You might expect Reggie Youngblood to be in the internet know—his indie pop band Black Kids blew up as an internet sensation after posting their EP Wizard of Ahhhhs on Myspace back in 2007. But he will be the first to admit that he has not kept up with the inter webs. After a decade of working, not working and then working on Black Kids’ newest album, Rookie, Youngblood decided they should share it on Bandcamp. Who could argue with free downloads? But offering this thought was not alluring to fans, he joked, “..no one really wants to download things anymore, and that everyone really just wanted to get the record streaming on Spotify or Apple Music.”
Youngblood has seen changes in the way bands interact with fans nowadays and he misses being on the hunt for more information on musicians, along with the sense of mystery when all you knew about them was their music. Now, most bands rely on being a voice on Instagram, using all social media channels to show their personality and to keep in touch with fans.
The monthly Community Board 1 meetings are highly entertaining if you have even a passing interest in local goings-on, and as we’ve previously reported, if you don’t want to attend in person you can watch them from the comfort of your own home livestreamed via public channel Thirteen on YouTube. At the meetings, you get to find out who’s applying for liquor licenses, which block association has beef with which developer, and watch bright-eyed millenials with new business ideas get torn a new one (pass the popcorn). One of the most enjoyable parts of watching the livestream of the CB1 meeting is the closeups on chairperson Dealice Fuller’s face—this woman does not play. She’s badass and amazing. You can watch last night’s meeting in full here.
Here are the highlights from last night’s meeting (which ran over by about an hour): Continue reading →
Join EcoHealth Alliance’s Young Professionals Council at the Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) on Thursday, Oct. 19th starting at 7:30pm for a deep dive into how diseases are spread and a demonstration of the latest in technology used to stop diseases in their tracks.
Brooklyn Oktoberfest comes to The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (67 West St) this weekend (10/20-10/22) with an authentic Munich festival tent, complete with Bavarian blue & white decorations, live music, German dancers, ceremonial keg tapping, sausages, roast port, pretzels, and rare limited edition German beer! Greenpointers get $10 off tix! Buy yours here with discount code “Greenpoint”.
* Trauma & Tension Release for Inner Peace @ Narayana Yoga Project (191 Nassau Ave), 6:30pm, $45, This workshop will teach you a fascinating approach to trauma, our bodies and our emotions. You will receive take-home tools and practical information from Yoga Therapy and other forms of trauma releasing work, Buy tix # Istanbul and Beyond with Robyn Eckhardt @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $25, Istanbul & Beyond documents regional cuisines and life in the villages, cities, farms, and high pastures of the lesser-known provinces throughout Turkey, Buy tix * Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission New Moon In Libra @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 7:30pm, $25, This New Moon is the perfect energy as the double air energy creates more space for our creativity to flow into the Earth Realm, Buy tix ♫ Chorizo Slim and The Boogie Blues Band @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, Chorizo Slim returns to team up with Stan Zenkoff, Charles Bennet, and Daniel Goldshtein to play their own style of 40’s/50’s Rhythm & Blues and Boogie Woogie, More info
* Energizing and Focusing Morning Qi Gong @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 8am, $10, This morning class will focus on Qi massage and movement practices aimed at waking up your body and balancing your mind. No experience necessary, More info * New Moon Sound Bath with Reiki Healing @ Magick City (37 Box St), 6:30pm, $44, During this Sound Bath Meditation we will help you to harmonize your dreams with your mind, body and spirit by taking you deeper into your own intuitive guidance, Buy tix ♦ Karrabing Film Collective’s Night Time Go + Inaat/se/ @ Union Docs (322 Union Ave), 7:30pm, $10, We are lucky to have the Karrabing Collective in town for a night of documentary that blends the nuanced, overt, and specific ways the colonialized have and continue to resist, Buy tix ♫ Aerial Ruin, Blacksage, Nighttime @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $10, Aerial Ruin, based in Portland, Oregon is the primarily acoustic solo project of Erik Moggridge whose “richly evocative dark folk style makes for a head-in-hand listening experience, Buy tix ♫ Zula (EP Release), Combo Chimbita, Erica Eso, Frank Hurricaine @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 8pm, $10, Buy tix Continue reading →
