Photos: GWAR played House of Vans last night

14639668_10154794626238694_642152710955047330_nHalloween would not be Halloween without GWAR, and Brooklyn was lucky enough to have the Richmond band perform a free blood-drenched show at House of Vans on Saturday. Playing into the angst of the 2016 political season, the show featured a cage-match between a costumed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – neither of them fared well.

As is to be expected at a GWAR show, no one left the venue without getting completely drenched in synthetic blood. [Read more…]

Tonight: Dinosaur Jr. Surprise Show with Screaming Females at House of Vans


We were seriously mourning the end of 2016’s House of Vans concert series. Thankfully, they just announced a surprise show TONIGHT with Dinosaur Jr. and Screaming Females. RSVP is still available here.

Top 5 shows of the weekend


Since the last “Top 5 shows of the weekend”, we’ve crossed the first official day of summer, I’ve somehow managed to survive another full orbit of the sun, and best of all, finally made it out to Hometown BBQ. It hasn’t all been good though, just to add to the rotten run of form 2016 has been on, The Acheron is also closing down soon. Finally, by the time this goes out, you’ll only have a couple more days to make a final purchase at Other Music before it closes on the 25th, so do make some time for that in between catching some great shows.

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2016 Northside Music Festival Review


Summer was well and truly ushered in this last weekend as the Northside Festival concluded its 8th year. With a 400+ roster of bands among dozens of venues, there was no shortage of entertainment; Free Williamsburg staff made a credible stab at doing as much as possible, and our thoughts are below – the best sets, what we sadly missed, and looking to the future. All photos by Chris Quartly

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DIIV headlining House of Vans tonight


Sure, there’s plenty going on tonight. BUT, if you RSVPed,  House of Vans concert has a great line-up tonight with Paranoyds, Sunflower Bean, Bad Bad Not Good and DIIV. Set times below: [Read more…]

House of Vans announces 2016 line-up with Sleep, Battles and more


Beginning May 19, they have six shows planned for their location in Greenpoint. Personally, we can’t wait to see Sleep. Brooklyn Vegan has more:

It kicks off on May 19 with an electronic show featuring a good bill all around: Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field and FIXED DJs. RSVP for that one is open now. Like with all HoV shows, entry is first come, first served. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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There are plenty of options for Halloween this weekend, so we’re sticking with the regular format here this week, rather than fill it with bands playing cover sets or other such quirky seasonal stuff. No, if you’ve come this far into the week and still haven’t decided if dressing up as Pizza Rat is the thing to do or not, chances are you just aren’t that into this whole halloween thing anyway. Here we are with some options for those of us looking to keep it regular.

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House of Vans is throwing a Halloween party with Flipper


You can RSVP here.

RSVP has officially opened for the October 31st edition of House of Vans Presents Hallo-Wolfbat, a Visual Conjuring by Brooklyn-based artist Dennis McNett. The night of Hallows’ eve brings Vans, McNett and special guest collaborators together to transform the expansive House of Vans event space into an enthralling psychedelic arena. The venue embodies a world of fantasy and spectacle, brought to life by ethereal visual art concepts and exploits from mythological creatures, and wild musical performances. [Read more…]