MOVES POP-UP STORE – A MOVEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY

Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty and Williamsburg Fashion Weekend have a special one in store for you, literally. Check out the details below.

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 4 to December 19, 12pm – 8pm.
Join us November 5th for opening party and hear Total Slacker, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, and Alaskas play a free show. 8 pm. All ages. 214 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty (RHLS) and Williamsburg Fashion Weekend combine forces to bring together a POP UP SHOP experience like no other.
This holiday season not only will you be able to buy locally made clothing, accessories and art, you will also have the opportunity to hear lectures by seasoned professionals. take part in discussions in the field of clothing manufacturing, to educate the general public in being a more conscientious consumer. Or participate as budding designer looking to take steps toward creating your own business. Each weekend will also feature local bands and djs along with drink sponsors creating specialty cocktails specifically for the event.

Cleo’s Cabinet | Dick Move Records | Fabric Horse | Jo Anne Berman | King Gurvy | La China Loca | Mary Savel | Minnae Chae | Pukekos | Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty | sdn | Study New York | Tam Aura Designs

Rollins Visits Cakeshop, Tells Hipsters To Get Off His Lawn

Nice one Henry. If this is what’s called “aging with dignity” I’d rather be dead tomorrow. This is worth a watch just to hear Rollins accuse someone else of having a massive ego. (Note: yep, that’s Todd P sitting next to Meredith.)

OFF! played Club Europa

American Hardcore retro outfit OFF!, fronted by Keith Morris of Black Flag and Circle Jerks fame, brought their high voltage infused ’60 seconds explosions’ to Club Europa on Thursday. Below is a 3 song video edit featuring the tracks Darkness, Panic Attack and Upside Down.

OFF! is made up of Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross).

National German TV covers Brooklyn's FC St Pauli Fan Club

The East River Bar located at 97 S 6th St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is the home of New York City’s very own FC St Pauli fan club called East River Pirates. FC St Pauli is a 1st division Bundesliga soccer club based in Hamburg, Germany and widely known for its ‘anti-establishment’ supporter base. For the second time within the last couple of years, national German TV stopped by to produce a little piece about the East River Pirates. The feature aired in Germany last Saturday as part of the religiously watched ‘Sportschau’ and can also be seen online by clicking this link. The above mentioned older feature can be found here. If you are generally interested in $3 pints of beer and soccer with a punk rock edge, you are more than welcome to come out to one of the upcoming East River Bar broadcasts of a St Pauli match. A match schedule can be found on the East River Pirates’ website.

McCarren Park Pool ca. 1982

You are curious as to what Williamsburg looked like in the early and gritty 80’s? In his 1983 exploitation classic ‘Vigilante‘, director William Lustig shot a major chase scene at  McCarren Park Pool. Other neighbor locations that can be seen in the movie are McGuniness Boulevard (definitely) and the Kent Street area (I think). Vigilante has recently been released on Blu-Ray by Blue Underground. I highly recommend renting or purchasing this stellar disc. Below is a video excerpt of the chase scene at the pool.

Terry Gross Interviews Jon Stewart; Tickets Sold Out!

The host of NPR’s Fresh Air, Terry Gross (a Sheepshead Bay native) will interview Jon Stewart on Wednesday at 92nd Street Y on 1395 Lexington Ave. and the tickets are sold out! Rumor has it tickets are floating around Craigslist, and other online sites. If you’re dying to go, be ready to shell out over $215. The tickets originally went on sale for $50. The venue opened a remote site on location to watch the conversation unfold, but sure enough, those $15 tickets were gone quick. Stewart of course, hosts The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central.  More and more in recent years, Stewart has blurred the line where the jokes stop and the real news begins.  Between Gross and Stewart, these two have talked with many of the most interesting and influential people in art and politics. Their conversation will no doubt, be an entertaining one.  I wouldn’t hold your breath, but if you can’t swing the couple hundred bucks, it might not be too late to go. According to 92Y’s website,

Currently, all seats are reserved for this event. Seating capacity for events varies. For the benefit of our patrons, a limited number of tickets for sold out events may be available one hour before curtain. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation for more information.

Blank Dogs kick off Tortillas on the creek – A benefit for Newton Creek

“Tortillas On The Creek” is a monthly series of benefit shows to support the clean up of Newton Creek, promoted by Newton Radio and hosted by Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos at 271 Starr Street. Last night’s performers included Snakes Say Hisss, I’m Turning Into, Sweet Bulbs and Blank Dogs. A 2 song video montage of the latter can be found below, as well as upcoming ‘creek dates’.

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The Hardest Working Proctologist in Brooklyn

Federal agents arrested Brighton Beach Proctologist Dr. Boris Sachakov on charges of defrauding Medicare $3.5 million through fake medical bills. Investigators from the Medicare Fraud Strike Force started looking into Sachakov’s Medicare claims after getting complaints from clients at his Colon and Rectal Care of New York. The Clients claimed Sachakov reported services they did not receive. From NY Daily News:

The red flags included $60,020 in bills for 85 hemorrhoidectomies Sachakov claimed he had performed on one unfortunate patient in 20 months…He was supposedly so busy he claimed to have performed 6,593 hemorrhoidectomies and other procedures between February 2009 and January 2010.

The next busiest proctology clinic in the country billed Medicare for a mere 381 procedures in the same time period, a criminal complaint said.

If convicted for his heinous crimes, Sachakov is looking at a $250,000 fine, and up to 10 years in prison. Don’t drop the soap near this guy.