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Bushwick Open Studios Guide: How to Do BOS Like a Boss

Tim Kent's home studio at last year's BOS. (Photo: Alexandria Glorioso)

Tim Kent’s home studio at last year’s BOS. (Photo: Alexandria Glorioso)

Bushwick Open Studios is happening this weekend and once again local artists will open their private studio doors to the public for a few days of art consumption, mingling, and performances. This year’s 600 related events stretch all the way from Decatur Street to just north of Grand. But don’t freak out just yet, because we’ve planned a pretty solid weekend for you below.
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The Verdict on Phrosties: ‘Try This Psycho Juice While It Is Still Legal’

(Photos: Nicole Disser)

(Photos: Nicole Disser)

Oh, the places social media can take you– close to the edge of insanity in the case of “24/7” delivery Phrosties, or “the best tasting fruit slushies in NYC.” The concept is simple. Request to follow the Phrostie man on Instagram, wait for approval, and text your borough’s corresponding number to order your choice of a variety of colorful, frozen pints of slushy goodness.
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At a 100th Birthday Reading of Sun Ra's Lost Works, Space Was the Place

Phast Phreddie doing his saxophone thing. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Phast Phreddie doing his saxophone thing. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

William S. Burroughs isn’t the only counterculture deity being feted with a centenial. The late Sun Ra would have been about a month shy of 100 years old, but his presence permeated St. Mark’s Church on Friday night.
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DIY or Die! Surveying the Post-285 Future of Brooklyn’s Underground(-ish) Venues

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(Photo: Dylan Johnson, @giantclick)

It seems the dust has finally settled over at 285 Kent following a farewell weekend packed with frothy debauchery, nostalgia-tinged obituaries and, of course, jaded shoulder shrugs. Emerging from the haze is a consensus that the Man, in all its frightening manifestations — aka the police, stroller-pushing Williamsburg yuppies, the city’s ever increasing wealth gap, and what’s known as the Bottle Club Law — can’t kill the spirit of the underground, after-hours, and DIY that inspired 285 Kent.

So what’s next?

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Check Out Kathleen Hanna’s Anti-Evan Dando Zine, Plus an Excerpt From Bamboo Girl

evandando001This week is your last chance to see The Punk Singer on the big screen, and you should definitely, definitely catch this cool doc about Kathleen Hanna – one of the most visible and outspoken figures of the Riot Grrl movement – before it leaves IFC Center and Nitehawk on Thursday.

The film’s archival footage of Hanna’s band Bikini Kill – not to mention its interviews with Kim Gordon, Hanna’s bandmates in Le Tigre and her husband Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys – filled us with so much nostalgia for the ‘90s (when Courtney Love was so, so much nuttier than she is now) that we were inspired to check out the Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU’s Fales Library.
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Occultists and Curious Normies Alike Mingled At Moon Church’s Zine Launch

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church — the Brooklyn-based sisterhood of witchcraft, pagan, and occult devotees — bid farewell to Fall on Wednesday and celebrated the release of its first quarterly zine, Autumn Equinox, with a night of poetry, performance and ritual moon worship.

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For PS122, a $31 Million Groundbreaking and Some Groundbreaking Performances

150 First Avenue, at right.

150 First Avenue, at right.

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Borough President Scott Stringer, and a slew of officials visited the East Village yesterday to kick off the second phase of a $35 million city-funded project that will bring a new home to Performance Space 122.

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The Day Gash and Muff of Guns N' Hoses Met Slash and Duff of Guns N' Roses

(Photo: @GunsNHosesRock)

(Photo: @GunsNHosesRock)

Every tribute band’s ultimate wet dream has got to be meeting their match IRL. And just over a week ago Guns N’ Hoses— Brooklyn’s own all-girl Guns N’ Roses cover band — got to do just that. But it wasn’t like girls were desperate groupies waiting backstage.

“It was some pure universe serendipity shit. It was crazy,” Charlene Kaye (a.k.a. Gash) told B+B of the time Gash met Slash.
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In Search of an Unsung East Village Photographer, Tomas Leach 'Hunted an Old Man Down'

Saul Leiter, secret genius photographer of the East Village, turned 90 this year, yet his work is just now achieving widespread recognition — most recently in the form of In No Great Hurry, a documentary playing this week at the Doc NYC Festival.
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Airbnb Hosts: ‘I’m Not Hurting Anybody, I’m Not Hooking, I’m Not Selling Drugs’

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It’s no secret that the Airbnb economy is thriving in New York City — after all, the Times was on it this week. Visitors to the city can tap in to the crash-pad social network to rent out anything from enormous luxury loft apartments in Williamsburg (for mere hundreds of dollars a night) to cozy, but apparently windowless futon-hallways in the East Village for as little as 60 bones. Airbnb isn’t couch-surfing cheap, but it still offers travelers a more affordable option than hotels and lets outsiders in on the less tourist-riddled pockets of the city.
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Cower in Fear, For These Are the Kingdom’s Darkest, Bleakest Bands

To mark the occasion of this most blasphemous of holidays, B+B spoke with David Castillo, the ordained organizer of diabolical sacraments at Greenpoint’s darkest metal dungeon. He’s also simply known as the Event Director of Saint Vitus.

Castillo shared with us his unholy esoteric wisdom, bestowing upon us his list of New York City’s “darkest, bleakest bands.” As the witching hour draws nigh, B+B beckons you to call forth the heinous powers of YouTube and BandCamp to blast some of the vile rhapsodies found below.
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