The Bird Blobs: live in NYC

The Bird Blobs are an aggressive band similar to the Australian bands of the late 1970s like The Scientists and Birthday Party. They don’t sing so much as scream the vocals. It’s blues and rock and roll and it’s exciting. Their weird time signature and angular guitars recall Captain Beefhart. They often fight with audience members. Make sure you are not in the front rows or you might get hurt. People have described The Bird Blobs saying: “This music is enough to revive your dead grandma.” Check them out.
-Alexander Laurence
Tuesday 23rd November – Lit
Friday 26th November – CBGB
Sunday 28th November – The Mercury Lounge

Election Conclusion: Democrats need to stand for something

By Johnathan Rickman
DC Progressives Join Heads
How can progressives and political activists best work together to build a viable third party that adequately expresses their shared values and convictions, and what is the best way to oppose another four years of regressive Bush administration policies both domestic and foreign?
Those questions were debated on November 11 between rows of fold-out chairs in a church basement in the nation’s capital at a public forum hosted by the DC chapter of the International Socialist Organization (ISO).
The forum featured four speakers from four different organizations: Ben Dalbey of the ISO, Jay Marx of the DC Statehood Green Party (DCSGP), Niyi Shomade of the Ralph Nader 2004 presidential campaign, and Shahid Buttar of the DC Spokes Council.
Coke Vs. Pepsi
Ben Dalbey kick-started the event by asking rhetorically how on earth a president with only a 49 percent approval rating could waltz to victory.

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Fornino – A new gourmet pizza joint in Williamsburg

photo care of tangentialism
[from tienmao:] Last night was the opening night of Fornino, the new pizza place on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg (CLICK HERE FOR MENU). Dutifully, Adam and I went to try it out and it was excellent. We had three small pies, sampling as much as we could without getting too full. Michael Ayoub, the chef/owner, has three “generations” of pizza on his menu and we sampled piesfrom two – the first and third.

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Har Mar Superstar Interview

by Alexander Laurence

Sometimes when an election doesn’t go your way, you need a sexy diversion. Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillman) is a chubby white man from Minnesota who sings R&B tunes while dancing frantically. His live shows, sung to the backing track from a boom box, usually culminate in stripping down to his underwear. He has been around for years and has been busy. He has tour extensively and has penned songs for Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Osborne. He opened shows for The Strokes and Incubus. These are only some of the highlights of the real story.

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Fiscal Conservative?

[From CNN]
President Bush Friday signed into law a measure authorizing an $800 billion increase in the credit limit of the United States, the White House said.
Democrats said the debt limit increase, the third in as many years, was necessitated by Bush’s “irresponsible” fiscal priorities, including what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California described as tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate handouts.

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The Bush Cunts Get Rejected

From Gawker:
“Freemans tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins along with 2 massive secret service men tried to have dinner they were told by the maitre ‘d that they were full and would be for the next 4 years upon hearing the entire restaurant cheered and did a round of shots it was amazing”

MoFucking MoMA

If you don’t mind huge enormous mind-boggling crowds, check out the MoMa this weekend as they reopen their doors.
From Flavorpill:
“A treasure chest of modernism, MoMA reopens its Manhattan home after undergoing the most extensive rebuilding and renovation project in its 75-year history. Architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s sleek design, which is highlighted in one of the opening exhibits, nearly doubles the capacity of the former building (featured here in the film series Made at MoMA, celebrating the institution’s cultural presence). Two other shows also focus on the museum’s expansion: Mark Dion displays artifacts excavated from the sculpture garden and demolished adjacent buildings, while Michael Wesely exhibits long photographic exposures of the project’s evolution. The icing on the cake is the reinstallation of the permanent collection, a magnificent feat in and of itself.”
Sat 11.20 (10am-10pm)
11 W 53rd ST

Hipster Handbook Follow-Up Release party

Thursday at Max Fish, 6:30 – ??:
A combination art show opening and book signing
Praise for Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and other Creatures Unique to the Republic:
“Another funny and strangely insightful contribution to our culture from Robert Lanham, the Margaret Mead of the North American Weirdo.”
Neal Pollack
“This book is a riot.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer