Noisey had Killer Mike and El-P hilariously respond to YouTube comments on their Run the Jewels track 36 Inch Chain. The first commenter expressed his displeasure at being called a hipster, to which Killer Mike let him know there is a place called Williamsburg where he [Read more...]
“Women on bikes with Woody Allen glasses with fat asses” – Killer Mike recommends moving to Williamsburg
If you thought freezing temperatures could kill of roaches, think again. Rutgers-Newark biologists released a statement Monday confirming the presence of winter resistant cockroaches in New York City. This disturbing Asian species, Periplaneta japonica, was first discovered in the U.S. on the High Line by an exterminator in 2012, and recently studied by insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista.
“About 20 years ago colleagues of ours in Japan reared nymphs of this species and measured their tolerance to being able to survive in snow,” says Ware, who is an assistant professor of biological sciences at Rutgers-Newark. “As the species has invaded Korea and China, there has been some confirmation that it does very well in cold climates, so it is very conceivable that it could live outdoors during winter in New York. That is in addition to its being well suited to live indoors alongside the species that already are here.” [Read more...]
From Brooklyn Vegan:
This Wednesday (12/11), Dreams West will play with Only Edges and LAMPGOD & **L_RD//$M$.
On Friday (12/13), noted Rhode Island IDM crafter The Range (who recently released a new album) will play with Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, and Diamond Terrifier. The door charge goes up to $10 for this one.
On Saturday (12/14), the aforementioned Peter Kerlin Octet/Sunwatchers/Platinum Vision lineup will be joined by all-girl Japanese rockers Hard Nips (who are nonetheless based in Brooklyn) in the headlining slot.
The following Thursday (12/19), local noisy punkers Heaven’s Gate (whose debut album is pretty good) will play with locals Advaeta and Chicago noise rockers Millions.
The ensuing Friday (12/20), avant-garde ensemble Zs (whose Sam Hillmer put out a sax-based solo record in the spring) play with Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori and DJ Bubbles.
Finally, on January 3 (1/3), Kayo Dot will join Hospital Productions noise artist Lussuria and Jeremiah Cymerman for the first edition of a monthly series curated by Psalm Zero bandmates Andrew Hock (of Castevet) and Charlie Looker (ex-Extra Life).
A 23 year-old man was fatally stabbed in Williamsburg, cops said.
The victim was in front of Zocalo Mexican Restaurant near the Marcy Ave. subway station near Broadway when he was knifed multiple times in the torso just after 5 a.m., cops said.
The victim was found unconscious and unresponsive when he was rushed to Woodhull Hospital and pronounced dead, cops said.
No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.
The name of the deceased is pending proper family notification.
One of the best things about Rough Trade opening in our fair city was the healthy import stock of Morrissey’s epically gushy, sublimely written new Autobiography. Previously only available in the UK, the much-ballyhooed (and, in our opinion, for good reason) tome chronicles Moz’s childhood, entry into music, the formation of the Smiths and his solo career up to present day, with a lacerating wit.
To celebrate the book’s U.S. release this week, news surfaced on Saturday that Morrissey would be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Union Square.
No performance, no reading, do not make eye contact with Moz lest ye find out exactly to what depths his disdain for you can reach. Still, though, an incredibly rare opportunity to, if nothing else, witness Morrissey (somewhat) willingly have human contact for the 3.5 seconds it’d take to scratch his last name onto a book’s title page with a pen.
Last night, though, word began leaking that, nope, no Moz: [Read more...]
Eater NY has brought to our attention the fact that Starbucks has posted job listings for a location in Williamsburg. The posting lists the address as 405-409 Union Avenue (at Anslie St). The job listing shows so little respect for its future neighborhood that lists the city as “Bkooklyn, NY.” Hopefully the listing is just a big mistake, or maybe Starbucks is renaming our entire borough ‘Bkooklyn.”
Along with inquiries into space in Fort Greene, Apple is looking into space at 247 Bedford Avenue for a new retail store. The space is currently occupied by The Bagel Store. From The Real Deal:
Meanwhile, two additional sources disputed that information, and said in fact the firm was looking closely at 247 Bedford Avenue, in Williamsburg. RedSky Capital and Joel Schreiber’s Waterbridge Capital purchased the building in 2012 for $66 million. It is across the street from a future Whole Foods location.
What do you think? Would you be happy to have a genius bar in the neighborhood, or is this just adding to the retail madness?
Members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Walkmen & Grizzly Bear to perform forgotten solo album by the Byrds’ Gene Clark
From The Guardian:
Members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention have announced a tour in celebration of a little-known solo album by the Byrds’ Gene Clark.
The project was spearheaded by Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, who described themselves as “infatuated” with Clark’s 1974 LP No Other. They have plumbed the Baltimore music scene for a ten-person band and chorus, corralling members of Lower Dens, Wye Oak and Celebration, as well as four guest vocalists: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, Hamilton Leithauser from the possibly defunct Walkmen, and Englishman Iain Matthews, best known for his work in Fairport Convention and Plainsong.
So far, the makeshift group has announced just four concerts: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York, all at the end of January. At each gig, the musicians will cover No Other “from start to finish”, as well as showing a new edit of the Gene Clark documentary The Byrd Who Flew Alone.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale today at noon for a performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sat, Jan 25.
Well, this sucks. From the Times:
On Thursday, a day after a scheduled show by Ida Maria was moved to the nearby Music Hall of Williamsburg — which is operated by the Bowery Presents — the store announced that, “following consultation with local residents and local authorities, Rough Trade and the Bowery Presents have decided it would be best to put ‘on hold’ all live performances at the Rough Trade NYC store, until further notice.” The announcement added that the decision was made “to allow additional sound remediation work to be carried out.”
In an email, Stephen Godfroy, an owner of the store, said, “We’re making sure our incredible live P.A. system is equaled by incredible acoustic remediation.” He added, “During this process, all amplified live performances at the store are on hold, but we aim to resume normal service (as it were), as soon as possible.”
The shop is on a largely industrial block on North Ninth Street in Williamsburg, a couple of blocks away from other clubs like Output and Brooklyn Bowl.
Tonight’s show by Tourist has been moved to Baby’s All Right, at 146 Broadway in Williamsburg. Scheduled appearances by Andrew Bird, DIIV, the Stepkids, Lucius and Au Revoir Simone have been canceled; shows by Allah Las, Cults and Langhorne Slim and the Felice Brothers have been postponed.
Vegan fast food joint Foodswings is going to be to be shutting down due to issues with their landlord. They announced in a Facebook post that they would be closing down within 1-6 months. From their post:
Foodswings has a very sad but important announcement. Due to problems with our landlord, Foodswings will likely be forced to close its doors sometime soon. We are trying to stay, and it could be one month, or 3 months or 6. Just thought I’d warn all you loyal Foodswings fans that the time to get your Foodswings fix is ASAP as we don’t know exactly when our time on this earth will be over. Come in now and often. We could really use the support right now.