This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Burned out on this heatwave? Join the fucking party, pal. Trust me when I say it’s cooler down here, six feet under.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s going to be a hot one this weekend. Drink responsibly, use sunscreen and maybe, just maybe, some good shows will be able to make us forget we’re melting, just for a few brief moments. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for you below.

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Ten acts we’ll be checking out at Panorama

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The inaugural Coachella East, better known as Panorama starts tomorrow on Randall’s Island. The folks at Goldenvoice have done an admirable job putting together a solid festival lineup, mostly consisting of big tent indie, electro and hip-hop. Here’s the ten acts we’ll most definitely be checking out this weekend.

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Rangoon NoodleLab brings Myanmar cuisine to the Jefferson stop in Bushwick

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The restaurant is a pop-up, open on Wednesdays, inside the wine bar Bodega Wine Bar with Burmese comfort food:

These noodles can take the form of stir-fries, soups, or cold summer salads, with some dishes toggling between those modalities. Individual recipes vary from week to week, so that one Wednesday if you order beef shan noodle —attributed to a state in eastern Myanmar bordering China— it may be a heap of slippery and pungently oily rice linguine shot with beef nuggets, shredded omelet, crunchy peanuts, and cilantro, tasting powerfully of fish sauce and secondarily of tomato. Another week, the sauce might be thicker and more tomatoey, with a heap of ground beef almost like an Italian ragu. Either way, the noodles are memorably tasty. [Read more...]

BangOn!NYC’s Elements Festival Returns to Brooklyn

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Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Dope beats.

BangOn!NYC’s Elements Music & Art Festival is one that Captain Planet could get down with – not to mention anyone else who enjoys a good party. Last year’s debut was a big moment for BangOn!NYC, a group known for throwing some of the borough’s best alternative parties in uncharted venues from warehouses to supper clubs. The first ever Elements festival proved to be an immersive experience, bringing a Burning Man-esque atmosphere with music and art to the edge of the city. Just check out last year’s recap video, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. [Read more...]

Holy F*ck playing two NYC shows this week

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Canadian quartet Holy Fuck are in town this week for two shows: on Tuesday the 19th they will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), while Bowery Ballroom plays host on Wednesday the 20th (tickets). Apart from a few gigs here and there, including the last time I saw them, a surprise set as Holy Fun at Death By Audio three years ago (featured image), the band took their time with other projects until releasing fourth album, Congrats, in May, their first album in six years.  You can hear a couple of tunes after the jump.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Back at it again after a protracted holiday break. Today marks the beginning of the back half of summer, so let’s enjoy it (and its attendant gore pile of releases, shows, and news) while its still around.

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Is Williamsburg’s Whole Foods a food court or a grocer?

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It’s beginning to sound more like the latter. In a press release issued yesterday, Whole Foods’ reps announced that there will be seven food vendors inside the market plus an Odd Fellows outpost where you can have dessert. The store is slotted to open July 26 on Bedford at at 238 Bedford Ave:

N4: Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, N4 is a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on a traditional Jewish delicatessen. As an exclusive to Whole Foods Market Williamsburg, N4 has collaborated with Red Hook Winery for an exclusive array of wines on draft. Additionally, the venue’s entire craft cocktail list features only New York state local liquors. [Read more...]