photo via flickr user skimaskprod Fate, in Williamsburg, works in funny ways. Last week when we posted about Misha Calvert of ‘Mr and Miss Williamsburg’ fame, and Lola Wakefield, of Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like, we had no idea that their post proximity on FREEwilliamsburg would equate to real world conversational relations and a potential publicity […]
Archives for August 2008
The Muslims This evening’s show at Union Pool will be a splendid one, headlined by The Muslims. The San Diego-based group plays likable, stripped down garage-punk, in the tradition of Iggy or Richard Hell, with even a touch of Jonathan Richman or Dinosaur Jr. here and there. While they spent the past 2 nights opening […]
Needless to say, this is going to rule. More information here.
F√©lix Gonz√°lez-Torres + Facebook Gifts = I Got You Something, 2008 by Arend deGruyter-Helfer. Arend is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and describes this piece as “facebook gifts arranged in a pile”. Many thanks to Lisa; See more at Arend deGruter-Helfer’s website.
Williamsburg’s is called, of course, the hipster and is shaped like a guitar. From NYTimes. The city’s Department of Transportation, in partnership with the art gallery PaceWildenstein, announced today that it had installed nine temporary bike racks designed by the musician and biking enthusiast David Byrne. The nine racks — in shiny red, black and […]
Looks like d.b.a. will be giving Radegast Hall a run for the money. From a tipster. I went to dba last night on 1st ave, and there was a sign there saying a new d.b.a location will be opening up on north 7th street between Berry and Wythe.
Of course, we’re taking full responsibility for recommending her. From HuffPost Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup, removing the long-time host — and one-time general manager of the network — Dan Abrams from his 9 p.m. program and replacing him with Rachel […]
This new series looks pretty funny. It premieres September 28 on HBO. More clips here.
image via flickr user leobard Gothamist is reporting that GRL founder James Powderly has been detained in Beijing as of 3am last night. When Boing Boing reported the news at nearly 8 this morning, he had been held for around 19 hours already. They were tipped off by Students for a Free Tibet, who learned […]
image via flickr user cherub_rocker666 When Rolling Stone gave Syracuse quintet Ra Ra Riot‘s debut album, The Rhumb Line, a four star review, they seconded something that many displaced Syracuse grads now living in Williamsburg (ie. me) already know…Ra Ra Riot is a shit-ton of fun! The album releases today, and to celebrate, the band’s […]