Is L.E.S. Clothing Co. returning to the streets of the Lower East Side?
We thought that might be the case yesterday when the exiled apparel store, which was forced to give up its Clinton Street storefront last month, posted a cryptic message on its Facebook page: “Welcome Back!” it said. “LES CLOTHING Co. is on full grind mode.” More →
Kyla Burney started out selling furniture on Craigslist—not exactly the norm for trendy vintage retailers these days. Her friends asked her to help them decorate their homes, and those friends told their friends, and eventually Burney had a regular clientele. Two and half years later, she found her niche in Greenpoint and opened a showroom, Adaptations New York. More →
The indie film No Pay, Nudity is shooting today on East Fourth Street at the New York Theater Workshop. Despite the below flyer’s promise of “Nudity,” we spotted none of it on set — but based on the cast we’re OK with that. More →
Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
Fresh off a residency at Rockwood Music Hall, New York natives Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! are not, in fact, Cold War Kids, though they might as well be. These guys play indie rock that’s a little bit of everything—a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. You know the drill. Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side, Monday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m., tickets $10 More →
Shea Stadium, the DIY music venue in Bushwick, celebrates its fifth anniversary on July 4, thanks in large part to co-founder Adam Reich. Reich is Brooklyn born and raised, and started Shea in ’09 with childhood friends and current bandmates The So So Glos. Besides running a business and playing in the Glos, Reich is also a music producer and plays guitar in Titus Andronicus (releasing a 7″ and July 7). Reich sat down with me on one of Shea’s signature ratty old couches and told B+B a little about himself. More →
It’s been 10 years since the inaugural Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, and this time around the crew at Brooklyn Bodega—the hip-hop advocates that produce the festival—promise it’ll be the freshest yet (their words, not ours). More →
The first people who responded to Emma Anderson’s classified ad seeking strangers to photograph — a couple in their late 40s who lived in public housing in New Zealand — told her they had been photographed before, and would she like to see the shots? Emma obliged, and was shocked to see the photos were of the two in explicit pornographic scenes. It didn’t help matters, she says, that “he looked exactly like the Penguin from Batman, like Danny DeVito.” But such is the nature of Emma’s work. “Good on them, man.” More →
Last May, Vic Murdaca moved from Melbourne to New York with nothing but a suitcase and a reference. The musician picked up some shifts at the now shuttered Sunburnt Cow, and now he’s truly weaving himself into the fabric of Alphabet City, by organizing a concert series in La Plaza Cultural community garden. More →
Leeds-based indie rock outfit Kaiser Chiefs have hopped the pond to promote their new album, Education, Education, Education & War. The band is famous for rocking festivals with big stage sets and light shows, pulling every stunt short of a miniature Stonehenge. Their most recognizable single is probably “Ruby,” released back in ’07. Bottom line, you will not be bored at this show. Webster Hall, East Village, Friday, June 20 @ 8 p.m., tickets $30. More →