The Day | Howl Festival Lineup, ‘On The Road’ Rundown

Front rowScott Lynch

Good morning, East Village.

The CBGB Festival isn’t the only one that announced details of its lineup this week: The Howl! Festival has posted its lineup, and what do you know, in addition to the usual opening reading of Ginsberg’s poem on June 1, CBGB favorites like Deans of Discipline, Bowerty Tones and Sic F*cs will be playing. The closing ceremony on June 3 will involve a “be-in of love and glitter” staged by Jackie Factory’s, Chi Chi Valenti and Johnny Dynell, and will celeberate “the world-changing explosion of East Village culture from 1966-1972 and pays homage to movements and supernovas of the time like The Exploding Plastic Inevitable; Jack Smith; The Fugs; the Yippies; and the Bowery-raised Warhol Superstar, Jackie Curtis.”

Speaking of Ginsberg, The Associated Press notes that the character he inspired in “On The Road” is played by Tom Sturridge in a new film version of the Kerouac novel. Viggo Mortensen plays the William S. Burroughs character and the film, produced by Roman Coppola, also stars Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss and Alice Braga. The Allen Ginsberg Project has a rundown of reviews of the film, which premiered at Cannes and will open in the U.S. in the fall.

The Daily News reports that two teenagers have been charged with firing a pellet gun at a custodian at Public School 2 on the Lower East Side. According to ABC News, the police found a blow dart gun, nun chucks, two BB rifles and knives in their apartment. The Post has more on the story.

The Lo-Down recommends some local gallery shows, starting with an exhibition of fluorescent paintings by Ryan McGinness at Charles Bank Gallery.

More Than Usual posts photos, though no information, about an incident at Third Street and Avenue A.

Eater notes that Mermaid Inn has started Tuesday-night crab boils. $24 gets you a bucket of blue crabs with sides.

Speaking of party people, Twerking Hard posts a photo gallery of “your typical Wednesday Good Times scene at Eastern Bloc. Handsome drunk bearded boys and lots of red lightbulbs and disco balls.”