Tatted Release Party RIGHT NOW-ish at Cameo

Tattoos come to Cameo from 8pm – midnight tonight for a launch of the book Tatted that will show off “nearly 200 images that did not make it into the book based on photographer Marianne Bernstein’s Tattoo Series 2007-2009.

Tonight at Cameo (8pm‚Äìmidnight, free), Bernstein presents 300 images, with music courtesy of Terry D and DJ Never Forget. There will also be a fashion show by Brooklyn Royalty and the only chance to snap up a limited-edition GritCityInc (the book’s publisher) versus Brooklyn Royalty T-shirt ($32).

Cameo’s behind Loving Cup on No. 6th. More info on the book/event. Check it.

Help Haiti: Upcoming Benefit Shows at Brooklyn Bowl, Union Pool, & Bell House

It’s been said that the best thing we can do is get cold, hard, cash in the hands of those leading the relief effort in Haiti. To help make that happen, a few local venues have stepped up to offer benefit concerts in the upcoming days. Here are three. Feel free to leave any others you know of in the comments.
Tonight at Union Pool, Joe Driscoll, Living Days, Pagoda, and Sam Bisbee will perform at the Chances for Children Benefit for the Creche De L’Enfant Jesus Orphanage. It’s $15. They have an eye-roller on Gawker today with the quote, “Show the world that hipsters care,” which makes me cringe but whatever, just suck it up and donate for the children. Here’s the story: “The orphanage lies on the outskirts of the city, but because of the devastation in the Haitian infrastructure their food and water supply will be depleted by next week. New Yorkers, Duke and Lisa Scoppa, are in the process of adopting two children from the orphanage and are now heading this fund raiser to get the orphanage the supplies they need to survive.” Aside from door proceeds, all taco truck proceeds will go to the Red Cross, so go hungry.
Tomorrow night, Robert Randolph and the Family Band will be playing “a very special jam session” at Brooklyn Bowl as a benefit for the Red Cross & Wyclef’s Yele Haiti. This one’s $25 and 100% of the event’s proceeds will go to organizations. You can also bid on a package that includes eight tickets and three hours of bowling on lane 6 (“best sight lines in venue”) at Charity Folks.
The Bell House is hosting Strength Through Unity: A Benefit for the Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti next Weds., Jan 27th at 6pm. It’s $50. Jimmy Fallon, The Walkmen(!), the Cold War Kids, Sondre Lerche, and a few more bands are set to perform and 100% of the proceeds are due to go to Save The Children and Partners in Health.
image via BBC

New Toro Y Moi Video: "Blessa"

We’ve been devouring this record. Here’s the first single:

Looking For Bloggers

We’re looking for writers on all topics: music, fashion, NY events, performance art plushies. Clips are helpful. Drop us a line at [email protected], subject: blogger.

Brooklyn’s Backyard Chicken Keepers

You don’t need a farm to raise chickens.
Meet Megan Paska and Katrina Mauro both Mother Hens to four curious egg-laying chickens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They decided to raise chickens for the first time in their tiny urban backyard as a way to live more sustainably. What they discovered is that raising chickens is easier than raising a dog…and just as rewarding.
Come take a peek into their backyard operation and see for yourself why keeping chickens should be something more urban dwellers (with a backyard, of course) should entertain.
To read up on or possibly purchase your future backyard egg-layer, visit My Pet Chicken: http://www.mypetchicken.com
By Liza de Guia

That L Train

Was pretty #fail this morning, but looks like it was b/c someone jumped in front of a train at Atlantic early this morning. That’s unfortunate. Our hearts go out to whomever that was.

New Law Requires Women To Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting Abortion

The Daily Footprint 01/14/10

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