Music

Spring Cleaning: Donate Instruments to Kids!

Have an old instrument? Donate it to kids!

If you’re rummaging through your closets, getting down and dirty on some Spring cleaning this weekend and you happen to find a dusty old instrument that you will likely never use again, why not donate it to kids? WQXR is having an instrument drive from now until April 7th. You can easily drop instruments off at locations in all five boroughs. They recommend instruments that can be used in band and orchestra programs, including string instruments, brass, woodwinds, percussion and guitars – but they can’t accept pianos, organs, timpani, harps or any other instrument that cannot be hand-carried and the are not accepting recorders.

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Show Picks for the Week 3/19-23

Another week, another good batch of shows to check out.

TONIGHT – 3/20 boasts two excellent options. One of my favorite bands in the city is Beat Radio. Singer and guitarist Brian Sendrowitz will be doing a solo set at Spike Hill (186 Bedford Avenue), on a bill of close friends that includes Kid in the Attic (Maia Macdonald), Will Stratton, and Stay Indoors. Continue reading

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An Evening at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Dam Funk & More

Dâm Funk Photo: Dylan Lappin

Last Friday at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, the musical lineup was headlined by Los Angeles’ prominent original funk maestro, Dâm-Funk. Dâm opened his set by playing crowd-pleasing throwback jams, ranging from the obscure to the well-loved. Supporting sets by Norwegian musician Maya Vik, Gordon Voidwell, and DJ Thanksgiving Brown all drew from the same well of 80s synth-funk worship that Dâm has made his name on over the past 20 years. Continue reading

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Guess & Check // Finks // The Library Is On Fire – Music Shows This Week (3/12-15)

Spring is fighting to emerge. Maybe you are too after a tough winter. If you are looking to bust out, here are a few shows and events this week that should be a good time.

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“Life is a Nightmare” + More Brooklyn Music Videos & Show Roundup 3.6

I have cool music videos to share and show recommendations for the remainder of the week, often overlapping from the very same band.

Workout shot the video for “Life is a Nightmare” on India Street, among other locations in Greenpoint and North Brooklyn. The song struts along with crunchy guitar riffs, giving the titular chorus a contradictory feel-good sentiment. You can check the band out tonight at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street). A party bus will pick up at Bia in South Williamsburg. More details here. Continue reading

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Steampunk Tea Party, Daddy’s Pop Up, & Fountain Art Fair – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/5-3/11)

*  Handmade Treasures Pop Up @ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) Saturday 3/8 at 1pm, Free, shop knits, jewelry, ceramics, and scarves, plus get a custom Tim Harrington  (of Les Savy Fav) illustration of your spirit animal, there will also be custom pet portraits and custom knit patches (bring your fav digital image to be converted into a knit), with wares from Glitterlimes (real fruit and candy jewelry!) /  Muffy brandt (hand-printed leggings, tops, and bags) / Andrew Almone (a.k.a the KNIT MASTER) / Juniortown Knits (hand-dyed yarn) / Jule Van Such (digital prints on silk scarves) / Jena Derman (Executive Sous Chef at Momofuku Milk Bar who creates amazing pastry-like ceramics) / Wowch, with DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 3/5

gailcarriger_soulless_greenpoint Illustration Workshop @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, Free, Learn the core basics of buildling shapes, images and characters, this week the theme is the classic Greek tale, RSVP

Steampunk Tea Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, $15 suggested donation, Join author Gail Carriger for a reading, discussion and book signing from her Protectorate literature series, prizes awarded to best steampunk costume, RSVP

♦ Artists’ Reception and Ash Wednesday Worship @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 7-10pm, Free, Explore this local collection of artwork modeled on the Stations of the Cross, RSVP

 Jesse and Forever @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, Free, More info

THURSDAY 3/6

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Artist Justin Carty with 60 The Collective

* Seasonal Home Store Pop-Up @ Home of the Brave (67 West St, #416) 6pm, Free, Have a drink while previewing the home store of independent designers, curated by Wolves Within, RSVP

 60, The Collective Part 2 Art Show @ The Walk Way, Rebar (147 Front St, Dumbo) 7pm, Curators Frankie Velez and Craig Anthony Miller gather 60 artists to create 12” x 12” works, DJ’d by AnaMated, More Info

 New Young Pony Club / French Horn Rebellion / Damn Right! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30, $12, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Sage Music Opens in Greenpoint; Interview with Founder Jason Sagebiel

Jason Sagebiel

Sage Music is a music school that started in Long Island City and recently opened a second location in Greenpoint at 33 Nassau Avenue – in the same spot as PLAY.

The school’s founder, Jason Sagebiel, has a very unique backstory.

As a Marine serving in Iraq, he sustained a debilitating brain injury. With limited therapy available to him, he turned to intensive music practice as a way to regain his cognitive abilities. His success spurred him to create Sage Music.  Continue reading

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Laser Planes, Mardi Gras & Motown– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/26-3/4)

♦ Grand Opening @ smallhome (770 Metropolitan Ave) FREE, Saturday 3/1, 12 pm, celebrate the Art Gallery/boutique opening with a party and complimentary drinks (6-10pm) at the vintage purveyors’ first brick and mortar location, with cutting boards from Gowanus Furniture, room sprays from South side local Species by the Thousands, and smallhome’s signature sippy cups with metal straws, More Info

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WEDNESDAY 2/26
greenpoint_openhouse_vans_openmic *Hand Job Academy Open Mic Skate Session @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) FREE, skating and pizza are all part of the Open House Open Mic, oh and a concert too, RSVP
Neighbors / Incan Abraham / Cultfever / Cold Fronts @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm

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