Welcome to April everyone. If we are to believe the pundits (and Adam D’s year-round party shorts), there’s more bearable weather right around the corner. Until it arrives, however, feel free to follow me back down to hell where the brimstone fires are stoked and the magma pools are just begging for a beer and […]
Archives for March 2015
There’s a new Russian restaurant in East Williamsburg called Masha & the Bear. It opened softly in January and is a great addition to the neighborhood. Especially since the have an amazing craft beer selection and, um, Vodka on tap! The Times paid them a visit and liked the food, but not the spotty service: […]
Deerhoof brought their current tour to a close with a career-spanning party at the Marlin room on Saturday night. I prefer the Marlin Room to the Studio downstairs (and the ballroom, naturally), it’s a nice sized space with a low ceiling and good sight lines, there is some sound bleed from the other rooms, but aside from […]
One of Oxford’s finest show that reunions are not just for cashcows going through the motions. After 18 years, I Wasn’t Born to Lose You sounds like the band never went away. Most reunion albums don’t capture the magic of how things were first time around, but Swervedriver have bucked that trend and then some. I’d put […]
Max Richter brought his Infra work from 2010 to life for an evening that was at times exhilarating. Originally planned for the 20th of March at St Ann in Brooklyn Heights, I’m always thankful for not having to go to a church, so welcomed the switch to Le Poisson Rouge.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen showed that you can serve up maximum intensity with minimal sound, their performance on Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge will live long in the memory. The group consist of two ambient heavweights, Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, who met backstage at a Sparklehorse gig in 2007 (of whom Wiltzie […]
One year ago, much-loved thrift store Beaon’s Closet left its home on North 11th for a trek up to Greenpoint. The new location is bigger than before, meaning more rad vintage digs to sift through. To commemorate the move, the store is having a two-day sale. Details below! Beacon’s Closet is celebrating the one year […]
It’s already been a fine week for gigs so far, with neo-classical being the order of things until now (reviews for A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Max Richter coming soon!), but it’s time to swap bowed instruments for guitars, and a bit of brass, with the weekend choices. 5) The Budos Band at […]
Are you watching I Hate Being Single? You should be because it’s funny and it takes place in Williamsburg. The director, Rob Michael Hugel, launched Season 2 in February and the humor will remind you of early Broad City webisodes. Here’s Episode 3 from the new season, starring Shalyah Evans of Girl Code and many local settings: […]
“Over the Counter” is a column focused on new and interesting music that isn’t heavily featured on major music blogs. In this edition: Super Unison, Antwon, Föllakzoid, and Big Ups.