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Q & A with Greenpointer Eric Weiner of the Wild Honey Pie + Win Tickets to On The Mountain Season 2 Interactive Music Video Ski Trip

If you love music, videos, community, innovation, and fun, I hope you follow The Wild Honey Pie. It is a Greenpoint-based “online publication, music media, and events promotion collective.” I recently spoke with founder/CEO Eric Weiner and editorial director/CFO Lauren McKinney at the Wild Honey Pie home office on Franklin Street. We talked about many things including their upcoming second season of On the Mountain, an interactive recording series that will feature six bands and provide free lodging, ski passes, and rentals to 100 lucky music fans to participate in the taping. Read on for the conversation and details on how you can be part of the event. Continue reading

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Review: Crystal Jukebox Hymn at Glasshouse

"Crystal Jukebox Hymn" at Glasshouse ArtLifeLab ©Anthony Farina

“I consider myself a poet first and a musician second,” said Bob Dylan, “I’ll live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.” Through a captivating performance of Crystal Jukebox Hymn, which was devised from Dylan’s book of experimental prose and poetry Tarantula (1966), his words found new life this past weekend at Glasshouse in Williamsburg. Continue reading

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Best of Bushwick Open Studios: An Instagram Tour de Force

Bushwick Open Studios went down over the weekend and it was quite a blur. Highlights included live street painting, a traveling life-size music box, a sweaty full house at Slideluck Bushwick… and yes, kiddie pool performance art. ALSO homoerotic paintings involving wooden children’s toys, a dancing bearded man in a dress, and life lessons about face tattoos. It looks like there was also a bin of water bottles that people could sit in…unless they were just hanging out in a dumpster. AND last but not least, my personal heaven, A GIANT MACAROON SCULPTURE. Is there anything more Bushwickian?

Enjoy the visual feast below, curated from the finest gallery in all the land: Instagram #BOS. Art selfies included (and encouraged).

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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

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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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