Special is the new video by Brooklyn based musical group Doom Trumpet. After a video release at Happy Fun Hideaway in Bushwick, Greenpointers hosted a Q and A with the band and the video’s director Lauren Silberman about the mesmerizing song and film.
GP: What is Doom Trumpet exactly? Would you call it a band? A project?
Lauren: I’ll leave this one to David.
David: Doom Trumpet revolves around writing and playing music together. Equally important are the scenarios and connections we create with and for our sounds. We make music videos, design stage-sets in which to perform, craft USB sculptures, hand-dye band t-shirts, and sometimes we have band yoga sessions.
GP: Your new video, Special, begins with a group walking from the ocean and retains this sense of eeriness throughout. Was this important or might a viewer just be overinfluenced by the Halloween season? Continue reading →
Brooklyn Band Field Mouse recently wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of their debut album. We caught up with singer/guitarist Rachel Browne about crowdsourcing, the band’s evolution, and the Brooklyn scene.
On August 8, Boston hardcore band The Suicide File played a sold-out reunion show at St. Vitus as a preview to their appearance at the This Is Hardcore festival in Philadelphia. Panic, another Boston hardcore band that was active at the same time as The Suicide File, also reunited for the show, playing for the first time since 2006. Incendiary and Believer/Law opened. Continue reading →
We have some pretty impressive, talented (and OK, yeah, real attractive) musicians roaming our side of the BQE. Are you one of them? And if you are, likely you have good taste to boot.
We wanna wrangle a different Greenpoint-based musician each week to curate a five-song Spotify playlist. The theme can be totally invented, however, each—if possible—should also contain a track of your own.
Simple, huh? Can’t wait to hear what y’all piece together.
Following recent NYC shows at Sullivan Hall, The Radegast Beer Hall and SOHO House, the Swamp Donkeys will play their unique version of traditional New Orleans Jazz from 8-11pm on Thursday June 20th at The Exley (1 Jackson Street, b/w Union and Meeker).
Everything happens on the front patio– live music, $8 aged Sazerac cocktails, and expertly (i.e. drunkenly) grilled hot dogs. No Cover charge although the band is known to appreciate tips, CD purchases, smiles, and dancing. Join us on a perfect NYC summer night of booze, humidity, food, and great live music. Get an idea of what you’re in store for in the video below.
Miracles of Modern Science aren’t the sort of band who can be easily shelved alongside most of the oh-so-hip acts that populate your average indie bar or club in Greenpoint on any given night. Consisting of an upright bassist, a mandolinist, a violinist, a cellist, and a drummer, Miracles of Modern Science focus their string-heavy pop music on subjects as diverse as technology’s effect on our brains and outer space, and act as a nerdy antidote to the sometimes shabby and sloppy bands of Brooklyn. Joshua Hirshfeld, MoMS’ mandolinist, was happy to answer a few questions about how both the band and Greenpoint stand out from the norm.
You know we have no problem picking favorites at Greenpointers, and Gunfight! is our favorite Brooklyn and Greenpoint band. Come see Gunfight! play at the upcoming Brain Cave Festival and I guarantee you will have no choice but to get your butt up and dance like a crazy person. That is what live music is all about – having a great time!
I remember the first time I saw them play in a backyard at Paper Garden Records‘ Multiverse Playground and I instantly downloaded their album halfway into their first song and have been stalking them ever since.
These Brooklyn boys are putting out a new album and they kickstarted it. They already reached their goal but that is no reason to not donate more because as they put it, “even with the money raised so far, we still anticipate dropping a fair amount of our hard-earned cash on this, and so any additional moolah will go a long way to keeping us from going broke and eating squeezy-cheese on dollar-store crackers and sleeping on someone’s couch.”
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Today is Elvis’ birthday! Bandleader of Leland Sundries and Greenpointer Nick Eaton sent me this music video of the song “Giving Up Redheads” starring Burlesque Dancer and Actress Lindsay Naas aka Vicky Sin paired with a Long Island-based Elvis impersonator by the name of RELVIS aka Randy Mancini. Directed by Jim Turner, this video is a toast to the king! The video is fun and silly and it’s shot in Greenpoint. The song is totally diggable, too. Below is a song all about Greenpoint called “Monitor Arms,” inspired by the big fire of 2006. Enjoy!