With Murder City Devils and the Xiu Xiu vs. Deerhoof Joy Division cover band smoldering in a heat wave, this Sunday's escape from rain into the AllSaints Pub and the Brooklyn Bowl shit-storm was some kind of respite.
What was supposed to be another jewel on M.I.A.'s ascendant crown turned out to be a rained-out, sound-issues disaster in which the singer found herself, in Zach Baron's words, "ending her performance early, chanting 'Born Free' at the retreating backs of her former audience." More on Hard Fest...
While the actual club undergoes a series of renovations, The Slipper Room has launched a series of "In Exile" events, including an evening this past Thursday, July 15 on The Queen of Hearts for a burlesque boat tour.
Eighteen years later, Tilda Swinton's breakout role in Orlando will be reprised with a re-release, opening next week. Swinton and director Sally Potter recently reunited for a conversation with Melissa Anderson.