Telepathe, Apache Beat, Boy Crisis and Brahms at Glasslands

Friday night, Telepathe, Apache Beat, Boy Crisis and Brahms played at Glasslands. Glasslands recently upgraded its stage to include a cloud inspired art installation. (An upgrade from the Ikea lofted bed that functions as a balcony space.) The installation is extremely striking, especially in photographs. Every image ends up looking like it was taken in front of either: A. an action movie’s epic, climactic explosion; B. a sun flare or 3. A scene from 2012 where there were about ten different climactic explosions. Check out images after the jump!

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Attend This Reading: The Ancient Book of Hip

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The author Dan Lichtenberg of the very fabulous, very witty, and always pertinent piece of literary art The Ancient Book of Hip, will host a reading this Saturday night at Book Thug Nation at 7:00 pm (RSVP).
After a brief tour of our gorgeous city, this will be the San Francisco-based author’s last NYC reading for his east coast tour. FW very earnestly makes the recommendation you support our brother in hippery and attend this reading.
Book Thug Nation Reading of The Ancient Book of Hip
By Dan Lichtenberg
January 23rd, 7:00 pm
103 N. 3rd Street

Insight: "Brooklyn is like Narnia, except instead of a stupid dresser, you have to take the L train, which is way fucking worse."

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"Stuff Hipsters Hate" Lands Book Deal

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Congrats are due to Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich, two soft-spoken twenty-something girls from Williamsburg who just landed a book deal for their tumblr “Stuff Hipsters Hate.”
From their agent:

“Stuff Hipsters Hate appealed to me for two reasons. First, it was a Tumblr site, so it had already been formed in a community and so wasn’t just being read, but was part of a subculture’s conversation about itself…Second, the authors are truly writers. Their humor is not a result of a cheap gimmick; they have voice.”

From the girls:

“So, cat’s out of the bag: After a cuppla whirlwind months, we’re going to turn Stuff Hipsters Hate into a handy field guide to hipster scorn. In Fall 2010, awesome indie publisher Ulysses Press will release our analysis of the mating habits, habitat, theology, grooming practices and preferred entertainment of the modern-day hipster, with helpful graphs and charts to understand the elusive character of the trendy beast.”

To celebrate, they’re throwing a party at Glasslands on Saturday, February 13th.
Stuff Hipsters Hate // Galleycat

Meteorite hits Williamsburg doctor's office

Ciampi said he found examination room No. 2, which is only about 10 feet from his office, and the hallway outside its door was littered with debris with the ceiling and walls and three chunks of stone on the floor.

In Williamsburg. Virginia. Thank god. Sometimes my Google Alerts give me heart attacks.

"Heavy Lifting" Time at McCarren Pool?

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A tipster to Brownstoner sent in some photos of a new construction trailer set up at the back of the Pool, where the construction fence has been removed. They say, “Ground may have been officially broken at McCarren Pool last month, but it looks like the heavy lifting may be ready to begin in earnest now.”
Moving along, moving along.
I’m still upset that such a great, world-renowned live music venue was wiped out by a few community groups looking to score some political points. Can’t wait for the floating band-aids!
Here’s Matt & Kim playing the pool back in July 2008, from Baeblemusic (w/ a Final Countdown opening!):

Watch the full concert at baeblemusic.com

Friday Night: Galette Des Rois Party at The Richardson

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With the weekend just 48 hours away, why not plan a unique Euro-twist to your Friday night happy hour plans?
On Friday the 22nd The Richardson will be hosting a traditional ‚”Galette Des Rois” party, complete with Kir Royales and Edith Piaf songs. What’s more, they’ll be serving pastry cakes with prizes inside for whoever is lucky enough to snag the winning slice.
The celebration will be hosted by Sam Maher, a local French instructor who has been teaching out of a studio in Williamsburg for several years. Check out samteachesfrench.com for more information about course levels, cost and blogging en francais. For more details about the party, RSVP on the Facebook invite.
Friday, January 22
6:30-8:30 PM
The Richardson, 451 Graham Ave

Wu-tang vs The Beatles

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The Beatles have been done, but I am always and forever a sucker for a good mash-up.