1. Stream Gallery presents the grand opening of POWRPLNT this Friday May 30th.
 Powerplnt is ” a pop-up digital art collaboratory in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood that provides technical instruction and community access to computers and software. In the spirit of propagating contemporary digital art practices, Powrplnt invites local artists involved in new media and multimedia art to share their process with youth for free classes throughout the summer.”
Helping local kids learn bad ass shit…seems pretty fucking awesome. Stream Gallery is a super interesting spot to check out for happenings going on throughout the summer! So check it out! 
Here’s the FB event for the launch of POWERPLNT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/655749207812196/

    Stream Gallery presents the grand opening of POWRPLNT this Friday May 30th.

    Powerplnt is ” a pop-up digital art collaboratory in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood that provides technical instruction and community access to computers and software. In the spirit of propagating contemporary digital art practices, Powrplnt invites local artists involved in new media and multimedia art to share their process with youth for free classes throughout the summer.”

    Helping local kids learn bad ass shit…seems pretty fucking awesome. Stream Gallery is a super interesting spot to check out for happenings going on throughout the summer! So check it out!

    Here’s the FB event for the launch of POWERPLNT:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/655749207812196/

     
  2. That Happy Guy To The Right There…Yup…Thats Julian Fader. Lets make him that happy tomorrow for his B-Day Bash.
We have a bunch of live performances and DJs.
Including:

☯ ☯ Deanna Viva Garcia - So hot.
☯ ☯ Lovepig - So Sensual.
☯ ☯ PONY - So Innocent.
☯ ☯ The Due Diligence - So Fun.
☯ ☯ DJ EMO G - So Emotional the only real.
 
SO COME ON OVER TO THIS LOVELY DIY EVENT!

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS ON ADDRESS HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/613357628746949/

OR email - adamaslan1 @ yahoo.com

    That Happy Guy To The Right There…Yup…Thats Julian Fader. Lets make him that happy tomorrow for his B-Day Bash.

    We have a bunch of live performances and DJs.

    Including:

    ☯ ☯ Deanna Viva Garcia - So hot.
    ☯ ☯ Lovepig - So Sensual.
    ☯ ☯ PONY - So Innocent.
    ☯ ☯ The Due Diligence - So Fun.
    ☯ ☯ DJ EMO G - So Emotional the only real.
     
    SO COME ON OVER TO THIS LOVELY DIY EVENT!
    CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS ON ADDRESS HERE:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/613357628746949/

    OR email - adamaslan1 @ yahoo.com

     
  3. Zula is not just a well organized medley of trippy ass sounds, they also beam fun and an edginess that is clearly visible seeing them. In fact, this guy just saw them in both of his most sacred of neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain and E. Williamsburg. The show up in the tree and pond filled Boston neighborhood 
Jamaica Plain was at my friends house called the Supper Club. Good thing they had all those pipes to hang a microphone on..because they had only one probably barely functioning mic stand in the basement of the Supper Club. Not sure, never really tried to sing from a dangling mic, but my guess…it can’t be that easy. But if your a band like Zula that can blend their pleasant psych melodies within the inherent grunge of most  DIY house shows, you have a lot of fun and success making it fucking work anyway.
 
The next time I saw them was in the more structured confines of the Flat. This show really showcased their ability compose complex “psych pop” songs. Nothing against the term “psych pop”, but it is a bit of a cop out description of Zula. Their songs seem organized and don’t really contain the jammy indulgence I associate with twelve minute psych songs. Also, Zula deservers credit. I mean, its kinda hard to blend music with that “Hey Brah! Pass that joint! ” feeling in to organized pop melodies, but you can tell Zula has worked to hard to achieve this aural aesthetic.  
 
Gotta say I do feel a bit like Aladdin gettin real wavy on a magic carpet ride with Jasmine getting lost  as fuck in some desert while listening to their new album “This Hopeful.” A favorite of mine is “Poison”. I find super hiiigh aural pleasure from the electronic drumming, sick ass bass grooves, and general array of effects-ed out guitars, keys, and vocals. The vocal harmonies and weird sounds coming from god knows what instrument are really pleasing to the ear as well! Check out “This Hopeful”  on soundcloud now.
https://soundcloud.com/inflatedrecs/sets/zula-this-hopeful
 


 
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    Zula is not just a well organized medley of trippy ass sounds, they also beam fun and an edginess that is clearly visible seeing them. In fact, this guy just saw them in both of his most sacred of neighborhoods: Jamaica Plain and E. Williamsburg. The show up in the tree and pond filled Boston neighborhood 

    Jamaica Plain was at my friends house called the Supper Club. Good thing they had all those pipes to hang a microphone on..because they had only one probably barely functioning mic stand in the basement of the Supper Club. Not sure, never really tried to sing from a dangling mic, but my guess…it can’t be that easy. But if your a band like Zula that can blend their pleasant psych melodies within the inherent grunge of most  DIY house shows, you have a lot of fun and success making it fucking work anyway.
     
