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Jackpot, Tiger On Their New Album: ‘It’s All Pop, It’s All Music, It’s All Awesome’

unnamed“Caught In Love” by Jackpot, Tiger is a humorous, if slightly cautionary, tale of lust gone wrong. Highlighted by a ’60s-style chorus, buoyant melodies, and a thoroughly desperate protagonist, the single fully represents what the band does so well: straight-up pop music.
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‘Party’s Over’ at Bar Matchless, Closing Tonight After 15 Years

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Bar Matchless, a Greenpoint venue so iconic that Hannah Hovath threw her 25th birthday party there on Girls, is closing tonight. The bar made the surprise announcement on Facebook today.

“We’re devastated to announce that tonight will be our last night at Bar Matchless. Please come by and celebrate the good times one last time,” reads the farewell message. “We could also use some help breaking down the bar tomorrow and Wednesday so if you’re around and can pitch in we’d love to have you.”

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Welcome to The Happening, a ‘Place For Stuff That’s Not Safe For Galleries’

Zoe Williams brings her sculpture-performance to the street

Zoe Williams brings her sculpture-performance to the street (Photo: Walter Wlodarczk)

Greenpoint artist Allison Sommers is once again gathering the most unconventional art from 30 local artists for a popup art show called The Happening, held this year at Cloud City. Tomorrow the Williamsburg art space, founded in 2013 from the ashes of Dead Herring, will be overrun with artists hanging their work and preparing music and dance performances. It promises to be unlike anything you would find at a traditional gallery.

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Model Goes Missing; Seth Rogen and Shephard Fairey On LES

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Police say 22-year-old model Ataui Deng of the Lower East Side—who has walked runways for Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler— went missing from a 48th Street nightclub on August 6. Deng is Sudanese, six-foot-one and 110 pounds. [DNA Info]

During that Sunday-morning apartment fire on St. Marks Place—which may have generated from the living room couch—two unconscious women in their 20s were rescued and later hospitalized in serious condition; both are expected to live. A man who jumped from a first-floor window sustained minor injuries. [NY Post]

Buy-one-give-one shoe company TOMS will open its first NYC store at 264 Elizabeth Street, near Houston. [Bowery Boogie]

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Upcoming Shows: Go to Dirty Beaches, Enjoy Some Clams Casino


Rest assured, Todd Patrick is doing more than just firing off e-mails this evening. As an aperitif to the imminent re-opening of the Market Hotel, he has organized a complete retrospective of Showpaper, the bi-weekly publication he founded in 2007 that immediately became the go-to source for every DIY all-ages show in New York City and the tri-state area. More than 160 issues will adorn the walls at the renovated Market Hotel, and most of them will be available to take home. The party is slated to end at 9 p.m. tonight, so get thee over to Market Hotel ASAP.

If you miss it, sorry for the late notice — but don’t worry: there’s a solid slate of shows in our nabes over the next week. For more complete listings, see the B+B calendar, or check out some highlights below.
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Art This Week: Marking a Year of Resistance, and More


“America” ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE artwork by Touba Alipour

One Year of Resistance
Opening Tuesday, January 16 at The Untitled Space, 6 pm to 9 pm. On view through February 4.

Though it feels like several eternities, it’s been about a year since Trump was inaugurated. A large array of artists have been asked to channel their rage and other such emotions into their work, resulting in the wide spread that is One Year of Resistance, a group show at The Untitled Space in Tribeca. This gallery is no stranger to art that responds to the current political climate; the month of the 2017 inauguration they presented group exhibition Uprise / Angry Women. For One Year of Resistance, which serves as a follow-up to Angry Women, curator and gallery director Indira Cesarine has asked over 80 artists of all genders to contribute work inspired by “the controversial policies and practices of our current president.” The work ranges from literal depictions of Trump to more symbolic renderings of #resistance. Can you believe it’s only been a year? More →

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Know Wolf Eyes From Lazyeyes Lest You Get Stink Eye

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Bands Apart is a new weekly column wherein we outline the sometimes vast differences between bands with not-so-different names. Soak up this super important knowledge and we guarantee you’ll impress your friends, bore your mother, and alienate your dog. Up this week: Lazyeyes versus Wolf Eyes.
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Rockin’ in the Not-So-Free World: W-burg Luxury Building Adds a Recording Studio

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

With places like Glasslands, 285 Kent and [in a couple of days we’ll insert the next one here] shuttering left and right, you’d think the DIY spirit is on its way out of Williamsburg. Luckily, at least one of the neighborhood’s luxury developers is determined to foster the next Nick Zinner. The folks at 101 Bedford — the complex that opened a couple of years ago and inflicted a Diesel pop-up on the southwest corner of McCarren Park — have added a recording studio to the rundown of amenities that already included heated sidewalks and a golf simulator. Keep on rocking’ in the free world! Well, not quite free: studios at 101 Bedford start at $2,650 a month and one-bedrooms start at $3,400.

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Five Shows Y’all Should Really Not Miss This Week


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A heavy dose of Ariel Pink and a hint of bubblegum Chillwave are definitely in the mix for Ducktails. All in all Mondanile’s hazy slacker pop is very LA (um, by way of New Jersey though). Last year, Pitchfork called out Matthew Mondanile (also of the band Real Estate) for being lazy when it comes to his side project, Ducktails, after the release of The Flower Lane. The reviewer then went on to praise the album for being “beautiful,” among other things.
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