Last night, at the pretty fancy Manhattan club S.O.B.s, the star-making NYC hip-hop station Hot 97 showcased new talent on a bill headlined by 20-year-old local rapper Angel Haze. Haze has gained lots of steam this year due to the high quality of her debut EP, Reservation, and yeah, probably a little because of ears now opened by the splash Azealia Banks made just a bit earlier. Haze's music is notably darker though, a little mean and sinister in comparison to Banks' giddy, giggling electro. At least that's what I thought going in. She's having a hell of good time, as it turns out.
Stormfronts and drafting stunts figure into the mix of exhibits recommended in the 8/29 print edition of this fine magazine.
All next weekend (September 8 - 9), artists throughout this grand borough will open their studios for the Brooklyn Museum’s GO; visitors get to vote on their favorites and the top 10 will get an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The fate of Brooklyn’s next top artist rests at the tips of your fingers—but you need to register to vote first. Here’s how you do it, after the jump:
Warren Colazzo, owner of Thee Dollhouse, had predicted that the convention haul would triple the cash brought in during previous Super Bowls hosted in Tampa.
But between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday, his sleek club drew only one extremely drunk conventioneer in an ill-fitting suit who was seen being reprimanded by a burly security guard.
A pair of cocktail waitresses, in skin-tight American flag corsets and barely-there blue thongs, looked bored.
Asked how her week has been, Karen Kennard, an ample-chested blonde, broke into a pained smile.
“Hashtag 2012 RNC money myth,” quipped Kennard. "I've worked four Super Bowls. I was hoping to be inundated financially in Super Bowl proportions, but it definitely hasn't happened yet." [NY Daily News]
Not sure how I feel about verbal hashtags, but okay.
At 4 a.m. Wednesday, a heavily tattooed stripper named Anna surveyed the scene at 2001 Odyssey — where a gaggle of girls were jostling for the attention of three guys in suits — and offered her take on why business was so bad.
“To be honest, I think a lot of them just hired escorts,” she said. “That's more their style.” [NY Daily News]
Heh. Sounds about right. That and cruising airport bathrooms.
Some notable omissions: The upcoming ATP Fest seems pretty snoozy to us (or, well, me and the general ticket buying public) but your mileage may vary. Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear's respective Radio City dates seem very snoozy. We have no clue at this point what the hot CMJ show is going to be this year, and no one else does either.
That said, we count down...
In a show of solidarity? I guess? For Prince Harry's much punned-upon naked pixxx, these staunch supporters of nudity and/or the crown are taking to Facebook with mostly-nude pictures of their own. Let's look at some, shall we?
There are all kinds of coy penis coverings. Like statuette guy:
Falling in line with their habit of releasing an LP every three years, they're due for a follow-up to 2010's The Suburbs within the next 12 months, so that also seems to be working to our favor. There's also an anonymous person/robot/possible-industry-insider on a random message board—obviously the most reliable source out there—who, four months ago, declared the record will see daylight by January. The person/robot/possible-insider's predictions regarding this fall's release cycle have been surprisingly accurate, nailing Grizzly Bear's Shields for September and the St. Vincent and David Byrne collaboration for October (though they're off by a month on that one, still pretty close). To quote the rumormonger, BECAUSE WE'RE EXCITED BY WHAT THEY'RE HINTING AT, here's a look at some other releases possibly in store, maybe, for 2013:
We’re going out with a bang. Or no bangs. Better yet, a shaved head. That’s right, we're ending the SummerScreen season with our favorite 90's comedy starring a jar-headed Robin Tunney and an impossibly lovely Liv Tyler. Empire Records!
And get there early for the final SummerScreen set of the summer, brought to you by Todd P and Showpaper. This week’s bands include noise-pop outfit (and electric-cello-wielders), Life Size Maps, local electronic dream poppers La Big Vic and noise makers Fuck Ton with their special guest, Ezekiel Healy.
This one’s gonna be big, so make sure to grab your VIP tickets now. We’ll save you a spot with a great view and set you up with vouchers for our food vendors including V Spot, Cemitas, Little Muenster, Brooklyn Bangers and Pizza Moto. And you’ll get beer courtesy of Sixpoint, as well as a dessert from Coolhaus. You also get to party with us at our SummerScreen after party at the King & Grove rooftop.
As always, we’re raffling off some rad prizes, this time courtesy of our fave bicycle shop, Ride Brooklyn. We’re giving away a gift bag with a Ride Brooklyn t-shirt, water bottle, floor pump and a $30 dollar gift card. Interested? Of course you are. To sign up, just find one of friendly L Mag interns or sign up at our information table at the entrance!
So bring your friends and join us at McCarren Park (the corner of North 12th and Bedford). Doors to the park open at 6, the music will start at 6:30, and we’ll start the movie by sundown. Thanks to everyone who voted! This is the day your life will surely change.
And that's not all—the mobile matchmakers at MeetMoi want to send you and a friend to see Sleep No More at Manhattan's McKittrick Hotel! For L Mag readers, entering to win is easy. Here's how you do it:
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If all goes as planned, they'll be transforming two next-door buildings off the Myrtle-Broadway J and M stop into a multifaceted DIY haven, with space allotted for shows, offices, studios and apartments. The 10,000 square-foot space (which, to compare, is larger than this), boats room outdoors for the "Silent Yard and Garden," which sounds like a place we'd like to hang out. If you, too, want to hang out there, or perhaps live there, or open a place of business there, or are just a person with good ideas of how a huge arts space in Bushwick could be used, you're urged to get in touch here.
I, for one, am happy to see that everyone is finally speaking their minds. No more dancing around or dog whistles, just straight up "I hope Black and Latino voters stay home on election day." Why stop there, though? While you're laying down planks that history is going to judge you harshly for, why not go all the way with it? Some suggestions:
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