    The next time I saw them was in the more structured confines of the Flat. This show really showcased their ability compose complex “psych pop” songs. Nothing against the term “psych pop”, but it is a bit of a cop out description of Zula. Their songs seem organized and don’t really contain the jammy indulgence I associate with twelve minute psych songs. Also, Zula deservers credit. I mean, its kinda hard to blend music with that “Hey Brah! Pass that joint! ” feeling in to organized pop melodies, but you can tell Zula has worked to hard to achieve this aural aesthetic.  
     

    Gotta say I do feel a bit like Aladdin gettin real wavy on a magic carpet ride with Jasmine getting lost  as fuck in some desert while listening to their new album “This Hopeful.” A favorite of mine is “Poison”. I find super hiiigh aural pleasure from the electronic drumming, sick ass bass grooves, and general array of effects-ed out guitars, keys, and vocals. The vocal harmonies and weird sounds coming from god knows what instrument are really pleasing to the ear as well! Check out “This Hopeful”  on soundcloud now.

     
     
     
  4. Sharkmuffin: not just your typical in your face, dont give a fuck, but they really do give a fuck type band…They put a lot of work into their music and yet really dont give a fuck. Keeping in mind that most musician types dont give a fuck,its hard to really give that many kudos for not giving a fuck, but I gotta give some kudos to Sharkmuffin. 

They fucking rage. That was the first thing I noticed about them seeing them live. Tarra Thiesson can shred and really adds a bunch of that dark sludge guitar tone that all the kids love these days. When she is not shredding she can often be found on top of amps or writhing on the floor. Natalie Kirch and Sarah Peterson provide a really solid rhythm section that has the ability to blend both the pop and noise themes that are showcased on their song “Shit Talk” off their EP “She Gods of the Champagne Valley.” 


Speaking of shit talking…I just moved to Brooklyn in October 2012. Being but a mere cherub on the BK music scene, Im not trying to talk shit on any bands/ am not jaded about the music scene here in BK. With that said, I will take this time to delve into admitting that Ive heard some malicious gossip from other musicians in the past about Sharkmuffin. Well, I’d like go back to my original statement. They really don’t give a fuck. 

Sarah Peterson and Tarra Thiesson are both pretty tough looking and Natalie Kirch looks like Daenerys Targaryen, the fucking mother of Dragons. Bad idea to bad mouth these ladies. Anyways, they are also really nice. Getting back to my original statement, though they dont give a fuck about most shit, they do give a fuck about their music and it shows in their preparation for shows and their sick ass equipment. 


I invited them to play the first installment of a night I am organizing called Meditoga. Well, I was overly ambitious wanting to combine tacos, yoga, bands, djs, and other shit. Needless to say, I needed a lot of help. Luckily, Sharkmuffin had my back and brought a PA and a sweet fender guitar amp that was one of them fancy big fuckerz. Thought I had all the drum equipment we needed, but woops no floor tom. So there goes their drummer Sarah climbing up into our dangerous ass crawl space to see what would make do as a floor tom. When my mic got destroyed by some chaotic dancing, Tarra was there to supply us with her own mic.  


So like come on brooo…lets just like… fucking support each other… and take the shit talking down a notch. We’re all just a bunch of slackers in the eyes Donald Trump anyway, though Kim Jong Un would prolly want to hang out with us all if he had a chance, and Madonna might have birthed one of our children back in the day, and Frank Sinatra would think we all suck.
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    Sharkmuffin: not just your typical in your face, dont give a fuck, but they really do give a fuck type band…They put a lot of work into their music and yet really dont give a fuck. Keeping in mind that most musician types dont give a fuck,its hard to really give that many kudos for not giving a fuck, but I gotta give some kudos to Sharkmuffin. 



    They fucking rage. That was the first thing I noticed about them seeing them live. Tarra Thiesson can shred and really adds a bunch of that dark sludge guitar tone that all the kids love these days. When she is not shredding she can often be found on top of amps or writhing on the floor. Natalie Kirch and Sarah Peterson provide a really solid rhythm section that has the ability to blend both the pop and noise themes that are showcased on their song “Shit Talk” off their EP “She Gods of the Champagne Valley.” 


