Happy August everyone, which apparently translates to happy scattered thunderstorm forecast week. Let’s hope that proves to be inaccurate because most of the recommendations this weekend are outdoors or have outdoor spaces, so we could well be in for a miserable ride. Alas, see you at the bar…
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
You’re probably hungover, so I’m not going to bore you with the normal drivel. What I will say is, I hope you had a wonderful day off from work. Even if you’re feeling less than patriotic these days, you can still enjoy a little R&R away from the office. For those of you who didn’t […]
In a week dominated by inhumane actions stemmed from our wannabe-dictator of a president, it’s pretty hard to come up with any kind of intro to this weekend’s choice selection of shows… but whether you’re just looking to switch your brain off or a reward for fighting a good cause, it’s important to take stock […]
The event this year is at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets start at $55 in advance, $60 at the door. More information here. For one night only, an incredible array of dozens of Bushwick restaurants, bars, shops and businesses gather to celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant culinary life while offering tastes of their food and drink. Venders this […]
Seems somewhat ironic to have come down with a stinking cold to coincide with the first few truly lovely days (is this… summer…?), but enough about me, let’s talk about the great shows you should be going to this weekend.
Last Easter I got so drunk that I loudly, and in detail, broadcasted to the L train all of the unsavory things I wanted to do to my boyfriend when we got home. He tells me (because I don’t remember shit) that we were standing right in front of a well-dressed family on their way […]
Well, that jerk Toby had me landlocked last week. Things I learned: you can make plans to go to Miami Music Week, but sometimes winter storms have other plans for you. Speaking of which, how the hell are we supposed to keep up with all of these fancy names for sh*t weather: Bomb Cyclone, Polar […]
Did you hit the grocery for essentials yet? Swing by your local liquor store, and start making your snow day playlist now (suggestions below, you’re welcome), because the incoming nor’easter looks like a doozy. I’m supposed to be heading to Miami Music Week tomorrow, but let’s be real … it ain’t looking great. Thankfully, the […]