This Saturday and Sunday, NY EYE & EAR FEST III is coming to Brooklyn's Knitting factory. As you can read on the poster, the lineup is absolutely incredible. It's a good cross section of the NY bands I'd be posting about on here if I ever bothered to do music posts regularly. A great balance of vicious and cute. Plus, two days of art and awesome bands for $30 is actually really cheap, considering how much weekend shows usually cost. If you want a preview of what your ears are in for, there are mixes featuring the bands that are playing available for your free downloading pleasure (here) and (here). More music and anything else you could possibly want to know is probably on the event's site. Blank Dogs, Laurel Halo, White Ring, Love Like Deloreans, Xeno & Oaklander, Blondes, Living Days, Omega Jarden, Konnichiwa, and more! I'll be taking pictures, so come say hi! Oh, you don't know what Pendu Org's deal is?
CUE A LITTLE BACKGROUND (MUSIC)
Pendu Org is a precisely tuned multimedia enterprise, rumored to run on adrenaline produced during nightmares, absinthe, and the fur of cats. Unless you live in Rainbow Land, you may have noticed the darker aesthetic is really catching on with the kids. Pendu Org is the smart older brother of that movement. From Tuesday Night Disco, to their amazing online magazine, to their record label, you can always count on Pendu to be a bit dark, startlingly well thought out, and supremely awesome. I had the chance to interview Todd and DJ Harrison earlier this year. You can read that conversation and further explanations of how cool it is what they're doing (here). I am a fan. See you Saturday.
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