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Shy Hunters Show Tonight at Baby’s All Right (1/10)

Tonight, neighborhood band Shy Hunters take the stage at Baby’s All Right. Doors are at 8:00, also on the bill is People Get Ready, and the show costs $10. Get tickets here.

I asked singer/guitarist Indigo Street some questions about the band, their song “Echoes,” what she thinks of our awesome neighborhood, and more.

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An Interview with Emily In Her Dorm Room… On Franklin St (thru 1/16)

"Emily's Dorm Room" at Rawson Projects

A room within a room. A girl within a room, within a room. An artist who hired a girl to live within a room, within a room. This sets the stage for Cy Amundson’s experimental exhibition at Rawson Projects, Emily’s Dorm Room, open through January 16, 2014.

Amundson placed an ad online at NYU for a participant to live inside a dorm room he built in a modestly sized gallery on Franklin St in Greenpoint for over one month. He originally hoped to meet an art student but luckily ended up with Emily, a sophomore pursuing a degree in Gender Studies, whose main area of interest is how women are portrayed in the media.

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Don’t Miss Out! Reserve Your Tickets Today!! Murder, Mystery & Magic at The Warsaw (11/24)

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Don’t miss out on an unforgettable one night only performance and three course dinner at the Warsaw on Sunday, November 24th, 2013.  Chaz Black Promotions presents “Of Sound Mind & Dead Body,” a murder mystery performance and three course dinner performed by The Murder Mystery Company that is sure to be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Greenpoint before!

Tickets are $65 per person, which includes a three-course dinner and can be purchased at the Warsaw, Tuesdays through Sunday after 6pm or by calling (347) 915-9092.  Reservations are required to attend and guests are asked to arrive by 5pm and the event will begin at 6pm. For more information, please contact chazblackpromo@yahoo.com.

Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, November 24th, 2013 at 5pm

The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Get Your Tickets Today! Murder, Mystery & Magic at The Warsaw (11/24)

(sponsored)

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable one night only performance and three course dinner at the Warsaw on Sunday, November 24th, 2013.  Chaz Black Promotions presents “Of Sound Mind & Dead Body,” a murder mystery performance and three course dinner performed by The Murder Mystery Company that is sure to be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Greenpoint before!

Tickets are $65 per person, which includes a three-course dinner and can be purchased at the Warsaw, Tuesdays through Sunday after 6pm or by calling (347) 915-9092.  Reservations are required to attend and guests are asked to arrive by 5pm and the event will begin at 6pm. For more information, please contact chazblackpromo@yahoo.com.

Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, November 24th, 2013 at 5pm

The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sponsored Post courtesy of The Warsaw

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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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Lem, Lady Gaga, Abramovic at The Wythe Hotel: Collaboration on Outer Space

Last Saturday I put on a blindfold and listened to Lady Gaga, not singing, but reading the first few pages of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris. Typical Saturday? There were no limits for Marina Abramovic who gave instructions (via Skype) to all of us who gathered at the Wythe Hotel for a marathon reading of Solaris.

She shared the story about a shepard who closed his eyes every time she asked him a question. When she asked him why he’s doing this, he simply answered that he doesn’t need to see while talking to her. That spoke to her. Continue reading

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The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show – This Sat (2/23)!

Calling the low, the weak, and the ungodly! Gather near, ye faithless, ye mentally infirm and spiritually bereft!

This is the end of days and that rumble in the distance is the wagons of The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show, rolling into town to save your sad sinner’s soul. Led by the evangelically infamous Good Reverend Doctor Professor Elucius Clay, this sideshow of cautionary tales will horrify (watch as Stitch the Geek mutilates his own flesh!), titillify (surrender to the undulant charms of the reigning Miss Coney Island, Cherry Delight, and the bosomosity of Miss Direction), and flummox (recoil at Bobby Phobia’s feats of physiology), all to the blood-stirring musicianing of Texas Red (“The Gypsy Fiddler”) and Ratty Mousebites & Miz E of The Hot Sardines.

The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show
Saturday, 2/23 10pm doors
Union Hall
702 Union Street @ 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (directions)

$8 advance and at the door. Buy Tickets

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New Venue: Delinquency

Brooklynites are always craving new everything. How about a DIY music space? With a name like Delinquency, I had to check it out. Plus, my favorite band Gunfight! was playing, who always rule.

Seemingly in no-man’s land, but not really, the new spot is on Grand St down by the Metropolitan Ave Bridge near the famous Pumps strip club. (Oh, there.) Continue reading

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Magic Magic Roses :: Public Assembly

One of the things I miss most about living in San Francisco are the beautiful, cheap Victorian houses that have rooms with large bay windows and boarded up fireplaces with ornate mantles that are perfect for displaying old pictures of your mom from the 70’s, some antlers, and your stash of pot. It really encourages you to stay inside most nights and listen to folky, relaxing music as the fog rolls in. Magic Magic Roses is the perfect soundtrack for such nights. Continue reading

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Crest Fest 2012: Sneak Peek

garden sculpture at crest fest

In order to enter Crest Hardware Store for a sneak peek of the art show, I hopped over a sunshine yellow threshold that was still wet from a fresh coat of paint. Retrospectively, this little leap was something of a magical moment – a transportation into an inspiring oasis that is cultivating both community and creativity in its surroundings. Continue reading

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