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TV Party, Alright! Newness From Public Access TV, Television, Psychic TV, and TV On the Radio

People say we’re living in a golden era of television and that’s apparently true: not only is Television playing a rare (free!) gig at the House of Vans in October (if you failed to RSVP, they’re also doing a Boston date), but the band’s ex-guitarist, Richard Lloyd, is playing Bowery Electric later in the month.

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TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Rocks Stage and Screen at SXSW

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Tunde Adebimpe is having a very busy SXSW. Not only did his band, TV on the Radio, do an Austin City Limits taping and a couple of live shows in Austin (we caught their all-too-short set at NPR Music’s party at Stubb’s last night), but he also stars as Jason Schwatzman’s wingman in 7 Chinese Brothers, which had its SXSW premiere Sunday. As you might expect from a film that takes its title from an REM song, the soundtrack includes a host of indie bands like Guided By Voices and Vampire Weekend (the latter band’s bassist, Chris Baio, did the score).

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Radegast Founder Opens Massive Biergarten in Asbury Park

(Photo: Mary Ann Murphy)

(Photo: Mary Ann Murphy)

Here’s a fun drinking option if you’re heading to the Pixies/TV on the Radio show or anything else in Asbury Park this summer — Andy Ivanov, a founder of Williamsburg’s Radegast Beer Hall, has converted a former Lerner’s department store into a massive beer garden.

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Trash Bar Confirms It’s ‘Following the Flow of Creativity’ Eastward to Bushwick

(Gavin Thomas for NY Mag)

(Gavin Thomas for NY Mag)

Over the holiday break, Timeout reported that Trash Bar “could be closing for good” in Williamsburg. Now the bar has confirmed on Facebook that “the rumors are true,” though it insists it has “definitive plans to re-open at a yet undisclosed Bushwick location.”
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Could This New Web Series Be The Next Broad City?

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Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo at the Jane Hotel. (Photo: Cameron Cuchulainn)

Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite, a Greenpointer and a Williamsburger who together are Purple Milk, know a thing or two about reinvention: for their web reality show “Every Woman,” Roxo (purple) and Leite (milk) take on the stigmatized jobs of women around the country (the pilot, for VICE, finds them working a truck-stop strip club). Their new scripted web series, “Be Here Nowish,” is about “two girls who are having a shit time in NY and go to LA in search of a spiritual awakening and new potential hot dates.”
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Members of TV on the Radio, etc. Will Cover Lou Reed at This Tribute Show

(Photo: Bonnie Datt)

(Photo: Bonnie Datt)

Halloween has passed, taking its tribute bands with it, but on Nov. 24 at Bowery Electric, a slew of artists will try to do justice to the late, great Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground at a tribute show that’s being dubbed “Last Great American Whale.” The lineup is still in flux but the list of early confirmations, below, is impressive — and includes everyone from a couple of members of TV on the Radio to some musicians who actually played with Reed. Proceeds from the $20 go toward the Ali Forney Center for at-risk LGBT youth.
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