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Shows: Trip Metal Metastasizing and Sweaty Dance Party in a Bathtub

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Here’s to hoping you took this past weekend to cram your butt, beach umbrellas, and coolers full of malt liquor onto the A train, also known as the Express Train to Beach Salvation. Lord knows nearly all of Brooklyn decided this was the way to go. I’ve got the bite marks to prove it. If you didn’t get your Rockaway kicks in along with the rest of us, chances are you’re gonna miss out big time on a weekend of epic gigs on the horizon. Trust us, this is the time to play hooky, because how else are you possibly going to realize your Best Summer Ever without skipping out on your earthly responsibilities? You’ve really dug yourself a hole, haven’t you? Here are the shows happening this week that’ll get you out of it.

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Farewell to Ray Abeyta, Williamsburg Royalty

An outtake from the Regulars photo shoot in August of 2013.

An outtake from the Regulars photo shoot in August of 2013.

I only had one real conversation with Ray Abeyta. Luckily, I captured it for everybody to see. We met at his favorite hangout, the bar-restaurant Five Leaves, so I could interview him for The Regulars. I told him I’d seen him around town for 10 years and we had friends in common. He said I looked familiar. We ordered our drinks and the conversation flowed. His badass personality blazed before me.
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Hop Along With Bad Bunnies, Go Down the Rabbit Hole with LODRO, and More

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
Bad Rabbits are a Boston-based rock/R&B outfit who’ve been around since ’07. The five-piece band serves up infectious, funky beats and driving vocal harmonies that manage to remain nimble. It’s impossible not to hop when Bad Rabbits play. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m., tickets free

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Hot Dogs and Sparklers Are For Basics: Here’s What’s Really Poppin’ on the 4th

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Fireworks over the Manhattan Bridge, at The Bean on Second Avenue. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Because the your pyrotechnic fun on this most sacred day, arguably defying the founding fathers’ true intentions, please be advised it’s probably best to toss out your mortars and Roman Candles if you’re sticking around this crock-pot of a city for the weekend. But buck up kiddies, because we’ve got an ultra-Patriotic guide for this 4th of July featuring tons of activities that are almost as exhilarating as narrowly escaping having your hand blown off by a defective firecracker.
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Summer Thunder at Union Pool

This weekly throwdown in Union Pool’s back patio brings bands and DJs that are way better than they need to be for the gratis admission price. Get there early.
This summer’s lineup:
•MAY 30•
SUMMER THUNDER KICKOFF
HECTOR’S PETS
METALLEG
SLAM SECTION
ROYA
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
https://soundcloud.com/hectors-pets
https://metalleg.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royatheband?fref=ts
•JUNE 6•
INNOVE GNAWA
RYAN SAWYER & BEN VIDA DUO
DJ MIKE BONES
https://www.facebook.com/inogna
benvida.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/ryan_lonewolf
•JUNE 13•
BLUES CONTROL
HEX MESSAGE
OHAL
DJ IMAGE MAN // DJ KEJE
http://grupabluescontrol.com/
https://myspace.com/hexmessage
https://soundcloud.com/ohal_g
•JUNE 20•
IMPOSE MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
HOT SUGAR
CRYING
YUNG GUTTED
DJ ERIC PHIPPS
www.imposemagazine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotSugarWorld
https://www.facebook.com/cryingband
https://www.facebook.com/YungGutted
•JUNE 27•
DESTRUCTION UNIT
CHEENA
BEECH CREEPS
+ DJ FANTASY MAN (Cory Feierman)
http://www.ascetism.com/dunit/
https://cheena.bandcamp.com/
https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/
GOOGLE CORY FEIERMAN
•JULY 4•
JOE BATAAN
DJ TURMIX
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Bataan/178787325528153
http://www.djturmix.com/
•JULY 11•
PAT PARTY
w/ BOTTOMS
https://www.facebook.com/PATPARTYNYC
https://www.facebook.com/bttms
•JULY 18•
WOLF EYES
BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM
http://wolfeyes.net/
http://blazerss.net/
•JULY 25•
KID CONGO POWERS
+ Special Guests!
kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
•AUGUST 1•
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
& PANACHE PARTY
*STAY TUNED!*
www.newyorknighttrain.com/
http://www.panacherock.com/
•AUGUST 8•
*STAY TUNED!*
•AUGUST 15•
*STAY TUNED*
•JUST ANNOUNCED!•
•AUGUST 22•
WFMU PRESENTS…!
COMPLETE (1st NYC show)
OCTAGRAPE
HONEY RADAR
WFMU DJs
http://wfmu.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY
https://octagrape.bandcamp.com/
http://honeyradar.com/
•AUGUST 29•
STEVE GUNN
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
steve-gunn.com/

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Summer Thunder at Union Pool

