Michael Shannon’s “Corporal” Has Release party At Fontana’s Tonight

Michael Shannon and Corporal performed last month at Fontana’s. Photos by Jasper Coolidge.

If you’re a fan of Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon, you probably know he’s a man of many talents.  He’s been starring in Soho Rep’s Uncle Vanya, a show that’s getting a lot of positive buzz.   Shannon also leads an indie rock trio, Corporal, which just released a new MP3, Obama. Their release party takes place tonight at Fontana’s.  Admission is $10 and includes a copy of the 7″.

Corporal was also at Fontana’s (a Shannon hangout) last month.   These photos were shot by Jasper Coolidge during that performance.  As you might expect, Shannon has a very intense stage presence and the band is a pretty wide range stylistically. The other members of the group are Ray Rizzo and Robert Beitzel.  Tonight the doors open at 9; Corporal goes on at 11. Fontana’s is located at 105 Eldridge Street.

Great Prizes Up for Grabs at LES Trivia Night!

A Russ & Daughters Classic Bagel and Lox Sandwich, one of the many great prizes proffered, via gift certificate, at LES Trivia Night with The Lo-Down (photo via Lox Populi at russandaughters.com)

Did we mention there are some fantastic local prizes to be had at our LES Trivia Night tomorrow evening?  Along with tasty snacks and great drink specials on hand, winners of each round of trivia will be treated to some great LES staples, including free movie passes from the Sunshine Cinema, pickle gift certificates from The Pickle Guys, a book basket brimming with books from the Tenement Museum’s bookstore and to top it all off, Grand Prize winners will garner a Russ & Daughters gift certificate for a bagel sandwich!

Join us with the Tenement Museum at Fontana’s!  We look forward to enjoying a fun evening on the LES.  FREE // 6:30pm // 105 Eldridge Street.