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.