Celebrate vinyl this Thursday at Baby’s All Right

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Vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please is partnering with All My Friends to present “THE SPINS” – a night to celebrate vinyl and local live music featuring NJ-based alt-pop band Brick + Mortar, BK-based pop-rock band Spirit Animal, and BK-based blues-rock duo The Grizzled Mighty. A vinyl-only DJ – DJ Tricecat – will also [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

astronoid-640x575While perhaps reading like summer apathy, it’s in exactly the opposite spirit (read: too much to fucking cover) that we launch headlong into this thing this week. Good night and good luck.

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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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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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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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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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