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The Hum Concert Series Proves That The Future Is Female

The Hum Night 2, Photo by Julia Drummond
Photo by Julia Drummond

The Hum, in its 5th year, is a magical project put together by Rachael Pazdan. Pazdan, music director at the Le Possion Rouge, unites female artists who have never worked together to create new music for an all-female performance series for five nights. In past years it was held at Manhattan Inn (RIP), but this year Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) is hosting all the events except one which will be held at Le Poisson Rouge. This past Monday’s session was serene, synth-ful and sinful, and full of dance-like beauty. Each group was seamless and fluid in their collaboration, making it appear that they must have worked together before. These groups that played involved several powerhouses, including Kissey as well as Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz). Continue reading

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Badass Lady Music Fest The HUM Is Back In North Brooklyn

hum-may-2017If you’re a music fan in North Brooklyn, you’ve probably heard of The HUM, a kickass all-female music fest. In past years, it was held at the now shuttered neighborhood fave Manhattan Inn, and this year Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) is playing host. Last week, Erika Spring from Au Revoir Simone took the stage with several other megatalented megababes. Tonight’s show (which we will be covering) features Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz plus a solid lineup of additional female powerhouses. Tickets ($15) will be available at the box office tonight, and you can get $12 tickets online for the upcoming shows. Rock out with your frock out! Continue reading

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The Evolution of Jazz with Angela Morris

Angela Morris at Legion, photo by Peter Gannushkin.

If you’ve heard live music in Brooklyn, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the multi-hyphenate and chameleon performer Angela Morris. She often performs around North Brooklyn, playing places like Silent Barn, Trans Pecos, and Legion, among others, and also frequented the now-closed Sunview Luncheonette and Manhattan Inn. Blurring musical genres and marrying avant jazz with pop, her music is at once whimsy but wise, stirring yet relaxing. But labeling Morris’s style may be futile; her timbre shifts depending on the night and her role. Morris plays across various venues with almost as many bands — including Rallidae, TMT Trio, and Pep Talk — all the while conducting, singing, or playing the saxophone or violin. Here, she discusses her move from Toronto, Brooklyn’s evergreen music scene, and — despite the unspoken truths of an instrumental’s injury — what continually motivates her to share her music. Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell… The 2016 Venue Graveyard

Thankfully one of our favorites, Good Room, is still rocking!

From large outdoor clubs to medium-sized rock n’ roll bars to tiny DIY venues to neighborhood staples that hosted local DJs, 2016 saw a lot of great spots disappear—and in an ultimate emo gutpunch, the closures happened right alongside the deaths of music legends David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. WTF 2016?!

So, after the jump, here’s our list of who in the neighborhood bit the dust this year. It’s worth mentioning that we’re hopeful about 2017; Brooklyn Steel will be opening in East Williamsburg this coming April, this past year Brooklyn Bazaar opened in the old Polonaise Terrace banquet hall, The Lot Radio opened in May and has quickly become a neighborhood fixture, and Secret Project Robot just signed a lease on a new space, and there are still plenty of great venues in the neighborhood to catch some great music. Continue reading

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Sumo Stew, Puppet Playlist, Nitehawk Shorts – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/09–11/15)

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14908208_10210791975973026_4715981555088793233_nWEDNESDAY 11/09
^ Romance Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Novelists Joanna Shupe and Jennifer Gracen in conversation with Sarah MacLean, More info
^ Antagonist Storytelling Series: 3-Year Anniversary @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories about the worst things they ever did on purpose, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-5-21-19-pmTHURSDAY 11/10
☺ Ghostwriter Viewing Party
@ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A screening of the first story arc of the early ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter, which was filmed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, More info
^ Reading of King of Greenpoint
@ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Learn about Peter J. McGuinness, one of the most colorful characters in Greenpoint history, More info
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Comic Arts Brooklyn, Wiiiitch, Election Night – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/02–11/08)

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Watch the Election Results come in on the big screen @Sottocasa Pizzeria Williamsburg (232 North 12th St) Tuesday, 11/8, 7PM Celebrate or commiserate with 2-for-1 drinks specials, like the “That Nasty Woman” or “The Deplorable”, as states are won and lost. Win a round or Nutella pizza by competing in short rounds of presidential. [Sponsored]

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downloadWEDNESDAY 11/02
* Zodiac Club: Wiiiitch @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, An observation of liminal time with film screenings, tarot readings, and potion service, More info
♫ Toots & the Maytals @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $28.50, One of the great voices of Jamaica, with opener Selectress Iriela, More info

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☺ Laughter in the Darkness
@ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $12, With Mother of Three, Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, Seth Herzog, and Lauren Mayberry, More info
* 8th Annual Collaborations in Dance Festival
@ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, A celebration of movement-based performance developed along with artists working in other media, More info

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Hang On, Spooky: North Brooklyn Halloween Roundup!

