Brooklyn protest and benefit shows to dull that post-inauguration grief


via Impose, courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk

Retire those cardboard signs for a night or two and lend your local (and non-local) musicians an ear! Besides, your arms deserve a break, don’t they? So do your nerves. The good news is you can still unwind without sacrificing that fighting spirit. [Read more…]

Top five shows of the weekend


5) Sludgefeast feat. Naam, White Hills, Blackest, Blackout, Mountain God, and more at The Paper Box
While festival season wilted with CMJ, The Paper Box brings us one last gasp in Sludgefeast, a thoroughly stacked bill of local metal cretins that kicks off 12 straight hours eardrum destruction on Saturday afternoon. Local psych rockers Naam headline what is to be their final show, with killer support from the likes of Blackest (last seen opening for High on Fire’s Rubber Tracks rager), Chimpgrinder, No Way, and the very awesome dudes in Mountain God. If you’re into all things heavy, this one offers the best bang for your weekend buck.

Saturday, doors at 2pm

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Cult of Youth played final Monster Island Block Party

Monster Island is history, at least as far as their Williamsburg location goes. Word is, they are moving to Melrose St. in Bushwick. Last Saturday the art collective threw a final block party. Amongst the artists performing in- and outdoors was Cult of Youth. Video of their set’s last three songs is below.

Last Night Vol03: Cult of Youth / Nat Baldwin

Cult of Youth played a record release show last night at Secret Project Robot’s Monster Island Basement. Video of that is below, including a live debut of a new and yet untitled song. Before Cult of Youth we checked out Todd P’s event at 285 Kent, featuring the likes of Nat Baldwin and Talk Normal. Unfortunately we had to bail before Liturgy took the stage, so there’s only video of Nat and Talk Normal.

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