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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Twin Sister Plays Summerscreen Tonight, Will Debut New Music Video for "Bad Street"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:40 PM

It's one thing to be excited about much buzzed-about locals, the sweetly strange and chameleonic Twin Sister, playing McCarren Park at dusk tonight before Summerscreen presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's another to be excited about the prospect of the crowd busting out a spontaneous, Sixpoint-fueled soul train when Twin Sister debuts their new music video for "Bad Street," a single off their first full-length, entitled In Heaven, due in September. "Bad Street" is a definitive summer funk jam with clever indie sensibility rooted in frontwoman Andrea Estella's distinct vocals and solid harmonies. You can listen to the track (and download it) over at Stereogum to get yourself pumped for the exclusive screening. In the meantime, check out the video for "All Around and Away We Go," a single off of Twin Sister's last EP, Color Your Life (above).

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Remembering Northside: All Our Coverage, Photographic and Otherwise, in One Place

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:40 PM

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Hopefully those Turkey's Nest frozen margaritas didn't do too much damage to your memories of Northside's whirlwind four days of music, art, film and ideas showcases, but in case they did (or in case you missed out), check out the page we've compiled of Northside media. There are some awesome photos and video of the live shows, as well as intimate moments backstage with Northside acts (like Twin Sister showing us the ephemera she's glued to her fingernails), and we even have a slew of acoustic performances and interviews done in the backyard of Lucky Dog Bar. For your navigating convenience, you can even check out the offerings by subject (music, art, film, Williamsburg Walks, ideas) and then chronologically by day, if you're trying to fill in those brown-outs. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SummerScreen Band Spotlight: Yellow Dogs

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM

From the way they dress, you'd probably assume the Yellow Dogs were like any other young, handsomely disheveled Brooklyn indie rock band. You probably wouldn't guess that they spent years practicing in a clandestine basement to keep their music a secret from Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Nor would you assume that two of the band's four members had been arrested—for their hair. But the Yellow Dogs hail from Tehran, where their brand of Joy Division-influenced rock is illegal.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

This Wednesday: Wayne's World at SummerScreen

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM

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This Wednesday, come with us somewhere exotic. No, not Delaware! McCarren Park, uh-duh. Our annual free movie series SummerScreen presented as part of the EPIX Movie Free-For-All series continues this Wednesday with our beloved comedy about the ancient Native American town Milawaukeé, Wayne's World. Come sit with us, enjoy a snack from Pizza Moto, V-Spot, Bark Hot Dogs, or Coolhaus, drink a can of beer from Six Point, and grab a free bag of Pop Chips and stop by the Vitamin Water tent for a sample or five.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Photos: This Year's Summerscreen Kicks Off with Friday

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Summerscreen, the L's free outdoor summer film series in McCarren Park (thanks to sponsors EPIX, Verizon Fios and IFC), began this Wednesday with Friday. And you know this, maaan! But if you didn't, in fact, know this, here are some photos of the people who came to see Ice Cube and Chris Tucker smoke chronic; listen to Tecla play before the show, and eat pizza, hot dogs and beer from our local vendors.

Summerscreen continues for the next five Wednesdays: gates after work, movies at dusk.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ready To Get Knocked the F*@!k Out at SummerScreen? Watch the Trailer for Friday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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Our annual free movie series SummerScreen presented as part of the EPIX Movie Free-For-All series starts tonight, and we're kicking things off with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker's tale of true, brotherly love, Friday. Come sit with us, enjoy a snack from Pizza Moto, V-Spot, Bark Hot Dogs, and Coolhaus, drink a beer from Six Point, and grab a free bag of Pop Chips and stop by the Red Bull tent for a sample or five.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day! We're Stuck in the Office!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM

I don't post much anymore, but I feel it's very important that I wish all my fellow Canadians in New York City a very Happy Canada Day/NHL Free Agency Day. I hope you're not stuck in traffic, or the office, or in line at the beer store. Obviously, here's Joni Mitchell:

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Northside Photos: Williamsburg Walks

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:57 PM

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Photos by Cody Swanson

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Northside Photos: Rye Rye and Oh Land at Brooklyn Bowl

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 4:23 PM

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Photos by Nadia Chaudhury

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Northside Mobile Festival Guide Available via Livetapp

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM

With four days of music, film, art and ideas panels, as well as over 250 showcasing artists, there is a lot to see/hear/drink at this year's Northside Festival. That's why we're excited to announce that for the 2011 Northside Festival, our mobile partner Livetapp has created a special festival guide within the Livetapp app to help fans make the most of the exciting weekend.

Festival attendees can use the app to manage their festival experience, find out about special events, learn more about the participating artists, and check in at all Northside Festival events. Some festival sponsors, venues and artists are using the Livetapp app to offer exclusive promotions & rewards to festival attendees who use the app.

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Photos from our Final Audiophile at The Brooklyn Museum with Theophilus London and PHONY PPL

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Not since our last Audiophile have we experienced such great fashions, cocktails, and incredible music. The night began like it always does; free booze and the application of lots of neon lipstick, and continued with performances from PHONY PPL and Theophilus London. It was awesome, and the brave soul John Rogers took photos. Check 'em out, and be a fan of Audiophile on Facebook to get updates and more info.

