Death Grips played Villain

Last night at Pitchfork’s CMJ Party, Death Grips.

Reminder: Our CMJ Showcase Is Tonight

HEADS UP: The FREEwilliamsburg/My Social List un-official CMJ showcase is tonight at 7 PM, with some minor changes.

Unfortunately, Gary War canceled all of their CMJ shows, but never fear, Kristina Tequila was able to grab a worthy replacement; Led Er Est’s Shawn Devin O’Sullivan.  He’ll bring the dark industrial sounds of his side project Vapauteen to XPO 929’s dreary floor-level stage in their place.

I’m not one for the rain, but it’s as if the weather gods made good on a favor they owed the music gods for tonight.  They’ve cast a dark cloud over the city, a stark contrast from the clear and sunny skies we’ve enjoyed for CMJ thus far.

Vapauteen will be supported by a pair of somber and tenebrous post-punk acts, the more cold-wave leaning Black Marble, and your new neighbors, the more garage-leaning Weekend, who I recently sat down for an interview with.

Black Marble JUST released their debut album, A Different Arrangement, which is streaming on Brooklyn Vegan.  Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear it live in an intimate setting. I’m a few listens through and can already say that this is one of my favorite records of the year.

Weekend are hard at work on the follow up to 2010’s excellent LP Sports, and this show finds them smack in the middle of their first tour of Brooklyn as residents. Better hop on this one; they’re already playing bigger stages… like Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.

They’ll be supported by electronic acts Plastic Flowers, Dark Sister, and Yvette, one of our favorite local noise bands.

ANDDDDDDDDDD THERE WILL BE CHEAP DRINKS, namely $1 Rolling Rocks all night, and $4 Rolling Rock/shot combos.

Doors are at 7 PM and tickets (which are just six bucks) are on sale now.  Of course, badgeholders will be granted free access, with limited capacity.

PHOTO FEILD TRIP: Wild Wild Wednesdays at Westway CMJ Edition!

Roxy Cottontail curated a behemoth of a CMJ showcase at Westway this week and our boy Nicky Digital was there to snap it up for you!

>> Click HERE to view the FULL Gallery!

P.S. Nicky’s got a showcase on Saturday night (10/20) and he said he’d put you ALL on the list! All you’ve gotta do is RSVP here! He’s even got a DOM exclusive CMJ LIVE SET!

Die Antwoord – “Fatty Boom Boom”

We guess Gaga didn’t like having “prawns in her private

Free Williamsburg and 319 Scholes Present Club Hell: A Satanic Future Rave on October 27th

We’ve had our eyes on one of media arts most up-and-coming spaces for awhile. So when the peeps at 319 Scholes asked if we wanted to help out with their immersive multimedia installation turned Halloween party, was there any question in our mind?

Proving that no one can do Halloween like 319 Scholes, on Saturday, October 27th, Club Hell will feature the music curating skills of UNO records with media artist and electronic musician Fatima Al Qadiri headlining alongside the visuals of THV Ent. — all against the back drop of a turn-of-the-century glass factory turned art space Knockdown Center.

Full Line Up:

Fatima Al Qadiri
Total Freedom
Venus XTC

Pre-sale tickets $15 @

Venue is off the Jefferson L stop:

Google map directions

We’ll have more in the upcoming week about our partnership with 319 Scholes. In the meantime, check out their opening tonight for Domenico Quaranta’s Collect the WWWorld, featuring F.A.T. Lab’s Evan Roth and Ryan Trecartin to name a few.

Captured live: Backwords interview/live @ Public Assembly

Late night during music festivals everyone starts getting a little sauced/intoxicated. This is where the fun begins. When you add music to the mix and a bunch of pretty hipsters you got yourself a great recipe for a classic Brooklyn night! In this clip I interview Tim Pioppo of Backwords at Public Assembly. Then go into some live footage from their set. Catch them tonight at Legions. Enjoy!


La Sera – Break My Heart

Brewpub Heads to Williamsburg Waterfront (Hopefully)


Raven’s business — currently unnamed but which he might call “Dirk the Norseman” after Greenpoint’s first Dutch settler — is hiring local home brewers to help him make his suds, which he envisions as hoppy IPA’s and other classic European varieties “with a twist.”

“All these guys are making beer at home and looking for somewhere to take it next,” he said about customers and employees of his specialty beer shop Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint. “I’ve been selling beer for 25 years, and you watch these guys opening beer halls doing really well. I was just like, why can’t I do that?”

Raven plans to open his giant space — one-third brewery and two-thirds beer hall and restaurant — on North 15th Street in the early spring of 2013, with glass divides showing visitors the whole brewing process from milling the grains to kegging and bottling the different flavors.

“We’ll make about five or six flavors at a time,” he said, noting that his head brewer Chris Prout (a home brewer who works at Brouwerij Lane) would likely make “typical European hoppy IPA’s with a twist,” Belgian style sours and saisons.

As for the beer hall and restaurant, Raven said he was still ironing out details, but expected to accommodate about 270 people and to serve a wide range of local and imported beers. He said the fare would be “healthy food,” and that hours would be about 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Williamsburg Community Board 1 has approved Raven’s manufacturing license, but has postponed approval of his restaurant and beer hall liquor license on the grounds that he did not yet have a solid enough plan.