Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s already been a fine week for gigs so far, with neo-classical being the order of things until now (reviews for A Winged Victory for the Sullen and Max Richter coming soon!), but it’s time to swap bowed instruments for guitars, and a bit of brass, with the weekend choices.

5) The Budos Band at Brooklyn Bowl
Daptone Records’ The Budos Band returned last year with Burnt Offering, their first record in four years, the album captures their funk roots but adds some trippier, darker tones to their sound. It’s a fine marriage and Brooklyn Bowl will be grooving in a sea of bass and brass. Friday and Saturday (doors 6pm, show 9pm)

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

FantasyEmpireI hung out with my girlfriend’s parents all weekend, so chances are I need this more than you right now. Misery does love company, however, so join me as I turn this shit to the ozone, pour something stiff, and pound my forehead off the wall. With a little luck and a lot of faith (get behind me Satan), I’ll be myself again in no time.

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This weekend: Coffee & Tea Festival NYC comes to Greenpoint

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It’s taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Hopefully guest and vendors will stay off the damn sidewalks!

Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2015 lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas.

More information at coffeeandteafestival.com.

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Kaki King

We were spoiled for choice last weekend with many acts en-route to SXSW, but now it seems like every band on the planet is in Texas, what have we been left with? Fortunately, there was no reason to worry about a vacuum being created.

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This Friday: Greenpoint Gallery Night

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Yes, Greenpoint has galleries. Not as many as Bushwick, perhaps, but that makes this annual crawl all the more manageable and fun. Plus, there’s an afterparty at Broken Land bar. Map below: [Read more...]

REVIEW: Neelix Played Santos Party House

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Psytrance fans had their come to Jesus moment on Saturday when Hamburg-based DJ and producer Neelix made his New York debut at the intimate Santos Party House venue. This rare live set was a treat for longtime fans of the artist who put on a standout show over the weekend, which was presented by Esscala Entertainment.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

GBHappy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. Pour a Guinness, throw on some Primordial, and settle in with another edition of This One Goes To Eleven, now an official green-Exorcist-puke-free institution.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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The week started off pretty well for shows and as usual we’ve got some great options with which to end it. Maybe just like all that snow and slush, our troubles can melt away, in our case with the aid of a gig or five! Before I start the list I’d like to note that you should get out to Cloud City (85 North 1st Street) as the RIP DIY exhibit ends on the 15th of March. More information can be found here.

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