    Speaking of shit talking…I just moved to Brooklyn in October 2012. Being but a mere cherub on the BK music scene, Im not trying to talk shit on any bands/ am not jaded about the music scene here in BK. With that said, I will take this time to delve into admitting that Ive heard some malicious gossip from other musicians in the past about Sharkmuffin. Well, I’d like go back to my original statement. They really don’t give a fuck. 


    Sarah Peterson and Tarra Thiesson are both pretty tough looking and Natalie Kirch looks like Daenerys Targaryen, the fucking mother of Dragons. Bad idea to bad mouth these ladies. Anyways, they are also really nice. Getting back to my original statement, though they dont give a fuck about most shit, they do give a fuck about their music and it shows in their preparation for shows and their sick ass equipment. 


    I invited them to play the first installment of a night I am organizing called Meditoga. Well, I was overly ambitious wanting to combine tacos, yoga, bands, djs, and other shit. Needless to say, I needed a lot of help. Luckily, Sharkmuffin had my back and brought a PA and a sweet fender guitar amp that was one of them fancy big fuckerz. Thought I had all the drum equipment we needed, but woops no floor tom. So there goes their drummer Sarah climbing up into our dangerous ass crawl space to see what would make do as a floor tom. When my mic got destroyed by some chaotic dancing, Tarra was there to supply us with her own mic.  
    So like come on brooo…lets just like… fucking support each other… and take the shit talking down a notch. We’re all just a bunch of slackers in the eyes Donald Trump anyway, though Kim Jong Un would prolly want to hang out with us all if he had a chance, and Madonna might have birthed one of our children back in the day, and Frank Sinatra would think we all suck.
     
  5. Come to the Flat in East Williamsburg tonight for —> BLaCK Out

    iiits gonna be super tight there are a bunch of sweet DJs , Live Acts, and Visuals including the sultry techno of Volvox. She always spins music that makes me wanna dance but that has a polished I feel like I do worthwhile things with life sort of a vibe as opposed to the what am I doing listening to dubstep with all these scumbags and sorority girls vibe.  

    Its also free!

    Volvox is also going to be DJing the LEAD Festival in Brooklyn Aug 25-26 (Latin Electronic Alternative Dance Fest). Stay tuned for more deets on this Festival which is sure to sap all the remaining brain cells we alllll had left.

    Black Out Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/144671435729470/

    Volvox - https://soundcloud.com/volvox

    Lead Fest - http://www.leadfestnyc.com/

    The Flat is located at 308 Hooper St, Brooklyn, NY. From the outside it may not grab you, but the inside is decked out! Check it out!

     
  6. 17:54 11th Jun 2013

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from jordyndrums

    JAYBLAY captured forever in this new thing they call …Photographs!

    Its amayzing!

    jordyndrums:

    Jordyn Blakely of Butter the Children

    Posted by 
    June 10, 2013

    Jordyn Blakely drums for Brooklyn’s Butter the Children. She describes her drumming as fast, intense and sometimes busy and still feels like a kid. We like her already.

    How would you describe Butter the Children and your drumming style? 

    The groups I’ve played with in Brooklyn have all had fast, intense, and sometimes busy music, so my style has developed into a similar vibe; lots of quick fills, syncopation, heaviness, and hard-hitting. BTC is melodic, poppy, very loud and the songs are short and fast. But I listen to and play tons of different music besides rock, like avant garde jazz, hip hop, R&B and electronic, so my style reflects those too. I try to use the language from those genres and not separate them too much, but only if it fits for the song. My most difficult challenge is trying to avoid overplaying, or distracting from the core of the song by playing something too out there.

    What led you to playing music? 

    I played guitar a little bit because my stepdad played and he taught me a few things. When I got into Jimi Hendrix and heard Mitch Mitchell, I had never realized anyone could drum with such a mix of chaos and precision and it made me want to play. I begged for a drum set and finally got one for Christmas when I was fifteen. My stepdad passed away shortly after that, and it was rather sudden. Music was our biggest connection, and after that happened I played as much as possible because it was something to do to pass the time, it helped distract me, and it was something that felt right and put some meaning into a really difficult and confusing time.

    Where did you go to school for music? What was your experience like?

    I applied to Berklee College of Music, not expecting to get in. It felt like a series of transitions and growing pains. At first I was discouraged because I had only been playing for two years before entering,  and I worried I was in over my head or had been overly confident in choosing that road. The classes and environment were competitive and intense, but eventually I realized I could either give up or use the challenges as an opportunity to figure out if this was right for me, and I proved to myself that I really care about music. I also had several inspiring teachers and met such talented musicians that I identified with. I remember teachers asking me, “Why do you want to play? Why?” That really pushed me to improve and work on myself and think about my musical expression and technique.

