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Climbing up and down from a platform at the center of what was essentially live music-in-the-round, Win Butler must have been fully engulfed with sound waves—so much so, it would seem, that for the very first time, he messed up the lyrics to one of his band’s most famous songs. “That’s the first time we ever fucked up ‘No Cars Go’,” the towering Arcade Fire frontman said on Wednesday night, early on in the...
With the release of their fifth studio album, Everything Now, next week will be a big one for Arcade Fire. The rock gang from Canada has released a handful of singles already to build excitement for the new album release, and they're very good—"Creature Comfort" in particular is one of my favorite songs of the year. With the album's release next Friday, the band will perform a small, intimate album release show right here in Brooklyn next...
Yesterday, 10 Brooklyn makers of the widely-worshiped hair-of-the-dog—the bloody mary—descended upon Grand Prospect Hall for The Bloody Mary Fest. For three hours, mixologists from Greenpoint and Bushwick to Crown Heights and Park Slope offered miniature (albeit bottomless), carefully garnished variations of tomato juice, spices, and vodka to hundreds of thirsty attendees inside the opulent Victorian hall. We went to ensure quality control—which is to say drink and rank them. Yes, there were professional tasters on-site (judges...
Television productions bearing the namesake of cult classics be damned: The Twin Peaks that filmed earlier this week at Grand Prospect Hall has nothing to do with director David Lynch, donuts, coffee, or any mysterious "log lady." It was an entirely different affair.  Grand Prospect Hall owner Michael Halkias, in addition to other venue staff, were sworn to secrecy by whatever company sought production on the grounds under the same moniker as the famed show. All Halkias could say...

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