ODB Murals + Kraftwerk's Homecoming = Eight Items Or Less
1. On the eighth anniversary of the rapper's death, Ego Trip collects thirty murals of Ol' Dirty Bastard. [Ego Trip]
2. Usually we at PAPER try to hold off on holiday cheer until after Thanksgiving, but Sufjan Stevens's "Happy Karma Christmas" is kinda groovy. Stream it, and the rest of Stevens's new Christmas album, Silver & Gold, above. [Bandcamp]
3, 4. East Village real estate news: LES streetwear shop aNYthing is moving to 103 Allen Street, while music venue Nublu is moving up Avenue C. [Bowery Boogie, EV Grieve]
5. Bright Future's probably-NSFW video for "MIT DIR" stars photographer Sandy Kim and is, according to director Carlos Santolalla, about one of those typical 'YouTube personalities' but told from the other side, as a fly on the wall perspective."
6. Liturgy's Hunter-Hunt Hendrix performs selections from the libretto for his opera "OIOION," which combines elements of William Blake's "Milton" with primary texts from the lifespan of his "transcendental black metal" project. Tonight at Printed Matter, 195 10th Avenue at 5:30. [Issue Project Room]
7, 8. Out-of-town concert recs: For those who missed them at MoMA in April, Kraftwerk is bringing their "Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" to their hometown of Dusseldorf in January. Meanwhile, DJ /rupture, Venus X, and Sun Araw perform this Friday at Tijuana's Norte Sonoro. [Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Facebook]