Websites change and so do neighborhoods. FREE Williamsburg turns 22 this year, which would normally make our spry little publication a millennial. Unfortunately, if you convert 22 to internet years it makes us, well, decrepit. When I first arrived in New York in September of 1996, I rented a sizable two bedroom apartment on 93 Berry Street, […]
That first full work week after the holidays always feels daunting, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Lots of lights, actually, because Brooklyn duo The Knocks are bringing their beloved “Knocks & Friends” party series to Elsewhere this Friday, January 10th. And this time, they are bringing our all-time favorite artist, […]
Another year in metal has come and gone, and as Krampus clunks from rooftop to rooftop, it’s time once more to look back on the good, bad, and truly, utterly ridiculous from music’s most truly, utterly ridiculous sub-culture. So saddle up and join us for This One Goes to Eleven’s second-annual metal Dundies, a network […]
While trying not to be consumed in depression about elections in my country of birth today, where the state of politics is at a depressingly all time low and the best case I can think of is a gridlocked hung parliament, I find the best medicine is always live music. So here we go, drink […]
The end of the year is nigh, but two of the biggest AOTY contender are just rolling in. So hold onto your butts (and lists), folks—we are just getting started. WHAT TO HEAR: I don’t think there’s been a more anticipated, hyped, or meme’d metal record this year than Blood Incantation’s Hidden History of the […]
After a lot of false starts, Evil Twin is FINALLY opening on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border tonight. Evil Twin brewery is owned and operated by Jarnit-Bjergsø — whose estranged twin brother runs Mikkeller, another staple brew for beer nerds that has an outpost at Citi Field. Evil Twin beers are available in 35 U.S. states and […]
It’s already been a good week with shows by Tool and Mikal Cronin in the bag, so let’s pull things kicking and screaming into the weekend.
Down to the final mixes on a personal project this week, so for the sake of my sanity, let’s keep this short and sweet. WHAT TO HEAR: Well folks, black metal Liturgy is officially back with a surprise (surprisingly good) new LP this week, H.A.Q.Q. (YLYLCYN). Although billed as a musical detour before Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s […]
Halloween is dead and gone and we’re steaming for the home stretch now. But before we get to lisztomania, there’s still plenty of new records from incredible bands on the way, so whatever you do, don’t turn that calendar just yet. WHAT TO HEAR: So I’m gonna level with all of you: I’ve never really […]
We’re apparently five weeks away from Winter, not sure the weather got the memo. Anyway, let’s dive right into the best shows you can catch over the next few days.