GIVEAWAY!! Tickets to our CMJ Showcase at Bar Matchless

CMJ_Showcase_2015_280pxWe love celebrating music and keeping things local so we’re giving away two tickets to our CMJ showcase at Bar Matchless on Friday, October 16. Starts at 8pm.

To enter: In the comments below, answer this simple question: Which band or artist inspired you the most as a child? (*Judgement free zone*)

Deadline: Monday, October 12 at 11:59pm

A winner will be selected at random and be notified via email by Wednesday, October 14.

Get a glimpse of the showcase bands here.

This showcase is presented to you by yours truly (Greenpointers), Supercrush Studio, and CaraBella.

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CMJ Showcase – The Suzan // Friend Roulette // Lazyeyes // Winstons // Shark Week – This Friday (10/24)

Get ready for an amazing CMJ Festival Showcase presented by Greenpointers, Supercrush Studio & Carabella on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) $7, 21+, RSVP

The line-up: Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bands You Need To Hear: Northside Festival Recap

Beach Fossils at Warsaw on Friday

As a follow up to our Northside Festival preview, here is a recap of some of the shows we got to catch during the past weekend long festival.
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Savants Record Release at Legion Tonight (2/28)

Tonight Close Encounters is hosting a record release party for Savants’ new album Seven. They play Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) at 9:30pm along with Electric People and Dive Bombers.

Check out the track “Shake Pendulum Shake” – and get the album on Bandcamp while you’re at it.

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TONIGHT! CMJ SHOW @ MATCHLESS!!! (10/18) & Happy B-Day Gabo!

© Raymond Forbes & Lorraine Rodriguez

Greenpointers is proudly co-sponsoring a CMJ Show with Supercrush Studios and CaraBella PresentsTONIGHT – Friday, October 18 at Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue) at 8PM, $5 without CMJ pass.

The line-up: Shark Week / Invisible Days / Shy Hunters / Andre Obin, Rarechild / Ra Ra Rasputin - followed by DJ Sets: Dead_Beat_Dad, Spiritual Abuse / Post-Paint Boy. RSVP

Read our interviews with the bands.

If you see Gabo, the man behind Super Cruch give him a big hug for his birthday!

See you there!

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FREE Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase at New Venue Baby’s All Right (Fri & Sat) – Plus FREE Tattoos & Sailor Jerry Rum!

Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) is so new that it’s first show EVER is today (10/18) at noon! (like in three hours) And it’s a FREE show … no badges or RSVP BS needed…

And there is another FREE show ALL Day tomorrow (10/19), too.

But the 18 live bands isn’t the ONLY free thing – Three Kings Tattoo & Sailor Jerry are setting up a Pop-Up Tattoo Shop… FREE RUM & TATTOOS!

Check out more info and the full lineups.

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CBGB Festival Showcase at Coco66 Recap

Saturday night’s Greenpointers-sponsored showcase at Coco66 turned out to not only yield an impressive lineup of bands from near and far, but it also brought to light some pretty badass women musicians on the indie scene (more on that in a bit). Opener and Julliard-trained St. Lenox kicked off the evening’s festivities with a unique sound that blended classical, electonica and soul genres with powerful vocals to accompany – a spot-on prelude for what was to come.

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Relive Your Youth With The Wild Honey Pie’s Summer Camp!

The Wild Honey Pie, a music blog based in Brooklyn, is a collective of writers, videographers, directors, photographers, and artists who promote the music they love via words, photos, original videos, and live concert events.

This year, they’re doing something new:  Summer Camp!  Imagine an entire day (to night) event during which they’ll be filming buzz sessions with six different bands, enjoying free food/beer/pool party/bbq/bonfire/all that good stuff at an uber (gasp!) secret location about an hour away from NYC on MetroNorth.

Summer Camp

I was able to chat with TWHP’s Christine Campbell, to tell us more about Summer Camp.

GP:  What’s the concept behind the Summer Camp?  Who are the Founders/ Organizers?  How long has this been going for?

Christine:  Summer Camp is the brainchild of Eric Weiner, founder of The Wild Honey Pie. We’re pulling it off with the help of our friends over at Consequence of Sound.  Continue reading

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A Magical Evening, Stomps & Claps, LIC Immersion, Sicilian Supper, Body Maps, Pizza Party: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/10-7/14)

♫ A Magical Evening @ Secret Loft (247. N. 10th St @ Union Ave) Sat. 7/13, 9pm, $10, 21+, Free Kegs & Performances by Lilly Wolf / Ra Ra Rasputin / Ichicuts / Bridges and Powerlines / F#@k the Rent (DJ) / Epic Light Show by Nick Foligno, RSVP

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• Can’t Hardly Wait @ Summer Screen (McCarren Park, Bedford Ave & No. 9th St) 6pm, Free, Movie plus Music by Jeffrey Lewis, a preview of Childrens Hospital, and Roma, a short film by David Altobelli
• Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Begins @ No. 8th St & Havemeyer, Free, Lifts, Rides, Food, Fun, Thru 7/21, More info
♦ The Art of the Novel @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Free, Agents and Novelists Discuss Writing and Selling, More info
♫ Kiss & Tell: Orange Crush @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, expect to hear a selection of super rare vintage vinyl records, dress your ORANGE summer best, orange crush frozen cocktails
♫ Journalism / Dog Water / Sofa Club @ Bog Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

