Top five shows of the weekend

DBA5) Occultation, Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, Think Tank at Palisades
In the interest of full disclosure, this one was booked by yours truly and is flying under FREEwilliamsburg’s This One Goes To Eleven banner, also written by, umm yeah, you guessed it. But rest assured, I wouldn’t splatter my name all over something I didn’t believe in, and this one—headlined by Brooklyn dark rockers, Occultation, and featuring support courtesy of local Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, and noise punk upstarts, Think Tank—has me truly hyped. Throw in Palisades, probably Bushwick’s preeminent seen-and-be-seen venue these days (FYI: I consider Shea/The Acheron to be East Williamsburg staples), and you have one hell of a Friday night rager on tap. Tickets are just $10, so come out and support your local nepotist.

Friday, doors at 8pm

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Santacon officially banished from Bushwick and seeking a new hood to puke on


After a ton of pushback from City Councilmember Rafael Espinal and local bar owners, the drunk bros of Santacon have decided to steer clear of Bushwick:

“We’ve had interest from quite a few Bushwick bars but, after our initial exploration, the team at SantaCon NYC has determined that Bushwick does not have the capacity to be an appropriate destination for this year’s celebration,” the organizer, who requested anonymity as “Santa,” said in a statement to amNewYork. “We appreciate local businesses’ willingness to work with our charity event and we thank all of them for their support.” [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

bulbsI want to begin this week by saying goodbye to Death By Audio, which, after many years serving as Kent Ave’s BEST venue, has now entered its final days of existence. Although a punk haven by trade, DBA hosted its share of metal weirdos in the past, so please, when you’re cracking a PBR at Vitus or The Acheron this week, make sure to pour a little out for the DIY icon. As the condo plague continues to spread north and east over the coming months, you’re going to want all the karma you cant get.

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Drunk belligerent frat boys dressed as Santa coming to Bushwick


Williamsburg is already filled with drunk, belligerent frat boys on the weekend. Now another north Brooklyn hood will get a taste as Santacon invades Bushwick on December 13th. Bushwick Daily published a letter that was sent to many local bars warning them about the horrors set to descend upon them:

SantaCon 2014 is coming to Bushwick on December 13th from 10am till 2pm. We would like to list your venue as one of our participating locations. We are also partnering with the local police precinct, community board and parks department. We are operating as a completely legal and transparent entity that wants to celebrate our annual creative charity event. [Read more...]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Nov 14-15

There are some mighty fine options for your dancing feet this weekend in Brooklyn. Starting tonight way over yonder in Bushwick at the Body Actualized Center where local festival curators, Sustain-Release are having a reunion party with a handful of techno talent. Then it’s off to the newly opened good room (former club europa) in Greenpoint where Golf Channel Records is hosting a showcase. For those wee hours in the morning, Resolute has flown over Paris’ Bass Culture Records honcho, D’Julz at a secret location. On Saturday, Tim Sweeney hosts the 15th Anniversary Party for Beats In Space at Cameo with Tom Noble and a live performance from Palmbomen. Then cap the whole thing off at Bossa Nova with Justin Miller and Tunnel Signs for Have A Killer Time.

viva la weekend!



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Porn festival coming to Bushwick


The NYC Porn Film Festival will debut at Secret Project Robot Feb. 28 through March 1 and they are seeking your pervy submissions! Huff Post spoke to the event organizer, Simon Leahy:

It’s important promote discourse around sex, sexuality, porn-economics and gender. NYC sometimes seems like such a white-washed, gentrified space. We live in a hyper-sexualized society but some have archaic Victorian values around sex. Porn is something we all take part in, whether it be jacking off behind closed doors or walking down the street consuming an image of Nicki Minaj’s butt. To progress culture we need to have these conversions to challenge the older values around sex and sexuality. Homosex and Hetrosex need to find meeting points — ideally, we want to spark the next sexual revolution. I want to live in a world in which these labels don’t exist. I would like to point out that the festival isn’t a “queer” festival or a “hetro” festival. We want to include the full range of sexualities, fetishes and genders.

So there you go. Now get to work on your “submission.”

Top five shows of the weekend


5) Sludgefeast feat. Naam, White Hills, Blackest, Blackout, Mountain God, and more at The Paper Box
While festival season wilted with CMJ, The Paper Box brings us one last gasp in Sludgefeast, a thoroughly stacked bill of local metal cretins that kicks off 12 straight hours eardrum destruction on Saturday afternoon. Local psych rockers Naam headline what is to be their final show, with killer support from the likes of Blackest (last seen opening for High on Fire’s Rubber Tracks rager), Chimpgrinder, No Way, and the very awesome dudes in Mountain God. If you’re into all things heavy, this one offers the best bang for your weekend buck.

Saturday, doors at 2pm

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup


Finnish heshers, fake albums, and first shows from obscure French bands? Yep, it’s just another week in the world of This One Goes To Eleven.

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