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There’s a New Flea Market, and This One Has a Live Piano Player

Knockdown Center Flea Market (Photos courtesy of KDC)

Knockdown Center Flea Market (Photos courtesy of KDC)

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Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

Knockdown Center Flea Market

After hosting some epic events over the summer (Tiki Disco, Kim Gordon) the onetime factory that goes by the name Knockdown Center is remodeling so it can reopen as a proper arts center in the spring. In the meantime, it’s using its sprawling grounds in the best way possible: last weekend it launched a year-round flea market.
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Peaches Does Herself Is an Anti-Jukebox Musical That Takes ‘Cock Rock’ Very Seriously

The film opens on a podium, where a stuffy professor lectures in un-subtitled German sprinkled with English words: “Teaches of Peaches,” “rock mainstream,” “Fatherfucker,” “clitoris.” Then he disappears, replaced by Berlin-based girl group Jolly Good, both wearing Plasmatics T-shirts and screeching “Rock Show.” It’s the first of 22 songs by the Canadian electro-clash rocker Peaches, best known for Lost in Translation’s “Fuck the Pain Away.”
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Banksy Piece Gets Defaced, Restored, and Then… Framed?

(Christopher Discipio)

(Christopher Discipio)

Banksy took to the Williamsburg-Bed Stuy border today for the 17th installment of . Hours after his piece went up on Cook Street, off of Graham Avenue, it was vandalized. But a few art-friendly Good Samaritans did some on-the-spot restoration and — although a smudge is still visible — the mural is pretty much clear.

While B+B was on the scene, a man covered the right figure with a square piece of blue Plexiglas. Hysteria ensued as everyone remembered the guy who, a few days ago, tried to charge people $20 to take a picture of a Banksy piece.
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Hang On to Yourself, We’ve Got 30 Images From BowieBall

Marissa Braddock

Marissa Braddock

"I love David Bowie. He's my soulmate forever and ever. My roommate is a makeup artist, so she helped make this insane lightning bolt on my face."

Demanda Dahling

Demanda Dahling

Q. What inspired your look tonight? A. Marijuana

Chris Alberts

Chris Alberts

"This is my first time wearing a wig. As for the mullet, it's my first multi-colored one."

Olivia Barr

Olivia Barr

"Hopefully David Bowie would be amused if he saw this."

Princess Mickey Jager

Princess Mickey Jager

"What I'm wearing is just things I've had around. I'm a drag queen working in the Brooklyn circuit. So these are just normal items in my wardrobe."

Aaron Bolt

Aaron Bolt

"The rhinestones are staying on because of a combination of eyelash glue, rubber cement and spray glue. I don't think it's healthy to put rubber cement on your body -- my right side is burning. My look is a lot of David Bowie, a little disco, and a little Maison Margiela."

Andrew Clancey

Andrew Clancey

"I wanted to look glamorous, but still representing David Bowie."

Noreen Souza-Bailey

Noreen Souza-Bailey

"I am dressed as David Bowie in the labyrinth. I just happened to have this wig, I'm a prop master for TV and film. This is from a movie on a punk rock heroin addict -- some really crap B-movie."

Devlyn Disguise

Devlyn Disguise

"My thought was to be inspired by David Bowie, but not take it too literally. So many people did the lightning bolt -- I didn't want to be so expected. I did the stars, I did Mesh -- I feel like I am glam rock. This is 1984 fabulous."

Noah Wallace of Hammered Satin

Noah Wallace of Hammered Satin

"I was working on a music video all day, I just came dressed with stuff from the video. I did a song called Foxy Dude with my band, ya know. I'm in a glam rock band. I'm from LA. So of course I am at the Bowie Ball."

Noah Wallace of Hammered Satin

Noah Wallace of Hammered Satin

Mike Greco

Mike Greco

Q. What were your thoughts when you were getting dressed for tonight? A. I dress like this everyday.

Mike Greco's shoes

Mike Greco's shoes

Lisa McQuade

Lisa McQuade

"My hair is basically an extreme rock n' roll mullet with a unicorn twist."

Holly Coddington

Holly Coddington

"I felt like there was so much pressure to, like, be David Bowie. Then I realized we're all David Bowie -- and we've all got our fucked up fabulous shit in our closets."

Jon Neuman

Jon Neuman

"My favorite Bowie song is 'Rebel, Rebel.' I don't know many of his songs, it's just an excuse to wear makeup."

Haley Nicholson

Haley Nicholson

"I honestly found this outfit at Buffalo Exchange, and I was like this is 80s Bowie."

Giozanka

Giozanka

"This look is an intrepretation of myself, the 80s, and David Bowie."

Deryck Todd announcing performers.

Deryck Todd announcing performers.

MaryAnne Piccolo

MaryAnne Piccolo

MaryAnne Piccolo performing.

MaryAnne Piccolo performing.

Chain-smoking performance artist Sheila takes the stage.

Chain-smoking performance artist Sheila takes the stage.

30 seconds into Sheila's performance, the stripping begins.

30 seconds into Sheila's performance, the stripping begins.

Faces in the crowd.

Faces in the crowd.

Kitten LaRue

Kitten LaRue

Liz Connolly.

Liz Connolly.

Stella Rose

Stella Rose

Kaul Grice

Kaul Grice

Lenka Varekova

Lenka Varekova

Fake eyelashes left on the bathroom sink.

