Gloriously wretched, hoarse-throated bloody rasp bawls and fractured clusterfucked guitar squalor careen head on with drums and synth-triggering pedal demolition in XADDAX, a Bushwickian noise-rock monster whose membersax grinder Nick Sakes and traps basher Chrissy Rossettiehappen to b ... More >>
Like a lot of panel discussions about art, Saturday's Silent Barn Public Meeting #2a talk and concert sponsored by the currently on-hold DIY space in the carpeted and wood-paneled upper room at Ridgewood's Gottscheer Hallhad a lot of talk about community engagement. Unlike a lot of art ... More >>
Maks SuskiThe now-shuttered Ridgewood venue Silent Barn has been raising funds for its rebuilding and relocation since it was burglarized in July. Silent Barn's organizers took their campaign to the peer-to-peer patronage site Kickstarter, which requires people raising money through its site ... More >>
"This is totally normal," G. Lucas Crane says as he drags an amp and a box full of cassettes into his former kitchen. The experimental musician (and occasional tape manipulator for Woods) studies the giant plastic balls hanging from the ceiling, which change color as people talk, a ... More >>
Mike WolfJooklo Duo at Silent Barn in June.
On Saturday night, thieves broke into the Ridgewood performance space Silent Barn and destroyed or removed an estimated $15,000 worth of equipment. The theft occurred just one day after local police stopped a performance featuring Steve Moore of Zo ... More >>
Guardian Alien's Greg Fox, in the house that Parts and Labor built. Pics by Rebecca.On a quiet residential block near the BQE in Greenpoint, a vacant former convent and schoolhouse came alive on Saturday thanks to a collective called Rabid Handsand 60 or so artists they invited to collaborate ... More >>
It's a Tracy Morgan phrase turned Bushwick cops-are-coming party-mantra, and now Ninjasonik's nightly promise that "Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant" is the centerpiece of a Brooklyn art show. Last winter, the heavy-lidded King-Cobra-rap trio, with the help of all-around creative guy Nick Chatfiel ... More >>
Photo of Jim Jones taunting hipsters by Rebecca Smeyne
In the week Jim Jones put ten thousand dollars on a three-on-three basketball tournament sponsored by Converse and barred to the media, we got up in there anyway, and brought you the hilarious play-by-play. Take that, shoe company.
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Brooklyn lo-fi noise punk: unlikely well of local magazine bachelor profiles! First came New York's "totally weird" profile of Dustin Payseur, of Beach Fossils, who spoke about the Brooklyn warehouse scene and Urban Outfitters by way of providing an example of your typical, strugglin' New Y ... More >>