This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1304811290_10After a week off, we are suddenly waist deep in fall releases and an assortment of other sonic terrors that seemed almost inconceivable last time I checked in. Thus, before we get too far behind—and because I’m on new kitten duty (metal, I know)—let’s get at it before it gets away.

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Bill Murray will be bartending this weekend at the restaurant formerly known as River Styx


The popular Greenpoint restaurant closed a few weeks ago and is now reopening as a more upscale Greenpoint 21. Murray’s son Homer is a partial owner:

Syd Silver and Homer Murray are transforming the Brooklyn space that housed their restaurant River Styx into 21 Greenpoint, a more upscale dining spot. “We wanted to change it up,” explains Murray. “We made it prettier, renovated the dining room, added a new bar, and updated the kitchen.” The food, he says, will be seasonal and exclusively from local farms. “We try to use seconds like tomatoes or carrots that farmers can’t sell because they don’t look as good but they still taste great and are high quality. Then we make them look pretty.” [Read more…]

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is this Sunday, September 18


This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]

This Saturday: Rock the Pulaski benefit with bands, beer, BBQ, and a bonfire


The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski; credit: Ellen Lindner

It’s all part of a benefit to support the North Brooklyn Boat Club:

The 5th Annual Rock the Pulaski is here! We’ve decided to end summer again with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint. Awesome performances by: [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a4090602649_10As you’ll no doubt notice from the notable LPs—or lack thereof—below, the fall release season has yet to kick into full, fire-breathing gear. Use the extra listening time this week to get caught up on what you missed so far this year, because no matter how kvlt you are, I guarantee you haven’t heard it all.

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Full line-up to Brooklyn Night Bazaar announced, first shows this weekend

Pissed Jeans Band Photo

Pissed Jeans 

It all kicks off THIS WEEKEND in Greenpoint with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on Friday and Pissed Jeans on Saturday. Full line-up below.

9/09 Gothamist Presents: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ The Skells, Babetown
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Aviv is closing in October


Because we’re not allowed to have nice things anymore in Brooklyn. Ugh. At least Acheron is back and Elsewhere is coming soon. From Aviv’s Facebook page:

Hey all, we’re sad to announce that Aviv in it’s current location will be closing when our lease is up at the end of October. We have a ton of amazing farewell shows that will be announced over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. This is not the last you’ll hear from us. We’re working hard to reopen somewhere else, we’re in too deep to ever stop. Thank you for all your love and music. It’s been a crazy two years.

The most anticipated fall 2016 restaurant openings in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg

Icharon - Coming to Bushwick this fall

Icharon – Coming to Bushwick this fall

We saw a lot of openings this summer, including Sauvage, Amami Bar and Restaurant, and the criminally overpriced Aska. Here’s what to look forward to this fall. From Brooklyn Magazine:

Leuca and Westlight
Andrew Carmellini and his NoHo Hospitality crew (The Dutch, Lafayette, Locanda Verde) have finally set their sights on Brooklyn, taking over food and beverage operations for Williamsburg’s sky-high William Vale Hotel. In addition to operating Leuca on the ground floor (a wood-fired, coastal Italian restaurant), the team will oversee the 22-story high Westlight bar, boasting small plates, craft cocktails and 360-degree views of the city.
111 N 12th St., Williamsburg [Read more…]