New mob film The Brooklyn Banker shot in Williamsburg with scenes from the Giglio festival

The mob movie stars Paul Sorvino and is shot throughout Williamsburg by a Williamsburg native — Bamonte’s, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and the Giglio Festival are all featured. It premieres August 5th at Cinema Village:

The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right look, filmmakers went right to the source, said the film’s producer.

“We took scenes from the actual feast,” said Michael Ricigliano Jr., who also wrote “The Brooklyn Banker.” “All of the guys in movie are guys who lift the actual Giglio tower every year.”

The mob movie was filmed entirely in Williamsburg, featuring scenes shot inside and outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and local figures such as the members of the brass band of the Giglio feast. The participants are overjoyed that a piece of their rich culture has been captured on film, said a Giglio festival spokeswoman. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Burned out on this heatwave? Join the fucking party, pal. Trust me when I say it’s cooler down here, six feet under.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1173571949_10With the holiday upon us and big releases just ahead and right behind, this week is a bit slower than most. So get caught up on what you missed in the past few months (there has to be something) or plow blindly forward alongside me. The choice is yours, but I’ll be here all the same.

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Former Glasslands owners opening $3 million venue in Bushwick called Elsewhere

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Elsewhere, credit: Karsten Moran

Now this is big news. Elsewhere is set to open this fall:

When Glasslands Gallery, the influential independent club on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, closed at the end of 2014, its owners had already been thinking about what was next. The partners — Rami Haykal, 28, and Jake Rosenthal, 29 — had booked shows and worked at the ragtag D.I.Y. space since college, taking over the lease in 2011. Along with their friend Dhruv Chopra, 29, who had advised at Glasslands, they were plotting an expansion to a larger room with the same grass-roots ethos when Glasslands fell victim to the Williamsburg real estate trends it helped catalyze: Vice Media, which outgrew the same punk spirit, took over the building. [Read more...]

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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