February 4th: a Beginning and an End

Wynn made official Jan. 30 what seemed to be just a matter of course after his Jan. 7 gig, confirming that Tiësto will play exclusively at XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club in 2012. His first official date will be Feb. 4. … Speaking of Feb. 4, that’s the last night Studio 54 will be in operation, and the final-bash guest star will be Grammy-host-to-be LL Cool J. … For its second classic hip-hop performance, downtown nostalgia engine Insert Coin(s) brought in Talib Kweli on Jan. 26. Previously, De La Soul did a gig there Jan. 11. Maybe LL will stop by to do “Radio” and bring this thing full circle.

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Cobra Starship, Capriotti's and Crazy Horse III


Cobra Starship, Capriotti's and Crazy Horse III

By Jason Scavone

There to check out Cobra Starship’s performance at 1 Oak on Jan. 20 were Jessica Alba and Haylie Duff, in town for a Chanel event. Because no one makes it a point to travel just to hear Cobra Starship… Capriotti’s is embroiled in a lawsuit with one of its stores over an unauthorized Crazy Horse III promotion where happy-hour customers could get a 6-inch sub and a beer for $5.