In the late ’70s, rock ‘n’ roll took a turn for the worse as kids began writing songs using only three chords and safety-pinning everything in sight. This was more than just a bunch of bad guitarists in ripped clothes. It was a movement, and it was around this time that John Holmstrom, along with future Please Kill Me author Legs McNeil, created Punk magazine. Now the movement had a name and a publication that would profile artists like The Ramones, Television, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Johnny Thunders and even the Sex Pistols when they came to town. Holmstrom (who also did the art work for two Ramones’ albums) has put together a book compiling the best articles, interviews and behind the scenes info: The Best of Punk Magazine. Catch him this Friday at powerHouse Arena, along with some very special guests, presenting the book and discussing punk rock history. The $15 ticket price not only admits you, but can also be used toward the price of the book, which will be available. –J.H.
Thu April 24, 2014Get ready for a good laugh on Thursday night. Rather, get ready to spend an hour or two solid timing your sips of beers so that you don’t immediately spit them out because you’re cracking up. We have five, count ‘em FIVE great storytellers, comics and weirdos, plus the top weirdo of […]
Tue April 29, 2014Brooklyn has never been accused of lacking good food options, and with the variety and quality of the vendors slated for the fourth annual Tasting Brooklyn event on April 29, it’s easy to see why. The people behind 30 of the borough’s most popular restaurants, bakeries, bars, and breweries–including Luke’s Lobster, Tschoup […]
Mon April 28, 2014If you’ve never been to The Bell House for a live taping of Brooklyn’s very own NPR quiz/comedy/music show, Ask Me Another, why not save the date for next Monday night? Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton will be welcoming John Turturro, Brooklyn native and star of a few little […]
Tue April 29, 2014David Lynch, director and mastermind behind Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the legendary TV series Twin Peaks, has fascinated audiences with his eye for the strange and ability to draw viewers into his dark worlds. Although he may be best known for his film and TV work, Lynch’s talent spills over into other fields like painting, […]
My boyfriend has a Spotify playlist entitled Roller-Rama that is all hot jams he remembers from the roller skating rink in the town he grew up in: “Candy Girl,” “Supersonic,” “Somebody’s Watching Me.” For my part, I don’t think I can ever hear “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits without being instantly transported back to […]