Tonight (2/18) - Libel takes the stage at Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave). This band draws on melodic-yet-jagged 90s post-hardcore and should be cool live. Also on the bill is Grand Resort, who seem to have perfected a mixture of shoegaze, jangle, and new wave that takes you back to the 80s effortlessly. Of course, both bands are still very now, too. Check them out with Kins. Doors at 8:00, show at 8:30, $10 entry. Tickets here.
Still need Valentine’s Day plans? There are two shows tonight that should be excellent and help you feel the love – with or without a date. Sweet Soubrette plays Pete’s Candy Store Valentines Love Fest and Blue and Gold will be rocking the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) is still going strong. Tonight’s show features a great band with Greenpoint roots, Blue and Gold. They share a bill with Team Spirit, The Liza Colby Sound, Hard Nips, Lowell, and DJ Pegasus Warning. If you haven’t listened to the band’s debut EP, you can do so here. Continue reading
If you missed our showcase last Saturday, which we presented with Pancakes and Whiskey and BuzzChips, you missed out. It was a great time with great music. Adios Ghost, Youngman Grand, Folding Legs, and Canon Logic all played excellent sets to a packed house. We’ll definitely throw more shows, but if you are really itching for some live music, here are some ideas for tonight. Plus, we have a fun music video from a neighborhood resident. Continue reading
Tonight, the electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene headline Glasslands. Also on the bill are Pool Cosby, Sanura, and DJ Mursi Layne. Doors at 8:30, $10 tickets here. Your other dance party best bet is Dynasty Electric at the Studio at Webster Hall with Joygo and Rhythm & Stealth. Doors at 8:00, $10 tickets here. Dynasty Electric regularly hosts parties at Greenpoint Gallery and this track “Supersonic” is a bluesy dance jam. Continue reading
Greenpointer and Comedy Filmmaker Heather Fink sent in this music video she directed and shot in Greenpoint called “Parking Space, I Want You, A Love Song” starring Jack Mulcahy. Heather also wrote the lyrics to this gem.
Special is the new video by Brooklyn based musical group Doom Trumpet. After a video release at Happy Fun Hideaway in Bushwick, Greenpointers hosted a Q and A with the band and the video’s director Lauren Silberman about the mesmerizing song and film.
GP: What is Doom Trumpet exactly? Would you call it a band? A project?
Lauren: I’ll leave this one to David.
David: Doom Trumpet revolves around writing and playing music together. Equally important are the scenarios and connections we create with and for our sounds. We make music videos, design stage-sets in which to perform, craft USB sculptures, hand-dye band t-shirts, and sometimes we have band yoga sessions.
GP: Your new video, Special, begins with a group walking from the ocean and retains this sense of eeriness throughout. Was this important or might a viewer just be overinfluenced by the Halloween season? Continue reading
Good neighborhood people Russ Marshalek and Lucy Swope merged their respect for dark post-punk, the occult and trippy imagery to bring us a truly unique vision. Behold, boys and girls: the first-ever music video recorded entirely via Google Glass.
Russ and Lucy’s individual projects—a place both wonderful and strange and GHOST COP, respectively—wove into a witchy macrame for “DNT CM,” shooting on location at Greenpoint staples like Black Rabbit and Transistor Park. Also, there’s a séance.
Shall we? Video and more from the two after the jump.
Today is Elvis’ birthday! Bandleader of Leland Sundries and Greenpointer Nick Eaton sent me this music video of the song “Giving Up Redheads” starring Burlesque Dancer and Actress Lindsay Naas aka Vicky Sin paired with a Long Island-based Elvis impersonator by the name of RELVIS aka Randy Mancini. Directed by Jim Turner, this video is a toast to the king! The video is fun and silly and it’s shot in Greenpoint. The song is totally diggable, too. Below is a song all about Greenpoint called “Monitor Arms,” inspired by the big fire of 2006. Enjoy!
Justin from Blaqbook shot this video and interview of Backwords, a band who rocked our recent CMJ Showcase at Public Assembly.
Here is some amazing press we received for that showcase:
• The Ultimate Guide to CMJ (in Greater) Bushwick (Bushwick Daily)
• CMJ Must See The Suzan (Free Williamsburg