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Looks like Brody Dalle has a new band, and so far, me likey very much. While I was never much a fan of the Distillers mall punk sound, I love the direction Spinnerette is taking. With a video by the amazing Liam Lynch , and a sound that seems very influenced by her baby daddy's band, Queens of the Stone Age, I have a feeling this girl could quite possibly kick some much needed life into the rock scene. With her gorgeous looks and Joan Jett snarl, girl's got an attitude.
Combine gender-bending therapists, mutinous nuthouse patients and toss in wrestling lesbians for good measure and you'll get Waiting For the Show: a madcap, what-the-frack new comedic play by Theresa Diamond. Psych ward inmates Nina and Anne, daily rehearse their fire-eating, snake handling, anti-abortion variety show as Maria from 'The Sound of Music' and former el presidente George Washington, which is periodically interrupted with Nina's trips to the Treatment Room. When mongo bonkers scientists Dr.
Don't have enough money to buy new clothes? Why not...shop in your own closet! Shopinyourcloset, a new fashion blog, was created in part to mainstream magazines recent economically-sensitive fashion articles that advise readers to save their bucks by revisiting their own closet, not always considering the fact that some outfits already owned should be buried in a landfill instead of in the back of one's wardrobe. Pictures submitted from readers showcase sartorial choices from days of yikes! ranging from offbeat to off-your-rocker, proving that bad clothes can happen to good people.
Is it just me or do all plastic surgery victims end up looking the same? I saw The Wrestler this weekend, it's a sad and lonely story about getting old, and loving to do things that are bad for you, well acted, great soundtrack etc, but the whole time I was watching Mickey Rourke I could not help being distracted by his freaky face.
Sad news reported today that Ron Asheton was found dead in his Ann Arbor home this morning, cause of death not yet known. Asheton was one of the founding members of the best American rock band ever, the Stooges. R.I.P Ron.
At the BUST Holiday Craftacular in New York on December 14th we held the first ever Stylist's Closet and boy was it ever a hit! We packed one room chock full of designers like Aviator Nation , Boy Meets Girl , Dear Creatures , Spring and Clifton , BB Dakota , Queen Bee , Greta Cavazzoni , Priestess NYC , Osiris Shoes , London Underground , K.C. Malhan , TRKFLD , Roxoxox , Vine and Venetia , Angel Court , Hellkats L.A.
Taking a book club and turning it into an all-girl, reading-inspired, song-fest? What will they think of next? Once I peeped these deets below on nonsense nyc , I was hooked (though it would be cool if they added some women writers to the mix in 2009, doncha think?): Bushwick Book Club - Tuesday, Jan 6 Unparalleled songwriting nerdery. Local songwriters Phoebe Kreutz, Chloe Matheou, Liv Carrow, and Susan Hwang perform songs inspired by, and based on, Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions.
A while back, I posted about the weird youtube/FOC mashup phenom of people (mostly ladies) videotaping themselves lip-sychning to various Flight of the Conchords songs. Well, seems like the Conchs themselves have gotten wind of this weirdness, and so now HBO is running a Flight of the Conchords Lip Synch contest on their site , in order to promote the new season. They've already posted a few entries; I'm not sure if these are real or faked as examples for further submissions, but anyway, they are fun to watch, and make me so excited for the new season I could almost scream.
Nadia G., my favorite bitch in the kitch has turned her awesome online cooking series (featured in our Feb/Mar issue) into a brand-new cookbook so you can whip up her dishes without the aid of your laptop. With a poptastic design and hilarious tips, Nadia G.'s Bitchin Kitchen Cookbook has all the cheek of her videos. Chapters include One-Night Stand Breakfasts, PMScapades, and Broke-Ass Dishes--this gal is speakin' my language. Get a copy here and as Nadia G. says, rock your kitchen and let the boys clean up the mess.
One of the best things about holidays and living in New York is finally having the time to check out the amazing resources the city has to offer. Last week on my days off I made it uptown to the MOMA and finally got around to seeing Pipilotti Rist's installation 'Pour Your Body Out'. I had huge hopes for it after seeing clips of it and pictures online weeks before.