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RZA

Vegan and Wu-Tang Clan member RZA helped PETA out by speaking in their new promotional video, where he says he wants you to go vegan for "a better tomorrow." It's also a pretty good cross-promotional tool considering one of Wu Tang's two new albums is called A Better Tomorrow and is due out next week (12/2) via Warner Bros. Watch the new PETA video and stream A Better Tomorrow's recent single, "Necklace," below...

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Ian MacKaye

I thought maybe this story ended with a twist where we find out this is fake meat and mock chicken liver topped with an egg subsitute, but nope. The Washington Post reports:

[DC restaurant] Satellite Room has a new menu of burgers inspired by D.C. notables, including one which won't sound so delicious to its namesake. Inspired by a banh mi, the Ian MacKaye is a six-ounce beef patty with chicken liver mousse, pickled daikon and carrot, cilantro aioli and, for $1, an egg. But here's the thing: The Dischord Records founder and legendary Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman is a vegan.

"I've never been to [Satellite Room] (in fact, never really heard of it) and wasn't aware that there was a sandwich bearing my name being offered until yesterday," MacKaye wrote in an e-mail. "[I] would hope that regardless if it bears my name or someone else's, that they have at least one vegan option!"

For $1 extra, diners can replace the beef burger with a black bean patty, but a restaurant spokesperson said the patty is vegetarian, not vegan.

Other burgers on the menu include the Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Joan Jett, and the Kenny G.

Speaking of Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye, both are heavily featured and interviewed in the great new documentary "Riot On the Dance Floor" about NJ club City Gardens, which we screened in NYC last week. Check that film out when you have the chance, and check out some photos from our post-screening Q&A on Facebook.

Sad Cow

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

This shocking yet humorous documentary will be as eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth."

New environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is screening around the country this month, including NYC on August 21 at 7PM at AMC Loews Village 7. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a few pairs of tickets. Details, and the film's trailer are below.

In related news, Meat Puppets are going on tour with Cass McCombs, and So Cow have an album coming out.

All Cowspiracy screening datse, plus contest details and the film's trailer, below.

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UPDATE: though it already had over 75 retweets and made it on to a few websites, DIIV deleted the tweet that read:

"grimes' version of veganism is called "NOT vegan", even if a dairy cow is "treated ethically" doesn't mean u aren't consuming/exploiting her" - DIIV
PREVIOUSLY: But would Grimes wear Jay-Z's $58,000 crocodile coat?

Grimes and her Ben and Jerry's
Grimes

Grimes, a well-known fashion fan (she co-hosted the red carpet at the VMAs this year), is currently making headlines for saying that she is annoyed at vegans who are annoying and tell she is not vegan enough, because she is a vegan that thinks it's okay to not be vegan 100% of the time. She wrote a tumblr post that reads:

this is something i was anticipating and have been meaning to address for a long time:

Part of the reason I posted the ben and jerry's thing is because I like to encourage people towards a type of veganism that is inviting and accepting. For the longest time I was vegan but I just wouldn't say I was because of the bad reputation of veganism. most of the vegans i know are dogmatic assholes, and it completely turns people off.

I believe more people would be drawn to having more ethical diets if they didn't feel bullied to do so, or if they felt they were entering a welcoming community.

My brand of veganism is one wherein if your grandparents have no idea what you are talking about then you eat their beef stew rather than upset or confuse them. or if you really want to have cake with an egg in it on the holidays then you have that rather than just not being a vegan because you don't want to give up occasionally having something that you love.

Ben and Jerrys is the only brand of ice cream i ever eat. their cows are treated ethically and beyond that they put a ton of money into researching green hydrocarbon freezers that would use alternative refrigerants which (unlike current freezer gases) do not contribute to global warming. they're also working on a bunch of other initiatives like using completely renewable materials in packaging.

this comment is why no one wants to be vegan. unlike this dude, i would like to fully encourage everyone to be vegan rather than scare them away. I love being vegan. my skin is better, i have more energy, i feel really healthy and i get sick way less than i used too and I'm not contributing to factory farming. that said, I also occasionally enjoy things i used to eat because it makes me feel good and i am less discouraged about not eating those things the rest of the time.

<3

This post was spawned by a previous post that said she would put veganism on hold to try the new Ben and Jerry's flavor:
holy fuck there is a new flavour of ben and jerrys

1 day hiatus from veganism is being had starting NOw

also excuse the expletive, i try to keep the blog all ages but this is a pretty big deal plus i dunno honestly i knew the f bomb by the time i was 5 i would be shocked if u didnt already know it and yet have the reading comprehension skills to digest the rest of this post

We say, let her eat ice cream! But please rethink some of those wardrobe choices. And speaking of coats....

Jay Z

Rapper and man of many industries Jay Z has released a new Rick Owens-designed jacket (pictured above), which is obnoxiously made entirely of crocodile skin and which is being sold for $58,000 (though at least they're donating 100% of sales to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation). The jacket is part of Jay's new holiday collection on Barneys, which includes other (slightly) less expensive items too. Happy Holidays everyone!

Grimes, who we recently caught at ACL, plays Mexico this New Year's Eve. Jay Z will tour North America throughout most of December and January.

veggieducken

Now vegetarians, sick of the same old Tofurkey, can be food perverts on Thanksgiving too. Watch and learn how to make a Veggieducken below...

