Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Don’t forget that L train has forsaken us this weekend (and for the next 5 weekends afterwards). Fret not, for once that crushing realisation subsides you can perk up in the knowledge that any efforts to battle this inconvenience will be rewarded with some fine entertainment.

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Over the Counter: This Week in New and Interesting Music

institute“Over the Counter” is a column focused on new and interesting music that isn’t heavily featured on major music blogs. In this edition: Institute, Collapsing Scenery, Shark? and Prurient. [Read more...]

No L service for five fucking weekends

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We’re not quite sure how the MTA justifies the fare hikes, given the shitty service and closures, but that’s what happens when an agency is run without any oversight:

After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way. The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won’t be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops. [Read more...]

Man found dead on Lorimer stop L train

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From the Daily News:

Cops are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man found dead on a Manhattan-bound L train at the Lorimer St.-Metropolitan Ave. station early Wednesday. The homeless man, who was found sitting up on a subway car seat, was declared dead at the scene just before 2 a.m. His name was not immediately disclosed. [Read more...]

Pete Wells loved Williamsburg’s Meat Hook Sandwich

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Meat Hook Sandwich
495 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn;
718-302-4665

We do too so we’re not surprised.

I ended up eating something that I would call the greatest cheeseburger I’ve ever tasted if not for the inconvenient fact that it wasn’t a cheeseburger. What I ate was a chopped cheese sandwich, also known — in the very small patch of the United States where it is known at all — as chop cheese. [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

AllFoursCover_750This week welcomes the first extreme festival of the season in New York’s Alright, a brass-knuckled blast of Record Store Day releases, and more batshit headlines than the front page of the Daily News, so strap on the gloves, grab your mouth guard, and, as always, get ready to rumble.

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Governor’s Ball After Dark: late night shows announced from Harlem to Brooklyn

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Just when you thought Governor’s Ball couldn’t get any better, they go and add a slew of post-festival, Bacardi-sponsored performances that are not to be missed. Ranging in venue from classics (Apollo Theater) to brand new (Verboten) and a handful of old standbys in between (Webster Hall, Irving Plaza), it’s going to be hard to choose. And hey, we know it’s pretty aggressive to go out after a festival, especially one as stacked as Governor’s Ball is. But with lineups that include Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, and Hot Chip? It’s going to be impossible to resist. It’s not all electronic music either. They’ve got new punks (White Lung) and indie mainstays (Conor Oberst) in the mix too.

Check out our nightly picks and the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th at noon EST (*except for Little DragonJ. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Big Gigantic, which go on sale at 10am EST*). Tickets will be over at Governor’s Ball’s website (and DoNYC), where you can also still purchase 3-day and single day passes.

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Video: tipsy skateboarding taco crashes into car at bottom of Williamsburg bridge

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Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt and we hope he got lots of free tacos from Baby’s All Right.:

A drunk dude in a taco suit rode a skateboard off the Williamsburg Bridge’s pedestrian ramp and crashed into a car. Ben Wilkes, a production manager at Baby’s All Right, recorded the incident on video and told ANIMAL that both the car and the skateboarder, co-worker Jon Newport, were fine. Newport and Wilkes were drinking on Saturday afternoon [Read more...]