SPONSORED POST At Williamsburg’s The Sandwich Shop seasonal specials, including salads and sandwiches with locally-sourced ingredients are always on the menu. This Winter they’re featuring a hefty South American sandwich called “The Venezuelan” — an expertly executed dish made of Braised Beef, Black Beans, Sweet Plantains, Avocado, Queso Fresco and Crema on Artisanal Soft Bread. In […]
Archives for February 2015
This wretched month will finally come to an end by the time the weekend is out, but February does leave us a nice parting gift in the form of some fantastic shows that should get you out of whatever hopefully warm abode you call home.
“Over the Counter” is a column by our music editor focusing on new and interesting music that isn’t featured so prominently. In this edition: new releases from Pile, Container and ADVAETA, plus Ukiah Drag, Uniform and more.
Long running NYC noise makers Helmet brought their 20th anniversary tour for 1994’s album Betty to Saint Vitus in Greenpoint last Sunday. The record was played in full, with an additional second set of career highlights. You can watch part of the two hour long set below.
There are a lot of reasons people get angry in Williamsburg these days. The opening of chains like Starbucks, the soaring rent prices, and the closing of all of our favorite restaurants and music venues are usually the main sources of local ire. However, this time a ‘zombie apocalypse’ is the culprit. A Brooklyn
In this week’s review of the “vegetable forward” cooking at Semilla, Wells was pretty glowing, though he conceded that the newish Williamsburg establishment could be a tad niche: “The crowd reminded me of the audiences, small but intense, who showed up to hear underground bands in the ’80s and ’90s, when that was one of […]
This Friday, Rough Trade hosts a fierce female line-up of Okay Kaya, Honeyblood and 2:54 and we’re giving away TICKETS! The band I have my eye on is Honeyblood from Scotland. I first heard of the band, formed with Stina Tweeddale on vocal and guitar and Cat Myers on drums, when their 2014 self-titled album […]
In a fit of domestication (and, in this case, transparency), I spent this past Sunday assembling IKEA furniture for my girlfriend. And as anyone who has ever spent their weekend assembling IKEA furniture can tell you, the only thing it makes you want to do is throw on something caustic and smash that pile of […]
If you lived in Williamsburg in the 90s, you likely have warm memories about Teddy’s bar. Before other, more-trendy establishments took over it was the place to get a drink in the neighborhood – a welcoming home to artists and locals alike. The owners were evidently choosy about who purchased the bar, wanting someone who […]
February 24 and 25, Sofar Sounds will turn apartments into music venues for a night, bringing strangers together to witness eclectic bills of local musicians. Born in London in 2009, Sofar Sounds expanded to world living room domination, with locations peppering cities across six continents. The premise is simple. Friends sick of people talking over […]