    What do you look for in music collaborators, co-conspirators?

    I don’t feel like I look for anything specific, I just know when I find the right fit. I always see playing with someone new as an opportunity to communicate in a way I haven’t before, figure out their style and understand what they have to say.

    I’ve been lucky enough to meet local musicians whose work I’ve always loved (for example Ray Weiss of BTC, formerly the frontman of Le Rug, and Steve Hartlett of Ovlov). But I look for openness- somebody who doesn’t tell me what to play too specifically and lets me contribute my own ideas. I relate to those who are passionate and believe in what they are doing, but are self-critical enough that they don’t put their egos first and they want what’s best for the song and the listener’s experience.

    What about drumming interests you most?

    I like that it requires your whole body- when you get it right it just feels so good. When you’re in it and you’re putting forth every ounce of energy you can, you aren’t thinking about your problems or your doubts or anything else in the world and it’s a true escape. There’s nothing better than playing a song or a beat you totally love and knowing that it also sounds really good, and hopefully moved or inspired someone else. It’s also a place where I can go to let out lots of aggression or confusion, since it’s so physical and almost violent in a way.

    Any other cool projects you’re currently working on?

    I have a few bands that don’t play out as much- Scherzo with Rob Karpay (Life Size Maps), where he plays synth and I get to be a living drum machine. Heeney, which is a grunge band with Mark Fletcher (Shapes) and Max Kagan (Le Rug). My friends opened up a recording studio at Silent Barn, which I’ve been helping to build and promote. I’ve started to do show-booking, I want to try writing, and I’m trying to improve on bass and guitar. I just want to learn stuff. All kinds of stuff.

    Most memorable tour moment? Show?

    It’s hard to choose…the best shows are when lots of friends show up, the other bands rule and are friendly, and your band plays well. On tour it’s awesome when you meet locals in a new city who are welcoming and make the trip feel worthwhile.

    Most memorable show is when Life Size Maps played NRMAL Festival in Mexico. The audience was so excited because I guess in Mexico rock shows don’t happen all that often. Kids wanted pictures with us afterwards- I’m definitely not used to that.

    Most memorable tour moment is in Indiana, when me and Ezana Edwards (Night Manager) left the house where we were staying to get something to eat but got incredibly lost, for over an hour, in the middle of nowhere, Bloomington, Indiana. Our phones had run out of batteries and we thought we were going to die out there for sure.

    Favorite live video to share?

    I briefly subbed in Ava Luna while their drummer’s foot was broken. I love them and their music and it was fun learning their catalog- this is a video from a memorable night when we played with Krill, who also happen to be the friendliest guys ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ky4tq4TyjNo

    Last words?

    Thanks mom.

    Learn more about Jordyn’s projects at: jordyndrums.tumblr.com

    Photos and words by Julie Jamora for Tom Tom Magazine
    http://tomtommag.com/2013/06/jordyn-blakely-of-butter-the-children/

     
  7. 17:48 29th May 2013

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from bostonhassle

    Zebu! just played DBA!
bostonhassle:

GO TO: TONIGHT (5/10) FAT CREEPS, ZEBU!, GUILTY PARTY, ACLU BENEFIT @ JP-DRIVE-IN
If you’re jonesing for a Friday night fix of gnarly riffs come on out to JP and kick back with the Boston Hassle/ B.O.W. Shows crew TONIGHT for a raging night of SIQ and NASTY tunes! Garage-surf babes Fat Creeps are taking off on a mini-tour with Northampton surf-punk all-stars Zebu! in support of their recent split 12″ that dropped on Feeding Tube Records back in January. Joining them in celebration are proggy blues-rock rippers Guilty Party with some sultry Latin-tinged tunes and beloved antifolk hero ACLU Benefitwho will serenade you with heartfelt songs about beer, ex-lovers, and oh so much more! Blast off into the weekend with some sweet and sweaty rawk jams!
8pm All Ages $5-10 Sliding Scale Donation

    Zebu! just played DBA!

    bostonhassle:

    GO TO: TONIGHT (5/10) FAT CREEPS, ZEBU!, GUILTY PARTY, ACLU BENEFIT @ JP-DRIVE-IN

    If you’re jonesing for a Friday night fix of gnarly riffs come on out to JP and kick back with the Boston Hassle/ B.O.W. Shows crew TONIGHT for a raging night of SIQ and NASTY tunes! Garage-surf babes Fat Creeps are taking off on a mini-tour with Northampton surf-punk all-stars Zebu! in support of their recent split 12″ that dropped on Feeding Tube Records back in January. Joining them in celebration are proggy blues-rock rippers Guilty Party with some sultry Latin-tinged tunes and beloved antifolk hero ACLU Benefitwho will serenade you with heartfelt songs about beer, ex-lovers, and oh so much more! Blast off into the weekend with some sweet and sweaty rawk jams!

