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Slothrust’s Frontwoman Was Into Sloths Before They Were Cool

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At the Sailor Jerry Gypsy Lounge event in East Austin, Slothrust opened their set with the same song they always open with. Simply titled “Intro,” it’s a minute and a half of intimidating sound that boldly proves Leah Wellbaum is much more than a pretty face. The crowd head-banged as the band thumped through a blistering set, literally shaking the stage.
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A Fact-Checking Note for This Bar-Hating Graffitist

Graffiti at 151 Avenue C (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Graffiti at 151 Avenue C (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

One curmudgeonly graffiti artist is not on board with the watering hole set to open at 151 Avenue C.

The artist should note that Nublu, the bar/experimental music venue taking over this space, previously existed just down the street at 62 Avenue C. The venue, which is a popular haunt for musicians, was forced to temporarily relocate to 1st Avenue back in 2011 when the city revoked their liquor license (it was discovered that Nublu was located too close to a nearby Jehova’s Witness Kingdom Hall to legally serve liquor).

At any rate, Nublu isn’t an additional bar (i.e. “more”). Perhaps our anonymous naysayer failed to do his or her research.

 

 

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Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Are Playing The Stone (Not Together, Sorry)

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John Zorn and Thurston Moore at a Faculty Against the Sexton Plan fundraiser at LPR in 2012.

The saga of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon has been back in the news lately (and by “the news,” we mean Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan). Thurston says he’s now in a “really romantic place” but next month, he’ll step into a not-all-that-romantic place: John Zorn’s East Village hole-in-the-wall, The Stone. As it turns out, Kim’ll be there too — about a month later.
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The Lineup For the William S. Burroughs 100, From Laurie Anderson to Nick Zedd

The WSB100, a month-long celebration of William S. Burroughs’s centenary, just announced that Cinema of Transgression pioneer Nick Zedd has joined a lineup that already included Steve Buscemi, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Thurston Moore, John Zorn, DJ Spooky, JG Thirlwell, and many more.
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Exclusive First Look: Amy Sedaris Guest-Stars on Broad City Next Week

For this Wednesday night’s episode of Broad City, the script called for a belligerent realtor with a neck brace and a penchant for creepy crafts. Comedy Central did fans old and young a favor by bringing back Amy Sedaris, who 15 years ago starred in her own series on the network, Strangers with Candy.

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Katz’s Sues Katz and Dogz, Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW

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Katz’s is suing a competing pastrami truck for naming its operation “Katz & Dogz.” We are currently fashioning our “Team Katz’s” -shirts in order to capitalize… er… show our support. [NY Daily News]

Two are dead and many are injured after a car evading a drunk driving stop plowed through a crowd at SXSW. [Austinist]

Check out the glitzy new interior of the restored Williamsburgh Savings Bank. [NY Times]

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Class Attire’s New Pop-Up Shop is ‘Chalk’-Full of Tees

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Photos courtesy of Class Attire

In Williamsburg, the dust has settled on a the first stand-alone pop-up shop devoted to The Chalkboard Tee by Class Attire, a perennial flea market favorite. Jinyen and Chris Carew, the founders of the company, have taken over the Metropolitan Avenue storefront previously home to kid’s clothing purveyor Wonderwolf.
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Dead Stars, Tearing Through SXSW, Aren’t Hipsters So Much As Beatsters

(photo: Cary Whittier)

Dead Stars (photo: Cary Whittier)

Austin’s Club 1808 felt like a soul-food roadhouse yesterday as some young dudes who clearly dig Sebadoh worked through their tight, efficient set. In the bright sun of the backyard stage, Jeff Moore, the guitarist and frontman of Dead Stars, looked younger than he had when he played a show in dreary New York last week, and bassist John Watterberg — who was excited about playing on the bright backyard stage after a long winter of playing indoors — quickly became flushed.
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