Bash Compactor: Do You Wanna Touch Me There?

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A bunch of gamers and frat-types showed up to the Village Pour House last week for the Penthouse Photo Hunt Tournament. The crowd swilled domestic draft and gawked at the two Penthouse pets—Krista Ayne and Justine Joli—who had come along to host. Lans, a bearded bohemian, and odds-on favorite, had schlepped in from Greenpoint to [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Donkey Show

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  Both the politically conscious and the sexually adventurous got a little action at the unveiling of Politics, a large-scale satirical painting by Molly Crabapple last week at the Museum of Sex.The event started out with everyone perusing exhibitions of homemade sex machines, male physique pictorials and Real Doll sex toys—and ended with a viewing [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Beat Happening

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John Chandler, a dead-ringer for the Kool- Aid guzzling preacher Jim Jones, led a psychedelic gospel band, kicking off all sorts of wild-eyed shenanigans at Spiegelworld last Thursday night. Thick-fingered, hyperkinetic Mike Edison (pictured)—a former High Times and Screw editor—had brought in the cultist lookalike as well as Jon Spencer, formerly of Pussy Galore and [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Scary Monsters & Super Freaks

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Ghosts and demons came early to NYU’s Casa Italia on Saturday afternoon for “Boy/Girl or None/Both of the Above,” a grad school panel on gender. The distinguished panel featured Hattie Hathaway of the Pyramid Club and, more recently, the late, great Rapture Books, and serpentine Brit post-punker Genesis P- Orridge. Ever-young tranny Allanah Starr was [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: A Wilde Time

Written by Jamie Peck on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Thursday’s opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery saw a father/daughter show of prolific rock ‘n’ roll photographer Autumn De Wilde and her never-before-exhibited papa, Jerry De Wilde. A protégé of Robert Frank, the elder De Wilde documented counterculture from the Beat Generation to the flower children of the 1960s and beyond, befriending figures like Ken [&hellip
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