Bushwick / East Wburg Way-Back Machine

For (newer) newcomers to the neighborhood, I thought I’d recap what it looked like just a few years ago. Back to the dark depths of 2008/2009, here’s a complete guide to the new-wave establishments there was on offer! Grand Bushwick Country Club Le Barricou Second Chance Saloon Sweet Ups (RIP) Montrose Duck Duck Boulevard (RIP) Morgan Roberta’s Brooklyn Natural’s Archive… Read more →

What’s Up This Wknd?

Friday Gold Sounds: The prog metallers Next to None return, with their debut album finally released. Playing with tourmates… Doll Skin, playing power pop-rock. $18 Metal Kingdom (890 Wyckoff): All metal lineup with Winter Nights, Winters Wake, Jotunheim, and some logo I can’t read (makes it more metal!). $5 SHIM/ArtHelix: Three art shows, one space. Reception 6pm-9pm. Free Saturday Studio… Read more →

Summer Walks for L/JM-train’ers

It’s a party in the streets yo. No cars allowed! Positively 8th Street West Village 7/8 12pm-6pm W. 8th St from 5th Ave to 6th Ave 7/15 BedStuy TAMA Summerfest 12pm-6pm Tompkins Ave from Gates Ave to Halsey St 7/16 Chinatown/Soho Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Weekend Walks 11am-4pm Mott St. from Canal St. to Worth St., Elisabeth St. from… Read more →

Art Stuff This Wknd

In recent news, GCA gallery has closed for good at 119 Ingraham. Friday ‘How Would She Feel?’ at SHIM, 289 Meserole St, 6pm-9pm ‘Galkyd, Galkyd’ at Gallery Gary Giordano, 56 Bogart St, 6pm-9pm ‘A More Human Dwelling Place’ at Anthony Philip Fine Art, 56 Bogart St, 6pm-9pm Saturday ‘Group Portrait’, Unisex Salon, 133 Manhattan Ave, 6pm-8pm Yup. Read more →

Top 8 Killer Concerts of the Summer

Yeah, the summer always sucks for shows…see, I can’t even make a Top Ten list! Obviously, mostly domestic bands, let’s get started! Save the best for first, this Sunday 6/25, Born of Osiris returns to Gramercy Theater for their rescheduled date that was previously cancelled date when everyone went nuts over a few inches of snow. Not to be missed!… Read more →

It’s JUNE, you know what that means

Yup, June 1st has passed, so of course we have even more new businesses open in the neighborhood. Let’s check em out! Bar Mountain has quickly appeared at 383 Wyckoff Ave. They have the beer, they have the shots, they have a backyard. Destined to become a staple in the increasingly popular Myrtle-Wyckoff area that has seen several new bars… Read more →