An indie supergroup has found a bizarre, but fitting, venue to unveil its new record — a Russian bathhouse in Kensington.
The acclaimed Brooklyn-based act the Sway Machinery — which includes members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Antibalas, the Arcade Fire and Balkan Beat Box — will play tunes from its gypsy-tinged experimental album, “Hidden Melodies Revealed,” at a May 2 bash at the Coney Island Avenue spa Banya. (read more)
From what I understand, Banya is the generic name for any Russian bath house, but ignorance of Russian culture and general mistrust of vaporized water found me unaware of the joint's existence prior to reading this article (although the non-descript storefront isn't helping.)
As far as unusual, potentially entertaining events taking place within the borders of the hood, I'd say this one rates pretty highly. For more information on times and ticketing, click here.