Two Brooklynites, Hunter and Gil, have created a board game called Escape from HelL to bring a little levity to our pain. There’s a Kickstarter for the project and if you pledge $26 you can get your own game: This board game lets players experience the hell of trying to get to Manhattan from Williamsburg […]
Fans of electronica had a lot to be happy about this year. Aphex Twin released new music (always good news), Lone released more great Ambivert Tools, Khan issued a double pack of old tapes (Traditions 08), and Autechre saw the official release of its epic NTS Sessions, available in 12-LP and 8-CD sets. There were […]
To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading […]
We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.
I don’t want to get into a whole thing on year-end list culture. About how it’s either a group-think circle jerk or a navel-gazing troll job. About how it’s become more about personal taste than critical analysis. About how there’s too much to listen to and too many people just looking to validate their own […]
It’s that time of year again when we all get stressed out about what to buy our loved ones. Thankfully, there are several markets and pop-ups coming your way to help make the season a little bit brighter (and hopefully less stressful).
OK, in all likelihood this will be the last one of these this year. There will be a TOGTE year-end list of some form—and also FREEWilliamsburg’s top albums which I’ll contribute blurbs to—but this is probably it for semi-poetic waxing on new releases and weekly ticket link dumping until the first week of January or […]
Now that the turkey coma has finally subsided, it’s time to work off those leftovers! Since we’re all so busy with the holidays and such, I’m going to just cut to the chase and include a collection of December shows you won’t want to miss. This is my way of helping you plan ahead, because […]
Last one of these suckers before Thanksgiving, so drink it in like cheap Chardonnay and bring some new tunes home to mom. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Let Pain Be Your Guide (Gilead Media), the debut “full-length” from emotive Texas hardcore outfit Portrayal of Guilt. Weaponizing frustration and disillusionment, Let Pain […]
Here come the holidays! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and before you know it, Christmas and Hanukkah will bring gifts and good cheer… and a decent level of stress, if we’re going to be honest about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good excuse to pig out and nap continuously, but the […]