All killer, no filler this week (which is a nice way of saying I’m too fucking tired to write the 100 somethingth intro for this thing).
There was no one there to defend the bridge with wolves and swords, but at least phase one of the Kosciuszko Bridge’s disassembly was a bit less dramatic than expected. It’s central section was transported to New Jersey (oh the shame) yesterday by tugboats to be recycled. Implosions are planned for the remaining sections later […]
With the dog days approaching at a full sprint, releases have slowed up a bit. As always in metal, however, just because you haven’t heard of a band (or can’t pronounce their name) doesn’t mean they’re not killing it, so make sure to dig a little as August sets in. Who knows what unholy monster […]
The Burger Guru, a staple for cheap burgers on 98 Berry Street in Williamsburg, quietly closed earlier this year. In its place is a new Greek tapas restaurant called Ela Taverna. The owners updated the decor a tad, but have kept the space fairly minimal. The menu features Greek staples like Moussaka, Spanakopita and Grilled Octopus. […]
Damn landlords—they’re at it again. Independently owned theater and bar Videology filed a lawsuit this week against their landlord
We mentioned that Fornino was opening a new restaurant on 291 Kent Avenue. They’ve been open for a few weeks now in the former home of Cow & Clover and their original restaurant on Bedford Avenue has closed. The new space is enormous and has a slightly larger menu. Also in Williamsburg, Belly opens today […]
Welcome to your weekly reminder that the Brooklyn underground isn’t dead yet. Long live crust. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week the appropriately titled Nightmare Future (Relapse), the debut LP from grindcore supergroup Expulsion. Featuring former members of Repulsion, Exhumed, and more, this one sounds like Lightning Bolt if Lightning Bolt were reared on […]
The victim is named Molly and the attack occurred on Saturday at Williamsburg’s Alligator Lounge. She was attending a birthday party when she was approached by a stranger. Gothamist has more: Before she could get her first drink, she says a strange man “made a beeline for my friend” and tried to kiss her on […]
If you haven’t been following the controversy, the Girls star has been taking a lot of heat for giving her dog Lamby to a shelter following “four years of challenging behavior and aggression.” She adopted the pooch from Williamsburg’s own BARC shelter and claims the dog was abused as a pup and unmanageable: A […]
While the “instrumetal” fraternity has long prided itself on sky-scraping, widow-making theatrics—think Pelican, Russian Circles, Isis, et. al—Brooklyn power trio, Motor Teresa, have something altogether different in mind: Fun (if you can stomach it).