”I'm gonna put in my earplugs,” Ira Kaplan told the crowd in Union Pool's back patio on Sunday. ”I suggest you do the same.” It was good advice. Yo La Tengo were playing as their the Condo Fucks cover band alter-ego as part of Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series and it was loud as hell...
Online ticketing service Ticketfly is still down, more than 24 hours since announcing they were the "target of a cyber incident." It's staying down as they investigate and "don’t have a specific timeline to share right now. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working around the clock to resolve the issue and get all Ticketfly systems back up and running."
One of the welcome warm weather constants in this ever-changing world in which we live in (here in NYC) is Union Pool's Summer Thunder series, which offers free shows and good vibes every Saturday from June - August.
Much of the Williamsburg that existed in the neighborhood's early '00s heyday is gone now -- from Glasslands to Daddy's to Tops to that empty lot on the corner of Bedford & N. 1st -- but one thing we're glad is still around is Union Pool which opened in 2000 and quickly became known for live music, its backyard, and general debauchery.
Destruction Unit brought their tour to Brooklyn this weekend, giving us two shows in 24 hours. First they played Palisades on Friday night (6/26) and then got up on Saturday (6/27) for a free afternoon show at Union Pool...
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