NY Eye & Ear Celebrates Homegrown Music This Weekend

If you're anywhere near New York this weekend, chances are you'll be able to feel it -- the sheer joy of tons of people simultaneously discovering tons of new music will probably radiate for miles, and it'll be thanks to New York Eye and Ear, the two-day music festival creation of Todd Brooks and Pendu that has been a long time in the making.

The fest (and accompanying record fair) kicks off tomorrow at 2 p.m., and over the course of the weekend will feature more than 35 bands and more than 30 record labels, all New York City home-grown originals. Everything goes down at Vanishing Point in Brooklyn, from 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. each day, with weekend passes at $15 and day passes at $8 for Friday and $10 for Saturday. The record fair kicks off Friday at 2, with the represented labels taking turns playing music, and bands start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, bands start at 2 and play until the nightly dance party gets going at 1:30 a.m.

Participating Labels
Abandon Ship Records
Acid Marshmallow
All Hands Electric
Analogous Projects
AnarchyMoon Recordings
Arbitrary Signs
Baked Tapes
Chinatown Records
Chrome Peeler
Cryptic Carousel Records
Dais Records
Heat Retention Records
Hospital Productions
Impose Records
Infinite Limbs
Journal of Popular Noise
LittleFuryThings Records
Living Records
Lovepump United
Misc Music
No Fun Productions
Obsolete Units
Opposite Records
Our Mouth Records
Pendu Sound Recordings
Period Tapes
Run Roc
Shinkoyo Records
Tesco USA
Tigerasylum Records
Tired Trails Collective
Wierd Records
Young Tapes
(And more)

Also participating:
Arthur Magazine
Cinders Gallery
Impose Magazine

Festival Line-up
Friday, December 12
1:30 a.m. Dance party with DJ Steve Lowenthal, Sto, Chinatown DJs
1:00 a.m. Slasher Risk
12:30 a.m. Sightings
12:00 a.m. Hells Hills
11:30 p.m. Muggabears
11:00 p.m. Taigaa!
10:30 p.m. Metalux
10:00 p.m. Vaz
9:30 p.m. Warm Hats
9:00 p.m. Twin Stumps
8:30 p.m. Realax
8:00 p.m. Hunters
7:30 p.m. Skeletons
7:00 p.m. Magick Report

Saturday, December 13
1:30 a.m. Dance party with DJ aktions from Jane Tesco and Pieter Wierd!
1:00 a.m. Xeno & Oaklander
12:30 a.m. Excepter
12:00 a.m. Talk Normal
11:30 p.m. Cult of Youth
11:00 p.m. Infinity Window
10:30 p.m. Zs
10:00 p.m. Necking
9:30 p.m. Freshkills
9:00 p.m. AAAPE
8:30 p.m. Michael Jordan
8:00 p.m. Spectre Folk
7:30 p.m. La Otracina
7:00 p.m. Nymph
6:30 p.m. Led er Est
6:00 p.m. Silk Flowers
5:30 p.m. Talibam!
5:00 p.m. Symbol
4:30 p.m. Quivers
4:00 p.m. Blastocyst
3:30 p.m. Fluorescent Vibes
3:00 p.m. Totally Dad
2:30 p.m. Ducktails
2:00 p.m. Ben Miller/Degeneration

NY Eye & Ear Celebrates Homegrown Music This Weekend