♦ Crenius Presents: The Portal @ Kinfolk Store (94 Wythe Ave), 4pm, FREE, Art Exhibition • Live Music • Good Vibes, More info ♫ Nosaj Thing / Jacques Greene, Jim-E Stack @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave), 8pm, $22, Buy tix * Pole of Fortune @ Velvet Brooklyn (174 Broadway), 8:30pm, $5, Watch 10 dancers put their luck to the test by spinning our wheel of 12 musical genres and dancing it out completely freestyle, More info ♫ Kings of Karaoke – Heavy Metal Karaoke @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 10pm, FREE, More info
THURSDAY 9/28 * Taste of Iceland in NYC: Cocktail Class @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave), 5:30pm, FREE, Join Brennivin cocktail champion Kári Sigurðsson and National Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider for an Icelandic cocktail class, More info ♫ Emarosa w/ A Lot Like Birds, Jule Vera @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, $12, Buy tix ☺ Let’s Get Physical @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 7pm, FREE, Sweet, sweaty improv with a buncha fellow gym rats followed by some even sweatier sketch comedy and stand up, More info * Miss Subways Extravaganza 2017 @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $20, In a night of performances spanning the classy, the trashy, the weird, and the whimsical, contestants will demonstrate their love, frustration, and ultimate devotion to their subway line of choice, More info Continue reading →
Greenpoint Beer & Ale has a bigger than big Oktoberfest for Sept. 23rd through Oct. 1st! Tapping 2 super rare gravity kegs from Franconia and featuring 4 guest drafts from Munich, Mahrs Saphire Weisse, Monchshof Festbier & Ayinger Oktoberfest. Mug holding contest at 5 PM each Saturday! Come dressed in an Oktoberfest costume and receive a complimentary beer. Oktoberfest food specials include Sausages with Red Cabbage and Schnitzel. (sponsored)
* Chuffed.org Crowdfunding for Social Causes Workshop @ New Woman Space (188 Woodpoint Rd), 6pm, $65, Get an intro to Crowdfunding & learn the secrets of what it takes to run a successful campaign on Chuffed.org, Buy tix * Lunation Kundalini Shakti Transmission New Moon In Virgo @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 7:30pm, $25, The New Moon traveling through Virgo urges us to reactivate or restore something through practicality, sensibility, and stability, Buy tix ♫ Little Gorgeous (Bee-Bop) @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More info
* Bowl Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Dan Ain and The Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 10am, $90, Morning services, Torah reading, Shofar blowing, prayer, meditation,& vegetarian/dairy lunch from Blue Ribbon, Buy tix ^ Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 6:30pm, FREE, “Where the Animals Go” investigates and illustrates the intersection of data technology and animal migration, revealing the natural world as never before, RSVP * Green Witch: Herbs & Ritual for the Autumnal Equinox @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St),Practice rituals in grieving what/who we have lost, in an effort to compost with love and start fresh, 7:30pm, $20, RSVP ♫ Cold Beat, War Bubble, Liberation @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 8pm, $12, Buy tix Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 8/30 ♫ Action Bronson Live + Signing @ Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th St), 6:30pm, Album Pre-order, Action Bronson plays a Rough Trade in-store with signing after in support of his new album Blue Chips 7000, More info ♫ Lime Rickey International / Sana Nagano @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More info
THURSDAY 8/31 # Exclusive Beer Launch: Rye Score! @ Barcade (388 Union Ave), 4pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of our Victory Brewing collaboration, Rye Score!, a German style Hefeweizen brewed with rye malt, More info ♫ Cory Wade, Sateen @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $15, Cory Wade from America’s Next Top Model releases the first single off of his debut pop driven with a soul influence album, Buy tix # A Persian-Inspired Evening with Soli Zardosht @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St), 7pm, $125, Soli’s Persian-inspired menu will showcase modern flavors from the Middle East and beyond, Buy tix Continue reading →
Frankie Rose, an original member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls, introduced her fourth album Cage Tropical at Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) before she heads out on her US and European tour. Frankie’s performance was a shimmery 80s daydream: ultra-confident and unapologetic, yet she exuded a mellow energy. Her vocals were glimmery and ethereal. And, psychedelic projections that changed for each song—from an atomic bomb to flashing disco palm trees—set a powerful backdrop to her intoxicating voice. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 8/16 ♦ SummerScreen: I Know What You Did Last Summer @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Let’s toast … to us, to our last summer of immature, adolescent decadence, and to the final SummerScreen of the season, More info ♫ Big Huge, Velveteen Rabbit, Barbed Wire, Navy Gangs @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, $10, Buy tix
