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Premiere: Fever High’s ‘All Work’ May Be the Beach Song of the Summer

In the video for “All Work,” the latest release by Williamsburg-based band Fever High, vocalists Anna Nordeen and Leah Cary frolic around Costa Rica in beachwear. Two Debbie Harry-esque blondes plus the beach is a solid recipe for fun — which is appropriate considering that’s the theme of the song. “All work / and no play / That’s no way to live / You got to live for today,” declare Nordeen and Cary in the track’s catchy chorus.
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Phrosties May Be Phucked, So Slurp From These Mustachioed Mason Jars

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

During our epic taste-test of Phrosties, one of our guinea pigs told the world to “try this psycho juice while it’s still ‘legal.'” How prescient! The Post now reports that the State Liquor Authority is investigating the 24/7 delivery sloshies, and even Senator Chuck Schumer — yup, the guy who helped put the kibosh on the old Four Loko — is out to ruin the phun.
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Here’s Jon Benjamin As HAL From 2001: A Space Odyssey

When we told you to go see H. Jon Benjamin at last month’s installment of Late Night Basement at Pinebox Rock Shop, we had no idea this would happen or we would’ve gone our damn selves: the man with one of the most distinctive voices in comedy (you know him as Archer, Carl on Family Guy, Bob on Bob’s Burgers, etc.) went and played the role of HAL 9000, the painfully self-aware computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The folks at Late Night Basement sent over the above clip. When you’re done watching it, check out another recent video in which Chris Rose — the host of the live late-night show — takes a Vice-esque journey into North Koreatown.

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Hester Street Fair Expands into Seward Park This Weekend

(Courtesy Hester Street Fair)

While Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg expands to Jones Beach, its Lower East Side counterpart, Hester Street Fair, is growing as well. This weekend, about 20 to 30 vendors — including some newbies — will spread out into a promenade in adjacent Seward Park that runs from the fair’s current perch at Hester Street all the way down to Canal Street.
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Yippie Building Becoming a Boxing Gym As Court Fight Goes Another Round

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

9 Bleecker. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A location of Crunch just opened at 2 Cooper Square, and now this: a boxing gym is set to replace the Yippie! Museum at 9 Bleecker Street, a building that long housed outspoken lefties like pot activist Dana Beal.

A lawyer involved in ongoing litigation over the building confirmed that it’s a done deal.

“The court appointed receiver performed his duty and signed a long-term lease with a tenant that will be running a boxing gym out of the premises,” said attorney Steven L. Einig, who represents the building’s lender Centech LLC, which last year sued the building’s owners, Yippie Holdings and the National AIDS Brigade. “I understand that the tenant is a local resident and now the rent is going to paid, the building, which was quite run down, will be cleaned up and no longer vacant.”
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15 Respectable Reasons to Stay Local This Memorial Day Weekend

Trust us, the roads don't look anything like this right now.

Trust us, the roads don’t look anything like this right now. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? Count yourself lucky. Being stuck in the city is way better than being stuck in traffic, or — worse yet — in a Hamptons club, waiting for your friend to stop talking to that bro in the pink shirt so she can give you a ride back to the timeshare. Here’s over a dozen things you can do this weekend, starting with the next best thing to a cat cafe. Have a groovy weekend — we’ll be back here Tuesday.
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Hold On To Your Seats: Stephen Hawking, Yoko Ono, and Pussy Riot Get Ionescoed

Stephen Hawking chair puppet, with Marit Sirgmets, Jane Catherine Shaw, and Jessica Smith. (Photo: Richard Termine)

Stephen Hawking chair puppet, with Marit Sirgmets, Jane Catherine Shaw, and Jessica Smith. (Photo: Richard Termine)

If your dream answer to “Guess who’s coming to dinner?” is Pussy Riot, Stephen Hawking, Yoko Ono and Gertrude Stein — or if you happen to be a furniture lover and a connoisseur of existential angst — then get thee to The Chairs, premiering this evening at La Mama in the East Village.  
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