Midnight Movies 10/24-10/26

Just like last week’s offerings, and like next weekend’s are sure to be, it’s all blood, guts, and horror this weekend at the movies. To prep you for Halloween, screenings include visceral violence, found footage, and classic creepshows. [Read more...]

Passenger Bar hosting vinyl sale this Sunday

passengerIf you’re not too beat from CMJ the night before, Passenger Bar are hosting a sweet vinyl sale on Sunday. There will be cheap drinks, positive vibes, and from the sounds of it, a ton of great records (from an indie radio station that just got acquired.) Via Facebook:

PB’s Vinyl Sale is back again with even more amazing records, DJs, spiked coffee, empanadas, and more! $5 drafts, wells, & rose, $4 PBR tall boys and tecate, and hot yummy cider!!!

Come get your fingers dusty while digging through thousands of records spanning rock, soul, jazz, funk, punk, indie, new wave, international, electronic, reggae, soundtracks and so much more!

Gregorious, Chris and Record Grouch from Greenpoint will be representing with crates upon crates of primo stock for sale while spinning tracks on the 1200′s all day.

Recently acquired radio station collection of college and indie rock for sale!

Free to attend! Come have some drinks and support your growing vinyl collection.

Then stay after for our Free life drawing ! Our lovely Barbie Frudakis provides the life, you take care of the drawing part. Naked vinyl!

UPDATE: A man who has Ebola went bowling in Williamsburg last night

Pic via James Spencer's Facebook

Pic via Craig Spencer’s Facebook

33-year-old Craig Spencer recently returned from his Doctors Without Borders trip in Africa and now [Read more...]

285 Kent booker/manager on Vice Media and the closing of Williamsburg’s clubs

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Vice Media, credit: Brooklyn Rail

It’s no secret that Vice Media is expanding and soon will take over every part of South Williamsburg not owned by or J Crew or Two Trees. Still, the owners of the clubs that have been displaced by Vice (Death By Audio, Glasslands, 285 Kent) have been very tight-lipped about why they are shuttering. We reached out to Glasslands yesterday and haven’t heard a peep. What’s with all the secrecy?

Gawker tracked down Ric Leichtung, the guy who ran the now defunct 285 Kent and got an answer:

The landlord’s been waiting for a pay day like this for years. The landlord’s made little headway on bringing the building up to code to host legitimate businesses, opting for these really short term 2 or 3-year commercial leases to illegal loft spaces and quasi-legal establishments like 285 Kent so that the landlord could easily kick them out or wait for their leases to expire and cash in when they found a buyer. [Read more...]

TOKiMONSTA’s CMJ Show is Tomorrow, 10/22

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In case you missed TOKiMONSTA’s show at LPR earlier this month, you’ve got a second chance to see the West Coast glitchhop turned trap artist tomorrow, 10/22. The amazingly talented Jennifer Lee will headline MeanRed’s AM Only CMJ Showcase at Williamsburg’s Output along with Ben Pearce, LXURY, Saint Pepsi and SPAZZKID. Hot off the release of her newest album Desiderium, TOKi is taking a break from her headlining tour with Skrillex to show a little love in the city. Her performance is energetic, fun and delivers all of the bass drops you need on a Wednesday night.

If you’re looking to get down with some of the best up and coming electronic artists, this is the CMJ showcase to hit. You can still snag tickets at the second GA release price of only $20!

AM Only CMJ Showcase | Ben Pearce / LXURY / Saint Pepsi / Spazzkid / TOKiMONSTA at Output
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 22nd / Doors at 10PM
Venue: Output - 74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Age: 21+

Williamsburg busker gets arrested even after NYPD officer reads law permitting the performance

musicThis weekend musician Andrew Kalleen was arrested by the NYPD for while performing at the Lorimer/Metropolitan subway stop. In the below video the NYPD officer is clearly heard reading the law that allows for this type of performance but that appears to [Read more...]

Glasslands is officially closing at the end of the year

glasslandsWell my morning is ruined. Glasslands Gallery is officially closing at the end of the year. From [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

oozing-wound-joe-martinez-640Alright, time to level with you guys: With a week full of CMJ insanity in front of me and a month’s worth of half-listened to records sitting in my inbox, the feeling today’s bare-bones metal line-up has kindled deep in the pit of my being is one of relief, not disappointment. String my cred up by the lamp posts, hurl your disdain down from on high. Do your worst. Ill just be here catching my breath…

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