Where to Spend New Year’s Eve In Brooklyn

 New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball

New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball

Rubulad presents “Party-Go-Round”:
Not one, not two, but THREE mindblowing locations cunningly concealed close to the Jefferson L stop. Stay tuned for forthcoming revelations about these secret spots or see http://www.guncle.org/ next week for secret information. Live music in the Palace of Light by:

Friend Roulette
Not Waving but Drowning
and more!

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New Years at Club Villian
Its been an incredible year full of food trucks and dance music festivals… and that means…Heavy boozing, suggestive dancing, and making out with strangers. All going down, homegrown in Brooklyn. We are excited to present, your New Year’s Eve :: Built By MeanRed We are inviting you, our MeanRed family, to the perfect spot for such epic festivities. We’ll be bringing DJs from home and across the pond to make you shake your inebriated bodies into the new year, Nick Catchdubs, Samo Sound Boy and very special guest from Paris, Onra . There will be a free champagne toast and hour open bar from 9-10p. We’re also doing it at Villain, Brooklyn’s best warehouse-turned-club to provide you with the kind of New Year’s Eve that only MeanRed could. grab your ticket before they’re gone, just like 2012.

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Le Bain Presents NYE with Matthew Dear and Superpitcher

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Brooklyn Bowl New Year’s Eve with HOLY GHOST!
Midnight Magic, DJ Matt Cash
DJ Set: Juan McLean

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New Year’s with BangOn!NYC

Your rebirth begins at a brand new 30,000 sq ft Williamsburg warehouse/playground featuring 2 dj/live music stages, teacup rides, an iridescent Alice in Wonderland play-space, giant interactive art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and a 30 ft long reproduction of the Brooklyn Bridge!

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Two New Songs From Yo La Tengo’s Upcoming Record, Fade

“Ohm” and “Before We Run”:

Yo La Tengo’s forthcoming LP Fade is out on Matador Jan. 15.

Motorino Coming Soon: Pizza Oven Brought In By Crane

The new location will be by Peter Luger’s at 139 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. Via Eater

This update from the new branch of Motorino is so big that it needed a crane to deliver it! That’s right, the currently-under-construction branch of Mathieu Palombino’s pizza joint received a massive delivery this morning, as the restaurant’s crucial pizza oven was delivered by crane to the space. The new oven arrived on a flatbed truck and required a crew of at least five men to guide it into the new space. No word on if the oven is the same as the Acunto oven Palombino uses in the East Village, which was hand crafted in Naples for Anthony Mangieri, owner of Una Pizza Napoletana, but we will find out when the restaurant opens sometime next year.

King Tuff and Metz – 12/20/2012

Metz c/o Spin

In case you missed it, Metz and King Tuff killed it on Wednesday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. It was a bit of a bro-fest, especially when a fight broke out on the floor midway through King Tuff’s set, but the show was a reminder why Metz and King Tuff BOTH made our top 50 list this year. It was the last show of 2012 for Metz who we look forward to seeing again the next time the Toronto-based band comes to town. As always, King Tuff was fantastic too, ending the night with their own brand of 70s sleaze-rock — loved the porn ‘staches. They would fit in perfectly on the Dazed and Confused soundtrack, and we mean that in the best way.

King Tuff (c/o Spin)


It’s the end of the world as we know it. So what a better time than ever to get out there and shake your stuff? NYC has loads to do this this Friday and even more to come on Saturday depending on the state of things. So don’t spend the night indoors. There’s a different type of vibe for everyone; from house legend Kevin Saunderson to NYC staples JDH & Dave P, so make your plans before it’s not too late.

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Seasons Greetings From Grizzly Bear

The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

Sufjan Stevens

This column is somewhat awkward to write today because I’m not quite sure how much “week” there is in “The Most Blogged About Shows This Week,” what with the apocalypse tentatively scheduled for sometime on Friday night.  I’ve made the editorial decision to shun the Mayan overlords and side with the venues, bands and promoters who have elected to book shows after the mystically-prescribed “end of the world” and talk about shows that have been booked for Saturday and Sunday night in addition to those being held before the world ends in the sort of fury I’d imagine was only previously reserved for Michael Bay masturbation sessions.

The MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW this week somewhat arrogantly scoffs at the Mayans, choosing to celebrate a Christmas that may never come with an angelic sing-a-long lead by none other than Sufjan Stevens on Friday Night at Bowery Ballroom.  The prolific singer-songwriter recently dropped a crazy Christmas box set which consists of three hours of Christmas music spread across five discs, temporary tattoos, posters, stickers, an 80+ page booklet, ornaments, a coloring book and probably a copy of Home Alone on VHS; a self-indulgent yet decadent package to find bow-wrapped beneath a Douglas Fir on the morning of Christ’s Birthday Observed.

Apocalypse Night actually has a host of bloggable shows worthy of your final hours on the planet. Guardian Alien headlines the “Official World’s End” party at Shea Stadium with a host of experimental acts to lull you into a hypnotic and unknowing trance as the walls begin to collapse around you.  Fucked Up and Parquet Courts play the Warsaw, worthy accompaniment for a final bender.  Prince Rama and DicPic (Pictureplane and DJ Dog Dick) play 285 Kent, Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles headline Glasslands and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar continues with JD Samson and MEN.  If the world is ending, Brooklyn will toast to it.

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The Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold
34. Magic Trick: Ruler of the Night
33. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream
32. Jessie Ware: Devotion
31. Sonny and the Sunsets: Longtime Companion
30. Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold
29. The Babies: Our House on the Hill
28. Grizzly Bear: Shields
27. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
26. The Sea and Cake: Runner

25. King Tuff: King Tuff

24. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

23. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth

22. Lower Dens: Nootropics

21. Lambchop: Mr. M

20. Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance

19. Woods: Bend Beyond

18. Allah-Las – Allah-Las

17. Weird Dreams: Choreography

16. The Shins: Port of Morrow

15. Wye Oak: Civilian

14. Spider Bags: Shake My Head

13. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel…

12. Lone: Galaxy Garden

11. Action Bronson: Blue Chips

10. Frankie Rose: Interstellar

9. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light

8. Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse/Twins

7. Diiv: Oshin

6. Beach House: Bloom

5. Tame Impala: Lonerism

4. Mac DeMarco: 2

3. Dent May: Do Things

2. Grimes: Visions

1. Chromatics: Kill For Love

Best EPs:
Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

The Antlers: Undersea