Damn, it’s hard to believe it’s the second to last release week in October, but here we are. Dig in, never let go, and, um, keep holding on to black metal?
I’m still playing metal catch-up after mostly unplugging last weekend. Take one day off this time of year, however, and you miss five AOTY contenders, so let’s get started.
I was a big fan of Molly Burch‘s 2017 debut album, Please Be Mine, calling it an effortlessly smooth collection of ten tracks. Her follow-up, First Flower, is out this Friday (the 5th) again via Captured Tracks. The record is as impeccable and immaculate as her debut, but there is so much more confidence in the material that really […]
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns this year from October 11th – 18th with screenings at Nitehawk Cinema, Syndicated, LIU Kumble Theatre, Videology, and the Wythe Hotel Cinema. This year they’re once again presenting a slew of locally-made shorts, this time called Home Invasion. The following films are all from Williamsburg residents. THE INVADERS – […]
A group of residents from Soho, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side have been particularly vocal about the MTA and DOT’s plans to add bike lanes and buses in their neighborhoods during the L Train shutdown. Their concerns are that the bikes, buses, construction, and street closures will have a negative impact on their property values neighborhoods. They […]
Kiwi quartet The Beths have released the catchiest and most hook-laden record I’ve heard this year with Future Me Hates Me via Carpark Records. Each band member studied jazz at university, though the record is about as unabashedly power-pop as it gets, it has certainly given them all the chops they could possibly need by the sounds of […]
In the immortal words of Crocodile Dundee: That’s not a release week, this is a release week.
It all began in the summer, when the MTA announced that there would be fifteen weekend shutdowns of the L Train between August and next April. Fifteen! Thanks MTA! With October approaching, the interruptions are almost upon us. There will be no service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 4 weekends in October, 2 in November, 4 in February, […]
The assault happened late on Saturday, around the corner from The Metropolitan, sending two young men to the hospital. More from Gothamist: The incident took place at 12:55 a.m., Sunday, September 23rd. According to the NYPD, the suspect approached the two men in front of 540 Metropolitan Avenue and “made anti-sexual orientation statements and assaulted […]
Rents are finally getting a tad cheaper in Williamsburg. With the L shutdown beginning in April of 2019, renters are paying (on average) $250 less than they did in 2016. Streeteasy has more: rents in the North Brooklyn submarket have declined to 2015 levels, and there are new signals that the market in Williamsburg in […]