Shows Tonight 4/17 and Greenpoint Music

© Small Wonder

It’s another night packed with several noteworthy shows. There’s also a new EP by a Greenpoint band Zebros I want to tell you about. Zebros is a Greenpoint based band – hailing from Sutton Street, to be specific. They recorded an EP of songs about “apocalyptic roof parties, murderous supernatural beaches, morningwood celebrations, and motivational druidic rap chants.” If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what to tell you. The music is piano-driven and full of humor and charm. You can stream the EP on Soundcloud. “I Never Lose” might be my favorite track.

How about some shows? Small Wonder is the recording moniker of Henry Crawford. His latest album Wendy is available digitally and will see a proper physical release May 6th via Father/Daughter Records. I fell in love with it right from the first song, “Ball Lightning,” which utilizes a simple repetitive set of plucked guitar notes but carries a transfixing energy from Henry’s voice, the gathering clouds of a chorus, and the electronic touches throughout. You can see him tonight at Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave – which will be hosting Point Break Live this weekend too!) with Friend Roulette / Son Step / Conveyor. The doors open at 7:30 and it costs $10. Tickets here.

If you are more in the mood for a band of Asian ladies who rock hard, fear not. You can head over to Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) to see Hard Nips. They have some new members and are gearing up for a summer EP release. But they’ll surely be playing some selections from their strong previous album Amazing Guns. Sample the title track here. Also on the bill are Max & the Groovies and the Yin Yangs, and the Mad Doctors. Doors at 8, tickets $8. More info here.

Finally, we have Hello Phones, who will be at Radio Bushwick (22 Wyckoff Ave). They will be part of a lineup that includes Rexxy, Invisible Days, and Dream Safari. The show starts at 8:00 and costs $8. You can find some more info here. The band released a new video a little while ago and it’s worth watching. First, I like the contrast in the song of the pulsing fuzz and singer DonnaFran’s clear voice. Visually, the nice natural locations seem to highlight the peaceful part of dreaming, while the colors and compositions provide the sense that things aren’t quite real. It’s cool.

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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