Archive for May, 2009
Last night, I saw Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear fame out at Spuyten Duyvil, taking advantage of the weather to enjoy the garden and impressive beer selection. Alas, I did not have the courage to tell him how much I love the new album. Not because I’m scared to approach people generally, but because the new video for “Two Weeks” has seriously creeped me the fuck out.
Tomorrow night is the premiere of Livin’ for the Citaaayyy!, the new monthly party at Legion on Metropolitan Ave.
Playing all kinds of rare and not-so-rare danceables from the 50s 60s 70s 80s and 90s, this will most likely be the time of your life– mostly bc they’ve got one-part of the Free Danger duo DJing, who you can catch at the FREEburg Northside showcase on June 12th.
[Flyer compliments of Behold the Destroyer]
Tonight marks the official opening of Mesa Coyoacan, a traditional Mexican restaurant from chef Ivan Garcia, original menu designer for Barrio Chino and most recently chef de cuisine at Mercadito. There’s nothing avant-garde about the menu, most of which will seem familiar at first glance–his ‚”grandma’s recipes,” as Garcia put it, down to house-made tortillas–albeit with modern touches such as Berkshire pork in the carnitas tacos and grass fed beef for the carne asada. Look for tacos (3 for $9), a sampling of ceviches, sopas, and tamales, as well as entrees, including enchiladas de mole, pork-and-fruit-stuffed poblanos topped with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds, and spiced lamb in chile ancho, chile guajillo, and avocado leaves steamed in a banana leaf, none over $15. Those price points and the warm interior (Chino-style wood tables for up to 14; salvaged 1940s wallpaper; and actual family photos hovering over the dining space like a glowering abuelita) you can expect Coyoacan to finally turn the former Pampa Grill space in Graham Ave’s ‚”Fish Tank” building into the destination those architects clearly meant it to be.
Beer and wine only for now, including red and white sangria. Brunch due next week. Full menu here.
372 Graham Avenue
Adorable French electronica darling, Emilie Simon, has got a couple of New York shows coming up, including one in our ‘hood:
June 2nd – Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
June 17th- Public Assembly, Brooklyn
July 23rd- Highline Ballroom, NYC
We’ve got two tickets to the June 2nd show with Holiday Shores!
Be the third to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they’re yours. WE HAVE A WINNER!
Download “Fleur de Saison (Season Flower)” here.
Amanda Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls), comedians Todd Barry and Eugene Mirman, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, the Six Word Memoirists, authors Amy Tan and Anthony Swofford, and first time McSweeney’s novelists James Hannaham and Jessica Anthony all throw themselves at the collective intellectual fan this Saturday night at the Highline Ballroom for YOU’RE NOT ALONE, an evening presented by McSweeney’s, SMITHMAG, and The Rumpus. We recommend you check this out, tickets are only $12 for all this awesomeness!
Comedy by Todd Barry and Eugene Mirman
Music by Matthew Caws of Nada Surf
Readings by Anthony Swofford, Jessica Anthony, James Hannaham, The Six-Word Memoirists, and Amy Tan
Hosted by author and Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott
Happy Hour from 6-7: $4 PBR; $5 All other beers; $6 Well Drinks
The young, tired, broke, identity-craving, huddled masses continue their surge eastward along the L line… and the inherent humor of Brooklyn’s gentrification has been nearly extinguished by a neverending slew of lousy hipster commentary. Case in point: This “Bushwick the Board Game” video, which is kinda marginally funny. Maybe it’s just that the voice-over is super annoying, but we’re left to wonder WTF is coming next.
‚”NullSet Films has evolved into a full-blown empire, with the creation of NullSet Games and its inaugural release of Bushwick the Board Game. The game has evolved along with our ever changing neighborhood and is now ready for you…
‚”Visit an art show, attend your bands gig, take a ride on the L and take home a handsome stranger. Roll the dice for the trip around the board to gather cards and coins. Physical challenges include tasks such as calling a former lover, spinning the bottle, and additional feats of strength. The first to end up at their new pad in the wick (and is able to pay rent) wins. Simple. Hipster tested, unanimously approved.”