Prepping for a show this week, so a little strapped for time/energy/sanity. Apologies in advance. Now let’s talk new music.
You’ll see some familiar bands, faces and places discussed including Shea Stadium, Todd P, City Councilman Rafael Espinal, Beach Fossils, Frankie Cosmos, Silent Barn. In other words, “DIY in NYC” is essential viewing: From Rolling Stone: The short film travels through venues that have recently shuttered, ones struggling to stay on their feet, and ones […]
Well here’s a novel idea. New Yorker Parker Shinn has started a Kickstarter to fund a pontoon bridge across the east river during the L Train shutdown. He estimates that costs could be completely covered by a $1 toll and notes that people (and military) have been using pontoons for over a 1000 years. Shinn […]
I guess we should be happy they’re not tearing down this iconic, 110-year-old building. Small victories. Nevertheless, YIMBY reports that the Landmark Preservation Commission has approved plans to “fuse” a 248-foot tall tower, designed by Fogarty Finger, to the rear end of the historic bank: On Tuesday, the Landmark Preservation Commission accepted the proposed design, […]
And boy is that a mouthful. According to Bushwick Daily, the owners of Hard Times Christmas Liquors At The Sunset Bar are trying to make the menu and vibe more accessible (translation, more affordable) since they’d seen a dip in traffic in the evenings. They scrapped most of the old menu and are now serving […]
We’re now two months into 2018, and, from a metal perspective at least, it’s been a good one, with almost as many records in the past eight weeks connecting with me as there did all of last year. Thankfully that theme continues today, thanks in large part to…
If you can remember way back to December of 2016 — God, how time crawls during the Trump era of horrors — Roberta’s began receiving death threats related to Pizzagate. Of course it was all utter nonsense created by a bunch of dim-witted, right-wing trolls. But to commemorate the insanity, they’ve teamed up with LIC Beer […]
WNYC and two anonymous donors (hopefully not right-wing trolls this time) are making it happen. Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age. Now, a consortium of public […]
TRENDING hardcore, CRAZY shows, and…figure skating? Yep, it’s another weird week here in Brooklyn Metaland. Let’s get to it.
Nothing pithy or illuminating to say this week, just more metal. Not that anyone’s complaining… WHAT TO HEAR: At the vanguard of this week’s releases are Harakiri For The Sky and their sweeping fourth full-length, Arson (Art of Propaganda). Widely regarded as one of the most redeemable post-black-metal acts in the infinite yawning maw of […]