Molly Burch releases Please Be Mine video, plays The Bell House in April


Molly Burch just released her wonderful debut album, Please Be Mine, last month on Captured Tracks (which you can buy here), and it’s my favourite album of the year so far. An effortlessly smooth collection of ten tracks, Burch’s vocals are immaculate, leaving you hanging on each note. You can watch the newly released video for the title-track below the jump.

Molly is touring non-stop for the next few months, which includes dates across the US, UK and mainland Europe. The tour sees her make a stop at The Bell House on April 12th (my favourite venue in New York) supporting Sallie Ford. Tickets are on sale now and you can get those here.

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Vinnie’s Pizzeria shares hilarious order note from stoned customer

pineapple2Williamsburg staple Vinnie’s Pizzeria shared a great order note from a customer who was having a weed related emergency. As you can see in the below Instagram the stoned customer added [Read more…]

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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Top 5 shows of the weekend


Let’s start with some good news, Shea Stadium reached their kickstarter goal in just a few hours yesterday. Why stop there though, you can continue to donate here. The last few years have been more than hard for DIY venues but the rally of support yesterday was really quite something, and long may it continue. Anyway, obviously you won’t be catching any shows there this weekend, but you do have some rather fine alternatives.

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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…]

Can you hear me now? Famous former Verizon spokesman asking $1.65 million for Williamsburg apartment

sprintPaul Marcarelli, the actor everyone knows as the “Can you hear me now?” guy has listed his North 5th street apartment for $1.65 million. From [Read more…]

Hannibal Buress on his favorite spots in Williamsburg

credit: Vice/Elizabeth Renstrom

credit: Vice/Elizabeth Renstrom

The Village Voice just published a local’s guide to New York neighborhoods, appointing Hannibal Buress of Broad City fame as Williamsburg’s local expert. Buress, who lives in Williamsburg, loves the chicken sandwich at The Commodore, the bibimbap at Dokebi, and watching NBA playoff games at Mulholland’s. Sadly, the Voice didn’t include Bushwick or Greenpoint so we don’t know where Zosia Mamet (Bushwick resident) likes to hang:

Commodore (366 Metropolitan Avenue) is a good start, because I go there after Knitting Factory shows. Their chicken sandwich is good. They have some good DJs sometimes. Bartenders are cool. It’s a good spot. [Read more…]