“Have you met my friend, the fern?” said a woman in a fur coat to her friend, stroking the potted plant by the entrance to the room at the Tribeca Grand where Jarvis Cocker was DJing. The line was short, but ever expanding, and everybody was getting antsy. Supermodel Fatima Siad and her date walked delicately to the front of the line amid waves of irritation.
We made it inside just as Mr. Cocker was stepping off the stage. Pictures of Kurt Cobain in his famous white-framed sunglasses covered the fall wall, and rainbow spotlights lit the room. Tennessee Thomas was next on the turntables, and her whole set was inexplicably devoted to music from the 1960’s (perhaps because of Kurt’s mod glasses?). Nearly the entire soundtrack to Dirty Dancing was played. Read More