Bash Compactor: No New York…Just Queens

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“That one was called ‘Hell on Earth,’ which is a perfect description of what it’s like to be up here,” punk icon James Chance announced to an impressive-sized audience at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, sweat pouring through his bright yellow jacket. The majority of the crowd at last Saturday’s gig—the first by the [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Sour Cherries

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Sour Cherries No big names bothered to attend Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna’s rock-and-roll-cliché-laden bash for Cherry Bomb last Tuesday night, despite attracting fearsome foxes like Joan Jett to the book’s Los Angeles soiree. The new self-help book turns women hot through the transformative power of rock, Carrie told me, as she sucked on a long piece of [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Hang Like A Donkey

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Tired of keeping up with the presidential campaign alone in my apartment, I headed over to the Living Liberally NYC Convention Watch Party at The Tank on Lafayette Street. Promoting “progressive action through social interaction,” Living Liberally has dedicated the full week to social events based around the Democratic National Convention and another around the [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: The Breast of Friends

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Last week BUST, the seminal indie women’s magazine, celebrated a decade and a half of being smart, savvy and, of course, perky. The magazine commemorated the event at the South Street Seaport’s spiegeltents, with Amy Sedaris introducing performers. As the acts, including Murray Hill, Free Blood and Leslie and the LY’s, took the stage, fans [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Almost Famous

Written by Matt Harvey on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Rock ’n’ roll hedonism was alive and well at the Delancey Monday night, when British model, actor and serial dater Jamie Burke’s band, Bloody Social, played a surprisingly intense, Zep-influenced, hard-rock set. Afterward, Burke, a charismatic frontman, with burning eyes, long hair and chiseled features who has been linked to Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan and [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Getting in Tents!

Written by Chris Varmus on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Bawdy and appealing to at least five senses—if you don’t count the sense of one’s own impending drunkenness—last Thursday’s opening of Absinthe at Spiegelworld’s Salon Perdu provided the perfect launch for an extended summer of entertainment and excess. Stripped of all decency and pride by the verbal onslaught delivered by the show’s host, The Gazillionaire, [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Stilettos In the Grass

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Bash Compactor, Posts

Every year in Prospect Park, the Junior Committee gathers supporters for The Summer Soiree benefit party at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse in the heart of the Park. And even this year’s threadbare theme; “Beach Blanket Bingo,” which conjures up washed-up images of bouncy jalopies, drive-in movie theaters and strummed ukuleles, couldn’t keep a [&hellip
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