In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want start this week by extending immense gratitude to everyone who came out to see Occultation, Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, and Think Tank tear Palisades a new orifice on Friday night. If you couldn’t make it, no worries, there will be more This One Goes To Eleven showcases to come, but in the meantime take this week’s new trash barge full of glorious grime as proof that I love you all just the same.
Williamsburg’s Rye is offering a three course $80 prix fixe, which is on the pricey side. That said, we love Rye and it’s a special occasion so it’s likely worth the splurge.
Peter Luger has a handful of tables left, so call quickly.
If you want something different, Bunna is open in Bushwick serving amazing Ethiopian fare.
Let us know who we missed in comments.
Tomorrow night at Good Room, we’re launching our cocktail menu and celebrating with select complimentary Absolut cocktails and beers from Coney Island Brewery from 10pm-11pm!Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan DJ (Know Wave // Rub-N-Tug)
Justin Van Der Volgen (My Rules // Golf Channel Recordings)
Bad Room featuring music by Sammy Jo$15 at the door // $10 with RSVPhttp://rsvp.goodroombk.com/
I want to begin this week by saying goodbye to Death By Audio, which, after many years serving as Kent Ave’s BEST venue, has now entered its final days of existence. Although a punk haven by trade, DBA hosted its share of metal weirdos in the past, so please, when you’re cracking a PBR at Vitus or The Acheron this week, make sure to pour a little out for the DIY icon. As the condo plague continues to spread north and east over the coming months, you’re going to want all the karma you cant get.
Some of the folks behind now-closed Bushwick venue Emet (and who ran Showpaper for a while) have opened a new place in Greenpoint called Aviv. Located at 496 Morgan Ave, you may have seen a show there on Halloween (it was just called 496 Morgan at the time) with Pop. 1280, Voidvision and Pawns. The all-ages spot has its official Grand Opening on Friday (11/21) with Painted Zeros, Turnip King, Shadow Walker, and Ritual Howls.
There are some mighty fine options for your dancing feet this weekend in Brooklyn. Starting tonight way over yonder in Bushwick at the Body Actualized Center where local festival curators, Sustain-Release are having a reunion party with a handful of techno talent. Then it’s off to the newly opened good room (former club europa) in Greenpoint where Golf Channel Records is hosting a showcase. For those wee hours in the morning, Resolute has flown over Paris’ Bass Culture Records honcho, D’Julz at a secret location. On Saturday, Tim Sweeney hosts the 15th Anniversary Party for Beats In Space at Cameo with Tom Noble and a live performance from Palmbomen. Then cap the whole thing off at Bossa Nova with Justin Miller and Tunnel Signs for Have A Killer Time.
viva la weekend!
5) Sludgefeast feat. Naam, White Hills, Blackest, Blackout, Mountain God, and more at The Paper Box
While festival season wilted with CMJ, The Paper Box brings us one last gasp in Sludgefeast, a thoroughly stacked bill of local metal cretins that kicks off 12 straight hours eardrum destruction on Saturday afternoon. Local psych rockers Naam headline what is to be their final show, with killer support from the likes of Blackest (last seen opening for High on Fire’s Rubber Tracks rager), Chimpgrinder, No Way, and the very awesome dudes in Mountain God. If you’re into all things heavy, this one offers the best bang for your weekend buck.
Saturday, doors at 2pm
Tis the season for giving! Verboten along with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, East River Ferry and other local organizations are hosting The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive from November 14 through December 15, capping off with a party at Verboten on December 11.
As if you needed a reason to donate, Verboten is offering free entry all night to those bearing new, unwrapped toys to the show this Friday, November 14 with Eric Volta, Bedouin, and MC&Hammer [live/DJ]. AND to keep your giving spirits high, through December 15, anyone bringing a toy for the drive will get in cheap at the door.
Closing out the drive on Thursday, December 11, Verboten is throwing a party with an open bar, food and raffles. Proceeds from the tickets and raffle sales are going straight to the cause and buying more toys for local kids in need. Find more information at bigbktoydrive.com.