Image c/o Sandboy
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the New Museum’s Get Weird series, you definitely must tonight. Programmed by former Fader editor-in-chief Alex Wagner, the shows offer some of the better selections in the avant garde music scene. Past shows have included: The Present, Soft Circle, and Growing.
Tonight sees SF-based Lichens (aka Rob Lowe) headlining. A frequent collaborator with TV on the Radio, Lichens’ performances are spiritual, meditative experiences.
Check out the New Museum for more info.
Archive for November, 2008
myopenbar.com and sake2me present: a special NYC screening/fundraiser for REBUILDING HOPE a work-in-progress documentary by Jen Marlowe.
When: Thursday, November 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
Pomegranate Gallery, 133 Greene St (between Prince & Houston), Soho, NYC
Subway: Subway Info: B,D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; R, W to Prince Street, 6 (downtown only) to Bleeker Street
Fee: $20 suggested minimum donation
What: Three “Lost Boys” return home after civil war forced them to flee South Sudan as young children. This is the documentary of their journey of discovery and their efforts to provide health and education to their communities.
A work-in-progress screening will be followed by a reception featuring sake2me’s lightly sparkling Japanese junmai sake infused with all-natural Asian flavors of Asian Pear, Ginger Mango, Yuzu Citrus and Green Tea.
All proceeds from the evening will go towards completing this important documentary film. Once completed, all proceeds from the film will go towards the healthcare and education projects in Sudan initiated by the three young men featured in the film.
This event made possible by the support of the Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts, Inc., sake2me and myopenbar.com
Moms have been freaking over this Motrin ad:
Here’s the story
Big pharma Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has rolled out a Web clip in which a snarky, knowing commentator gripes about the social pressure to “wear” babies in slings, carriers, etc‚Äìand the Motrin-ready aches that “wearing” a baby can cause. And in the last few days lots of blogger/Twitterers have agreed that:
• The ad is offensive.
• Motrin/JNJ doesn’t “get” social marketing.
• Something should be done! Maybe a boycott.
There’s even a protest video that hilariously uses “Danny Boy” as its soundtrack.
Hearing their Twitter-rage, the company has since pulled the ad and issued an apology. We can’t help but adore this spoof ad just posted on YouTube (below). Sure the original ad was dumb and overly snarky, but come on, aren’t there worse things to get upset about? [hat tip Jezebel]
If you’re in the market for a great show tonight, we recommend AA Bondy‘s set at Union Hall. He used to be the frontman for Verbena, but now he’s taken on a more folky-country twang, and has friends like The Felice Brothers (who appear on his American Hearts LP, released earlier this year.) Tonight he’ll have peeps from Elvis Perkins in Dearland as his backing band, and Steve Burns and the Struggle will be opening.
Bring a friend, hold hands, drink whiskey or whisky. Whichever you prefer.
c/o Fat Possum Records
Bishop Allen are playing 2x this weekend at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and we are giving away two free tickets to whoever demands them first! So go ahead and email email@example.com, and I’ll get back to you ASAP if you’re the lucky winner.
***(UPDATE: AS OF 12:30 PM CONTEST = CLOSED! SORRY GUYS!)***
Here’s their video for “Middle Management,” from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist:
What do you do if you’re at Kellogg’s, it’s 3:30 in the morning and you don’t like your pancakes? Well, you throw a fit, toss your pancakes in the air, and stab a waiter with your fork. Clearly the right decision.
From the NY Post:
A drunken maniac turned a Williamsburg diner upside down yesterday when he went on a profanity-laced tirade, threw a plate of pancakes, and repeatedly stabbed a waiter with a fork, cops said.
Mark Caliente, 36, allegedly went berserk at 3:30 a.m. after he refused to pay his bill in the Kellogg’s Diner at Metropolitan and Union avenues, sources said.
After tossing the pancakes into the air, the raving Caliente allegedly hurled hot coffee on the waiter and stabbed him in the hand.
Beach House released their “Used to Be” single back in October, and the video for the track is pretty splendid. They’re playing December 9th at The Music Hall of Williamsburg (with openers Tickley Feather – word!), so buy your tix immediately.
Lissy Trullie and her band of waifs have been mega-hyped this season, especially following up from their CMJ sets. Even without having yet released a debut (her Self-Taught Learner EP is due out in January), she generates enough buzz to play sets like last night’s ‚Äì which also featured Adam Green, and a DJ set from Mark Ronson.
Before Lissie sauntered on stage (which was well after midnight), The Rumble Strips played an √ºber-Britpop opening set. They’re clearly another vegetable from the Kooks garden***, complete with trumpet, sax, and bombast.
Just as the sight of flannel and fedoras was about to induce vomiting, Lissie Trullie and co. began their stripped down, Strokes-ish set. Miss Trullie looks like a cross between Mia Farrow and Tabitha from Bravo’s Tabitha’s Salon Takeover, and she has the exact sort of attitude you might expect from a hybrid of those two women. Rocking out in her heels and leather jacket, at one moment she’d succinctly direct the audience with a ‚”don’t fuck with me.” Yet she’d offset that with her languid rocker aesthetic. The crowd was unbelievably psyched when ‚”Self Taught Learner” and her cover of Hot Chip’s ‚”Ready for the Floor” were played, and after seeing Lissy Trullie last night we know one thing: her upward orbit will keep going full-speed for quite some time.
***A phrase I toss around that must be credited to an old colleague at The Big Takeover magazine, who once used the term ‚”another vegetable from the Coldplay garden” in reference to Keane. Sigh. Those were different times. Tangent complete.
The Rumble Strips
Photos c/o Mark Iantosca
OY VEY! Someone’s gonna have a hangover tomorrow!!!! Shoot an email right now to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll get the discounted rate ($5) for tonight’s hot mess at Santos Party House.
The Official Girl Talk Afterparty – hosted by Andrew WK !
@ Santos Party House – 100 Lafayette St. NYC
10pm – 4am
2 floor blowout with:
The Death Set (DJ set)
Hearts Of Darknesses
Doors @ 10 PM $5 w/RSVP, $10 dos