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Last night I got to go to a concert at Irving Plaza to see some of my favorite people perform some of my favorite songs. It was called the Starkid SPACE Tour, and yes it sounds stupid, but they are really the funniest, most talented group of people ever. I waited in line with my friends (fellow 8th graders) for 5 hours, and when we finally got in it was extremely cramped but it was still exciting just to be there.  The crowd was made up of 99% girls, probably 13-25 years old.  The guitar player for the band on the tour, Charlene Kaye, opened up the show with her ownsongs.

An all-star lineup of musicians will soon pay a much-needed tribute to the Brian Eno classic, "Here Come the Warm Jets." The legendary album from the former Roxy Music member will be performed in its entirety at Joe's Pub by Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman), Vernon Reid of Living Color, Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, Sohrab Habibion from Obits, Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost, and Don Cippola of Phantom Family Hero. The show is the brainchild of Rob Christiansen, a sound engineer and composer who decided to get the acts together as a birthday present to himself.

Pepper spray seems to be the weapon of choice at the Occupy protests across the United States. Recent photos--like the one of the “pepper spray cop” who let loose on students peacefully protesting at UC Davis, and another which shows an 84-year-old woman who was sprayed at Occupy Seattle--have made people question how the police are handling the demonstrations. But the story of pregnant protester Jennifer Fox is garnering the most attention lately.

I've seen plenty of dudes sportin' the classic letterman jacket, but it's not until recently that I'm seeing ladies get in on the action as well. The bow ties, loafers, and cardigans of school years past have since become staples in many people's wardrobes, so it's only natural that this schoolyard gear would also make an appearance. The jackets were all over the runway, at shows from Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim to Moschino and Rag & Bone. They can now be seen on celebrities and stylish street stylers alike.

Underground electro sensation Cazwell and Peaches, the alternative dance queen, have teamed up! The duo has created the delightfully sleazy single “Unzip Me," the video for which was directed by Bec Stupak (who worked on Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video) and premiered on The Huffington Post. This playful, raucous track shows off Cazwell’s frisky lyrics and Peaches' salacious edge, and the video's a multicolored blur of nudity and insanity. Most definitely NSFW.  [video:http://www.youtube.

Put on your best holiday sweater and head to Babeland SoHo next Wednesday, November 30th, for a night of festive kinky crafting sponsored by BUST Magazine!Make your own ornaments ($5 materials fee) and help Babeland deck out their holiday bush -- make sure to stay for the tree lighting. Plus, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 25 attendees will receive goodie bags with toys and a copy of BUST's newest issue.Babeland SoHo43 Mercer StreetNew York, NY 100013 Photo from Christmas Whimsy.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released last Friday, and had the 5th highest-grossing opening weekend ever. Girls, tweens, and full-grown ladies around the world are flocking to movie theaters to see the film, but what are they taking away from it? Mild spoiler, but in the movie, leading lady Bella opts to carry her demon baby to term, risking her life in the process. Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for the entirety of The Twilight Saga and self-proclaimed feminist, has described Breaking Dawn by saying, “we are fighting for choice and [Bella] makes choices.

  Liat Ron's new play, Guts, is an entertaining and brutally honest look at one woman’s struggles with body image.  The play tells the story of Hellthy, played by Ron, who's broken up with her boyfriend and left NYC to move back in with her parents in Israel.  Hellthy's post-breakup depression consumes her at first--she sleeps all day and ruminates in her negative thoughts.  Her insecurities are magnified to gargantuan proportions as she speaks every thought aloud to the audience.

  Need a new pair of shoes? Look no further than PONY’s “Check Your Self” line of vegan shoes. Not only are you buying some awesome looking kicks; you’re making a difference. For every shoe sold, $3 goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that spreads breast cancer awareness through art events and educational programs. This year’s line is in collaboration with illustrator Laurie Shipley. The North Carolinian artist drew inspiration from nature, Native American and old-world sailor imagery.

I never get tired of John Roberts! His fans know him from his Mom character on Youtube (the "star" of 2006's amazing "Look at the tree!" video), as well as the obnoxious teen Debra (from the "Jackie and Debra" video), and the voice of delightfully abrasive Linda Belcher on Bob's Burgers. This guy is so good, if he was on Saturday Night Live, I'd go back to watching it. Here's his latest creation, "Bald with a Blue Tooth." Prepare to be seduced.
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