♦ Opening Reception SINGLE STREAM @ Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave, Astoria) 6-8pm, FREE, SINGLE STREAM (2013), by Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel, explores a materials recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts where hundreds of tons of refuse are sorted and processed daily for recycling, More info
♦ Brooklyn Industries “Shoot: Brooklyn Summer” Photo Exhibition @ Brooklyn Industries (658 Manhattan Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, FREE, DJ Ben Steidel and cocktails
♫ Stomps & Claps & Snaps & Pops & Sniffs & Clicks & Ahhhh @ Reverse (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, an interactive exploration into the instrumental nature of humans and the traditions of rhythmic language, by artist and composer Matthew Matthew, light refreshments, More info
♫ Toro Y Moi / Shlohmo / Jonwayne @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
♫ Gregory Stovetop / C. Gibbs @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 10pm, FREE
♫ Seasick Mama / Butchers and Bakers / Bugs in the Dark @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10pm


♦ Archaic Soul @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, features collage from found materials, DIY printmaking, textiles and traditional media by Molly George, RSVP
# 1 Year Anniversary Pizza Party @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $7 pizza, $4 beer, music by DJ Ronny Moo
# Viva La France! Bastille Day Celebration @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 7-11pm, $18-20, Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a French dinner and special guest speaker, Buy Tickets
♦ Body Maps @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd.) 8pm-12am, the first solo show of one of the youngest emerging artists of Brooklyn, Christine Cha, RSVP
# Gluten Free Burger, Beer & Cider Night @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 8-11pm, Udi’s Gluten Free, Strongbow Cider, Element Brewing & Draft
♫ The Echo-Friendly / Way Yes @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $10

* Long Island City Immersion @ Alewife (5-14 51st Ave.) or LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd.) noon-6pm, Pick up one of the 500 FREE Immersion cards for free Brooklyn Brewery, beer brunches, an excellent comedy show and an incentive to check out the LIC Flea, More info
# Surf’s Up Vegan Pop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St., Bushwick) noon-6pm, Sand-free happy hour, snacks, and tanned babes galore, More info
☺ DanDillLions 3 The Incredi-Bull Show @ Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave) Free, comedy show full of bad animal puns but more importantly awesome standup comics, Lineup: Danny DelColle, Noah Savage, Will Winner, James Alexander, Amy Dalton, Gordon Baker-Bone, Rich McHale, hosted by Dillon Stevenson
♫ Sunset Guns / Sharkmuffin / The Planes @ Fort Useless (36 Ditmars St, Bushwick) 8pm
♫ Pipe Organ Concert by Russian Musician Sergey Kirillov @ St. Stan’s (Driggs Ave and Humboldt St) 8-9:30pm, FREE
♫ “Solo Dame Indie Pop!” 2013 Latin Alternative Music Conference Showcase @ Cameo Gallery (96 No. 6th St) 8pm, Chile’s ASTRO / Dominican Republic’s Grand Resort / Colombia’s La MiniTK del Miedo, RSVP
♫ A Magical Evening @ Secret Loft (247. N. 10th St @ Union Ave) 9pm, $10, 21+, Free Kegs & Performances by Lilly Wolf / Ra Ra Rasputin / Ichicuts / Bridges and Powerlines / F#@k the Rent (DJ) / Epic Light Show by Nick Foligno, RSVP
♫ Braille / Max Pearl / Volvox / John Barera @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave., Bushwick) 10pm, Free


# Community Potluck BBQ @ Java St Community Garden (59 Java St) 4-7pm, $10 suggested, bring your favorite dish to share (should feed four to six), RSVP
♫ Workman Song, Julia Berry, Oy Vey @ McGolrick Park Pavilion, Free, 6-7:30pm
# Sunday Supper #7 @ Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, $45, Big Fat (vegan) Sicilian Supper by Jen G, Benefits Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Buy Tix
♫ One One / Celestial Shore @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 9pm, FREE

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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Greenpointers Guide to Northside Festival 2013! (6/13-16)

Try to take in too much at the Northside Festival and you’ll lose your mind; just putting together this guide was a harrowing experience! However, if you wander out into the wilds of the Brooklyn music circuit with no itinerary, you’ll find yourself in just as much of a state.

In addition to four days of music and five days of film, this year’s festival includes a tech conference called NExT (Northside Entrepreneurship + Technology). Although it’s nice to see that Northside–now in its fourth year–is expanding and going strong, this guide will focus on the music side of things.

Ava Luna. Photo c/o Joe Perez, Impose magazine (

Thursday (6/31)

Swans, Chelsea Wolfe at Warsaw, 7pm ($32): If Iceage and A Place to Bury Strangers aren’t going to be loud enough for you, go to this. Come early for Chelsea Wolfe’s spooky folk.

Kisses, Selebrities, Rush Midnight, Chad Valley, The Ice Choir at Cameo Gallery, 7:30pm ($15):  If you like your “Ice” bands a little dreamier, then this is the show for you. The hotly-tipped ‘80’s throwbackers Selebrities and the pleasing electro vibe of Chad Valley should steer the night away from being too overly-twee. Continue reading

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