04/23/15 1:59pm
heems

Maybe he’ll pull up in his Lexus with custom HIMANSHU plates. via Facebook

Have you had a chance to listen to Heems’ new solo album from this year, Eat Pray Thug? You should go listen to it right now, it’s great. Before you run to Spotify to load it up though, run to a new tab to RSVP for the free Heems show going down at Northside this summer. And then prepare to run to McCarren Park to see the show, since we imagine that it’s gonna be one of the more popular free shows of the whole festival. (more…)

04/21/15 3:31pm

90s nostalgia is as hot as ever, and if the existence of Fuller House isn’t proof that its all-consuming phoenix-like blaze will leave no piece of the 90s un-revived, we point you to the existence of the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum that exists in the hallway of a Williamsburg apartment. Roommates Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen decided to use their apartment’s hallway to hang to artifacts from the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan rivalry of the early 90s, with a side devoted to Nancy Kerrigan and a side devoted to Tonya Harding. The video tour is a comprehensive one, and shows you everything you need to know about the museum, from the media the duo collected to show the history of the two figure skaters to the art they collected and bought celebrating the most violent rivalry in figure skating history.

If a virtual tour wasn’t enough though, you can schedule a look at the museum’s artifacts by emailing Harkins and Olen. Don’t just think you can show up and waltz in, museum visits are by appointment only, probably due to the priceless nature of the art. Or more likely, because it’s literally in someone’s apartment. (more…)

04/17/15 1:19pm
See this girl at a talk show

See this girl at a talk show

Like a lot of late 80s/90s kids, you may have spent a whole lot of time listening to Sonic Youth as you grew up, and you might have even developed a crush on Thurston Moore or Kim Gordon. If you did, you’ve got a chance tonight to proffess your love for Kim Gordon in a small room (don’t actually do this), because tonight she’ll be appearing on The Corrigan Show at Over the Eight, and you can see it all, for free. (more…)

04/17/15 11:02am
Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

Goodbye, Beer Heaven?

The pace of change in a city eventually destroys most of, if not everything there that you once loved. For many examples of this, see our “In Memoriam” video from last year. One place we hadn’t had a thought of putting in a video like that anytime soon was Brooklyn Brewery, seeing as how it’s an internationally beloved brand that was slapping the Brooklyn name on their products long before those jokers the Nets came along. Well, now Crain’s is reporting that the building the brewery is housed in is on sale for $50 million, and given the trajectory of Williamsburg the last few years, we can’t imagine potential buyers are looking at it just to collect beer-based rent. Is it too late to make Brooklyn Brewery an official landmark? (more…)

04/07/15 1:55pm
Fire dance with them

Fire dance with them

The 90s are inevitably back. Not only is that fact apparent in a Brooklyn electronic music scene, streaming techno tunes with an obscure 90s disco base, but also in nostalgia for those days permeating culture. From fashion to television (especially television), the 90s are making a huge comeback. As such, it should come as no surprise that one of South Williamsburg’s finest, Passenger Bar, is throwing a Twin Peaks dance party whose organizers are promising to transforming the bar into the Black Lodge on Wednesday night. (more…)

04/06/15 4:49pm
big terrific comedy

These three will get back together, one last time. Photo by Steph Goralnick, via Facebook

There are a lot of free comedy shows to see in Brooklyn, that attract a higher level of talent than you’d think would show up for your free amusement. You’re gonna have to cross one off your list though, because Max Silvestri, the host of Cameo Gallery’s Big Terrific Comedy, just announced on Facebook that he’s ending the seven-year-old show at the end of April. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the final show ever is roping in Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman, who founded the show with Silvestri. The bad news is that it isn’t free. So many emotional swings in just a few sentences. (more…)

04/02/15 8:48am
baby's all right

Hey, that’s exactly what we’re thinking. Photo by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

What makes a happy hour an even happier hour? What if, in some magical occurrence, the beers are discounted all the way down to “free” as opposed to just a dollar or two off? That would certainly make things happier we think, and fortunately for you, that theory can be tested tonight, because the folks at Brooklyn Vegan are inviting you for some drinks on them tonight at Baby’s All Right. (more…)

04/01/15 3:08pm
Oh, hello

Oh, hello

What is it about Jeff Goldblum that makes us love him so? Was it his thick, wavy hair? His chiseled jaw? The way he kind of smiles at you in this unsettling way that you’re never quite sure what he’s thinking? It’s probably that last one. Whatever it is, the verdict was in a long time ago: America can’t get enough of Jeff Goldblum. Nitehawk Cinema knows that, so they’re taking the step that anyone with a movie theatre would take, and they’re devoting two entire months to the finer points of the Jeff Goldblum oeuvre with The Works: Jeff Goldblum. (more…)

03/24/15 4:39pm
Your signature might just save the Williamsburg businesses you rely on. via Travelers Today

Stop the L train closure, save the Williamsburg businesses you rely on. via Travelers Today

The hurricane of pure despair L train shutdown is now arriving: weeknight closures between Bedford and Eighth Avenue as of midnight tonight, and hellfire six straight weekends without service starting April 11. While that’s inconvenient for you as a commuter, it’s potentially catastrophic for the small businesses of Williamsburg, many of whom were counting on the spring weather to bring in more traffic after the brutal winter. DNA Info reports that Williamsburg businesses have started an online petition, as a last-ditch attempt to postpone the shutdown until August. ”To transport the humans here, the L train is our main artery,” Crest Hardware owner Joseph Franquinha told DNAinfo. “You cut off this artery, you’re cutting off our livelihood.” If you like local businesses that aren’t Starbucks or Urban Outfitters, you should consider signing it. (more…)

03/20/15 4:18pm
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Sorry, you’ll probably be waiting for a while. via Flickr user Chris Ford

The L train stirs some mighty special feelings inside us. Part of us loves it for the tremendous people watching potential. Williamsburg and Bushwick have some of the most fascinating creatures we’ve encountered, and we feel like there are many anthropology dissertations to be written on it. A bigger part, though, wants to curl up into a ball and cry and roll and cry whenever we think of the L train, especially now that it’s undergoing some sort of dramatic rebirth and not running at night for the next nine weeks. Annoyance Theatre hears our wimpers though, and they’re betraying their name by helping sooth your L train troubles. From now on, tickets to their shows will be buy one get one half off whenever the L train isn’t running. (more…)