While trying not to be consumed in depression about elections in my country of birth today, where the state of politics is at a depressingly all time low and the best case I can think of is a gridlocked hung parliament, I find the best medicine is always live music. So here we go, drink […]
This is very sad news to hear that this local Greenpoint staple has closed. The Garden’s owner says the store couldn’t keep up with online shopping and chain grocery stores. They shut down on Sunday and will be missed. From their Facebook page: It’s time to say goodbye and thank you. After 25 years in […]
Ainslie opened last night in Williamsburg, just off the Lorimer L train stop. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant will serve Italian staples and wood-fired pizza. Ainslie also has four bars with 20 wines by the glass, four wines on tap and 16 beers from local craft breweries on tap. Needless to say, we can’t wait to give […]
Ten Hope is a lovely addition to the neighborhood and they’re officially open for business this week. Expect creative drinks, impeccable design, and shareable plates. They also have a lovely courtyard which will be fantastic when we make it through the winter chill. Be sure to check them out at, where else, 10 Hope Street in […]
The end of the year is nigh, but two of the biggest AOTY contender are just rolling in. So hold onto your butts (and lists), folks—we are just getting started. WHAT TO HEAR: I don’t think there’s been a more anticipated, hyped, or meme’d metal record this year than Blood Incantation’s Hidden History of the […]
It’s already been a good week with shows by Tool and Mikal Cronin in the bag, so let’s pull things kicking and screaming into the weekend.
Down to the final mixes on a personal project this week, so for the sake of my sanity, let’s keep this short and sweet. WHAT TO HEAR: Well folks, black metal Liturgy is officially back with a surprise (surprisingly good) new LP this week, H.A.Q.Q. (YLYLCYN). Although billed as a musical detour before Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s […]
Halloween is dead and gone and we’re steaming for the home stretch now. But before we get to lisztomania, there’s still plenty of new records from incredible bands on the way, so whatever you do, don’t turn that calendar just yet. WHAT TO HEAR: So I’m gonna level with all of you: I’ve never really […]
We’re apparently five weeks away from Winter, not sure the weather got the memo. Anyway, let’s dive right into the best shows you can catch over the next few days.
OK folks, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and the same flake as ever. But don’t worry, there’s a solid slate of new releases and a full Halloween week of shows to help make up for my heavy metal infidelity. Take me back won’t you, please? WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week are Oakland […]