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EV2BK Banging Beach and BBQ Playlist 2010 – #6-10

#6) Crystal Fighters – In The Summer:

Crystal Fighters came from Spain and blew the lid right off of that shit! Their newest track, “In The Summer,” which is available for free download on the band’s myspace page along with a “preview” of the video, is set to be released on July 5. Think Hudson Mohawk with a chorus. Looks like Spain could win the World Cup and the title for “hottest jam of the summer.”

#7) R. Kelly featuring Jay Z – Fiesta:

Who wouldn’t want to be at this party that Kells and Hov are hosting? Ah, the good old days when Cristal was the beverage of choice: “See V.I.P./Me, Kelly, Gotti and Hov/Drinkin Cris like it’s H2O!” If you don’t like this song, you are probably on the wrong website.

#8) Biz Markie – Just a Friend:

In case you’ve been wondering what Biz Markie has been up to recently, don’t miss your chance to go see his DJ Set at Brooklwn Bowl tonight. It’s amazing how Biz managed to make the most off-key vocals of nearly all recent recorded music into a classic. OH BABY YOOUUUU!

#9) Usher ft. will.i.am – OMG:

Usher used to be cool, obviously, but after this whole Justin Beiber thing, we’re starting to question U’s taste. Given the title here, maybe he’s been hanging out with too many pre-teens. But check out that breakdown! The jury’s still out on this one.

#10) Julian Casablancas – Left & Right In the Dark:

We’ve already written a bunch about Julian Casablancas because we loved his solo record, so we were a little hesitant about putting him on the list. But this song is just too good to not include here on the summer jams playlist. Enjoy it if you’re so inclined.



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EV2BK Live Music – Julian Casablancas at Terminal 5

We checked out the Julian Casablancas show on January 15th at Terminal 5 and it was really great, one of the best shows we’ve seen in a while. His songs were tight, the energy was high, and the cavernous venue was packed. Although the show was pretty dark for the most part, we did manage to take a few videos and photos:

The best video is below, when he finished his set with his cover of Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz‘s forgotten SNL gem, “I Wish it Was Christmas Today.” You can also watch this and others on the EV2BK Youtube channel.

Julian Casablancas – I Wish it Was Christmas Today (live at Terminal 5)


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Jam of the Day – So Fine Tonight

We’re psyched to be heading to the Julian Casablancas show tonight at Terminal 5. His debut solo album rocks and is arguably one the best albums of 2009. Hopefully, we will have some fun news to report about the show (or some good videos) so check back next week. I’m also excited to see their second opening act, Telepathe. I’m intrigued to see how their dark, new-age sound translates at a live show. Today’s jam, “So Fine,” is the first track off their debut album, Dance Mother, produced by TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek.

Telepathe – So Fine:



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Jam of the Day – Rebel in the 11th Dimension


Today, Julian Casablancas, frontman for The Strokes, debuted a video on his website of the first track off of his first solo album Phrazes For The Young called “11th Dimension.” The album is not set to drop until October 20th but he gave a sneak preview of his new sound at a short eight-song show at small venue in Tokyo at the end of August. From what we’ve heard, he sounds really solid on his own. “11th Dimension” is complex and catchy and it grows on you more with every listen.

The undeniable influence on the verses of this track is David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel,” which is ironic since Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel,” which marked the end of his “glam rock” Ziggy Stardust phase, was his first hit since 1969 to not feature Mick Ronson on guitar and he played all the instruments himself…..kind of like Casablancas is doing here sans Strokes? As he says in a video on his MySpace page, his intention with Phrazes for the Young was “to capture the catchiness of modern music but at the same time was to get the power and seriousness of classical music or older music.” Bowie was the first thing I heard at the start of this song and he built on and changed it in a really interesting way so it seems like he accomplished his goal, and we’re happy he did- this album promises to be hot.

Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension:



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