New Titus Andronicus mixtape

Dive head first into this week! Local punks (and Twitter allstars) Titus Andronicus posted a new mixtape in the wee hours of last night. It’s called Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1, which opens up the great possibility for a sequel (or sequels!) in the future. The mix is compilation of live tunes, covers and outtakes from the band’s last album The Monitor. But the crown jewel is definitely the new single “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape with the Flood of Detritus,” which was recently premiered on The Best Show on WFMU. It’s a typically anthemic and driving track, featuring Alex Levine of the So So Glos, and also featuring a great “Oi! Oi! Oi!” chant at the final coda.

Download the mixtape and read the track-by-track description at Titus Andronicus’s Tumblr.

The Time is Near – Aputumpu is Thursday


Nooooo, not for SXSW. That time IS ALREADY here.

We’re just ONE WEEK away from Aputumpu… or NXNE, as I like to call it.

Alright, maybe we’re not QUITE on a par with SXSW yet, but we’ve got some sick acts lined up for our little four day festival. And hey, we even got at shout out in the New Yorker today!

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Get Drunk At These Irish Pubs Tomorrow


Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, which as you all know, commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland something you won’t remember by 3 p.m. If you’re looking to stay local, here are some north Brooklyn Irish bars, some of which will be having specials.

Of course, if you’re really into the holiday, you may be better off leaving the area for, say, Bay Ridge or something. This isn’t Paczki Day, after all.


Banter, 132 Havemeyer St. (at S. 1st) 20 oz. pints and, starting at 10pm, DJ Dolanite

Gordon Bennett, 109 S. 6th St.

Iona, 180 Grand St. Happy Hour prices until 7pm, screening Ireland v. England rugby game

Mug’s Ale House, 125 Bedford Ave. (at N. 10th)

Spike Hill, 184 Bedford Ave. “A whole day of nonstop Irish partying” with music (Pitchblak Brass Band, The Fuego Quintet) and dancing (a “surprise” DJ). Also corned beef and cabbage, plus free giveaways.


Connie O’s Pub, 158 Norman Ave.

Palace Café, 206 Nassau Ave. (at Russell)

Shayz Lounge, 130 Franklin St. (between Kent and Java) Live traditional Irish music

American Juggalo

it’s about time someone made a comprehensive juggalo doc. It’s like Heavy Metal Parking Lot with face paint and faygo.

Stevie, 1981

Veronica Peoples Club Second Greenpoint Gay Club Forced To Close For “Noise” Violations

Say it isn’t so!

Kielbasa has packed its bags and moved into Manhattan. Following a string of noise complaints, Veronica Peoples Club has been forced to close at the end of the month. Following Blackout, VPC will be the second gay bar in Greenpoint to go on the chopping block in the past six months, apparently for noise-related reasons. Sounds a little fishy to me—gay bars seem to be taking alot of heat these days. Some neighbors just don’t get it. Where are we going to dance now?

Seems fishy in light of the demise of BlackOut. Must be the work of those neo-nazis.

New Free Energy Track: Electric Fever

As usual, there’s plenty of cowbell. Via Soundcloud.

Domino Sugar Factory For Sale – Undoubtedly To Become A Duane Reade

From The Brooklyn Paper

The developers purchased the site in 2004 for $55.8 million, according to city records, and nearly sold it to 15 investors for $200 million in December before the deal fell through after some backers got skittish about the project’s finances and zoning variances, Kalmon Dolgin senior director Bob Klein said.

“You have to be a big player to tackle Domino,” said Klein. “They were going to break it up into partnerships but it fell apart.”

Susan Pollock, vice president of the developers, did not deny that the project — once slated to be worth between $1.2 billion and $2 billion when completed — is on the market.

“We are pursuing various options that will achieve our goals— to realize value for ourselves and our partners and to insure that development is consistent with all project entitlements,” said Pollack, who previously acknowledged her company was seeking more investors to help get the project underway.

The developer’s Williamsburg allies insist that Community Preservation Corporation Resources is not walking away from the project — citing the recent hiring of new CEO Rafael Cestero, former head of the city’s Department of Housing and Preservation Development. [Read more…]