Friday, July 31, 2009

The Weekend: 7.31-8.2

Lots of music happening this weekend. With some museum parties and art fairs thrown in for good measure.

Friday, July 31

Music: Tonight's the first show in The Blackened Music Series at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene, featuring Pig Destroyer, Brutal Truth, and Repulsion. To celebrate the event, Decibel Magazine created a special mini-magazine just for this show, featuring interviews and background on all the bands. So prep before you get there. Tickets are $25. Show at 8 p.m. Located at 317 Clermont Ave at Lafayette Ave.

Trad: Jalopy in Carroll Gardens/Red Hook's where it's at for Irish music, as the new music series Irish Nights Live kicks off. On the stage are series founder Mike Considine, a London Irish bouzouki and strings player, as well as Ivan Goff on pipes, flute & whistle, Grainne Murphy on fiddle and Sarah Jessop on vocals. The show's at 9 p.m., with tickets $10. Jalopy is located at 315 Columbia St.

Dance party: Lose control at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, as MeanRed hosts "Lost Your S--t" (this is, first and foremost, a family publication), traditionally a loft party that's being taken outside to the courtyard. King Britt, JDH + Dave P (FIXED), Lost and Found, and DJ Smallchange will be bringing you wobbly dub, banger electro, vintage funk, sexy boom bap, and deep techno to make sure you get sweaty. From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. First 50 people are free with RSVP. Tickets are $7 for the next 100 with RSVP. $10 before midnight, and $15 after. Located at 232 Third Street.

Saturday, August 1

Film: At Celebrate Brooklyn!, alt-rockers Dean & Britta provide the soundtrack to Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. And, to kick it off, Crystal Stilts play a set as well. This one's not to be missed. Starts at 7:30 p.m at the Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th Street) at 7:30 p.m. Free with $3 suggested donation.

First Saturday: It's Bacchanal Time Again! at the Brooklyn Museum, with the public plaza outside the museum hosting steel pan music, stilt walkers, Carnival costumes and more, plus spoken word at the open mic, plus plenty of other events inside. Free admission to the museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway.

Fitness: Get in shape, and have fun, with Punk Rope, which blends creative calisthenics, group drills, relay races, rope jumping, and core training. They'll be hosting a free rope jumping clinic in McCarren Park in Greenpoint at 10 a.m., meeting at the Driggs Avenue side of the track. At 11 a.m., double dutch champs will be providing a tutorial for the instructors. Should be fun to watch.

Sunday, August 2

Fair: Littlefield in Gowanus hosts 7 Sundays, a full day of free events that integrate wellness, music, and food. Featured are indie-folk rocker Kat Devlin, an authentic Vietnamese BBQ and Tempeh Shop Brooklyn. Even better for you, its free. Doors at noon. Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw Street.

Pool Party: At last week's Pool Party, fans stormed the stage during the Black Lips set and headliner ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead got rained out. Here's hoping today's, with Dan Deacon, Deer Hunter, and No Age, gose better. Free, with gates at 2 p.m. At the East River State Park (North 8th and Kent streets).

DJ: After resting Saturday, Stick around in Gowanus this weekend and continue to dance your ass off at BKLYN Yard for Sunday Best, with DJ Maurice Fulton. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10, $8 before 4 p.m. with RSVP to

Music: Union Hall hosts Bunker Fest, an inaugural festival of local rock musicians who write, rehearse and record at the Park Slope-based basement studio. There will be a rare appearance by headline act, The Exotic Profiles, along with Hotbird 7, Chris Moore, Tom Gavin, Mike Goodman (Fiery Furnaces), Pete Galub, Greta Gertler and others. The event will kick off at 4 p.m., with music and food (byo meat for the grill) being served up until late in the evening. Tickets are $5. Union Hall is located at 702 Union Street.


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