December 9, 2008

Download the Esau Mwamwaya/Radioclit mixtape The Very Best HERE. Just do it.

McCarren Park Pool

I wrote last week about the wonders of free outdoor live music hosted at Central Park Summerstage and the South Street Seaport. Well, the cool kids over at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg don’t offer their shows for free, but the music is live and outside. It seems there’s still have a festive little summer planned for us. Here are some highlights from the upcoming schedule:

6/6 M.I.A. w/ Holy Fuck

6/10 Death Cab for Cutie w/ Rogue Wave

6/20 Gogol Bordello

6/26 Devo (!) w/ Dan Deacon and Tom Tom Club (gimme some “Genius of Love”)

7/5 Armin van Buuren

7/17 DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist

7/25 Ween

8/7 The Black Keys w/ Tapes n’ Tapes

8/13 Wilco

Check the full schedule HERE.

Santogold @ Coachella

May 3, 2008

So much is being written about Santogold these days that I’ll spare you the commentary. All I have to say is that I’ve been listening to her eponymous debut, which came Tuesday on Downtown Records, on loop. The M.I.A. protege’s amalgam of punk, ska, rock and dub influences is catchy as hell.

Check out a performance of the shit-kicker “Creator” live from Coachella: