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SPICY TIMES at Union Hall this Saturday!

It's that time again, when the fantastic Jinners and I bring spicy goodness to Union Hall for a night of awesome bands and all kinds of fun! This time around we have an amazing line up of up and coming bands that you should def check out...


This is the kind of new wavey indie music that I personally go ga-ga for. So if you generally like what I like, you are totally going to love Jaguar Club. Also Jaguars are totally sexy as fuck, so that doesn't hurt either.

"The Jaguar Club is a Brooklyn band we're pretty excited about. They've got all the right 80's influences, and they put 'em all together in a way that's sparse and upbeat like Felt. The band not the material." -- The L Magazine

Jaguar Club - The Sirens

Jaguar Club - Who Says We're The Last


Spanish Prisoners are a band that I'm a horrible person for not writing about sooner. One of their songs, Los Angeles Guitar Dream, is pretty trippy with it's hazy grooves and I'm VERY excited to check them out live tomorrow night.

"Leo Maymind is at his finest when he’s sorrowful, but still feigning optimism as his musical alter ego Spanish Prisoners. The repetition of life delivers a strangling or two every once in a while, just turning whomever’s closest purple and red from the disconnection of air, but Maymind tries to find the little glimpses to be excited about in the mix of all the unpleasantries, when the backs are against the wall and everything’s shown in the pall of overcast skies." -- Daytrotter

Spanish Prisoners - Los Angeles Guitar Dream


We could not have been more thrilled to add brand-spankin new band ECHOecho to the bill as a last minute replacement, and I think this Brooklyn rock and roll quintet may be everyones favorite new local gem soon enough. I love Sean and Mary's charming dual vocals on their debut single, Cool Spring Day - and apparently these two were only born four minutes apart from each other so perhaps that explains why they seem so totally in sync.

ECHOecho - Cool Spring Day

And now all the important show deets for you:

Saturday, May 23rd
Union Hall
Park Slope, Brooklyn
$8 cover - 8pm door
Sponsored by Filter Magazine

Have a lovely (and hopefully spicy) weekend!

posted by n. @ 5/22/2009


PRETTY & NICE - UNION HALL TOMORROW! w/The Dig & Middle Distance Runner


So my friend Pat from Pop Tarts Suck Toasted and I recently got word from the lovely lads in Pretty & Nice that they were going to be rolling through Brooklyn on their latest tour jaunt and jumped at the chance to present this way SUPER AWESOME bill for them tomorrow night (Thursday 5/14 at Union Hall).

They are playing with Middle Distance Runner, who I saw recently play to a packed room of stoked label peeps and blogger friends at the Annex, and up and comers the Dig who totally impressed me when they opened for Mystery Jets at Bowery.

The show is at UNION HALL, doors are at 9:30 and you can buy tickets here! total win.

And now some sample tunes!!

Middle Distance Runner Naturally

Pretty & Nice - Grab Your Nets

The Dig - Penetentiary

posted by n. @ 5/13/2009



I'm so happy that Datarock are back with new music, since I have a special place in my heart for their geek-tastic dance tunes. This time around the band certainly doesn't disappoint - as you will see with track "The Blog." Anyone who rhymes "information highway" with "to the break of day" is pretty awesome in my book

Datarock - The Blog

Datarock - True Stories

Their second album, "Red" is out this month.

posted by n. @ 5/08/2009


WHEN I STEP IN THE CLUB - Events Round-Up!

These are my favorite kind of blog entries, because even though I just write a little music blog here, sometimes I get invited to some crazy events and parties. These usually involve giving my liver a good beating, finger food goodness, live tweeting and general geek-ery, gabe saporta (sometimes), go go dancers, good djs, horrid djs, etc. etc. So here is a little event round-up, so I can give out some love to the people who are kind enough to invite me to these soirees.


First up we have last week's Food 2 event, at the Food Network Test Kitchen (a place I have often dreamt of). Food 2 is the kind of a food site that a shitty cook like myself can totally embrace because they make food FUN. I mean seriously, if you go to their page right now there's something about a BURGER TACO (want!) - this is not cooking Martha Stewart style... well unless Martha did a bunch of tequila shots, smoked a doobie and desperately needed something to snack on while playing World of Warcraft... but even then she'd probably make some kind of crepe with fresh creme or whip up a lobster thermidor in lieu of burger taco.

Anyways, the event featured fun comfort foods, my favorite of which was a VERY tasty grilled cheese sammich - simple enough that I could make it but way more delicious than my standard kraft singles fare. They also had some whoa yummy sliders (which, you may recall, are my main criteria for knowing that you are at an AWESOME party).

We finished up with some nom-tastic Whoopie Pies and egg cremes which I devoured while oogling Top Chef hottie Spike, before I had to head off for a DJ gig.

Then last night, on an entirely different spectrum, I went to a launch party for Hennessy Black Label. The night started with a cocktail reception where I slowly sipped something called a Hennessy Black Spice, which the cute server explained to me was a mix of Henny, ginger and APPLE JUICE. What is spicy about that I am not entirely sure, but it was actually tasty and helped ease me into drinking Henny since it's a bit stronger than what I usually imbibe. Everyone was dressed to the nines, including miss Kim Kardashian, the armenian sister of Jen Music Slut. Eventually they opened some giant doors and everyone stampeded down a dark hall way to the star wars theme music (seriously) where we were greeted by MORE bars, MORE Henny cocktails and shots, and a live dance performance from the JabbaWockeeZ (who, I was told excitedly by a friend, were on that show “America’s Best Dance Crew”).

Finally, Swizz Beatz came out and performed his ode to all things Hennessy and clubbing, "When I Step In The Club." It went something like this:

Fast forward to this morning, when I awoke to find a fedora and a bottle of Hennessy Black Label in my purse. Has this vodka drinker been converted? Hmm...

posted by n. @ 5/06/2009

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