Summer is here and the rot has officially set in. So what better way to kick back and relax than with a blast hot, stale crypt air to the face. Ahh, what a beautiful world we live in.
One of Williamsburg’s last remaining great bars is closing. After losing The Abbey, Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern, as well as nearby Enid’s and Matchless, this one is really going to hurt. Mugs has been in the neighborhood for over 25 years and is one of the first places you could go to find a wide selection […]
Lots of must-hears this week, so let’s get to the business of hearing them. Onward, downward, whatever. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is Baroness, one of the few late-2000s sludge acts, along with Mastodon, still carrying the torch aloft. But a long time (and a lot of miles) have passed since the […]
We mentioned back in the fall that Greenpoint Beer and Ale and Northern Territory were set to be demolished for generic office space. Since then, Greenpoint Beer and Ale has shuttered but will happily be reopening this spring at 1150 Manhattan Avenue. No date has been announced, but their colorful beer tower has arrived. Northern […]
A big week for big sounds and bigger narratives. Let’s fire up the feels machine and get to it. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is the first new music from Boston post-sludge legends Cave In, Final Transmission (Hyrdra Head), in over eight years. While cause for celebration, the circumstances surrounding the release […]
Again, apologies for the intermittent nature of this section for the next month or two. I’m here this week and so are a few new records, however, so let’s not waste any more time on pleasantries (or lack thereof.) WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Old Star (Peaceville Records), the new LP from […]
Booze. Ice cream. It’s a winning combination in our book. This Saturday, Tipsy Scoop will open at 270 Metropolitan Avenue pairing these two wonderful things! This will be the second location for Tipsy Scoop, which also has a space in Manhattan. The Williamsburg location will be larger and will have a more flavors. And yes, […]
Another week, another This Goes to Eleven. It’s business as usual here at corporate HQ, so punch in and get in the pit.
Bedford Avenue’s popular, independently-owned kitchenware shop is closing after more than ten years due to greedy landlords. Following a 44% rent hike, they’re closing shop on April 30th. The owner has posted a note on Facebook explaining the heartfelt decision and outlining the unconscionable strain put on her business by her landlords: On April 30 we will […]
Your favorite outdoor drinking spot is set to open this week. Wednesday May 1 to be exact (weather permitting). With Greenpoint Ale and Northern Territory both closed, we’re delighted that the Barge bar remains open. It looks like opening day may be a bit of a washout, but the weekend looks more promising. The Brooklyn […]
Apologies in advance for the impending sportiness of this section over the next few months. I have my 30th birthday, several weddings, a bunch of work stuff, and a cross-country studio trip for my band all on the ol’ Google calendar. But when I’m here, I’ll do my best to spit up one of these, […]
Actually they REALLY won’t since the changes “may entail waiting 40 minutes for an L train.” The MTA is warning that there will be long waits and trains too crowded to board at “certain times.” And don’t even get us started on the bus situation on 14th Street — critics of the plans worry that they will crawl […]