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Another Chelsea Gallery Is Moving to the Lower East Side

(Photo: Emily Colucci)

(Photo: Emily Colucci)

In what’s quickly becoming the art-world trend of the summer, another Chelsea gallery is heading downtown.

Following in the footsteps of Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., Monya Rowe Gallery is leaving its second-floor space on West 22nd Street. Rowe says she was looking to “increase the visibility of the gallery by moving to a ground-floor space, and this one on the Lower East Side became available at the right time.”
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‘I’m Kind of Over New York’: It’s the End of Beginnings Gallery in Greenpoint

Artwork by Matt Leines.

Artwork by Matt Leines.

On Monday evening, Beginnings Gallery in Greenpoint will hold its final show, appropriately titled (cue Jim Morrison voice) “The End.” The owners have decided to shutter the gallery after being open just shy of a year.

“It was always going to be an experiment, and that’s why we had a one-year sublease,” said Caroline Hwang, one of the space’s seven curators. “Because it’s so expensive, it’s difficult to do without so many people, and some of us want to do other things.”
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Wanna Go to Summer Camp With Some Brooklyn Bands?

summercampposter1The sleep-away camp we told you about last month has come and gone, but fear not: you can still revisit your summer camp experience in the honeyed glow of nostalgic reverie.

The Wild Honey Pie, a live-sessions-oriented music blog, is teaming up with Consequence of Sound to launch Summer Camp, a day of live recording sessions in the wilderness of northern Westchester County. (The specific location of the property is a secret.)
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Richard Kern Says Fellow Nudie Photog Terry Richardson Was ‘Asking For It’

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 4.05.36 PMPhilip Glass isn’t the only East Village fixture with new work out. Novelist Porochista Khakpour, a onetime East Villager herself, sits down with Richard Kern, who still keeps an apartment in the nabe, to talk about his new book and Thurston Moore-soundtracked DVD, Shot By Kern. The conversation (interspersed with Kern’s NSFW photos) clears up the myth that “Alphabet City girls” come to his door at all hours asking to model naked, and touches on Kern’s current case of photographer’s block (“if it’s just pretty girls, I don’t even know what a shot is anymore”).
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Watch the Trailer For ‘Visitors,’ the New One From Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio

Koyaanisqatsi is one of those films people either love, hate, or fall asleep on because they got too high. We personally love it (enough to have spelled that title from memory), which is why the above trailer just made. our. day. Behold your first look at “Visitors,” the fourth film — and the first in over a decade — directed by Godfrey Reggio and soundtracked by the East Village’s own Philip Glass (they also collaborated on Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi). For this one, it looks like Reggio has opted for the Inkwell filter, and Glass — well, he’s just doing Glass.
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Mark Your Calendar For These Two Outdoor Arts Festivals in the East Village

2012's FAB! Festival. (Photo: Whitney Browne)

2012’s FAB! Festival. (Photo: Whitney Browne)

The East Village’s cultural institutions are taking it to the streets again, as the details of two big outdoor arts festivals were announced today.

Theater for the New City is preparing to kick off its annual Summer Street Theater Tour, which has been bringing free outdoor theater to low-income communities since the 1970s. This year they’ll be hitting up neighborhoods in all five boroughs, including Bed-Stuy, the South Bronx, Jackson Heights, Coney Island, Harlem, West New Brighton, and the East Village.
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It’s Not Every Day The Culture Whore Invites You to a Satanic Smokeout

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Δ N 1 M 0 R P H S Party at House of Yes. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Mark Dommu lighting the menorah at the Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly party. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Mark Dommu lighting the menorah at the Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly party. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

Dick the Balls with Loads of Molly. (photo: The Culture Whore)

The Culture Whore is celebrating its first anniversary with another one of its ragers at Secret Project Robot tomorrow, and this one is Satan themed. Which is more or less what you’d expect from the Tumblr whose logo features two skeletons “getting slutty for the arts.”
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Unlocking the Truth’s Guitarist Sustained a Monkey-Bar Injury, But Shredded Anyway

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photo: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Unlocking the Truth (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

After getting a shoutout from Questlove and being called “the most brutal sixth grade metal band ever, ever, ever, ever” by Noisey, Unlocking the Truth has seen their preteen profile rise over the summer.

So anticipation was high when the 11- and 12-year-olds hit Cameo Gallery last night to unlock their crushing fusion of metal and hardcore, highlighted by thick heavy metal riffs, assaultive hardcore drums, and brutally epic breakdowns.
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A Quirky Antiques Shop Opens an Even Quirkier New Cultural Venue

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new space (Photo: Anna Silman)

A Repeat Performance (Photo: Anna Silman)

A Repeat Performance (Photo: Anna Silman)

A Repeat Performance (Photo: Anna Silman)

A Repeat Performance (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new storefront (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new storefront (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new storefront (Photo: Anna Silman)

The new storefront (Photo: Anna Silman)

A Repeat Performance could certainly use a little extra space. The beloved East Village antique shop is practically bursting at the seams, overflowing with decades-worth of ephemera collected by co-owners Sharon Jane Smith and Beverley Bronson. Costume jewelry spills over on to the racks of vintage clothing, brightly colored felt hand-puppets overlook a vintage surfboard, while rows of leather satchels vie for space amidst one of the world’s most eclectic lamp collections.
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Bushwick Elucidations Teaches You How to Dougie


Time for the latest episode of “Bushwick Elucidations,” the BK-based advice column we’ve shamelessly appropriated as our own. This week, Tigre and Cricket teach us how to pronounce Thames and also how to Dougie.

When you’re done with that little lesson, check out the latest webisode of “Ajay,” which also dropped today. In it, the East Village’s own Ajay Naidu tells us how his naked girlfriend and Patrick Stewart helped him get over the trauma of balding.

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Watch Zosia Mamet of ‘Girls’ Play With Some Fake Boobs

Saturday, The Cabin Sisters played a set at the Grand Victory in Williamsburg. The folk duo has two claims to fame: one is that Zosia Mamet of “Girls” and “Mad Men” is a Cabin Sister. (The other sister is Clara Mamet, an actress on ABC’s “The Neighbors.”)
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