This weekly throwdown in Union Pool’s back patio brings bands and DJs that are way better than they need to be for the gratis admission price. Get there early.
This summer’s lineup:
•MAY 30•
SUMMER THUNDER KICKOFF
HECTOR’S PETS
METALLEG
SLAM SECTION
ROYA
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
https://soundcloud.com/hectors-pets
https://metalleg.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royatheband?fref=ts
•JUNE 6•
INNOVE GNAWA
RYAN SAWYER & BEN VIDA DUO
DJ MIKE BONES
https://www.facebook.com/inogna
benvida.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/ryan_lonewolf
•JUNE 13•
BLUES CONTROL
HEX MESSAGE
OHAL
DJ IMAGE MAN // DJ KEJE
http://grupabluescontrol.com/
https://myspace.com/hexmessage
https://soundcloud.com/ohal_g
•JUNE 20•
IMPOSE MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
HOT SUGAR
CRYING
YUNG GUTTED
DJ ERIC PHIPPS
www.imposemagazine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotSugarWorld
https://www.facebook.com/cryingband
https://www.facebook.com/YungGutted
•JUNE 27•
DESTRUCTION UNIT
CHEENA
BEECH CREEPS
+ DJ FANTASY MAN (Cory Feierman)
http://www.ascetism.com/dunit/
https://cheena.bandcamp.com/
https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/
GOOGLE CORY FEIERMAN
•JULY 4•
JOE BATAAN
DJ TURMIX
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Bataan/178787325528153
http://www.djturmix.com/
•JULY 11•
PAT PARTY
w/ BOTTOMS
https://www.facebook.com/PATPARTYNYC
https://www.facebook.com/bttms
•JULY 18•
WOLF EYES
BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM
http://wolfeyes.net/
http://blazerss.net/
•JULY 25•
KID CONGO POWERS
+ Special Guests!
kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
•AUGUST 1•
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
& PANACHE PARTY
*STAY TUNED!*
www.newyorknighttrain.com/
http://www.panacherock.com/
•AUGUST 8•
*STAY TUNED!*
•AUGUST 15•
*STAY TUNED*
•JUST ANNOUNCED!•
•AUGUST 22•
WFMU PRESENTS…!
COMPLETE (1st NYC show)
OCTAGRAPE
HONEY RADAR
WFMU DJs
http://wfmu.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY
https://octagrape.bandcamp.com/
http://honeyradar.com/
•AUGUST 29•
STEVE GUNN
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
steve-gunn.com/

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Summer Thunder at Union Pool

This weekly throwdown in Union Pool’s back patio brings bands and DJs that are way better than they need to be for the gratis admission price. Get there early.
This summer’s lineup:
•MAY 30•
SUMMER THUNDER KICKOFF
HECTOR’S PETS
METALLEG
SLAM SECTION
ROYA
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
https://soundcloud.com/hectors-pets
https://metalleg.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royatheband?fref=ts
•JUNE 6•
INNOVE GNAWA
RYAN SAWYER & BEN VIDA DUO
DJ MIKE BONES
https://www.facebook.com/inogna
benvida.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/ryan_lonewolf
•JUNE 13•
BLUES CONTROL
HEX MESSAGE
OHAL
DJ IMAGE MAN // DJ KEJE
http://grupabluescontrol.com/
https://myspace.com/hexmessage
https://soundcloud.com/ohal_g
•JUNE 20•
IMPOSE MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
HOT SUGAR
CRYING
YUNG GUTTED
DJ ERIC PHIPPS
www.imposemagazine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotSugarWorld
https://www.facebook.com/cryingband
https://www.facebook.com/YungGutted
•JUNE 27•
DESTRUCTION UNIT
CHEENA
BEECH CREEPS
+ DJ FANTASY MAN (Cory Feierman)
http://www.ascetism.com/dunit/
https://cheena.bandcamp.com/
https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/
GOOGLE CORY FEIERMAN
•JULY 4•
JOE BATAAN
DJ TURMIX
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Bataan/178787325528153
http://www.djturmix.com/
•JULY 11•
PAT PARTY
w/ BOTTOMS
https://www.facebook.com/PATPARTYNYC
https://www.facebook.com/bttms
•JULY 18•
WOLF EYES
BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM
http://wolfeyes.net/
http://blazerss.net/
•JULY 25•
KID CONGO POWERS
+ Special Guests!
kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
•AUGUST 1•
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
& PANACHE PARTY
*STAY TUNED!*
www.newyorknighttrain.com/
http://www.panacherock.com/
•AUGUST 8•
*STAY TUNED!*
•AUGUST 15•
*STAY TUNED*
•JUST ANNOUNCED!•
•AUGUST 22•
WFMU PRESENTS…!
COMPLETE (1st NYC show)
OCTAGRAPE
HONEY RADAR
WFMU DJs
http://wfmu.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY
https://octagrape.bandcamp.com/
http://honeyradar.com/
•AUGUST 29•
STEVE GUNN
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
steve-gunn.com/

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Summer Thunder at Union Pool

