Twin Peaks are playing tonight in Williamsburg


Pitchfork didn’t give it much love, but we’ve been thoroughly enjoying their latest, Wild Onion. They play Baby’s All Right tonight with The Lemons and Winston. Here’s their latest single, “Flavor”:
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Röyksopp Will Play Output on August 19th


In town for their performance with Robyn at Pier 97, Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp will host a DJ set next Tuesday, August 19th at Output. These dudes are best known for experimenting with different genres of EDM, most notably their ambient and synthpop varieties. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them in action, and with Output’s incredible sound system backing them up. Local DJ Justin Miller will open the evening.

Röyksopp @ Output
Date/Time: Aug 19 // Doors at 10 PM
Where: Output (74 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY)
Lineup: Röyksopp // Justin Miller
Cost: $15 – $30 // Purchase advance tickets HERE


Williamsburg’s American Apparel store hit by thieves

americanapparelAccording to DNA info the American Apparel store on North 6th street was robbed by a group of women who found the ultimate back to school sale:

Five women went into the store at 104 North Sixth St. between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and split up. They left in a blue Ford SUV with 28 items worth a total of $1,100 items, police said.

Please be on the lookout for a blue Ford SUV full of ladies in hooded swimsuits.

- @joshmorrissey

Bang Tidy Warmup for Burners Pt. II at Output this Thursday


Bang Tidy returns to Output this Thursday for Warmup for Burners Pt. II. Burning Man is right around the corning, so swing by on August 14th from 5-10 PM for a Paris-meets-New York, pop-up shopping experience unlike any other. Grab your finishing costume pieces, find some goodies for gifting and get down with house tunes from Elon and Lukaz. The event is free, so use that cash to buy some one of a kind artisan pieces that will make you the envy of everyone else on the Playa.

Bang Tidy | Warm Up For Burners
What:  Alternative pop-up shopping experience
Date/Time: Aug 14 // 5-10pm
Where: Output (74 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY)
Lineup: Elon, Lukaz
Cost: Free

Check out last year’s video recap:

Another man down- The Brooklyn Ale House closes August 27


I wasn’t even half way finished moving into my Northside apartment when I first sipped a cold one at Brooklyn Ale House. Sad news.

Here is the official statement:

The Brooklyn Ale House under current ownership, is announcing that it will be closing its doors on the 27th of August, 2014.   It’s been an amazing party and one hell of a ride.

From the day Adam’s Grocery was transformed into the “new bar” in 1997, the Brooklyn Ale House has stepped up to the plate and has been serving the locals of Williamsburg, New York City and world drinkers with a fiery passion for fun.  We were often copied but never duplicated, and through it all, you were never on camera.

From the end of the Clinton era, through the horror of 9-11, the Blackout and the gentrification, we never stopped believing in the old neighborhood.  The solid blue collar workers and builders, the firemen, pool and dart players, the rock freaks, art freaks, and freaks in general, along with the new-comers who knew how to behave in a bar and tip properly, we thank you.  You all became family and again, we thank you.  Regardless of complaints about noise, music, or the city laws regarding dogs, we stuck to our guns and continued the party.

The Brooklyn Ale House has always supported a dog’s right to accompany its owner into an adult drinking establishment, even as we paid the fines.  We look to always be remembered as the original “Dog Bar,” with the best free chili cook-offs, fried chicken-offs, corned beef & cabbage and the best Kentucky Derby party in the city.

Sean Connelly, George Wright, Dave Moore and the entire staff of the Brooklyn Ale House, wish to thank you for the incredible highs and lows of the past 17 years.  We maintain that our old-school approach to drinking and running a bar will always be remembered.  The Brooklyn Ale House is expected to reopen under new ownership, in the very near future.  The dog bone will be passed to the new owners, as we all transition and step into a new era.  So for now, enjoy our bar.  Drink and remember all the great times.  Thank you for coming back again & again.  BAH

What are your fondest Brooklyn Ale House memories? Tell us in the comments and stop by BAH for one last cheers.

Electric Run Coming to Brooklyn


The Color Run’s wild, glow-stick waving sister is coming to the Aviator Sports and Events Center at Floyd Bennett Field on September 5th and 6th. The annual event features immersive lands of light and sound, transporting runners from the bustling city streets into an electronic wonderland. Think of it like going to Output on Friday night, but way healthier.

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Diesel is the next big chain coming to Williamsburg

Credit: Heller Organization via Brownstoner

Credit: Heller Organization via Brownstoner

And it continues…

Diesel is coming to Williamsburg and plans to open a concept shop sometime this month. The speciality retailer signed a lease at one of the new buildings near McCarren Park, the Karl Fischer-designed 101 Bedford, real estate firm Heller Organization announced. “The brand really resonates with people who live and shop in this part of the neighborhood,” said an exec with Heller in a prepared statement. The asking rent was $175 a square foot. Urban Outfitters was the first chain to open a concept shop in the neighborhood when it opened earlier this year.

REVIEW: Full Moon Fest 2014


The 4th Annual Full Moon Fest by Matte Productions took over the beach at Governor’s Island on Friday, August 8th offering a evening of electronic music, dancing and gourmet snacks. It wasn’t your typical EDM crowd, with the age skewing older than I was expecting (thank God for 21+) and hardly any glowsticks to be found. The picturesque Manhattan skyline acted as the backdrop for a hopping party featuring two tent stages with thumping sound systems and a memorable lineup of eclectic electronic and rock acts.

New York’s Full Moon Fest took tips from Thailand’s famous monthly all-night beach parties scheduled to coincide with the lunar cycle. The venue at Governor’s Island was fantastic, and never did the intimate space feel too small to accommodate guests who came to dance under the waxing moon. Waterside cabanas with spectacular views of the mainstage were available for attendees who purchased the VIP option. However, early in the evening these remained mostly empty.

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