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Weekend Music: Vote for Jerry

Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 – 1997; 2011). As depicted, older and now eligible to vote (2016).

According to the pundits, primaries this Tuesday could seal the deal for both Clinton and Trump. That is a great thing for this country, at least during the campaign season.

Imagine being trapped with Cab TV ads from Cruz and Rubio (meaning: “brokered” candidate Ryan) during your entire failed-second-date ride over the Williamsburg.

With Bernie we would at least get some bounce music rallies in New Orleans, but his projected delegate count is not great, so he might not be around much longer.

Now at least we’ll have in-your-face punk diva Trump. And Clinton’s got a thing for smooth-jazz bad boys. Granted, after the election, reality might set in. In the meantime, the political ads should be more entertaining than usual. Here’s my local club-hopping campaign trail for this weekend. Continue reading

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Brothertiger’s Favorite Road Moments and a Return to North Brooklyn

Chillwave producer Brothertiger is, technically speaking, based in North Brooklyn. John Jagos, the “man behind the curtain” for the act, lives in Bushwick, and plays some local shows: Next up is Rough Trade on January 30th, where he will perform with Williamsburg-based Teen Commandments.

And he’s sticking close to town over the holidays, where he’s been recording a cover of his favorite album of all time, Tears for Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair, for the Reimagine Music label.

But like most local performers that have taken off nationally, he spends much of his time on the road, and just completed a national tour. As you can see from his photo journey below, there’s beauty to be had outside of Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park and the crowd at Cameo Gallery. Continue reading

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The Lottery Band Show Sunday at Trash Bar

There’s a very cool-sounding event happening Sunday at Trash Bar (256 Grand Street). It’s called The Lottery Show, and what that means is more than a dozen local bands will be combining their members to create five all-new bands. Continue reading

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Greenpointers CMJ Showcase TONIGHT at Matchless

It’s Friday! Why not kick off your weekend with some great music and good people? Come on down to Matchless tonight at 8:00 for our CMJ Showcase, which we present along with Carabella and Supercrush Studios. Continue reading

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Get to Know Square Zeros Podcast and Website + ZeroFest Preview

Jon Mann & Derek Hawkins

Greenpointers makes a good effort to share relevant information on the local music scene, but since music is only a single aspect of what we do here, there are plenty of other sites that go way deeper. One that can’t be recommended highly enough is Square Zeros, which comes to us from Derek Hawkins (a Greenpoint resident) and Jon Mann (of East Williamsburg/Bushwick). It’s a podcast, it’s a live music source, it’s an archive, it’s full of essays, and most importantly, it’s an effort to reinforce and build community among musicians and kindred spirits. Continue reading

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Shows Tonight 4/17 and Greenpoint Music

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It’s another night packed with several noteworthy shows. There’s also a new EP by a Greenpoint band Zebros I want to tell you about. Continue reading

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