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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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Obvious Child Screening Recap and Rooftop Films 2014 Preview

© Obvious Child

Last weekend, Rooftop Films kicked off their 2014 season with a night of shorts on Friday and the feature Obvious Child on Saturday. I went to Industry City on Saturday night for the screening and had a great time. I’m ready to convince you to see Obvious Child when it opens in regular movie theaters in a few weeks and to check out as many Rooftop Films as you can this summer. Continue reading

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Stargazy EP Release Show Tonight at Rough Trade and Interview

There’s a rad show going down tonight at Rough Trade. Stargazy will be playing a release party for their new EP The Fashion. But wait! There’s more! Also on the bill is Folding Legs, who you might recall from our showcase in January at Cameo Gallery. They will be joined onstage by Sam Hillmer of experimental/avant-garde band Z’s. So how about you read on for all the info, a new video from Folding Legs, my thoughts on the Stargazy EP and an interview with the band. Continue reading

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High Waisted, 5J Barrow, The Shorts Show Live Comedy, The Year Punk Broke and more (5/9-11)

It’s another weekend packed full of cool shows. Here are some I’ve got my eyes and ears on. Continue reading

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All Axis Music Live Video Series Interview and Ticket Giveaway For The Men and Obits at The Wick (5/10)

I’ve recently had the pleasure of discovering All Axis Music, a video series of live performances shot at venues all over the city. I spoke with the man behind the project, Chris Piazza. Besides a cool interview, we have coordinated a ticket giveaway for the next show he’ll be shooting! That’s right, you have a chance to win free tickets to see The Men, Obits, and Nude Beach at The Wick (260 Meserole St.) this Saturday.

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