Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Anti-Pop Consortium Tonight!

I am going tonight!

Friday, September 25, 2009

GBH Events: Dollar Daze at Webster, Anti-Pop Consortium and More!

I have to re-post this informative and exciting e-mail from the party-promoters at GBH.

Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) DJs
Friday September 25 at Webster Hall

The legendary Black Devil Disco Club are coming to New York to play a live set for us. Our spines are tingling... these guys are not only the most mysterious and enigmatic electronic act in history, but their spooky electro disco sound is so essential, it feels like it is casting some weird voodoo spell over you.
Those italo disco basslines, and creeping synth lines, weird sound effects, amazing melodies... it's what you might imagine they play on a Saturday night in Beelzebub's brothel... take a listen
The Devil In Us //// Coach Me //// H Friend //// Open The Night

The excellent Mike Simonetti of Italians Do It Better will also be DJing.

And not to forget our resident Girls and Boys DJs: Alex English, Gavin Royce, Kids With Snakes and Rekles.


Webster Hall: 125 E11th St between 3rd & 4th Ave.s
Doors 10pm. 19+ w/I.D.


Official Phoenix After Party
Tribeca Grand - Saturday Sept. 26

That's right... it's the Phoenix After Party... and DFA's Holy Ghost! will be DJing.

Plus Matt and Maia are back to rock the turntables (we'll be celebrating Matt Kaye's Birthday). Alex English will also be DJing.

Your hosts for the evening will be: The 66Sick Girls,and Aaron Kolfage.

And let's not forget the drinks speciasl:
$10 Sol and Jim Beam shot combo all night (Red Stripe and Jim Beam shots are both $6 if purchased separately).


When you arrive, tell the door person you are on the GBH Guest List.. Admission at doorperson's discretion.

Tribeca Grand: 2 Avenue of the Americas
Doors 10pm. 21+ w/I.D.
Admission at doorperson's discretion.

Tuesday Sept 29 at Santos Party House

Legendary underground Hip-Hop renegades, Anti-Pop Consortium are back and they have a new album. This will be the release party for 'Fluorescent Black', with a live performance by the boys themselves plus CX Kidtronik and special guests.


Santos Party House: 96 Lafayette Street betwn Walker and White. Doors 7pm.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Classes at 3rd Ward

This is the kind of stuff I need to be doing more of. Productive creative fun.

Below, blurbs and info from 3rd Ward:

Well, Jesus's Last Supper had a weird ending but yours will have a happy one! (NO! Not that kind). This Saturday over 50 artists of all kinds convene for annual multi-media art feast, The Last Supper! Don't miss the chance to indulge all your senses with art, music, films and food.

Tonight, come out for everybody's favorite weekly staple Drink n' Draw and tomorrow join us & Brooklyn Royalty for the Indie Business Fair.

But don't let your body have all the fun. You brain wants to sign up for our class of the week!

1. The Last Supper: Music, Art, Film, Food Festival, September 26, THIS SATURDAY

2. Drink n' Draw, TONIGHT!

3. Indie Business Fair, September 24, THIS THURSDAY

4. Sweatshop Social, September 28

5. Class of the week: Intro to Final Cut Pro

####1. The 5th Annual Last Supper Festival, September 26, 6 p to 2 a, $15 or $10 w/ 3 cans of food, FREE for Members

An artistic feast for the senses that brings together over 50 short films, works of art, writings, culinary creations, edible installations, and up-and-coming bands & DJ's to celebrate the autumn harvest and discuss consumption. Created & curated by artist and architect Coralina Meyer, The Last Supper kindles the creative miasma infused by community interaction, and harvests the cornucopia of media in our own backyard.

Benefiting the Food Bank of New York City.

RSVP events@3rdward.com

For more information visit www.lambastic.com.

####2. Drink n' Draw, 8 to 10:30 p, $15/person or $10 w/ a friend, FREE for Members

Every Wednesday 3rd Ward indulges artists with a night of drawing the nude figure while drinking beer, eating snacks and chillin' to the good tunes of DJ Jedi Mind Orgasm (aka Adam Collison).

Please be prepared for a nice relaxing time and come with drawing supplies in hand. No previous drawing experience required to attend.

For more information visit http://www.3rdward.com/drink-n-draw/.

####3. Indie Business Fair, Thursday, September 24, 7 to 10 p, FREE admission, complimentary Colt 45 while it lasts

Ever had a really creative, fun idea for a new business that you were just dying to make a reality? Well, you're in luck, because there are already NYC-ers like you who are doing just that! Get inspired at the 2nd Indie Business Fair, which gathers 10 aspiring entrepreneurs and their brand new business plans in the same room for one evening only!

Sponsored by Brooklyn Royalty and 3rd Ward Edu, you can rock out to the beats of DJ Jeff Ramos, grab a drink with your friends and check out the newest independent businesses before anyone else. Plus there will be tons of demonstrations, free samples and giveaways!

####4. Sweatshop Social, September 28, 7 to 10 p, FREE

Made for food-shopping fashionistas and creative environmentalists alike, join non-profit organization, Bags for the People, in a night of custom cotton bag making. You bring the fun and the fabric; we'll provide the sewing machines, instruction, drinks, snacks and live music. 'Cause everybody knows plastic is passe.

RSVP events@3rdward.com

For more information visit http://bagsforthepeople.org/.

