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Bushwick Film Festival Promises Funny Actors, Alt-Horror Stars, and Lots of Parties

The Bushwick Film Festival is here with a mix of screenings and panel discussions built around themes like Funny People, Alt-Horror, and Breaking into Hollywood.

The festival begins tonight (10/12) with the world premiere of In Case of Emergency at House of Yes, and there’s a big blast-off party at Lot 45 on Friday. Continue reading

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Cro-Mags and Eyehategod at St. Vitus this Sunday (8/27)

EyeHateGod at Brooklyn Bazaar in April © Dylan Lappin

Two old-time bands with a lot of hard time put on the road are doing both a matinée and a sold out evening show at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) this Sunday (8/27) as part of their Left to Starve summer tour.

Of course calling either band old-time is just asking for a beating, because it’s generally not too safe to antagonize a hardcore punk band (Cro-Mags) nor a metal/hardcore/southern sludge band out of New Orleans (EyeHateGod, or just “EHG” for you texters).

I’m sure both these bands have been jumped by a pack of chin-less white supremacists more than once in the past with the band coming out ahead.

And it’s not right to consider their sound old-time, when that’s changed quite a lot for both bands, and in all the right directions. Continue reading

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Weekend Music (12/22 – 12/24): Sex Dungeons and Alternate Identities

El Vez moved his Christmas show to San Diego.

This year there were also no quirky holiday theme shows from Ronnie Spector and alt-cabaret icon Tammy Faye Starlite. WTF?

Don’t close your eyes, though, to other talent within walking distance this weekend. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Trashed and Naked: 9,000 Wristbands Already Sold to Saturday’s Greenpoint Tipsy Mistletoe Bar Crawl!!!

You know that famous bar crawl where you dress up like Santa and get completely wasted with a huge crowd of young hotties?

Aren’t you pissed that they got kicked out of Williamsburg?

Party promotion team Twitchy Fingers is bringing the action back, this Saturday only. They’ve got 64 participating venues, all in Greenpoint this time.

That’s right, it’s Greenpoint’s First Annual Tipsy Mistletoe!

For just a $30 wristband you get, get this, unlimited 25 cent 190-proof grain alcohol shooters from 10 in the morning to 3 AM at night, plus a souvenir cup good for 1 dollar Buds everywhere.

They’ve already sold 90% of their 10,000 wristband allotment, but here’s how to unlock access to the remaining treasure.

Just Twitter them your sexiest photo and they will choose the most titillating people to bring into the magic.

Full details inside.

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Weekend Music (12/15 – 12/18) and a Spirited Defense of the Barcalounger

Contra Dancing in Brooklyn

Good news is, if you’re motivated to head outside, just follow my music suggestions and by the end of the weekend you’ll have a tall blonde in your bed — boy or girl, take your pick — your eyesight will improve and you will know how to dance like a Texan.

Or you can always doze off in an easy chair.

Here’s the how what and where for the go-getters among us.
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Submit Your Film to the Greenpoint Film Festival

The organizers of the 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival want to see if your creativity is worth inserting into their repertoire next year. So if you’ve made a film between January 2015 and January 2017, it’s eligible for entry.

It costs 85 bucks to enter, whether you get accepted or not. So what can you do to increase your chances?

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Meet The Bands Playing Our Holiday Tropical Market

Retail Space

Shining Mirrors. Retail Space. Babetown.

Babetown

No those are not store names in some wacky Williamsburg shopping plaza.

Those are the bands playing at a hulking wood monolith on West Street in Greenpoint this Sunday as part of our holiday market.

Shining Mirrors, transmogrified

The space opens at 1 PM and trouble ensues until 7.

Inside we explore each band member’s favorite sexual fantasy and fashion accessory. Continue reading

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Weekend Music for Cool Kids and Weirdos Too (12/1 – 12/4)

Reverend Horton Heat

Here are some famous acts playing this weekend.

Don’t worry, we also save room in the back for unsung heroes.

The Hold Steady have three sold-out Brooklyn Bowl shows beginning tonight. Additional tickets will be released at 6 PM each night.

Rockabilly’s Reverend Horton Heat is at Warsaw on Saturday and as usual he’s got a full coterie of highly disreputable opening acts, like Unknown Hinson and Nashville Pussy. Tickets are $22 and still available online.

If you joined the Standing Rock protest bandwagon there’s a benefit at Sunnyvale on Saturday at 8 PM and all the bands playing have suitably passive-aggressive names.

Weirdos like me who like classic Latin jazz and folky cabaret somehow find local options around town too. Continue reading

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New Thump City: Wednesday’s Strictly Local Pre-Thanksgiving Parties

If you usually go clubbing the night before Thanksgiving, you might be anxious to avoid a frigid trip to Manhattan or Bushwick in your party clothes.

Within walking distance from you, the following spots are active tonight: The Good Room, Ceremony, Kinfolk, Tender Trap, and TBA Brooklyn.

All have DJ’s to throw heat into the night, what they need now is you for the bonfire. Continue reading

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