Archive for March, 2011

The Cutest Killers in the Animal Kingdom, Courtesy of Ghost Pal

Stoats, also known as the short-tailed weasel, might just be the cutest little monsters on planet Earth. Freakishly agile, Stoats are known predators to a number of mammals, and, when threatened, they spray a putrid butt gland-juice, which probably helped land them on the 100 “World’s Worst Alien Invasive Species” list. Before they overpopulate the world and use your face as a chew toy,  check them out as the video backdrop for a jam by Brooklyn’s Ghost Pal. Try not to cry for old Thumper at the end, though. He totally had it coming.

And for more on Ghost Pal, hit up http://ghostpal.bandcamp.com/

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SXSW Party Patrol Comes Bearing Gifts

On the eve of what’s sure to be a kickass week filled with music and debauchery, Sundae Magazine presents a list of parties and after parties to check out during SXSW. We told you yesterday about the Brooklyn Vegan parties, and now that we’ve whet your whistle, we won’t leave you hanging. We implore you to use the buddy system, though: There’s a good chance you won’t be sleeping in your own hotel room for a while.

 

3/16  Terrorbird Media/Force Field PR

4th Annual Day Party

@ Red 7, Noon-6pm. FREE.

See Toro Y Moi, Screaming Females, Violens + more.

 

3/18 Sub Pop Official SXSW Showcase

@ Red 7, 8pm-until…

See Jaill, Dum Dum Girls,

Papercuts + more.

 

3/19  Polyvinyl Official SXSW Showcase

@ The Parish, 8pm-until…

21 +. Wristband Required. Some tickets available at door.

See STRFKR, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin,

Casiokids + more.

 

3/20 Panache Hangover Party

@ Beerland, 11:30am-8pm. FREE.

See Pujol, Dominque Young Unique, Wise Blood + more.

 

Oh, Hey — They’re Gonna Have Free Booze!

Alright, that was a cheap shot, but we had to get your attention. SXSW officially kicks off this week, and nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the buzz bands of tomorrow, today. And it won’t hurt to do it after you scored some free hooch, courtesy of a lengthy list of sponsors that we will spare you here (but keeping reading if you really wanna know). But perhaps the real allure is derived from the official SXSW parties, after parties, and AFTER AFTER parties, featuring your favorite bands, free swag, and/or public nudity (if you’re so lucky). This week we did all the legwork to find the best in festival day ragers (many of them free!), so all you gotta do is show and and try not to get arrested. Stay tuned all this week for updates!

Let’s kick it off with the Brooklyn Vegan & M for Montreal Party. Vegans, fake vegans, and carnivores will unite for an impressive music line-up and conscious eats. Oh, and free vodka.

Image courtesy Brooklyn Vegan

WHAT: Saturday, March 19: Brooklyn Vegan & M for Montreal Day Party

TIME: Noon-6 p.m.

$$: FREE

Swag: (Re-posted from BrooklynVegan.com)

BAND ROSTER:

STAGE 1 (SWAN DIVE)
12:00 PM New Moods
01:00 PM Oh Land
2:00 PM Austra
3:00 PM Little Scream
4:00 PM Owen Pallett
5:00 PM Braids

STAGE 2 (Barbarella main stage)
12:00 PM Baths
1:00 PM Misteur Valaire
2:00 PM !!!
3:00 PM Trail of Dead
4:00 PM Mount Kimbie
5:00 PM Daedelus
HOSTED BY: the cast of Workaholics
DJs: Ramesh (of Voxtrot) & 70’s Bush

STAGE 3 (Barbarella small stage)
12:00 PM Bass Drum of Death
12:45 PM Adventure
1:30 PM Versus
2:30 PM Malajube
3:15 PM Suuns
4:00 PM Weekend
5:00 PM PS I Love You

 

 

 

 

 

New Music: Dum Dum Girls

Image Courtesy Sub Pop Records

With their Wall of Sound richness and syrup-y sweet harmonies, we’ve been swooning over Dum Dum Girls since their 2010 debut, I Will Be. Today, prepare to be elevated to a higher sense of conciousness with their newest EP, He Gets Me High, out now on Sub Pop Records. Hear three new tracks plus a swirling rendition of the Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”. Check out Dum Dum Girls and all their splendor on tour this spring, and hear the titular single, “He Gets Me High”, below.

Track Listing for He Gets Me High EP:

1 Wrong Feels Right
2 He Gets Me High
3 Take Care of My Baby
4 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths cover)

Dum Dum Girls – “He Gets Me High”

Dum Dum Girls On Tour:

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    Club Metronome, Burlington VT
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
  • Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
    with 3/3 DJ set
  • Friday, March 4, 2011
    Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City NY
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011
    Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011
    Black Cat, Washington DC
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Local 506, Chapel Hill NC
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011
    Milestone Club, Charlotte NC
    18 & Up!
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011
    The Earl, Atlanta GA
  • Friday, March 11, 2011
    Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL
  • Saturday, March 12, 2011
    The Social, Orlando FL
  • Sunday, March 13, 2011
    Orpheum (FL), Tampa FL
    w/ Tennis & La Sera
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011
    Eastside Drive In , Austin TX
    #Offline Festival / Pitchfork
    Stage 2 @ 6PM