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It’s The Hotness: Summer Music Preview!

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 2017

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

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Paul Gold And The Legacy Of The Lathe Kept Alive In Greenpoint

Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.
Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.

Vinyl might be making a comeback, but Greenpoint audio mastering legend Paul Gold never left it behind. At Salt Mastering (61 Greenpoint Ave.) in the Pencil Factory, he’s spent the last 10 1/2 years mastering for such acts as Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, and LCD Soundsystem.

I recently set aside some time to garner stories from Paul about his history in the business, and maybe get a few technique pointers along the way. Arriving at his place of business, I pried open his door on the fourth floor, and he shouted from the other room to come in.

Paul is a bit of a mad scientist. His hair bounces around as he moves about in his studio, and his large frame glasses are actually of his era, and not worn ironically. We sit in a relatively small unit, the front half filled with tools and scraps of audio gear, while the main mastering room is surrounded by large gear that looks like something out of those black-and-white Twilight Zone episodes on time travel from the 1950’s.

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GIVEAWAY!! Tickets to our CMJ Showcase at Bar Matchless

CMJ_Showcase_2015_280pxWe love celebrating music and keeping things local so we’re giving away two tickets to our CMJ showcase at Bar Matchless on Friday, October 16. Starts at 8pm.

To enter: In the comments below, answer this simple question: Which band or artist inspired you the most as a child? (*Judgement free zone*)

Deadline: Monday, October 12 at 11:59pm

A winner will be selected at random and be notified via email by Wednesday, October 14.

Get a glimpse of the showcase bands here.

This showcase is presented to you by yours truly (Greenpointers), Supercrush Studio, and CaraBella.

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CMJ Showcase – The Suzan // Friend Roulette // Lazyeyes // Winstons // Shark Week – This Friday (10/24)


Get ready for an amazing CMJ Festival Showcase presented by Greenpointers, Supercrush Studio & Carabella on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) $7, 21+, RSVP

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Brooklyn Bands You Need To Hear: Northside Festival Recap

Beach Fossils at Warsaw on Friday

As a follow up to our Northside Festival preview, here is a recap of some of the shows we got to catch during the past weekend long festival.
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Savants Record Release at Legion Tonight (2/28)

Tonight Close Encounters is hosting a record release party for Savants’ new album Seven. They play Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) at 9:30pm along with Electric People and Dive Bombers.

Check out the track “Shake Pendulum Shake” – and get the album on Bandcamp while you’re at it.

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TONIGHT! CMJ SHOW @ MATCHLESS!!! (10/18) & Happy B-Day Gabo!

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Greenpointers is proudly co-sponsoring a CMJ Show with Supercrush Studios and CaraBella PresentsTONIGHT – Friday, October 18 at Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue) at 8PM, $5 without CMJ pass.

The line-up: Shark Week / Invisible Days / Shy Hunters / Andre Obin, Rarechild / Ra Ra Rasputin – followed by DJ Sets: Dead_Beat_Dad, Spiritual Abuse / Post-Paint Boy. RSVP

Read our interviews with the bands.

If you see Gabo, the man behind Super Cruch give him a big hug for his birthday!

See you there!

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FREE Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase at New Venue Baby’s All Right (Fri & Sat) – Plus FREE Tattoos & Sailor Jerry Rum!

Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) is so new that it’s first show EVER is today (10/18) at noon! (like in three hours) And it’s a FREE show … no badges or RSVP BS needed…

And there is another FREE show ALL Day tomorrow (10/19), too.

But the 18 live bands isn’t the ONLY free thing – Three Kings Tattoo & Sailor Jerry are setting up a Pop-Up Tattoo Shop… FREE RUM & TATTOOS!

Check out more info and the full lineups.

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CBGB Festival Showcase at Coco66 Recap

Saturday night’s Greenpointers-sponsored showcase at Coco66 turned out to not only yield an impressive lineup of bands from near and far, but it also brought to light some pretty badass women musicians on the indie scene (more on that in a bit). Opener and Julliard-trained St. Lenox kicked off the evening’s festivities with a unique sound that blended classical, electonica and soul genres with powerful vocals to accompany – a spot-on prelude for what was to come.

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Relive Your Youth With The Wild Honey Pie’s Summer Camp!

The Wild Honey Pie, a music blog based in Brooklyn, is a collective of writers, videographers, directors, photographers, and artists who promote the music they love via words, photos, original videos, and live concert events.

This year, they’re doing something new:  Summer Camp!  Imagine an entire day (to night) event during which they’ll be filming buzz sessions with six different bands, enjoying free food/beer/pool party/bbq/bonfire/all that good stuff at an uber (gasp!) secret location about an hour away from NYC on MetroNorth.

Summer Camp

I was able to chat with TWHP’s Christine Campbell, to tell us more about Summer Camp.

GP:  What’s the concept behind the Summer Camp?  Who are the Founders/ Organizers?  How long has this been going for?

Christine:  Summer Camp is the brainchild of Eric Weiner, founder of The Wild Honey Pie. We’re pulling it off with the help of our friends over at Consequence of Sound.  Continue reading

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