Yr weekend starts now! (March 25, 2017)


Free Williamsburg contributor (and local Deadhead), Andy P. Smith offers us his picks and recommendations for local, Brooklyn events to check out this weekend. This is Yr Weekend Starts Now!

See ya there!

Mountain God Bake Up a ‘Bread Solstice’ on New Sludge Opus

16122699_278378759247654_1117590467974791168_nIn a Brooklyn music scene crusted shut with black metal char, Mountain God are something of a throwback—a lead-fisted sludge band lumbering along in the hoof prints of Unearthly Trance and Serpentine Path before them. But while the trio’s new record Bread Solstice (Artificial Head Records) certainly warrants such comparisons, it also cuts a new path forward, blending elements of psych, noise, and doom into a rare metal relic: An album as dynamic as it is destructive. 

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Northside Festival announces first wave of 2017 artists and speakers




It’s our favorite time of the year! Northside Festival has just announced its first wave of 2017 artists and speakers— it’s safe to say they have outdone themselves yet again.

Northside Music, which runs from June 8-11, will feature headlining shows from Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Thursday, and Kamasi Washington. [Read more…]

Why this dating app will make you ditch Tinder


Inner Circle

Are you in a dating-app rut? Do you have a nauseating number of Tinder nightmare experiences piling up, but aren’t a celebrity with the red carpet resume to make it into the highly exclusive Raya app?

Enter, The Inner Circle. This Amsterdam-born “selective dating app” promises to “connect ambitious, like-minded people.” Since its launch in 2013, it has been met with a large amount of publicity and success, and with that, a large amount of criticism due to its perceived exclusivity. [Read more…]

Where to avoid St. Patrick’s day in Brooklyn

No thanks

No thanks

Do you want to leave your house tonight but also feel pretty passionate about avoiding a run-in with NYC’s drunkest? Ya know, the green-adorned pub-goers who just can’t seem to leave their college days behind? They’re decorated with cheap plastic shamrock beads and leprechaun hats—perhaps a day as awful as Santacon in terms of public displays of intoxication and douchiness [Read more…]

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2264146891_10Happy St. Paddy’s fellow wanna-be Irishmen and women. Trade the green Bud Light for some Primordial and join us as we go forth into the puked-strewn night. 

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One Bedford opening next week in former home of Nights & Weekends

Nights & Weekends; credit The Infatuation

Nights & Weekends; credit The Infatuation

We told you that Nights & Weekends recently closed. We were, of course, seriously bummed since it was one of the best places in Greenpoint to have a cocktail and snack. Thankfully, the same owner is opening a new cafe in the same location at 1 Bedford Ave:

Alexandra Siwiec is transforming her old flatiron-shaped spot, Nights and Weekends, into a round-the-clock cafe and restaurant.

We’re told One Bedford should soft-open by next weekend, and will feature Colombian coffee from Williamsburg’s Devocion by day and Old World wines, aperitifs, “mid-century classic cocktails,” spiked coffee, and frozen punches by night. [Read more…]

Video, photos, and more details on yesterday’s shooting in Greenpoint


Police Standoff on Greenpoint Ave; credit Johnny Cirillo/Greenpointers

As we mentioned yesterday, there was a shooting on Greenpoint Ave. Police now have the suspect in custody — a 51-year-old, retired cop named Gene Barrett. He’s being charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault, burglary and menacing

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, on Greenpoint Avenue near the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard in the Greenpoint section, police said 51-year-old Gene Barrett shot another man outside on the sidewalk… The victim’s girlfriend has lived in the same apartment building as Barrett for 13 years and has an ongoing dispute with the suspect, police said. The victim has been her boyfriend for about two years and by extension, was becoming involved in the disputes. Barrett retreated into her apartment after the shooting, holing up there for nearly an hour. [Read more…]