It’s another slowish release week, but I’m getting hell out of dodge next weekend and don’t want to leave you hanging for two weeks. Onward into the flames… WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Sounds From the Vortex (Nuclear Blast), the debut full-length from ‘90s melodic death revivalists, The Spirit. Seeing wider re-release […]
The dog days are here and the release slate proves it, so let’s keep this brief so we can all get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer.
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Remember Sandy? Developers don’t. According to Localize.city, twelve percent of New York apartments that are under contruction or have recently completed contruction are in flood zones. The worst culprits are the new buildings in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City: More than 3,500 new apartments have been built in flood-prone parts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint […]
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
There will be lots of pool options in Williamsburg this summer. There’s, of course, McCarren Park Pool which opens June 27. It’s free! The William Vale and the McCarren hotel both have pools too, though both charge admission. Now, we can add The Williamsburg Hotel to the list: The collection of rooftop bars in Williamsburg […]
Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates! Brooklyn Bowl will be showing the game and it will be an all […]
Opening night was on Thursday butthere are several opportuniuites to see the famous “lifts” before the ceremony closes on July 15th. OPENING NIGHT| July 5th 7pm Mass Questua | July 7th 11am GIGLIO SUNDAY | July 8th 12pm Mass 1:30 1st lift Children’s Giglio Lift | July 10th 6pm Giglio Night Lift | July 11th 7pm […]
Grimm Artisinal Ales have opened their first brick-and-morter location in East Williamsburg. The uber-popular beermakers have been teasing an opening for years and it finally happened last weekend. Up front, there are wood-top tables, tropical plants, and a stylish, 20-tap bar serving blended sours, saisons, IPAs, and pale ales (plus wine, cider, and locally made […]
As we stumble, bleeding out and going septic, into our annual celebration of America, let This One Goes to Eleven provide the soundtrack to our geo-political angst. Hot dogs sold separately.