Sunday, April 22, 2007

NYC Popfest 2007

NYC Popfest 2007
NYC Popfest MySpace

All fest passes can be purchased by sending $60 via Pay Pal to

Opening night gala
98-104 Meserole Ave., @ EUROPA in Brooklyn

* BMX Bandits (Scotland)
* Pants Yell! (MA)
* Yellow Fever (TX)
* The Metric Mile (NYC)
* Lispector (France)
* Plus other surprise guests!

FRIDAY MAY 25, 2007
Kick off the weekend with Mitch Easter and a rooftop after-party!!!
168 Delancey Street, @ THE DELANCEY on the L.E.S.

* Baskervilles (NYC)
* Mitch Easter (NC)
* The Secret History (NYC)
* The Smittens (VT)
* Affair d'Coeur (NYC)
* The Reverse (NY)

FREE daytime all-ages show
Astroland Stage - Coney Island Boardwalk, @ ASTROLAND on Coney Island!!!!!

* Bunnygrunt (MO)
* Cars Can Be Blue (GA)
* Best Fwends (TX)
* The Gritty Midi Gang (NYC)
* and special surprise guests!


* Casiotone For the Painfully Alone (CHI)
* The Ballet (NYC)
* Ballboy (Scotland)
* Harvey Williams (UK)
* My Teenage Stride (NYC)
* The Besties (NYC)
* Brown Recluse Sings (PA)

SUNDAY MAY 27, 2007
361 Metropolitan Avenue, @ LUNA LOUNGE in Brooklyn

* Pipas (UK/NYC)
* Human Television (PA)
* Michael Leviton (NYC)
* Pelle Carlberg (Sweden)
* Dear Nora (CA)
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (NYC)

MONDAY May 28, 2007
Memorial Day BBQ & show
484 Union Avenue, @ UNION POOL in Brooklyn

* Allen Clapp & His Orchestra (CA)
* The Gazetteers (NY)
* The Lil Hospital (PA)
* Surefire Broadcast (PA)
* Titans of Filth (GA)
* and special surprise guests!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Icicles/Casper and the Cookes/Scary Monster
The Khyber, Philly, April 30 2007, be there!

I lucked out today and got the new Icicles cd at Repo Records on South Street in the discount section.

or as seen in the Motorola commercial

Then I found this great video of Jason Nesmith from Casper and the Cookies singing Don't Stop Believing karaoke with Of Montreal at the 40 Watt in Athens

And a shout out that the third band on the bill in Philly is Neal "the Snow Fairies have really broken up and this is proof" Ramirez's new band, Scary Monster.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sooooo funny things afoot at our little Pop Inn in Philly
I got Kev to enter the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Battle of the Bands contest
and The Lil Hosptial is a finalist!

So please vote for him (or if you like the other bands)|1

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spalding Gray and Calvin Johnson

It's the time of year when I spend too much time mourning those people I loved who are no longer with us, and thinking of sitting in the Washington Center and watching Spalding Gray perform around 1999/2000 is also making me sad. I'll have to listen to It's A Slippery Slope again soon. I think about all the uncertainties I had at that time, fuck Paxil, fuck unboyfriends, fuck was pretty much a time to listen to a wise old white guy with a New York attitude and NPR sensibilities and think maybe, maybe things would get better.

There is a new play based on his writings that has been going on in New York and getting good reviews

And it will be performed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia on April 20 with Calvin Johnson reading and performing an original song he wrote for Mr. Gray. Bravo.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Sandman and Calvin Johnson Shootout

WTF? WTF? WTF? (okay, that seems to be all Calvin will say too)

Anyway, my buddy Justin is putting a bunch of random videos up on YouTube for our amusement...thanks!