cmj 2012

Greenpointers CMJ Showcase at Matchless – Photos & Video

On Saturday 10/20 Greenpointers was the media sponsor for a second CMJ showcase produced by Supercrush Studio & Carabella Present that featured bands: Spanish Prisoners, Neighbors, Ra Ra Rasputin, Il Abanico and Young Heel. The talented musicians and the fans who came out to support made for an awesome day.

Il Abanico CMJ 2012
Il Abanico
Neighbors CMJ 2012
Ra Ra Rasputin CMJ 2012
Ra Ra Rasputin
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Backwords Video & Interview: CMJ 2012

Justin from Blaqbook shot this video and interview of Backwords, a band who rocked our recent CMJ Showcase at Public Assembly.

Here is some amazing press we received for that showcase:

• The Ultimate Guide to CMJ (in Greater) Bushwick (Bushwick Daily)

 The Pitchfork Guide to CMJ

• Exploding in Sound Guide to CMJ 

• Flavorpill CMJ Guide 2012: What’s Worth Your Time

• CMJ Must See The Suzan (Free Williamsburg

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Greenpointers CMJ Showcase at Matchless Tomorrow (10/20)

On Saturday October 20, 2012 at Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) beginning at 3pm, Greenpointers is proud to team up with Supercrush Studio and Carabella Present to showcase:

5:45pm – Spanish Prisoners (NYC)
5:00pm – Neighbors (NYC)
4:20pm – Ra Ra Rasputin (DC)
3:40pm – Il Abanico (Colombia/NYC)
3:00pm – Young Heel (NYC)

$7 RSVP on Facebook

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Heliotropes Video & Photos From Greenpointers CMJ Music Showcase at Public Assembly 10/16

On October 16, 2012 accomplished something that was on my hopes and dreams inspiration board for a while: to showcase amazing musicians at a great venue in Brooklyn!

Our CMJ showcase planning was going great until the day before the show, when the venue Delinquency let us know they were shut down! It all worked out because Public Assembly saved the show.

Beach Day Band CMJ 2012
Beach Day, a trio from Florida, sounded like Beach Boys meets Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Lots of fun!

Greenpointers didn’t do this alone. Our job as media sponsor only meant we created the poster, handled online promotions, like facebook invitations, email blasts, and scored our Narragansett beer sponsorship.

The really hard work, like booking the bands and working out all the show details was taken care of by two great organizations: Permanent Wave & Campers Rule. We made a great team and it was a pleasure working with them.

The Suzan CMJ 2012
The Suzan

The line-up they pulled together of all female fronted musicians was outstanding.

My favorite band that took the stage was my  The Suzan. This is a band I call an “instant download” – you hear one song live and you download the entire album. It’s four Japanese ladies, who pump out the fastest and funnest dance music you have ever heard. See them live if you can. They are playing Saturday at Free Candy during the day in Bed-Stuy. Continue reading

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CMJ Shows, Calico Opening, Pumpkin Carving, Apple Pie Competition, Mac-Off: What’s Happening? (10/17-10/24)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

CMJ is in full swing and recommended shows are highlighted in plum.

cmj 2012 muchmore's williamsburg music venue♥ Pumpkin Carving Party @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 6pm, cheap cocktails and beer
• Oktoberfest Open Bar @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 8-9pm, Over 100 beers!
♫ Gunfight! / Backwords / Quiet Loudly / Indian Rebound / Sharkmuffin @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, RSVP
♫ Dead Leaf Echo / Andre Obin / Some Ember / Rarechild / Treasure Teeth @ Tandem (236 Troutman St) 8pm, $5, RSVP
♫ Chains of Love / Heliotropes / Papercranes / Aact Rrasier / The Analog Girl / Young Girls @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10

