About Daniel Maurer

Daniel Maurer is the editor of Bedford + Bowery and a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. You can reach him at editor(at)bedfordandbowery.com.

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‘Party Talk’ Will Make You Want to Corner Someone at the Teen Commandments Release Show

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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Whole Lotta Lethem, as Jonathan Appears in Docs and in Person

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.

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Whiskey Pants Will Whisk You Away to an Alcoholic, Apocalyptic Williamsburg

“Whiskey Pants: the Mayor of Williamsburg” (Photo: Ze’ Castle Photography)

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.

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Caveat Is a New Nerd-Friendly Venue Where Thinkers Entertain Drinkers

(Photos courtesy of Caveat)

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.

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Iggy Pop’s Avatar Is, Of Course, Shirtless in This Music Video By the Safdie Bros

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.

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14 Ways to Savor Your Labor Day Weekend

Tiki Disco at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. (Photo: Justin Jay)

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.

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The Holy Mountain Is All Over Brooklyn This Month

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.

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