Sunday, May 17, 2009

Peaches at Webster Hall!

So I am a little preoccupied currently with my very quickly approaching sojourn to South America, and thus I have been neglecting this blog of mine. I will probably not be updating my blog so frequently during the next two months; and if I do, it will be about the magic/mystery/mythology of Peru, and all my adventures & misadventures there.

So I have been packing the fun in before the upcoming departure date (May 21!!).

Peaches at Webster Hall last night, May 16, ROCKED! She fully delivered on all raunchy, musical promises made in her albums. Categorized on her Myspace page as Electro/Rock/Hip Hop, Peaches was simply fun: she was tough, yet vulnerable, and cheeky, yet clearly working for the love of the crowd.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rooftop Films Opening Party This Weekend

So, checking my e-mail this morning, I noticed the following listed on myopenbar:

Rooftop Films Opening Night afterparty
Radeberger Pilsner, $9 cover / 11:30pm-1am
105 Eldridge Street,
btw. Grand and Broome
Lower East Side
(212) 334-6740

Thank you, Pitchfork, for yet another tepid "Best New Music" call on Cymbals Eat Guitars – the band that's performing here tonight before the films. Oh, the hype.

The open bar isn't actually at the screening but at the afterparty, over at Fontana's. You might have to buy the ticket to the screening to get in on the booze, or pay $9 at the door.

Well, that's the after-party.

The Rooftop Films opening night actually begins, as the myopenbar listing metions, with live music by Cymbals Eat Guitars at 8:30.

See the Rooftop Films Listing:

Opening Night ! Open Bar After Party!
We kick off our 13th year with short films that don’t take long to astonish, amaze and inspire.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Cymbals Eat Guitars.
9:00PM: Films
11:30PM - 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of Radeberger beer
Tickets: $9 at the door or online at

Also, note that in the event of rain, the show will be re-scheduled for Sunday... does that mean that this applies to the after party at Fontana's, or not...?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Danger of Underground/Danger Parties

So, last night there was going to be a huge take-over of a building in the Wall Street area, with the theme: "Beautiful things come out of desperate times." True enough, but not in the Financial District, apparently.

We arrived around 1 a.m. and the Danger party had already been shut down by the cops, who were blocking off the entire street from entry, unless you seemed to clearly live there. "It's a fire hazard," they said.

And were the people at the Danger party hoping it would open up again?? -- because despite the ability to send mass e-mails via even a regular cell phone these days, there as yet *hasn't* been any mass e-mail to the would-be party-goers of the party's shut-down. Not impressive.

I have to say, though, their party did sound well worth it; but next time, I won't try to attend underground debacles in such havens of convention, but rather try to stay in Brooklyn and seek out the abandoned warehouse parties closer to home, where they will be less likely to be shut down!!!

The Danger's original post follows... :sigh:, I wish it had really been able to live up to all of the hyped-up glory!

TheDanger, Lady Circus, Space Haus, UnderandAbove & DjProAudio present a
late night adventure enveloping five floors and a roof deck with saucy
antics, grace, music, beauty, humor, fanfare and scandal.

This Saturday, May 9th you are invited to explore...

Multiple floors of hip-hop to tech house to gypsy funk featuring: Alex
Dirttt of Halcyon, Adultnapper, dj Grimace, Zemi17, Jesse Mann, Vintage DJ
and the notorious Joro Boro.

The half-constructed space will be alive with roving bands, live acts,
strong drinks and dark corners infused by: The Lady Circus bringing
beautifully explicit acts accompanied by the gritty, whiskey-soaked songs
of the Stumblebum Brass Band and That Handsome Devil's infectious
rockabilly funk.

Plus the artistry of Jessi Klien and Zev Deans in the Bordello lounge, the
rooftop fire-arts of Pyrophorus Pixxie and video projections by Sebastian
Patane Masuelli.

$15 with RSVP at:
(RSVPs close at midnight tonight.)
$20 for the uninitiated.

Doors open at 10pm : 21+ exclusively : Arrive early.

17 Rector St. between Trinity Place and the West Side Highway
Way-Down-Town Manhattan.

Take the: 1 or R train to Rector St, the 4 or 5 train to Wall St., The JMZ
train to Broad St or the A,C,2 or 3 to Fulton St and walk a bit.

This event has no official name and very few boundaries. Our goal here is
simple; to reinvigorate a forgotten corner of Manhattan with the passion
and promise it was built from. The space will be dark, a little decrepit
and exquisitely out-of-control.

But it wasn't as out out of control as planned!