At Baby’s All Right, Cultfever played an energetic set for an enthusiastic hometown crowd before setting off to SXSW. The Williamsburg venue’s backdrop, a mosaic of lit-up glass bottles, cut cheerful silhouettes of the band members. Lead singer Tamara Jafar leaned over the lip of the stage, looked at the people ten feet away and crooked a finger; on demand, everyone moved up. More →
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. More →
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.
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. More →
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.