Category: Bro-vents

Yeah, we all pretty much knew who Ira Glass was for a while, but then when he gets his TV show, we’re all like wow, he looks just like Mo Rocca, which is, umm, who cares…

BUT! From what I’ve seen on the side of a bus, ominous news is coming. Somehow someone recently went from squeakily looking like this to lazily looking like that:

Unlike the NPR and VH1 pedigrees of these predecessors, despite its eponymous “I”, the IFC is not nearly indie enough to counterbalance all those former years at MTV. Thus, Gideon Yago is obviously a tool, and the Ira Glass thing is now “a look”. And, I’m not suggesting that any white guy in black rimmed glasses and shaggy dark fair would look like that. I mean, look at Rivers Cuomo for instance. See? No, it’s a look that is somehow being cultivated.

Yeah, this is bad news…

(also, these dudes are all each about a decade apart from each other… I’m kinda freaked out)


So I am going to start posting cool stuff going on every week. obviously, I am not going to list every single event happening in NYC but look at these as highlights… or… dare i say… BRO-lights of the week.

2-4-09 edition

Open Mic/Jam Night
Date: Wednesday, February 4th
Time: 8:30pm
Where: Production Lounge 113 Franklin Street Greenpoint, Brooklyn (off the Greenpoint G Train)
Cost: Free
Fun times good music interesting people coming and going. Hell I might even get up, sing a song or two, play an instrument… I’ll be the.

The NYC Facebook Meet and Greet
Date: Thursday, February 5th – Friday, February 6th
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Negril Village 70 West 3rd Street New York, NY
Cost: Free
Not really sure if this is a winner but hey… it could be interesting to check out and meet people that you stalk online on The Facebook.

Date: Thursday, February 5th
Time: 7:10pm
Where: Movements Afoot 151 West 30th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY
Cost: Free
Great place to meet single ladies… Right? Right? Right?

BOB MARLEY Birthday Tribute
When: Thursday, February5
Time: 10:00pm
Where: Sutra Lounge 16 First Ave New York, NY
Cost: Free
A tribute to the original buffalo solider… not that fake one… That’s just what the doctor ordered … might be worth popping in for…

$ex After The Crash
Date: Friday, February 6th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: KGB Bar (85 East 4th Street)
Cost: Free
An open discussion about the lives of sex workers in our current economic downturn… Hey maybe you can find out how to get free sex … or better, sex for food!!!

D.W.T.N-w/Guest DJs:The National, Blonde Redhead +
When: Friday, February 6th
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Stanton Public 17 Stanton St, New York, NY
Cost: Free / RSVP ONLY
Free Blonde Redhead and Yeasayer show and open bar from 8-10? … I don’t think I have to explain how there I am.

Panty Raid
Date: Friday, February 6th
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Savalas 285 Bedford Ave, W’burg
Cost: Free
I think the Title says it all but I might personally pass on this one just cause… free Yeasayer and Blonde Redhead show at Stanton Public… need I say more?

When: Saturday, February 7th
Time: 10:00pm
Cost: FREE B4 1AM
Why would I recommend this even? Well I think if you add up all the ingredients you begin to see a sexy time acookin. Hott girls + Free Booze + Classy Club = the ultimate bro-sperience aka WILL GET LAID (maybe… see below)

Kings of Karaoke w/ Mucho Macho & Not So Macho
When Saturday, February 7th
Time: 11:55pm
Where: Trash Bar 256 Grande St. Williamsburg, NY
Cost: Free
This seems like a great after hours place to go if all fails at the BFF Casting party and you find yourself singing the blues… I might end up here L

Shayni Rae’s Truckstop
When: Monday, February 9th
Time: 9:00pm
Where: The National Underground 159 E. Houston NY, NY
Cost: Free
Good Music to calm the hangover of the weekend… something about southern rock and acoustic music just makes sense

When: Tuesday, February 10th
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Royal Oak 594 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Free
Something to do on a Tuesday night not sure how much bro-ing could be done here…