Dinowalrus – The New York Rockmarket http://newyorkrockmarket.com Mon, 14 May 2012 22:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Recommended Saturday Show: Brain Cave Festival at Shea Stadium http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/04/09/recommended-saturday-show-brain-cave-festival-at-shea-stadium/ Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:51:29 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5402 braincave

It’s springtime!  Pretty much!  This means that for the next six months, we’ll want to sit around all afternoon drinking beers and listening to bands.  Right?  That’s what I want to do anyways, as soon as the weather is remotely warmish. Shea Stadium is kicking off the season of warm weather band fun with the Brain Cave (Brainwave?) fest this Saturday from 2PM-2AM.  The lineup is your standard Brooklyn cast of characters, with some of my favorite likes Mr. Dream, Dinowalrus, and Shark?.  More than that, I think it’s going to be a pretty cool place to hang out, whether for the afternoon or the evening or the entire day.

MP3: “Knuckle Sandwich” – Mr. Dream

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Recommended Saturday Show: Dinowalrus and Boogie Boarder at Party Expo http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2010/05/14/recommended-saturday-show-dinowalrus-and-boogie-boarder-at-party-expo/ Sat, 15 May 2010 04:23:08 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=3645

I”m not recommending this show so much for the bands.  I mean, Dinowalrus and Boogie Boarder are great.  I’m a big fan of Boogie Boarder’s art rock and I haven’t talked about them for awhile on here, so it’s all well and good that I’m writing about them now.  But I’m mostly recommending this show because of the venue.  It’s been around since January in Williamsburg, and I love the fact that its in an old party supplies store.  This Village Voice article (also where the above photo is from) explains more of the details.  It’s still a pretty new/fresh scene, and is worth going to now before it either gets shut down or becomes insanely popular.  A nice addition to the DIY venue scene.  There’s also a Fresh & Onlys show happening at Cake Shop, which is definitely worth checking out.  That is, of course, if you’re not lucky enough to have tickets to the National show at BAM.

MP3: “Pig Pile Part II” – Boogie Boarder

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Recommended Monday Show: The Morning Benders, Dinowalrus and Royal Chord at Cameo http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2010/03/07/recommended-monday-show-the-morning-benders-dinowalrus-and-royal-chord-at-cameo/ Sun, 07 Mar 2010 17:43:07 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=2888

I am recommending this show simply because the next time Morning Benders play, it’s going to be somewhere like Music Hall of Williamsburg or Bowery Ballroom.  Their song “Excuses” has been generating an incredible amount of buzz, and it’s one of those instances where the song is actually just quite good.  I haven’t seen Dinowalrus in about a year, but they were really fun, schizophrenic rock the last time I saw them.  And Royal Chord play floating indie synth rock, and hail from Australia.

MP3: “Excuses” – The Morning Benders

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CMJ: Recommended Saturday Shows http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2009/10/24/cmj-recommended-saturday-shows/ Sat, 24 Oct 2009 15:03:56 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=1959 pitchforkshowpaperflyer

I took last night off.  I fell asleep in front the newest It’s Always Sunny at 10, awoke two hours later to zombie-walk into my bed, and just woke up again a few minutes ago.  This CMJ business is a lot more tiring than I remember it being.  I hope everyone rested up for today, because it’s going to be great.  It’s your last chance to squeeze in all those bands you haven’t managed to see yet.  I will be running around like a chicken with its head cut off all day for sure.

I’m combining today’s posts into one, because so many of the shows start at 3ish and go all night.  There’s a lot I’d recommend checking out, so here goes.

First of all, stop reading this right now.  Get yourself ready for the day and head to Pianos immediately.  At 12:30 Beast is playing and they’re serving FREE Bloody Mary’s.  After that, stick around for awhile.  There’s free Miller beer all day plus an amazing line-up: Sharon Van Etten, Smith Westerns, Pete and the Pirates (these guys have been getting amazing buzz), Dent May, Surf City, Deastro, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and LA’s Local Natives.  You could be there all day!

You could, though, make your way to Williamsburg (where you’ll probably want to spend the evening) at 3pm for the Impose Magazine showcase at Don Pedro’s.  It’s the usual Famous Class Records crew that I mention often on here: Snakes Say Hiss, The Tony Castles, Boogie Boarder, Darlings, with the added benefit of JEFF: the Brotherhood (go see them, I love them!), Dinowalrus, and Future Islands.   You could also go to Brooklyn Bowl at Noon for a pretty good party including Harlem.  I won’t be attending because I’ve somehow caught all of the other bands already, but they’re good, too: Lovvers, Soft Black, Surfer Blood (fun, but overhyped), and Grooms.

Now, nighttime offers more difficult decisions.  If you want to stay in one place from 1pm to 4am, Market Hotel is THE place to be.  Weirdly enough, Pitchfork joined with Todd P to put on a Showpaper benefit (not free, a badge will not get you in).  Todd P has been very, very quiet during CMJ, especially considering his overwhelming presence at SXSW.  I assumed this was because he really dislikes the evil organization that is CMJ, but the Pitchfork/Todd P pairing seems weird to me for the same reasons.  Anyways, there’s a sick line-up: Surfer Blood (1pm), Small Black (4pm), Javelin (5pm), Smith Westerns (6pm), Real Estate (7pm), Delorean (8pm), Cymbals Eat Guitars (10pm), Special Guests (11pm) and then DJ sets from The xx, Neon Indian, Lemonade, and Moses Archuleta from Deerhunter.

Mercury Lounge has a good line-up tonight, especially if you’re into harder rock.  It starts off with Dum Dum Girls (whom I’ve never seen but would really like to) and then Dutchess and the Duke and Golden Triangle.  Then, things get thrashy with Pissed Jeans, Obits, and Male Bonding, all highly recommended.

There’s so much other great stuff going on.  Too much to process.  There’s a lot of really wonderful things happening in Williamsburg, and your best bet is to probably run around seeing who you want.  Look at Oh My Rockness for help.  But I would like to finally recommend that you check out Double Dagger at Death By Audio.  I saw them at Market Hotel once before and I love their music.  They remind me so much of a tougher Pavement.  They are also responsible for this amazing company.

Below is a song from Atlas Sound’s Rough Trade EP I picked up at the show on Wednesday.  I’ll be on Twitter all day.  Have a great day, and good luck.

MP3: “Nightwork” – Atlas Sound

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Photos: Real Estate and Dinowalrus at Dead Herring http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2009/03/09/photos-real-estate-and-dinowalrus-at-dead-herring/ http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2009/03/09/photos-real-estate-and-dinowalrus-at-dead-herring/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2009 16:48:11 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=620 p3076802
Dead Herring is a great place to see bands.  The cozy apartment is warm and welcoming with colorful streamers running across the ceiling and fresh-baked cookies coming out of the oven.  There’s even a perfect loft space to perch on, peering down on the bands from above.  Real Estate was the first band of the night; I’ve written before about how much I admire these guys.  Their live set was good- a lot of very exciting and different ideas in their music. While I still think they need more performance experience under their belts, if this band keeps going they have really good chances of doing very, very exciting things with their career.  Unfortunately, I ran out of batteries for my camera, so I only got pictures of Real Estate and Dinowalurs, but Bachelor of Arts, The Forms, and Boogie Boarder also played.

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