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Concert Review: Boy Harsher Record Release Show Leaves Fans (Literally) In the Dark

photo via Boy Harsher
photo via Boy Harsher

Just in time to kick off Halloweekend, Boy Harsher held a sold-out record release show last Friday at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) to debut their new EP, “Country Girl.”

Toronto-based goth/industrial trio, Odonis Odonis, provided a foreboding start to the evening as they played from their latest album, No Pop. Perhaps in keeping with the smartphone-dystopian themes of the record, the band maintained an aloofness from the crowd throughout their set. Lead vocalist Dean Tzenos, whose sonorous voice was processed through a vocoder, came off as very reserved during his performance, which isn’t to say Odonis Odonis was dull. No Pop’s minimalist instrumentation, comprised solely of synths and an electronic drumkit, were spellbinding live, punctuated by Tzenos’ sparse screams. The trio sonically made up for what they lacked in charisma, filling Saint Vitus’ intimate space with heady waves of synth and echoing vocals.

Odonis Odonis. Photo by Geoff Fitzgerald.
Odonis Odonis. Photo by Geoff Fitzgerald.

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This is Thriller: North Brooklyn Halloween Roundup 2017!

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Sultry weather falls across the land—yet Halloween hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorize our North Brooklyn ‘hood. And whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down, must stand and face the shutdown of the L and rot inside Williamsburg’s shell. The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of Newtown Creek’s years. And grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to share your doom. And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver; for no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller.

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Tiki Disco Halloween @ Good Room 2017TIKI DISCO HALLOWEEN
@ Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave | 10pm-4am
$20+ tix, More info
Tiki Disco started as a bi-monthly party at Roberta’s in 2009 and has transformed into a year-round happening, with popups around the globe. Eli Escobar, Lloydski and Andy Pry will hold down the floor with their deep selections of disco, funk, house and classics. Expect an evening of spooky vibes and ghostly dancingcostumes are definitely encouraged! Continue reading

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Show Puerto Rico Some Love at St. Vitus Tonight (9/26)! Supercrush Presents Hurricane Maria Relief with Lola Pistola, The Disfunction, Pink Mexico, and YAASSS!

Tonight at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), Puerto Rican bands Lola Pistola and The Disfunction alongside Pink Mexico and Yaasss will be performing live and proceeds will go towards help raise money for Puerto Rico!

Our friends at Supercrush Studio and CaraBella are donating proceeds to ConPRmetidos María: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund.

From Supercrush:

This was going to be just a normal show, but due to the recent events in Puerto Rico, we’ve decided to donate large part of the proceeds to Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

We’re happy to announce we’ll be donating proceeds to ConPRmetidos María: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund. If you’re not able to come to the event, please consider donating here. https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

We’re sad to announce that Reanimadores won’t be able to travel to NYC from Puerto Rico until Friday, as the airport is still not fully functiona but we’re happy to announce that The Disfunction will now be joining us at this event. Hope to see you all there! We’re planning other shows with the band as we speak, but we’re still going ahead with this event as a fundraiser. Please come contribute to the Hurricane Maria relief cause! Hope to see you all there!

Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave), $8, 21+, Doors 7:00PM – 11:00PM, More info

 

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Cro-Mags and Eyehategod at St. Vitus this Sunday (8/27)

EyeHateGod at Brooklyn Bazaar in April © Dylan Lappin

Two old-time bands with a lot of hard time put on the road are doing both a matinée and a sold out evening show at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) this Sunday (8/27) as part of their Left to Starve summer tour.

Of course calling either band old-time is just asking for a beating, because it’s generally not too safe to antagonize a hardcore punk band (Cro-Mags) nor a metal/hardcore/southern sludge band out of New Orleans (EyeHateGod, or just “EHG” for you texters).

I’m sure both these bands have been jumped by a pack of chin-less white supremacists more than once in the past with the band coming out ahead.

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Party To Protect The Planet Raises Money For Earthjustice

Photo: Nick McManus
The attendees on stage with headlining band French Horn Rebellion after the raffle drawing finale, 4/26/17 at 12a. All photos by Nick McManus

Last week, Party to Protect, a local socially-conscious fundraiser produced for Earthjustice, one of America’s major non-profit public interest law organizations for the environment rocked Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave). The concert was the second half of Party To Protect’s all day program that started earlier in the day with Tattoos to Protect The Planet at nearby venue Magick City (37 Box St) where artists from Magic Cobra Tattoo Society offered $60 black-only tattoos. A similar tattoo event held in February raised over $4,000 and though the rain wasn’t helpful Magick City’s owner Rich Awn reported that most folks came early before it really started to pour. Continue reading

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Your May 2017 Horoscopes Are Here!

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We spent most of our childhood in space (physical collage) by Morgan Lappin

This month, Mercury retrograde ends (finally!) and we get a Scorpio full moon, which means we are alive and energized–especially with our emotions. This month is all about change and listening to your body, so you know, be prepared. Change, even positive, can be hard to deal with.

Check out your May horoscope after the jump!

