Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.
Jessica Miglio/Courtesy of HBO
Petra Collins takes a selfie
The text in blue belongs to Lower East Side photographer Petra Collins. Recently, Petra received major press when Instagram took down one of her racy self portraits. Her magazine work has appeared in Rookie, Purple, Vice and Vogue Italia. She has designed clothing for American Apparel, and she’s working on her first book.
Jeanette Hayes takes a selfie
The text in white belongs to painter and multi-media artist Jeanette Hayes. Based in Soho, she has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, and Motelsalieri. Also, Hayes Hayes has made animated GIFs and videos for Proenza Schouler, CHANEL and Opening Ceremony.
Over the weekend a juice bar opened in what was, for 87 years, the home of Ninth Street Bakery. The owner of beQu worked at, yup, Liquiteria for 10 years, but if you were outraged by Liquiteria replacing Gray’s Papaya, you might be less up in arms about this: after all, Taras Strachnyi is a 20-year resident of St. Marks Place who used to buy bread at Ninth Street Bakery and knew the owners. More →
As expected, Larry Clark celebrated his 71st birthday at Baby’s All Right on Friday. Considering the free beer and sliders, it was a pretty chill affair. Clark spent most of his time on stage with reVolt, cracking jokes. He did some off-stage mingling as well, but it wasn’t till the end of the night, when he stepped out for a smoke, that the filmmaker got swarmed by admirers wanting selfies with him. We asked some of Clark’s well-wishers how old they were when they first saw Kids, and which of today’s NYC kids are worthy of the legendary photographer’s lens. More →
Left to right: Carlos Salguero Jr, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, Brendan Finn (Courtesy of Big Ups)
“What happens when it all goes black?” Big Ups singer Joe Galarraga begs to know on the band’s breakthrough single, an anxiety-fueled romp through shrieking guitars and fierce, restless rhythms. But while “Goes Black” and other tracks off of the just released debut album, Eighteen Hours of Static, foster a dark, dangerous vibe throughout, Galarraga himself doesn’t take even his most serious subject matter all that seriously. More →
Welcome to Last Night’s Playlist, in which our favorite DJs share the tunes they played last night.
Justin Strauss behind the decks at Panther Room. (photo: Bryan Mette)
For the very first instalment of Last Night’s Playlist, we’re pleased to feature a living nightlife legend, Justin Strauss. Strauss has been keeping folks dancing for decades – since well before the “death of New York nightlife” (i.e. Michael Alig’s incarceration). He’s played at infamous institutions like Area, Danceteria, Limelight and Tunnel. He’s remixed Tina Turner. He’s worked with Depeche Mode. And even after over three decades of spinning, remixing and producing, Strauss is still at the forefront of what’s fresh – under the moniker a/jus/ted – a collaborative project with Teddy Stuart – he’s remixed everyone from Holy Ghost! to Blood Orange.
Here are just a few tunes Strauss played yesterday evening at Output‘s Panther Room during his back to back set with Eric Duncan aka Dr Dunks. If you like what you hear, you can catch Strauss tomorrow night at the Bossa Nova Civic Club. More →
(Drawing by Maelle Doliveux, one of the actors in “The Golden Nipple Ring”)
A beast will descend on the Beast tonight! Behold the 13-foot-long dragon that will appear in “The Golden Nipple Ring” at UCB East.
For the past year, Matt Dennie and Josh Sharp have hosted a monthly variety show called Cool Shit/Weird Shit. “It’s a very East Villagey type show and we aim to do old-school performance stuff that you would’ve seen back in the day at Luna Lounge,” Dennie wrote in an e-mail, referring to the bygone Ludlow Street venue. “Stuff that is cool and weird and doesn’t fit into the typical stand-up, sketch, improv mold.” More →
Not only is it a great time to be a William S. Burroughs fan, but if you’re a Saved By the Bell fan, you’re living in the midst of a veritable Zack-and-Kelly renaissance.
Remember Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding? Well, on Feb. 7 and 8, he’s making a guest appearance in Bayside! The Musical!, the outrageously raunchy parody of SBTB that’s been playing at Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place. The Bayside principal’s catch phrase — “What is going on here?” — is a big part of the musical and (spoiler alert) eventually leads to a 4 Non Blondes cover that’s one of its more hilarious numbers. So, yeah, this should be pretty epic. More →
A man was shot outside of the Borinquen Plaza Houses in Bushwick today.
We don’t yet have a description of the victim, but an officer at the crime scene shortly after 5 p.m. thought he was likely to survive. Cops on the scene were overheard saying the man, found on the ground near McKibbin Street, had been shot once in the arm and twice in the leg. A police spokesperson said it was too early to confirm any details.
The incident occurred less than a block from Humboldt Street YMCA.
Woodsman (Photo by Laura Bartczak, courtesy of Fire Talk records)
Tonight Woodsman will play a midnight set at Mercury Lounge, the Lower East Side venue that accommodates up to 250. But on a given week the band’s guitarist, Mark Demolar, can be found tapping his effects pedals in a mellower, more intimate setting — for 10 vinyasa yoga students in Bushwick. More →