Ice cream weather is so close we can taste it (preferably at the new OddFellows) and with warmer temperatures come rooftop hangs. To that end, two of our favorite Brooklyn spots, Output and Our Wicked Lady, released their summer lineups today.
Output’s Saturday afternoon series will feature local house legends Louie Vega, Victor Calderone, David Morales and Danny Krivit, plus summer party fixtures Tiki Disco. The Sundays on the Roof series will include DJs and producers from all over the world, including Berlin’s Move D, Romania’s SIT, and Brooklyn’s own Ray Zuniga, proprietor of Touch of Class Records, and Lauren Ritter. The Friday Night Live series will kick off with a live performance by acid jazz legend Roy Ayers. You can scoop up tickets here, or just roll into one of the weekday sessions for free, from 5pm to 10pm. Check out the full rundown at the bottom of the page.
It’s been a long time coming for the three owners of Our Wicked Lady, Bushwick’s newest art and music studio space-cum-bar, but tonight they can finally kick back and celebrate the grand opening. Leading up to this sure-to-be-saucy affair is something you should probably get your butt to if you count yourself a Mac Demarco fan. See, there’s something called an Ass Pass…
As you can see from the poster, the films include some musical masterpieces (Velvet Goldmine, Sid & Nancy, Moonwalker, Rock & Roll High School, Dirty Dancing), some childhood throwback fare (The Goonies, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth and classic Transformers), some more recent favorites (Donnie Darko, Fight Club, The 5th Element, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, True Romance, and Repo Man), and an obvious jab at Trump: Funny or Die’s spoof of The Art of the Deal, paired with Team America.
The man sitting next to me at the Black Penny in the French Quarter is very tall, pencil thin, in a black T-shirt and trousers with a skull-and-cross-bones belt buckle. He leans into his Vieux Carre cocktail with his tattoo sleeves propped on the bar, his pin-striped jacket hanging under it. In New Orleans, he could be anybody—a rocker, a random tourist, just a guy. But in barely 24 hours, he’ll be headlining Jazz Fest with a jazz legend and a pop superstar: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Lady Pills, Dead Stars, RIPS, Monograms Wednesday March 15, 8 pm at Trans-Pecos: $10
Another one of our own bit the dust– say it with me: RIP Shea Stadium. Now what? Get out there and keep supporting DIY venues across the city. And yes, that also goes for homegrown spots that just happen to be certified-legit, grown-up, and now pleasant after years of hard and risky work– never forget that these dudes are threatened by the looming, apparently totally arbitrary powers that be.
Pat O Ween Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Williamsburg, 10pm
Here comes Pat! A lot of them, actually. Attendees are to dress as their favorite pat, whether it’s Pat Sajak or Patti Smith. The pat-sibilities are endless. Union Pool has the music down pat, as well: B+B favorite and DFA artist Lauren Flax of CREEP will be DJing with JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre, Andy Pry of Tiki Disco, and Amber Valentine.
Carnival has already been pretty wild this year, and it hasn’t even started in earnest. Down in New Orleans last week, the satirical Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion processions brought plenty of raunchy anti-Trump floats and golden shower gags, as you can see from the photos and video sprinkled below. And not even those could top the Wild West-themed Trump float spotted at an Italian carnivale. But please, folks, let’s not let our jester-in-chief ruin what should be a glorious time of indulgence. Come Fat Tuesday, you should be fully focused on snagging free booze, southern grub, and freebies– that’s right, some local spots are prepared to throw more than just beads at you. Here’s who’s letting the good times roll this year.
Tomorrow our wildest dreams will be fulfilled when New York City’s first cat cafe comes to the Bowery (Gothamist “scooped” us on the preview shots). If you’re as psyched as we are, well then you might want to get even more psyched by attending House of Screwball’s “CATACLYSM!” tonight. More →
Back in July, Hollis Bulleit, a brand ambassador for the bourbon business that her family started, announced on Facebook that her contract had not been renewed. Accusing her family of stiff-arming her and her partner Cher, the “First Lady of Bourbon” wrote, “After ten years of experience, one could conclude that no one knew what to do with a non-straight woman besides ignore me and reap the benefits of my relationships and sales.”
Watching New York nightlife, it’s always wonderful when a performer you admire and enjoy goes from scrappy potential to screaming success. Lady Rizo, an inspiring singer and hilarious re-contextualizer, appears back at Joe’s Pub this week with victory in her step to celebrate the release of her new album, Indigo, which at first spin runs the gamut from Broadway tunes to Kurt Weill to neo-soul to a noir soundtrack.