Archive for February, 2011
Below is footage from Religious To Damn’s show last night at Union Pool, as well as their new music video. “Black Sand”, the song that closed out the night, was a live premiere and is included in our video montage.
After the jump: A video edit of Man’s Gin
Xavier Dolan’s wonderful new film, Heartbeats, chronicles a French Canadian hipster love triangle and FREEwilliamsburg has a pair of opening week tickets to give away. To enter, submit your most bizarre love triangle stories by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in super-condensed twitter form (@freedubya) by midnight this Friday. The winner (loser?) will receive two tickets in addition to having their story published at the top of Friday’s Heartbeats review.
Check out the trailer after the break.
Tamaryn and Mirror Mirror played at MoMA PS1 last weekend. As part of the museum’s “Saturday Sessions” both bands played to a packed house in a gallery space on the 3rd floor. Furthermore, Thunder Horse created unique video projections for this performance, which added tremendously to Tamaryn’s already mesmerizing set. Video edits from both Tamaryn’s and Mirror Mirror’s performances are below.
Baltimore’s Celebration destroyed at Death By Audio last night. A video from that show is below.
Happy Friday, everyone!
It’s a long weekend which means plenty of time to try the new bars and restaurants that have opened recently. Hot dogs! Black leather couches! Rice balls! Wine! Burgers! Oysters!
Blackout A Greenpoint bar brought to you by the owners of Oak with black mirrored tables reflecting the ornate black painted tin ceiling as you sit on a black leather. Features a backyard for the warmer months (or tonight!), and a decent beer & cocktail list. We’re also a fan of the happy hour (5-8 p.m.) with $3 well drinks, $4 pints of Gaffel, and $3 bottles of Sierra Nevada 916 Manhattan Avenue
Crif Dogs Our favorite East Village hog dog shop expands to Williamsburg after months of rumors and speculation! All the same hot dogs are served at the Brooklyn outpost as the East Village location, however the restaurant opens a take-out window daily to serve coffee and breakfast sandwiches to hungry morning commuters. 555 Drigs Avenue
Arancini Bros In keeping with the trend of food truck to brick-and-mortar openings, David Campaniello and Will Levatino are bringing their tasty rice balls to Bushwick. Offered is a rotating selection of six Sicilian-style rice balls in traditional (meat ragù), creative (mushroom and Taleggio) and sweet (Nutella) varieties. 940 Flushing Avenue
Custom American Wine Bar A casual wine bar with exposed brick walls serving wine from small American vineyards. Snack options range from fried green tomatoes, Philly cheesesteaks, to the Elvis, a PB, banana and bacon fried sandwich. 644 Driggs Ave
Juniper This small cafe serves classic comfort food such as burgers, pasta, and mac & cheese with rotating specials such as noodles & jambalaya. The interior decor needs a bit of help, but we like the food. Beer & wine will be served once their liquor license is secured and there’s also a backyard for outdoor dining. 112 Berry Street
Maison Premiere A new vintage French Quarter–themed restaurant from the team behind Moto and Five Leaves, serving oysters and classic cocktails in addition to NOLA favorites like muffalettes and gumbo. There’s also an absinthe fountain if you’re so inclined. 298 Bedford Avenue
Shoegazers Tamaryn and Religious to Damn were at the newly ‘renovated’ Don Hill’s last night. Funny enough the place doesn’t look like it received a make over at all. It is now sporting a faux CBGB’s style. Tamaryn will also be at PS1 this Saturday for a free 4pm show. Religious to Damn can be caught next in Brooklyn at Union Pool on February 23.