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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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Hop Along // Swearin’ // Great Thunder // Free Brooklyn Vegan Show at Saint Vitus Tonight! (2/24)

This looks like a fun show tonight 2/24 at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), presented by Brooklyn Vegan and Shiner Beer with performances by Hop Along / Swearin’ / Great Thunder. Get there early – it’s first come, first get in. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

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

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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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CBGB Festival: Hello Phones / Shyboy / The Pinz / St. Lenox (10/12)

Greenpointers is sponsoring a CBGB Festival Showcase on 10/12/13 at Coco 66!

Line-up:
Hello Phones 11pm
Shyboy 10pm
The Pinz 9pm
St. Lenox 8pm

Venue: Coco66
66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn
21+
Doors 7:30pm
$10

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Lorde Rocks Warsaw After Claiming #1 Spot On Charts

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If you’re 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich-O’Connor), you’re having the best week ever.

After playing two sold-out shows at Webster Hall Monday and Tuesday Lorde hopped across the East River to Greenpoint last night where she introduced her refreshing take on pop music (“where pierogies meet punk”) at Warsaw. Continue reading

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Music: Kendrick Lamar at Williamsburg Park

Last Tuesday night Kendrick Lamar took the stage at Brooklyn outdoor venue, Williamsburg Park following opening performances by Brooklyn rapper Bishop Nehru and fellow Black Hippy crew members Jay Rock and Ab-Soul.  Lamar, on what seemed like a victory lap following a year of never ending peaks, swaggered his way through feature spots on other artists’ work to songs from his previous few albums, including last year’s major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. Continue reading

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Colin Ruel Opened for the Lemonheads @ The Knitting Factory

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Fellow Greenpoint resident, Colin Ruel, went on tour with The Lemonheads this July, visiting us here at the Knitting Factory on 7/24 after Springsteen’s hometown, Asbury Park, NJ. His album came out through Junko Records on 7/19. I suppose The Lemonheads felt you’d like Colin Ruel if you like them. You might also like him if you like Elliot Smith, Wilco, Smog and for Ruel’s occasional falsetto and melodic quality, The Beach Boys. Take a listen and a watch: he edited this found-footage cartoon music video for my favorite song of his.  Continue reading

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Silent Drape Runners Last Performance Tonight @ The Bell House (8/1)

My favorite thing to do is to go watch a movie that I never heard of so I have zero expectations and hopefully will be blow away. I’ve heard of Silent Drape Runners before, but until Jon and I just finished the entire Twin Peaks series (on Netflix) I didn’t know what it was referring to.

It’s supposed to be an amazing show tonight at The Bell House in Gowanus, so let’s leave it at that. I specifically am not reading the stellar reviews. I want it all to be a big surprise, like how Twin Peaks ended. If you haven’t spent two weeks of your life watching the entire series of Twin Peaks, do that – I promise that it will be time worth spent. I will let you know how it goes tonight.

If you are as intrigued as I am then buy some tickets and meet me there!

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“Jamaican Queens” Rock the House at 285 Kent

Despite their New-York-centric pun of a name, rock duo Jamaican Queens actually hail from Detroit. And on the very night their hometown filed for bankruptcy, the band’s equipment seemed destined for similar failure: time stretched on as they pleaded with the crowd for patience, a drum machine too high, vocals too low. But finally, when everything was in place, frontman Ryan Spencer electrified the crowd with his commanding vocals and an extensive musical arsenal behind him— what could best be described as an electronic-hip-hop-rock fusion— producing catchy, dance-ready glam-pop hits. Continue reading

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