Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Happy 4th of July, everyone, a long weekend is just what the doctor ordered. When all around is madness (I’m looking at the idiotic result of the EU referendum back home in the UK. Absolutely horrifyingly stupid), I’d suggest substituting banging your head against a wall for seeing a show or three.

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Bushwick favorite Fritzl’s Lunch Box has closed

We’re going to miss their burger! They closed quietly on Sunday:

The chef writes to Eater in an email that he’s still negotiating the sale of the space and that he’s not sure what he will do next besides “spending as much time as possible with my family.” He’s married to Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-owner Carolyn Bane and frequently posts pictures of his son on Fritzl’s Instagram. Running Fritzl’s meant working more than 70 hours a week for several years, a situation that has forced him to “reevaluate the restaurant life,” he writes: [Read more...]

The Williamsburg Whole Foods is officially opening in July

Photo via Brooklyn Eagle

Photo via Brooklyn Eagle

After years of construction and speculation the Whole Foods on North 4th and Bedford finally has [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

ForteresseApologies once again for the inconsistency of this section over the past few weeks. Life has been almost exclusively throwing sliders in the dirt of late, which—when combined with non-metal endeavors like Northside Festival—have conspired to keep your weekly updates semi-weekly. Here’s hoping we can get back in our d-beat groove…

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Since the last “Top 5 shows of the weekend”, we’ve crossed the first official day of summer, I’ve somehow managed to survive another full orbit of the sun, and best of all, finally made it out to Hometown BBQ. It hasn’t all been good though, just to add to the rotten run of form 2016 has been on, The Acheron is also closing down soon. Finally, by the time this goes out, you’ll only have a couple more days to make a final purchase at Other Music before it closes on the 25th, so do make some time for that in between catching some great shows.

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Jennifer Aniston visits Bushwick and Mick Jagger spotted in Greenpoint

Joining a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton, Jennifer Anniston had a meal at Roberta’s last night:

A-lister Jennifer Aniston, the ultimate Friends star, the stripper/mother from Meet The Millers and an unforgettable sex-hungry boss from Horrible Bosses, made an appearance in Bushwick/East Williamsburg yesterday at around 8 p.m. She was headed for Roberta’s, tells us Jesse Hover, who posted a video of the star on Twitter. [Read more...]

Queens is hosting their own GovBall in October with an amazing line-up

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In case you’re still bummed that the Kanye West show got cancelled a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to see him again, along with Grimes, Savages and more.

The Queens GovBall, officialy knowa as ‘The Meadows,’ takes place October 1 & 2 at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Pre-sale starts at 11am EST tomorrow and general on-sale starts at 11am EST on Thursday, June 23rd

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Brooklyn Mirage shut down again, this time for safety violations

Mirage; credit:  Scott Lynch/Gothamist

Mirage; credit: Scott Lynch/Gothamist

From DNA:

A slew of safety violations prompted city building inspectors to shut down a 6,000-person party venue for the second time in three weeks, according to an email sent from the Department of Buildings to the local community board. [Read more...]