Eight Items or Less: Damien Hirst X RHCP + Guac Rock 2011
1. Check out the cover of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I'm With You, created by the UK artist Damien Hirst. The album is coming out on August 30th and rapper/director Kreayshawn is shooting the video for the first single, "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie."
2. Eminem's Recovery is the first album to sell one million downloads in the U.S. [Billboard]
3. Why sex with creatures from the future is a bad idea. [POPSCI]
4. Nachos NY's second annual "Guac Rock 2011" cruise sets sail on NYC's East River on July 18th at 7 p.m. Expect lots of guacamole, chips and tequila PLUS music from The So So Glos, North Highlands and American Darlings. $25 tickets are available through Ticketweb.
5. BIG BIG action in Williamsburg tonight with Swizz Beatz and Joe Jonas at House of Vans, Kid Cudi and Chip Tha Rapper at the East River Park (93 Kent Avenue @ North 8th Street) and SBTRKT at Glasslands (289 Kent Avenue).
6. Top 10 Most-Shared Viral Videos for June, 2011. T-Mobile's Angry Birds LIVE in Barcelona was #1. [Marketing Charts]
7. Some crazy footage from the huge dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona last night. [Buzzfeed]
8. Former Spotted Pig chef Nate Smith is opening up a bar and restaurant on Bedford Ave. in the old Raymunds space. It's called Alls Well and is slated to debut in September. [Eater]