Killer Mike’s speech on the Ferguson Grand Jury ruling is heartbreaking and inspiring

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Killer Mike about an hour and a half after the Ferguson Grand jury decision. Run The Jewels at the Ready Room, St. Louis, Missouri – 11/25/2014.

Williamsburg sports bar 4th Down is set to reopen tomorrow

4thdownAfter being forced from their North 4th street location due to rent increases over a year ago, Williamsburg sports bar 4th Down will re-open tomorrow in their new location. Their new spot is at 750 Grand street between Graham and Humbolt. From [Read more...]

Dance Party Funeral for Williamsburg coming to Glasslands

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With the closings of Glasslands and Death By Audio coming soon (not to mention this, this, this , this and this) Williamsburg is feeling pretty gutted these days. Appropriately, the artist collective Cheryl is throwing a funeral dance party to “celebrate” all the closings called “Nail in the Coffin.” They’re encouraging people to come dressed as Starbucks baristas, Scruge McDuck and more. We suggest coming as Jed Walentas, Stephen Levin, or Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi.

From the Cheryl website:

A Dance Party Funeral for the neighborhood of Willamsburg. Come mourn the end of era with us before Glasslands closes its doors in Williamsburg forever. In lieu of flowers, a $10 cover will be accepted at the door on behalf of CHERYL.

11:30pm-4am calling hours at Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn.

Need costume inspiration? Just Accept Death.Think FUNeral, Victorian Mourning Merkins, Starbucks Baristas, All Black Everything, Whole Foods Suttee, Goth Immigrants, Winking Widows, Vintage Sorrow, Mast Brothers Conquistadors, Asian Tapas, and Scrooge McDuck. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Finnish heshers, fake albums, and first shows from obscure French bands? Yep, it’s just another week in the world of This One Goes To Eleven.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

SAHHR-e1410904864982While the rest of the Northern hemisphere bemoans the coming of November, and with it thinning light, withering death, and the abandonment of all hope, it is time for our twisted little community to raise its goat skull cups and toast the arrival of winter. If this week’s albums, shows, and generalized insanity are indication, it’s bound to be a good one.

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New slasher just in time for Halloween

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Leaves are turning, apples are ripening, Starbucks is making tons off pumpkin-ish flavored lattes and endless amounts of retro horror films fills my Saturdays. The bountiful number of Halloween and Friday the 13th sequels make it easy to not repeat a gore-filled film lineup, but I have almost run out of classics. Now, a new old-school style horror film just might make my October rotation.

LAKE NOWHERE premieres this Saturday, October 25th, at Cinema Village at 11:15 p.m. The 80s style slasher showcases the ever-so predictable plot of a group of friends spending some time out in the seemingly desolate woods when they get *surprise!* massacred by a “Masked Maniac”.

 

Live Review: La Hell Gang played Glasslands

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La Hell Gang recently signed to Brooklyn’s Mexican Summer label and played their first ever US show on Wednesday night at Glasslands.

Having followed Chilean pyschedelic rock extensively over the last couple of years, it is always a rare but essential opportunity when a band rolls in to town. Given that La Hell Gang’s new album, Thru Me Again, is only their second in close to 5 years, it was definitely not a show to miss.

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Midnight Movies 10/17-10/19 Include Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

After a break for New York Comic Con last week, midnight movie coverage is back and it’s filled to the brim with chainsaws, stabbings, and a whole lot of fake blood. This weekend features some of the most important and influential horror films of all time, so break out those night lights folks. [Read more...]