Captured live: Astrosteezpcp @ Spike Hill

Don’t act like you haven’t missed me! Good to be back. Lets get on with it. I booked Astrosteezpcp AKA AstroSteez Pretty Cool Peasants for the first blaqbook hip hop showcase “It’s A Rap” November 14th. They made their way from Philadelphia straight from class to perform for us. I’m glad they did. These guys are definitely a group to keep your eyes on in the near future. Enjoy!

PS: They also dropped this track yesterday. Check it out.


Mac DeMarco – “Ode to Viceroy”

Drink Craft Beer, Provide Sandy Relief

Sign up here.

Join the New York City Brewers Guild on December 4th to help give to the communities that need it most, through the organizations that know them best: Rockaway Surf Club, Red Hook Initiative & Coney Recovers. All funds raised with be split equally amongst the three organizations.

General Admission tickets are $40, and are good for a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited samples from all sixteen breweries. Food will be available for purchase from Wafles and Dinges and Munchie Mobile.

Participating breweries include:
Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Eataly Birreria, KelSo, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Sixpoint, Blue Point, Dogfish Head, Empire Brewing Co., Founders, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Peak Organic, Heartland, Smuttynose, Saranac

We hope you’ll join the NYCBG is supporting the neighborhoods that are rebuilding, that inspire us, and that are part of what makes our NYC brewing comm

Incredible Footage Of Hurricane Sandy Shot in Williamsburg

Filmmaker John Mattiuzzi:

When I set out to film my neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the night of the hurricane, I did not anticipate the footage I was about to film. My main goal was to make a short film of whatever I captured that night. A small art film was the idea. But after the explosion, things quickly changed for me. Two weeks later, I finally had time to edit this film together, and show a small perspective of the storm: “A One Block’s Story.”

Evy Jane – “Nothing So Great”

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: November 23rd/24th

So you’ve stuffed yourself stupid and spent all your dough on shoes and hardware supplies just for the Black Friday discount. But don’t despair! This weekend, North Brooklyn has you covered. There are still three solid events going down tonight and tomorrow that are sure to have you drunkenly celebrating the days off from work.

Let’s start with the promoters The Interstellar Pig who have something a little lighthearted in store tonight. With a line up including JAW JAM [Tuff Wax | Symbols], Doctor Jeep [Freshmore], Tony QuaTTro [T&B | Bad Taste], and a SPECIAL GUEST it’s time to kick off your shoes and do a little footwork. Cameo Gallery has this eclectic showcase drawing you in to a whirlwind of UK Funky, R&B, Bass Music, House, and just all around positive vibes. Door price is $5 and the whole thing kicks off at midnight.

[Read more…]

Make Easy Vegan Truffled Mashed Potatoes for your Burg-Family Thanksgiving

For your Williamsburg family thanksgiving, I recommend keeping it simple. Even if you’re no culinary expert, these potatoes are easy, and truffle oil makes it fancy tasty. Open up a bottle of Wild Turkey to keep it festive, or make this. Put on a record, and whip up these bad boys. People will be all like, damn, them’s good taters.

2 lb. fingerling or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and halved
2-3 Tbs. truffle oil
1 Tbs. finely chopped parsley

1. Bring potatoes, garlic, and enough water to cover all by 1 inch to a boil in medium saucepan or one of those aluminum things you get at the bodega. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft when pricked with fork or a chopstick or something. Drain, but hold on to 1 cup of that liquid potato gold.

2. Pour another drink.

3. Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan; mash with cooking water you held on to until smooth and mashed potatoey. Stir in truffle oil and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

Careful with the truffle oil, less is more. I can’t say the same for the Wild Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

FREE MIX TAPE: Josh Link’s Pre Thanksgiving Party Jamz

For more info on Josh Link please visit his tribute group on Facebook.

To download the mix for FREE click HERE.

For more FREE Pre Party Jamz mix tapes click HERE.