We’ve had several failed attempts at summer kicking off this year, but the Northside festival always seems to usher in the season semi-officially for us here at Free Williamsburg. With a music lineup that breaks a whopping 400 in number, there is plenty to cram in over the course of 4 days, it’s not too […]
After a long weekend we’re back to a regular schedule and I hope everyone had a fulfilling Thanksgiving, whether you were with loved ones or just found a rare moment of tranquility when the city got a little less intense.
This wretched month will finally come to an end by the time the weekend is out, but February does leave us a nice parting gift in the form of some fantastic shows that should get you out of whatever hopefully warm abode you call home.
It’ll be right next door to the music venue on Metropolitan Avenue, where Japanese izakaya restaurant Qoo Robata once stood. I think I went there once and it was pretty mediocre, so hopefully this new spot is an improvement. Even if it’s not, maybe it’ll draw some of the crowd away from The Commodore so […]
Congratulations, everyone, we survived another week. Yeah, great, go us. In a bid to winnow the abominable chasm of nihilism from the wonderful glee of aural orgasm, here are some recommendations for the weekend.
Don Giovanni arguably have the most consistent roster around right now with the likes of Brick Mower, Priests, California X, Waxahatchee, Black Wine and flagship band, Screaming Females all gracing the New Brunswick-based label. Screamales kicked off their latest tour in Baltimore the previous night and there was no sign of any early-tour rustiness as the band customarily […]
Last Sunday “Japan Nite” made its stop at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, presenting a hodgepodge of rising sun styles. Below are two examples from polar opposites of the musical spectrum. A snippet of Starmarie‘s J-Pop bubblegum and the full set of gravity defying Vampillia. Starmarie at the Knitting Factory Vampillia at the Knitting Factory
Review by: Layton Weedman(Courtesy Tier Drummer) | 9/14/2012 Imagine an up-tempo Pixies mixed with Sonic Youth’s “Silver Rocket” energy circa 1988. The band plays music that can be met with today’s current trends as well like Beach House and Diiv but their performance on stage pulls the music to new heights. Their drummer is a […]
I met up with my boy Layton(drummer from The Courtesy Tier) Friday night so we could catch a couple of sets at the Knitting Factory. First on the bill was Wild International. Other than that table in the middle of the stage messing up my shots these dudes were very entertaining. I couldn’t predict any […]
Justin Little, June 14, 2012 I stopped by Knitting Factory to catch Airwaves set. Once again we have a front women that can sing and can shred. I had a smile on my face during the entire set. Their music made me feel happy. It’s strange, last year I was forced to tell some bands […]