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George Clinton On His Role in Flying Lotus’s Kuso: ‘I Thought I Was On Drugs Again’

Flying Lotus with mic, George Clinton in hat. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We warned you that Flying Lotus’s debut feature, Kuso, would be one of the grossest, weirdest movies in recent memory. Sure enough, after last night’s Rooftop Films screening an audience member had just one question for FlyLo.

Why?”

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Four Shows: Bounce Legend Bounds into Town and Free Sleep for Early Birds

(Flyer via House of Vans)

(Flyer via House of Vans)

Sleep, Battles
Thursday, June 23, 8 pm at House of Vans: FREE with RSVP
I always devote at least a few minutes of my bike ride home to a scene from Gummo– you know, the fantastically twisted Harmony Korine film starring that kid with the ears. I like to fan out my elbows, toss off my helmet, and fantasize that some people describe me, too, as “downright evil.” But that scene wouldn’t have been the same without the addition of “Dragonaut,” the stoner metal classic from Sleep‘s 1992 album, Holy Mountain.

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House of Vans + Rooftop Films Collab: Two Music Docs and ‘Creative Workshops’

(Flyer via House of Vans/ Rooftop Films)

(Flyer via House of Vans/ Rooftop Films)

The great giver of free things, House of Vans, has announced they’re teaming up with Rooftop Films (the latter just dropped their 20th-anniversary summer programming) for two undeniably sick events happening next week. The super group of summertime chill times are calling the almost back-to-back affairs “cinematic music events,” and for the low, low price of $0 you too can see two music-centric documentaries followed by performances from Danny Brown, The Casualties, and more. It’s all happening at House of Vans. Read on for more deets.

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Vans House Parties and Full Moon Festival Announce Lineups

Summer is really coming together, folks. Especially since two of the season’s highlights, for music lurvers, just announced their lineups.

7b2d41d4-6731-40cf-ad8b-f19cedae03a0Vans House Parties Summer Series
May 19 to July 6 at 25 Franklin St. in Greenpoint; free with www.houseofvans.com
This series has brought bands like the Melvins and Dinosaur, Jr. to a massive industrial space equipped with a skate ramp and state-of-the-art stage. This time around, acts will include ’90s NYC post-hardcore band Quicksand; local rockers Dive; Atlanta hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd; Helmet/Don Caballero offspring Battles; jazzy hip-hop reimaginers BadBadNotGood; and festival favorites Neon Indian. There will also be a ton of art from local artists, including a massive collage of punk flyers collected by Scott Ewalt, the DJ and artist who is Kenny Scharf’s collaborator in the Cosmic Cavern.

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Nas and Yeasayer Playing Free Show at House of Vans

VansHOV_BrooklynEvent_Poster_R1The free shows at House of Vans in Greenpoint have always been a Reason to Live in New York, but on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the shoe brand that counts Harmony Korine as a designer is spreading the love with a series of parties ’round the globe. Don’t worry, the Brooklyn installment, on March 16, promises to be one of the better ones. BK’s own Nas (last seen getting into bed with Sweet Chick) will headline above another Brooklyn heavy-hitter, art/psych-pop act Yeasayer. As if that’s not enough bang for your not-even-a-buck, Questlove will be on the decks.

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TV Party, Alright! Newness From Public Access TV, Television, Psychic TV, and TV On the Radio

People say we’re living in a golden era of television and that’s apparently true: not only is Television playing a rare (free!) gig at the House of Vans in October (if you failed to RSVP, they’re also doing a Boston date), but the band’s ex-guitarist, Richard Lloyd, is playing Bowery Electric later in the month.

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Vans House Party

Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

Set to play this summer are dance music acts Future IslandsChrome Sparks (both June 19), and Holy Ghost! (August 14), plus the wild men of Black Lips (July 3). And for all the punk/hardcore die-hards, there’s Bouncing Souls and Gorilla Biscuits on July 10. Don’t forget to RSVP for those shows. And make sure to get there early before the free beer runs out and dress accordingly (it gets hot in there).

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Vans House Party

Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

Set to play this summer are dance music acts Future IslandsChrome Sparks (both June 19), and Holy Ghost! (August 14), plus the wild men of Black Lips (July 3). And for all the punk/hardcore die-hards, there’s Bouncing Souls and Gorilla Biscuits on July 10. Don’t forget to RSVP for those shows. And make sure to get there early before the free beer runs out and dress accordingly (it gets hot in there).

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Vans House Party

Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

Set to play this summer are dance music acts Future IslandsChrome Sparks (both June 19), and Holy Ghost! (August 14), plus the wild men of Black Lips (July 3). And for all the punk/hardcore die-hards, there’s Bouncing Souls and Gorilla Biscuits on July 10. Don’t forget to RSVP for those shows. And make sure to get there early before the free beer runs out and dress accordingly (it gets hot in there).

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Vans House Party

Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

Set to play this summer are dance music acts Future IslandsChrome Sparks (both June 19), and Holy Ghost! (August 14), plus the wild men of Black Lips (July 3). And for all the punk/hardcore die-hards, there’s Bouncing Souls and Gorilla Biscuits on July 10. Don’t forget to RSVP for those shows. And make sure to get there early before the free beer runs out and dress accordingly (it gets hot in there).

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Vans House Party

Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

Set to play this summer are dance music acts Future IslandsChrome Sparks (both June 19), and Holy Ghost! (August 14), plus the wild men of Black Lips (July 3). And for all the punk/hardcore die-hards, there’s Bouncing Souls and Gorilla Biscuits on July 10. Don’t forget to RSVP for those shows. And make sure to get there early before the free beer runs out and dress accordingly (it gets hot in there).

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House of Vans Returns With Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco, STRFKR, Chrome Sparks, and More

unnamedHouse of Vans — yet another one of our favorite things about summer in NYC — just announced its initial lineup, and RSVPs for the opening show (which, for the first time, will be part of the Northside Festival) open today at noon.

This fourth installment of the series is similar to previous ones, right down to the skate bowl and beer garden: there’ll be two parties a month at the cavernous 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, starting with a June 12 show featuring soul crooner Charles Bradley (who just performed on Kimmel), slacker rocker Mac Demarco, and New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker. The second show, on June 19, features STRFKR, Poolside and Chrome Sparks. July and August shows will be announced at a later date.

You can RSVP for everything here.