks, Local Discosalt celebs, and making out when the ball drops. Already got mine tix, see you there.

Knitting Factory

74 Leonard St
New York, NY NY 10013
United States
Show on MapWeb: www.knittingfactory.com

http://ny.knittingfactory.com/show.php?event_id=118103

Tel: (212) 219-3032

JOY DIVISION DOCUMENTARY AT THE GRASSLANDS GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

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The GlassLands Gallery, a community arts space in Williamsburg Brooklyn,  that hosts live music, dance parties, special events, lectures and ongoing interactive art projects will be showing the Joy Division Documentary on Tuesday, December 30th. @ 9PM.

289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, USA 11211

http://www.myspace.com/theglasslands

DISCOSALT, NOW SMALLER

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Discosalt now offers Baby and Childrens size t-shirts for the little ones, really small adults and slim fitters. Just shoot us an email at info@discosalt.com and we can customize any size to order. Featured above is Annabel rocking a discosalt 100% organic green baby t-shirt. Kids love us.

All discosalt t-shirts are made by way of hand made silk screening and all silk screening is done by discosalt artists in the East Village of New York City. All t-shirts are printed on American Apparel’s softest smoothest best looking t-shirt available anywhere. 100% fine jersey cotton, combed for softness and comfort. Want to learn more about our shirts, just click on the MERCH section.

MORE MR. BRAINWASH

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More Brainwash along Houston Street…

want more?  Check out Mr. Brainwash’s webs.
>http://www.mrbrainwash.com/

I’D LIKE TO PROPOSE A TOAST

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These little smiling toast stencils keep appearing along the Bowery. I first saw one on Bleeker between Bowery and Lafayette and since last weekend, they seem to have multiplied. Why? What’s the significance? I don’t know! Any information will be forthcoming.

WHAT’S PAM GLEW BAKING?

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Smells good…

Pam Glew joins Stella Dore’s cosy stable of artists this month. No, not the cookies…thats Stella “Doro” silly. Even better than those swiss fudge treats, this is Dore…say it with me… Dor-E…and add the accent, make it sound French if you want.

Stella Dore are about to open their new super-cool permanent gallery space in Rivington Street, London and are celebrating the launch with a group show ‘Make Over’. They showcase artists like: Eine, Pure Evil, Cept, Modern Toss, Cat Johnson, Chu, Eelus, I-Lib, Shok 1, Kid Acne, Rugman, Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton and now Discosalts very own Pam Glew (www.pamglew.co.uk). Remember these…there will be a quiz later.

The show opens on Thursday 27th November 2008 with DJ’s, drinks, the whole shebang so keep this all important night free, it’s going kick off this year’s Christmas celebrations.

Stella Dore

47 Rivington Street, London (Old Street Tube, exit 3)

EC2A 3DQ

Thursday 27th Nov 6-9 pm

PLEASE EMAIL : stella@stelladore.com to attend the Private View & for buyers enquirie

SOME JOKES ARE SHORT AND ELEGANT, LIKE A MATHEMATICAL PROOF OR A MIDGET IN A BALLGOWN

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STAND UP: DEMETRI MARTIN

Monday, November 24th @ 11pm- $5

Make Reservations Now At UCBTheatre.com > > >

New York City’s hottest alternative stand-up comics come together for this weekly showcase. Hosted by Leo Allen. Featuring:Doug Benson, Sailorman and very special guest Demetri Martin performing a full hour of material!
Monday, December 1st @ 11pm- $5
Make Reservations Now At UCBTheatre.com > > >
Demetri Martin (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) comes to the UCB Theatre in NY for one night only to perform some stand-up comedy.


UCB Theatre | 307 W. 26th Street | NYC 10011 | 212-366-9176

AWARENESS, VIDEO AND MUSIC COLLIDE

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This here is 2fer. Two of the discosalts favorite webs unite at Santos Party House next Friday 10/24

UNCENSOREDINTERVIEW.COM is a really cool site that gives your favorite bands and artists an outlet to voice their opinion on a variety of random topics. You can check out some videos or keep a conversation going on their blog…or ours. We are always here for you too.

WITNESS uses video and online technologies to expose human rights violations. The videos on this site can empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

Come out, drag a toe for a few hours and show some support.

LOVE OF DIAGRAMS SEPTEMBER 13TH SHOW

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Love of Diagrams performing thier last show in Melbourne before recording in the US. September 13, 2008 @ The Tote (w. Panel of Judges, Zond and Lost Animal)

http://thetotehotel.com/

POSTER BOY AND NIHALANI BOX IT OUT

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NYC street artists Aakash Nihalani and the anonymous “Poster Boy ” have been late night collaborating on a series of subway graffiti projects that showcase their common love for absurdity. They are being torn down as fast as they go up, so if you spot one, snap a pic and send it to us: care of Discosalt.

ALL POINTS WEST FEST

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All Points West . A brand new, first time-ever, three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival set for August 8, 9, and 10 at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. 45 artists will appear on three stages throughout the 80-acre historic location with panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. The festival’s name is inspired by the area’s rich history, particularly Ellis Island and the NJ Central Railroad terminal located on the festival site, where many arriving immigrants boarded trains for ALL POINTS WEST.

Radiohead is confirmed to headline Friday and Saturday night. Jack Johnson headlines Sunday night. Both headliners will be performing their full sets for their only New York area appearances.

