Posted by: Brian | September 22, 2009

Jay-Z- “Empire State Of Mind (Live)” w Alicia Keys

Not able to embed – tx mtv… but go watch this now:

Jay-Z- “Empire State Of Mind (Live)” w Alicia Keys

Posted by: Brian | September 10, 2009

The xx – Basic Space

Posted by: Brian | September 4, 2009

Health – Die Slow

Posted by: Brian | August 25, 2009

The Antlers – Two

Posted by: Brian | June 23, 2009

White Lies – Death (Crystal Castles Remix): Video

and here’s the original live on Jools Holland:

original original below the fold:

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Posted by: Brian | June 18, 2009

Rooftop Films – read: wish i was in NYC next week

I’m a big fan of The Antlers and today I got an email about a gig they’re doing next Friday and got super excited.  Both events look money: cool bands open for indie films on a rooftop – and then I saw it was up in NYC… ugh.

Its been a while since I was last up their and wish I could make it – and if you are please check it out for me.  Rooftop Films ( who’s hosting is a summer film festival and I’m sure they’ll have more coming up.  Anyway, here are the details:

Rooftop Films, Arthouse Films & BAMcinemaFEST present
The late civil rights attorney William Kunstler was one of the most famous and controversial lawyers of the 20th century. He represented civil rights and anti-war activists, as well as accused terrorists and murders. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and represented activists protesting the Vietnam war. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or Native Americans stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most unpopular members of society: people accused of rape, terrorism, organized crime and cop killing.
Venue: BAM GGMC Parking Lot (Outdoors across from BAM)
Address: Parking lot across from BAM @ Lafayette and Ashland (Ft. Greene, Brooklyn)
Directions: 2/3/4/5/B/Q to Atlantic Ave or D/M/N/R to Pacific St.
Rain: In the event of rain the show will be held Tuesday, June 30. Check or call 718-417-7362 on the day of the event if the weather seems questionable.
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by The Albertans
9:00PM: Film
11:00PM–12:30AM: After-party: Open Bar on-site, courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Tickets: $11 at the door or online:;Rooftop_Films_BAMcinemaFEST_Kunstler#
Presented in partnership with: BAMcinemaFEST. Cinereach, New York magazine, IndiePix, Shooting People, Council Member David Yassky & Automotive High School

On Friday, June 26, The Antlers will perform before the sneak preview of the film, Humpday, on the roof of New Design High School in the Lower East Side.
FRIDAY, June 26
Rooftop Films and Magnolia Pictures Present
When Andrew unexpectedly shows up on Ben’s doorstep late one night, the two old college friends immediately fall into their old dynamic of heterosexual one-upmanship. To save Ben from domestication, Andrew invites Ben to a party at a sex-positive commune. Everyone there plans on making erotic art films for the local amateur porn festival and Andrew wants in. They run out of booze and ideas, save for one: Andrew should have sex with Ben, on camera.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music The Antlers
9:00PM: Films
11:30PM – 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of Radeberger beer
Tickets: $9-$25:;Rooftop_Films_Humpday#
No refunds. In the event of rain, the show will be indoors at the same locations. Seating is first come, first served. Physical seats are limited. This means you may not get a chair. You are welcome to bring a blanket and sit picnic-style, but NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

Posted by: Brian | May 26, 2009


Posted by: Brian | May 11, 2009

LoveLikeFire – William (Music Video)

Posted by: Brian | April 15, 2009

M. Ward – Rave On (Featuring Zooey Deschanel)

Posted by: Brian | April 13, 2009

St Vincent – “Actor Out Of Work”

Posted by: Brian | April 9, 2009

The Thermals “Now We Can See”

Via the DPVA:

House Republicans rejected $125 million in federal stimulus money for expanded unemployment benefits, ensuring that Virginians’ tax money will go to other states instead of families here in the Commonwealth.

Shortly before the vote, Democratic Leader Ward Armstrong took to the floor to express how badly his district needed the support – last month, the unemployment rate in Martinsville hit 20.2 percent.

Posted by: Brian | April 8, 2009

House GOP Kills No-Excuse Absentee Voting (Video)

via DPVA:

“Following a motion from former Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jeff Frederick, Speaker Bill Howell rules a no-excuse absentee voting amendment from Gov. Tim Kaine not germane – thus avoiding a recorded vote and killing the measure.”

Posted by: Brian | April 8, 2009

“Harmless Lover’s Discourse” by Odawas

Now this is great – the Sun Gazette reports today that Mark Kelly (on twitter here), the Chairman of the Arlington GOP, was one of the 18 members of the 75 member GOP State Central Committee who thought it would be a great idea to keep Jeff Frederick as head of the VA GOP. From the Gazette:

“For me, it was a matter of examining the facts and evidence in a fair hearing,” Kelly said. “After dedicating countless hours in the last 30 days of listening to all points of view, reading all the evidence, as well as hearing all the facts and arguments presented at the [April 3] meeting, I did not believe the proponents met a sufficient standard to remove a duly elected chairman.”

I absolutely agree with Mark, and the Angry Potato, and – I even signed the petition. But unfortunately 57 other members disagreed, leaving the field open for some other great surprise alternatives.

But don’t worry – Frederick May run again next month! Thats right, last night’s Olberman’s Best/Worst Person in the World isn’t done yet…

Rachel Maddow also sums up the voting nicely:

Posted by: Brian | April 7, 2009

Metric – Gimme Sympathy

Posted by: Brian | April 1, 2009

The Presets at 9:30 Tonight!

Can’t wait – saw them last year at the 9:30 in September when they were touring with Cut Copy and they were amazing. I def enjoyed them live much more than Cut Copy and can’t wait for later tonight.  Also, the Rock & Roll Hotel is having an after party – here are the details:

UG presents with XLR8R, GARUTACHI & DURKL

the official PRESETS / GOLDEN FILTER after-party



And here’s a little video to help everyone get ready:

Posted by: Brian | March 30, 2009

Clinic in Mexico

Posted by: Brian | March 30, 2009

Jon Hopkins – Light Through The Veins

Posted by: Brian | March 25, 2009

Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer

Posted by: Brian | March 25, 2009

Joker’s Daughter – Worm’s Head

Posted by: Brian | March 25, 2009

King Creosote – Coast On By

Posted by: Brian | March 25, 2009

Lenka – The Show

Posted by: Brian | March 25, 2009

The Ropes – Be My Gun

Posted by: Brian | March 24, 2009

One Day As A Lion – Wild International

Posted by: Brian | March 19, 2009

Brian Moran – Hard Work, pt. 2

Posted by: Brian | March 18, 2009

Neko Case – Middle Cyclone EPK

Posted by: Brian | March 17, 2009

Voxtrot – Trepanation Party

check the link on the youtube page for a free download of the tune

Posted by: Brian | March 16, 2009

Brian Moran on Remote Area Medical Care

via @leftofthehill

Posted by: Brian | March 16, 2009

Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls

Posted by: Brian | March 10, 2009

Put on the Playlist: Handsome Furs – I’m Confused

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