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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Home Brew 1: Maple Honey Porter

Thanks to Brooklyn Brew Shop, I attempted my first batch of home brew a few weeks ago. The beer will be ready later this week, so I can’t say that I didn’t completely fuck it up, but it was fun nonetheless. The folks over at BBS sell their wares at the Brooklyn Flea, and answer any email questions you may have while you are brewing quite promptly! I’m almost ready to start my next batch, an Irish red ale. Here are some pics from the first, though.

Siphoning the beer into a pot.

Siphoning is hard. And messy.

Final step: bottling. Now, we wait.

Tour Dates: Basement Jaxx

The anticipation for Basement Jaxx’s new album, Scars (due out this October), is building up like layers of sultry summer sweat. Yeah, it’s hot in New York right now. It will most certainly be much cooler when the Jaxx embark upon a short North American tour this fall. The dates:

10.30.09 – San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace (Live 105 event)
10.31.09 – Los Angeles, CA – HARD Haunted Mansion party
11.03.09 – Toronto, ON – Century Room
11.06.09 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11.7.09 – New York, NY – Santos Party House


Tour Dates: Sunset Rubdown

Riding the well-deserved accolades of their recent album, Dragonslayer, Sunset Rubdown will be touring much of Europe and some of the U.S. this fall. The dates:

9/02/09 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
9/03/09 Malmo, Sweden – Debaser
9/04/09 Goteborg, Sweden – Parken
9/05/09 Stockholm, Sweden – Strand
9/06/09 Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
9/07/09 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
9/08/09 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
9/10/09 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
9/11/09 Belfast, UK – Spring and Airbrake
9/12/09 Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
9/13/09 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/14/09 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
9/15/09 London, UK – Garage
9/16/09 Cardiff, UK – The Glode
9/18/09 Leffinge, Belgium – Leffingeleuren
9/19/09 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
9/20/09 Berlin, Germany – Magnet Club
9/21/09 Leipzig, Germany – Ut Connewitz
9/22/09 Munchen, Germany – 59:1
9/23/09 Vienna, Austria – B72
9/24/09 Zagreb, Croatia – KSET
9/25/09 Ljublijana, Slovenia – Menza Pri Koritu
9/26/09 Pisa, Italy – Caracol
9/27/09 Carpi, Italy – Mattatoio
9/30/09 Lille, France – L’Aeronef
10/01/09 Paris, France – Point FMR

10/16/09 New York, NY – Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
10/17/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
10/18/09 Columbus, OH – The Summit
10/19/09 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
10/20/09 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/21/09 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub
10/22/09 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/24/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/26/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/27/09 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour

Pickles: British Pub Eggs

I love pickled eggs. I was trying to decide if I should do some beet-infused eggs this time around, but then I came across a recipe for British pub eggs, using malt vinegar. These should be sweet and spicy, thanks to the addition of jalapeno, allspice, and cinnamon. I’ll know for sure in two weeks.

Vinegar and spices simmering.

eggs n beer
Hard-boiled eggs and beer.

adding vinegar
Adding the vinegar.

pickled eggs


RIP Baatin

Slum Village member Baatin was found dead in his home. While the cause of death remains unknown, the reality of the loss of another talented member of the Detroit hip-hop community is all too discernible. We’ll miss you, Baatin.