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
Crank. It. Up. With just a toe dipped into Spring, blossoms bursting in McCarren, and a taste of 80+ degree weather last weekend we’re already steam rock-n-rolling into Summer. Here’s our favorite North Brooklyn music picks for this weekend (and it also happens to be Record Store Day on Saturday!).
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
PJ Harvey In case you haven’t listened to PJ Harvey since the first time it was cool to wear Doc Martens, a choker and a flannel, the woman has still got it. With her witchy ways, this small lady with a big presence will rock your 2000-teen world. Brooklyn Steel | 319 Frost St. | 8pm
Quantic (DJ set), Chrome Sparks (DJ set), Ondatropica (Celebrating Baile Bucanero LP), Adi Toohey
Soul, funk, creamy goodness—whatever you want to call Quantic, he’s sure to throw down some good grooves. Brooklyn’s own Chrome Sparks will provide the chill wavvey vibes, and Ondatropica will be keeping things tropical. Sounds like a classic pre-summer Thursday night. Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave.| 10pm
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We’re so close to Spring (or at least have had our fair share of trickster spring weather), and people are starting to come out of hibernation and onto the streets, amped up to see live music. This month brings us some fantastic options every single night. Here are our top music picks for every day we have left in March! Get your tickets now, before this stuff sells out.
Tuesday, March 7th Buke & Gase Improv Residency
Don’t miss out on this experimental indie rock series from Brooklyn duo Buke & Gase. This particular show will feature Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto as their special guest! Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. | 8pm, $10-12 ticketsContinue reading →
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center | 135 Broadway 18th Annual WAH Salon Show This exhibit featuring dozens of artists is closing this weekend, so go check it out! The WAH Center offers an artist membership program called the “WAH Salon Art Club”. Every January, the members can participate in the Annual WAH Salon Show, which gives exposure to artists of a wide range and spectrum – from emerging, to mid-career, and established artists in all media. In concept, the Salon is all the colors of the artist’s palette. Exhibit closing this weekend, gallery open Friday-Sunday 12pm-6pm
Greenpoint Gallery | 390 McGuinness Blvd. “Salon De Eros”
This show proposes to be an “erotic showcase of love and its carnal delights, aiming to blush, excite and provoke viewers”, showing a range of local artists. Opening event Friday, February 17th, 8pm-1amContinue reading →
Today—Inauguration Day 2017—you’re either donning a red baseball cap and poppin’ some champagne or silently crying at your desk and mustering up the guts to join a march tomorrow. Yesterday we published a list of politically-charged events in our area this weekend that embrace diversity. We should mention that we didn’t receive any details about pro-Trump celebrations; if we had, we would have published those too. Whatever your views on the incoming administration may be, here are some local news events from this week that had nothing whatsoever to do with PEOTUS—–>POTUS.
A sham utility company was found to be illegally installing gas meters so building owners could get the buildings finished and certificates of occupancy faster. Some of the buildings were reportedly in North Brooklyn.
WEDNESDAY 7/01 ♫ Canada D’eh@ The Well (272 Meserole St) 5pm, FREE, With Canadian bacon, Canadian whiskey, and music from Will Butler, July Talk, Walrus, and more, Buy tix ^ Girls at the Kingfisher Club Paperback Release @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Author Genevieve Valentine in conversation with Kelly Link, More info
WEDNESDAY 4/08 ^ The Pitchfork Review Issue #5 Release Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Featuring contributor T. Cole Rachel in conversation with Fred Schneider of the The B-52’s, RSVP * Tapeheads @ Richlane Social Club (595 Union Ave) 9:30, FREE, A gathering of tape collectors, labels, and enthusiasts, with cassette DJ sets by Body Building / Champagne Sequins / Yellow Maven, RSVP Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 1/21 # Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP ☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, RSVP ♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, rocksteady, and more, More infoContinue reading →
WEDNESDAY 12/10 * Misfit Dickens @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (334 South 5th St) 7pm, $18, A new take on the beloved classic for all people, but especially for misfits, Buy tix
* How to Host a Creative Holiday Party @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, With party attire by Local Creative, DIY card-making by Kingsland Printing, holiday décor and a DIY tassle station by Little Knitty Things, and more, More info ♫ Percussion Lab Holiday Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 North 6th St) 10pm, FREE, With Braille / Dave Q & FunaFuji / Seafloor / Nooka Jones, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 12/03 ♥ Transportation Alternatives Activist Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7pm, FREE, Brews, snacks, remarks from New York’s new class of elected officials, and more, RSVP
* Right to Winwood@ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 8pm, FREE, 596 Acres & the Interference Archive present a film and conversation on art outside and the right to shape our neighborhoods, RSVP
* Invisible Reveille Release Party @ Wendy’s Subway (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Performances by Clara Lipfert, Niina Pollari, and Carina Finn; hosted by Amy Lawless, RSVP