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Breathing New Life into the Grateful Dead

Back in May, I took off my headphones and interrupted the otherwise continual loop of Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool to preview Day of the Dead – the Grateful Dead tribute album curated by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner – at an album release party at Brooklyn Bowl.  May, your new music game was pretty on point.

I’ve now had two “dad knew what he was talking about” moments at Brooklyn Bowl within the last year. The first, during the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows in Chicago over last Fourth of July weekend watching Trey Anastasio fill the role of late great Jerry Garcia, and doing it quite well at that (at which moment I couldn’t help but think that Dad would have to think, Courtney was right too). Continue reading

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Free Live Performance by Laura & Greg at Academy Record Annex (Sat, 7/11)

Laura&Greg

Let’s be honest. No one really wants to see one single person endowed with multi-faceted talent. Yet, as evidenced in Laura & Greg‘s recently released album “Forever for Sure,” that person exists in the form of Laura O’Neill.

The same woman behind successful neighborhood favorites Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Selamat Pagi, both of which have delighted our taste buds, can also belt out sweet melodic tunes with the best of them and I’m digging it. I had their first music video for “Muscle Memory” on repeat. Continue reading

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Album Release: Lost Kings and Bored Spacemen

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Lost Kings and Bored Spacemen, is the fifth studio album from electronic musician and composer NAUGHT. Eric Scott, the man behind the moniker comes originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, lived in France and has permanent resident status in New Zealand, but he’ll say that he spent some of his most formative years in the area surrounding McGolrick Park, and is where he resides today. 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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Wharfer EP & Release Show at Troost Sunday June 8 Plus All Sensory Void Album

There are two releases by Greenpoint residents coming out on Tuesday June 10th that I want to make sure are on your radar. One is eyelids, an EP by Wharfer, a project of Kyle Wall. He’ll be playing a release show at Troost on Sunday. The other is by All Sensory Void, a project of Gold Eric. It’s an album called Everywhere You Go…There You Are. Continue reading

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