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Van Halen Tribute Band Van Heusen Live at Saint Vitus Tomorrow 9/13

Did you know one of Greenpoint’s best bars is named in tribute of Van Halen? That’s right, The Diamond Bar is in fact an homage to “Diamond” David Lee Roth. But for owner Dave Pollack, it doesn’t end there. He also happens to front a Van Halen tribute band called Van Heusen. They’ll be playing Saturday night at Saint Vitus. Check out details about the show, the pre-party, and an interview with Dave on the band and his love for Van Halen. Continue reading

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Nitehawk Cinema September 2014 Preview

I’m a big fan of Nitehawk Cinema. It’s one of my favorite places to go. You can see great films, eat great food, and enjoy great beverages – at the same damn time. Since I often share information about their events, I thought it would be fun to start doing a monthly preview. Here’s a look at what will be playing in September. Continue reading

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Streets of Laredo + Ghost Beach + CliMates Fundraiser Saturday 8/9 and New Music from AK + Star Ballads + more

It wouldn’t be a summer weekend without a whole boatload o’ stuff to do, now would it? Here are some music events to check out, plus we catch up with the latest songs, videos, and offerings from local artists. Continue reading

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Crazy Pills at Radio Bushwick 8/1 + New Music from Cloud Seeding and more + Three Amigos 8/3 and Enter The Dragon 8/8-8/9 at Nitehawk

I was out of town for a little while, but now I’m back and ready to share some information about cool shows, new music and videos, and good films, all taking place within the next week. Here we go. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Hip Hop: Hand Job Academy Interview + Video

Greenpoint Hip Hop Artists: Hand Job Academy © Fabian Palencia

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Hand Job Academy is vivacious trio of MC’s that came together for one common cause: to fuck shit up.  Their Kicktarter campaign to create a music video for their song “Lena Dunham” was successfully funded this past weekend. I recently had a chance to chop it up with them on a rooftop in Greenpoint, where we discussed Hip Hop, having porn actor as fans, E-40 and touring. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Film plus Reggie Watts Rooftop Films Tonight 7/3 and Bad Brains Film at Nighthawk 7/8

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to post, but I’m coming back to you with some music & film events taking place over the next few days. And as a bonus, I have a live performance video shot on location in North Brooklyn.

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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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Greenpointers and Shorewave Records Free Northside Showcase Saturday 6/14 Preview Part Two

It’s time for the second part of our Greenpointers Northside Showcase preview. We will be co-presenting with Shorewave Records. Yesterday, I highlighted David Pollack, Such Hounds, Honey Wild, and Half Moon. Those were just four of the eight bands that will be playing Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer) tomorrow (6/14) starting at 1 PM, doors at noon. Oh, and did I mention it was free? Let’s get to know What Model CitizensHaybaby, Cosmonaut, and The Meaning of Life a little better. By the way, if you are looking for other Northside shows of interest, check out this preview. Continue reading

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Greenpointers and Shorewave Records Free Northside Showcase Saturday 6/14 Preview Part One

Northside Festival is upon us once again. Ella outlined several excellent shows yesterday. Today we are going to introduce you to four of the eight bands – that’s right, eight! – playing at OUR showcase, which we are presenting along with Shorewave Records. It takes place Saturday June 14th at Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer) starting at 1:00 PM (doors at noon) and it’s FREE. I interviewed all the bands in advance of the show. Today you can read about David Pollack, Such Hounds, Honey Wild, and Half Moon.

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The Return of the Swamp Donkeys at the Exley Tonight! (Sat 6/7)

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Get down or chill out with The Swamp Donkeys on Saturday

Continuing our tradition of intermittently scheduled but always entertaining live, unamplified and ass-whipping shows, The Exley (1 Jackson St) proudly presents The New Orleans Swamp Donkey’s Traditional Jass Band.

Following recent NYC shows at Leadbelly, The Radegast Beer Hall and SOHO House, the Swamp Donkeys will play their unique version of traditional New Orleans Jazz from 4-pm Tonight June 7th at The Exley (1 Jackson Street, b/w Union and Meeker).

Everything happens on the front patio– live music, the hood’s best classic cocktails, some food, and no cover charge.  The band is rumored to appreciate tips, CD purchases, smiles, and dancing. Join us on a perfect Brooklyn Summer afternoon of booze, sunshine, food, and great live music. Get an idea of what you’re in store for in the video below.

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