The Brooklyn Barge reopens Wednesday in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

Brooklyn Barge Bar, c/o Greenpointers

From Gothamist:

Moored off Milton Street with views of darling Transmitter Park, the Barge offers some pretty enticing vistas of Manhattan and the East River. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

weekend-nachos-apologyI want to start this week by saing thanks to everyone—especially Slaves BC, Blackest, Thera Roya, and Pants Exploder—who came out to This One Goes To Eleven’s showcase at The Acheron on Friday night. Hopefully I’ll doing more of that moving forward, so stay tuned and remember to support your local bands. Now, on to what you came for…

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Our Top Picks for Governors Ball After Dark


So you’ve already secured your three-day passes and finalized transportation plans for Governors Ball, right? Awesome. Now it’s time to add more fun to summer festival pile. If you were paying attention, you probably noticed that a whole slew of pre and after parties announced in conjunction with this year’s festival, which is set to return to Randall’s Island June 3-5. We’ll tell you now, you’ve got plenty of reasons to keep the turn up real.

English rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen will be kicking off this year’s “After Dark” series with a very intimate show at Webster Hall’s studios. A number of other Governors Ball artists will be playing late night shows across the city for the rest of the weekend, until Galantis finally closes it out on Sunday night in Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom with their sparkly, electronic ballads and feel good anthems. Williamsburg-based venues like Output, Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl will also hosting a range of artists from house DJ Duke Dumont to bass virtuoso Thundercat, among others.

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TOMORROW! This One Goes To Eleven presents Slaves BC at The Acheron

07-ogThe season-long Coachella that was once NYC’s Tecate-soaked, air conditioner-agnostic summer show roster is right around the corner, but before the procession of un-ironic sun hats and color-coordinated side-boob begins its Uber death march north, This One Goes to Eleven has cooked up a little taste of the old days. Friday the 13th at The Acheron. A hardcore band from Pittsburgh. $10, no bullshit, and plenty of beer. Grab your tickets and get in the pit.

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LISTEN UP YAW’LL: 3rd Annual Yonkers Arts Weekend May 14th & 15th



Got Spring Fever? Yonkers Arts Weekend is your prescription: hundreds of local, regional and international artists across four dynamic venues in one historic waterfront city. This FREE urban arts festival taking place on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, is only 30 minutes away on the MTA Hudson Line from Grand Central. Yonkers Arts Weekend showcases a broad range of mediums including artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, and designers capped off by FASHION SHOW SUNDAY.

A FREE shuttle will be your weekend chauffeur, taking you to the most exciting cultural hotspots in the City of Yonkers: the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront District, YoHo Artist Open Studios within the 1.5 million sq. ft. of the Carpet Mills Arts District, Great Gatsby-esque Untermyer Gardens, and the majestic Hudson River Museum. [Read more...]

BYO Music Fest This Week (Plus A Mat Zo Giveaway!)


New York’s annual edition of Electronic Daisy Carnival may be the sparkliest party in town this weekend, but they didn’t give me a press pass, so blah on them. Actually, I couldn’t care less because this week NYC is positively brimming with top notch talent and amazing concerts around the city that don’t involve trekking it out to Citifield and huffing it with the 18+ crowd. So WHATEVER. Can’t you tell I’m, like, totally not bitter AT ALL?  But seriously though, follow me this way if you want to curate a seriously sick DIY festival weekend. I GOTCHU. We’re also giving away some dope tickets, so keep reading!

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The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick


The new jazz club, from the owner of the now-defunct Trash Bar, had a soft opening a few weeks ago. We miss Trash Bar (well kinda) but The Rosemont sounds promising:

The Rosemont, the new one from Aaron Pierce of bygone Trash Bar, has soft-opened in anticipation of a grand opening in May. [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Bob Mould Williamsburg

It has been a fairly low-key week, and the gagging need to get out there and see something might be why this time around we’re heavy on the early part of the weekend, but that’s fine, Sunday is supposed to be relaxing, I guess. A bit like a couple of weeks ago, this weekend features mostly tried and tested greats, and that might be a reaction to Prince’s death; you only get one life so don’t take any of these acts for granted.

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