Flash Factory recently made a New York Times list of Manhattan clubs that are keeping it real, but it probably wasn’t the best place for a populist Bernie Sanders rally – anyone who left a $2 tip on a lousy can of Bud ($9) and a Jack and Coke ($17) would’ve immediately blown the $27 they might have otherwise contributed to the Sanders campaign. But hey, everyone who showed up for last night’s “Bern NY Bern” party got free entertainment from bands like Rain Machine and Wild Belle, plus some Instagrammable speeches from Gaby Hoffman and Susan Sarandon.
With guitarist Kyp Malone’s former place of employ, Verb Cafe, morphing into an artisanal cupcake-soap shop, how could TV on the Radio resist cracking a few jokes about their old stomping grounds of Williamsburg?
Funny we were just talking about iO Tillett Wright and the East Village memoir she just sold: Sunday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel, she’ll be at a party for “Self-Evident Truths,” her quest to photograph 10,000 LGBTQ people around the country so their portraits can be installed on the National Mall.
Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite, a Greenpointer and a Williamsburger who together are Purple Milk, know a thing or two about reinvention: for their web reality show “Every Woman,” Roxo (purple) and Leite (milk) take on the stigmatized jobs of women around the country (the pilot, for VICE, finds them working a truck-stop strip club). Their new scripted web series, “Be Here Nowish,” is about “two girls who are having a shit time in NY and go to LA in search of a spiritual awakening and new potential hot dates.”