(photo courtesy of ... Kathryn Yu. Oh, you knew that!)
Hey, you probably heard this already, but the Shearwater show that was supposed to be at Castle Clinton tonight has been relocated due to inclement weather.
The official word is as follows:
Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight's Music at Castle Clinton show featuring Shearwater has been moved indoors to The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, Spruce Street entrance.So, see you there, then? Right.
The event will start at its regularly scheduled time of 7PM, but due to indoor capacity restrictions, tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first come-first served bases starting at 5PM at the Schimmel Theater Box Office. Doors open at 6PM.
We deeply regret that mother nature has forced us indoors, but we are thrilled to tell you that the show will go on!
As always, for a complete and last-minute updates on all things River to River, make sure you check out www.RiverToRiverNYC.com.
Speaking of upcoming gigs, we would be remiss if we didn't remind you about our dj appearance this Saturday @ Union Hall as part of Neon Lights' semi-Austintastic bill featuring Ola Podrida, Via Audio, Tacks, the Boy Disaster, and Botany Bay. There's advance tickets, even. And, uh, we got some new Japan and Sparks records just for the occasion (well, new to us anyway -- thanks, Cake Shop!). But requests have already been logged for "Lipgloss," so... it will be an interesting time, as always! (I designed that poster, btw. I'm so available for hire if you need a pretty event flyer!)
IN HIGH DEMAND TODAY:
Interpol -- Mammoth (Instrumental). Needless to say, this is for all my masher-uppers out there. Make us something beautiful? Dig the chiming Television-esque guitars (also: spot the Santana!) and the hot disco octaves (boing-boing-boing!) -- and just enjoy the depth of the mix. (Oh, and the bells!) See, we told you it sounded great... Oh, btw -- you didn't get this from us. Right? Right. (site)
Tomoyasu Hotei -- BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY (MTV Unplugged version). Better known as that freakin' kickass theme from Kill Bill. I love this track wholly and unapologetically -- Tomoyasu Hotei is a genius. I would like this to be playing as I walk to work everyday, dodging the dogs of Chelsea and the weird homeless dudes and the workmen precariously balanced on scaffoldings above me. It's a battle, I tell ya. (site)
Seelenluft -- Horse With No Name (DJ Hell Remix). This is a first -- an indirect request. I found this the other day and really dug it, and then on routine analysis of our Google stats, I discovered someone looking for it that ended up here. So, anonymous Googler, this one's for you. (I do my best to help you kids out, I do. Don't ever say I didn't do anything for you.) This is a nice rework of the America original into a chilly, pingy dancefloor anthem -- watch out for that breakdown with strings. Relatedly, I stand continually in awe of the current crop of Eurodancekids' obsession with the best and worst of American popular music. It's like, there's no prejudgment -- just a need for the following critera: big, earwormy hooks and ridiculous lyrics. BINGO -- "Horse With No Name." (site) (remixer)
Tilly and the Wall -- Sing Songs Along (Hot Chip Remix). Tilly and the Wall are awesome. Mock me if you must -- but the unmitigated joy pleases me to no end. And who better to give a squelchy, punchy remix treatment to this clackety hymn of joy -- 0ne of my faves from their 2005 winner Bottoms of Barrels? Hot Chip, of course. Oh, hey, can you wake me up when people stop knocking off Animal Collective and start ripping off Tilly and the Wall instead? OKTHX. (site) (remixer)
The Whip -- Dive Bomb (Crystal Castles Remix). In a perfect world, freestyle and hi-nrg and classic Moroder-y Italodisco NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER went out of style. And in this perfect world, tracks like this remix are SUPERHITS adored by everyone. (MySpace) (remixer)
The Black Ghosts -- Some Way Through This (Plastician & Skream Remix). I think this is one of the best tracks I've heard in months. No lie. I don't even know how to describe it -- goth R&B, maybe? Time to invent a new vernacular for hip-hop beats + heavy and dank blue-eyed soul. (MySpace) (remixer)