Fake eyelashes left on the bathroom sink.

Last week Glenn Branca recalled meeting David Bowie: “He was a trip. He really felt like he needed to be the person you imagined him to be.” Saturday at Le Poisson Rouge, everyone felt they needed to be the Thin White Duke, or Ziggy Stardust, or any of Bowie’s countless other personas, because it was the annual BowieBall. Click through to see Amy Lombard’s shots of the action and get a glimpse of life on Mars.

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Rodriguez of Searching for Sugar Man Heard ‘South Africa’ a Lot Last Night

(Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

Last night, Barclays Center was filled with a mixture of middle-aged South Africans and twentysomething Williamsburg artist types, all there to catch a glimpse of Sixto Rodriguez, star of Searching for Sugar Man. For those who haven’t seen the Oscar-winning documentary, the back story of Rodriguez is pretty unreal; it’s like something straight out of, well, an Oscar-winning documentary. Basically, the Mexican-American guitarist had a short-lived musical career in the ’70s, but bootlegs of his albums made their way to South Africa where, unbeknownst to him, he became a legend. All the while, he was working manual labor jobs in Detroit. Now, thanks to the success of Searching for Sugar Man, at 71, Rodriguez is suddenly playing stadiums such as Barclays Center, and a sold-out Radio City Music Hall.
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Tiki Disco Had One Last Epic Beach Bash

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

Tiki Disco's last day at the beach. (Photos: Justin Jay)

So, yeah, the loss of Odessa Bar put a damper on the weekend; luckily, Tiki Disco was there to blunt the pain with a rager at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club the next day. Downtown photographer Justin Jay, who has a bungalow nearby, dropped in and shot the photos above. Click through them to experience the torpid, dark-and-stormy-fueled madness of Tiki’s last installment of “Bushwick by the sea” and be glad you didn’t have to wait in line for the bathroom. The guys will be back in Brooklyn this Sunday, at Output’s rooftop Canopy Bar.

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The Weekend Escape Plan For Die-Hard Williamsburgers: Montreal’s Mile End

Cafe Olimpico (Photo: Natasha Young)

Le Dépanneur Café (Photo: Natasha Young)

If you want to escape Williamsburg this Labor Day weekend but worry that your acute case of FOMO will result in Blue Bottle Coffee withdrawal, we’ve got just the end-of-summer getaway for you: the Mile End! No, not the NoHo sandwich shop. We’re talking about the neighborhood in Montreal, where — just like in Williamsburg — you’ll hear people speak French while enjoying the comforts of rustic-chic cafés and artisanal everything. You won’t even miss out on the gratifying hat varieties of your Hasidic neighbors.
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Heptagames Will Be ‘Like Gathering of the Juggalos But Way More Interesting’

The barn at the Catskills farm

The barn at the Catskills farm

We’re approaching a cultural moment in the history of New York City where there’s really no excuse not to go upstate for a weekend of arts and games. First, we told you about Offsite; then Summer Camp; and then last week, we wrote about The Last Weekend, a three-day food, arts and crafts festival taking place in September in the Catskills. Now comes Heptagames, a “festival of games, installations, and performances” taking place in the Catskills this weekend.
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Just Looping You Into This Conversation With the King of All Vines

Nick Megalis brainstorming Vines.

Nicholas Megalis brainstorming Vines.

Nicholas Megalis burned his hand pretty badly right before we talked to him. Luckily, the New Yorker with the most subscribers (2.3 million!) on Vine had something to show for it: a lazy-man’s burrito pulley — jerry-rigged with rope and “something nailed to his ceiling” — that dropped a brick of meat and cheese wrapped in a tortilla on a hot frying pan.
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Learn How to Make Indian Tacos and Jam on Analog Synths at Camp Lakota

(Photo courtesy The Last Weekend)

Indian tacos. (Photo: Keetja Allard)

If you missed the Wild Honey Pie summer camp that we told you about (Bushwick Daily has photos), don’t worry: The Last Weekend — a three-day food, arts and music festival taking place in the Catskills — will give you another chance to become one with nature alongside fellow artistically-inclined folks looking to escape the city for a spell.
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The NYPL Has Unloaded 16,000 Cheap LPs, and the Sale Ain’t Over Yet

The NYPL Record Fair (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

The NYPL Record Fair (Photos: Phillip Pantuso)

Matthew Gantt and Joe White flip through the stacks.

Matthew Gantt and Joe White flip through the stacks.

Sup, ladies?

Sup, ladies?

Browsing.

Browsing.

No, it's not the soundtrack to the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez film.

No, it's not the soundtrack to the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez film.

Malena Negrao, Ian Daly and Paul Oliver ponder their choices.

Malena Negrao, Ian Daly and Paul Oliver ponder their choices.

The NYPL record sale.

The NYPL record sale.

When you want to make your houseguests ashamed of their sinful ways.

When you want to make your houseguests ashamed of their sinful ways.

Samuel Gentle came straight from his job at Mt. Sinai.

Samuel Gentle came straight from his job at Mt. Sinai.

By Friday afternoon, the second of three days during which the New York Public Library is unloading 22,000 vinyl LPs at Lincoln Center, there was no New Kids on the Block to be found — presumably, some eager wax collector jumped on that gem early. In fact, the majority of the remaining offerings were classical records.
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