The Acheron is Back…as the Best Punk Bar in Brooklyn

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We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with lines of former and future Vice employees lining the South 2nd sidewalks in those final weeks to glean Snapchat capital/”say goodbye”/covertly peruse their new cubicle spaces.

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The Olympics were part of the reason for the Williamsburg waterfront transformation

2012Back in 2005 New York City was bidding against London for the 2012 Olympic games. According to [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

deadringers_3000-1024x1024Welcome to our first transmission from planet August, where the shows are drying up, the records are coming in drips, and we are still here, on hands and knees, lapping at the interstellar riverbed.

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Watch Mookie Thompson and The Lucas Brothers search for a free joint in Greenpoint

mookieIn the first episode of his web series MOOKLYN, comedian Mookie Thompson enlists the help of The Lucas Brothers to find a way to roll a free joint in Greenpoint [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Who said summer was supposed to be nice anyway… with thunderstorms forecast for much of the weekend, you might as well spend it inside somewhere watching bands! Let’s not beat around the bush, here are some recommendations…

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Greenpoint’s River Styx is closing on Sunday

River Styx Nachos; via Village Voice

River Styx Nachos; via Village Voice

We’re going to miss their nachos — which were some of the best in the city. Maybe there will be a Bill Murray spotting at the closing party – which happens on Sunday. His son is a partial owner, after all. From their website:

We regret to inform our beloved guests that after 3 years River Styx will be closing its doors. [Read more...]

Bushwick’s Syndicated’s is doing a Wes Anderson retrospective this week

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Maybe Ivanka Trump, ugh, will show up. We know she’s a Royal Tenenbaum’s fan. Tonight, you can check out Bottle Rocket:

Anderson’s directorial debut Bottle Rocket, which stars Luke and Owen Wilson, screens Wednesday, August 10th, also at 6:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. [Read more...]

Brooklyn Night Bazaar line-up announced

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We told you about the Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s new location on Greenpoint Ave at the Polonaise Terrace. Now the initial line-up has been announced. There are lots of TBDs, but highlights include Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pissed Jeans and Ted Leo. Full list below:

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