There is nothing more one of a kind (and cool) than artwork by Greenpoint artists. We highly suggest that instead of mass produced junk destined for the landfill – buy local art for your loved ones – OR YOURSELF – this year! There are a TON of art shows – some with VERY affordably priced works – opening in Greenpoint this Friday the 13th…
We are in the middle of the full roar of the holiday season. Lots of shopping to do and holiday parties to attend (Greenpointers hosts one tomorrow – come!). Sometimes it’s nice to put on a little music to take the edge off, or see a show to keep the buzz going. Here’s some music I’m digging this week.
Maryam Zaringhalam, a Ph.D. candidate at Rockefeller, spends the majority of her time in a lab, studying the molecular biology of yeast. But in her day-to-day social life, she surrounds herself with artists, musicians, and other creatives. She started the blog, Artlab, to bridge the gap between the two worlds that she often found herself straddling– the artificially disparate realms of art and science. Continue reading →
Fall Cleaning might not be the standard, yet, but in due time. Post-punk sludge babes BIG UPS‘ bassist Carlos Salguero lassoed together this week’s slow-burning, cleaning-encouraging mixtape. Don your yellow plastic gloves and prepare to huff Windex.
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a few songs and upcoming shows you should check out.
Let’s start with Hey Anna, one of my favorite bands with Greenpoint roots. Though they are local, the band put out an EP in Japan for their recent song “Dance Until Three.” Fortunately, This Time Records made the previously exclusive track “Tangerine Lightning” available on Soundcloud. As a group that includes three sisters, one of Hey Anna’s strengths is their incredible harmonies. They are on display here, as well as their music’s infectious blend of energy and elegance.
If you are looking for some shows to check out tonight, I have two ideas. Continue reading →
Excuse me, but winter is here and baby, it’s cold outside. November’s weather brought everything from flurries and snow and frigid gusts of winds that made me want to warm up inside our one of our local coffee shops. Inside, I heard sounds that captured an ominous winter spirit. Looks like we’ll be inside for a while with something hot between our hands.
From the Specials to The Budos Band, these songs were curated over the last month from the spaces of Upright, Charlotte Patisserie, Variety, Propeller , Spina.
Golden-throated singer-songwriter Cassandra Jenkins offers this week’s mix. It’s extra long—to accommodate those feast comas. It’s a slow-burning ember of a playlist and a surefire digestive aid. Refill your and your favorite uncle’s pint glass and click on.
Last Friday night we were so excited to light our Greenpointers Neon Sign. Ain’t she a beaut? Thanks to everyone who donated and made this beautifully crafted piece of art a reality. And thanks to Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon for doing such a badass job. The sign will be on display at our Holiday Market on 12/8/13! Come by a check it out.
On Monday, Brooklyn’s newest record store opened its doors at 64 North 9th Street. It’s the New York home of famed British store/label Rough Trade and it seems like it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood. Continue reading →