MADRE opened last week at the Franklin Guesthouse hotel in Greenpoint. It’s replaces BarGlory — a small plates joint we loved, operated by by an outside team — with an internally run operation: The cozy new-American restaurant, located at 214 Franklin St., will feature a wide ranging seasonal menu that may change from week to week, […]
Off the next two weeks to track vox for something new (metal!) and wedding duty (not metal!), so sip this one slow. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Portent (Gilead Media), the cauterizing new full-length from middle west black metal collective False. Comprised of four hypercoaster epics, Portent is Six Flags for […]
In what is assuredly not controversial at all (um, okay) C.K. made a surprise appearance at the Skankfest Comedy Mayhem Festival last night. TMZ reports that he got a standing ovation from the crowd, despite his recent controversies and terrible behavior. The comedian hit up Skankfest NYC Saturday night in Brooklyn … where the crowd […]
Summer is here and the rot has officially set in. So what better way to kick back and relax than with a blast hot, stale crypt air to the face. Ahh, what a beautiful world we live in.
Lots of must-hears this week, so let’s get to the business of hearing them. Onward, downward, whatever. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is Baroness, one of the few late-2000s sludge acts, along with Mastodon, still carrying the torch aloft. But a long time (and a lot of miles) have passed since the […]
We mentioned back in the fall that Greenpoint Beer and Ale and Northern Territory were set to be demolished for generic office space. Since then, Greenpoint Beer and Ale has shuttered but will happily be reopening this spring at 1150 Manhattan Avenue. No date has been announced, but their colorful beer tower has arrived. Northern […]
A big week for big sounds and bigger narratives. Let’s fire up the feels machine and get to it. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is the first new music from Boston post-sludge legends Cave In, Final Transmission (Hyrdra Head), in over eight years. While cause for celebration, the circumstances surrounding the release […]
It’s that time of year again. The tradition that started in 2011 returns this Friday as over 300 artists show their work across the neighborhood. From June 8 – 9, dozens of studios and creative spaces throughout Greenpoint will open their doors, allowing visitors to peruse the work of local artists free of charge. The […]
Again, apologies for the intermittent nature of this section for the next month or two. I’m here this week and so are a few new records, however, so let’s not waste any more time on pleasantries (or lack thereof.) WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Old Star (Peaceville Records), the new LP from […]
The iconic English band headlined Saint Vitus last week with The Pink Slips. If you missed it, you’re in luck because we have the full set captured for posterity below.