This weekly throwdown in Union Pool’s back patio brings bands and DJs that are way better than they need to be for the gratis admission price. Get there early.
This summer’s lineup:
•MAY 30•
SUMMER THUNDER KICKOFF
HECTOR’S PETS
METALLEG
SLAM SECTION
ROYA
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
https://soundcloud.com/hectors-pets
https://metalleg.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royatheband?fref=ts
•JUNE 6•
INNOVE GNAWA
RYAN SAWYER & BEN VIDA DUO
DJ MIKE BONES
https://www.facebook.com/inogna
benvida.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/ryan_lonewolf
•JUNE 13•
BLUES CONTROL
HEX MESSAGE
OHAL
DJ IMAGE MAN // DJ KEJE
http://grupabluescontrol.com/
https://myspace.com/hexmessage
https://soundcloud.com/ohal_g
•JUNE 20•
IMPOSE MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
HOT SUGAR
CRYING
YUNG GUTTED
DJ ERIC PHIPPS
www.imposemagazine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotSugarWorld
https://www.facebook.com/cryingband
https://www.facebook.com/YungGutted
•JUNE 27•
DESTRUCTION UNIT
CHEENA
BEECH CREEPS
+ DJ FANTASY MAN (Cory Feierman)
http://www.ascetism.com/dunit/
https://cheena.bandcamp.com/
https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/
GOOGLE CORY FEIERMAN
•JULY 4•
JOE BATAAN
DJ TURMIX
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Bataan/178787325528153
http://www.djturmix.com/
•JULY 11•
PAT PARTY
w/ BOTTOMS
https://www.facebook.com/PATPARTYNYC
https://www.facebook.com/bttms
•JULY 18•
WOLF EYES
BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM
http://wolfeyes.net/
http://blazerss.net/
•JULY 25•
KID CONGO POWERS
+ Special Guests!
kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
•AUGUST 1•
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
& PANACHE PARTY
*STAY TUNED!*
www.newyorknighttrain.com/
http://www.panacherock.com/
•AUGUST 8•
*STAY TUNED!*
•AUGUST 15•
*STAY TUNED*
•JUST ANNOUNCED!•
•AUGUST 22•
WFMU PRESENTS…!
COMPLETE (1st NYC show)
OCTAGRAPE
HONEY RADAR
WFMU DJs
http://wfmu.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY
https://octagrape.bandcamp.com/
http://honeyradar.com/
•AUGUST 29•
STEVE GUNN
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
steve-gunn.com/

No Comments

Summer Thunder at Union Pool

This weekly throwdown in Union Pool’s back patio brings bands and DJs that are way better than they need to be for the gratis admission price. Get there early.
This summer’s lineup:
•MAY 30•
SUMMER THUNDER KICKOFF
HECTOR’S PETS
METALLEG
SLAM SECTION
ROYA
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
https://soundcloud.com/hectors-pets
https://metalleg.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royatheband?fref=ts
•JUNE 6•
INNOVE GNAWA
RYAN SAWYER & BEN VIDA DUO
DJ MIKE BONES
https://www.facebook.com/inogna
benvida.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/ryan_lonewolf
•JUNE 13•
BLUES CONTROL
HEX MESSAGE
OHAL
DJ IMAGE MAN // DJ KEJE
http://grupabluescontrol.com/
https://myspace.com/hexmessage
https://soundcloud.com/ohal_g
•JUNE 20•
IMPOSE MAGAZINE PRESENTS…
HOT SUGAR
CRYING
YUNG GUTTED
DJ ERIC PHIPPS
www.imposemagazine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HotSugarWorld
https://www.facebook.com/cryingband
https://www.facebook.com/YungGutted
•JUNE 27•
DESTRUCTION UNIT
CHEENA
BEECH CREEPS
+ DJ FANTASY MAN (Cory Feierman)
http://www.ascetism.com/dunit/
https://cheena.bandcamp.com/
https://beechcreeps.bandcamp.com/
GOOGLE CORY FEIERMAN
•JULY 4•
JOE BATAAN
DJ TURMIX
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Bataan/178787325528153
http://www.djturmix.com/
•JULY 11•
PAT PARTY
w/ BOTTOMS
https://www.facebook.com/PATPARTYNYC
https://www.facebook.com/bttms
•JULY 18•
WOLF EYES
BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM
http://wolfeyes.net/
http://blazerss.net/
•JULY 25•
KID CONGO POWERS
+ Special Guests!
kidcongopowers.blogspot.com/
•AUGUST 1•
NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN
& PANACHE PARTY
*STAY TUNED!*
www.newyorknighttrain.com/
http://www.panacherock.com/
•AUGUST 8•
*STAY TUNED!*
•AUGUST 15•
*STAY TUNED*
•JUST ANNOUNCED!•
•AUGUST 22•
WFMU PRESENTS…!
COMPLETE (1st NYC show)
OCTAGRAPE
HONEY RADAR
WFMU DJs
http://wfmu.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjnrXTTvPY
https://octagrape.bandcamp.com/
http://honeyradar.com/
•AUGUST 29•
STEVE GUNN
+ SPECIAL GUESTS!
steve-gunn.com/