This is just too dumb to keep to ourselves. From the inbox:

(not actors pretending to be hipsters!)
For REAL hipsters only: has anyone ever said you have a huge personality, are obnoxious, a jerk, arrogant, over-the-top, unique, melodramatic, crazy or larger than life personality?
(If you are a real hipster but lack this larger-than-life personality, unfortunately this is not right for you)
OPEN CALL For Hipsters with personality types described above!
THIS SAT,Sept 22nd- 2-4 PM
The Producers Club
358 West 44th st
(bet 8 & 9th ave)
Please forward to anyone who’s right for this!
Just bring yourself! Short interview!
If you do NOT have an over the top personality but are a real hipster….unfortunately this is still not for you! We are not looking for actors but REAL HIPSTERS.
This is for a reality show on you! PAID position if cast. Don’t be lazy – you may be THE NEXT REALITY STAR!! $$$$
Questions call- 646-410-1188/1151

Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut

Bushwig Drag Festival Coming to Bushwick

Bushwig image c/o DNA

From DNA

The recent boom of experimental drag in Brooklyn (and especially Bushwick) has bubbled up in DIY spaces, bars and frequent parties in the past few years, members of the movement said. It’s led to the birth of “Bushwig,” Bushwick’s first ever drag festival later this month at the venue Secret Project Robot.

“It’s going to be a touchpoint for everyone doing different sorts of drag, all sorts of experimentation, a melting pot,” said Babes Trust, born as Simon Leahy, who conceived of the all-day outdoor festival along with Matty Horrorchata (born as Matthew Mendoza).

Trust, a British musician who started London’s “Tranny Olympics” fest six years ago, which spread to Berlin and Stockholm, said she’s been struck by the abundance of experimental performance and artistic drag in Brooklyn since she moved to Bushwick 18 months ago.

But the burgeoning movement, bigger than London’s and more diverse than Manhattan’s, lacked a central hub — so she and Horrorchata took inspiration from the East Village’s past Wigstock drag fest of the 1980s and 1990s.

“I’m kind of scared,” she said. “We’re putting 30 drunk queens in one space,” she giggled about the upcoming extravaganza as she adjusted her strapless white taffeta gown in the Don Pedro basement Monday before sauntering on stage. “I’m sure there’s going to be a teensy bit of drama.”

But the Sept. 29 festival — free for kids under 12 and open to all ages (if “parents are liberal,” Trust noted) — also promises explosive energy and a string of surprises, with Monday night’s handful of performers already captivating their audience.

Bushwig will be held 3 — 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Secret Project Robot on 389 Melrose St. Tickets are $10, or $5 for people dressed in drag.

More information at Secret Project Robot.

The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

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I’m not sure what’s up this week, but it feels like EVERYONE is here in the city.  Some days are so stacked that they warrant their own MOST BLOGGED post, and a teleportation device to shuffle from event to event, in between sets.  I can’t help you out with either of those, but I can tell you about THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOWS this week.

Two of them are brought to you by yours truly; yours truly being My Social List.  On Thursday night, we’re taking over the Ran Tea House for some DIY insanity in a non-traditional space in tandem with (who else) John Rambo and Todd P.  The lineup?  A who’s who of North Brooklyn.  Oberhofer headlines, with support from Darlings and Lazyeyes… and then things get crazy.  Your friends from Night Manager (RIP) and Total Slacker have teamed up as “Astral Locket,” and not to be outdone, members of Friends have teamed up with members of Small Black as “Kissing is a Crime.”  Cassie Ramone, of Vivian Girls and The Babies, is in the booth in between sets, and may or may not be serving green tea during them (may not.)  Try winning a pair of tickets to the tea house here.

Save some energy for Friday night, because our dear old friend Kristina Tequila has outdone herself and booked the My Social List party of the year at Public Assembly; PERMANENT SOUND.  It’s part of the venue’s Et Cetera Festival, which consists of “mostly free” art shows, talks, panels, shows and parties, and while ours isn’t “free,” it’s certainly “free-ish” and “awesome.”  Doors open at 8, and the live part of the party gets started with sets from Total Slacker, Indian Jewelry, Black Marble and Plastic Flowers, with John Pena of Heavenly Beat DJing in between sets.  Don’t show up too late; there’s a half-hour vodka open bar at 10.  At midnight, we open up the doors (for free), the lights dim and the dance party begins, with DJ sets from Pictureplane, Creep, The Death Set and Le Sphinxx, which should wrap up sometime around, oh, 4 AM or so.

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Et Cetera Festival at Public Assembly

A bit late on this but Public Assembly is having a week of events as part of Et Cetera 2012. If “week-long version of a state-funded liberal arts college” at a bar/event space sounds like a good time, this is your festival.

Yours truly will be helping run the investigation panel by Her Girl Friday on Wednesday. Four lady journalists from across different platforms are going to reveal the secrets of getting the scoop. Doors at 7 with a boozy mixer to follow the hard hitting stuff.

Brokelyn has a nice write up on the rest of the events.

The Mountain Goats Perform “Harlem Roulette”

Captured live: Wild International live @ Knitting Factory

I met up with my boy Layton(drummer from The Courtesy Tier) Friday night so we could catch a couple of sets at the Knitting Factory. First on the bill was Wild International. Other than that table in the middle of the stage messing up my shots these dudes were very entertaining. I couldn’t predict any of their change ups which is always a plus. It’s kind of hard to pick a specific genre to classify the music. Definitely some folk, rock, with a little electro… Fuck it, let’s just say it’s good and you should take a listen. If it tickles a funny bone or two than by all means hit them up on facebook and let them know about themselves. Enjoy!


What to Eat at Greenpoint’s Calyer

c/o Eater

Grub Street highlights a few of their top dishes. We were there last week and loved the Kale and Bread Salad and the Grilled Octopus — and don’t miss their amazing biscuits with apple butter at brunch.

As mentioned, former Northern Spy Food Co. chef Nathan Foot is now installed at Calyer, where’s he retooled the menu to his New American tastes. We popped by and shot almost the whole thing, and it’s a pretty drool-tastic lineup. Scope out our slideshow for photos of his milk-fed sweetbreads with cipollini onions, crispy potato gnocchi in a cherry-tomato emulsion, pork roulade over French lentils, and more. The spot is serving dinner and brunch.

You can see the full menu here.