Not only is it May and it’s 45 degrees outside and raining in New York (shivers of excitement in anticipation of cozy/anxious Twin Peaks watching later), the weather has met in complete conjunction with how it will be on the day that this new book releases at the Brooklyn Book Fest in September…shivers of anticipation and sweaty palms….
“Food So Good, It Tastes Just Like Mom Used To …”
We’re back at the Spectacle in August for another choice cut of rare meat! On Friday August 12, 2011 Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine & Horror Boobs present: Lunchmeat Live Vol. 2 – Blood Diner. The Spectacle Theatre is located at 124 South 3rd & Bedford Ave in Brooklyn. Show starts at midnight.
And from the IMDB page:
Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar. Aided by their uncle’s brain and penis, the two set about getting the required parts – virgins, assorted body parts from whores, and the ingredients for a “blood buffet”. Their adversaries are the police: the chief with a Russian accent, the “player” detective, and the new Yorker with an Australian accent.
Coming to Brooklyn this Sunday July 10th, Wild Eye Releasing and Nitehawk Cinema present an event to sate the needs of any film freak. This ain’t no retro throw back, this is the real deal! Put your life on pause and prepare to Destroy All VHS! Not literally, I hope… but you never know what might happen after a few drinks.
Destroy All VHS is a one of a kind event celebrating the greatest home video format ever invented… VHS! At 10 PM the Play Button is pressed and the fun begins. First your eyes will be treated to tons of trailers and home movies, then a VCR demonstration by every Videovore’s favorite VHS magazine, Lunchmeat, followed by a sexy/scary clip show by the Horror Boobs.
To top it off- a showing of Friday The 13th The Orphan! If there was one reason to attend, it would be to catch this rare (never available on your schmancy DVD or Blew-ray format) forgotten classic. All screened straight from the VCR so you can revel in the fuzz, blips, grain, scratches and screeches. And if you got a problem with the way it looks get up there and fix the tracking yourself!
Did I mention that the Nitehawk Cinema rules?! Well if I haven’t yet I did just now. The theater’s located in Williamsburg Brooklyn just a few blocks off the Bedford Avenue L train stop. That’s only one stop out of the city, giving you Manahattanites no real excuse. They have a full bar and restaurant so you can get your drank and chomp on. And the icing on the cake? A VHS Museum, so you can soak in that beautiful Big Box art like a true trash connoisseur.
Both Lunchmeat and Horror Boobs will have a merch table with magazines, T-Shirts, buttons, and most importantly TAPES!!! I will personally be bringing a slew of crazy rare stuff for trade and sale. Trades are obviously preferred!!!
One more time…
Destroy All VHS
Sunday July 10th, 10 PM
136 Metropolitan Ave
See you there!
This Saturday June 25th at midnight, everybody’s favorite cult film podcast Junk Food Dinner presents another lost classic at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater. This time around we are treated to Mike B. Anderson’s 1986 Alone in the T-Shirt Zone. If you like weird flicks this is a must, trust me.
They are also gonna have some sweet T-Shirts available.
Here are the details one more time.
Junk Food Dinner presents:
Alone In The T-Shirt @ The Spectacle Theater
Saturday June 25th, Midnight
124 South 3rd Street, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street.
Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Those who say Godzilla is all about destruction, feast your eyes on this!
Artist Boris Rasin’s Godzilla Does Right shows the big guy pitching in. Even if hes not the best house painter, at least he gives it his best.
Godzilla Does Right is currently on view at NURTUREart as part of the group show Blood, Sweat, and Tears: the Work of Art and Tragedy.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: the Work of Art and Tragedy, curated by Krista Saunders and Project Curate, a group of high school students.The show is up from June 3 through June 24.NURTUREart is located at 910 Grand Street in Brooklyn, NY.The show is centered around the idea of modern natural disaster and renewal. The Godzilla piece takes the Japanese symbol of destruction and puts him to good use, fixing up the gallery with a somewhat sloppy paint job. The sculpture, made from insulation foam, expanding foam and other materials stands at 6’2″. The white paint Godzilla uses is glossier than the paint on the wall, creating the illusion of a fresh coat of paint. Being a little clumsy, he has a bit of white paint splattered on his hands and body.
Via press release, King Con will feature such creators as Brian Wood, Dean Haspiel, Molly Crabapple, and Al Jaffe. There is a ton more.
The convention is being held Nov. 7-8 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, which, I’ve never heard of because I live in Manhattan. (I’ve been saying for years how I want to move to Brooklyn–just haven’t yet). Regardless, apparently the Brooklyn Lyceum is a one-hundred year old bath house.
“The lack of a Brooklyn based comic convention always surprised me,” says writer, artist, and convention co-organizer Mike Zagari. “Now with KING CON, Brooklyn’s flourishing and emerging writers and artists finally have an event to call their own!” With its close proximity to the subway, and its stunning, raw space, the building intends to do just that. Located in a century-old NYC Public Bath house turned event and performance space along a formerly rough and tumble industrial stretch of Fourth Avenue, the Lyceum has been, since 2000, a venue for emerging and well-established talent. Past showcases have included Jose Gonzalez, The Polyphonic Spree, The Dresden Dolls, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple and French folk singer Krystle Warren.
Seems like its going to be a great time, and a pretty cool venue, which I always appreciate, because I can’t stand bland venues (see the Javitz Center).