Around town this weekend, we’ve got drag queen disco at Good Room, punks & Detroit rock at Sunnyvale and Shea Stadium, and a Slip ‘N Slide with musical accompaniment outside Roberta’s.
There’s a rich history in North Brooklyn of young kids emigrating here from the East Village when they got priced out, and the kids bring with them some of the cultural happenings that first started across the river.
And so, from the drag queen spectacular called Wigstock in Tompkins Square Park, we now have the Bushwig celebration on our own native ground.
And no party is complete without a raging after-party. Saturday night (9/10) at Good Room, SPRKLBB pumps out his vinyl dance finds while The Carry Nation, Butched, and Jeannie Harper help keep the beat. You can bounce between there and Otter Box on Union Ave., where Frankie Sharp and Merrie Cherry spin.
Here‘s a Soundcloud preview of the Good Room lineup, and links for the Otter Box performers (as might be expected from any self-respecting diva, they don’t allow their masterworks to being herded onto a playlist on Soundcloud).
If you are more in the mood for live music, Sheer Mag, Haram, and Hank Wood & the Hammerheads are at Sunnyvale on Sunday (9/11) starting around 9 pm.
There’s also Aloha Machine, Mexican Knives, White Pisces and Klozapin at Shea Stadium same day same time.
Can’t decide between those shows? Here‘s a Bandcamp playlist to help out.
Finally, to keep your summer going past Labor Day, I recommend the Slip ‘n Slide on Sunday afternoon at Roberta’s.
DJ Full Service will be in charge of the decks at Roberta’s.