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.
You don’t need a car to get out of town for a few days. Greenport, on the tip of Long Island’s North Fork is an excellent spot to explore by bike. Between the surrounding vineyards, Shelter Island and the town itself, a fishing village that is re-emerging from some pretty depressed economic times, with tons of new restaurants and shops lining the small downtown, there’s plenty to do, see, explore and taste.
Even your wildest adventures in New York City apartment hunting won’t prepare you for the tour of House 17 in Nolan Park on Governors Island that is The Enchanted Realm of René Magritte. Conceived, produced, and directed by Exquisite Corpse Company, this site-specific play is a skillfully envisioned interactive piece of theatre that invites you into the life, the […]
In celebration of frozen confections we talked the nice folks at OddFellows Ice Cream on Kent Avenue in Williamburg to let photographer Spencer Starnes hang around for a few hours while they made batches of ice cream (and some boozy popsicles) for their locations around the city. They pasteurize all their dairy in-house, for an exceptionally creamy and delicious base. From there the flavor combinations really know no bounds, and the shop has served more than 200 different scoops since they opened in 2013. We dare you not to run out and get a cone after taking a peek at these pictures.
The lead-up to Labor Day always makes us feel as though we need to do every last, fun thing before September. But it’s not as if this supremely pleasant weather is going away. We have another full season of beautiful weekends ahead, one of which could be spent cruising the New York harbor in a […]
BanterGirl is Trish Nelson’s new production company dedicated to helping women in comedy create film, television, podcasts, and other projects. “There’s a standard formula that Hollywood uses,” says Nelson. “I, along with a lot of other women, are trying to dismantle that.”
It feels different today, right? In the early morning hours, we’re talking before 7am, there was even a hint of fall in the air for a few moments. It might be a good day to live dangerously and eat your lunch in the park or even take a stroll, for fun, come afternoon. Speaking of which, […]