The monthly, co-ed burlesque night at the Slipper Room, self-dubbed as "strip club meets sideshow in a speakeasy" is a place where you can see a guy eat a lightbulb and watch Dick Cheney implementing interrogation techniques on Sarah Palin all on one stage.
Ominous skies broke up the party Sunday and denied the day its would-be headliners, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, but not before HEALTH and the Black Lips stirred the crowd into a frenzy (and invited them up onstage).
On Friday, July 17, Mashup presented an art exhibition curated by the Lowbrow Society for the Arts at the McKibben Lofts. Beers were three for five bucks, a band called Spiral Beach played, and one of the artists hired a model named Revay to hang out fully naked at the party. Just another night...
Frank Black and his family, Spank Rock and his crew, and the wild crowd-surfing hijinks of Israeli band Monotonix. The Voice's annual music festival took place on Coney Island on Saturday and, though we're biased, it was tremendous.
There are fans, and then there are those who don wigs, capes, and eye wear, arrive at 2pm for a midnight showing of Harry Potter's latest, and may or may not try to fly broom sticks when no one's looking. Ben Beitler investigates.
A cartoon review of Died Young, Stayed Pretty, a documentary film about show posters that opens at the IFC Film Center July 17. A poster show in conjunction with the film occurs July 16 at 303 Grand Street in Brooklyn. Read another take on the doc here.
Wet Hot Brooklyn Summer is a party at Public Assembly that last week featured performances by Hearts Revolution, Anton Glamb, Ray Contour, Memberz Only, Star City, and Jane Bang, among others, including the obligatory Ninjasonik cameo.
The first relocated Pool Party at the East River State Park featured blistering sets by Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, and Ponytail, as well as dodge ball matches, smartly dressed state police, and the chance to body surf for about half a mile. More about the show here.