Did you know one of Greenpoint’s best bars is named in tribute of Van Halen? That’s right, The Diamond Bar is in fact an homage to “Diamond” David Lee Roth. But for owner Dave Pollack, it doesn’t end there. He also happens to front a Van Halen tribute band called Van Heusen. They’ll be playing Saturday night at Saint Vitus. Check out details about the show, the pre-party, and an interview with Dave on the band and his love for Van Halen. Continue reading
All Axis Music Live Video Series Interview and Ticket Giveaway For The Men and Obits at The Wick (5/10)
I’ve recently had the pleasure of discovering All Axis Music, a video series of live performances shot at venues all over the city. I spoke with the man behind the project, Chris Piazza. Besides a cool interview, we have coordinated a ticket giveaway for the next show he’ll be shooting! That’s right, you have a chance to win free tickets to see The Men, Obits, and Nude Beach at The Wick (260 Meserole St.) this Saturday.
I spotted this on our Tumblr feed:
“This Song Definitely Goes Out to Brooklyn – ‘I Hate You’” – Suicide File Reunion at St. Vitus (8/8)
On August 8, Boston hardcore band The Suicide File played a sold-out reunion show at St. Vitus as a preview to their appearance at the This Is Hardcore festival in Philadelphia. Panic, another Boston hardcore band that was active at the same time as The Suicide File, also reunited for the show, playing for the first time since 2006. Incendiary and Believer/Law opened. Continue reading
Dead Stars have been gaining popularity in the four years they’ve been rockin’ and rollin’ around the neighborhood, thanks to energetic live shows and a refreshingly unpretentious approach to making music. Their songs are quick, to the point, and poppy without feeling flimsy. If you check them out live be prepared to get their shout-along choruses stuck in your head for days; the amount of crowd members mouthing the lyrics at any given gig is testimony enough to Dead Stars’ catchiness factor. The trio is made up of bassist John Watterberg, drummer Jaye Moore and lead singer and guitarist, Jeff Moore, who took a break from finishing up the band’s upcoming EP, High Gain, to answer a few questions.
Dead Stars play tonight, Thursday March 28 @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10 – with Dichroics & Circle of Buzzards
$5 buck at door. 100% pays the comics!
Hosted by Kerryn Feehan
The Lucas Bros
In order to thank the people who have donated their time (by making us piss in our pants) in order to raise over $500 for local animal charities in Greenpoint, on March 12th, 8pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) – we are throwing a comedy benefit to benefit…THE COMEDIANS!
It’s only 5 bucks. 100% of the door will be paid to the comics. We think that’s nice. RSVP
Come out, laugh, support comedy and consider it your workout for the night!
Hosted by Kerryn Feehan
The Lucas Bros
“One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter”
Greenpointers is on a fundraising roll!
We raised $10,000 for humans affected by Sandy and now we want to help our furry friends.
(UCB, Comedy Central’s Funny or Die)
(Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham, NY Funniest for NY Comedy Festival)
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code)
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code, In Living Color)
(Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off)
(Rolling Stone, Fox, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon)
$7 Cover + 10% bar sales donated to ADOPT NY
(*100% of proceeds donated)
$4 Sailor Jerry drink specials
$6 Beer and shot specials
Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY
Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.
So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:
We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.
What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.
Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.
CMJ is a beast! Almost 1000 bands are playing (not including unofficial shows). Good thing we only need to cover Greenpoint.
