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“This Song Definitely Goes Out to Brooklyn – ‘I Hate You’” – Suicide File Reunion at St. Vitus (8/8)

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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

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Meet the Brooklyn Band: Dead Stars – Show Tonight! (3/28)

The three J's of Dead Stars: Jeff, John, and Jaye

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

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Greenpointers Comedy Night Tonight – Tuesday 3/12!

We are getting pumped for Greenpointers Comedy Night which is TONIGHT – Tuesday March, 12th, 8pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave). We hope you can make it! RSVP

$5 buck at door. 100% pays the comics!

Plus, Saint Vitus is donating $1 from every drink that night to the Writer’s Fund!

Hosted by Kerryn Feehan
Nimesh Patel
The Lucas Bros
Anthony DeVito
Michelle Wolf
Hadiyah Robinson
Justy Dodge

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Greenpointers Comedy Night: To Benefit the Comedians! (3/12)

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
Nimesh Patel
The Lucas Bros
Anthony DeVito
Michelle Wolf
Hadiyah Robinson
Justy Dodge

Per the internet:

“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”

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Greenpointers Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY @ Saint Vitus, Wednesday (11/14)

Greenpointers is on a fundraising roll!

We raised $10,000 for humans affected by Sandy and now we want to help our furry friends.

Join Greenpointers on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:30pm for a Sandy Relief Comedy Benefit for Adopt NY hosted by Lucas Brothers at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave).

Line Up

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Nimesh Patel
(Broken Comedy)

Mookie Thompson
(UCB, Comedy Central’s Funny or Die)

Dan Soder
(Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham, NY Funniest for NY Comedy Festival)

Kevin Barnett
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code)

Jermaine Fowler
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code, In Living Color)

Kerryn Fee-Han
(Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off)

Lucas Brothers
(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

RSVP

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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.

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GREENPOINTERS GUIDE TO CMJ (10/18-10/22)

CMJ is a beast! Almost 1000 bands are playing (not including unofficial shows). Good thing we only need to cover Greenpoint.

CMJ.com
Dates: October 18-22, 2011

Greenpoint CMJ Venues
The End (13 Greenpoint)
Europa (98 Meserole)
Matchless (557 Manhattan)
Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer)
St. Vitus  (1120 Manhattan)

SHOWS*

TUESDAY 10/18

• Johnny Marnel, Torn Curtain, Bridges and Powerlines, Dear Lions @ Pete’s Candy Store
• Skull, Occultation, RASPBERRY BULBS, Villains @ St. Vitus

WEDNESDAY 10/19

• 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

THURSDAY 10/20

• Gun Lake, ABADABAD, RADIATION CITY, SUCKERS @ Pete’s Candy Store

Friday 10/21
• 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

Saturday 10/22
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)

More Brooklyn CMJ guides/reviews/parties:

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

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What’s Happening (10/12-10/18)

WEDNESDAY  10/12

Cordelia Stephens @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 11pm, her debut album Threshold - produced at New Warsaw Studio- to be released in early 2012.

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

© 319 Scholes

THURSDAY 10/13

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-political ecologies RSVP

FRIDAY 10/14

The Pinch @ Fowler Arts (67 West) Opening 6-9pm, Local artists Kurt Freyer, Elizabeth Hoy & Emilie Selden share their attempts to articulate the value of art during hard economic times. RVSP

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

SATURDAY 10/15

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.

© Weird Children

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

 

 

 

SUNDAY 10/16

Brooklyn Vintage Crawl @ (Williamsburg/Greenpoint), Noon, a self-guided shop and bar hop through WB & GP, Afterparty 6pm @ Union Pool More info

Rooftop Rockaway! Rockaway Taco @ Rooftop Farm (44 Eagle) 3-6pm, $15, 2 tacos, beverage, priceless view, & pleasure of helping good farmers grow. ONLINE RSVP ONLY

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

MONDAY 10/17

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

TUESDAY 10/18

Villains, Raspberry Bulbs, Occultation & Skull @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 8pm

To submit event listings email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

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Six Nights with the Kings of Karaoke

For four minutes and seventeen seconds, nothing else mattered.

I won’t go so far as to say that I didn’t think of anything else.  I had all the usual karaoke thoughts – “is this really what I sound like?”  - but it can’t be argued that there’s a better way to make yourself focus than to put yourself as far out of your own skin as only a microphone and a room full of strangers can.

Last week’s six-day karaoke bender started for me as most benders do – a few drinks in when the whole scene seemed loud, new, and fun.  It was my first night at that hidden (which truth be told describes the better part of creation for me) gem of a bar, Onyx, hanging out with a bunch comprised mostly of The Greenpointers staff.  Karaoke had long since broken into a steady stride, with the musical selections from the crowd covering a broad swath – your standard barroom hits interspersed with some surprising selections, most notably Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights and a rendition of Avenue Q’s More You Ruv Someone, both of which were pulled off with style and gusto.  Although talent was amazingly strong on Monday, there was still room for me to butcher (half) of Islands in the Stream, and the vibe was overwhelmingly friendly and energetic.

 

Karaoke King Nithya @ Onyx

The real show-stopper, though, was the energy generated by the night’s MC, Nithya, which was powerful enough to destroy sensitive electronics and stun small mammals.  After watching as she killed songs in a way that made you want to kill one too (she’s actually not a tough act to follow, despite being singularly talented at karaoke), we struck up a conversation in which it was discovered that Jen G. had actually photographed her in the past.  After feeling the energy in the room and hearing about The Kings of Karaoke’s six-night weekly tour, I knew what I was doing that week: going deaf and loving it.

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