This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

ForteresseApologies once again for the inconsistency of this section over the past few weeks. Life has been almost exclusively throwing sliders in the dirt of late, which—when combined with non-metal endeavors like Northside Festival—have conspired to keep your weekly updates semi-weekly. Here’s hoping we can get back in our d-beat groove…

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Jennifer Aniston visits Bushwick and Mick Jagger spotted in Greenpoint

Joining a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton, Jennifer Anniston had a meal at Roberta’s last night:

A-lister Jennifer Aniston, the ultimate Friends star, the stripper/mother from Meet The Millers and an unforgettable sex-hungry boss from Horrible Bosses, made an appearance in Bushwick/East Williamsburg yesterday at around 8 p.m. She was headed for Roberta’s, tells us Jesse Hover, who posted a video of the star on Twitter. [Read more...]

Shi*t! F*ck! Dammit! Now The Acheron is closing


Last week, we found out we were losing Grand Victory and possibly Secret Project Robot and Palisades. Now Acheron is shutting down its backroom and will no longer be hosting shows. In another week, the only place you’ll be able to see music is the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.  [Read more...]

Brooklyn Mirage shut down again, this time for safety violations

Mirage; credit:  Scott Lynch/Gothamist

Mirage; credit: Scott Lynch/Gothamist

From DNA:

A slew of safety violations prompted city building inspectors to shut down a 6,000-person party venue for the second time in three weeks, according to an email sent from the Department of Buildings to the local community board. [Read more...]

Win 2 Tickets to BangOn’s Studio 54-Inspired Short Shorts Party!


Hot off their recent appearance at Mysteryland USA, BangOn!NYC returns with their 54th production – an appropriately themed Studio 54 party – with enough disco steam to send you jetting into a boogie wonderland. Dust off those gold hot pants, knot that tiny halter and live again because BangOn’s Short Shorts party is taking over two Brooklyn rooftops next Saturday, June 25th, and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to this swingin’ event.

Get groovy to the sounds of BangOn!NYC’s resident DJs, The Golden Pony and Dirty Looks, as well as Mark Starr of the Dirtybird Players and Fort Knox Five. This event is sure to erupt into a full disco inferno with the help of roller skating performance artists, an Andy-Warhol Polaroid Booth, immersive wraparound projections, disco-inspired art installations and much more!

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the most happenin’ party in NYC! You must be 21 or older to enter.

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Saturday, June 25th 2016
299 Vandervoort Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237. L train to Jefferson St.
21+, 10pm-5am

Palisades is closed until at least August

credit: Ryan Muir

credit: Ryan Muir

From Resident Advisor:

The intimate Brooklyn venue was shut down by police on Friday during a Northside Festival event where Fade To Mind artist MikeQ was scheduled to headline. The following day the club’s management tweeted that they would be closed “for a few days.” Now they’ve confirmed that the closure could last a month-and-a-half, if not more. [Read more...]

2016 Northside Music Festival Review


Summer was well and truly ushered in this last weekend as the Northside Festival concluded its 8th year. With a 400+ roster of bands among dozens of venues, there was no shortage of entertainment; Free Williamsburg staff made a credible stab at doing as much as possible, and our thoughts are below – the best sets, what we sadly missed, and looking to the future. All photos by Chris Quartly

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Grand Victory is closing, Secret Project Robot is moving

Grand Victory

Grand Victory

Another day, another round of shutdowns. This time, its Williamsburg’s Grand Victory:

Since the cat has been let out of the bag I’ll make it official. [Read more...]