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Weekend Music: Those Who Seek Beauty Will Find It (9/2 – 9/6)

Some members of the Metalachi collective

Recently this column discussed where to find comprehensive listings for live music in and around Greenpoint. We ran some contenders head-to-head and came up with a champ.

This week I’ll let you know about some places to find listings for obscure shows. You know, the ones that are more suited to your weird tastes that nobody else gets, except your sparse cadre of friends.

And regarding this weekend’s local shows, you’ll find New Wave, rock, and folk acts featured below. Continue reading

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Summer Festival Update (7/15 – 7/17), and Northside Memories

Thinking of heading up to the mountains this summer?

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Some music festivals take a journey to see. For this weekend, here’s a suggestion for the Catskills but also a nice outdoor band line-up in Bushwick for those who prefer to stay close to the L train.

Plus, a reminiscence about Northside Festival. Continue reading

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Weekend Music Picks: When you come to a fork in the road

Palberta plays Silent Barn on Friday at 8 pm

I just got back from vacation in Vico Equense, a town on the Sorrentine peninsula in southern Italy. The people there seem wealthier than when I last visited a dozen years ago, and that has triggered some changes in the local culture. You hear more standardized Italian instead of the Neapolitan dialect on the streets now, and it is no longer common to see laundry hanging on lines across buildings.

It served as a reminder of Greenpoint’s recent influx of residents in high-paid professions, and the lively debate over what the neighborhood has gained and lost from that demographic shift. Continue reading

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