Evidently no club is safe in Williamsburg. Vice already killed Death by Audio and Glasslands. Now, they’re taking over Villian. Announcing the acquisition during its NewFronts presentation Friday afternoon, Vice is putting a greater emphasis on its ability to produce live events and activations for advertising clients. The company is no stranger to hosting events […]
No small-talk, go have fun this weekend. Suggestions below (also, eat ice cream)!
Greetings! I hope everyone had a fabulous July 4th weekend (some of us left the country). With a short working week, everyone should be in good spirits, so let’s get right to it and start making weekend plans.
Death By Audio is still greatly missed, but along with a documentary, fans of the venue can now also enjoy a photography book detailing its last days. Photographer Ebru Yildiz is self-publishing We’ve Come So Far – The Last Days of Death Bu Audio, which is available for pre-order now. Hard Cover 8″(H) X 12″ (W) 200 pages […]
Death By Audio closed in November 2014, and I still miss it every day. There were plenty of cameras during its last week (I was there 6 of the last 7 nights) and the final result is the documentary Goodnight Brooklyn – The Death By Audio Story, which will premier at SXSW next month. Closer to home, […]
If you missed Cloud City’s homage to the (largely) defunct DIY scene in Williamsburg and Bushwick, Slate has posted a handful of great photos from Death By Audio, 285 Kent, The Shank and more: In the last few years, skyrocketing rents and neighborhood changes have killed some of Brooklyn’s favorite DIY, or “do-it-yourself,” music venues. […]
Death By Audio hosted its last ever show on the 22nd of November with the final set being played by Lightning Bolt, we have some great video from the final two nights below. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, but for some, Vice media paved paradise to put […]
5) 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 […]
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 […]
It’s no secret that Vice Media is expanding and soon will take over every part of South Williamsburg not owned by or J Crew or Two Trees. Still, the owners of the clubs that have been displaced by Vice (Death By Audio, Glasslands, 285 Kent) have been very tight-lipped about why they are shuttering. We reached […]