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Before I went to the Wild Flag show at NYC's Radio City Musical Hall Wednesday night, I checked out the band's Facebook page. Because I "like" them. Not because I enjoy staring at pics of Carrie Brownstein every day or anything. A post from the band read: "Hope Radio City is ready for the rough and the raw." Rough. Raw. Just how I like it. My giddiness jacked up to the 10,000th power. Wild Flag's line-up is nothing short of astounding. Carrie Brownstein ... Read More
Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons: 1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of ... Read More
Bill Cunningham New York is a wonderful documentary directed by Richard Press that explores the idiosyncratic street photographer, Bill Cunningham. The camera follows the octogenarian around on his bicycle as he zooms in and out of traffic, and as he stops frequently to shoot interesting looking fashions on the streets. He’s been working as a street shooter for the New York Times since 1978. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved looking at his pages in ... Read More
I was running late for the Dum Dum Girls show at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan Friday night. Yes, I've lived in NYC for almost two years. No, I still haven't figured out the subway system—7 to the R to the F* this!?! I've literally sang the lyrics of Le Tigre's “My My Metrocard” to myself in hopes that it could solve my MTA issues. “‘Next Stop! Atlantic Avenue. Next Stop!...’ Wait, do they mention stops on the F?” How ... Read More
Fellow M.I.A. fans, I hope you have your credit cards and daily planners ready! On July 17th, the versatile Sri Lankan songstress will be making her 2010 national stage debut at the first ever HARD LA music festival in Downtown LA.  The two-stage festival will also feature special guest, N*E*R*D along with Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Rye Rye, Switch, Joker, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Jason Bentley, Borgore, Nguzunguzu, Destructo, ... Read More
Interested in hearing about life, love, money and sex from past and present professionals in the sex industry?  Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business ... Read More
Yum, yum, you know you wanna lick those candy-coated raindrops: Candy Rain, BUST crafty lady Callie Watts’ feminist porn mag (formerly known as Ligerbeat) is having a benefit party this Friday, and y’all should be there.  Come check out a performance by Ladies Circus and jam to a bevy of bands and deejays, including that BUST hottie Free Danger and Dirty Finger. Plus, there will be a Coverdude contest at 2 am, free condoms galore from No Condom No ... Read More
For all you photo-geeks out there, you'll be stoked to know that the Lomography Diana World Tour, after gracing such cities as Tokyo, Paris, and Madrid, has landed in New York City. This showcase is displaying more than 90 vintage Diana and Diana clone cameras in the Dietrich Collection, as well as an exhibition entitled "Diana Vignettes" in which photos and stories from current and future New York LomoAmigos is shown. What's a LomoAmigo you ask? Why, a friend of ... Read More
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