Jake Dobkin and Jen Chung [via males nulis] The New Yorker published a revealing piece on the Gothamist and DNAinfo shutdown. They reinforce what’s abundantly obvious — that Joe Ricketts is an asshole — but the article also reveals how Gothamist founders Jake Dobkin and Jen Chung played along with Ricketts’ anti-union tactics: Chung […]

From Academy Records to Captured Tracks – a record store crawl through Greenpoint

Now that summer has fully arrived, an afternoon exploring record stores is a great way to experience Greenpoint and discover new music. Greenpoint has seven stores selling records, ranging from quality shops for vinyl aficionados to unusual, interesting experiences. Below is a list of Greenpoint record stores and a map to help you plan your […]

WHAT TO HEAR: First up are local legends-to-be Tombs and The Grand Annihilation (Metal Blade), their first full-length morgue slab since 2014’s acclaimed Savage Gold. Picking up where last year’s All Empires Fall EP left off, The Grand Annihilation finds Mike Hill and co. launching headlong into the brawny black metal mire, conjuring one tremolo-picked […]