I asked psych-sludge slingers Heliotropes‘ lead singer/guitarist Jessica Numsuwankijkul to assemble this week’s mix. Hear the killer song bouquet she arranged after the jump.
Ah CMJ– it’s that the the time of year again, when free shows and of course, the free alcoholic beverages that accompany them, are just sitting there, waiting to be enjoyed and imbibed. Speaking of which, we just got an insider tip that Daptone is hosting a listening party at Union pool tonight for the new Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings record, Give the People What They Want. Performances from The Can’t Tell / Bad Cops / Heliotropes / Diane Coffee / Cub Sport / Sunwolf will follow.
The party starts around 5:30pm and there will be FREE Brooklyn Lager.
They aren’t just the best “girl band” in Brooklyn – Heliotropes are the best band – period! These ladies love Greenpoint and want to giveaway two free tickets to their Album Release Party at Glasslands - TOMORROW – June 18, 2013 at 8:30pm.
To enter: Answer the following question correctly (or incorrectly): Of which month is heliotrope the gemstone?
Deadline to enter: June 17th, 11:59pm
A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email on June 18th.
Don’t want to risk missing out on the show? Buy tickets.
Heliotropes,Film Festival,Marathon Reading, Amy Fisher,Comedy and Ice Sculptures: What’s Happening Greenpoint?
Stop being grey and miserable! Here are some reasons for you to get out of the apartment for the next 7 days:
•Manuel Gonzales and the 1000 Words Project @Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Debut of the short story collection, The Miniature Wife plus the 1000 Words project, photo Emily Raw and musician Ellia Bisker, for a multimedia event and reading, RSVP
♫Wild International/Jamaican Queens/Ludwig Persik/ Steel Phantoms @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $8 RSVP
*Heliotropes/Gang Signs/Blackout @Union Pool (248 Union Ave) 9pm RSVP
♦Nick Zedd & The Cinema of Transgression@Glasshouse (246 Union Ave) 9pm FREE, Leading figure in the avant-garde cinema and NYC underground scene of the 1980’s and 1990’s, icon Nick Zedd returns to New York City for a festival dedicated to his work. (1/15-1/19). More Info
*Kickstart CRUSHED: Comedy Fundraiser @Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave) 9pm, $10. Kerryn Feehan/Francoise Gordon/Katie Compa/Craig Hillelson/Ashley Brooke Roberts/Sean Donnelly/The Lucas Brothers. RSVP
♫The Chris Gethard Show Presents: Come Take A Ride With The Weirdest Bands We Know, Vol. 2 @Death by Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 9pm, $7 ALL AGES RSVP
♦BRURAL: Peripheral Vision @The Active Space (566 Johnson Ave) Opening 7-10pm, Group show curated by Daria Kostina and featuring JBukashkin,Alberto Bursztyn, Eric Pesso, Iris Berman and Vladimir Danilov. More Info
*Triple Fisher: Lethal Lolitas of Long Island @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $8. East Coast Premiere! “Triple Fisher” melds 3 made-for-TV versions of the Amy Fisher story into one ultimate meta-drama—a scathing critique yet celebration of early-’90s tabloid culture. RSVP
•The Making of Americans @Triple Canopy (155 Freeman St) 1/18 7pm – 1/20, 11 pm Free, The Second annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s classic novel More Info
♫United Nations/Primitive Weapons/Descender/Black Clouds at Saint Vitus @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10 RSVP
♫Erin McKeown/Jenn Grant @Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Gowanus) 7pm, $17
♫Little Big Show @Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St) 8pm $10, 3 Brooklyn pop bands playing their bums off for you to dance to. RSVP
♦Talking in Circles @Soloway (348 S.4th St) 7pm, Artist Aki Sasamoto’s installation of ice sculptures, capturing their drip sound in corresponding mixing bowls. The installation will be activated through scheduled (1/20) and impromptu performances when layers of scribbles will be added to the gallery walls. More Info
♫Leroy Justice/The Tangiers Blues Band @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm $8. Tix
♦Drink-N-Draw @This-n-That Bar (108 N.6th) Artists of all skill levels gather to draw weekly fascinating subjects models, bring your pads of paper, non smelly dry medium (ink is okay! More Info
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event