PC Worship is an amorphous sort of noise-rock band with many moving parts. Presently there are three “core members,” but Frye, who’s been living in Bushwick on and off for over 10 years has always been, and remains still the nucleus of it all. In addition to a set by PC Worship, catch Elder Ones (with singer Amirtha Kidambi) “earthy drone with minimalist, kind of spiritualist, free-jazz vibes” and the sounds of a harmonium, according to Justin Frye of PC. Gary War “pretty intense synth, hyper-pop dude” also on the bill, plus Arto Lindsay formerly of 70’s No Wave legends, DNA, playing as well.
Negative Approach, Night Birds, Child Bite, Outskirts
Sunday, Nov. 29th, 8 pm at The Acheron: $15
Years back, I was day drinking at an unassuming deep-fryer dive in Detroit. A surly looking guy with a grease-stained apron and hangover slouch from hell emerged out of a kitchen. My friend seated at the bar next to me guffawed and nudged me discreetly. “Look, it’s John Brannon.” And so it was. The hardcore legend could have been beer-sweating over my tater tots for all I know– and deep down, I sort of hope that was the case.
Advocates of the Children’s Magical Garden received a recent victory when a judge failed to dismiss a lawsuit against the East Village site’s developers. [Bowery Boogie]
In Alphabet City, the 20-unit residence at 234 E. 7th Street is on the market for $7.8 million. [EV Grieve]
On Essex Street, Vic’s Pizza will soon close after slinging slices for 45 years. [amNY]
Yesterday morning a man suffered a broken arm when he was hit by an M22 bus while crossing Madison Street on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]
Five warehouses clustered around 215 Moore Street will become a collection of office spaces known as the “Bushwick Generator.” [The Real Deal]
Turkey’s Nest Tavern on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg pranked patrons into thinking that is would soon be replaced by a restaurant called Fu-Manchu’s Sushi Palace. [Gothamist]
Bushwick already has a heck of a tiki bar in El Cortez, but soon it’ll get some company in the form of Dromedary.
Michael Lombardozzi, the drinks guy (he’s not big into the word “mixologist”) who put countless customers of One if By Land, Two if By Sea into face-sucking mode, is striking out on his own and opening an “urban tiki” bar on the corner of Irving and Menahan, near the Bushwick-Ridgewood border.
Let’s face it, this coming weekend is pretty much guaranteed to be a wash of regret and sorrow. But there’s a light at the end of this vortex of darkness (just the first in a long series of them throughout the holiday season): PC Worship‘s Basement Hysteria release party is happening at Palisades next week. We first spoke (extensively, too) with Justin Frye back in September when the band’s new release was still a fairly far-off thing. Now that the four-track EP is finally out we had some new questions for Mr. Frye. (Oh, and don’t go straight to the disappointed sighs– Basement Hysteria may be an EP, but it clocks in at over 40 minutes.)
Yesterday afternoon a 27-year-old man was stabbed multiple times near the Wilson Avenue L train station. He was hospitalized in stable condition. [NY Daily News]
Police officers, FBI agents, medics and more staged an anti-terrorism drill at the Bowery subway station yesterday, observed by Mayor de Blasio. [The Lo-Down]
Bushwick has witnessed a recent increase in gun violence, according to police. [The Brooklyn Ink]
Three laptops and two cell phones were looted from a McKibbin Street apartment in Williamsburg early yesterday morning. [Brooklyn Paper]
Two thieves in Greenpoint crawled through a Berry Street laundromat window and stole $350 from the establishment. [Brooklyn Paper]
The Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order against the future CitizenM Hotel on Bowery. [Bowery Boogie]
Swiping in at the Nassau stop yesterday, I happened to look down to the ground, and instead of spent MetroCards, I found a smattering of small flyers printed by the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) depicting two rather gentlemanly pigs looking fondly into one another’s eyes, carving up a piece of juicy meat with utensils. The fat slab reads “Brooklyn,” while the rest of the flyer called on residents to join BAN outside the Brooklyn Museum. Starting at 7 a.m., protestors demonstrated their outrage against the annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit happening inside, and emphasizing that, in general, they’re not really cool with Brooklyn being treated like a fine cut of meat. “Land is for people, not necessarily for the elite,” a community garden activist told the crowd. “Brooklyn’s not for sale! Brooklyn’s not for sale!” the protestors chanted back.
Boarded up and covered in graffiti, the former Imperial Theater on the corner of Irving and De Kalb Avenue in Bushwick needs a serious facelift. Luckily it’s up for lease, and has been for the last two months, according to broker Justin Losh. “We’ve had a lot of interest, mainly from bars, restaurants and retail stores.” The real estate agent’s rendering shows light spilling out from an imagined “Irving Market,” with additional doors and windows having been added to the exisiting building.
The owner of the East Village’s New York Central Art Supply, Steven Steinberg, died from pneumonia Sunday at the age of 79. [EV Grieve]
Last night a man shot another man in the torso at a Bushwick clothing store. The victim is in stable condition and police are searching for the perpetrator. [Brooklyn Paper] Security footage from the incident was just released. [News 12 Brooklyn]
Wow guys, big week for the DIY scene: Aviv turns a whole one year old. And actually, that’s kinda getting up there in DIY years. Though, of course, we wish them many more. The Greenpoint venue has wasted no time in becoming pretty much the (true) DIY spot in North Brooklyn. To celebrate, Aviv is hosting a b-day party on Saturday featuring Bambara, Parlor Walls, and word on the street (er, on Facebook) is that an appearance is inevitable by one Ronnie Stone— quite possibly Brooklyn’s only leather-licking, “Moldovan” ’80s-fetish band fronted by a keytar-wielding, struttin’ mustache. Definitely don’t miss this banger. Details on that show and more to preoccupy you in all that might-as-well-be-dead time from now till then.