Hi kids! So, incase you hadn't noticed the previous posts on here, I just want to point out that the great convergence of the New York City music blogosphere is going down on August 25th - do you have your tickets for After The Jump Fest yet? Personally, I am most psyched that we can now talk about one band that have been added to the line up, and that is exactly what I am going to do here:
At an old job of mine, my boss came up to me one day and asked me to find her some great klesmer music, but I had no idea at the time what to do with that request, especially in terms of the modern day indie music that I spent so much of my time listening to then. And then last year all of that changed, when I - almost on accident - stumbled upon Brooklyn's own klesmer sensations Golem.
Not to be confused with that not-so-precious creature from the fairly popular film about a ring and some elves, this Eastern European folk-punk band tore up the Heeb magazine party at SXSW, and despite finding myself at the tail end of an exhausting few days I couldn't HELP but want to jump up and dance around with their infectious music. If you've ever been at a concert and thought to yourself "wow this is great, but it would really be 10,000 times better if everyone formed a circle and did the hora"... then I SERIOUSLY encourage you to come and check out what Golem have going on.
Fellow After The Jump-er Jerry Yeti really likes them too, and he managed to throw in a whole "American Tail" analogy that you might also appreciate. He and I will surely have some beers and dance around (Yeti's might do that, I hear), though I never knew that Fival was so punk rock?
Anyways, here is a track from the band's excellently titled album Fresh Off The Boat.
Golem - Warsaw Is Khelm
Golem are playing on the Metromix.com stage at 4pm THIS SATURDAY at ATJF so please do not miss them!!! I will have an interview with the band up later this week (if my computer holds out on me and all else does not fail), and you can take a gander around all the After The Jump Fest blogs to see what other awesome music lies in store for you.
Finally, here is a lot of VERY important ATJF info - namely the line up and a run down of our fabulous sponsors, without whom this charity event would basically be impossible.
FREE Day Show Schedule
2:00 (MetroMix.com Main Stage) The Teenage Prayers
2:30 (Concert.tv Side Stage) Jukebox The Ghost
3:00 (MetroMix.com Main Stage) Locksley
3:30 (Concert.tv Side Stage) Bling Kong
4:00 (MetroMix.com Main Stage) Golem
4:30 (Concert.tv Side Stage) Goes Cube
5:00 (MetroMix.com Main Stage) Ra Ra Riot
5:30 (Concert.tv Side Stage) Apache Beat
6:00 (MetroMix.com Main Stage) Spectrum
MetroMix.com Night Stage
10:00 The Virgins
Midnight Free Blood
1:00 Riot In Belgium
Finger on the Pulse (DJ set)
David Bruno (DJ set)
Again, the day show is FREE. Purchase tickets to the night portion
of the event HERE.
Raffle/Prizes: (because you know you like to WIN AWESOME STUFF and GIVE MONEY TO GOOD CAUSES (yay)
Chris over at Music Snobbery is keeping a running tally of all the awesome prizes wehave to raffle off at After the Jump, including TWO passes to the CMJ Music Marathon worth nearly $500 each (thanks CMJ)! We also have a ton of CD prize packs, signed posters, t-shirts, and much more - so come and donate for your chance to win!
Interested in donating your time to this event? Go HERE
for more info.
Things in this world cost money. Even really awesome free/for
charity things. The companies below have helped out a great deal in
terms of making this whole After The Jump Fest possible. Thanks and
big ups to them.
- Cellfish Media
Cellfish Media creates digital content for mobile phones and is helping to revolutionize the blogging community.
MetroMix is your one-stop local entertainment guide on where to go and what to do, from the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in events, music, movies, and more.
CONCERT.TV is the first television channel dedicated to live music by offering both cutting edge shows and past favorites
- Indaba Music
- Indaba Music is an international community of musicians, music professionals, and fans exploring the creative possibilities of making music with people in different places.
Imeem is an online community where artists, fans & friends can promote their content, share their tastes, and discover new blogs, photos, music and video. Visit After the Jump on Imeem
CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through
interactive media, live events and print.
Xanga is a community of online diaries and journals
- Colt 45.
For over 4 decades, Colt 45 Premium Malt Liquor has been the "class of all malt liquor brands". With its smooth and distinct flavor and historic affiliation with Billy Dee Williams, it has become an urban American icon.
and FINALLY FINALLY MOST IMPORTANTLY, click here to read all about the great cause all of this is going towards. PLEASE purchase your tickets early and buy some raffle tickets and give something back to your community. nothing is more rock and roll than that.
this is possibly the longest blog post I've ever done. woo hoo