He's Back!!!

I was wondering where Sufjan went...

He's playing two nights at the Bowery Ballroom (October 4th and 5th) and two nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 6th and 7th).

Tickets will go on sale sometime Saturday!


One of My Favorite Bands on the Hudson Next Week!

RiverRocks Presents
with Amazing BabyLocal favorite Yeasayer brings their self styled “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel" to Pier 54. Pulling from every spectrum of music and mashing, then re-mashing, Yeasayer have bent genres until they’ve become unrecognizable. The Brooklyn-based band manages to make experimentalism playful rather than pretentious by harnessing tricky world-music influences.

The Essentials:

When: Thursday, August 13, 6pm
Where: here
Bikeable?: Probably not from Brooklyn, but worth it to subway west and bike up there!


i really love beards (men, take note).

So I'm spending a rare weekend outside of the City for
(i.e. The Newport Folk Festival).

Sorry I won't be around to advise you on your social lives until I come back August 5th.
Until then, I leave you with a glimpse of the beautiful hairy men I will be experiencing at the festival. You'll stay busy gawking at them until my return.


1. Sam Beam

2. Scott Avett

3. Robin Pecknold

4. Josh Ritter

5. Pete Seeger

Laupalooza 2009!

Please join us in celebrating the
Bat Mitzvah of our dearest friend,
Lauren Rebecca Bellhouse

Wednesday, the 29th of July, 2009
8:00 pm
Fontana’s Bar
104 Eldridge Street, The Lower East Side, NYC

It’s LAUpalooza 2009
But get ready to boogie like its 1999

Coke & Pepsi, Electric Slide, and other classics will be
played throughout the evening.


I MUST get these tickets.

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis
My Morning Jacket's Jim James
and singer/songwriter M.Ward

November 6th at the United Palace (I love this venue...saw Sigur Ros here...it's beautiful!)

November 8th at the Beacon Theater

Tickets go on sale next Friday, July 31st.

Who's in?


Let's Bike to The Gate Tonight!

Did you know that July is officially "Good Beer Month"?!

Bikes + Beer = one of my favorite combinations (though helmet is REQUIRED!!)

One of the best Park Slope bars with a rad outdoor space, The Gate, is having it's annual WHITEOUT tonight...

The Gate is turning its taps over to the perfect summer time brew, wheat beer*, for what seems to be becoming its annual White Out.

I have to work at The Park Slope Food Coop until 8:45 tonight, but who's down to head over there afterwards?!

*Matt, I know you're allergic to wheat beer, but you always seem to drink it anyways despite the sneezing, so don't feel excluded from partaking in this.


Dumpster Pool?

Who's up for dumpster pool swimming in Gowanus this weekend?

Just one more reason why I love Park Slope.

My shift is tomorrow night at the Park Slope Food Coop. Probably one of the greatest things I've decided to do since moving to Brooklyn. I hope I have hot celebrities working next to me as I stock the shelves...


Ok, so this post isn't about an event I want you to come to. But I'm too excited not to blog about it.

My wonderful roommate and I were at The Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO yesterday, and made one awesome purchase...


Thanks to the Brooklyn Brew Shop, Ally and I will introduce our homemade Grapefruit Honey Ale in approximately 4 weeks.



You better believe we'll have a tasting party in the near future!



I just won two tix to go see
the first NYC screening of Paper Heart @ BAM tonight!
I can't tell you how much I love free shit.
(especially when Michael Cera is involved)

Wondering how to win free tix to events?

Sign up for the JellyNYC mailing list and then keep your eyes open for emails during the day.
You gotta be quick like me, but it could happen to you too!

This one is for Nat.

Opening in the next two months: The Black Horse Pub, 568 5th Avenue, South Slope

In his 13 years in the Park Slope area, Brian McNally had never found a local bar that was entirely to his liking. So when the right space opened up, McNally, a Brit, went and built exactly the kind of bar he felt the neighborhood was missing: a contemporary British pub.

Nat Osborn, take note:

Bar extras: Come next summer, it’s all soccer, all the time, as the pub will serve as an official bar of the 2010 World Cup. Fans won’t have to wait that long to catch a game, though: On weekends, the bar will open early to show football matches, offering patrons full English breakfasts — eggs, beans, toast, sausage, and grilled tomatoes — while they watch.

Thanks for coming!

Props to the M.Block Blog for initiating a wicked successful first gathering...
How awesome was the Philharmonic in Prospect Park last night?!
Thanks to all the Manhattanites for venturing so far off the F train!

Do I Lose All Indie Cred Because I'm Excited About This?

"It's been ten years since we released Lost & Gone Forever, the album that put us on peoples' radars, helped us graduate from our van to a bus, and taught me to fill my finger cuts with krazy glue.
To celebrate, we're turning the clock back to 1999 and announcing the Lost & Gone Forever Ten Year Anniversary Tour -- 9 very special evenings with Guster. No opener. Two sets, one of which will be the album in its entirety. Yes, even Two Points for Honesty and Rainy Day. I haven't decided if we should play the album in order or in shuffle mode. Any thoughts?"

The final date on that tour will be a show at NYC's Beacon Theatre on Friday, November 27th.

Shut up. You loved them at 15 too.


My Body Cannot Do That.

I'm going to see Pilobolus Dance Theater on Monday @ The Joyce Theater!

I'm in awe just from seeing the pictures on their website, so can't wait to experience them live.

What is Pilobolus?

Pilobolus began, in 1971, as an outsider dance company, and quickly became renowned the world over for its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration. Nearly 40 years later, it has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century.

Reviews to follow...