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Greenpoint Gallery Night, Crawfish Boil, Experimental Noise Rock — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/26–5/2)

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GreenpointGalleryNight_4-28-17FRIDAY 4/28
*♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night #10 @ All Over Greenpoint 6pm, FREE, The historic neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is filled with exceptional galleries, alternative exhibition spaces, and working artists. Greenpoint Gallery Night is a voluntarily organized event happening twice a year in an effort to highlight the art scene in this unique corner of Brooklyn. More info

TUESDAY 5/2
*♦ Greenpoint Open Studios Artist Sign-Up Party @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave.) 7-10pm, FREE, Registered GOS artists and artists who sign up on the spot will receive one FREE BEER! More info


WEDNESDAY 4/26

* Lunation New Moon In Taurus: Shakti Transmission @ Golden Drum (97 Green St) 7:30pm, $25, Reset through a clear head and open heart through Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Ground yourselves with a sacred New Moon ritual to plant your intentions that are aligned with your higher self while letting go of stagnant energy that keeps us from vibrating higher, More info
*A Clockwork Orange @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Clockwork Orange screening in the Main Ballroom! Restaurant and bar open before, during and after the movie! In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,”, RSVP
♫ Anni Rossi / I Am The Polish Army / Echo Moth / Jane Church @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $5-7, Buy tix

THURSDAY 4/27

* BettVR With Age
@ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) 7pm, FREE, A virtual reality film series created to benefit the senior community. Short documentary screening as well as five interactive virtual reality stations to experience some of the VR films that comprise Kahana’s innovative project, More info
^ Jamie Brenner presents The Forever Summer with Amy Poeppel 
@WORD Brooklyn (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of Jamie Brenner’s latest novel, THE FOREVER SUMMER. Jamie Brenner will be in conversation with Amy Poeppel, author of SMALL ADMISSIONS, More info
♦ Notes from A North Korean Tour Bus @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30pm, $10, Matt Hulse has been traveling to and from North Korea, working as a tour guide for Beijing-based Koryo Tours. He’s been capturing his experiences on camera and also recording the soundscapes of that isolated and little-understood country, Buy tix
♦ Post-Dance 3X3: Devices @ Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole St) 8pm, Pay-what-u-can, Three movement artists perform their own work, detly disabusing us of any remaining subject-object dichotomies while distanciating, operating and defining other (non)human devisions, distances, differences and devices, More info
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PJ Harvey, Dance Parties and Record Store Day! — Weekend Music 4/20-4/25

PJ Harvey performing at Primavera Sound 2016
PJ Harvey performing at Primavera Sound 2016. You can this goddess tonight at Brooklyn Steel.

Crank. It. Up. With just a toe dipped into Spring, blossoms bursting in McCarren, and a taste of 80+ degree weather last weekend we’re already steam rock-n-rolling into Summer. Here’s our favorite North Brooklyn music picks for this weekend (and it also happens to be Record Store Day on Saturday!).

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

PJ Harvey
In case you haven’t listened to PJ Harvey since the first time it was cool to wear Doc Martens, a choker and a flannel, the woman has still got it. With her witchy ways, this small lady with a big presence will rock your 2000-teen world.
Brooklyn Steel | 319 Frost St. | 8pmQuantic-flyer-good room
$59.50 tickets


Quantic
 (DJ set), Chrome Sparks (DJ set), Ondatropica (Celebrating Baile Bucanero LP), Adi Toohey

Soul, funk, creamy goodness—whatever you want to call Quantic, he’s sure to throw down some good grooves. Brooklyn’s own Chrome Sparks will provide the chill wavvey vibes, and Ondatropica will be keeping things tropical. Sounds like a classic pre-summer Thursday night.
Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave.| 10pm
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Flirt Reynolds, Pole Play, Underground Heroine Showcase, Duo Scorpio– What’s happening, Greenpoint? (4/12–4/18)

SATURDAY 4/15, 930pm! Flirt Reynolds takes over the back room spinning 70s disco/funk, 80s new wave/pop, 90s hip hop and 2000s indie dance music, all on vinyl. Dance till you’re dead! Free champagne for those dressed in throwback attire, until it runs out. @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt Street), FREE!

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WEDNESDAY 4/12

* Pole Play Wednesday @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Safe space for pole dancers in the NYC community to come out and show their friends and fellow aerialists what they’ve been working on, RSVP
♫ Transit.FM presents Local Service 006 @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, FREE,Transit.FM returns to take over the Bad Room. Breaks, jungle, and more from some of NYC’s best drum and bass selectors, More info
♫ Hot Chip (DJ Set)/ Mike Simonetti @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $30,Renowned indie/electronica band Hot Chip bring their DJ skills alongside one of Brooklyn’s finest selectors Mike Simonetti, Buy tix Continue reading

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The Marked Men Thrashed Brooklyn Bazaar Last Friday

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The Marked Men – Photo: Brad Dechter

The past week has been musically great, with reformed acts playing sold out shows around town. Texas-based punk rockers The Marked Men bashed their way through back-to-back gigs, first Thursday at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) then onto their initially announced Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.) show on Friday. The band’s old-school punk riffing and ear for hooks has endeared them a strong following even if they haven’t released an album since 09’s ​Ghosts​. The venue was packed with a sea of black leather and safety pinned battle jackets, with the crowd singing or shouting in response to the band throughout their set.

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