By Stephen F

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.

Get to Know Square Zeros Podcast and Website + ZeroFest Preview

Jon Mann & Derek Hawkins

Greenpointers makes a good effort to share relevant information on the local music scene, but since music is only a single aspect of what we do here, there are plenty of other sites that go way deeper. One that can’t be recommended highly enough is Square Zeros, which comes to us from Derek Hawkins (a Greenpoint resident) and Jon Mann (of East Williamsburg/Bushwick). It’s a podcast, it’s a live music source, it’s an archive, it’s full of essays, and most importantly, it’s an effort to reinforce and build community among musicians and kindred spirits. Continue reading

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Van Halen Tribute Band Van Heusen Live at Saint Vitus Tomorrow 9/13

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

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Nitehawk Cinema September 2014 Preview

I’m a big fan of Nitehawk Cinema. It’s one of my favorite places to go. You can see great films, eat great food, and enjoy great beverages – at the same damn time. Since I often share information about their events, I thought it would be fun to start doing a monthly preview. Here’s a look at what will be playing in September. Continue reading

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Streets of Laredo + Ghost Beach + CliMates Fundraiser Saturday 8/9 and New Music from AK + Star Ballads + more

It wouldn’t be a summer weekend without a whole boatload o’ stuff to do, now would it? Here are some music events to check out, plus we catch up with the latest songs, videos, and offerings from local artists. Continue reading

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Crazy Pills at Radio Bushwick 8/1 + New Music from Cloud Seeding and more + Three Amigos 8/3 and Enter The Dragon 8/8-8/9 at Nitehawk

I was out of town for a little while, but now I’m back and ready to share some information about cool shows, new music and videos, and good films, all taking place within the next week. Here we go. Continue reading

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Melaena Cadiz Deep Below Heaven Album Release Show Sunday 7/20 at Glasslands

Sunday is shaping up to be really special. You can check our sure-to-be-amazing Summer Market and then head over to Glasslands to see Melaena Cadiz perform for the release show of her great new album Deep Below Heaven. Continue reading

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Boyhood Film Review and Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane Q&A Recap

I had the chance to see the film Boyhood – out today in select cities and releasing wide next week – Tuesday at a private screening at Nitehawk. Director Richard Linklater and actor Ellar Coltrane were present for a Q&A afterwards. It was an incredible experience. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Film plus Reggie Watts Rooftop Films Tonight 7/3 and Bad Brains Film at Nighthawk 7/8

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to post, but I’m coming back to you with some music & film events taking place over the next few days. And as a bonus, I have a live performance video shot on location in North Brooklyn.

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Greenpointers and Shorewave Records Free Northside Showcase Saturday 6/14 Preview Part Two

It’s time for the second part of our Greenpointers Northside Showcase preview. We will be co-presenting with Shorewave Records. Yesterday, I highlighted David Pollack, Such Hounds, Honey Wild, and Half Moon. Those were just four of the eight bands that will be playing Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer) tomorrow (6/14) starting at 1 PM, doors at noon. Oh, and did I mention it was free? Let’s get to know What Model CitizensHaybaby, Cosmonaut, and The Meaning of Life a little better. By the way, if you are looking for other Northside shows of interest, check out this preview. Continue reading

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