Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s the weekend before CMJ, so it would seem like a good time for a live music fan to relax and charge their batteries. However, this is one of the strongest weekends for shows I can think of this year, don’t consider this a top 5, they are all deserving of the number one spot.

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Candlelit memorial for Game of Thrones character, spoiler alert, on Bedford Ave.

If you missed the finale, don’t continue, or go anywhere near Bedford Ave. We warned you. [Read more…]

Television is playing the Rough Trade opening in Williamsburg

televisionLocal legends Television are joining the already impressive list of acts at the forthcoming Rough Trade NYC store in Williamsburg. The band will perform on both November 29th and 30th with [Read more…]

Today’s Teens Don’t Know About No Doubt, Ughhh

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No Doubt and Gwen Stefani are trending on Twitter right now, but not because the newly reunited group just released the first single off of their first studio album in eleven years. They’re trending because they performed at the Teen Choice Awards moments ago and apparently none of today’s teens know who they are. See a handful of the unfortunate tweets after the jump. [Read more…]

Here Is The Inevitable “Brokelandia”

It was just a matter of time before gentrified Brooklyn got its own Portlandia spin off, even if unofficial. Here is a video making the rounds today with a pretty amusing storyline (the pains of going from neighborhood to neighborhood in search of plans), although some jokes tread on pretty well-worn territory.

Looks like there is another clip in the series, posted three months ago.

What I Learned About Living In Williamsburg From Last Night’s 2 Broke Girls

I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the knowledge dropped and questions answered, like: Why do hipsters wear knit hats? Because of Coldplay…of course (seriously, this was one of the first jokes of the series).

This week I learned…

Nothing But Lawyer Jokes

Can you believe it’s finally back? Yes? Good because it’s a very easy thing to believe, even with it being off the air for three weeks. You know what they say, time drags when you’re dreading the return of the show. Seriously, dread. Judge Dredd judged me to be dreading the judgment day that is this show’s return. If only I had a good lawyer.

Speaking of lawyers, this episode was all about them (transition transitioned). It starts with the blonde broke girl’s lawyer showing up at the diner, who she hugs because she wants to remember her life as a spoiled girl gallivanting around the Upper East hugging lawyers. The lawyer, who is a walking Borscht Belt punchline, informs the blonde girl that he has acid reflux and that she needs to give a deposition because something, something, boring, something. Sadly (well, sadly if anyone cared) lawyers be expensive – lawyers BEEEEEE expensive – and the show is not called 2 Can Afford Lawyers Whenever Girls. Good thing participating in a drug trial is a stock sitcom premise because lawyers won’t accept cupcakes as payment anymore.

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What I Learned About Living In Williamsburg From Last Night’s 2 Broke Girls

I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the knowledge dropped and questions answered, like: Why do hipsters wear knit hats? Because of Coldplay…of course (seriously, this was one of the first jokes of the series).

This week I learned…

Gay People Live Here And They’re Gay

What I really like (and by like I mean hate) about 2 Broke Girls is instead of shying away from stereotypes they build episodes around them. Since it’s a demographic yet to be mocked, this is the gay episode. This doesn’t mean the episode is filled with homosexuals – no, the episode’s single gay couple makes a brief appearance and the start and end of the episode, mostly to set-up and comment on an apartment sitting arrangement. I imagine the pitch in the writer’s room went something like this:

Michael Patrick King (showrunner): “Whom haven’t we made fun of yet?”

Writer 1: “Gays?”

Writer 2: “Oh, yeah. Gays!”

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WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIVING IN WILLIAMSBURG FROM LAST NIGHT’S 2 BROKE GIRLS

I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the knowledge dropped and questions answered, like: Why do hipsters wear knit hats? Because of Coldplay…of course (seriously, this was one of the first jokes of the series).

This week I learned…

Our Birthday Parties Stink

Earlier in its run, the show argued: 1) Hipsters love karaoke 2) Hipsters will pay anything if a party is exclusive 3) Hipsters love theme parties. So what happens when it’s the blond broke girl’s birthday? Obviously, Kat Dennings throws a party in which the principle cast just sits around and then takes her on a bus (the “bang bus”—more on that later) to visit jail. [Read more…]