This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

cover_Inquisition_BloodshedAcrossBelieve or not, the final release week of August—and ostensibly, the summer—is upon us, so let’s send it out with bang shall we?

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Taculito pop-up serving tacos at Brooklyn Safehouse

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We already loved Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Safehouse, but now they’ve gotten even better. That’s because this under-the-radar bar now has TACOS on Fridays from 7pm-1am:

The tortillas are handmade on site (and it’s actually pretty cool to watch them smash them by hand), which gives each one a unique texture. All their ingredients are sourced with care, to be as close to a legit Mexico City taco as possible. The pair were inspired by the colorful and tiny taco stands that are ubiquitous there… [Read more...]

One of Greenpoint’s most iconic dive bars is closing

(credit Joe Kowalski)

(credit Joe Kowalski)

If you haven’t been to the Palace Cafe, which is on the edge of McGolrick Park, swing by before they close on September 3. This 83-year-old gem is truly a slice of history. We’re going to be very sad to see them shutter, but thankfully we’ll still have jello shots at Capri Social Club to ease the pain — at least for now. From Gothamist:

The bar began life in 1933 and has been owned by the same family since then. It’s more of a dive in spirit than in cracked linoleum and stale beer odors, timeworn though many of the features may be. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

STARSPAWN-CD1Remember all those mean things I said about August last week–how the pickings were slim, there weren’t many shows, and so on? Well I take it all back. This week makes up for it and then some, so let’s thank the almighty law of averages and get on with it.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

deadringers_3000-1024x1024Welcome to our first transmission from planet August, where the shows are drying up, the records are coming in drips, and we are still here, on hands and knees, lapping at the interstellar riverbed.

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Greenpoint’s River Styx is closing on Sunday

River Styx Nachos; via Village Voice

River Styx Nachos; via Village Voice

We’re going to miss their nachos — which were some of the best in the city. Maybe there will be a Bill Murray spotting at the closing party – which happens on Sunday. His son is a partial owner, after all. From their website:

We regret to inform our beloved guests that after 3 years River Styx will be closing its doors. [Read more...]

Brooklyn Night Bazaar line-up announced

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We told you about the Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s new location on Greenpoint Ave at the Polonaise Terrace. Now the initial line-up has been announced. There are lots of TBDs, but highlights include Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pissed Jeans and Ted Leo. Full list below:

9/9 Gothamist presents: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [Read more...]

Amami Bar and Restaurant now open in Greenpoint

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They quietly opened earlier this month on Nassau ave. Gothamist was wowed by the size of their menu:

The owner of Ako Sushi in Williamsburg is the latest restaurateur to open a new dining option on Nassau Avenue adjacent to McCarren Park. Chef Nick Wang opened Amami Bar and Restaurant this week, expanding on his popular Bedford Avenue restaurant with this spot, offering more of a pan-Japanese menu of sushi, yakitori, ramen and other snacks. [Read more...]