And I Am Not Lying Live

Our friends over at And I Am Not Lying are throwing another show this weekend. As always, its not to be missed. More info below and here.

Artisanal Picklebacks Are A Thing

Trade in your local dive pickleback norm for something a little more upscale. This weekend, Brooklyn Oenology Winery will be hosting whiskey and pickle juice pairings from local producers.

image c/o the kitchn

$5 for any ‘Pickleback’ drink
$13 for a flight of all 3 ‘Pickleback’ pairings
$4 snacking portions of beef jerky

The specially-presented pickleback pairing menu will include:

Breucklen Wheat “Black Wax” Whiskey
McClure’s Pickles / Brine
Field Original No. 3 Jerky

McKenzie Rye Whiskey
Brooklyn Brine Co. Pickles / Brine
Field Teryaki No. 23 Jerky

King’s County Bourbon
Rick’s Picks “Smokra” Pickles / Brine
Field Honey Spice No. 11

It all goes down:

BOE Pickles-N-Whiskey pairing
Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room
209 Wythe Ave. btw N. 3rd and N. 4th streets
Saturday, December 10
pickle and jerky vendors 3pm – 7pm
pairings 3 pm-12am
Sunday, December 11
pairings 12pm-10pm
$5 per pairing; $13 for all three

Nitehawk Cinema December Happenings

It’s no secret here at FreeWilliamsburg that  Nitehawk Cinema is one of our favorite new places to open in the ‘hood in a long time. We loved them even without booze in the theaters, but the addition of a beer or cocktail while watching a movie makes the experience that much better.

We were lucky enough to attend the Brooklyn Brewery: Directors Cut event which was awesome (full menu after the jump), but while we were there we spotted several other cool screenings and events that are worth mentioning.

This weekend they’ll be screening INNI, the Sigur Ros concert documentary and live that has had a pretty limited release this Friday & Saturday at 12:30am.

Check out their “Spirit of Xmas” series if you love Holidays and want a chance to watch bad holiday movies starring Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) as well as a few classics like Rare Exports and A Christmas Story. To see the full line-up click here:

Read about the Brooklyn Brewery: Directors Cut event after the jump.

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YOU’RE INVITED: Yelle’s World Tour Wrap Party!

JE VEUX TE VOIR… À NOTRE FÊTE POUR CÉLÉBRE LA FIN DE LA TOURNÉE MONDIALE DE YELLE!! (Go easy on us, Francophones. This is the best we could do with high school French and Google Translate…)

Translation: I want to see you…at our party to celebrate the end of Yelle’s world tour!


Flyer after the jump:

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Email Cannot Be Ironic Or Hip

This dumb, Williamsburg -baiting article, Things Hipsters Do To Be Ironic But Are Actually Awesome, is not going to get anyone to use hotmail. Do the ladies from2 Broke Girls use hotmail? (This whole campaign on Buzzfeed, in fact, is dumb.)

Holiday Gift Markets, Booze, and More Holiday Gift Markets This Weekend

c/o 3rd Ward

Good news for people who like to drink while shopping! Loreley Williamsburg will be using their spacious beer garden to host a holiday gift market over the next two weekends. As you can see from the list of vendors below, there will be something for everybody on your gift list, from natural cosmetic users to comic book fans and all those chutney lovers in between. More importantly, you can sip on Loreley’s mulled wines and hot cider drinks while you scope out the goods. If those drinks aren’t your thing, there’s always Loreley’s extensive list of German beers to wet your whistle. Feeling ambitious? Pick up a beermaking kit from Bitter & Esters so you can make your own brews all winter long. Oh, the possibilities! [Read more…]

Softspot rocks new venue tonight


The Brooklyn-based “psych folk” threesome, SoftSpot is playing tonight at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, a newer venue in Bushwick.

Softspot was off touring most of September, after the release of Nous, a Cassette release limited to 100 copies, which dropped September 3.

Since they’ve been back they’ve played Glasslands, DBA, and a few other clubs, filling the usual spots with their ethereal, evocative  melodies.

Sarah Kinlaw’s  haunting, airy vocals seem to float over the music as it steadily builds, driving forward with help from her longtime collaborator and multi-instrumentalist, Bryan Keller. Along with Andrew Spaulding (aka Ca$h Bundles) the trio the produces a dreamy, yet passionate and high-energy sound that truly captivates.

SoftSpot will be joined tonight by Rifle Recoil, Pigeons, and Gray Pages. Follow the links to their bandcamp sites, and don’t miss tonight’s show. Check here for more info.

If you can’t make it tonight, Sarah and Bryan will perform at the 3rd annual LENNON concert to benefit Arts Education International tomorrow at Knitting Factory. The Full band plays again Sunday at Shea Stadium with Phonetag, Small Reactions, and Caged Animals, and again Dec. 29th at Glasslands when Popgun Booking presents SoftSpot, Julian Lynch, and Amy Klein (of Titus Andronicus) and the Blue Star Band

Slack Tide by SoftSpot

Thank you internet

and thanks Alan!