Even after trying to sort out all of those “Teen” bands, we still don’t know the difference between TEEN and The Teen Age. But this much is certain: Our new favorite, Teen Commandments, is playing the rooftop of Our Wicked Lady on Friday, and we’re super psyched to be premiering the new music video for “Party Talk,” off of their forthcoming EP.
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If you’re a Lethem lover, get ready for a jolt of Jonathan. As you’d expect, the Motherless Brooklyn writer is appearing at the Brooklyn Book Festival next week — on a panel about music writing and also alongside his fellow “literary lions,” Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson. Not only that, but the novelist and essayist is also featured in two new documentaries– and he’ll be appearing at a screening of one of them, to talk about all things Lethem.
Ice cream season ain’t over yet. Van Leeuwen, the artisanal ice cream brand that started out of a truck and now has stores in almost every neighborhood B+B covers (LES coming soon), is grand-opening its South Street Seaport outpost on Saturday with a cheap-scoop deal.
Three years after the St. Mark’s Bookshop left its longtime home on the corner of Third Avenue and Stuyvesant Street, The Bean has opened up its newest location inside of the bookstore’s once hallowed halls.
Since we first told you about Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg a couple of years ago, Williamsburg has gotten a little less whiskey-soaked. Trash Bar is now a boxing gym, and other healthful endeavors like FlyWheel and Equinox have made a home in the neighborhood where rock-n-roll bowling used to be the primary form of recreation.
Owning a bar isn’t rocket science, but it doesn’t hurt to be a high-energy particle physicist who once worked on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Ben Lillie did just that before going on to co-found The Story Collider, a podcast dedicated to personal stories about science. Last night, he took the quantum leap into bar ownership and opened Caveat, a Lower East Side venue where thinkers like himself will mingle with comedians, musicians, and the completely unclassifiable.
Citi Bike revealed details of its latest expansion today, announcing that it’ll bring 2,000 new bikes and 140 new stations to Harlem, Astoria, Long Island City, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Installation of the big blue bikes begins September 12.
Robert Pattinson channels vintage Pacino in the new Safdie brothers film, Good Time, but let’s face it, the breakout star of the heist-gone-wrong flick is Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never. The Brooklyn-based electronic musician’s score, which won Best Soundtrack at Cannes, is Tangerine Dream on steroids, and is a huge part of what propels the work of Queens noir. Now the composer and producer has released a video for “The Pure and Damned,” featuring words and vocals by Iggy Pop.
Summer is just about over, which means we’re clocking out early today, pouring some Rum Chata into our newly arrived Aliens tiki mug, and spending the long weekend asking ourselves where the days went. Oh, god, where did they go? You, however, should get out there and enjoy one last blast of fun in the sun before its Oktoberfest time.
The Holy Mountain is the kind of film we highly recommend whenever it’s playing in theaters. After all, a “sanctuary of 1,000 testicles” looks so much better on the big screen. And so, I’m happy to tell you that Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist masterpiece is playing at East Williamsburg’s dine-in theater, Syndicated, at midnight this Friday and Saturday. But here’s something even more far out: The Knockdown Center, our favorite colossal arts venue in Ridgewood, just announced that it’ll be screening the film along with a new score by the venue’s music production manager, Adrianna Moschides.