See KEN Mode at The Acheron on Friday, win a copy of their new LP, ‘Success’, today

DSC_3471-Brenna_ FarisA few months removed their downcast post-hardcore heel-turn, Success, KEN Mode have become what one—in the days of rock n’ roll yore—might have called road dogs. With just a single Brooklyn appearance to their name in the wake of 2013′s stellar Entrench, the Winnipeg-based trio have since realized any excuse to get out of Manitoba before the winter is a good one, riding their second major North American tour of the year into The Acheron on Friday for what is bound to be a show-of-the-week contender.

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New vegetarian restaurant, Black Flamingo, now open in Williamsburg


They have a $3 taco happy hour, which is alright by us:

The team behind Williamsburg barstaurant Battery Harris have joined forces with musicians Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap), Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y.), and Gadi Mizrahi (Wolf & Lamb) to open Black Flamingo, a Miami-esque restaurant and lounge they say they’ve “tailored to remove the BS that plagues burgeoning New York restaurants and nightclubs alike.” An ambitious, arguably Quixotic dream, but at the very least Black Flamingo is a reliable destination for vegetarians who want to go dancing in a retro basement club after eating their Latino-inspired fare. [Read more...]

Man killed in East Williamsburg this morning after confronting thieves

Photo via Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

Photo via Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

A 53-year-old sheet metal worker was killed near Grattan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue this morning around 8AM after confronting a group of men who were [Read more...]

Furniture-as-a-service: Save 1000s of dollars and stop hauling furniture



Furniture doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. Moving doesn’t have to involve hauling backbreaking furniture.

Furniture On Demand
Furnishare provides furniture-as-a-service and delivers quality, brand name furniture to your home. You simply choose the pieces you want at prices as low as $50/month per any 3 pieces (ANY- even beds and sofas) and they will deliver it to you. They will also pick it up for free when you’re done with your subscription so you’re free to move or get a whole new set!

Subscriptions Are The Future Of Furniture
There is no reason to pay thousands upfront and then deal with moving the furniture every time you change apartments. With their unique subscription model, you can furnish your whole home for a year for the same monthly price as your cell phone or utility bills (up to 3 pieces at $50/month, 6 pieces at $100/month, 9 pieces at $150/month, etc.).

Your Furniture Stays In Style
People grow and styles change but furniture usually stays the same. Not anymore. With Furnishare’’s “furniture on demand” model and free white glove delivery service, you can change up your style with every new subscription. You can try short subscriptions like 3 or 6 months if you want to experiment with some cool new styles!

When you’re done with your subscription, Furnishare will pick the furniture up for free.

Flux Pavilion Brings Tesla Tour to Webster Hall This Friday


Those look to turn October up a notch are in luck. British Dubstep Producer Joshua Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is bringing his the national tour of his debut album Tesla to Webster Hall. Now just because this is his first full LP, that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard his mega hits rattling the bass in every club since 2010. Hits like Cracks (Remix), Gold Dust and of course, I Can’t Stop, have been party anthems in the states since before Steele was allowed to legally enjoy a beer.

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Mac DeMarco to star in an absurd horror movie, Dark Prism


Clearly you need to see this:

DISCK PICTURES is proud to announce that Mac DeMarco is one of the many talented members of the cast of our new feature film DARK PRISM. This will be his first acting role in a feature film. Starring castmembers also include SOFE COTE, SARA KAISER, CHANDANI SMITH, STEPHANIE DOMINI, MAX HUSTEN, and WAYNE GARRETT BAL “THE JURGEN MUNSTER”.
The first trailer for DARK PRISM will be released MONDAY, OCTOBER FIFTH. In the meantime we will post a new still from the movie every day!
DARK PRISM is about three unique and strange women, each battling their own demons, in both a literal and metaphorical sense. Although they exist in different times and perhaps different worlds, their lives will soon collide due to the mysterious appearance of a massive prism. Slowly, the world as one knows it disassembles, and the nonsensical becomes the sensical… in DARK PRISM. COMING SOON!

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National Sawdust is open, check out Terry Riley, John Zorn, Majical Cloudz and more this month

National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street (at Wythe)

National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street (at Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
credit Gothamist

Given last week’s weather crapfest, we failed to mention that National Sawdust opened Thursday in Williamsburg. Gothamist paid them a visit and was impressed:

It’s a goddamn classy joint. A miniature BAM that looks like a spaceship. A classical music think tank. A creative hub for undiscovered talent. And it’s a non-profit. But you know, there will also be a bar and stuff. Photographer Scott Heins dropped by the 13,000-square-foot space for a preview today, and reports back that the main room has been specifically designed as a space for artists’ rehearsals, recording, and live performance—”every last detail of its acoustic-paneled walls, light fixtures, and rafters have been made with music in mind.” The main room is both recording studio and music hall, with acoustics fitting for both, and at least eight inches of solid concrete separates National Sawdust’s main room from the street outside. [Read more...]

Elevator malfunction kills man in Williamsburg apartment building

hopestExtremely sad and scary news from CBS today:

A 37-year-old man was killed as he tried to escape a stuck elevator in Brooklyn early Friday morning.

The victim with a group of people in the elevator of an upscale building located at 156 Hope St. in Williamsburg shortly before 4:30 a.m. when it suddenly dropped nearly three feet, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

The man tried to climb out through the open doors, but the elevator moved again and crushed him, Stern reported.

“All of a sudden the elevator just drops and then shoots straight up; it was so fast,” a woman who was in the elevator at the time of the incident told CBS2’s Steve Langford. “As it went down, he tried to jump out because the doors were still open, and it shot straight up. When it shot straight up it took his body with him.”

Read more at CBS.