You just realized it’s Friday and you’re wondering what to do tonight. Well, we’ve got you covered. Saturday night? We’re on it! And what about Sunday? Last time I checked, Sunday was still the weekend. Sitting at home, watching Netflix and ordering food is always relaxing, but wouldn’t you want to save that for after work during the week? Grab some friends – or go solo – and get to these Top 5 shows this weekend!
All I know is that on the Super Bowl Sunday there were a lot of great things that weren’t sports-related going on, and one of them was a great show at Shea Stadium with Oberhofer, Total Slacker, Shadow Walker, Lodro, and Night Visions. The show had a lot of build-up with its indie star-studded bill, featuring members from Friends, Thee Oh Sees, and more. The venue quickly filled up with friends, fans, musicians and artists alike. It was one of those nights where you felt like you were right at home (if your home smelled like cigarette smoke, beer and sweat). It was kinda like a Super Bowl for new bands. (more…)
The tragic October death of Total Slacker drummer Terence Connor remains a mystery. But one former band mate said the incident leaves no question of whether area officials ensure the safety of Bushwick bike riders.
“If they did, my friend would still be alive,” said David Tassy in a phone interview.
Police said the Oct. 1, 2012 accident on Metropolitan Avenue by the warehouses of East Williamsburg was a hit-and-run, and the frequency of such wrecks leaves people who knew Connor wondering what, if anything, the city will do in response to his death.
“No one’s saying anything,” said Tucker Rountree, lead singer of Total Slacker. “Everyone’s acting like nothing happened. And the guy is gone.”
We received some very sad news yesterday. Terence Connor, the drummer of Bushwick band Total Slacker, died as a result of a bike accident. As Ad Hoc reported, Connor was found with severe head trauma yesterday morning in Bushwick. To be exact, he was killed on his bike at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Stewart Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. (Brooklyn Vegan) He was taken to Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. It appears he likely was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. This comes as a huge blow to the Bushwick music scene and to bikers everywhere. He was 24 years old. Total Slacker released a statement on their Twitter yesterday,