There’s something about the segment of Driggs Avenue between N 10th and N 11th streets that attracts a different type of business from other blocks in the area.
First came Fushimi, a super-sized, super-shiny sushi joint that boasts the lingering spirit of a 90s lounge bar. Now, on the opposite side of the street there has sprung up a new mega-restaurant called MP Taverna, the fourth in a string of Greek establishments of the same name, spear-headed by celebrity chef Michael Psilakis.
Psilakis has become known for his appearances on a host of cooking shows such as Iron Chef America and Ultimate Recipe Showdown, but his real kudos came about in 2008 when a Michelin star was awarded to Anthos, an upmarket restaurant he started in midtown Manhattan.
Seven years on and Psilakis is bringing his celebrated Greek food to Brooklyn. Less high-end than Anthos, MP Taverna aims to provide a contemporary take on the traditional Greek tavern, with a focus on mezze dishes that can be shared family style.
Next door to MP Taverna is Psilakis’ next venture called ‘The Hall Brooklyn‘, a giant events venue whose recent opening heralded a flashy party, complete with cordoned-off entrance line and bouncers with earpieces. Continue reading
Category: Eat & Drink, Reviews
Tags: beer, Brooklyn, Cocktails, comedy, food and drink, Greek food, Greenpoint, live music, Michael Psilakis., MP Taverna, music venue, restaurant, The Hall Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Last weekend, the Northside Festival at 50 Kent finished off with an all-star show featuring Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples. Right as the doors opened, the crowd found its way into the venue and Vince Staples kicked it off with great energy, playing some unreleased tracks off his debut album, expected to hit June 30th.
Then Brooklyn based Sleigh Bells, took the stage amplifying the crowds energy from where Vince left off. Not only did they come out to rock, but they came out to have a good time. This is one band you can clearly see enjoy playing the music they create. Continue reading
It seems like everyday another venue in North Brooklyn is closing. It’s a real bummer and unfortunately it’s not a new story; lots of establishments end up priced out of rapidly changing neighborhoods. We’ve been informed Brooklyn Rod & Gun will be closing its doors in the next few weeks. However, they at least have a pretty great 2nd to last ever show lined up for tomorrow to go out in style. Continue reading
Category: Art/Music, Culture
Tags: bones of jr jones, brooklyn music, Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club, Death by Audio, glasslands, live music, Melaena Cadiz, music scene, neighborhood change, spike hill, urban development, venues closing, waxahatchee
There’s a very cool-sounding event happening Sunday at Trash Bar (256 Grand Street). It’s called The Lottery Show, and what that means is more than a dozen local bands will be combining their members to create five all-new bands. Continue reading
Category: Art/Music, Culture, Events
Tags: All Forces, brooklyn music, Crazy Pills, eastern hollows, fake cops real trouble, family circus, heaven, jaguar club, jesse rifkin, lazyeyes, Libel, live music, local music, mount sharp, my teenage stride, orca age, paper fleet, pow wow, princess of wroth, psych sweat, scallops, Sunset Guns, supergroups, the hut, the lottery show, The Mad Doctors, the planes, the rich wolves, the teen age, trash bar
It’s been getting colder and darker but if you just aren’t ready to accept that winter is coming, have I got an event for you: a pig roast tiki party featuring High Waisted, Las Rosas, and The Mystery Lights at Kings County! It goes down Sunday at 2:00. Continue reading
Tags: black tree, DJ, High Waisted, kings county, las rosas, live music, luau, melt bakery, mystery lights, party, photobooth, pig roast, tiki
It’s Friday! Why not kick off your weekend with some great music and good people? Come on down to Matchless tonight at 8:00 for our CMJ Showcase, which we present along with Carabella and Supercrush Studios. Continue reading
Category: Art/Music, Events
Tags: brooklyn music, Cara Bella Presents, cmj, friend roulette, greenpointers, Greenpointers Presents, lazyeyes, live music, local music, matchless, shark week, super crush studio, the suzan, winstons
(sponsored)This Saturday, it’s that rarest of things: a really good reason to be in Manhattan on a weekend. Bedford + Bowery – New York magazine’s site covering North Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan – is bringing together the best of both worlds for an outdoor festival of food, shopping and music. Come for the free beer (while it lasts!) from Brooklyn Brewery; stay for the beats by members of LCD Soundsystem; and sip still more exotic brews from Greenpoint’s own Torst, whose newly Michelin-starred chef Daniel Burns will be serving up duck sandwiches. You’ll also get to try Vietnamese grub from Ridgewood’s Bunker, Malaysian street food from Williamsburg’s Pasar Malam, Japanese rice burgers(!) from East Village’s Yonekichi, Icelandic stews from the LES’s Skal, Korean-American fried bird from the Seoul Chicken, southern grub from Empire Biscuit and lots more.
Rad vendors like Etsy NY will be selling vintage clothing, home wares, jewelry, books, and zines. For Halloween, Bushwick’s Catland has all your occult items and Greenpoint’s “Wizard of Odd,” Billy Leroy, will be staging a one-day-only comeback of his famous Houston Street antiques and oddities tent. There’ll be used records – and brand new vinyl from Greenpoint label Captured Tracks. And speaking of music! Your DJs for the day will be none other than DFA Records artists Museum of Love (featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) and Nancy Whang (LCD, The Juan Maclean). It’s all FREE and happening this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at the Hester Street Fair, at Hester and Essex Streets on the LES. Find more info here and follow @bedbow for updates!
Sponsored post courtesy of Bedford + Bowery.
Category: Culture, Events, Style/Shopping
Tags: art, bedford and bowery, beer, crafters, DJ, downtown, drinking, eating, Flea Market, Food, Free, free event, hester street fair, les, live music, local vendors, manhattan, market, Music, shopping, vendors, weekend
STAY IN BROOKLYN THIS CMJ!
CMJ music marathon is upon us again, and before your head starts spinning trying to figure how, what, when and where to see the best music (and who that best music even is), we have crafted a special guide for North Brooklyn residents. You don’t have to hop all over the city to see the best new music- you can stay right here in Greenpoint and Williamsburg (and maybe venture into Bushwick). Continue reading
Category: Art/Music, Culture, Events, News
Tags: a place to bury strangers, Baby's All Right, beach fossils, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Cameo Gallery, cmj, Denitia and Sene, diiv, field mouse, glasslands, juan wauters, knitting factory, live music, marissa nadler, matchless, moon duo, Music, North Brooklyn Music, orenda fink, Output, Rough Trade, shows, The Warsaw, Trans-Pecos, twin peaks, widowspeak, wild cub
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
Category: Art/Music, Culture, Events
Tags: bands, bar matchless, cmj, event, live music, Music, part, shark week, the suzan
Nitehawk Cinema’s October 2014 slate is unsurprisingly full of the spooky and scary. But that’s not all they’ve got going on this month. Here’s a look at what will be playing in October. Continue reading
Category: Art/Music, Culture, Events
Tags: a nite to dismember, all the president's men, assassination of jesse james, birdman, bjork biophilia live, bride of frankenstein, brunch, bucket of blood, casey affleck, dr butcher md, dracula prince of darkness, evil dead 2, eyes without a face, film, film feast, final girl, friday the 13th part 2, halloween, halloween films, high tension, horror films, king of comedy, listen up philip, live music, midnight screenings, monster house, morricone youth, nitehawk cinema, pulp fiction, q&a, re-animator, repulsion, return of the living dead, scream, skeleton twins, spider baby, spoons toons and booze, style wars, suspiria, texas chainsaw massacre, the addams family, the girl who knew too much, the lodger, two faces of january, whiplash, zero theorem