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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...
Looking to bring a virtual experience into the real world? That's always the case with Gorillaz, and this week our borough gets the chance to take that even further: the band/project/group/collective is opening a pop-up shop this week in Williamsburg, offering fans a chance to get some exclusive new merch ahead of their headlining performance at The Meadows festival in Queens on Saturday night. The shop will be open both Thursday and Friday, on Grand...
Nicholas Liberis and Yohay Albo first met in 2008, when they worked as co-consultants on an architectural project. Since coming together as Brooklyn architecture and urbanism firm Albo Liberis, they have shaped some of Williamsburg’s most talked-about structures, including The William Vale hotel and Hotel Williamsburg. We spoke with Yohay and Nicholas about their goals of impacting Williamsburg's landscape, as well as their architectural dreams that stretch beyond NYC. Brooklyn Magazine: What sort of impact did...
If you’re the type that prescribes to the “everything’s better with bacon” mantra, have we got a restaurant for you. Launched on a corner of Williamsburg’s Grand Street last week, Belly zealously celebrates any and all things pork, with a nine-course, $45, exclusively bacon-based tasting menu. The brainchild of advertising executive Philip Cho, and marketing specialist Anna Lee, the eatery expands on porcine-centric dinner parties they used to throw for their friends, with plush planks of...

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