CMJ music marathon is upon us again, and before your head starts spinning trying to figure how, what, when and where to see the best music (and who that best music even is), we have crafted a special guide for North Brooklyn residents. You don’t have to hop all over the city to see the best new music- you can stay right here in Greenpoint and Williamsburg (and maybe venture into Bushwick). Continue reading
North Brooklyn Music
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
Let’s start with Hey Anna, one of my favorite bands with Greenpoint roots. Though they are local, the band put out an EP in Japan for their recent song “Dance Until Three.” Fortunately, This Time Records made the previously exclusive track “Tangerine Lightning” available on Soundcloud. As a group that includes three sisters, one of Hey Anna’s strengths is their incredible harmonies. They are on display here, as well as their music’s infectious blend of energy and elegance.
If you are looking for some shows to check out tonight, I have two ideas. Continue reading
On Monday, Brooklyn’s newest record store opened its doors at 64 North 9th Street. It’s the New York home of famed British store/label Rough Trade and it seems like it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood. Continue reading