Top 5 shows of the weekend

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I hope everyone made the most of the long weekend (if indeed you had Monday off) and the  perplexing yet glorious weather that came with it. No time for chit-chat, here’s some help for you to plan your weekends.

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Death By Audio is closed – a tribute plus video footage of its final shows

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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 up an office block. The narrative of change in the area is a well trodden one, as is the temptation for hyperbole when it comes to ones own personal preferences. The story of Death By Audio is shared with the likes of The Fillmore East, Maxwells, 285 Kent, CBGBs, it doesn’t matter; the constant is how a place can have such a positive impact on so many people, and it will be told again, it is not a means to compare one to another.

The first time I went to DBA the power went out multiple times, it was about 200 degrees, the bathrooms would cause a lutropublicaphobe to implode and I wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment, but there was something about it that made me want to go back. The ramshackle appearance and occasional blip masked what was actually an incredibly well-ran machine that almost all of the time ran like clockwork, and even the bathrooms became endearing!

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Live Review: Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet played Death By Audio

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Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet very nearly brought the ceiling down at Death By Audio on Sunday night with what must be one of the most potent pairings that have graced the venue.

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Top five shows of the weekend

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5) Ipsum Presents Shark?, Doctopus, Couches, Larry and the Babes at Shea Stadium
Shark? should probably be bigger than they are and we should probably hear more from Shea Stadium than we currently do. In the end, though, both the Brooklyn live music staples have firmly and sustainably endeared themselves to us by simply finding a way to hang around, and in our perpetually mutating neighborhood, there’s something to be said for that. Punks and indie holdovers alike will find plenty to enjoy here, so if that ultra-generalized blanket identity fits over your better-tailored version, check it out.

Saturday, doors at 7pm

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