HBO, in a moment of scheduling brilliance, passes the torch from Game of Thrones seamlessly to season four of True Blood this Sunday. In honor of some non-sparkling, all-for-premarital-sex vampires, Goddamn Cobras made a mixtape. And a gif.
Anyone know if Odyssea or Sweet Ups are holding viewing parties again?
Summer is officially here, and in honor of its arrival, we have an announcement about one of the greatest summer movies ever!
Director David Wain (Role Models) may soon be making a prequel to his cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer!
Wain told Jeff Goldsmith at The Q&A Podcast, “The prequel would [take place] the same summer … So it would be 40 year olds playing 16 year olds. And yeah, we’re in the early stages of thinking about that.”
The film, made in 2001, starred then unknowns Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Jeanene Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showwalter, and Ken Marino, to name a few.
This year marks the film’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate Music Hall of Williamsburg has an event next month hosted by Wain and fellow Stella comedy troupe members Michael Showwalter and Michael Ian Black.
Although the working class locals have yet to complain about the temporary summer influx of irony and jorts, the article follows on the heels of The New York Times’ own report of the tattooed, Wayfarer masses. With all this high-profile coverage, it is only a matter of time before one interviewee’s astute observation that “the boardwalk is the new Bedford Avenue” becomes less tourist attraction and more anti-gentrification assault.
Also, in general, do surfers qualify as hipsters? I haughtily think not.
New York Shitty reports receipt of an email from a reader detailing a violent incident near N. 4th and Kent. After confronting the individual who had moved her scooter to an illegal parking spot in order to park his own car, the reader alleges:
image c/o dosomething.org
These next events all happened very quickly, so I might not have them in the correct order. After a few minutes and calls to 911 already rolling, he then pushed one of the men who had stepped in to defend me, and the man immediately restrained him. When the man released him, the suspect went to his car and removed an aluminum baseball bat and went after the man who had hold of him. Another bystander, managed to grab the bat from the suspect mid-swing. Within moments, an SUV full of teenagers rolled up. 4 boys jumped out of the car, 2-3 girls remained in the back seat. Had 20-30 bystanders not stayed close to my girlfriend and I, I have no doubt that this group would have turned the situation very ugly.
The reader added:
Meanwhile, my girlfriend was being circled and verbally assaulted by these teens. Some of the comments were hate comments directed to our being gay.
Despite being able to identify the perpetrators and having witnesses, police officers called to the scene supposedly failed to pursue the accused or take a report.
Our homies over at Death + Taxes and Ray-Ban know how to throw a party — and by this, of course, we mean that this Thursday at Santos Party House guests will not only be treated to grooves to make your butt move but that there’s also an open bar.
And since nothing goes better with free cocktails than tropics-infused musical libations, Beach Fossils, Javelin and Punches will be there to remind you why summer is better than, well, anything else.
In case you need a soundtrack to your walk through the perfectly sticky Chinatown streets Thursday night, grab Punches remix of “LightHouse” by NewVillager below — a band that has recently garnered a whole ‘nother level of recognition.
As one music festival ends another must begin…and so goes the circle of life. Today is the fifth annual Make Music New York festival, an event that features free concerts in public spaces all around the city. MMNY fest is today and today only –mind you it is the longest day of the year (and thankfully so because there is a lot to do). Full Schedule over at MMNY’s site with many events going down in Williamsburg (including pop up pianos at the East River park!). Check it out and jam on.
I don’t know if this is a jab at the PS22 kids who sing indie songs, the coolest Kidz Bop ever, or a thematic tribute to nostalgic young love that runs throughout Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life. But this video for “Queen of Hearts,” directed by Scott Cudmore, is amazing.
Sorry Virginia, turns out it’s the other Williamsburg that’s for lovers.
According to a survey by online dating site HowAboutWe.com, Williamsburg ranks 5th in the 10 most popular New York neighborhoods to have a first date.
Unlike conventional dating websites, HowAboutWe.com lets you propose first date activities, and then matches you up with a prospective beau who shares your interests. Based on more than 100,000 date suggestions posted, popular Williamsburg destinations include the Brooklyn Brewery, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Brooklyn Bowl and Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory.
Nothing says romance like organic pastries and PBR.
This week, New York celebrates all you hotties of any sexual / gender / age / ethnic / time period / transportation / non-categorical orientation. So go out there and exercise those fundamental freedoms!