Dates: October 18-22, 2011
• Johnny Marnel, Torn Curtain, Bridges and Powerlines, Dear Lions @ Pete’s Candy Store
• Skull, Occultation, RASPBERRY BULBS, Villains @ St. Vitus
• Pressed And, Noah Wall, Megafortress & Gem Club @ The End, More Info
• Avi Wisnia, BEL AIR @ Pete’s Candy Store
• Dead Stars, Nordic Nomadic, THE MAIN STREET GOSPEL, WEIRD OWL @ St. Vitus
• CHELSEA WOLF, Religious To Damn, Hunters, The Love Butchers @ Europa
• Gun Lake, ABADABAD, RADIATION CITY, SUCKERS @ Pete’s Candy Store
• Battle Cross, TURBID NORTH, Barn Burner, Skeleton Witch, KVELERTAK @ Europa
• Robin Bacior, SEA OF BEES, GABRIEL & THE HOUNDS, Patrick Bower, David Liebe Hart Band, Bird Call, Chris Riffle @ Pete’s Candy Store
• AGENTS OF WOE Record Release @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin)
• Adam Arcuragi, Aficionado, TS And The Past Haunts, Alyson Greenfield, Stephanie Carlin, Seryn, Dog Soldier, Wojcik @ Matchless
• Tamar Haviv, Corner Youngblood, Ceramic @ Pete’s Candy Store
*(BOLD CAPS= GREENPOINTERS’ PICKS)
CMJ Guide to Brooklyn
Win Tickets to See Neon Indian at Webster Hall this Friday
FreeWilliamsburg: Unofficial CMJ at 13 Thames
Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Official Line-Up
Impose Mag: 2011 CMJ Imposition
The L Mag: The ABCs of CMJ
Senors Music: Anti Unofficial Pro CMJ Party
Brooklyn Paper: The Only CMJ Guide You Will Ever Need
BAL Presents the CMJ Showcase
We Don’t Have a Show So We Are Playing Dark Side of the Moon to The Wizard of Oz @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) FREE BOWLING! 6pm/Show 8pm, More info
How To Get Your Book Published, with Two Authors and an Agent @ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm, Calling all writers in need of advice! Heidi Durrow, Michele Young-Stone & agent Michelle Brower (of Folio Lit) will dish on all aspects of publishing, writing process, to finding an agent, publication & promotion.
Ecologías Correlativas @ 319 Scholes (319 Scholes, Bushwick) Opening 7pm, Curated by chimera+, projects and research from a trans-disciplinary group of artists, architects and scientists navigating interrelated environmental/socio-politi
COME AS YOU ARE: Songs That Made Your Parents Worry @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin) 10pm, DJs Fucci & Sirlinda
Launch of Brooklyn Wind Symphony @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (19 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 7pm, $10/$12 @ door, fundraiser, jazz combos, classical ensembles, drink specials, dancing, DJ. RSVP
Occupy Brooklyn @ Grand Army Plaza, 11am, in support of “anti-greed” movement, follow #OccupyBrooklyn
East River State Park Fall Harvest Festival, 11-4pm, family-friendly activities for all ages, east river water testing, Zumba, bluegrass
Where’s My Park Day? @ (March from soccer fields at North 9th St., up Kent Ave. to Quay St.) Noon, ”Where’s Our Park?” is a campaign coalition of No. BK’s local elected officials & civic organizations, created to secure the 33 acres of new parkland promised by Mayor Bloomberg during the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. More info.
Harvest Festival Hoedown @ Meeker Ave Market (75 Frost) – ALL DAY, ALL WEEKEND, City Life Wellness brings together community of yogis, dancers, martial artists, local food purveyors and craftspeople for 2-day Fall Harvest Festival More info.
Hope for Agoldensummer @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) From Athens, GA, the band plays a tantalizing and humorous sound that includes guitar, banjo, singing saw, glockenspiel, piano, and percussion.
Boats, Crinkles & Weird Children @ Matchless(557 Manhattan) 8pm
Brooklyn Vintage Crawl @ (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), Noon, a self-guided shop and bar hop through WB & GP, Afterparty 6pm @ Union Pool More info
Salsa Sundays @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) 6pm/Show 8pm, $5, w/Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Enid’s 9th Annual Apple Pie Contest @ Enid’s (560 Manhattan) 5-5:45 pies accepted, 6pm judging, drink specials, apple fritters, sloppy joes & corndogs. Greenpointers’ friends Brooklynauts will be judging, because they were last year’s champs! More Info
CIDER WEEK 10/16-10/23 @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) & all over city
Real and Scary Historical Halloween @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 7-10pm, Presented by Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS), get ready to be creeped out by things that aren’t just in your imagination. RSVP
Villains, Raspberry Bulbs, Occultation & Skull @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 8pm
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