Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Halloween (The Motion Picture Score) at 285 Kent

This Thursday 10/31, Alan Howarth, co-composer of the signature line Halloween Motion Picture Score, will be playing live at 285 Kent to celebrate the composition’s 35th anniversary. From scores to special sound effects, from Halloween stalkers to STAR TREK, Alan Howarth’s electronic imagination has contributed to some of the biggest genre films of the ’80s. Alternately wearing the hats of both composer and sound effectsman, Howarth has collaborated with John Carpenter on the music from nearly all of his movies starting with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK; he’s provided sound design and effects for POLTERGEIST, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, all the STAR TREK movies, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, Coppola’s DRACULA, TOTAL RECALL, and STARGATE, among others. As a composer, he’s scored all or part of all the HALLOWEEN films, composed music for RETRIBUTION, THE DENTIST, and others. Howard will be joined by the new incarnation of Liturgy. Expect a whole lot of eerieness from the past, the present and the future.

For advance tickets, click here.


285 Kent | Williamsburg | 10/31 | 7PM | All Ages | $15

Iceage played The Acheron

Danish punks Iceage played the first of two shows at The Acheron in East Williamburg last night. You can catch them doing it again tonight. Yesterday’s full set is below, as well as clips of openers You and Dark Room.

Iceage (full show)
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Judge played Saint Vitus

After having sold out Webster Hall two days in a row earlier this year, late 80’s NYHC straight edge stalwarts Judge added a third show at the considerably smaller Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint last Friday. Footage of the full set is below.

Judge at Saint Vitus

Trash Talk played 285 Kent

Trash Talk brought their signature ruckus to a sold out 285 Kent last night. You can stream the full show below, alongside a clip of opener Ratking.

Trash Talk (full show)

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Grails played Saint Vitus

Last Sunday, instrumental psych constructionists Grails stopped by Saint Vitus for a sold out show. Related and likeminded project Lilacs & Champagne opened the proceedings after J.R. Robinson’s Wrekmeister Harmonies had kicked off the night. All three artists played new and unreleased tracks which can be streamed below.

Grails – Kebnekaise

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Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is happening

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is in full swing, showcasing Spring/Summer 2014 collections from conscientious local designers. They are doing it again tonight at Villain at 50 N0rth 3rd Street. Featured designers/collections are Geary Marcello, SDN by Marcus Hicks, IQ TEST Melissa Lockwood, Shute Organic and ShocKVintage. The event is 21+ and you can get $10 advance tickets here or pay $12 at the door. Below is footage of last night’s collections.

Gregory Apparel

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Cold Cave and Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas J. McCarthy played Glasslands (Video, Setlist)

In what was the first stop of their joint tour, Cold Cave and Douglas J. McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb fame brought their distinct interpretations of ‘the electronic dark side’ to a sold out Glasslands last night. While it came as no surprise to see the Cold Cave touring machine being oiled well after having been on the road all year, it was great to see that Douglas J. McCarthy is just as strong a solo performer as when with his legendary EBM crew, Nitzer Ebb. He has lost nothing of his raw late 80′s/early 90’s mojo. The crowd was loving it and the packed house carried over the sentiment seamlessly into Cold Cave’s 60min set. The results of Cold Cave eclipsing the sun: Fist pumping, mosh pits, a floor drenched in sweat and ’Manhattanites’ having a hard time dealing with it all.

Cold Cave playing “A Little Death To Laugh” at Glasslands

Douglas J. McCarthy playing “Demon Prophet” at Glasslands
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Les Savy Fav played House of Vans

Brooklyn main stays Les Savy Fav rang in the end of the summer last night. House of Vans’ summer anyway. It was the last of this year’s free shows at the Greenpoint venue. Video can be found below, including snapshots of the opening sets by local synth poppers Small Black and Spanish dance rockers Delorean.

Les Savy Fav – The Sweat Descends (House of Vans 2013)

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