Vice Media to be levitated into the East River this afternoon

viceVice Media’s headquarters on North 11th street in Brooklyn are in danger of being levitated into the East River this afternoon at 3:35pm by a music collective known as Talibam!. From [Read more...]

Williamsburg getting its own Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan museum

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Because, of course it is!

The whack heard ’round the world is set to be immortalized in a tiny museum in a Williamsburg apartment.

A pair of comedians are opening the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum in the hallway of their abode. The museum is meant to focus on a media machine that hones in on one scandal after the next, and the two athletes that got caught up in it, according to the museum curators, who were both seven when one of figure skater Tonya Harding’s associates attacked rival skater Nancy Kerrigan with a police baton.

“We want to focus on the cultural reaction and the media,” said Viviana Olen, who lives in the Williamsburg apartment with her friend Matt Harkins. “I had a sense of it as a child and then to revisit it as an adult, you realize how much the media left out.”

The pair first launched the museum concept as a joke Kickstarter fund-raiser with a goal of $75, but it garnered so much attention that they decided to really go for it, she said. The level of interest shows just how much the Harding-Kerrigan scandal resonated with Americans, Olen said. [Read more...]

BAM presents Unbound with Kim Gordon

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Photo by Rebecca Greenfield

 

“To see a seamless performance is kind of boring. I like to see things kind of fall apart.”

These are the words of Kim Gordon, after watching clip after clip of live performances gone wrong. As part of the “Unbound” series, last week BAM and Greenlight Books hosted Kim Gordon to talk about her new memoir, Girl in a Band with longtime friend Margaret Bodde, although not much was actually uttered about the book the whole night. At the start, Bodde and Gordon reminisced a few minutes about the early 80s and (possibly) meeting each other for the first time at CBGBs. Bodde showered Gordon with accolades for her various works, then dived in to questions, starting with one about Gordon’s relationship to an audience. Gordon talked about how music is different than other mediums of art and admitted feeling self-conscious at times. [Read more...]

“Bushwick Girl” – let the snark begin

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Last year, we had Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls.” It’s 2015 so of course someone felt compelled to record a follow-up. That someone is CHUCK.

Sample lyric:

On a Saturday
I went out looking for a sweetheart
Down at the Union Pool
Where I met a girl who drew some street art
She had Timberlands
And a neon orange beanie
She wore pajama pants
That had a stain from a cheese panini.
She drank lemonade
And her hair smelled like flowers
she only bought things fair trade….
She’s my Bushwick girl

Hold your breath for a few more weeks… we’re sure “Ridgewood Girls” is coming soon. Listen to “Bushwick Girls” below: [Read more...]

Seasonal comforts arrive at Williamsburg’s The Sandwich Shop

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At Williamsburg’s The Sandwich Shop seasonal specials, including salads and sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients are always on the menu.

This Winter they’re featuring a hefty South American sandwich called “The Venezuelan” — an expertly executed dish made of Braised Beef, Black Beans, Sweet Plantains, Avocado, Queso Fresco and Crema on Artisanal Soft Bread. In other words, Latin comfort food at its best for just $11.75. It’s a great addition to an already impressive menu.

Stop by or call for delivery.

The Sandwich Shop
718.360.0737
658 A Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between Manhattan Ave and Leonard street)
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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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This wretched month will finally come to an end by the time the weekend is out, but February does leave us a nice parting gift in the form of some fantastic shows that should get you out of whatever hopefully warm abode you call home.

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Over the Counter: This Week in New and Interesting Music

pile“Over the Counter” is a column by our music editor focusing on new and interesting music that isn’t featured so prominently. In this edition: new releases from Pile, Container and ADVAETA, plus Ukiah Drag, Uniform and more. [Read more...]

Video: Helmet played Saint Vitus

Long running NYC noise makers Helmet brought their 20th anniversary tour for 1994′s album Betty to Saint Vitus in Greenpoint last Sunday. The record was played in full, with an additional second set of career highlights. You can watch part of the two hour long set below.

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