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Gem Spa has become “Schitibank” ahead of cash mob Saturday

A satire of blatant marketing schemes like Target East Village's CBGB "recreation," the "Schitibank" design installation features Jean-Michel Basquiat, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, The New York Dolls, Robert Mapplethorpe, and more.

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“Can Instagram and Egg Creams Save” Gem Spa, “the Last Punk Rock Bodega,” NY Times asks

Iconic East Village bodega Gem Spa has served its famous egg creams to the likes of Jack Kerouac (who mentioned the place by name in a 1969 poem) and Patti Smith, who writes in ’Just Kids’ that Robert Mapplethorpe bought her one on the first day they met.

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Lee Ranaldo playing live, including acoustic shows, a Jack Kerouac event with Artie Bucco & more (dates)

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has a few events coming up this year, including some acoustic shows. One of those is a duo with Raul Refree at this weekend's Pop Montreal festival, and the others are rare solo performances in San Francisco, LA and ...

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Ben Gibbard (married) & Jay Farrar (played Irving) made Kerouac’s Big Sur soundtrack, playing shows (tour dates)

Aside from getting married this week, Mr. Zooey Deschanel (aka Ben Gibbard) is keeping busy. He'll be playing a few shows this October with Jay Farrar of Son Volt in support of their new collaborative record, One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur...

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