While we’re usually anticipating what to do at the CMJ Music Marathon around this time of the year, we’ll just have to find something else to do instead. Fear not, however, because a regular weekend is obviously still packed with things to do and this one is no exception, which is especially well-timed given the political circus and “killer clowns” (maybe they’re the same thing?) stinking up the air.
You don’t need me wasting your time with chit-chat, there are weekend plans to be made, this time we bring you some site favourites and something out of left field. Enjoy!
Autumn is finally here! And while we may be in for a fairly wet and grey weekend, I’m ready for some more moderate temperatures. I’m not so ready for the inevitable bug I seem to have picked up, so let’s not waste anyone’s time here, music is a healer.
Today is St Patrick’s Day… fantastic… now everyone in the city who ever saw a picture of a four leaf clover or had a pint of Guinness is apparently Irish. I might just curl up in a ball and hide, but that would be a mistake, because if you can avoid all the green pavement pizzas en-route to where you’re going, there are some great shows to be seen.
UK industrial rock institution Godflesh decimated eardrums at Greenpoint’s Warsaw this week. You can watch most of their set below.
Godflesh at Warsaw
Four day weeks should really be the norm, even this rain can be forgiven. It has been a slightly slower news week than normal but CMJ just announced their initial lineup for the 2015 music marathon, and we’re also getting a museum of food and drink later this year. Hopefully everyone is well rested because there are plenty of great options across the whole weekend.
This Thursday MTV will debut its new series, I Just Want My Pants Back, a scripted show about young twenty-somethings living in and around Greenpoint. The series is based on the 2007 book by David J. Rosen and a “sneak peak” of the pilot episode aired back in August. I got my hands on a press screener of three episodes. Here’s what to expect, spoiler-free.
The basic premise: Jason, a shaggy-haired guy a few years out of college meets a girl at a bar and takes her back to his one-bedroom off the Nassau G. They have a crazy night together and in the morning, she absconds with his pants. He’s hooked and becomes preoccupied with finding her, which distracts him from his job as a receptionist for a media company. (So far, minus the falling victim to pants thievery, this is my life.)
Jason’s sidekick is Tina, a foul-mouthed, crop-topped blonde who engages in some sexual misadventures of her own. There’s also Stacey and Eric, an interracial couple living together and going to grad school. The four characters have been friends since college.