Restaurants serving Thanksgiving in north Brooklyn 2014 – last minute reservations

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Glasserie

Williamsburg’s Rye is offering a three course $80 prix fixe, which is on the pricey side. That said, we love Rye and it’s a special occasion so it’s likely worth the splurge.

Aurora is offering a three course prix fixe too. Make your reservation at this Italian staple here.

Reynard is serving dinner, but seems to be full — it’s perhaps worth a call for cancellations. The same applies for Maisson Premiere.

Peter Luger has a handful of tables left, so call quickly.

Glasserie in Greenpoint has a $65 prix fixe with a few spots left, if you’ve got a hankering for rabbit.

If you want something different, Bunna is open in Bushwick serving amazing Ethiopian fare.

Let us know who we missed in comments.

Death By Audio is closed – a tribute plus video footage of its final shows

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Death By Audio hosted its last ever show on the 22nd of November with the final set being played by Lightning Bolt, we have some great video from the final two nights below.

As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, but for some, Vice media paved paradise to put up an office block. The narrative of change in the area is a well trodden one, as is the temptation for hyperbole when it comes to ones own personal preferences. The story of Death By Audio is shared with the likes of The Fillmore East, Maxwells, 285 Kent, CBGBs, it doesn’t matter; the constant is how a place can have such a positive impact on so many people, and it will be told again, it is not a means to compare one to another.

The first time I went to DBA the power went out multiple times, it was about 200 degrees, the bathrooms would cause a lutropublicaphobe to implode and I wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment, but there was something about it that made me want to go back. The ramshackle appearance and occasional blip masked what was actually an incredibly well-ran machine that almost all of the time ran like clockwork, and even the bathrooms became endearing!

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Grooving with The Shadowboxers

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“Expect to be entertained and expect to party.”

That’s what you’ll get when you see Atlanta soul/pop band Shadowboxers. The band plays two shows Friday December 5 at Mercury Lounge – one early, one late, with a wardrobe change in between.

The Shadowboxers draw inspiration from 70’s funk and harmony bands like The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Their playlist is a mix of old and new, spanning Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder to HAIM, Allen Stone and Jungle. Adam Hoffman (vocals, guitars), Matt Lipkins (vocals, keyboards) and Scott Schwartz (vocals, guitars) formed the group in 2008 while attending Emory University. Since then, the trio also picked up bass player Carlos Enamorado and drummer Cole McSween. The band worked with producer Brady Blade and engineer Chris Bell on their first full length album “Red Room,” released in January of last year and since then the band has been playing live shows and working on their dance moves. [Read more...]

Brookyln Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov 21-22

Thankful there’s no lake effect snow in Brooklyn, this week ends with one last push to party before heading home for thanksgiving. Starting tonight at Cameo, Cut Mistake Music features a showcase with No Regular Play member Greg Paulus and new label signees N’conduit + Jack Fuller. At Glasslands, Kim Ann Foxman returns with disco house producer Fred Everything. On Saturday you can get things started at TBA with some real Detroit house vibes courtesy of Rick Wade. Over in Bushwick, Palisades hosts an Allergy Season x Adhoc session with Galcher Lustwerk and more. Then finally, Underground Quality presents a 10 year Anniversary party at Output with free entry before midnight. Pass the stuffing, this turkey’s done!

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INTERVIEW: Chris Malinchak

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Classically trained musicians are often the first to spout their criticisms toward the rise of EDM, and the increasingly popular laptop DJ’s of today. But take five minutes to chat with a virtuoso like 26-year-old house DJ Chris Malinchak, and I guarantee that those feelings will swiftly begin to dissipate.

Best known for his 2013 hit So Good to Me, the DJ and Producer’s talents don’t stop at his Macbook Pro. He vividly remembers learning how to play the piano, which he began studying at the ripe old age of two. “When I was in kindergarten, I would literally get up at midnight and play for hours,” Malinchak says. “I couldn’t get enough of it.” Recently, even major European and US tours haven’t stopped the hungry artist from finding time with a keyboard. “Right now, I’m enjoying messing with a Chopin Polonaise and a piece by Rachmaninoff, which are pretty heavy duty pieces of music on their own,” Malinchak says, chuckling at his own use of “messing with” when referring to some of the greatest Pianists of all time. [Read more...]

A two-story laser cat threw a party in Williamsburg last night

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Laser Cat; credit: Gothamist

Just another day in Williamsburg, only with a two-story, inflatable laser cat care of the artist collection Hungry Castle. This all went down in a lot on Havemeyer street last night:

The Laser Cat experience goes like this:
* Someone gets on stage and pushes the big red panic button;
* The overly familiar dance song suddenly switches to another, equally familiar tune;
* A piece of pop-culture-laden video art, projected onto the side of a building overlooking the lot, also instantly changes;
* Laser Cat just keeps Laser Cat-Catting along.

Here’s some video below and Gothamist has more pictures documenting the experience.

Williamsburg sports bar 4th Down is set to reopen tomorrow

4thdownAfter being forced from their North 4th street location due to rent increases over a year ago, Williamsburg sports bar 4th Down will re-open tomorrow in their new location. Their new spot is at 750 Grand street between Graham and Humbolt. From [Read more...]

Free drinks at The Good Room tomorrow — aka that spot formerly known as Europa

05C3A415-466B-471F-AD66-92F9219053ECJust passing along the good word.

Tomorrow night at Good Room, we’re launching our cocktail menu and celebrating with select complimentary Absolut cocktails and beers from Coney Island Brewery from 10pm-11pm!
Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan DJ (Know Wave // Rub-N-Tug)
Justin Van Der Volgen (My Rules // Golf Channel Recordings)
Bad Room featuring music by Sammy Jo$15 at the door // $10 with RSVPhttp://rsvp.goodroombk.com/

 

Previously: Two new music clubs open in Greenpoint: Aviv and The Good Room