This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

1000x1000The 2016 edition of MDF kicked off yesterday, which means 50% of the NYC metal scene has packed up and moved south for the weekend. Thankfully there’s still enough radioactive spillover to go around, however, so sit down, shut up (yes, that means me too), and dig in.

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Wythe Hotel’s Reynard restaurant has eliminated tipping

reynardAfter removing tipping from his Fort Greene restaurant Roman’s, Andrew Tarlow has put the practice in place for Wythe Hotel’s Reynard as well as the rooftop bar [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

weekend-nachos-apologyI want to start this week by saing thanks to everyone—especially Slaves BC, Blackest, Thera Roya, and Pants Exploder—who came out to This One Goes To Eleven’s showcase at The Acheron on Friday night. Hopefully I’ll doing more of that moving forward, so stay tuned and remember to support your local bands. Now, on to what you came for…

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Brand New makes fans’ dreams come true with “I Am A Nightmare”

I Am A Nightmare

Over a year ago, fans of notoriously reclusive, reticent Long Island natives Brand New were treated to the band’s first new music in six years—a track called “Mene,” which was punishing and laden with biblical themes and lyricism.

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RIP Bell Witch’s Adrian Guerra

189870_136266556442029_136264673108884_223345_1362768_nGutting news out of the metal world today, where Adrian Guerra—one half of funeral doom monolith Bell Witch—has officially passed away. Bell Witch played Vitus back in February and, while no one could have predicted it at the time, that show (though featuring Jesse Shreibman behind the kit) will now serve as a somber NYC farewell.

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Our Top Picks for Governors Ball After Dark


So you’ve already secured your three-day passes and finalized transportation plans for Governors Ball, right? Awesome. Now it’s time to add more fun to summer festival pile. If you were paying attention, you probably noticed that a whole slew of pre and after parties announced in conjunction with this year’s festival, which is set to return to Randall’s Island June 3-5. We’ll tell you now, you’ve got plenty of reasons to keep the turn up real.

English rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen will be kicking off this year’s “After Dark” series with a very intimate show at Webster Hall’s studios. A number of other Governors Ball artists will be playing late night shows across the city for the rest of the weekend, until Galantis finally closes it out on Sunday night in Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom with their sparkly, electronic ballads and feel good anthems. Williamsburg-based venues like Output, Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl will also hosting a range of artists from house DJ Duke Dumont to bass virtuoso Thundercat, among others.

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Missing Columbia student found in Williamsburg “getting away from it all”

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Restaurant openings: Cherry Point, Emmy Squared, Don Muang Airport and more


Cherry Point in Greenpoint

We already told you about Rider (Williamsburg), Barano (Williamsburg), The Rosemont (Bushwick), Hail Mary (Greenpoint), and The Dromedary (Bushwick). Here are a few other new places to try.

Cherry Point just opened in Greenpoint:

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