This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

artworks-000186944465-280b9y-t500x500Anddddd we’re back. Apologies for the Thanksgiving-related departure last week, but what’s the point of all this goat-slaying satanic black metal without a nuclear family and a tiny hometown to terrify with it?

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

windhandgramercy

We’re in the home stretch of this wretched orbit, where end-of-year lists could read more like obituaries. Let’s try and be optimistic for a few minutes at least, and marvel at the stupendous options we have to entertain us this weekend.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a4090602649_10As you’ll no doubt notice from the notable LPs—or lack thereof—below, the fall release season has yet to kick into full, fire-breathing gear. Use the extra listening time this week to get caught up on what you missed so far this year, because no matter how kvlt you are, I guarantee you haven’t heard it all.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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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.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

abbathalbumThe first truly seismic release week is officially here and, with it, a brass-knuckled fistful of new records from some of the genre’s tenure-track heavy hitters. Hope you’ve been saving those holiday pennies, everyone. You’re gonna need them.

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FREEwilliamsburg’s Top 25 Albums of 2015

high-fidelity-jack-black-netflixRanking the year’s best albums is always a stressful process argued over many beers, and if we’re at it long enough, many whiskeys. This year, there were many whiskeys, and we ended up with a… different list than a lot of the ones you’ve been reading over the past month or so. We’re proud of that. These are the albums we truly enjoyed most in 2015. The entire internet will tell you to check out the new Kendrick, Grimes, Tame Impala and Sufjan records. We’ve got some of those, but not all of those. Some of our omissions may draw the ire our readers. To paraphrase FDR, “We welcome their ire.”

Just kidding. We’re not VICE.
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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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With almost the entire city having a “snow” day on Tuesday, the feel of the week is skewed. Thursday feels like Tuesday, which will feel pretty good when the realisation hits. Here are some ideas for the impending weekend that don’t involve watching oversized men throwing a ball around for about 3 seconds then taking a break for 2 minutes, and people have the temerity to call it football.

5) Big Muff Radio, Slonk Donkerson, Sofa Club at Baby’s All Right
Big Muff Radio will be celebrating their latest offering, the synth-tinged Life is Easy, which you get on cassette for free with the cost of admission ($8); not a bad deal even if I’m suspicious of anyone who plays cassette tapes. Also be sure not to miss the rather criminally underrated Slonk Donkerson,if you like power trios and don’t know Slonk Donkerson, check them out and thank me later.

Saturday 11:59pm (Sunday then…)

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