The terrific traveling show, Mail Order Monsters, opens in London at Max Wigram tonight. Go see it.
This one in the East Village.
Images of Polar Bear costumed figures first turned up on Wooster Collective a couple days ago and I thought nothing of it, just some human protest. Apparently not. Animal got to the bottom of the story and it turns out they are figures created by Mark Jenkins for a Greepeace campaign. Funny thing, the DC cops called in the bomb squad to dismantle the art.
Fall is near and what better to celebrate than a classic Battle of the Bands? Currently on the internet, you are able to vote for local NY bands, each competing for one of 5 spots to prove their mettle in front of a live audience at Webster Hall on September 29th. The winner becomes the opening act for Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional and more at the Prudential Center on Nov 2nd.
We have some tickets to give away for this event. Go to the voting page and pick a band, tell us who you picked in the comments and we’ll hook you and guest up with a pair of tickets to the show. Sound good? Voting ends September 22nd, so don’t sleep. Live music is always entertaining.
I got a request last night to search ‘chubby yoga’ and I have to say I am not too happy with the results.
This is quite possibly the most perplexingly fascinating thing i’ve seen in some time.
JR on the corner of Bowery and Houston. There is a pretty awesome show next week in the building that this on. More on the later.
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If you’re a degenerate like me, then this site is for you. I love the internet.
Smiff n’ Wessun. Let’s Get it On, 1994
If I lived in New York instead of San Francisco, I’d definitely be hitting up photographer Bernie DeChant’s opening reception for Still Life in Japan at the Fall Cafe in Brooklyn, NY this Fri, Sept 19, 7 – 9 pm.
The title of the exhibit pretty much sums up the work – a collection of quiet still moments in Japan, with most of the photographs focusing on a lone solitary figure or object. The exhibit will consist of 5 pieces on canvas (2 at 30×30″, and 2 at 30×45″), and 9 smaller prints at 14×20″. I hear that the Zeppelin (above photo), at 30 x 45, has a silverly look to it in person. [Read more]
Oasis’ setting their sights on yet another venture: A Bond theme song.
Pulling from a vast “backlog of thirty-odd songs,” some of which are outtakes from Oasis’ forthcoming album, Dig Out Your Soul, the elder Gallagher claims he’d love to submit a track for the next Bond film and hopes to reclaim the esteemed authorship for his native England:
“It’s a bit of a piss-take that the greatest British agent of all time has to be sound tracked by a bunch of fucking Americans,”
he told NME.com, referring to Jack White and Alicia Keys’ screaming and moaning duet for the time-honored series’ new installation, Quantum of Solace.
SF born Upper Playground is opening up a new store next to Giant Robot in the East Village of Manhattan. All I can say is, it took long enough.
I just read something that made me ill. Nike has bought the naming rights to a public park in Tokyo and plans to turn the park into a corporate skate park. This is despicable and I hope that opportunist New York City does not follow this trend. Once again, Nike, trying to infiltrate every facet of your life. Weak sauce.
Design Within Reach has these really cool building blocks for you, your kid, or anyone. I bet they are really fun to play with when you’re stoned. Here’s the lowdown from there site….
“First designed as an instructional game for Swiss schoolchildren, the Cuboro Standard Building Block Set (1979) has evolved into a labyrinth designing exercise for all ages, including those old enough to run a company. Configurable in infinite combinations, the weighted marbles travel and forge their own path through underground tracks and hidden passages. The Building Block Set encourages experimentation and activates the discovery of spatial, mathematical and aesthetic problem solving. Help your child, and yourself, transition from a two-dimensional to a 3D world by constructing something highly functional that isn’t necessarily seen by the visible eye. The Cuboro Set contains 54 FSC-certified beech wood blocks and three colored marbles and can be added to with additional sets to expand the possibilities even further. Contains small parts; not recommended for young children.”