This Monday, be sure to swing by Rough Trade in Williamsburg for the book release party of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The book chronicles the East Berlin punk movement of the late 70s and 80s, leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition […]
I hope everyone had a good long weekend last time around (thanks to Pete for covering), I’m still in the UK and am looking forward to seeing Slowdive in Oxford and Justin Currie in London this weekend, but if I were here, I’d be hitting some of these up.
It has been a fairly low-key week, and the gagging need to get out there and see something might be why this time around we’re heavy on the early part of the weekend, but that’s fine, Sunday is supposed to be relaxing, I guess. A bit like a couple of weeks ago, this weekend features […]
I’d like to think I’ve got a decent track record of recommending shows or bands that might normally fly under the radar, and that might still be somewhat true this week, but what you are getting are established, tried and tested greats, with a healthy dose of “wow, they’re still playing?”. As proved last week, nostalgia […]
If you’re reading this, congratulations on surviving another week. As a reward, there are some excellent shows to be seen this weekend, free of invented “buzz”, just hands-on DIY venues and bands doing what they love.
Happy New Year! Welcome back! You look… well, we all put a bit of weight on over the holidays. Did you have a nice break? Me too. Any resolutions? No, me either. The important thing is we made it through 2015. New year, same drill, here are the top 5 shows of the weekend!
The 35th annual CMJ Music Marathon – aka everyone’s best chance to burn through their remaining sick days by year’s end – took place last week and as always, the FREEwilliamsburg team was on hand taking in the sights and, more importantly, the sounds of the five day festival. Here’s what we took away from […]
Though sometimes buried in an avalanche of free pizza, promo beer, and press releases, CMJ Music Marathon’s guiding principal has always been the discovery of new music. In that spirit, we decided to kick off coverage of the mega-fest’s 35th year with a countdown of 15 must-see bands you may have not heard, but need […]