The long-running Antifolk Festival launched yesterday at Sidewalk Cafe. If last night’s performances were any indicator, things are probably going to get preeetty trippy over the next 9 days. Just check out the above video of Yossarian Feedback’s mash-up of Christmas jingles and sex sounds. There’s about 90 more acts where that came from!
All good things must come to an end, and this is the season finale of “Bushwick Elucidations.” Before Tigre and Cricket pack up and do whatever it is they do when not doling out expert advice, they tackle a few last questions — and ask a couple of their own, starting with “What’s a newspaper?”
Last night, Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches came together with other local artists and designers for the opening night of the Deep End Club, Tennessee Thomas’s new collaborative creative space and cool-kid hangout (and store!) next to a Repeat Performance.
Next Thursday, the Big Buck Hunter Girls (yes, there is such a thing) and the game’s reigning world champion will appear at Pine Box Rock Shop. Sounds like a proverbial blast! But why is the Bushwick bar being graced by their presence? Well, the NSA the folks at Big Buck Hunter monitored nearly every bar in NYC that has an HD console and guess whose machine got the most plays between June 21 and July 21? Pine Box smoked the competition with 2,138 plays — over 70 per day.
Here’s how others stacked up. We’re not sure whether we’re proud or ashamed that most of these fall within Bedford + Bowery’s domain.
Nazi imagery sure is making a comeback today: in Coney Island, some idiot(s) defaced a Jackie Robinson statue with swastikas, and look what’s happening right here in Williamsburg.
This morning, a two-man crew stood outside the Graham stop telling anyone who’d listen that President Obama is a fascist, along with Bush, J.P. Morgan and pretty much any commercial bank.
And just like that, the Mary Help of Christians rectory is a goner. Workers continue to chip away at the old school building behind the church (over a year ago, The Local got one last look inside the creepy abandoned Catholic school) and the church itself is next.
A slew of East Villagers — including poet Bob Holman and Times writer Colin Moynihan — shuffled into Anthology Film Archives last night to watch Clayton Patterson’s 3.5 hours of footage of the Tompkins Square Police riot, on its 25th anniversary.
So apparently the neighborhood where Bushwick and Bed-Stuy meet is called “Bedwick.” Will the neighborhood naming madness never end? [Curbed]
CVS is coming to East Houston in a big way. [Bowery Boogie]
First Russ & Daughters and now Katz’s is publishing a book. [Zagat]
WSJ did a feature on everyone’s favorite open-air theater experience: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot [WSJ]
You’ll have to wait till Friday to see the painting of Donald Duck with his head sliced open and an egg frying on his brain: that’s when Nychos’s show “Silly Slicesophy” opens at Mighty Tanaka in DUMBO. In the meantime, the Austrian artist is spending his time in New York painting a mural on the side of Tutu’s in Bushwick.
Well, this bites.
Fuse Gallery, the little space behind Lit Lounge, is closing after more than a decade. Owner and curator Erik Foss just sent out the e-mail: the show that opens tomorrow — featuring Aliya Naumoff’s potraits of Iggy Pop, Marilyn Manson, and Karen O — will be Fuse’s last, and the East Village gallery will pack up after “Perceptions” closes on Sept. 11, of all days.