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Brooklyn’s Own Saint Vitus Bar Shuttered by NYC Department Of Buildings

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This past Saturday, the news began circulating about the Saint Vitus Bar receiving a visit by the New York Police Department while a show was in progress and subsequently being closed on the spot for an indeterminable length of time. Details were spotty but other media sources were citing a complaint from the NYC Department of Buildings which I searched and have embedded as a graphic down below. As this resized for the web you might have to make it a little larger on your device to see it more clearly. While I’m by no means an expert on NYC laws, I will admit that some of this makes no sense to me.

Today the venue took to their Official Instagram and posted some updates and also answered some of the inquiries that they have been receiving.

“On Friday February 16th in the middle of a scheduled show, the DOB shut down all operations at Saint Vitus,”
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2024 Nominations Announced

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The Announcement:
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Nominees for 2024 Induction: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade & A Tribe Called Quest. “This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” – John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
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Presenting The 2024 Juno Awards Nominations for Rock and Metal

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In a constant quest to be more globally accessible, we often include items from our nearby nations such as Canada and their own music awards, The Junos. The nominations for the 2024 awards have just been revealed and I’ve edited the massive list to feature those in the Rock and Metal categories. The Alternative stuff has been thrown in for good measure. Feel free to queue up “Oh Canada” as you read this brief.

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (ALBUM ALTERNATIF DE L’ANNÉE)
“Here and Now” by Aysanabee (Ishkōdé*Universal)
“Dizzy” by Dizzy (Royal Mountain*Universal)
“To Learn” by Leith Ross (Republic*Universal)
“See You In The Dark” by Softcult (Easy Life*The Orchard)
“Lord of the Flies & Birds & Bees” by TALK (Capitol*Universal)
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Presenting The 66th Grammy Award Winners For Rock and Metal

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At the time of this writing and publishing the post, the 66th Grammy Awards are already in progress on CBS and while I am not watching the proceedings I am able to share with you all the artists that won the “Rock and Metal” categories. They were revealed to the masses online and not a part of the show because why would anyone want to see Rock Artists on the program after all. Take a look and please enjoy that I’ve kept on including the Alternative categories as well.

Best Rock Performance
Sculptures Of Anything Goes – Arctic Monkeys
More Than A Love Song – Black Pumas
WINNER – Not Strong Enough – Boygenius
Rescued – Foo Fighters
Lux Æterna – Metallica
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PiercingMetal Posts 11,000th Instagram Photo (2/1/2024)

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Hey there my friends, its once again time to talk a little bit about some website social media and to share how happy I am when we hit a new plateau on it. Now over the years I’ve mentioned that PiercingMetal has been on the Instagram platform since 2012 and I have been posting on it with an almost daily routine. Yesterday, the PiercingMetalNYC profile published the 11,000th photo and based on how much of a backlog I have its very likely I will be back soon to talk about the 12K one. While I’ve been finishing up all of my New York Comic Con images that I got sidelined from completing based on life, I paused them to let the 11K photograph be something pretty awesome in its own right. Back in October of 2023, I got to enjoy an amazing concert by Yoshiki and after the show was one of his many guests at a small gathering. To make it even better, I was able to get a quick photograph with him and tell him just how much the show moved me right to his face. If you’re someone who is saying “Who is Yoshiki”, please head to YouTube and enjoy some of his amazing work and then come back to thank me later. Meeting such a musician and having a few moments of chat time just had to be the visual for the 11,000th Instagram and I think you’d agree with me on that.


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