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Save Kates

Admittedly I don't go there very often anymore (and partially because the service can be sooooooo slow), but I have eaten there many times in my life, and so I'm sad to hear that East Village vegan institution/diner Kate's Joint is in danger of closing! (though it's not that surprising given that everywhere cool closes eventually in the new East Village).

Luckily there's a campaign running to Save Kate's. They write:

Kate's Joint, vegetarian restaurant and bar, has been a staple in New York City's East Village since 1996. Solely owned and operated by neighborhood native Kate Halpern, who dreamt to create an affordable restaurant to serve the community she grew up in. Kate's Joint has grown to become much more than just a business, it is a home for locals and travelers a like, a place to bring family and friends, and to meet new ones.

Unfortunately, with the changing neighborhood and economic recession Kate's Joint has seen a fall in business and rise in costs. Kate is currently in arrears with the landlord. Eviction notices have been sent, court appearances have been made, and if a substantial amount of money is not raised by April 11th, the next court date, the doors will shut permanently at Kate's Joint. The East Village will lose another neighborhood landmark.

Anyone who has ever met Kate knows how hard she has worked over the past 15 years, and how dedicated she is to this business. She has many plans to increase business, including transforming a section of the restaurant in to a bakery featuring vegan and gluten free baked goods, reaching a new market of morning commuters who would be able to grab a cup of coffee and a vegan muffin on their way to work. That being said, first thing is first, fighting off this eviction!

Please help save Kate's Joint, a little bit of the East Village preserved on the corner of 4th Street and Avenue B.

If you're reading this on Wednesday (3/28) between the hours of 7pm-midnight, then immediately drop everything and head over there now because they're having a party, sort of (or just go tomorrow, or soon).

Ozzy

[Ozzy Osbourne] has turned over a new leaf, literally, by embracing a vegan diet for what the Prince of Darkness cites as health reasons. Reportedly, after his assistant showed him the vegan documentary Forks over Knives, Ozzy decided that it was time to cut meat, fish, dairy and anything else derived from animals out of his diet. Speaking on Sharon Osbourne's chat show, The Talk, the singer revealed that he his feeling the benefits:

"I feel OK actually, I feel better about myself, you know? I go on binges. That's the reason why I decided to cut out meat out and dairy because I've limited what I can have because when you're on the road and you're travelling, you grab buns and... burgers are everywhere... so now I've just narrowed the margin."

Ozzy's new lifestyle choice comes hot on the heels of the news that he and his Black Sabbath alumni, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward may begin rehearsals for a final reunion tour.... If Sabbath do hit the road again, Ozzy may find some camaraderie from his new dietary choice in band member Geezer Butler. The bassist is a longstanding vegan, and has appeared in advertising campaigns for P.E.T.A. [Ultimate-Guitar]

Look for Ozzy and Tony (and Bill Clinton) trying out the new vegan pie at Two Boots all this month.

photos by Bridget Laudien / Farm Sanctuary

Nellie McKay @ Cipriani
Nellie Mckay

Nellie McKay will revisit "I Want To Live!" at a show on June 30th at Joe's Pub. "I Want To Live!" is a biography of Barbara Graham, "the third woman to die in the gas chamber at San Quentin". Sunny stuff! Tickets are still available.

Nellie McKay performed on Saturday at the 25th annual Farm Sanctuary gala at Cipriani

"While some others might have been enjoying a big hearty sirloin, on Saturday, those devoted to the proper treatment of farm animals--people like the '80s actor Corey Feldman, the '80s actress Ally Sheedy, the singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and Tom and Kathy Freston--gathered at Cipriani Wall Street for the 25th anniversary gala of Farm Sanctuary.

...Farm Sanctuary's goals include protecting farm animals from cruelty and promoting "compassionate vegan living" -[Wall Street Journal]

If you haven't heard of Farm Sanctuary, check it out. It's an amazing place that does amazing things, and... it's a great place to go visit.

The NYC gala, which featured a 3-course gourmet, vegan meal, also featured apperances from Chevy Chase, Jesse Eisenberg, Eric Roberts, Russell Simmons, Fred Willard, and more as you can see in the pictures. More of them, along with all (two) Nelly McKay dates, and some songs, below...

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Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman and drummer Tommy Larkins will "put the finishing touches" on their still-untitled new record after their 27-date winter US tour, which started on 1/24. As previously mentioned, three of those shows will be at Music Hall of Williamburg on February 12th, 13th and 14th. Tickets for all three are on sale.

The last of the MHOW shows is on Valentine's Day, and we can't think of a better V-Day date than attending the concert after a nice (vegan) dinner. Which is why we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show and dinner for two at East Village veg eatery / organic wine & martini bar Counter (105 First Ave). A PDF of their menu for that night is HERE. Winners will also get a copy of Jonathan's 2008 record, Because Her Beauty Is Raw & Wild.

More contest details and tour dates below...

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mint chip

Every once in a whle I post about food. This is the best thing to happen in the vegan dessert industry since the peanut butter bomb. You can eat it while streaming new albums by Laura Marling, Lykke Li, The Walkmen and Death Vessel (that last sentence was an attempt at bringin' it back to music in the end).

No Age @ Food Fight Vegan Grocery (sachiko-no!)
No Age @ Food Fight

No Age will be announcing many more dates soon, but in the meantime tickets are on sale for the show they're playing at Bowery Ballroom on May 6th. They recently played Warsaw and The Market Hotel. More dates below....

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