This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a3086885428_10-e1454183992677With Punxsutawney Phil’s surely scientific prediction that this winter will be a short one looming, let’s get at this before the insidious bastions of Sol are loosed once again on this frozen slab of dirt we call hearth, home, and happiness.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

0006202671_10Between 30 inches of snow and the pitiless winter illness that blew in on it, I’m running on veritable empty this week, so please forgive me if we just skip the usual pleasantries and get at it. The completion of this damn thing may well depend on it.

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Verb Cafe reopens in Greenpoint

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The Verb Cafe in Greenpoint (Photo: Nicole Disser/Bedford & Bowery)

We mourned the loss when the original Verb closed to become an artisinal soap store. Ugh. Now, they’ve reopened in Greenpoint:

Old-timers rejoice, because Verb Cafe is back and maybe even better than it was when it closed. Cisco Rodriguez, who had worked at Verb for 14 years, now runs and owns Verb 2.0 which quietly opened on Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint just after Thanksgiving… [Read more...]

Urban Wellness Retreat at The Wythe

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This weekend The Aerie Collective premiers in New York City with the first of two events at The Wythe hotel. “We want to treat our guests to an experience,” says The Aerie Collective co-founder Laura Sniderman. “One which leaves them convinced that their everyday can be beautiful, inspired and healthy.”

Together with co-founders and twin sisters Elle and Claire Bourgeois, Sniderman aims to reverse the concept of a retreat. “The need is closer to home,” she says. “People often feel as if they must step outside of their lives to feel empowered, connected and alive. But why? This question acted as the spark that ignited our initial Urban Retreat.”

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Greenpoint resident places ‘Alt-Lifestyle’ igloo on AirBnB

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And not surprisingly AirBnB quickly shut it down for not meeting occupancy standards.

For a mere $200 this igloo could have been yours for a night, if only Airbnb hadn’t spoiled your fun.

An igloo built in an India Street backyard went up for rent on Airbnb Sunday, following the historic Blizzard Jonas that dumped about 26 inches of snow on the city. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

abbathalbumThe first truly seismic release week is officially here and, with it, a brass-knuckled fistful of new records from some of the genre’s tenure-track heavy hitters. Hope you’ve been saving those holiday pennies, everyone. You’re gonna need them.

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Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Jan 15-16

Pressing on into these fresh new weekends of 2016, North Brooklyn stays strong with a plethora of parties to be had. Kicking off tonight, Good Room in Greenpoint goes full on with balearic beats provided by UK duo Psychemagik and a live techno set from acclaimed pianist Franseco Tristano. Down the street at Output, Detroit/FXHE’s FIT Siegel sets up shop with raw and inviting tracks played alongside locals Ital and Turtle Bugg. On Saturday, Black Flamingo gets it going on the south side with smooth disco jams courtesy of Recloose and Private Panther (and it’s free!). Later, head deeper east into Bushwick where NYC’s Willie Graff drops classic house in the warm and intimate Starvue space. Finally, cap off the entire night at Trans Pecos where Patricia, Mcferrdog, Bookworms, and more play a Words + Dreams 2 year anniversary party.

Have a great weekend!

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

0006214634_10I’m gonna level with you guys: It’s been a shitty couple of weeks in the music world. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want to live in a world without Lemmy, without Bowie, without rockstars—a world where the arbiters of “cool” are PR-approved cardboard cutouts and the escapes on offer to high school kids in desperate need of meaning aren’t off-planet, but simply downtown. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to be done about the ravages of time (and too much coke), so for now let’s turn our attention to what you all came here to do—listen to new metal—and hope beyond the black stain of space that something can grow in these ashes.

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