March is upon us and I’ve already felt a tad warmer this morning hoping that spring was here. Alas, Brooklyn is still cold as hell at nighttime, and yes you’ve still got to check that pesky coat wherever your going. However, this weekend is shaping up to be a good one. With an eclectic array of events this friday and saturday, theres enough to get down to, ranging from minimal techno to wild and crazy disco.
Archive for February, 2013
Photo by John Niedermeyer
Community group Town Square Inc. is proposing a museum for the Williamsburg or Greenpoint waterfronts. From Brooklyn Paper:
Town Square Inc. is looking for a waterfront site in Williamsburg and Greenpoint that could host a world-class facility on the scale of Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History or the New York Hall of Science in Queens in the next six years.
“We want this to be one of the things on the list when you are a visitor to New York City,” said co-organizer Darrick Borowski. “We want you to cross the East River to come here.”
The museum will have interactive exhibits, an educational center, and scientists in residence.
“We’re looking for scientists who are interested in art and artists who are interested in science,” said Borowski. “We want to highlight the intersection between those two.”
It sounds like the project is still very much in it’s infancy, but an interesting idea nonetheless. Read more at Brooklyn Paper.
When my alarm goes off, I immediately think: “Still winter. What would Louis CK do?” I figure I can order a pizza at 7:00am, Hour of Darkness that it is, and swim in a combination of shame/disgust, but I stick to a milder routine: mumble some made-up obscenity, wave a middle finger in the general direction of my window, and stare at my economy-sized container of Vitamin D supplements, all while mopping up an endless stream of poisonous, pitch-black tears. What I’m getting at is this: Stop crying and pack up your sun lamp, ‘cause this seasonal affective garbage is almost over.
Before we push the clocks forward, though, there’s Kevin Cooley’s Skyward at The Boiler and its blue stretch of surreal Los Angeles sky. The video installation—a single tracking shot that starts downtown and takes us to Palos Verdes—plays 40 feet above a plot of artificial turf, where you can sprawl out like a stargazer—like you’re kicking back in a convertible—and make the misanthropic monstrosity of MTA rush hour take a backseat. And that’s nice, isn’t it?—trading out underground asphyxiation for something kinder to human maladjustment? Something that doesn’t involve a subterranean stranger shaking down your idea of personal space and breathing so hard on you that he must think you’ll cut him a check with a dollar amount that matches MPH? Yeah, that’s nice.
What’s also nice is a prescription of airplanes, palm trees, freeways, and feathered creatures. Here’s to temporary teleportation—to daydreams of Malibu Barbie and Ryan Gosling, ca. 2011. Through March 17.
Sacrilege is the first single by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from their upcoming LP “Mosquito”, which is scheduled for release on April 16, via Interscope. The track premiered on February 25, 2013 on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show.
The song features a 24-piece gospel choir and was produced by David Sitek and Nick Launay.
Information about tickets below:
NBC 4 went Williamsburg to talk to Salerno Service Station’s Sal Salerno (no relation jk) about Williamsburg’s rat problem. You may know Salerno from their intense display during Christmas, but also be sure to heed their rat warnings. According to their facebook page, in this post-Sandy apocalyptic version of Williamsburg you need to bang on your car’s hood before (more…)
Today David Bowie has let go another music video from his upcoming record The Next Day, out March 12. Titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, this one follows “Where Are We Now?”, which was more of a slow, introspective ballad. The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, stars Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a married couple whose lives are disturbed by a celebrity couple. Watch it below.