If you were watching back in 2006 when Amy Sedaris showed David Letterman how to make googly-eyed peanuts during one of her many Late Show appearances, you know she’s long dreamed of doing a TV version of her whimsical how-to books about cooking and crafts. At Home With Amy Sedaris is finally coming to TruTV on Oct. 24, and on Friday attendees of the inaugural Tribeca TV Festival got a sneak peek at the premiere.
The fifth annual Bushwig festival turned the Knockdown Center into a rowdy two-day celebration of “Drag, Music & Love” this weekend, as nearly 150 queens and kings performed for thousands of fans of all things cheeky, flirty, pretty, raw, and/or raunchy. This was the biggest Bushwig yet, with two stages–one in the venue’s cavernous main hall, and another out in the rambling backyard–plus several first-rate food vendors, plenty of access to booze, and a whole separate room devoted to “Bushswag!”
Bob Dylan Is the Village Voice’s Final Cover Boy, But He Wasn’t the First to Record ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’
It is appropriate that the Village Voice ends its print run today with a photo of Bob Dylan on its cover. Like the Voice, which launched in 1955, Dylan also got his start in a Greenwich Village filled with coffee houses and small clubs that featured poetry readings and folk music.
As a member of the New World Singers, singer-guitarist Happy Traum was a regular on the Village music scene. This week Traum talked with us about Gerde’s Folk City, the West 4th Street club where Dylan played his first professional gig in April 1961. Traum recalled that before Dylan performed it on stage, he shared the lyrics to perhaps the best loved folk anthem: “Blowin’ in the Wind.”
It’s a good week for fans of throwback sadcore. A new My Bloody Valentine album was revealed to be in the works, and James Franco’s Smiths-esque side project Daddy released a video for the remix of “I Am These Things.” Now this. Cold Cave has released its latest nod to ’80s synth-pop in the form of “Glory,” a new song that sounds like it belongs on the Marie Antoinette soundtrack.
With its unprecedented views atop Chinatown, Hotel 50 Bowery’s rooftop bar became an instant after-work destination when it opened this summer. On Tuesday, the 21-story hotel is adding a restaurant also operated by famed Top Chef alum Dale Talde.
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning in Williamsburg, a 33-year-old man sustained multiple skull fractures when a group of assailants attacked him with a baseball bat. [NY Daily News]
Demolition of Greenpoint’s former Kosciuszko Bridge, anticipated for July 2017 before being scheduled for this Sunday, has now been postponed to an unspecified date. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Nevermind Abbi’s steamy return to Soulstice, it was Ilana’s storyline that was the highlight of last night’s episode of Broad City. Why? Because she scores a job working at Sushi Mambeaux. Clearly, this is a sendup of Sushi Samba, the Japanese-Brazilian restaurant made famous by Sex and the City. Except Sushi Mambeaux specializes in Japanese-French fusion, as indicated by the ridiculous Eiffel Tower-emblazoned paper lanterns and Arc de Triomphe projection.
Over the past couple decades, electronic dance music has expanded beyond the realm of raves, nightclubs and festivals and received mainstream exposure as Kanye West, Lady Gaga and other major pop acts have included EDM elements in their chart-topping songs. Now, EDM has expanded to new horizons: musical theater.
Opening Sept. 21 at the East Village’s Theater for the New City, “Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience” fuses an EDM score with musical theater for an immersive audience experience that includes a live DJ and a dance floor.
The Christmas tree that usually resides underneath the Washington Square Arch during the holiday season will be displaced by the work of an internationally acclaimed artist, and it’s got some people in a Grinch-like mood.
Recent assault arrests near Union Square include two 24-year-old women: one punched another woman in the face, the second attempted to knock someone out with a bike lock. [Town & Village]
Pour one out for a slider joint that served “one of the best burger bargains out there,” according to burger connoisseur Nick Solares.