This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

AtTheGatesAtWarWithRealityWelcome heshers, hellions, hessians, and hellraisers to the biggest metal week of the year. Stuffed with 2014’s most anticipated releases from bands both old and new—as well as a line-up of wild Halloween-themed bashes—today is one for the elder scrolls. So strap on the combat boots and smear on the corpse paint, we are going to war.

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Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2014 (UPDATED)


Parties in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint

BangOn!NYC presents: “Warehouse of Horrors 2014″
When: Friday, October 31st, 2014, 10pm-6am
Where: Venue to be announced
What: Party promoters BangOn!NYC will be throwing a huge party in an undisclosed warehouse spot (likely in Bushwick and definitely in a former bread factory.) It will feature three stages with music by Twin Shadow (DJ set), Break Science (Live), Purple Disco Machine (USA Debut), Zebra Katz (Live), Random Rab, Space Jesus. There will also be a freak show, art installations, a haunted house, and other arty weird shit you see in Bushwick on Halloween.
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Diarrhea Planet

Diarrhea Planet

Halloween at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Diarrhea Planet
When: Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st
Where: Brooklyn Night Bazaar; 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
What: Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Desert Sharks, and Banker$ all perform. Make a weekend of it, since the next night Free Williamsburg favorites So So Glos are performing!
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Frightful Cover Bands at Silent Barn
When: Friday, October 31st, 9pm
Where: Silent Barn; 603 Bushwick Ave, New York, NY 11206
What: Cover Bands at this Bushwick venue. Dear Leader (Brooklyn) does The Neptunes, Delicate Steve as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Heeney as Weezer, Banned Books (PA) as Pixies, Max Almario (Celestial Shore) + Mike Sheffield (Heaven’s Gate) + Kegan Zema (Journalism) as Blink-182, Adveata as Hole
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North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Haunted Canoe Tour of Newton Creek
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Where: Broadway Stages Boatyard in Greenpoint; 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11222
What: If you’re not already terrified of Greenpoint’s superfund site Newton Creek you will be after taking this haunted canoe tour.
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Pat Kiernan was at The Gutter, de Blasio visited The Meatball Shop

So while Christie and Cuomo have panic attacks — residents remain unphased – and life returns to normal in Williamsburg and New York.

Pat Kiernan bowled at The Gutter on Saturday. He posted this picture on Facebook and said “Nice crowd at The Gutter tonight after a tough 48 hours. And I just bowled three strikes.”


And here’s de Blasio at The Meatball Shop in Greenwich Village. He should have come to Willamsburg, but still…


Video: Colin Meloy debuted some new The Decemberists tracks on Bedford Ave.


As mentioned, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists was on Bedford Avenue over the weekend playing a few new songs from his just-announced record with The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. In addition to a Morrissey cover and some older Decemberist tracks, he debuted ‘Make Me Better’ and ‘Lake Song’ from the new album:

‘Make Me Better’

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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!

Colin Meloy will be busking in Williamsburg at 11:30AM

colinIf you are in the Williamsburg area you might want to head over to Bedford and North 7th to see The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy:


Hopefully he doesn’t get arrested by the NYPD.

- @joshmorrissey

The Gutter plans to reopen today

gutterAfter shutting down last night as a precaution due to Ebola, Williamsburg bowling alley/bar The Gutter plans to reopen today. From a statement on their Facebook page:

We voluntarily decided to close The Gutter yesterday evening as a precautionary measure while we gathered more information. We are working with the NYC Health Department to have the bar cleaned and sanitized under their supervision and expect to be open sometime today after that is completed. Doctors advising the Health Department have told us that our staff and customers were at no risk.

- @joshmorrissey