The long-running Antifolk Festival launched yesterday at Sidewalk Cafe. If last night’s performances were any indicator, things are probably going to get preeetty trippy over the next 9 days. Just check out the above video of Yossarian Feedback’s mash-up of Christmas jingles and sex sounds. There’s about 90 more acts where that came from!
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Last night, Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches came together with other local artists and designers for the opening night of the Deep End Club, Tennessee Thomas’s new collaborative creative space and cool-kid hangout (and store!) next to a Repeat Performance.
So apparently the neighborhood where Bushwick and Bed-Stuy meet is called “Bedwick.” Will the neighborhood naming madness never end? [Curbed]
CVS is coming to East Houston in a big way. [Bowery Boogie]
First Russ & Daughters and now Katz’s is publishing a book. [Zagat]
WSJ did a feature on everyone’s favorite open-air theater experience: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot [WSJ]
With its old speakers and homey dark wood, Antler is meant to evoke a ’70s music studio. Which makes sense: proprietors Scott Garry and James Hendrick put in their share of studio time as bandmates in Possum and the Panther.
“This really started with: let’s bring our backgrounds into a place,” explained Garry, who has been bartending in Manhattan for over 13 years. It doesn’t hurt that the decor compliments Hill and Dale’s homage to the radio, a few doors down.
You may have noticed something, erm, unusual in the window of the gallery/store/performance space hybrid that recently opened next to A Repeat Performance. The small storefront at First Ave., near East Ninth, now sports a giant “cat sarcophagus”: a life-sized papier-mâché monster whose multi-colored three-eyed visage looks rather like what might happen if Picasso and Dr. Seuss came together to teach a high-school art class.
So apparently the L train isn’t going to be running late-nights in August. Guess the whole “city that never sleeps” business doesn’t extend beyond the East River. Dammit. [Brokelyn]
The answer came to us when we spotted a bunch of paparazzi milling around outside the Bowery Hotel this morning. We see these guys all the time, but we’ve never thought about getting in on the action. This time, however, we asked them who they were waiting for. Was it Yeezus? Hova? Or could it be Solange, fresh off her laundromat tour of Brooklyn?
Although the signs advertising today’s Girls shoot promised street closures only from 6 a.m. till 10 a.m., when we stopped by at 1 p.m., Orchard Street was still one big ol’ Lena Dunham-themed party.
So, Girls was filming at the recently shuttered Bridge Gallery this morning and look! we were lucky enough to run into Lena Dunham, clad like a thrift-store pirate, just as she was leaving the set. When she kindly stopped for a picture, we were humbled to see that after two years in the paparazzi spotlight she still poses like she’s on a middle school field trip.