This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

tribulation Come for the metal. Stay for the metal. By now you know the drill, so let’s just get to it.

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Numero Group pop-up shop in Greenpoint this weekend


If you don’t own a record released by the Numero Group then you have a great chance to rectify that this weekend as the Chicago-based re-issue label will be in town.

The shop will be at Human NYC on 110 Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint from midday on Friday the 24th until 8pm on Sunday the 26th of April (MAP). Details can be found on this Facebook event page (edit – new link as per comment below).

Everything the label release is done at huge effort and love, digging into the most obscure material that was either long lost, forgotten, or just didn’t get a fair crack of the whip at the time. The label excels at unearthing soul and funk gems, but lately has done an amazing job with slowcore and proto-grunge, with the likes of Codeine, Bedhead and Unwound getting lavish boxset treatments. It’s hard to go wrong with anything you could buy, but some of my personal recommendations are below the jump.

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Get pretty at Primped

bust primped

Our friends at BUST are hosting an indie beauty and fashion fair Primped all day Sunday at the Brooklyn Bazaar. The $5 entry lets you treat yo’ self to salon treatments, workshops, nail art, hair braids and photo booth selfies. The first 300 guests get goodie bags filled with beauty swag. [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

mercury girls

Don’t forget that L train has forsaken us this weekend (and for the next 5 weekends afterwards). Fret not, for once that crushing realisation subsides you can perk up in the knowledge that any efforts to battle this inconvenience will be rewarded with some fine entertainment.

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No L service for five fucking weekends


We’re not quite sure how the MTA justifies the fare hikes, given the shitty service and closures, but that’s what happens when an agency is run without any oversight:

After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way. The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won’t be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

AllFoursCover_750This week welcomes the first extreme festival of the season in New York’s Alright, a brass-knuckled blast of Record Store Day releases, and more batshit headlines than the front page of the Daily News, so strap on the gloves, grab your mouth guard, and, as always, get ready to rumble.

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Tonight: Pitchfork Review release party with Fred Schneider of the B-52s


It’s all going down at our favorite north Brooklyn bookstore The Word. It’s free, but you can RSVP on their Facebook page:

On April 8 at 7 p.m., we’ll host a release party for the new issue at WORD Books, located at 126 Franklin St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

MinskEight months ago, when I first started filling this space with the rantings and ravings of both myself and the metal underground at large, I strongly considered calling it “Tuesdays Have No Feel”, in tribute to one Seinfeld’s finest nothing-isms ever. Revisiting that today, however, l now see that would have been a misnomer of the highest order. We feel plenty of things here—elation and despair, concussion-like symptoms, and the overwhelming desire to melt faces and slam beers–and hopefully even the nihilists among us either dig that or (by definition) don’t care. If not, fuck it and welcome to another season of This One Goes To Eleven anyway.

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