♫ Ava Luna / Fergus & Geronimo / Royal Canoe / Murals / Starlight Girls / Sinkane / Chains of Love / Spanish Prisoners @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent Ave) 3pm, RSVP
♫ Body Language / Opossom / Devin / Donora / Echo-Friendly / Night Panther @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE

cmj 2012 cameo bar brooklyn breweryFRIDAY 10/19
♫ Valleys / Beach Day / Bleeding Rainbow  / Eternal Summers / Zambri / Moon King / Roommates @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) Noon, Free, Beer Specials, RSVP
♦ Exhibit B @ Calico (67 West St, #206) 7-9pm, the second of two inaugural group art shows, More info
♦ Bring Your Own Beamer @ The Autumn Bowl (67 West St) 8pm, NBNY invites anyone to bring a projector and playback device (laptop, media player, DVD player) and project on any and all surfaces, creating a collaborative tapestry of overlapping moving imagery. Electricity provided. $5 before 10pm, $10 after 10pm, Free with Beamer
♫ Unstoppable Death Machines / ZZZ’s / Ben Robey / Netherlands @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $5
♫ Terekke / Anthony Naples / Aquarian / Nooka Jones / Evan Michael / Judge Wise / T’Angelo @ 70 No. 6th St Loft, 10pm, $5

cmj 2012 supercrush carabella matchless greenpoint music

• Fall Festival @ East River State Park (No. 8th & Kent St) 10am-3pm, Pumpkins, music, food and family activities.
• Mulchtoberfest @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paige & Provost) noon-4pm, Join Newtown Creek Alliance to tuck the Nature Walk in for the winter by mulching and feeding all of the planting beds.
♫ The Suzan / ZZZ’s / Trabajo / 1200 Trees / Unkle Yva Punkfaggot @ Free Candy (905 Atlantic Ave, Bed-Stuy) Noon, Free
♫ Greenpointers / Super Crush Studios / Carabella Presents CMJ Showcase @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 3pm, $7, Spanish Prisoners / NeighborsRa Ra Rasputin / Young Heel / Il Abanico,  RSVP
* 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave) 7-11pm, Free, $5 to compete, pumpkins must be carved upon arrival, More info
♦ The New Brutalists @ Parallel Art Space (17-17 Troutman Street #220, Ridgewood) 6-9pm, an exhibition featuring artwork by Samuel T. Adams, Guy Nelson, Leah Raintree, and Frank Zadlo, More info
♫ Sinkane / Slowdance / We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves / Weeknight @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $8
♫ Blonde Summer / The Outside / Dune Rats / Suburban Living / Cool Serbia @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 8pm, $8

mac n cheese off huckleberry bar

SUNDAY 10/21
* Gunk Under Greenpoint Bike Ride @ Nag Office (110 Kent Ave) 2-5:30pm, tour industrial North Brooklyn and learn about “black mayonnaise” and other nastiness that lurks beneath the surface, discuss the future of this rapidly developing neighborhood.
♥ Apple Pie Contest @ Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave) 5pm, More info
♥ 3rd Annual Mac-Off @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 5pm, Free to compete, $15 at door, $10 in advance
♫ Unstoppable Death Machines / Juggernaut / Cinema Cinema / Bambara / Hounds Basket / The Benjees / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / The Brooklyn What / Ravenous / Inky Jack / Going Green @ Rock Bottom (175 Stockholm) 5pm, $5

MONDAY 10/22
* Yummy Eats Presidential Debate Dinner @ TBD (222 Franklin St) 8pm, Korean Menu, RSVP

♦ Watercolor on Prepared Paper Workshop @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, experiment with watercolor while being able to get the white of the paper back by simply wiping it away, all levels.

• Open House @ Awakening NY (607 Manhattan Ave) 2-8pm, Explore Free movement classes, personal consultations and massages while eating complimentary, mouth-watering, healthy and organic snacks.

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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Greenpointers CMJ Music Marathon Guide and Playlist

alex winston
Alex Winston © Kick Kick Snare

New York is an amazing place to see music, no matter the time of year but in October, CMJtakes over and makes it truly overwhelming. The weeklong music festival begins tomorrow -10/16 thru 10/20, so it’s time to get your schedule organized.

To make it easier on you, we’ve assembled a list of our top picks for the week as well as a playlist to get you in the mood. Since the schedule for the week is quite unruly, be sure to check out your favorite band’s websites by clicking on their name below, or visit the official CMJ schedule here. Also, be sure to check out two of Greenpointers exclusive CMJ parties.

