Dog lovers just got a new dog cafe (albeit a BYOD one) but what about cat people? Who’s gonna throw them a bone? Good news: The feline fair organized by the founder of the Lower East Side’s own Meow Parlour cat cafe is back for a second year.
Brooklyn Academy of Music has named David Binder as its creative director. The Tony Award-winning theater and festival producer’s credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, De La Guarda, and A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad.
Today’s weather called for snow, sleet, freezing rain, and just plain rain, so we’re going to go head and keep pumping out the summer concert news until it’s actually summer. On the heels of Stephen Malkmus announcing a forthcoming tour, another soft-spoken indie darling, Mac DeMarco, has done the same. After Keep Reading »
It’s been so long since we’ve heard new material from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks that we’ve had to settle for the closest thing to a new Malkmus album, which, let’s face it, is the new Parquet Courts album. Ah, but after four years, that changes today. The onetime Pavement frontman and his aforementioned Jicks just released a new song, “Middle America,” and it’s perfect for this snowy day, what with all of its mentions of “the wintertime.”
Still better news: Malkmus is heading out on tour in June, which means a new album might just be out before then (a spokesperson declined to make it official). The tour (dates below) comes to Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 14 and will end up in Portland, where Malkmus currently makes his home. (We’re told that photo of him riding a horse was taken in Portland a few weeks ago, during a video shoot).
If you saw Phantom Thread at the ArcLight Hollywood, you would’ve seen some of the exquisite dresses designed by Mr. Woodcock, the mercurial tailor played by Daniel Day Lewis; they were on display in a glass case, in the lobby. But this is even cooler. Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a special screening of the Oscar-nominated Paul Thomas Anderson film where the score will be performed live by Wordless Music Orchestra along with principals from London Contemporary Orchestra, which recorded the soundtrack. The first show has sold out, but a second one, on Feb. 25, has just been added.
It would’ve been fitting if Brooklyn band Bethlehem Steel had played Brooklyn venue Brooklyn Steel, but they’re not quite that big yet. Instead, they’re playing a show at Baby’s All Right tonight. The good news is, the gig is part of the Doc Martens Presents series, so it’s free, baby!
With their chunky, overdriven riffs and vocals that range from Cat Power to Kim Deal in the space of a few bars, Bethlehem Steel has been compared to Pixies and Weezer, although it’s safe to say Rivers Cuomo has never written anything along the lines of “The only people who have truly made me feel uncomfortable are middle-aged white men.” That’s all Bethlehem Steel singer-guitarist Rebecca Ryskalczyk.
The Union Square/Nomad/Flatiron area has become an epicenter of health-minded, chef-driven fast-casual joints, what with Sweetgreen, Dig Inn, Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions, Franklin Becker’s Little Beet, and Made Nice, from the team behind Eleven Madison Park. The latest entrant in the category is Tender Greens, a West Coast chain that has just opened a Union Square location, its first outside of California.
A Place to Bury Strangers may have lost its home base when Death By Audio closed in 2014, but it hasn’t lost its mojo, as evidenced by its new single, “Never Coming Back.” The title is somewhat ironic, since the band announced today that it will be coming back with a new album, Pinned, on April 13.
Panorama Festival, the beats-and-eats fest on Randall’s Island that has previously been headlined by Nine Inch Nails and LCD Soundsystem, has announced its 2018 lineup. Get ready to go on an escapade, kids, because the Saturday headliner is, uh, Janet Jackson.
On the more predictable front, The Weeknd will headline on Friday, July 27, and The Killers will close things out on Sunday. So it should be a Killer Weeknd? Har har.
Also of note: David Byrne will play the Sunday show, performing songs off his forthcoming album American Utopia. Gucci Mane is in the mix. And there are a host of acts that made the Village Voice‘s recently released Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll of the year’s best albums, including Byrne collaborator St. Vincent, New York cover girl Cardi B, SZA, The War On Drugs, The xx, Fleet Foxes, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
As with previous years, there’ll be a variety of eats, a dome theater, interactive digital art, and an outdoor dance club equipped with a Funktion 1 sound system pumping out house, techno, and the like.
General admission tickets will be priced at $99, $185 for 2 days and $250 for 3 days, and are $20 off if you purchase them between Feb. 2 at 10am and Feb. 3 at noon; regular pricing begins Sunday, Feb. 4 at midnight.
It’s been nearly four years since news broke that beloved Soho bookstore McNally Jackson was opening a Williamsburg outpost. After a litany of delays, the store quietly opened on North 4th Street this past Sunday, and Brooklynites now have a new place to pick up Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (speaking of things that aren’t expected to last four years). Yep, that’s it right in the window.
It happens to many a Brooklyn parent: Little Hugo starts having trouble reading the labels at Whole Foods Williamsburg and accidentally picks out an item that has GMOs. Clearly it’s time for a Lyft to the eye doctor, but what if the kids at Forest Explorers start calling him Four Eyes?