Fool’s Gold is Taking The Day Off and Giving You FREE Music

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Labor Day is on Monday, and you’re not the only one rejoicing for a long weekend. Brooklyn-based label Fool’s Gold is celebrating the holiday with their 5th annual “Day Off” event featuring performances from Meek Mill, A-Trak (and you know his special guests are gonna be on fleek), Flatbush Zombies, Skepta, Post Malone, Brenmar and many more.

The summer doesn’t have to end yet! Hold on by crashing this intimate party, taking place in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Live @ The Inlet. And lucky you, it doesn’t start until late afternoon, which means you’ll have plenty of time to sleep off that Electric Zoo hangover, and do it all over again. Tickets are still available HERE.

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Taste Talks Brooklyn 2015 coming to 50 Kent on Sep 13

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This year, the event is curated by Questlove and it will be held at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 13. Mingle and chow with George Takei, Heems and an assortment of popular chefs. Tickets are $45.

Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes outdoors at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. Expect to mix & mingle with top chefs from around the world while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour) // Dan Santoro & Bert Krak (Smith Street Tattoo)
RAW LAMB LARD & BBQ YUZU CABBAGE | With fish sauce, brown butter, mint, and thai basil

Ben Conniff (Luke’s Lobster) // Matt Timms (The Takedowns)
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Greenpoint bar Beloved has closed for good

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Delivery man attacked in East Williamsburg by tree branch-wielding thief

treeA delivery man in East Williamsburg was robbed by a thief using the most natural of weapons. From DNAinfo’s crime blotter:

A food delivery man was assaulted with a tree branch in a robbery for his phone, police said. The victim, 28, was calling a customer on Maujer Street near Bushwick Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 18 around 9:25 p.m. when a man started hitting him with a tree branch, police said. The man, who hit the victim multiple times with the branch, then grabbed the $550 Saunsung Note 3 from the victim’s hand, police said. He then fled on foot, police said.

Snakes on an L Train!

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At least it wasn’t ferret:

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Enter the red phone booth to discover Bushwick’s new speakeasy, Hell Phone

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Yeah we know… speakeasy’s are so Aughts. Just show us the door already! Still, we’re excited to try Hell Phone after seeing the pics. Bushwick Daily likes it:

Enter through a red phone booth and voila – you’re in Hell Phone, the new restaurant and speakeasy at 247 Varet St.

Vanessa and Anguy Pacini, the owners of Ange Noir, have been renovating for the past two years and have finally opened Hell Phone behind the existing cafe. Like something out of Doctor Who, it is an absolutely magical place – red velvet sofas made from repurposed phone booths, dark wood floors, original brickwork, and a piano you can dine on. And while the London phone booths may give the place a decidedly British flair, the restaurant is much more closely tied with the owners’ native France…. [Read more...]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: August 28 + 29

Ah yes, that sweet Canadian air bringing some heat relief to the hood! This weekend’s looking good to go with tons of happenings all over the map… it was hard to just choose a few. Kicking off your Friday right, the smooth and groovy tunes of Benoit & Sergio will be performed live over at CAMEO alongside Brooklyn staples Dave Harrington (DJ) of DARKSIDE and rising act a/jus/ted. Over at The Panther Room, legendary 90’s House label Strictly Rhythm set up shop with a full showcase featuring Mr V, Carlos Mena and Tommy Bones. Come tomorrow, FIXED’s JDH & Dave P warm up your afternoon back on the Output roof where RSVPing is essential. Then venture out into Bushwick where Let’s Play House presents a night at the newly opened El Cortez featuring safari house vibes courtesy of Jacques Renault and friends. Finally, cap it all off with a long night stretch until morning at Resolute as they bring in Kompakt star Matias Aguayo and the much buzzed about Black Madonna and Galcher Lustwerk. Cheers to a great weekend in the city!

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

nile-whatshouldnotbeunearthedBetween global economic collapse, whispers of war in Korea, and other assorted chaos and destruction, this week began like it might just be the last. And although it now looks we will live to see another one, below lies a fitting soundtrack to apocalypse, should you want to keep one on hand. Plug in and enjoy.

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