Top five shows of the weekend

DBA5) Occultation, Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, Think Tank at Palisades
In the interest of full disclosure, this one was booked by yours truly and is flying under FREEwilliamsburg’s This One Goes To Eleven banner, also written by, umm yeah, you guessed it. But rest assured, I wouldn’t splatter my name all over something I didn’t believe in, and this one—headlined by Brooklyn dark rockers, Occultation, and featuring support courtesy of local Kosmodemonic, Mountain God, and noise punk upstarts, Think Tank—has me truly hyped. Throw in Palisades, probably Bushwick’s preeminent seen-and-be-seen venue these days (FYI: I consider Shea/The Acheron to be East Williamsburg staples), and you have one hell of a Friday night rager on tap. Tickets are just $10, so come out and support your local nepotist.

Friday, doors at 8pm

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Santos Party House got shut down

photo via Village Voice

We’ve all come to expect DIY spaces to get shut down. When you’re throwing a basement show every Friday night or have set up shop in an abandoned warehouse to invite 500 of your closest friends over, it is really only a matter of time before some cops come and shut you down. (Not that it isn’t still a bummer when it happens). But with the recent shut down of Coco66 and now Santos Party House, there may even be a crackdown on legit venues.

Brooklyn Vegan writes:

Historically club crackdowns always come in waves, so it could be more than a coincidence that Coco66 was also shut down the same week, though they are kind of far apart and in different boroughs and were shut for different reasons (Coco66 was capacity-related or something). Paladino is to blame! Just kidding.

The shut down last night at Santos was due to sale or possession of drugs, forcing the Ninja Tune party to be relocated. Hopefully they will get things sorted out and start the party up again soon. I also hope Andrew WK is doing OK as a result of this. (Kidding. I’m sure he is remaining super positive and continuing to party anywhere and everywhere.)