Now queue up your Spotify to enjoy our playlist below and freshen up on your band info before the shows!

Alex Winston: She is a classically trained opera singer who has surprisingly quirky voice when she does indie, but it works. Also writes songs with questionable content about Elvis.

Beacon: A Greenpoint duo consisting of Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett. They make dark, moody songs that are exactly the kind of music I want to listen to when I need to decompress after a really shitty day at work.

Bertrand Burgalat: This is fun. Remember when one of your friends first played you Serge Gainsbourg? You can kind of relive it here. I imagine he would be incredibly fun to see live and apparently he has not played NYC in 10 years.

Blue Hawaii: This band features a member who composes one half of the band, Braids. A bit dark, a bit light and airy, Blue Hawaii makes really beautiful music that sounds warm and makes you feel like you are crawling into a fleece-lined hammock on a beach at night.

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Backwords, Il Albanico, Cool Serbia, Music Videos For Rainy Day Listening

Greenpointers is so excited about our CMJ Showcases on 10/16 & 10/20.

First a music video by Backwords, one of the awesome bands playing at Delinquency on 10/16. Next is a video of Il Albanico, who will be playing at Matchless on 10/20. Last is just funny. The band Cool Serbia is pretty rad, too! They are playing this Saturday 10/13 at 171 Lombardy in Greenpoint.


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CMJ 2012, CB1, VP Debate, Art Openings, Fleas & Swaps, Animal Blessing, Record Riot, 5K Run, Rollerskate: What’s Happening Greenpoint? 10/10-10/16


• Community Board 1 Meeting @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie St) 6:30-9:30pm

♫ Bomb the Music Industry / The Smith Street Band / No Way @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 9pm, $7, SKA

♫ Luke Rathborne @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) 9:30pm


• VP Debate Watching @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 9pm, “Why laugh or cry alone when you can watch the Vice Presidential debate with your friends from NAG?”

♫ Butter The Children / Half Day / Kissing Is A Crime @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

brooklyn artist Katya Usvitsky
Artwork: Katya Usvitsky

♦ Getting It @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St #216) 7-10pm, a seemingly disparate group of artists hell-bent on dousing the corrosive flames of irony and cynicism with honesty, Featurning the works of Marnie Briggs, Rich EricksonAustin LeePaul RichardsonCal Siegel

♦ Polymorph @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Work by Katya Usvitsky, More info

♫ The Library Is On Fire / Cool Serbia / Life Size Maps / Grand Resort @ The Library Is On Fire HQ (114 Forrest St $3C, Bushwick) 9pm, Watch this awesome video from Cool Serbia


Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Church (138 Milton St) 1-4pm, reduce, reuse, & recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, shoes, toys, & cell phones.  $5 to drop off, browse and take as much as you can carry!

• Blessing of the Animals @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) 3pm

• Oktober Feast @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, Free Oktoberfest Food, $3 Happy Hour until 8pm, Tommy Mattiolo’s Gypsy Band plays live Gyspy Swing Jazz, RSVP

♫  Le Rug / Team Spirit / Jangula / Chappo / Cool Serbia / Butter The Children / Surfing / Lazyeyes @ 171 Lombardy, 6:30pm, $7

rollerskate brooklyn lyceumSUNDAY 10/14

• Flea Market @ Williamsburg High School For Architecture & Design (257 No. 6th St) 10-4pm

• Get to The Point 5K Run @ St. Stan’s (12 Newell St) 10-4pm, Fun 5K race for all skill levels through Greenpoint! Register by Friday

Brooklyn Record Riot @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 12-7pm, $3, Live DJ’s, Polish Specialties, Over 55 dealer tables

• Rollerskate @ Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave) 2-6pm, $5, Bring your own skates!

MONDAY 10/15

♫ CMJ 2012 w/ Friend Roulette / Miniboone / Korova / KNTRLR / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / Sloth Bear / Fan-Tan @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 6pm, $5


♫ Greenpointers CMJ Showcase @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St) 7pm, $8, Presented with Permanent Wave & Campers Rule, Performances by Heliotropes / Leda / Beach Day / Backwords / The Suzan / Easy Lover, Sponsored by Narragansett (FREE BEER!) RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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