The last show at the Hiro Ballroom will be on March 31. My personal fave Bebe Buell will be one of the performers, and it will be a fitting tribute to late club owner and mentor Don Hill.
I recently blogged about a brouhaha that emerged out of the December 15 tribute to late club impresario Don Hill at Irving Plaza. The event's producer, Trigger, felt he'd been screwed over by two very well-known promoters he worked with on the night.
Beloved club owner Don Hill -- who died last year -- got a big rock-band tribute at Irving Plaza recently, orchestrated by nightlife hero Trigger with the help of promoters Lyle Derek and Michael Schmidt (who did the long-running Squeezebox bash at Don Hill's). But true to his name, Trigger is piss ... More >>
Hey guys, the rapture is upon us. And what's a better way to greet the end of the world than with a dance party? Luckily, there are a bunch happening this weekend.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Edgar's Café on the Upper West Side has closed after some 20 years in business. A younger sister establishment nearby remains open. [Zagat Buzz] Moe's, the Fort Greene mainstay is having its ... More >>
Phillip Ritz / FlickrThe downtown dive Don Hill's relaunched itself last year under the guidance of Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny, hosting celeb-studded semi-private shows starring Hole and the Dead Weather, as well as other open-to-the-public nights. (The pair also allegedly improved the bathroo ... More >>
The SoHo rock club--which was reopened in September by two guys I'll call the Re-openers--has shuttered after Hill's death, and as Page Six reported, it's now being turned over to developers. Well, this is what an insider tells me:
Guy Fieri has replaced the canary-yellow Lamborghini that was stolen last month with what calls a "bitchin' Camaro," in bright yellow. [SF Chronicle] A new iPhone app allows you to snap a picture of a dish, then converts it into a corresponding calorie count. Magic? [CNET] The new People's ... More >>
Don Hill was one of the legendary club owners of New York--a man who cared about rock and roll, his performers, and his audiences. Don never wanted things to be complacent or boring, but he did all that with a decency and low-key niceness that made business dealings with him very palatable. ... More >>
It's a sad day for the restaurant and nightlife industries. Eater reports that Don Hill, the founder of eponymous, legendary club, has passed away at the age of 66, while the Daily News brings word of the death of David Apelewicz, a Remedy Diner waiter who was shot in the head during a muggin ... More >>
Tonight, we suggest you take it easy: You've got a long week ahead of you. Head to Pianos for what's quickly become a Wednesday night go-to for after-work revelers and people who just want to kick back at the upstairs lounge's Player's Club. Don't be fooled, though: The selection of raps prov ... More >>
OK with the crossfader, better with the crowd. Pics by Puja, more below.Dropout Sundays Starring Lady Miss Kier Don Hill's Sunday, January 9 Better Than: A dance floor without a mannequin A few weeks ago, a mannequin dressed as NYC party boy Richie Rich disappeared from its home in the DJ b ... More >>
The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>
Los Angeles-based dream-punk duo No Age were being coy about the location of their not-quite-officially-announced Friday gig in NYC, but it turns out they're playing two. The first is at the KCDC Skateshop in Williamsburg; the second is an aNYthing/OH WOW/Ooga Booga-sponsored fete at the newl ... More >>
Food trucks have been illegal in foodie Montreal for decades, but two taco truck visionaries are looking to fight the system with their mobile kitchen. [Montreal Mirror] Pig farmers prepare to adjust to raising their animals with new FDA-imposed limits on antibiotic use. [NY Times] The Park ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cru and Veritas have both closed supposedly temporarily for renovations, but most industry folk are betting they don't reopen. [NY Times] Maritime Parc has opened in Liberty State Park, ... More >>
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
Start your weekend off with a tropically infused dance party. The Que Bajo crew take on Turntables of the Hudson (though they'll be at the Water Taxi Beach) as an ending to the Latin Alternative Music Conference and the second round of WTB's World Cup Fever events. Catch the guys as they play ... More >>
Brooklyn transplants thrive with mopey, slightly insincere nautical-themed frivolity
Sound of the City will resume full-force come Monday. In the meantime, find your last minute arrangements below...
Can't dykes all just get along?
Open bars, closed bars, quickies on Broadway (See also these blind items)
Mama's gonna be in the Tribeca Film Festival again! I play a small role in SqueezeBox!, the documentary about the hawt drag rock club that livened up the trannie-sitional '90s, though I imagine more screen time will be filled with names like the Toilet Boys, Sherry Vine, Debbie Harry, and John Camer ... More >>
CBGB regular Jesse Malin remembers the late Hilly Kristal
Celebs who won't let you take their picture are bad; non-celebs who demand you do are worse.
The Siren after-party scene only further proves MisShapes' dominance
Beforeand afterthe parade passes by
Rated X crew walk out, MisShapes smokes, and Axl Rose's assistant gets into scuffle
Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!