These are the best shows this weekend, and that’s not an alternative-fact.
2016 was the dirt fucking worst. There’s no other way to put it. It seems almost absurd to talk about what a great year it was for music, in light of all of the terrible things that have happened, but music helped us cope a lot over the last twelve months. And serendipitously, a wealth […]
The folks at Goldenvoice, the company most famous for promoting Coachella, were probably looking forward to a reprieve from the three digit temperatures their flagship festival often endures in the Southern California desert when they were organizing their New York City festival, some months ago. Instead, they, and festival-goers like myself, would have to persevere […]
The inaugural Coachella East, better known as Panorama starts tomorrow on Randall’s Island. The folks at Goldenvoice have done an admirable job putting together a solid festival lineup, mostly consisting of big tent indie, electro and hip-hop. Here’s the ten acts we’ll most definitely be checking out this weekend.
Well, all of this train business just keeps getting worse. BUSHWICK — Dozens of homes, a coffee shop and bike store along the M train line have to be vacated for between six and ten months, or even longer, during repairs to a section of the elevated tracks, according to MTA documents. Twenty-six apartments along […]
DISCLAIMER: The real number one show of the weekend is the Bernie Sanders rally at Prospect Park on Sunday. I just couldn’t rank a Grizzly Bear set ahead of any of the other shows on the list. Please be advised that the FREEwilliamsburg staff wholeheartedly feels the Bern. But we also feel doom, post-punk, thrash […]
This is the most excited I’ve gotten about a collaboration since I got an e-mail that said “featuring members of Blood Brothers, The Locust and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” World-beating noise-punks METZ and the godfather of post-hardcore John Reis (frontman of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt) dropped a track yesterday called […]
Music takes a peripheral role in most people’s lives. It’s why most people listen to whatever they liked in high school; a time where obligations and responsibilities are few, and hours can be spent daily listening to new records. Explosions In The Sky were a cornerstone for me then. They were “serious music,” and could […]
Turns out you need to make $130,000 per year to live alone in Williamsburg. Greenpoint comes in at $136,000 per year! Don’t worry, Bushwick is a “steal” at $107,960. Yeesh. Punch in your income here to see what hoods you can actually afford. Thanks DNAinfo… I think.
New York City’s best post-hardcore band, Big Ups, will release the follow-up to their criminally underrated debut LP Eighteen Hours of Static, entitled Before a Million Universes on March 4 via Exploding In Sound Records. They quietly released the record’s first blistering single, “Capitalized” a month ago. It’s a great track, but the bass-heavy “National […]