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Photos from Our Art Focus Party at Bumble & Bumble

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Last week, the rain stopped, the temperature rose, and we all gathered on the rooftop terrace of Bumble & Bumble to celebrate up and coming artists from SculptureCenter. Blue Marble Ice Cream and Bite Size Kitchen provided the snacks, Chelsea Brewing provided the beer, and the people of Bumble & Bumble provided the much needed hair consultations. Check out the photos here.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Photos from our The Real L Word Season 2 Premier Party at The Knitting Factory

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 4:24 PM

The "L" in our publication name could stand for a lot of things; love, lust, loneliness, lomo tacos. But for one night, we rented out our letter to the ladies over at The Real L Word Season 2, and threw them a huge party to show them what our space in the alphabet is made of. CREEP and DJ Rehka were there, along with gallons and gallons of red wine. Also, everyone was beautiful. Don't believe us? Well, we'd never use our letter to be Liars.

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Check out Photos from Our Literary Upstart Finale at Galapagos

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Last week we celebrated the final round of our annual (drunk) fiction-reading series, Literary Upstart sponsored by New School and Harper Perennial. There, we heard stories, drank beers, and no one fell in the water of Galapagos Art Space (at least not during the readings). Check out photos below, and follow @thelmagazine for updates on when next year's deadline is.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Distro.fm Northside Badge Giveaway! (Also, Introducing Northside Radio!)

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM

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We can't really believe the Northside Festival is next week! Well, that's not true—it's kind of all we're thinking about here at The L Magazine. However, if next week's festival is news to you, you still have a chance to check out Northside thanks to our friends at Distro.fm.

If you go to their ^northside^ network, you can listen to over 100 songs from artists playing the festival. If you like what you hear (and we'd like to think that you would) then subscribe to the network, and "Like" Distro.fm on Facebook and you'll be entered into a contest for two badges to the Northside Festival!

So, pop in those headphones and enter to win. And hopefully we'll see you at the Festival!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Win A Free Bike From NYC Bikes at the Northside Festival

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Come by Pete’s Candy Store between 4PM and 7:30PM on Saturday June 18th during the Northside Festival and enter to win a free bike from NYC Bikes. Tickets will be distributed with beer purchase, and as a bonus to festival-goers, Northside badge-holders receive $1 off all drinks. Non badge-holders will be eligible for one ticket max, but badgeholders will get a ticket with every beer purchase. Tickets will be put into a raffle draw, and the winner rides off with a new NYCBikes bike! Winner must be present at the time of the drawing, which will be at 8PM sharp!!

NYCBikes is city bikers building custom bikes for city cyclists. In 2005, New York Magazine picked NYC Bikes as the Ultimate New York Bike, and they have been living up to the moniker since by offering durable, light weight, high quality, cost efficient bikes built to order.

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Exfm Northside Badge Giveaway!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM

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Announcing this opportunity makes us swivel in our chairs with fidgety excitement. So here it is: Enter exfm's contest to win badges, and get four days of FREE access to any and every event taking place at this year's Northside Festival. The Google Chrome music acquisition tool will be giving away three such badges (to one person) that guarantee access to more than 25 Brooklyn venues and performances from more than 250 bands, including Guided by Voices, Wavves, Beirut, Sharon Van Etten and more. Craziness, we know. There will also be art, ideas, panels, and—seriously, could this get any better?—badge-holders will receive an "Eat Free at the Flea" ticket, which means free noshing to the belly's content at The Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg Saturday and Sunday. All you need to do is reach out to us with some savvy social media skills in one of these three ways:

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Come see Theophilus London and Phony Ppl at the Final Audiophile at The Brooklyn Museum This Friday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM

This Friday, join us at the Brooklyn Museum for the final of our three-part concert series Audiophile. We're kicking things off at 7 pm with PHONY PPL, then our man Theophilus London will bring it home. Sound like a plan? K good, we need you there to drink, dance, and look at cool art with us!

And, if you're of age, we'll be serving up complimentary cocktails courtesy of Brooklyn Republic Vodka from 7 to 8 pm, making those 60 minutes truly the happiest hour on earth.

This event is free with museum admission. RSVP to audiophile@thelmagazine.com to get on the list!

Check out past photos and videos on our facebook page.

Have a drink, take a peek, and get ready for some amazing music. See you there!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

You Want To Be a Northside Volunteer? Yeah You Do.

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

The beautiful, carefree life of the Northside volunteer.
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The Northside Festival is less than a fortnight away, and boy are we excited? Yes, we are. And from the looks of ticket sales, you guys are too—early bird-badges are sold out, and advanced badges are going just as fast. But we wanna let you in on a little secret—you can hang out with us at the Northside Festival, with your very own badge, for freesies. Just become a volunteer! Each volunteer gets a free badge ($70 value) in exchange for three four-hour shifts of work throughout the four days of the festival. Volunteers will be needed June 15-19.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The L Mag hosts The Real L Word Season 2 Launch Party Tomorrow Night!

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM

What do L.A. lesbians and The L Mag have in common? Tomorrow night! In solidarity with the letter L, The L Mag, Showtime and The Human Rights Campaign are proud to host The Real L Word's Season 2 Launch Party at the Knitting Factory tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 from 8-11pm. The event will feature a preview of the show as well as free wine from San Dominica. Did we mention prizes?

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