For just $1 get a ride to nearby subway stations to/from Greenpoint with Via, an on-demand ridesharing app!! Download the app here and set your pick up or drop-off location by moving the pin on the map to the locations for any of the following train stations:
^ Tables of Contents Reading Series: Hunt! Gerrard! Caldwell! @Egg (109 North 3rd St), 7pm, $5, Each reading will be paired with snacks inspired by its text, plus you’ll be in for an author-curated playlist and a rangy Q&A/discussion on writing, craft, aversion, and creativity to wrap up the night. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and WORD will be present slinging text, More info ☺ Ladies Who Ranch @ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St), 8pm, $5-10, Group of women does jokes for laughs at comedy show to change the national conversation. The show is followed by the Ladies Who Ranch Open Mic, an experimental comedy mic that especially encourages multimedia performances, More info ♫# Live Flamenco in St Charles Cellar @St. Mazie Bar (345 Grand St), 8pm, FREE, A night of authentic Flamenco in our beautiful speakeasy. Full dinner menu available as well as a 3 course Pre fixe menu, cocktails, absinthe and more… Ole!, More info ♫ Carte Blanche @Radegast Hall (113 N 3rd St), 9pm, FREE,French, Latin and American tunes while you sample the incredible selection of authentic german beers on tap and maybe have a giant german pretzel or bratwurst from the grill!! Space to dance!, More info
* Kombrewcha’s International Women’s Day Celebration @ The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave), 6:00pm, $3, Boss Ladies doing big things. We’ll be hosting a panel on Women Who Do. Buy tix * NYC DRAFT Meetup @ PencilWorks (61 Greenpoint Ave), 6:30pm, FREE, Fast-paced hour of ideas, entrepreneurs and bikes, capturing the exciting things happening in the bike industry, RSVP ♫ ♦ Art on the Airwaves @ Union Docs (322 Union Avenue), 7:30 pm, $10, A showcase of radio documentary selected by James T. Green, cofounder of Postloudness, a collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts that aims to create a community of unique voices in audio. Buy tix ♫ Anna McClellan (Record Release), Navy Gangs @ ALPHAVILLE (140 Wilson Avenue), 10pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ Mughal Legion 3 Ft. Fanaa @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave), 10pm, FREE, Part 3 of a monthly-ish series of musical rites to be performed at Legion Bar, curated by Mughal Muesli. More info Continue reading →
Computer Magic‘s Danielle Johnson gave not just one but two shout outs to Peter Pan Donuts and their egg sandwiches. It’s clear that her love for Greenpoint runs deep. So it’s only fair that all of North Brooklyn should give that love back to her when Computer Magic’s newest album Danzis released on February 23.
Even for the those with shortest musical attention span, Danz is delightful to listen to all at once. The album flows easily from song to song, with each track adding a new element to spark curiosity. The style of combining soft vocals over 80s synth is found in much of Computer Magic’s music, including Danz. This combination is a result from Johnson’s original shyness about her voice, her love for broadcast sound and Girl From Ipanema. What began as an experiment of adding heavier music effects over her soft singing has become a core part of her style. Continue reading →
This weekend’s totally psychedelic Greenpointers Winter of Love Market at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th Floor) on Sunday February 11th (1pm-7pm) will feature three live music acts throwing down some groovy jams as the soundtrack to your eating, drinking, photobooth-ing, frolicking and shopping. And, did we mention it’s FREE? You can find out more details on our market vendors and special guests in this previous post.
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Brooklyn-based JOATA will be jammin’ out the Market from 3pm-3:30pm. JOATA is Puerto Rican indie pop singer/songwriter Jose Oyola. His music blends Caribbean rhythms with hip hop and indie rock, with a fun bilingual flair. And many of his tracks have a definite 60s vibe, feelin’ like a stripped-down solo version of jangly peace-and-love rockers The Zombies or The Byrds.
From 4pm-4:30pm, you’ll get to hear singer songwriter Katy Rea, whose lyrics are both political and poetic. Her folksy crooning with mixed with a fire-y and rich indie pop sound is sure to put you in a nostalgic mood, proving that feminist rock n’ roll was definitely not just a 60’s and 70’s fad, (wo)man.