    8pm All Ages $5-10 Sliding Scale Donation

     
  8. 17:21

    Notes: 14

    Tags: bkmusicdiy

    Turnip King - Not Just Some Cool Ass Psych Punk band with catchy melodies, they also are super tight! Turnip King is trippy beyond belief in a world held in a vortex of music production focussed on short catchy poppy songs. A breath of fresh air to ears trying to freshen the sounds they take in, Turnip King features a rhythm and bass section that you can tell have practiced extensively together, sync well together, and seemingly write rhythm parts based off what one another is doing as opposed to what each one thinks cool sounds cool individually. Lead singer Lucia Arias vocals float through like Bob Ross paints fluttering eternally on the epic songs on “Moon Landing?” their latest EP released yesterday. (Epic as in the 5 songs average out to about 6:15 seconds a track!- Low - 4:45, High 8:28). Her guitar work also features super catchy riffs adding complex layers rarely seen in your average punk or garage rock act.
Check it out here:
www.turnipking.bandcamp.com/album/moon-landing

    Turnip King - Not Just Some Cool Ass Psych Punk band with catchy melodies, they also are super tight! Turnip King is trippy beyond belief in a world held in a vortex of music production focussed on short catchy poppy songs. A breath of fresh air to ears trying to freshen the sounds they take in, Turnip King features a rhythm and bass section that you can tell have practiced extensively together, sync well together, and seemingly write rhythm parts based off what one another is doing as opposed to what each one thinks cool sounds cool individually. Lead singer Lucia Arias vocals float through like Bob Ross paints fluttering eternally on the epic songs on “Moon Landing?” their latest EP released yesterday. (Epic as in the 5 songs average out to about 6:15 seconds a track!- Low - 4:45, High 8:28). Her guitar work also features super catchy riffs adding complex layers rarely seen in your average punk or garage rock act.

    Check it out here:

    www.turnipking.bandcamp.com/album/moon-landing

     
  9. 17:02

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from diybk

    @djNOdubstep for all IOA related Twitter Business such as event curtation, beats, DJing duhh!
diybk:

We are affiliated with IOA Collective PuppyKittenEvents!
www.facebook.com/theioa
They Book Shows!
We write about shows and bands!
We also do fun music related video stuff - music vids and interviews and such

    @djNOdubstep for all IOA related Twitter Business such as event curtation, beats, DJing duhh!

    diybk:

    We are affiliated with IOA Collective PuppyKittenEvents!

    www.facebook.com/theioa

    They Book Shows!

    We write about shows and bands!

    We also do fun music related video stuff - music vids and interviews and such

     
  10. 17:00

    Notes: 1

    Reblogged from diybk

    @chrisnorth JP and BK Top Level Shrimp!
diybk:

Chris North is not just a throwback styled musician that can make that what was once forgotten, now hip and provocative, he’s also a nice dude! Chris North’s music seems like its not from this era, but it is, which creates the paradigm of ghosts, voodoo, shadows, and darkness that follows an otherwise perfectly functional modern individual. Some of us seem like ghosts or that we’re minstrels of a brigade of the undead, but few really translate it into their music as well as Chris North. Fragile music with warm glowing reverb and musical accompaniment that voices itself sparingly but effectively are two defining characteristics of Chris North’s music these days. Buuut don’t believe me check it out for yourself! 
http://www.chris-north.com/ 

    @chrisnorth JP and BK Top Level Shrimp!

    diybk:

    Chris North is not just a throwback styled musician that can make that what was once forgotten, now hip and provocative, he’s also a nice dude! Chris North’s music seems like its not from this era, but it is, which creates the paradigm of ghosts, voodoo, shadows, and darkness that follows an otherwise perfectly functional modern individual. Some of us seem like ghosts or that we’re minstrels of a brigade of the undead, but few really translate it into their music as well as Chris North. Fragile music with warm glowing reverb and musical accompaniment that voices itself sparingly but effectively are two defining characteristics of Chris North’s music these days. Buuut don’t believe me check it out for yourself! 

    http://www.chris-north.com/