James Bradley has placed his Sound Fix record store up for sale — on Craigslist — for an asking price of $250,000. He tells the Village Voice he’s just “testing the waters,” noting working two jobs is starting to take a toll. While everyone’s always chattering on and on about the death of retail records, […]
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Nearly a week after the Democratic primaries, there is still no clear winner in the Williamsburg district leader race. Lincoln Restler is a leader of the New Kings Democrats club, a progressive, reformist political club. His opponent is Warren Cohn, son of long-time district leader, Steve Cohn. The stakes are high for this unpaid, little […]
Pavement played the first of many NYC reunion shows last night on the Williamsburg Waterfront, and Big Ass Lens was there to capture and document the experience. The band played material spanning their entire career, including “Unfair”, the video above. Lots more footage, including a 4 song mega mix, and review of the show over […]
Alexis and Derek are totally the cool kids from your high school. If there was any question before, clearly their Ray Bans and jean jackets in this video for “Infinity Guitars” proves it. Plus burning guitars and fog machines and scary dogs and cheerleaders. This was what your high school years looked like, right? Watch […]
Here’s a new one: Crif Dogs, the East Village outpost responsible for countless 4:00am chili dog binges (and morning-after indigestion…) is set to open its second location this fall, at the corner of Driggs and N. 8th in Williamsburg. But in a twist that has even the foodie experts at Eater rather dumbfounded, the restaurant […]
Actually, two of them. And a macroburst: Weather officials confirmed Friday night that two tornadoes and a macroburst touched down in New York City the previous day, as residents citywide continue to survey damage and local lawmakers build their case for FEMA funding. The National Weather Service said that the first EF0 tornado touched down […]
Catfish is a “documentary” about a 24-year-old photographer in New York named Nev Schulman who becomes involved in a Facebook/Gmail/iPhone relationship with the family (specifically the attractive older sister) of an 8-year-old painter who admires Nev’s published photographs. Through amateur photography, screencaps of various online sites (like Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube), and badly recorded […]
Today, from 5-8pm artist and illustrator extraordinaire Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch’s show, “Primal Objects,” is opening at the By & By Gallery on Grand. Come by for the art, and stick around for an awesome performance by Philadelphia based band Sweatheart. Can’t make it tonight? The show will be up until October 13. By & By […]
Can’t front on the freeness! One of our favorite up and coming bands, Grandfather, are making it easy on our wallets this weekend. On Saturday evening they’ll release their Steve Albini engineered debut, Why I’d Try, with a free album release show at Cameo Gallery at the Lovin Cup Cafe on North 6th street.
Their debut LP has been getting major drop on the BAL record player. These New Yorkers create dynamic, intense and violent psychedelic rock. Their album is available for free on their website, grandfathermusic.com, and handmade CDs and vinyl will be for sale at the show.
Should make for a proper, free evening – doors at 10:30, band at 11 sharp.
Big Ass Lens captured the band at the Knitting Factory a few months back, video after the jump.
Today and tomorrow at Glasslands Gallery, located at 289 Kent Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Doors open at 8pm. Entry is $8. Open vodka bar from 8-9pm. FreeWilli coverage to follow next week!