THURSDAY 8/17 # Burmese Food Fest @ Rangoon NoodleLab (24 St. Nicholas Ave), 5pm, FREE, More info ♦ The Russians Are Coming: Red Dawn @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 9pm, $12,Watch the classic tale of how teenagers save the world from evil Soviet forces. Because we all need a little Patrick Swayze right about now, Buy tix ♫ DJ Bone, Analog Soul, Sofia Kourtesis, M Parent @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $15, DJ Bone is steeped in Detroit history and is amongst the most technically accomplished techno DJs in the world, Buy tix Continue reading →
CRUEL SUMMER: 80S + 90S DANCE PARTY takes over 2 rooms of The Bell House, Friday, August 11th at 8pm, with 10-piece cover band The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music videos and a sing-along with SecretFormula and Music Video Time Machine More info and discounted tix [sponsored]
WEDNESDAY 8/9 ♦ SummerScreen: Beetlejuice @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Join us for an ~audience choice~ selection: BEETLEJUICE! Gates open at 6pm, Sad13 performs at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info * FWTP General Meeting @ McCarren Play Center (776 Lorimer St), 7pm, FREE, Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park is holding a general meeting to converge and discuss all things Transmitter Park, More info ♫ ¡Candela! feat. Talacha @ Bembe (81 South 6th St), 10pm, FREE, ¡CANDELA! is back with resident mami, DJ BEMBONA! AFRO. LATINX. CARIBBEAN. FUEGO!, More info
THURSDAY 8/10 ♦ Grants Info Session: Williamsburg @ Spaceworks Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave), 11am, FREE, Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Grants (up to $5,000) are available to support arts and cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2018, More info * Unpacking the Major Arcana; Part 1 @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 7pm, $20, Join Catland and the Book Unbound explore the hidden meanings contained within the Smith-Waite tarot card deck, RSVP ♫ Bowie Bowl with The Band from Mars! @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $10, The Band from Mars! plays Ziggy Stardust in its entirety, plus hits from all other eras of Bowie, Buy tix ♫ Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane/Iron Maiden), RESISTANCE, Psychoprism @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $20, Former IRON MAIDEN and WOLFSBANE vocalist BLAZE BAYLEY with very special guests RESISTANCE from California, Buy tix Continue reading →
It’s summer, y’all (temps almost broke 90 today so we can officially say that now), which means it’s time to get your butts out there and see some live music and DJs. North Brooklyn is awash with options this year, some of them free and some of them not so free, but all of them are awesome. We’ve got rooftop parties, music festival afterparties, soul and rap legends, indie bands, pizza and tacos galore. Also, booze. Check out our roundup of this season’s seriously massive music lineup.
GOVERNORS BALL AFTER DARK | Various venues around North Brooklyn & Manhattan Governors Ball is back again this year on June 2-4, and the epic music fest is also serving up some awesome night shows too, and most of them happen to be right here in North Brooklyn. Some shows are already sold out, so either jump on some Craigslist tickets or try to snag some for the shows with tix still left!
Here’s the lineup of shows in our ‘hood:
Thursday June 1: CHARLES BRADLEY @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 8pm // Sold Out
Friday June 2: RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ SET) @ SCHIMANSKI (54 N 11th St) //10pm // Sold Out MUNA @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 1130pm // $20 tickets ROOSEVELT @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR (150 Greenpoint Ave) // 11:59pm // $16 tickets WELLES @ KNITTING FACTORY (361 Metropolitan Ave) // 1130pm // $12 tickets MARK RONSON X KEVIN PARKER @ OUTPUT (74 Wythe Ave) // 10pm // $15-25 tickets
Saturday June 3: THE AVALANCHES @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 1130pm // Sold Out PARQUET COURTS @ VILLAIN (307 Kent Ave) // 11pm // $20 tickets ROYAL BLOOD @ WARSAW (261 Driggs Ave) // 11:59pm // Sold Out YG, CHARLI XCX & ANIK KHAN @ SCHIMANSKI (54 N 11th St) // 10pm // $25-30 tickets THE ORWELLS @ KNITTING FACTORY (361 Metropolitan Ave) // 11:59PM // $15 tickets
Monday June 5: FRANZ FERDINAND @ WARSAW (261 Driggs Ave) // 8pm // Sold Out