New year, new you, new resolutions—like seeing more shows or broadening your musical horizons or just getting to Vitus once more time before, well, you know things go for independent venues in North Brooklyn these days. Are we on the right track? If so, FREEWilliamsburg and This One Goes to Eleven are psyched to announce […]
I don’t want to get into a whole thing on year-end list culture. About how it’s either a group-think circle jerk or a navel-gazing troll job. About how it’s become more about personal taste than critical analysis. About how there’s too much to listen to and too many people just looking to validate their own […]
OK, in all likelihood this will be the last one of these this year. There will be a TOGTE year-end list of some form—and also FREEWilliamsburg’s top albums which I’ll contribute blurbs to—but this is probably it for semi-poetic waxing on new releases and weekly ticket link dumping until the first week of January or […]
Last one of these suckers before Thanksgiving, so drink it in like cheap Chardonnay and bring some new tunes home to mom. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Let Pain Be Your Guide (Gilead Media), the debut “full-length” from emotive Texas hardcore outfit Portrayal of Guilt. Weaponizing frustration and disillusionment, Let Pain […]
We may be speeding headlong into the groupthink purgatory that is list season, but don’t worry, because there’s still plenty of fresh produce to go around…for now.
It’s Halloween weekend, and that means there’s more metal records and shows than you can shake a King-Size Kit Kat at. I mostly find myself wishing metal would be more off-brand than on it these days, but today I’m willing to make an exception.
Damn, it’s hard to believe it’s the second to last release week in October, but here we are. Dig in, never let go, and, um, keep holding on to black metal?
The wonderful Nitehawk Cinema‘s 6th annual shorts festival will take place November 7-12th. From their press release: The NSF continues its mission to represent diverse backgrounds, voices, and perspectives with our selection of exceptional short-form films. The official slate includes 60 films by films by 70 filmmakers and, committed to equal representation, the Nitehawk Shorts […]
The Museum of Pizza begins its two week run at The William Vale in Williamsburg tomorrow. From AMNY: The Museum of Pizza will feature more than a dozen exhibitions inspired by the iconic New York City food at the Williamsburg hotel The William Vale. The works range from a “cheese cave” inspired by Lebanon’s Jeita […]
I’m still playing metal catch-up after mostly unplugging last weekend. Take one day off this time of year, however, and you miss five AOTY contenders, so let’s get started.