The Acheron is Back…as the Best Punk Bar in Brooklyn

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We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with lines of former and future Vice employees lining the South 2nd sidewalks in those final weeks to glean Snapchat capital/”say goodbye”/covertly peruse their new cubicle spaces.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Slaves BC, Blackest, and more at The Acheron

SLAVES_BC_5_13Few things on this baking trash heap we call earth are more “metal” than a Friday the 13th, and we (OK, me) here at This One Goes To Eleven are embracing that cliche with our first showcase in over a year. Spearheaded by Pittsburgh doom-core heathens, Slaves BC (who released one of the finest debuts in recent memory last month), and featuring local support from Blackest, Mountain God, and winking sludge upstarts, Pants Exploder, this pit-ready ripper goes down Friday May 13th at The Acheron, so grab your favorite hockey mask and join us.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

BBWelcome back to your friendly metal Costco everyone, now with 50% less staph infections and double the old-man fights. Please enjoy your shopping experience and come again soon.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

OldWitchKeeperWelcome to the very first Friday installment of This One Goes To Eleven, everyone. Semi-mandated by the new Global Release Day, proceedings have moved to an altogether badder and boozier time slot, so join me in saying TGI-motherfucking-F for the first and, mercifully, final time.

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Hoax played The Acheron

Latest punk ‘darlings’ Hoax ravaged The Acheron last weekend. Watch the entire set below.

Free House of Vans party on Thursday with 7 Seconds

House of Vans is hosting a free party this Thursday with 7 Seconds, H2O and Tournament. You can RSVP here. Given the seniority factor it seems hard to believe, but the flyer above suggests that H2O headlines over 7 Seconds.

Full schedule of free 2012 House of Vans parties after the jump…
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Shai Hulud are playing ABC No Rio

I can’t think of any better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in mid-December than bro-ing down at a hardcore show at ABC No Rio. And we’re in luck! Tomorrow “the godfathers of technical, melodic metal/hardcore!” Shai Hulud are stopping by the small venue. You might want to stay in tonight and freshen up on your hardcore dance moves. Here’s a video of “My Heart Bleeds the Darkest Blood” to get you psyched.