####5. Class of the week: Intro to Final Cut Pro, Sundays October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2:30 to 5:30 p

Learn all the essentials necessary to start editing your own work and explore the world of digital video editing. This class will cover importing footage, the editing interface, and various tips and tricks.



Sign up for ANY of our more than 100 unique classes at www.3rdward.com/classes!

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn New York 11237
United States

Monday, September 21, 2009

San Gennaro Festival In Little Italy

Yesterday I enjoyed the food fest and craziness that is the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy. And my friend even won an oversized Winnie the Pooh!

(cutting the coconuts, above!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Even though I am not - at all - of German descent, I went and enjoyed Oktoberfest festivities yesterday, which first included a parade along 5th Ave and then an afternoon-long celebration in SummerStage at Central Park.

And even though I barely had a drink of beer, it was quite amusing to vicariously enjoy the drunken enjoyment of the festivities!

Pics of parade and festival below.

Check out the stacks of empty beer pitchers...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Groovaloo Tonight

I am seeing Groovaloo tonight at the Joyce Theater; I can't wait!

A modern hip-hop dance show, it should be good!

PS: This is a show I recommend!! It is based on real-life stories of the dancers and b-boys, and it is a heartfelt, poetic, beautiful, soulful, and enjoyable show.

Little Boots Last Night at Bowery Ballroom!

So I saw Little Boots last night at Bowery Ballroom, who I first saw during the CMJ music fest last fall before she was "big" (though I know the truth - she had a not insignificant cult following even then!).

Also, one of the opening bands, a French all-girl group called the Plasticines, was pretty awesome.

Below are some pics of the Plasticines, and following them, pics of Little Boots!

Little Boots! (below)

Monday, September 7, 2009

HOWL! Festival at Tompkins Square Park

I checked out the HOWL! festival yesterday at Tompkins Square Park. Between the musical performance going inside the park, the painting happening on the periphery of the park, and the people-watching, it was a fun and fascinating way to spend my Sunday afternoon.

Some pictures below.

And, the art:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Loft Parties!

I may very well have to check out one of these parties, tomorrow and Sunday!

This Saturday : September 5th
Winkel & Balktick Present: Stranded!

Explore a massive never-before-seen warehouse made magic by two dozen
artists, too many performers to mention and music acts continuing far past
dawn. Highlights include the Gameletron within the Temple of Ephemeral
Light and live sets by ZXL, Miss Angelinga and Sistine Criminals. Explore
this and dozens of other acts.

Details can be found at: http://www.wandbnyc.com/


This Sunday : September 6th through Labor Day

A secret DJ throwdown dance party with some of New York Cities best dj's ,
up and coming visual artists and copious amounts of liquor mixing it up in
a high-end Manhattan loft. Experience, dj's Toddy Terry, Alexander
Technique, Kimyon + MSG, Juan Gavaria, Drew Heffron, plus visual artists
Ross Brodar, KY, Tono and LostCitizen.

10pm 'till brunch
RSVP with the password "Danger" : cautionrsvp@gmail.com

Labor Day Events in NYC

Okay, Labor Day, here I come!

I started off celebrating the weekend this afternoon in East River State Park, a waterfront park in my neighborhood (well, more like a 5-10 minute bike ride from my actual apartment). Definitely a local park I recommend!

And now, for the real festivities:

First, I have to share this tip I got from an UrbanDaddy email: The Queens County Farm Museum is having a Labor Day camp out. For $80, it is a cheap way to "get out of the city" while not actually having to travel far. I don't think it's likely I will actually make it to this, but it does sound pretty awesome!

Next, are these two parties promoted by GBH!

Also, this is happening tonight through Sunday - circus fun in Williamsburg!
(I learned of this from the Nonsense NYC email!)
Cirque This invites you to:

Cirque Off

Live on stage. Circus acts galore. From the hilarious to the beautiful to the
bizarre and all the way back again, and set to the amazing live music of the
Cirque This Band, we are bringing back the Cirque Off festival for a third year,
showcasing the talents of some of the finest emerging and established circus
artists from New York and Beyond. Cirque This sets the stage, while an amazing
roster of unusual and spectacular guests will dazzle you. (Not family friendly
and not for the faint of heart!)

Triskelion Arts Theater

118 North 11th Street, 3rd floor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $12
Continues through SUNDAY

Half-Price NYC

I am trying to finally buckle down and be more financially responsible, so I've been hitting up half-price deals like the half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays at Nita Nita, a tapas bar in Williamsburg. This deal was definitely worth it.

But then I also took advantage of Lifebooker this past week, a self-described essential "Source for Exclusive New York City Salon & New York City Spa Deals." While I did receive a facial for 50% off, I also ended up agreeing to an additional treatment and bought some exfoliation cream for what ended up being a rather whopping bill... NYC, I do love you - sometimes - but not your pollution or your excessive costs... !

Anyway, here's to finding cheap Labor Day weekend fun in the city!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

$5 Music Shows!

I think I must spend a significant percentage of my income on music shows.

Which is why I am that much more inclined to take advantage of Live Nation's deal with Citibank: $5 tickets for cardmembers to certain shows! Tonight there are $5 tickets available for the Pet Shop Boys. Now I just have to buy the tickets.. and find someone to go with!!

Oops - sale ended yesterday. And Craigslist is swarming with people looking for tickets.