Shows Tonight and New Brooklyn Music Videos

There is a whole slew of new music videos shot in Greenpoint or by Greenpoint artists that I want to share with you. Also a cool song. Also some shows you should check out tonight. So let’s get right to it, shall we?

As you can tell from the poster above, there’s a show tonight at Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton Street) featuring Moon Casale and The Dove & The Wolf. It starts at 7:00 and costs $6 – proceeds go to the Church’s Hunger Program. I’m told it will be a night of candle-lit music with free cookies and free coffee. Here’s the Facebook page to RSVP.

Neighborhood band All Forces will be playing at 9:00 PM at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street) Stage 2, if you feel like venturing into Manhattan. It’s a record release show to support their new EP Sons and Daughters. Check out “Blood,” it’s a cool tune. Their set should be free from what I can tell, so you’ll have money to buy their record.

Here’s something a little different, and it’s a bit later than all these other shows. The Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) will be hosting an event called “Tonight I Am a Ceremonial Dagger.” It is a performance and overnight gong bath meditation led by certified Kundalini Yoga teacher Propheta (Paramatma Siri Sadhana) and acclaimed musician John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida, Man Forever, and Spiritualized). The event is from 11pm-5am. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 10pm, bring sleeping gear and prepare for a night of deep relaxation. You can buy tickets here. It’s not cheap, but it sounds very fascinating.

Ok, now some music. Brooklyn band (and one of Jen G’s favorites) Gunfight! has released some new music on cassette, with the help of Glad Tidings and Campers’ Rule Records. It’s a double single, with two very strong, rousing tracks – exactly what you would expect from the band. Go here to give a listen to “Veteran’s Bridge” and “Raise & Fall.”

The videos I wanted to let you know about include the soulful Tavonna Miller for “Somebody Knows” and the wacky party vibes of Pleasure Island with their song “Move Yr Body.” These two songs and videos may be pretty divergent, but I like how they show there’s a lot of interesting stuff happening musically in Greenpoint.

Finally, Adios Ghost played at the show we presented along with Pancakes & Whiskey and Buzzchips back in January at Cameo Gallery. They were really good. They also have recently released a video for their song “Fernseher.” It’s also really good. I dig how visually stimulating it is – there are several layers of shots visible at any given moment, suggesting a series of memories, glimpses, and possibilities that all add up to something narratively and emotionally rich.

ADIÓS GHOST – FERNSEHER from ADIÓS GHOST on Vimeo.

About Stephen F

Stephen does economic development for North Brooklyn businesses and writes about music at the online site Those Who Dig. He's only ever lived in Greenpoint while in NYC and he hopes it stays that way.

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