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Nas and Yeasayer Playing Free Show at House of Vans

VansHOV_BrooklynEvent_Poster_R1The free shows at House of Vans in Greenpoint have always been a Reason to Live in New York, but on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the shoe brand that counts Harmony Korine as a designer is spreading the love with a series of parties ’round the globe. Don’t worry, the Brooklyn installment, on March 16, promises to be one of the better ones. BK’s own Nas (last seen getting into bed with Sweet Chick) will headline above another Brooklyn heavy-hitter, art/psych-pop act Yeasayer. As if that’s not enough bang for your not-even-a-buck, Questlove will be on the decks.

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Reel Psyched: Our Northside and L.E.S* Film Festival Picks

Introducing “Reel Psyched,” wherein we tell you what we’re really excited to see in the theaters this week.
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With the Lower East Side Film Festival in full swing in Manhattan and the Northside Festival’s film program popping off tonight in Brooklyn, it’s a good time to be a film buff.

At the L.E.S* Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday and continues through the weekend, offerings from up-and-coming directors are judged by a panel of guests including celebrities like Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”) and Dan Janvey (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”). The audience favorite gets a $2,000 check from Vimeo (ahem, Bedford + Bowery’s video player of choice).
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