Live: Kid Sister Headlines, But DJs (And The Crowd) Rule At The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

Apparently it was a good time. Pics by Jeff Meltz/THECULTUREOFME, more below.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Music Hall of Williamsburg/Public Assembly
Saturday, December 18

Better than: Last year's. (Seriously.)

A beer exploded on Public Assembly's stage Saturday night. It was a party trick in this case --- a direct result of "Samir's Theme" booming through the speakers of the club's grimy back room and one girl's resulting need to spastically jump around while holding her half-opened beverage. Three people were caught in the foamy downpour, though the only one who noticed cheered while shaking her hair dry; Star Eyes, the DJ and instigator of it all, likewise remained totally clueless behind her turntables. Multiply that by a couple hundred and you've got this year's Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.

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Kid Sister, Penguin Prison, Javelin, Etc. Tapped For The 2010 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

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Now in its third year, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is fairly self-explanatory as these things go, cramming as many DJs, producers, and dance-music luminaries into one warehouse as possible (the Juan Maclean headlined last year's model), only this year they're moving up in the world, both in quantity and quality: BEMF 2010, set for December 18, will take over both Public Assembly and the Music Hall of Williamsburg. That Kid Sister is headlining seems to indicate no one's taking themselves too seriously here, which is a relief, actually. The full lineup as of now:

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Kid Sister Release Party Tonight

"She has the ambition to be a pop star," says A-Trak about his one-time paramour Kid Sister in this week's issue of the Voice. "She knows what she wants." Indeed--Kid Sister's years-in-the-making Ultraviolet debut finally came out yesterday, the end of a long and publicly agonized affair that began with a 2007 Kanye West guest verse and a Billboard-charting song, "Pro Nails." Did she deliver? Opinions differ. She plays New York tonight for something like an official release party with A-Trak, Catchdubs, and probably a whole horde of other MTVU Woodie Awards after-party refugees--RSVP, and decide for yourself.

Kid Sister's Dream Date: The New Chinese Democracy?


Now that the Chinese Democracy release-date pools are through, we've been left with only two things to wager: 1) When is Gregg Gillis gonna get the track-suit pants sued off him? (Those "I am a PC" ads must pay; I say this May.) ; 2) What will the next unicorn will be? Chicagoist thinks Kid Sister's Dream Date is a contender, since A-Trak's lady friend keeps postponing shows and pushing back her Downtown Records' debut. All we know is that when she magically told Ryan Dombal that she'd "fart on Usher," she also admitted she was the reason for the delays. Something about preferring to be being a tardy success rather than a prompt failure--a/k/a "You only get one shot."

And so some dude over at Cream Team scribbled Kid Sis an open letter telling her he'd have to stop crushing on her if Dream Date didn't come out this year. He also mentioned my old friend Riskay. Melisa responded. Think that means she just might come through; sons, put your money on Eminem.