How to Get Great Furniture on a Budget (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

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Living and working in New York gets expensive fast, and unless you were born with a major trust fund, you know you need to live on a budget. Most of the time, that’s no big deal. Right up until you move, that is.

Then all bets are off as you scrape together first and last month’s rent, a security deposit and cash for a moving van to haul all your stuff to your new pad. Good luck having anything left over to make your new place nice and comfortable — that new couch will have to wait another year. Or will it?  [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2937445179_10Since we were tackling other topics last week, I’d like to take this moment to wish Saint Vitus a belated, but very happy, 5th birthday. I was up there on Friday and to hear Pallbearer—a band born and bred a thousand miles away, both geographically and culturally—talk about Vitus as a sort of adopted home, only reinforced what should probably be obvious by now: Each time we go to Vitus, we are participating in a piece of metal history. It might not be the The Mermaid or The Rainbow quite yet, but let’s give it another 5 and see what happens.

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Kvelertak make metal fun again at Irving Plaza

kvelertaknattesferdPlenty has been written about metal’s Machiavellian renaissance over the past 5 years, and with good reason: It is perhaps the least likely, most prolific, and best sustained musical movement since grunge (which, paradoxically enough, authored metal’s first extinction in the early 90s). As this coalition of disparate sub-genres has congealed and grown, however, a pattern—at least in listener-facing media—has emerged.

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Get the Furniture You Wish You Had with Furnishare

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Geryon-Woundhr-1024x1024After a Maiden-mandated detour last week, we are back to regularly programming, and just in time too, with one of the biggest and best release slates of the year suddenly upon us like a Half-Life head crab. Join me, if you dare.

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Hawks’ Nite Out: Wicker Men

Nitehawk is venturing out on May Day for a collaboration with Villain. The two will host an installation featuring The Wicker Men, playing simultaneously The Wicker Man original 1973 version of the film as well as the Nicholas Cage remake. Musical accompaniment by DJ Devon E. Levins of Morricone Youth and WFMU’s Morricone Island. Tickets include one specialty beer and salted honey cocktail brought to you by Braven Brewery, New York Distilling Company and Bushwick Kitchen.

Come of your own free will to the windswept coast of Scotland, where hidden amongst shards of land jutting from the sea lies Summerisle, an isolated serfdom still living in service to “the old gods.” Each year, the villagers gather for their biggest celebration: May Day, an annual festival of rituals and rites honoring rebirth, sexual awakening and the dawn of Summer. This May Day falls at an especially calamitous time in the history of the island, and only you have the proper credentials for a sunset meeting with The Wicker Men.

Sunday, May 1st at 5 p.m.

Villain – 50 North 3rd Street

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What it’s like to see your favorite band from high school (if that band is Iron Maiden)

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My girlfriend had been laughing at me for three days. “I have never seen you this excited about anything in the entire time I’ve known you,” she said. And she was probably right. I was seeing Iron Maiden. High-school-me’s capital-B Band. Live. For the first time. At Madison Square Garden. I attend somewhere between 30 and 40 shows every year, but this? This wasn’t a show. This was a notch on the ol’ life belt—by definition, the last chance to see my favorite band for the first time.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1459108403_16More sickening news from the world at large this week. I love metal. My guess is you do too. But as we approach one of the 2016′s first serious AOTY contenders –and one not without its own ethical complications–let’s try to keep all this in perspective. We aren’t saving or taking lives here. We are talking about entertainment, so keep calm and respect your fellow hessian.

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