More! Costumes!

BY Lisa in General

  Need some last-minute Halloweenie inspiration? Tara, at Nothing Elegant, has as awesome roundup of some fabulous ladies from history, along with a costume breakdown featuring things you probably already have in your closet and the few things you'll need to get. First up, Marie Curie. Pop on over for the rest. Who: Marie Curie, First Lady of science, physicist, chemist, and creator of the theory of radioactivity. Why: Because you can carry your favorite ... Read More
We've been digging the new album Arrow from Clare and the Reasons here in the office so when I found out they were playing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night, I dragged my dreamy-chamber-pop-loving ass out in the rain to see them. Let me tell you, it was worth the wet socks.    Clare's delicate voice is crazy gorgeous and hearing it live just drives that point home. And as if her sweet and soaring singing wasn't talent enough, homegirl ... Read More

i heart this art.

BY Lisa in General

Welcome to the Dollhouse is definitely my fave Todd Solondz movie so I'm pretty much in love with this print from illustrator Lauren Gregg. Wiener dog 4-eva! And for all you Harold and Maude fans (I mean, that's everybody, right?), there's one for you too. Brought to my attention by the impeccable taste of ... Read More

Lucha VaVoom

BY Lisa in General

  Hey New Yorkers...looking for something to fill the Sunday night void left by the finale of True Blood? Look no further. This weekend Lucha VaVoom is debuting its crazy mix of Mexican wrestling and burlesque at Webster Hall . As if the high-flying luchadores weren't spectacle enough, in between matches the legendary Wau Wau Sisters will hit the trapeze, Karis will hula-hoop her ass off (or maybe just her clothes), and L.A. burlesquers Ursulina and Lux La ... Read More

(500) Days of Summer

BY Lisa in General

It's not very often the male and female leads in a movie are equally crush-worthy, making the sum of both parts totally off the swoon charts. Well, I got a sneak peek at (500) Days of Summer and lemme tell you what, it's hard to decide where to rest your eyes cause the cuteness between Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a constant battle. If Away We Go didn't satiate your uber-indie movie needs, this romantical dramedy absolutely will. It's sweet ... Read More
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Mamma Mia!

BY Lisa in Music Stuff

    I'm a sucker for cool gals playing that good ol' indie folk rock so Mia Riddle's album, Tumble and Drag, gets a lotta play on my iTunes. Check her music out and if you're in NY, catch her and her band tomorrow night at one of my favorite Brooklyn venues, the Bell House. And if good jams weren't enough to bring you out, they'll be serving free Brooklyn lager from 7:30 - 8:30. Looks like Thursday night's in the ... Read More

Kristen Schaal on Sirius

BY Lisa in General

How much do I love Kristen Schaal? Let me count the ways. Nope, nevermind, that would take too long and High Five, her limited-run radio show on Sirius, is starting just about now. Tune in! Kristen and her creative partner Kurt Braunohler will be their usual hilarious selves, taking calls from listeners and just generally being awesome. Next week, July 1, is the last episode. Don't have Sirius? You can watch clips on their ... Read More
I love me some Kim Gordon. And on May 28 I can take my fandom to a whole new level. Urban Outfitters will be auctioning off some of Kim's own clothes (as in, they hung in her amazing closet and she wore them while doing awesome Kim Gordon-type things) on their Urban Renewal Vintage eBay store. Each piece (all by Daryl K) will come with an autographed tag so you can prove to your friends that the neon pants you're wearing really did once grace the ass of the queen ... Read More

Cute Band Alert

BY Lisa in Music Stuff

I got your new awesome album right here. Cryptacize hails from Oakland, CA (fans of Deerhoof will recognize guitarist Chris Cohen) and I've been jamming out to their new record, Mythomania, since it came out a couple weeks ago. Its melodies are addictive (like Nedelle Torrisi's vocals) and moments of endearing twee and weirdness shine through the slow-synth jams and catchy, rockin'-pop hooks. They're hittin' the road next week so click through to see if they're ... Read More