BY shannon carlin in Music Stuff on Jan 20, 2012 |
A Thursday night at the Soho House might be the worst place to preview a new album. Especially one like Brooklyn singer Sydney Wayser’s ,with its layers of guitar, percussion and vocals, all of which you actually want to hear. At the Soho House, people would rather booze it up and listen to Rihanna; a chanteuse could get swallowed alive. Luckily Wayser is more than a pretty voice: she’s a performer who had no problem fighting back against the ... Read More
I know it seems like it's too cold to function, but y'all can stop whining because this weekend is gonna be hotttt in the city thanks to BUST fave Big Freedia and the Divas. The New Orleans bounce maven will be performing Saturday night at the Brooklyn Bowl, joined by trusty pals DJ Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B who are also taking New York City by storm this weekend.
Kick things off right tonight with Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B at SantosPartyHaus. ... Read More
BY Samantha Vincenty in General on Jan 20, 2012 |
When I went to the Renegade Handmade fair in Chicago last fall, I noticed a new trendy motif in the crafting world. Everybody was still definitely putting a bird on all of it (if not antlers, or a mustache) but several vendors were selling things with vintage mug shots on them. Coasters, greeting cards, and posters, all emblazoned with black and white photos of people being booked.
There must be a public domain law that makes them an inexpensive design idea, and ... Read More
If you're anything like me, you love cats and NPR, (and you need to quit jocking my swag because cats and NPR are/have always been my thing…) so listen up because you're going to enjoy this. Shanthony Exum, better known as Miss Eaves, is currently writing six songs in as many weeks. She's asking fans to vote on the topic of each song on her Facebook.
Last week she brought us this gem about cats:
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Wednesday night I celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the '73 case that legalized abortion) by attending author Jennifer Baumgardner's screening of the documentary she made with Gillian Aldrich entitled, I Had an Abortion, which was released by Women Make Movies. The event was held at Bluestockings, a feminist and activist bookstore on Allen and Stanton st.
I must admit, despite having read and loved her modern guide to feminism Manifesta: Young ... Read More