At long last, Rebecca Smeyne's final tour through the wilds of CMJ, featuring the Screaming Females, Glasser, Harlem, Boogie Boarder, Jeff the Brotherhood, Dinowalrus, Sisters, something ominously known as "the Colt 45 limo shuttle," Crystal Antlers, K-Holes, and a spooky after-hours Shank reunion at the Autumn Bowl. See you next year, Surfer Blood.
On the last Saturday night of every month, Choice Cunts—a "raw party for rare queers"—takes place. It began in Brooklyn, but recently made the big move from Williamsburg to Manhattan's Santos Party House, where the mood was invariably fabulous.
Murray Hill's ninth annual Miss Lez Pageant, self-billed as a "wildly provocative alt-beauty pageant for queer womyn," was held at the newly opened Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. More about the event here and photos from 2008 and 2007 here.
A loft space in Williamsburg glowed in the dark this weekend for !SuperWOW, a multimedia "hyperpop" collaboration between Kenny Scharf and a retinue of designers, performers and artists who all sang in the key of neon.
Sunday, August 5th brought the sun to Lollapalooza and the bright colors bloomed forth. Put on some shades and click through for the fun.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
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On Wednesday, October 7th, the Burlesque Danceparty Shaken and Stirred took place at the Delancey with the women of Sugar Shack Burlesque. Photographer Rebecca Smeyne hung out with the pastied ladies for the night.
Twig the Wonder Kid has been throwing Glamdammit, self-billed as an "androgynous rock 'n' roll and gender-bending glam-rock" party, for five years. The fifth anniversary celebration took place on Saturday, October 3 at Don Hill's in SoHo with event staple Michael T, Kissy Kamikaze, and Andy Rourke.
Six of the country's best pole dancers competed at Pole Superstar for $10 grand on October 1, by climbing, flipping over, wrapping around, and basically making love to a metal stick in front of a panel of judges. The audience chose the winner via text message during the Highline Ballroom show....
The Lamb Takedown on October 4, 2009 was held at the Highline Ballroom and sponsored by the American Lamb board. In addition to the People's Choice audience judges, Josh Ozersky (The Feedbag), Daniel Maurer (NY Magazine), and George Motz (NY Food Film Festival) were the in-house critics.
Gadgetoff is an invitation-only event that takes place annually in and around New York City. This year, it took place in Staten Island, and all of the guests participate and include inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, creators, visionaries and geniuses. As it was put in the New...