Where to avoid St. Patrick’s day in Brooklyn

No thanks

No thanks

Do you want to leave your house tonight but also feel pretty passionate about avoiding a run-in with NYC’s drunkest? Ya know, the green-adorned pub-goers who just can’t seem to leave their college days behind? They’re decorated with cheap plastic shamrock beads and leprechaun hats—perhaps a day as awful as Santacon in terms of public displays of intoxication and douchiness [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Glenn Branca

You don’t need me wasting your time with chit-chat, there are weekend plans to be made, this time we bring you some site favourites and something out of left field. Enjoy!

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Silent Barn pressures Nooklyn, an apartment finder app, into removing them as a Bushwick “amenity”

Silent Barn, credit bushwickbridge

Silent Barn, credit bushwickbridge

Nooklyn, an apartment search website and app run by this guy ruffled some feathers over at Silent Barn yesterday. The company listed the club as an “amenity” to Bushwick’s Saint Marks Luxury Apartments which didn’t go over so well with the owners, who lashed out on Twitter:

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

fearofmen2

I managed to see my fellow Oxfordians, Radiohead, on Tuesday, so everything else this week may seem like a bit of a Let Down (although I saw them play that 10 years ago too). Still, while the bar has been set high, there are still some fantastic bands in town for the weekend!

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

oughtFW

Dilly ding, dilly dong. We can cut the smalltalk, you really have some great options this weekend and the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, Beverly, Waxahatchee and a Woods/Ultimate Painting double-header didn’t even make the cut. If you aren’t getting out to see a show, I’m not sure I can ever be any help.

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Ought and Priests play Silent Barn and Rough Trade this weekend

Ought

Two bands perfectly bookended on either side of the punk spectrum bring their tour to Brooklyn this weekend with shows at Silent Barn (5/7) and Rough Trade (5/8). Montreal quartet Ought are still riding high on their last album, Sun’s Coming Down, via Constellation Records in 2015; a triumphant combination of The Fall, Talking Heads and Pavement. Video for the title track is below the jump (or stream the whole album here).

Priests have been a FW favourite for a few years now and are one of the best live bands around these days in my opinion. Having not released anything since 2014’s excellent EP,  Bodies and Control and Money and Powerone might assume they will be playing some new songs. Between Ought’s angular, often technical compositions and Priests political, aggressive delivery, this is one not to be missed.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

RobynHitchcockCityWinery

Greetings! We’ve had a pretty good week on the music side of things, between us we’ve seen Vaadat Charigim at Palisades and my esteemed metal heads caught Iron Maiden last night. It’s 20 degrees celsius as I type this (let’s not talk of that silly farenheit…) and spring is in the air, by which I mean the smell of semen from the Callery Pear’s (insert “Spring is coming” joke here). I should probably mention there are some great shows this weekend…

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

CurtisHardingSeems like the year is in full throttle now, even with the handbrake turn that is a leap year, and here we are in March already. This weekend sees multiple bands with new records, anniversaries and one of my favourite artists of the last few years. If there isn’t something to love here then we just aren’t talking the same language.

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