Ric Leichtung

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Photos: The Final Show at Death by Audio

    The DIY music scene in north Brooklyn continues to see its venues close. On Saturday, Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd Street) hosted its last show in a seven-year run as a DIY space in Williamsburg. Grooms, JEFF the Brotherhood, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Lightning Bolt performed for a crowd of just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    With the Coming Closing of Death By Audio, Many NYC DIYs Are Going Legit

    There's confetti embedded in the stage at Death By Audio, the latest off-the-books venue and nightclub in Williamsburg to announce its closure, set for November 22. It's the last gasp of the "Do-It-Yourself" wave that helped bring much attention to the neighborhood's music and scene in the last 10 o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    J-CUSH on Lit City Rave: "Trust That the Energy Will Reach Ridiculous Levels All Night"

    Lit City Trax is a New York-based record label that happens to throw some of the city's best parties. Founded in 2011 by Jamie Imanian-Friedman, also known as performer J-CUSH, the label puts out a steady stream of artists pushing past the edges of dance music. DJ Rashad, who tragically passed away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    You Can Now Lease 285 Kent For the Low, Low Price of $8,000 a Month

    Fans of music scene exclusivity were dealt a Severe Blow a couple weeks back when the lights went down for good at 285 Kent, the Williamsburg DIY warehouse hub of cultural cool. No more shows. No more disgusting bathrooms. No more drunkenly making out with strangers of questionable hygiene on couch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    The Final Days of 285 Kent - White Lung, Diiv, Fucked Up - 1/19/14

    Same As: It Ever Was The internet bubble in which I live had me convinced that last night, the farewell show of Williamsburg venue 285 Kent was an Event. In case you, a person who reads about the New York Music Scene, somehow failed to hear about this Event, it was the closing of a venue that meant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    "DIY Will Never Die": An Exit Interview with 285 Kent's Ric Leichtung

    On December 19th of last year, Ric Leichtung announced via Twitter that Maria Minerva's performance at 285 Kent that night might be the Williamsburg venue's last. Though the news devastated many in the New York music community, it wasn't all that surprising: rumors that Kent was closing had been flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Maria Minerva - 285 Kent's Final Show - 12/19

    Better than: The real estate market "We are witnessing the end of Williamsburg right here, right now." Estonian experimental singer and producer Maria Minerva didn't mince words as she gave a eulogy to 285 Kent at the venue's closing party last night, comparing the people who move to Williamsburg t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 27, 2013

    The Men Get Out of the Gutter

    Brooklyn's post-hardcore noise addicts clean up but won't turn it down

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Todd P Celebrates A Decade

    The DIY promoter looks back on 10 years of hosting shows