Last month, Brooklyn Comes Alive announced the line up for its 4th annual, one-day event, which features collaborations by world class musicians in the form of unique, supergroup jam sessions. The mini festival will take place on Saturday September 29, 2018, at three different esteemed Williamsburg venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, and Music Hall of […]
Happy August everyone, which apparently translates to happy scattered thunderstorm forecast week. Let’s hope that proves to be inaccurate because most of the recommendations this weekend are outdoors or have outdoor spaces, so we could well be in for a miserable ride. Alas, see you at the bar…
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Photo: Elrow in Ibiza, Spain It’s raining. It’s pouring. We’re stuck inside, and it’s BORING. Sure, this forecast is the pits, but it’s times like this that I’m reminded of the yins and yangs of life. After all, we wouldn’t know excitement if there was no calm, happiness if there was no sadness and sunshine […]
What do a fire breathing dragon, a pirate ship and Bassnectar all have in common? Aside from being collectively badass, you can also expect to see all three of these things at BangOn!NYC‘s Elements Music & Arts Festival on August 11th! What you won’t find there however is loud corporate presence or uncomfortable crowds. It’s a refreshing break […]
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
There will be lots of pool options in Williamsburg this summer. There’s, of course, McCarren Park Pool which opens June 27. It’s free! The William Vale and the McCarren hotel both have pools too, though both charge admission. Now, we can add The Williamsburg Hotel to the list: The collection of rooftop bars in Williamsburg […]
Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates! Brooklyn Bowl will be showing the game and it will be an all […]
Apologies for the brief break, the World Cup really proved to be far too exciting. Though speaking of breaks, I’m actually in Edinburgh to see my first favourite band this weekend, but for those of you still in our own great city, here are the best options!
This is the first summer in a while that I’ve been in New York for uninterrupted weeks at a time. I have no trips on the calendar for the foreseeable future. While there is a small part of me that is itching for some world exploration (not to mention the urge to GTFO altogether after […]