Iggy Pop on…American Idol?

What the fuck!?!?

I guess good for Iggy Pop. Not only is he 63, still partying and causing a ruckus on national TV. But he still doesn’t own a shirt! Still awesome.

Skeleton$ Record Release Show – Tomorrow at Don Hill’s


Brooklyn’s finest avant-pop outfit Skeleton$ celebrate the release of their new album “People” at Don Hill’s tomorrow. All details are below.

Promo MP3 of “Grandma”

Skeleton$ Record Release Show
April 9th
9pm – 1am
Don Hill’s | Manhattan
511 Greenwich St.

~Nine 11 Thesaurus
~~Skeletons (Record Release Show)
~~~Rahiem (of Grand Master Flash)
~~~~Janka Nabay
~~~~~Bedstuy TAI CHI (Representing NYC)
~~~~~~Mic Blaque
~~~~~~~Fyre Zone

DJS: Billy Jam (WFMU), Dutty Artz, Cool Places Sound Systems (True Panther)
Projections: Trouble

Pre-concert: Representing NYC Youth Showcase! – Doors at 5:30, run time 6PM – 8PM
7USD (Paying for entrance at preconcert garuntees you free admittance to the main event!)

The Five Lovers (Representing NYC)
Screening: Nine 11 Thesaurus at I.S. 291, introduced by director Charlie Ahearn
Fashion Nation: Youth fashion design collective! (Representing NYC)
Screening: Born To Be Fly, a documentary about Representing NYC recording artists the Fly Girlz,
directed by Hanly Banks for Fader TV, introduced by Hanly Banks
The Fly Dream Team: Youth dance team! (Representing NYC)
Real Bushwick/Bushwick Real, a documentary about the concert series directed by Vanessa “Nevaone” Verdo,
introduced by Vanessa “Nevaone” Verdo

dj BC: Jay-Z vs Brian Eno

A bizarre mash-up that strangely works. Mashups from Jay Z’s “American Gangster” and Brian Eno’s “Another Day On Earth” and “Another Green World.” Grab it here.

Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 Teaser

In case you missed this hilarious cameo-filled video:

Free Day of Yoga at Bikram Williamsburg

The 7th year anniversary of the Bikram Yoga Williamsburg is this Saturday, and as per usual, they are celebrating with a day of free yoga, massages, yoga tea and other treats. This year they are also celebrating their newly opened sister space, Jivan Yoga Center. They took over Zach Galifaknis old apartment (ha!) above the first studio and now have a store, meditation room and a juice bar (oh la la).

More info at their website.

New Subway Art

The L Magazine points out some rad artwork spotted on the G and M trains.

The artist is apparently someone named Jilly Ballistic. You can check out more examples of the work on Flickr.

Hipster Rehab

Not looking to relocate to California to kick your drug/alcohol habit? Need “a drug- and alcohol-free chaperone” when your band is on tour? Loft 107 in Williamsburg, may be just what you’re looking for. They don’t use the word hipster — that is unless you note the URL — but details about this “plush” hipster rehab clinic are outlined in today’s Times:

Opened in 2009 by Joe Schrank, a 41-year-old social worker and longtime promoter of drug and alcohol recovery, the Loft, as it is known, is a high-end facility for people who have already gone through the isolation of rehabilitation and want an intermediate step back into their regular lives…

Sprawling across three apartments on two floors that total 7,000 square feet, the light-filled space is furnished with sectional couches and club chairs from Restoration Hardware. Exposed brick walls are hung with framed Hatch Show Prints, rock-themed art and flat-screen TVs. The overall effect is of a spread in a shelter magazine or the set of a reality show. “It’s the ‘Real Sober World,’ ” Mr. Schrank joked….

Hidden away from the communal spaces are 10 bedrooms. It costs $12,500 a month to occupy one alone; $8,500 to share with two others of the same sex….

Mr. Schrank is quick to point out that the Loft isn’t for everyone. Then again, neither is his approach to sobriety. “You’re not really helping people by trying to be their friend,” he said, adding: “I’m not really a ‘friends’ person. That’s sort of the irony. I don’t really like people all that much. People ask me about that all the time and I think, ‘Well, I don’t have to like them to care about them.’ ”

On another note, are we the only ones who find former Radar founder Maer Roshan’s latest project — Schrank is involved — a bit curious?

Industries of the Blind Chapter 1 Release Party

The much awaited release of Brooklyn based instrumental post rock band Industries of the Blind debuts at Coco66 Friday. On April 8 their evolving lineup, now consisting of three guitars, a bass, keys, two violins, a viola, and drums will premiere their first official release in their nearly eight years. Originating in the great state of North Carolina in 2003, the band has grown through various incarnations, honing their technical, sprawling sound and ethereal energy. Industries is sure to bring an exciting and memorable show along with Ghastly City Sleep and Future Ghosts. The new Industries album, “Chapter 1” is available for download at any digital retailer or their website. Rumor has it, a few songs from their upcoming album, Chapter 2, might make their way onto the set list. For only 7 bucks, don’t miss this show.