Entries tagged with: Le Bain
Ernie Glam and Michael Alig on the Pee-ew
The Pee-ew is the name of notorious 'Party Monster' club kid Michael Alig and his old friend Ernie Glam's YouTube talk show. It launched less than a year ago (not very long after Alig was released from prison), and they released their 201st episode today. Each episode is a mix of gossip, humor, current news, personal stories and old club stories. Sometimes they have special guests, like club kid DJ Whillyem who will be selling some of his vintage t-shirt collection via Michael's online store.
Fans of the podcast, Alig groupies, your mom, your kids and you can now also experience the podcast and Michael in the flesh at the WOW Cafe Theater in NYC this summer. Tickets are on sale for live tapings happening throughout June and July.
Meanwhile, Michael has managed to reach an even bigger audience this week with appearances on both CNN and Fox News, as a PRISON EXPERT. Both networks interviewed him on the air to discuss how Richard Matt and David Sweat could have escaped from the upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Fox appearance was last night. Gawker reports:
Alig, whose life as a club kid-turned-killer was documented in the 2003 movie Party Monster, was released from the Mid-State Correctional Facility in May 2014, though he supposedly spent some time at Clinton while serving his 17-year sentence. On last night's episode of The Kelly File, he discussed prison culture, the noise in Clinton that could mask otherwise audible signs of escape, and how the two could have preyed on Clinton employee/suspected accomplice Joyce "Tillie" Mitchell, whom Alig assumes has low self-esteem.Watch the Fox News appearance and episode #187 of the Pee-ew where Alig and Glam discuss Suzanne Bartsch's return to Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, club invitations that look like drugs, and the recent RBMA-presented Storm Rave, below...
photos by Benjamin Lozovsky / BFAnyc.com
"Last night's CHROMATICS show at LE BAIN was earth shattering. Thanks to JOHNNY JEWEL for KILL FOR LOVE, my song of 2012." - Justine D
Chromatics debuted songs from their "Best New Music" endorsed album Kill for Love last night at club Le Bain in the Standard Hotel. With wraparound Manhattan views, it was a pretty spectacular setting. No less breathtaking, in its own way, is Radio City Music Hall where tonight (4/10) Chromatics will open for Pulp. (Probably to an indifferent, half empty hall. Here's your chance to sneak up close, Chromatics fans.)
Despite what Jimmy Fallon said last night on his TV show, tickets are still available for tonight's show. (Good ones, too, if you're willing to pony up the dough.) Tomorrow's Pulp show is sold-out, with Jeffrey Lewis opening. Click through for more pictures from last night's Chromatics show, plus video as well...
photo via jennileetweets
"...In the latest iteration of "Who's Zoo?," performed on [Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday] at the Whitney Museum of American Art, with professionals alongside nondancers, the biggest improvement is live music: Relaxed Muscle, a two-member band featuring Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp) and Jason Buckle, perform four of the show's six songs.That's a snippet of the NY Times review of Michael Clark's "Who's Zoo?".
With the addition of live music and a cult-of-personality approach -- not only by the spectacularly louche Mr. Cocker, but also by Mr. Clark, who has given himself more cameos this time around -- "Who's Zoo?" is less of a dance than it ever was. Mr. Clark transforms it into a musical experience with movement...." [NY Times]
Now Jarvis just has one day before Pulp headlines Radio City Music Hall for two nights in a row, with two different openers. As mentioned, Chromatics open Tuesday's show while Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard opens Wednesday.
MEANWHILE, it looks like Chromatics play a semi-private, it's-going-to-be-really-hard-to-get in show at The Standard's Le Bain tonight (4/9) while some band called "The Junkyard" plays Cake Shop (with Dolfish and SLFM).
photos by Chris La Putt
"In skinny jeans, red jumper and Vans trainers, her freshly dyed red hair pulled back, South London's Katy B is a different kind of pop star. Somehow she's got all bases covered, juggling white label, pirate-station authenticity and one-of-us, we-could-be-mates appeal. While the media still hypes indie bands, it's an increasingly desperate endeavour: this week [March, 29, 2011], the entire top 40 features just one - Noah and the Whale at No 19. Just as they have for the past two years, pop, dance and R&B continue to reign supreme, and Katy B, whose irresistible pop-dubstep single Katy on a Mission hit the top five last summer, is the current sound of both the clubs and the charts." [Guardian]On Friday Katy B could be found performing at the giant festival known as Glastonbury in the UK. Tonight, Monday (6/27), Katy B performed in the United States for the first time and in a much more intimate setting - a private party presented by Giant Step at The Standard Hotel's Le Bain, part of the "Steve Madden Summer Music Series." There wasn't much music though. She only played three songs to the stylish, packed and press-filled crowd. "Katy on a Mission" was one of those songs. Pics from the NYC event are in this post.
Katy played the show solo, but will reportedly be with a full band when she returns to the States in September. Those dates aren't announced yet, but a whole bunch of October UK ones are. The UK dates and more pictures from the short NYC show below...
Earlier this month LCD Soundsystem posted that they had finished their final tour show and were "hunkering down to learn as much as we can for the t5 and msg shows. oh dear." On March 10th they tweeted that they're "looking for a 12 to 16 (or more) part men's chorus to help us with... something... umm... email firstname.lastname@example.org it will rule. HELP!" Hopefully they worked that out by now because the gigs are just around the corner with the first of four Terminal 5 shows happening on Monday, March 28th. The final show goes down Saturday, March 2nd at Madison Square Garden. If you can't be there, well, Pitchfork has announced that they'll be streaming it.
This is also happening: