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Webster Hall

  1. concert review
    Jay-Z Continues to Lay Out the Blueprint for How to Age in Rap With B-Sides 2As Jay told the crowd, he can’t help it if his B sides are A sides.
  2. music
    Jay-Z, Patti Smith, and More Will Perform at the Reopened Webster HallBig-name artists are heading back to the venue.
  3. madness
    Kanye Announced Surprise Webster Hall ShowCan’t believe he kept everyone awake for nothing.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    The Beckhams Brunch at Balthazar; Nicole Richie Chows Down at Old HomesteadPlus, Kirsten Dunst eats at Sant Ambroeus, Bar Refaeli at Jezebel, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  5. stabbings
    A Knife-Wielding Former Band Member Canceled the Cro-Mags’ Webster Hall Show Harley Flanagan brought some real punk rock energy to the CBGB Festival. 
  6. Mediavore
    Speakcheesies Still Popular; Restaurant Crime Wave in Park SlopePlus: The Hold Steady shill for ‘Top Chef Masters,’ and money troubles for Webster Hall, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. apocalypse now
    Webster Hall: Where Human Contact Goes to DieIt’s so obvious: Why interact with the hot guy sitting next to you when you could just tweet at him instead?
  8. things that are gross
    Keith Urban Steals Tour-Bus-Turd Title From Dave MatthewsAn accident involving the country singer’s tour bus (and not the kind of accident that involves collision) overwhelmed East 11th Street last week.
  9. Community Boards
    CB3 Approves Taqueria With Basement D.J.’s for Suba SpacePlus, more from last night’s meeting.
  10. last night's gig
    Kings of Leon Literally Light Sex on Fire at Album-Release Show!Caleb let loose with a barrage of leonine, pelvic love pumps that sent women (and men) into hormonal fits.
  11. Foodievents
    Wine Tasting and Webster Hall, an Unlikely PairingSample over 100 wines while learning about technology tomorrow night.
  12. NewsFeed
    Webster Hall Builds Party-Performance Space While Galapagos ReopensYes, there’s a faux lake at the new Galapagos, too.
  13. last night's gig
    Butthole Surfers, Playing With School of Rockers, Incite Anarchy Just Like Old TimesLast night at Webster Hall, the Butthole Surfers left us with a (slightly assy) taste of their legendarily chaotic early shows.
  14. last night's gig
    Breeders Sisters Go Doublemint at Birthday ShowFront-lady sisters Kim and Kelley Deal are not only twins, but also Geminis, whose astrological symbol represents the twin!
  15. company town
    It’s Soon Going to Be Even Harder to Get a Seat in Bryant Park for LunchPlus the latest on Lehman, lawyers, and the state of print media, in our daily industry roundup.
  16. Mediavore
    Young Republicans Party at Bowery Wine Company; Skip Steakhouses forPlus Chop Suey’s partnership with “Milk Honey,” a chef raised by hippies, and more, in our morning digest of news and gossip.
  17. last night's gig
    The Hold Steady Test Their Hometown Fans at ShowFor a bit, it was business as usual: Finn herking and jerking as the band churned behind him, shuffling his feet like he was building up static energy, doing those dainty little one-eighth claps.
  18. last night's gig
    Atmosphere’s Slug Manages Not to Soil Himself Onstage“Every time I get onstage,” Atmosphere’s Sean “Slug” Daley told last night’s Webster Hall audience, “I’m gonna shit, literally.”
  19. last night's gig
    Jens Lekman to New York: Drop DeadGood vibes and positive jams abounded at Lekman’s show — right up until 10:30.
  20. Mediavore
    Webster Hall Landmarked; Bruni Bestows Honor on BostonRest easy, as Webster Hall is safe at last, highly desirable restaurants exist in both Boston and Philadelphia, and food companies finally learned to court bloggers. Especially weird niche ones.
