Mondays suck? Not anymore, Garfields of the world, not anymore…
Once a month, DJs Max and Sören hop over to (le) Poisson Rouge from Spain (it’s a pretty big hop) for Nasty Monday, bringing with them their own special mix of 50’s rockabilly, 80’s new wave, 90’s grunge, and the best of what’s spinning today. Max and Sören hit LPR last Monday and, well, let’s just say Tuesday morning wasn’t so hot…

We though Irene wasn’t supposed to hit until Sunday…
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This Weekend – live in New York City

Hurricane Irene to (Potentially) Destroy Williamsburg

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Not to be hyperbolic or anything, but…WE MIGHT DIE THIS WEEKEND. For reals.

Should [the currently Category 3] Hurricane Irene grace us with her presence, forecasts predict flooding, high winds and your typical apocalyptic havoc along East River neighborhoods. According to Brownstoner and Here’s Williamsburg, those on the Williamsburg Waterfront – a Zone A category – will be at the highest risk of flooding and “extensive” damage. Those of us more inland fall into Zone B, where we need only fear “moderate” damage potential and “winds possibly reaching velocities of up to 110 MPH”. Also note that The Department of Buildings has issued an advisory stating that all construction sites must be secured or face violations and Work Stop Orders.

To determine your degree of devastation, simply type in your address into the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder set up by the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Then start packing those emergency kits, kids! Supplies should include: a gallon of drinking water per person per day, nonperishable foods, a can opener, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, a battery-operation radio and extra batteries, a whistle, iodine tablets, personal hygiene items, a phone that does not rely on electricity, and child care supplies. For more helpful preparation/survival tips, check out the Ready New York guide.

Good luck!

The Most Blogged About Shows Of The Week

Sun Araw

We know it’s unconstitutional in schools, but let’s begin this week’s Most Blogged-About Shows column with a prayer for Hurricane Irene to change course and not ruin this week’s outdoor shows.

Dear Lord,
Summer is almost over.
We love shows.
Don’t rain on us.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin with your top priority: Spending the weekend in Commodore Barry Park for the Afro-Punk Festival. For NO COST you can see or most buzzed-about show with Santigold, Das Racist, Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae and many, many more on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re still hungry for more, we’ll humor you with a few more great options this week. Tonight, St Vincent will be performing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (although no longer on the roof). PS1 Warm Up on Saturday has another great lineup, featuring Tanlines, Nguzunguzu, Teengirl Fantasy, Sun Araw and Physical Therapy. And Spotify presents another FREE show at Mercury Lounge, with the U.S. debut of CANT and Blood Orange on Sunday night. Get there early or spend the night in line.


10. Wavves @ East River Park w/ Dum Dum Girls
Thursday, August 25th at 7pm – All Ages, FREE!

9. Pepper Rabbits @ The Mercury Lounge w/ We Barbarians and ANR
Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm – 21+, $10 -> tickets

8. Dave Matthews Band Caravan @ Governs Island w/ DMB, The Roots, Gogol Bordello, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and Eric Lewis
Sunday, August 28th at 1pm – All Ages, $85 -> tickets

7. Sun Araw @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Prince Rama, Julianna Barwick, Pterodactyl and Teengirl Fantasy DJ set
Friday, August 26th at 8pm – 18+, $10 -> tickets

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Coma Cinema – Business as Usual + free download

Coma Cinema – Business as Usual from Micah Van Hove on Vimeo.

It’s like the Tree of Life previews met drugs.

Also, Coma Cinema is currently offering free downloads for four of their albums. Go crazy.

Raiders of the Lost McCarren Park Scavenger Hunt

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Unless you’re one of those go-getters pounding rubber balls at people or hustling out jello shots/hipster dating/electric violin CDs, a hang in McCarren Park is usually more on the unproductive, chillin’ side.

So why not be active, make new friends and explore Williamsburg and Greenpoint with a scavenger hunt hosted by a fellow local?!

Here are the details:

What: Scavenger Hunt in North Brooklyn!
When: Saturday, August 27th at 3pm
Where: Meet at Berry Park (4 Berry Street at N 14th St) for the list and instructions
How: Participants will be grouped in teams of up to 4 people, but everyone make sure to bring a digital camera/smart phone!

For more information, email

UPDATE: postponed due to Hurricane Irene

Fatty ‘Cue Meets The Brooklyn Star

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This weekend, two of the neighborhood’s foodie finest – Fatty ‘Cue and The Brooklyn Star – are switching it up to showcase each other’s famous carnivorous fare.

On Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, you can dine on The Brooklyn Star’s fried pig tails with jalapeno onion hush puppies at Fatty ‘Cue. In turn, dig into Fatty ‘Cue’s lamb ribs, cincalok and white wine brine and garlic-lemon emulsion at The Brooklyn Star. And with different chefs at the helm, it’s likely you’ll be experiencing new spins on old favorites.

Krallice played House of Vans w/Converge and Touche Amore

Last night Krallice played the closing night of the free summer shows at House of Vans in Brooklyn. Video of their set’s last song “Telluric Rings” is below, along with more footage from Touche Amore and Converge.