And to close out the flower power-filled day, The Morning Sea will treat everyone to their bluesy and folksy stylings—sort of a modern take on vintage Bob Dylan—from 5pm-5:30pm.
Greenpointers Winter of Love Market Greenpoint Loft | 67 West Street, 5th Floor Sunday, February 11th | 1pm-7pm RSVP on Facebook
We profiled local artist and musician Ken Butler last year, and he gave us a tour of his incredible studio and even played us a few jams. He also participated in our local artists’ event Greenpoint Open Studios, opening his home and studio doors to the public. For decades he’s been collecting objects off the street and turning them into playable musical instruments, as art. He’s a true character and local legend, so you shouldn’t miss his unique style of performance this Friday, February 9th. He’ll be doing a live video recording and concert for the first time in 20 years.
WHAT: Ken Butler’s Voices of Anxious Objects WHERE: Scholes Street Studio | 375 Lorimer Street WHEN: Friday, February 9th, 8pm COST: FREE
What types of books are your fellow Greenpointers curling up with this winter? More winter survival tips are coming your way this week, this time we get some solid literary recommendations from Word Bookstore’s Brooklyn floor manager Steffanie Ostrowski.
BOOKS: WORD BROOKLYN| 126 Franklin Street Steffanie Ostrowski, Floor Manager
Greenpointers: What types of books are currently the most popular at the Greenpoint store?
Steffanie Ostrowski: I think that in general, everyone is looking for a lot of social science books so that they can learn about things that are going on today. Also, there’s the escapism of fiction so that they don’t have to deal with the world, so people are getting the new fiction that’s coming out. When Pete Souza’s Obama book came out, that was our big ticket item. Now it’s out of stock everywhere because everyone just wanted to remember.Continue reading →
This week from February 2-3, party collective and record label Rinsed/The Umbrella are presenting their latest immersive show and music video experience, which examines the internet’s most tortured souls—social media influencers—at a secret North Brooklyn location. The satirical performance titled Under The Influencer uses a 360º hexagonal stage with surround sound pumping an original electronic score. The custom stage is set up so that the audience will constantly rotate to experience different vignettes around them. Three video screens will be playing music videos, and three stages will show live action interludes to tell the narrative. Each night there are two shows, one at 8pm and the other at 10pm.
Tickets are $15, and we are giving away a FREE pair of tickets to a show at whichever day and time you choose! To enter, visit our Facebook page via the form below and enter your email. Winners will be notified at the end of the day on Wednesday January 31st, and receive location info.
The dark and cold of these frosty months tends to provide the perfect backdrop for indulging in a good, winter wallow when it comes to music. Next up in our series of winter survival tips, we chat to Academy Records Annex’s manager Cory Feierman about his recommendations for some solid hibernation music. Check out our previous interviews here, here and here.
MUSIC: ACADEMY RECORDS | 85 Oak Street Cory Feierman, Manager
Greenpointers: What music would you recommend to people to feel more uplifted this winter?
Cory Feierman: I think that music is always directed to how you’re feeling and how the world is treating you and that includes the weather. What I find uplifting in the winter time are the classic power pop records like the first two Big Star records, Todd Rundgren Something/Anything? or maybe the second Carole King record. Something that is lyrically a little heart-breaking, but still sounds sweet and driving and moving.Continue reading →
Dance away those winter blues! Tonight (12/15), Greenpoint’s own Japanese small plates joint Bar Uni is throwing a FREE dance party/DJ night starting at 8pm!
WHAT: Luv Tones 001 – Old Skool | Neo-Soul | Nu-Soul| Classic Hip Hop | Jazz | Alternative | Nu-Jazz | Future Beats | House | Vibez Throwbacks, future sounds and vibey cuts; Luv Tones is here to bring you that soulful bliss you need to push thru the last few days of 2017. Holiday drink specials all night—so come kick it with us to some past, present, and future soul.
NYC-based ambient R&B singer Autre Ne Veut brought his soul-drenched brand of ballads to Bushwick’s newest venue Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave) last Thursday evening, to a crowd that was hyped to hear some slow and gut-wrenchingly emotional jams. Autre Ne Veut (which translates as “I want no other”), whose real name is Arthur Ashin, was performing with a live drummer and keyboardist/backup vocalist, as he commanded the mic and occasionally riffed on keys. Continue reading →