The Daily Shortlist June 24

Location: Midtown West, NYC
Talk: Iggy Pop Get Tickets Here
Show time: 9 PM
Venue: The Times Center
Food: Havana Central
Drink: The Campbell Apartment
Miscellaneous: Kinokuniya Bookstore

He’s the godfather of punk and generally runs around the stage singing half naked at the top of his lungs, but here Iggy Pop talks with NY Times jazz and pop music critic Ben Ratliff about his new jazz influenced album Préliminaires and why music sucks today. Should be a classic night! While Times Square is obviously an expensive mess of restaurants, Havana Central offers affordable Cuban food like Camarones con Coco – coconut dusted jumbo shrimp fried and breaded with pineapple ($12). The former office of 1920s mogul John W. Campbell, The Campbell Apartment is an utterly spectacular bar located in Grand Central Terminal. Who knew? For fans of Japanese pop-culture, Kinokuniya Bookstore has a large selection of Japanese themed books, videos, CDs, magazines, comics, and stationary.

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