In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>
Go camping with Cheryl Strayed
Baby bears = considerably less threatening.Yesterday marked the first day of New Jersey's infamous bear hunt, which annually disturbs both people and bears. Jersey wildlife officials have announced that 257 black bears have been killed already. The first was a 166-pound female shot by a man f ... More >>
Watch out, Avey Tare has a tight grip
Terry Thompson, who owned a wildlife preserve in Zanesville, Ohio, set free 50-some animals, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels, and bears, before, investigators believe, he committed suicide. His body was found on Tuesday evening after police went to the preserve to ... More >>
Dedication takes on a changed dance landscape
Animal Collective w/Black Dice Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday, July 12 Better than: Sweating at home alone. Animal Collective has usually been categorized by its two primary creative forces: Avey Tare and Panda Bear. Sure, Deakin and Geologist are important (and per ... More >>
Panda Bear w/ Ducktails Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 3 Better than: Blasting Person Pitch at home while watching your computer's iTunes visualizer. That "Better than" section above is not just a joke. On Sunday night, Panda Bear, a/k/a Noah Lennox a/k/a the poppier dude from Animal Col ... More >>
The above viral video of a panda sneezing is going to be turned into a feature mockumentary. Lesley Hammond and Jenny Walsh, two nature photographers who captured the 16 second clip back in 1999, have secured $1.3 million to make The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda. The Hollywood Reporter say ... More >>
Catch a rare show with Panda Bear
Get ready, Bearliebers: Noah Lennox, d/b/a Panda Bear, has announced a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 3, with tickets going on sale this Friday; there's also a presale tomorrow. That's the hazy, just-released video for the vertigo-inducing Tomboy track "Slow Motion" above, by the wa ... More >>
Panda Bear Listening Party for Tomboy Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Billy Ray Cyrus discovering that Hannah Montana was just a figment of his imagination. Panda Bear fans are the Justin Bieber fans of the indie universe. While "Beliebers" attended the star's movie Never ... More >>
Get backed into a corner with someone sweet.
Today not only brought snow flurries and a seasonal chill to the air, it also brought the kickoff to bear hunting season in New Jersey, a manly bloodletting event that's been reinstated after five years despite a round of protests and lawsuits from people who feel, for better or worse, that b ... More >>
The Animal Collective screamer delivers a strife-ridden, deeply personal solo album
"Does that mean I have a massive ego? Is there something wrong with that?" asks Panda Bear, a/k/a Noah Lennox, about his latest conquest as a solo artist. Though Lennox is the soaring, helium-voiced member of the ubiquitous Animal Collective and the man responsible for one of the most prais ... More >>
Here is an actual mama grizzly. Tuesday Trend Watch! Here are two recent people-dressed-as-animals videos that disturb us in very different ways. In the first, "actual" mama grizzlies (who aren't actually mama grizzlies but actual moms dressed as not-really-actual bears employed by actual pol ... More >>
The Daily News comes through with a curious Sunday afternoon report: a black bear cub, whose head was stuck in a jar preventing eating or drinking for ten days, is finally free again. With a stroke of unoriginality, the bear had been called "Jarhead." Thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife C ... More >>
briancenterhunting.comA bagged brown bear in Alaska In response to the rising bear population of northeastern New Jersey, the state's Department of Environmental Protection authorized a six-day bear hunt this year, commencing on December 6th. State biologists predicted that as many as 400 c ... More >>
Hooray for herbalists. The hapless fellow working at Great Bear Adventures who tried to feed a grizzly after savoring a bit of relaxing marijuana (and who was summarily attacked by said grizzly) has been awarded workers' comp for injuries sustained during the feeding.
pic via trontnort's photostreamSomeone had the bright idea of ripping the WFMU stream of Panda Bear's Friday night set at ATP--gangly, tropical "Bros," thumpy "I'm Not," jazzy "Boneless" and all. Live or re-live the magic, etc. There are new tracks here, although we're not quite big enough Pa ... More >>
Animal Collective's influence grows
On the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Merriweather Post Pavilion
Photo credited to this fella Panda Bear Bowery Ballroom June 18 Wouldn't want to bury the bloggerific lede, so let's get this out of the way. Saw keyboard player Robbie Guertin, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's middle finger—the tallest one who looks like Matthew Lillard playing a de-goateed Shaggy— ... More >>
Panda Bear's hard road to optimism, and winding path to pleasing repetition
And with that Assholator headline, it's time to tell you that Panda Bear tickets to the just-added date (Monday, June 18) at the Bowery Ballroom go on sale at noon today here. By the way? That's Panda Bear's real face.
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