Lineup

Friday, August 8th

Saturday, August 9th

Sunday, August 10th

Blue Comet

Bullet

 Queen of the Valley

 

Blue Comet

Bullet

Queen of the Valley

 

Blue Comet

Bullet

Queens of the Valley

Tickets for ALL POINTS WEST are on sale now! Single day passes are $89 and three-day passes are $258.  Still on sale

NYC’S POSTER VANDAL HATES BEER, LOVES BBQ

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New York’s mysterious “Poster Boy” strikes again this week hitting the subways with more ironic film commentary and bizarre ad re-mixes.  His message:  anti-drugs, beer, NPR, image, mike myers movies, will smith, Iran, baseball players. Loves BBQ. Check out all his work on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/26296445@N05/sets/72157605066109339/

ONE OF THESE HONEYS BIGGIE GOT TO CREEPY WITH

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Biggie Smalls Rap Phenomenon_0

> Click Here to Play.

We came across this ACTUAL AUDIO CLIP [ back story here ] the other week at holytaco.com – (just do a search for “The Douchiest Phone Message In History”). We, of course, immediately began playing it over top of some Notorious B.I.G. loops. You have to hear it for yourself – and do yourself a favor and listen through to the end:

> Click Here to Play.

TAKKA TAKKA NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

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Takka Takka’s new record “Migration” is available 7/29/08.
Pre-order from Ernest Jenning Recording Co and Insound.

Takka Takka also announces 2008 Tour Dates:
07/03/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall w/ Mascott & Andrew Thompson
07/15/08 – New York, NY @ Pianos
07/22/08- New York, NY @ Pianos
07/24/08 – Chicago, IL @ Daytrotter Session
07/25/08 – Chicago, IL @ Shubas
07/26/08 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency – Madison
07/29/08 – New York, NY @ Pianos

For some more info and eye candy on the band, check out Takka Takka on the Discosalt “Artists” page.

SONIC YOUTH FREE 4TH OF JULY SHOW

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What: Sonic Youth

When: July 4, 2008, Gates open @ 2:00 pm, show starts @ 3:30pm

Where: Battery Park

Damage: Free

Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets are free and available on this website. If you have already reserved tickets, you will need to pick up your tickets at one of the specified Downtown locations and times BEFORE July 4th, so please be prepared to do so.

If you have not obtained tickets for this show, Discosalt suggests signing up for the R2RWire -in the off chance that additional tickets become available. Wire subscribers will be the first to know.

Phone: 212.835.2789

Website: www.RiverToRiverNYC.com

ENTER THE LUCKY DRAGONS…FREE @ WHIT

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Lucky Dragons are performing a free show tonight, Fri. May 23 @ Whitney Museum of American Art, Lower Gallery. Doors open at
6:15pm, show starts at 7pm. No reservations and the space is tight so claim a hair space early. The show is part of a series of free friday night concerts hosted by the Whitney Museum produced by Wordless Music and Whitney Live.

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. at 75th St.
New York, NY

Lucky Dragson @ SXSW 2008 (thepiratehat)

INDIE ROCK TRIVIA NIGHT

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Q:What two members of Superchunk are credited with founding Merge Records?
Q:What did Stephen Malkmus study in college?

Put your Indie Rock smarts to the test tonight

Indie Rock Trivia
Hosted by Zach Galifinakis
Featuring Les Savy Fav
8:00 May 21 @ Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

SHHH…MATES OF STATE SECRET SHOW

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Our mamas taught us not to keep secrets here at Discosalt…especially if that secret can help someone else.

We heard Mates of State is playing a secret show Wednesday night at an undisclosed location in New York City to celebrate their new record Re-Arrange Us, out today.

Sound Fix is giving away 25 tickets to the first 25 people to purchase the new album.
The secret location is printed on the ticket.

Sound Fix
110 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 388-8090

HOT CHIP TIX ON SALE

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Hot Chip @ Terminal 5 on 10/3 and 10/4
Ticket Presale starts May 20th

ANNIE HALL @ FILM FORUM

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“This guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, ‘Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.’ And, uh, the doctor says, ‘Well, why don’t you turn him in?’ The guy says, ‘ I would, but I need the eggs.’ Well, I guess that’s pretty much how I feel about relationships; y’know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and…but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us…need the eggs.”

ANNIE HALL @ Film Forum
Returning by Popular Demand!
Wednesday, May 21-Tuesday May 27 One Week Only
Showtimes: 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00

Film Forum
www.filmforum.org
209 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
212.727.8110

2 FER BOOK READING IN BROOKLYN WITH SLOANE CROSLEY

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Our friend Sloane will be reading from her book of essays, I WAS TOLD THERE’D BE CAKE, at Book Court with Keith Gessen who will be reading from his novel, ALL THE SAD YOUNG LITERARY MEN. Not simultaneously, but none the less entertaining. See you all there!
Wednesday, May 21st
7:00 PM
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.bookcourt.org/?p=161


MR. BROWNSTONE FIREWORKS AT BOWERY BALLROOM

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If you dont shut your mouth, you’re gonna feel the mutha efin’ guitar!
July 4th, Mr. Brownstone (G n’ R cover band) playing @ Bowery Ballroom.
Show should start around 7, they go on stage around 9.

WILCO IN BK. TIX ON SALE TODAY

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Wilco@ McCarren Pool in Brooklyn AUG-13. Tix are on sale today @ noon. Get it.

PAM GLEW SOLO SHOW

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What: I feel In Love with a Video Nasty: Pam Glew Solo Show

Where: Fairtrade Gallery

When: Friday May 2nd- May 25th Fri, Sat, Sun 11 am-6pm