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On the cover of the latest Liars record, TFCF, Angus Andrew sits alone in a wedding dress, looking like he left himself at the altar, and just in the nick of time. The sort of silly, semi-sinister image makes fine thematic sense. It fronts the first record in the band’s 17-year art-pop career made without the help of founding member Aaron Hemphill, or anyone other than Angus. Wanderlust—sonic, geographic, personal—has come to define Andrew’s...
This year hasn’t been great for DIY. But just how bad has it been, exactly? Always precarious and barely legal, a cluster of small-scale venues which had improbably survived the Bloomberg-era purges and seemed pretty much set to live forever—285 Kent, Death By Audio, and Glasslands—have all gone out of business more or less at once. What’s more, they were all reportedly done in by VICE Media. A supposedly countercultural company with half a billion...
Sunday was a very eventful day for East Williamsburg. Between Sunday night and Monday morning, there was that massive dumpster fire outside the McKibbin Lofts and now Gothamist is reporting that early Sunday morning there was a joint Department of Homeland Security/NYPD raid less than a mile away. According to Gothamist's sources, a DHS truck pulled up to 221 Devoe Street and agents bearing machine guns overran the building while a helicopter flew low overhead. Witnesses weren't allowed to...
Last November, we shared the first video rendering of the new Thunderbolt rollercoaster at Coney Island and now Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the project is officially underway. Yesterday, Coney Island dignitaries gathered at the site of the new rollercoaster to officially break ground. The thrill ride is the successor of the original rickety wooden Thunderbolt rollercoaster, which operated from 1925 until arson destroyed it in 1982. Still, the thing stood there until 2000 when former Mayor...

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