  21. grub street
    Baird Jones Memorial Party at the Plumm Might Have Actually Pissed Him OffSo on Friday night there will be a big, open-to-all bash to celebrate the memory of New York nightlife mainstay Baird Jones at the Plumm. The art collector, promoter, and gossip stringer died two weeks ago of a heart attack, and now everyone’s invited to toast his memory. Except, according to Grub Street, the venue might not be one that Baird himself would have been too happy about. In fact, at times he even worked to shut the club down. Baird called New York to complain of some of Plumm owner Noel Ashman’s poor business practices, including paying for underage models to visit the club and ripping off promoters. (He didn’t complain about how Plumm publicists incessantly exaggerated celebrity items to gossip columnists, but we’ll throw that in there because it’s always annoyed us.) Baird’s fellow promoter, Ivy Supersonic, says that she and the Webster Hall curator had a whole bunch of correspondence over the issue. Click on through to Grub for the whole story and Noel Ashman’s response. Baird Jones’s Memorial Party to Be Held at Club He Secretly Tried to Close [Grub Street] Related: Gossip Guru Baird Jones Reported Dead
  22. ink-stained wretches
    Gossip Guru Baird Jones Reported DeadAccording to Ben Widdicombe, the New York gossip world has lost one of its enduring fixtures. Baird Jones, the “Webster Hall curator” who supplied items to “Page Six,” “Rush & Molloy,” Gatecrasher, and Cindy Adams, was found dead in his apartment yesterday, a friend says. The death isn’t yet confirmed by authorities (we are waiting to hear back from the NYPD, who told us they are looking into it), but Widdicombe’s source is a close friend of the reporter. If it’s true, we are saddened by the news. We knew Baird from the party circuit and he was an odd duck, but always very friendly and helpful. He had an uncanny knack for getting celebrities to tell funny stories, and an incredible memory for odd details. He also used to sneak us beers if the party we were at only served froufrou cocktails. We’ll let you know if the NYPD will confirm the report. We, and surely Cindy, Ben, Richard, Paula, George and Joanna, are hoping that they won’t. ‘Baird Jones Has Passed Away’ [Ben Widdicombe’s Oscar blog, via Gawker] Update: The NYPD confirms that Jones was found dead in his East Village apartment last night around 10:30. They were unable to determine the cause of death, but they detect “no criminality at this time.” His family has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing.
  23. Openings
    Webster Hall’s New Project Will Include Over-the-Top Vodka BarDaily Intel has the scoop on Hudson Terrace, the nightclub and catering hall Webster Hall’s owner Sean McGarr is opening on 46th Street in November. His partner in the $3 million venture, Michael Sinensky, tells us that in March he’ll bring a Russian vodka and caviar lounge (with a separate entrance and operating hours) to its basement. Sinensky, inspired in part by his Russian wife and in part by Red Square in Atlantic City, says customers will be able to select from over 100 vodkas stored in a transparent walk-in fridge — including, he hopes, a Russian one exclusively distilled for the lounge. The interior will be what he describes as “real over-the-top, like communist Russia back in the day. Lots of gold and arches. We’re planning on putting old Russian uniforms around the place.” Pravda, you’re on red alert. Related: Webster Hall Owner Spending $3 Million to Open a Nice, Quiet Place
  24. intel
    Webster Hall Owner Spending $3 Million to Open a Nice, Quiet PlaceWebster Hall owner Sean McGarr and his partner, Michael Sinensky, are spending $3 million to turn a former stable at 621 46th Street — a space also pursued by Ivan Kane for his controversial Forty Deuce project — into a nightclub and events hall named Hudson Terrace. The community board, concerned about improper zoning and neighboring club Pacha’s plan to open a rooftop bar, has recommended that the State Liquor Authority deny the new club’s pending liquor-license application, but McGarr isn’t sweating it. He says that come Thanksgiving he’ll be ready to show off a 6,000-square-foot first floor with a video ceiling and a 4,000-foot semi-enclosed rooftop terrace that will emit radiant heat in the winter and Vegas-like mists in the summer. “It will be a comfortable place to have a cocktail and lounge,” McGarr says, pointing out that 50 percent of his business will be corporate catering, with the nightclub open only during the weekend. “I won’t be installing a Steve Dash sound system like I have here at Webster Hall.” Sinensky and McGarr’s East Village sports bar, the Village Pourhouse, will also be opening an outpost at Amsterdam and 109th Street in November. Cheap pints or double-digit cocktails? Pick your poison. —Daniel Maurer
  25. last night's gig
    Unexpectedly, Tortoise Rocks Webster HallToward the end of last night’s Tortoise show at Webster Hall, what had been an adventurous, enervating night of instrumental math-rock turned unexpectedly into a heavy-metal rock-a-thon.
  26. last night's gig
    Jarvis Cocker, Still Sarcastic After All These Years