I’ve seen most the interviews with Grimes on youtube, but this one is still my favorite:p I’d so love to do a remix of Grimes or open for her one day. If she ever comes to your area, don’t miss her shows! They’re always uniquely fun, even if the zombified hipsters just stand there.
Braids “Glass Deers”(Teen Daze mix) Gooey hipstery instagram coloring deliciousness.
"Hipster shopping" with Dom and Adrian. So crazy I’m gonna be in Williamsburg Brooklyn and NYC in less than a week. If anyone seeing this is in New York, gimme some suggestions for cool stuff to check out! I’m also down for random misadventures and drinks.
"Time To Dance" by The Shoes. Donnie Darko going on a killing rampage of pretentious New York hipsters? This should be a video game:) Jake Gyllenhaal has really turned into a such a serious actor, hard to imagine he was once Bubble Boy
"Commotion" by The Hundred In The Hands. So hoping to get to see these guys with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Zola Jesus, Squarepusher, the Antlers, Health and others at this crazy avant garde multi media event coming to San Francisco soon. http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/
Hipsters and indie film fans will be rejoicing….Wes Andersen’s long awaited new film trailer debuts for “Moondrise Kingdom”…kind of reminds me of some of those more quiet Coen Bros films like “A Serious Man” or Todd Solondz.
"Balloons" by Foals. I often distinguish what kind of "indie" rock I like compared to what people normally think of. Yes I absolutely love MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, Vampire Weekend, etc. But these days, people’s idea of "indie rock" is bland snoozefest "alt folk" stuff and blandrock that seems to headline a lot of hipster music fests. I need tight hooks, jangly guitars, and overall CATCHYNESS. That’s why a lot of the "indie" stuff I usually go for is really eclectic synth heavy stuff, as I just can’t get into NPR alt folk rock. But then there is Foals, who are by far my absolute favorite of the modern ‘indie rock’ bands. I don’t know what it is about them, but virtually every song by them delights me to no end. "Olympic Airwaves", "Cassius", "Red Socks Pugie"…if I dj’s a hipster dance night I’d be spinning that stuff right along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and classic Blur.
(Clip from “Attack of the Beards”, the second Badical Power episode which will be up this Friday) It’s the event you’ve been waiting all year for! All your favorite “indie” bands(that you can’t go anywhere without hearing) and 80,000 thrift storian cool kids together in one event…it’s HIPSTERFEST 2011! Also check out the official Badical Power Facebook page!
Had an amazing time in San Francisco this past Saturday. Saw the new Tarsem Singh film “Immortals” in 3D. He’s the avant garde director who did The Cell(2000) and The Fall(2006), and I had always imagined what his sort of visually arresting palette would be like in 3D. Granted I am weary like most people on 3D, but sometimes it can be an amazing experience(like Tron Legacy or Pixar’s Up) But yeah, imagine some of the trippy ornate cryptic dream sequences in The Cell, with a golden look, and lot’s of head explodeyvisceral action…and of course the whole 300 thing, and that’s Immortals. Not the deepest film, but I enjoyed my $15.50 out of it.
Later that day got to see some of the bands I’ve been listening a lot too, an amazing show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Grimes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bWmLFaJA-Q opening up for Austra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJtMrhb558 and the other amazing opening act Sister Crayon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BklxcL7li_o Been big into all these guys this year along with Neon Indian, Purity Ring, Pogo, Eskmo, Silver Swans and so many other newerish eclectic indie electronic acts.
Still not sure about the whole hipster crowd…though the several years I’ve been going to “indie” shows and clubs, has given me great fodder for the second episode of Badical Power which will be up next week. Speaking of hipsters, I’ve been loving the heck out of the new CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls”, which takes place in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and makes fun of all the usual hipster tropes. With the amazing Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, CBS has definitely got it on.