For all you Halloweeners out there, here are our top picks for some fine spine chillin’ in North Brooklyn. Whether you’re in the mood to dance the night away with DJs, see rad costumed cover bands, freak out at scary movies, compete in a costume contest, take a zombie terrarium class or participate in a basement seance, our neighborhood has truly an abundance of choice this year.

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

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Sponsored by GIPHY and presented by Animation Block Party, GIFOWEEN is a Halloween-themed animation loop contest!
This party will feature the official launch of GIPHY PRESENTS: GIF DANCE PARTY, a fully immersive dance environment that allows you to finally become dance partners with all your favorite online characters at once!
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave.
8pm-12am, FREE, Costumes highly encouraged
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Beat Nite, Voodoo Masquerade Ball, Greenpointers Fall Market – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/26–11/01)

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An Urban Spookfest is coming to the Greenpointers Fall Market this Sunday (10/30, 1-7PM)!! Spiced Hot Cider with Sailor Jerry’s and Crimson & Clove spices, craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, henna tattoos, massages by [email protected], tarot card readings, nail art, face painting, live music, 50+ vendors & more!!! RSVP

 

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thumbWEDNESDAY 10/26
* Scary Pumpkin Carving @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 5pm, FREE, Pumpkins, tools, and candles provided, RSVP
^ Meals & Spiels @ Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (275 North 8th St) 6pm, $50, Support the City Reliquary and enjoy a feast from local culinary rockstars and fascinating tales from everyday NYC heroes, Buy tix
* GIFoween 
@ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, a screening of the winners of Giphy’s Halloween-themed animation loop contest, RSVP

c587616f-0aba-4c24-b454-cea5b6e69c68THURSDAY 10/27
* The Pumpkin Patch Playground 
@ Greenpoint Playground (Franklin St & Dupont St) 3pm, FREE, Pumpkin decorating, face painting, activities, music, tricks, and treats, More info
* Suspiria 
@ Dobbin Street (64 Dobbin St) 6:30pm, FREE, A projected screening of the film within a site-specific installation inspired by Dario Argento’s colorful vision and cinematography, RSVP
♫ Skeletonwitch @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $16, With Iron Reagan / Oathbreaker / Homewrecker, Buy tix

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Spirits Circus Cabaret, Halloween Flea Market, Pumpkin Carving Contest – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/19–10/25)

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14522913_725221424296056_2199036423498173546_nWEDNESDAY 10/19
☺ Stir Crazy Wednesdays @ Slick Willie (179 Meserole Ave) 8pm, FREE, A weekly comedy show hosted by Aldo Marachilian, More info
* Final Presidential Debate @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 9pm, FREE, With free popcorn both to eat and to throw at the screen, More info

14707850_10154586974802052_3893117622560484351_oTHURSDAY 10/20
* Damn Good 
@ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, A performance art series that brings together artists whose work resists categorization and invites experimentation, Buy tix
* Pat October 
@ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Ani Klang / Adam Radakovich / Volvox / JD Samson / OLIVE T / Amber Valentine, RSVP
* Dragnet Halloween @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 11pm, FREE, With Maddelynn Hatter / Crystal Mesh / Zenobia / Merrie Cherry / Francesca, More info

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Manhattan Inn to Close Permanently

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Another one bites the dust… whether you went for the piano players or the food or the cocktails or the late night dance parties, The Manhattan Inn will surely be missed.

“On November 13, after seven years of serving the community comfort food, specialty cocktails, and eclectic music programming, the Manhattan Inn will permanently close its doors. Friends of Manhattan Inn should know that while this is the end of an era, the owners will be opening a new space to eat, drink, and congregate, early next year; “We are incredibly grateful to our staff, the artists, and everyone who has supported us since 2009. We are looking forward to unveiling a new and exciting endeavor that will serve the community in a fresh atmosphere come 2017.”  – Caitlin Pasko, Drunken Piano

But they’ll be going out with a bang, featuring a full schedule of live bands and parties including Halloween night and a final closing party on November 13th.

RIP MANHATTAN INN.

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