This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

power-trip-nightmare-logicI’m just barely resisting a cheesy Oscars-theme this week, so let’s get to it before I give in to the carrion call of the kitch.

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The Levee has a fantastic new anti-Trump mural

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Brokelyn is delighted that Williamsburg institution the Levee has weathered the rent hikes and gentrification that have plagued the neighborhood. We are too. It’s a great bar that just improved, well, bigly!

The bar we check on every week out of fear it’s finally being turned into an M&M Store/Lexus dealership mega complex is still holding strong, and is still at it with the great street art. The bar just unveiled a new mural yesterday on its North 3rd Street-facing side created by Damien Mitchell. It shows a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Trump mask, which is to date the worst cosplay to wear to a party. Not even in your most strung out nights in the old Kokie’s days would you imagine a world where this art would be necessary in 2017.

It’s fitting that the bar known for serving dayglo orange cheeseballs has an ‘homage’ to our president, a soggy mound of cheese puffs in an ill-fitted suit. As you can see below, the mural is fantastic. Now, head over to the Levee to check it out yourself. [Read more…]

BPM INTERVIEW: Heart and Soul Clap of Brooklyn

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Hanging with Soul Clap on the Roof deck of Canibal Royal (Photo by Ashlyn Fulton)

When we met up with Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine at Canibal Royal, the two looked as though they had just ransacked a thrift shop on Bedford Ave. Goldstein’s retro jumpsuit, aviator glasses and thick black beard made him instantly recognizable amidst a crowd of performers hanging backstage. To his side, I see the approachable Levine wearing a colorful, geometrically inspired button-up paired with his signature smile. He went in for a kiss on the cheek before making introductions.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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I hope everyone made the most of the long weekend (if indeed you had Monday off) and the  perplexing yet glorious weather that came with it. No time for chit-chat, here’s some help for you to plan your weekends.

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Stream Dirty Projectors’ excellent new album that even includes a McCarren Park reference

dpDirty Projectors’ just released their highly anticipated self-titled album today even [Read more…]

Two safes full of cash were stolen from Champs Diner yesterday

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‘Bunz’ app becomes trading ground for scoring weed/alcohol in Brooklyn

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-12-13-15-pmAccording to blogger THENIKKISIN, Bunz has become a popular spot to ‘cop some herb’, as the kids say, in Brooklyn. The App serves as a place to “post items you want to trade” or “make a post about something you are looking for”. [Read more…]

Bushwick teen shot 14 times after robbing bodega with fake gun

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Eighteen-year-old Sergio Reyes died Sunday morning after holding up Garden Deli — which is just a block from the Jefferson L stop — with a fake gun. Police caught up with him soon after on Star Street, where he was shot and killed. He was in possession of the fake gun when he was confronted:

The high school senior who was killed by police officers after allegedly holding up a Bushwick bodega with a fake gun was shot 14 times, according to the city Medical Examiner’s office.

Sergio Reyes, 18, who police said robbed Garden Deli, at 185 Starr St. — a few blocks from his Wilson Avenue home — had gunshot wounds to his torso, limbs, heart, lungs, aorta, spinal cord, liver, stomach and bones, said spokeswoman Julie Bolcer Monday night. The shooting was ruled a homicide. [Read more…]