(photos from Santacon 2008 in NYC)
Santacon 2008 was bigger, drunker, and more frat-feeling than past years (if that's possible). This Santa/photographer had a rather unpleasant experience when his visit to Grand Central ended in handcuffs and a holding cell. Guess some NYPD don't like to have their photo taken while corralling Santas.
There are a ton of good shows happening this week, three of which I will highly recommend:
Dark Dark Dark return to NYC
Tuesday, Dec. 16th at the Cake Shop in Manhattan with The Antlers and Kate Ferencz
Friday, Dec. 19th at Union Pool in Brooklyn with Callers and The Loom
The New Museum is proud to present a hyperactive and sweaty party for December's Get Weird, featuring Ninjasonik and Cerebral Ballzy.
Ninjasonik's relentless beats and unstoppable swagger bring together the propulsive chant of Baltimore Club with the anything-for-a-beat scavenging of their friends Spank Rock and Diplo. Caught between the gritty charisma of Ol' Dirty Bastard and the sharp-edged provocation of GG Allin, the group rhymes about party-lurking, resisting haters, and creeping on art school girls. The single "Tight Pants" is a raw-throated anthem that'll have even the meekest wallflower screaming out the hook.
Cerebral Ballzy are the newest and brightest crew in the rough-knuckled lineage of New York Hardcore. Built upon the unshakable pillars of skateboarding and one-dollar Coors, their "concrete jungle punk" draws on the speed-obsessed brutality of Suicidal Tendencies and Bad Brains, creating an inescapably energetic event with every live show.
Thursday, December 18th
SHOW STARTS AT 7:30
tickets are $10 for general admission $8 for members
New York, NY 10002
This Xmas song is a new this year, and pretty solid. Keep 'em comin' guys.
Also, I just finished my annual Xmas Mix. This year marks the fifth in a row. I'm surprised I can still find 24 holiday songs that don't suck, but thanks to tunes like the one below, it keeps happening. Follow the link to download the zip file, it even comes with custom cover art.
• The Hives & Cyndi Lauper - A Christmas Duel
• XMAS MIX '08 by Sucka Pants
A band's place in myspace.
Posted by Tod Seelie at 8:28 PM