The Daily Shortlist September 28
Recent Ernest Jenning’s Records signee’s Wild Yaks make raucous songs that blend elements of punk, blues and whatever works to make music that’s raw. Mia Riddle makes catchy indie rock that sounds bigger than all of us. Joining them are Themes and The Holy Experiment. Though Relish looks like a 50s diner, this restaurant offers up some gourmet treats for dinner. With influences from all over the globe, Relish features diner classics like burgers and onion rings, and step it up with the likes of Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna ($21). Williamsburg’s first beer garden, Radegast Hall & Biergarten, has a beautiful all-wood interior, an enclosed outdoor backyard, and 12 German/Austrian beers on tap and more than 30 bottles. Another great bar in the area, Zebulon offers free live jazz and afrobeat. The drinks here are inexpensive, and I’ve never seen a bad show here.