Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Dilly ding, dilly dong. We can cut the smalltalk, you really have some great options this weekend and the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, Beverly, Waxahatchee and a Woods/Ultimate Painting double-header didn’t even make the cut. If you aren’t getting out to see a show, I’m not sure I can ever be any help.

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Dromedary Bar: a new Tiki bar just opened in Bushwick

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary in Bushwick (credit: Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Dromedary is having a party to celebrate opening this Friday. From Gothamist:

Lombardozzi’s a 20-year industry vet who did a decade at One If By Land, Two If By Sea before a one-night training stint at Maison Premiere inspired him to open his own place. [Read more...]

Hail Mary, a 1920s-style diner coming to former Coco 66 space in Greenpoint

Hopefully Hail Mary will stick around longer than the previous tenants. DNA reports that Hail Mary is set to open later this month:

Hail Mary, a brand new, yet decidedly retro eatery inspired by diners and soda fountains of decades past, is slated to open at 68 Greenpoint Ave. by the end of the month, its owners confirmed in a phone conversation Monday. [Read more...]

Bushwick’s BK Jani has “one of New York’s best” halal burgers says Times

BK Jani - Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

BK Jani – Credit: Yana Paskova/ The New York Times

And we agree. If you haven’t visited the small spot in Bushwick, which opened in October, definitely give it a shot:

BK Jani is at once a nostalgic homage to the street food of his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, and an answer to the problem of where to find a good halal burger in New York. His is better than good, possibly one of New York’s best, halal or no… [Read more...]

Colin Marston and Kevin Hufnagel on crafting the year’s most literate death metal album

Gorguts-2Gorguts have been at this death metal thing for a while now. They may not be as namechecked as some of their mega-reunion-tour peers, but over the course of the band’s 25-year existence—encompassing five albums, two tragedies, and one protracted hiatus—they have remained steadfast at the genre vanguard. Under the careful watch of mastermind Luc Lemay, Gorguts laid the blueprint for today’s crop of parameter-agnostic death metal acts (Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Wormed, et al.), became underground legends in their own right, and, in 2005, quietly receded into some sort of sunset.

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The Rosemont jazz club is now open in Bushwick

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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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Duke Riley’s latest, crazy art project involves thousands of pigeons and debuts next month

Duke's pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

Duke’s pigeons. (Credit Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

The art project is from May 7 – June 12 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tickets are sold out but you can get on the waiting list here.

Friday through Sunday evenings at dusk, a massive flock of pigeons [Read more...]