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Week in Film: Fassbinder Gets His Doc and Patrick Stewart Plays a Punk Choker

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Friday, April 29 through Thursday, May 5 at Nitehawk: $12
Is there anyone more punk than Patrick Stewart? Apparently there is, and it’s Patrick Stewart on a murderous rampage, hellbent on killing a little punk band for no apparent reason. Green Room might be the most bizarre combination of genres we’ve seen come together under one film in a long, long time. Fusing together snuff, Saw-like torture horror, teen drama, punk movies, and backwoods suspense, the film follows a punk band as they embark on a tour that takes them to some real hillbilly places.

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Gents, You Can Now Slip Into Some Custom Boots With Chilean Rodeo Roots

Eric Pitzer at Sitrana's new Williamsburg shop (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Eric Pitzer at Sitrana’s new Williamsburg shop (Photo: Nicole Disser)

If you had to spend a day stopping in at every shop in Brooklyn that hawks bespoke menswear, by sunset you’d need a very tall glass of whiskey indeed. Custom, handmade shoes, on the other hand, are a tradition that’s relatively hard to find around these yrts, even as a hipster revivalist thing.

That probably explains why Eric Pitzer– a guy who back in 2010 ditched his unfulfilling corporate day job in Ohio and ran away to Santiago, Chile (a place he’d never been before) to work in a tire factory– felt like he had come across something really special when he met Jaime Cardemil. “Here, shoemaking is kind of a lost thing,” Pitzer said.

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It’s Not a Bar Crawl, It’s a Bookstore Crawl — But There Are Boozy Rewards

Spoonbill & Sugartown (Photo courtesy of Ellen Wright)

Spoonbill & Sugartown (Photo courtesy of Ellen B. Wright)

This Saturday, get drunk on essays, novels and comics during the first-ever Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl. The event, taking place on Independent Bookstore Day, will feature no less than 26 stores, scattered between Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Fort Greene, Park Slope and a few other nabes. 

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Pulaski Bridge Bike Path Debuts; LES History Month

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Last night near Grand and Willett Streets, a 56-year-old driver was rear-ended by a taxi before the cab’s passenger punched him in the face. [Daily Intelligencer]

Today the Pulaski Bridge Bike Path debuts, connecting Greenpoint and Long Island City. [Gothamist]

The old Moscot glasses store at Orchard and Delancey Streets may be replaced by a 12-story apartment complex. [Bowery Boogie]

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LES Anti-Nightlife Group Sued; Williamsburgers Rally Against Floating Power Plant

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Police are searching for two men caught on a security camera fleeing the Linden Street apartment where a man was shot and killed Tuesday. [DNA Info]

On Friday near the Williamsburg Bridge, three teens forced a man to buy them beer and cigarettes before choking him into unconsciousness and robbing him. [DNA Info]

Four restaurants near the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets were robbed early yesterday morning. [Bowery Boogie]

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Mad Tiger Scratches The Surface, and Then Some, of NYC’s Wildest Art Band

Peelander-Yellow in Denver. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Peelander-Yellow in Denver. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

If one of Peelander-Z’s superfans is insisting you go to their Brooklyn Bowl show next Sunday and you’re wondering what to expect, start by imagining a cross between GWAR and Shonen Knife. Like GWAR, the self-described “Japanese action comic punk band” claims to be from another realm (the Z area of Planet Peelander, to be exact) and each of its costumed, color-coordinated members has a distinct identity: Peelander-Purple, for instance, hails from the planet’s “dark side.” And like Shonen Knife, they sing Ramones-esque pop-punk ditties about silly things like tacos and star bowling.

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Performance Picks: A Prince Tribute, a Rent Parody, a ‘Pot Noir’ Comedy and More

(photo: Greg McMahon)

(photo: Greg McMahon)

WEDNESDAY

Ignite
At Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street, Bushwick. 10pm. $10 suggested donation. More info here
Fire is normally regarded as a bad thing to be around, especially with the added element of drunk people at a bar. But don’t forget, Bizarre isn’t your average bar. I’ve seen my fair share of fire performances there, whether it be fire eating, fire breathing, fire dancing, or just someone who looked really hot. Miraculously, I felt safe for almost all of them. Tonight, you can see all that and probably more at this variety show that’s more fiery than average, in the most literal sense of the word. And don’t worry, these are professionals, so the only thing catching fire (aside from what’s regularly scheduled to) will hopefully be your heart.

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Man Punched For Looking Like Shia LaBeouf; Sanatorium-Themed Cocktail Bar

At Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

At Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

In Bushwick yesterday, a 37-year-old man died after he was shot in the shoulder inside his Linden Street apartment. [DNA Info]

A 26-year-old man was punched in the face at the Delancey Street subway station Saturday because he “look[ed] like Shia LaBeouf.” [Gothamist]

At a Williamsburg hookah bar at 4 a.m. Saturday morning, a man was stabbed in the arm after an argument about his girlfriend. [Brooklyn Paper]

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This Here Sonic Crystal Ball Reveals Five Killer Shows in Your Future

(Image via Webster Hall/ Facebook)

(Image via Webster Hall/ Facebook)

SUUNS, Eaters, John Congolton and the Nighty Nite
Thursday April 28, 7 pm at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall: $15
The Marlin Room inspires a sense of foreboding in me: visions of an antechamber filled with clamoring sea beasts who’d like nothing more than to pierce my and your flesh with their Samurai snouts, then placidly inspect our writhing, tortured remains with their lifeless, black membranes-for-eyes. But I’m sure that people have made it in and out of shows at this Marlin Room before. Right? Could be a trap, or it could be worth it. If you can get past all this, then by all means go see Suuns and friends.

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Prince Tribute Mural On Ludlow; Nuyorican Poets Cafe Director Dies

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Roland Legiardi-Laura, the director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village, died of cancer last week. [EV Grieve]

A 24-year-old woman who was being followed was the victim of a rape attempt Saturday afternoon inside her apartment building, located at the corner of Stanton and Pitt Streets. [NY Post]

Electrical wires caused the Dekalb Avenue fire that decimated five buildings last month, according to the FDNY. [DNA Info]

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New Yorkers Pay Tribute to Prince

Chances With Wolves on Instagram

Chances With Wolves on Instagram

The city is awash in purple as New Yorkers mourn the death of yet another music legend this year. Last night, cries of “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette” reverberated around our neighborhoods as people danced into the wee hours. 

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