Windish Michel ^^ Rites of Spring Fête
Friday, April 26, 2013, 7 – 10 PM
A Live fashion presentation with
Raul de Nieves
And a soundtrack provided by: DJ SSION and DJ Alix Brown
Cameron Michel and Vashti Windish
Check out their website here.
Check out more of Cameron’s collage work from a C & P studio visit from a couple of years ago here.
Kent Ave., Williamsburg, 2007
Fushimi: A Cheap & Plastique wet dream
I have walked by the spot where Fushimi is now open for business many times over the past few months (and hundreds of times over the past 7+ years; pre-Fushimi, pre-condo, when Driggs was desolate and one of the grittier streets of the hood) as the restaurant was being built. I was slightly wary of the what was going on behind the fishy logo emblazoned double doors, of course, as we tend to be of new & shiny things popping up in OUR neighborhood (especially when they are attached to new & shiny expensive condominiums, which have taken the place of our art galleries and thrift stores).
The first time I noticed a (NEON!!!) light on in the window, when walking home from the train a couple of weeks ago, I peered in through the decorative window treatments and was absolutely shocked and surprised at the fantastiqueness I saw within. This place was special! I knew people were going to hate on it but not me, this was seriously a Cheap & Plastique wet dream!
On Saturday afternoon, after trudging through the snow and cold, looking for a beat up stool for an art installation for a friend, I noticed that Fushimi was actually open for business. I wandered in, looked around and grabbed a take out menu. I was completely blown away. The interior was decadent and grandiose, space age, mod, absolutely fabulous; it was the sort of place I daydreamed of hanging out in when I was a young lass in the sticks, pining for a more glamorous life in the city.
I begged my boyfriend to go to Fushimi later in the evening for dinner and he obliged. Even he, who tends to be a harsh critic of most things, was amazed at the gaudy beauty and psychedelic insanity of the interior, it’s hedonistic charm warmed the cockles of his cold black heart.
The service was excellent, there was no snobbery or attitude, and the food and drink (mmmmm, Mango Sangria!) were delicious! But for me the interior was the most special part of the experience, it was beyond amazing, really! Cross the the most over the top 60′s, sci-fi movie you can think of with what you imagine Peter Saville’s home to look like and that is Fushimi.
I want photo shoots, I want fabulous parties! I want this place all to myself to sip Mango Sangria whilst staring into the neon reflections in the mirror-ball ceiling, contemplating life, or nothing at all. I want to go back right now!
Stay away haters of fun!
Better pictures at Gothamist.
Battles with Gary Numan, My Machines
saw my old pals freezepop play at the knitting factory in williamsburg on tuesday night. took a ton of photos while pressed up against the stage and did not even realize that some of my favorite humans were having a crazy-style dance party (directly) behind my back!
lessons learned this evening: 1. it is hard to find secure parking for a van full of fancy keyboards at 2 in the morning, in brooklyn; 2. always pay attention to what is going on behind your back!
Talk Normal are playing this weekend, with Weekend. You should go see them cause they are really good live and will be embarking on a fall tour after these shows. They play Saturday at Glasslands and Sunday at Mercury Lounge
Weekend, Talk Normal, Brown Recluse, Grooms + DJs Katie Garcia and Dustin Payseur
Saturday, September 3, 8:30, Glasslands Gallery
BUY TICKETS HERE
You should come to the LAST EVER Monster Island Block Party!
It is Saturday, September 10th, 2 PM ’til 10 PM, MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
IT’S GONNA BE AWESOME (but also a bit sad, since the Monster Island building
is gonna be demolished in October). Booze should help us to forget the sorrow,
at least for an afternoon.
From Monster Island‘s kickstarter page:
This year’s block party will entail over 12 live music performances from building bands and members of bands such as Golden Triangle, Oneida, Man Forever, Soldiers of Fortune, DudknowDub, Cult of Youth, Vaz, K-Holes, Knyfe Hyts, Divine Order of the Blood Witch, TrycryTry and many more. It will host 2 art installations themed Outer Space the Final Frontier and Liquid Gold. It will also host open studios, an all day BBQ, DJ’s, a video installation in the basement by Robot Death Cult and live music in several practice spaces. We plan to make a memorabilia T-Shirt, poster and tote bag of Monster Island so that our community will have something tangible to remember us by.
New Battles video… yay!