On Saturday June 10th and Sunday 11th from 1-6pmWilliamsburg’s main drag will transform into a public park (Saturday Metropolitan Avenue to N 7th Street and Sunday N7th street to N12th Street). There will be temporary wall units for live painting, interactive installations and workshops, and engaging sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks for the community to enjoy. RSVP on Facebook
Oh man, we’ve got a lot cooking this weekend… I’m not the one to usually say things like “art is all around us,” but this weekend art is all around us: in the streets, wristwatch showrooms, back room bar shows, record label stoop sales, and a Mayan hip hop show. Hell, if that’s not art I don’t know what is. Continue reading →
Music, art and tech-lovers will be filling the streets of North Brooklyn this week for the annual Northside Festival. The festival itself has grown exponentially in the past eight years. It’s now separated into four elements: Innovation, Content (taking the place of Film), Art, and Music, all happening over the course of six days, from today (Monday, June 6th) until Sunday the 12th. Here are some coffee shops and restaurants to check out within a block or two of the big Greenpoint venues! Continue reading →
Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party at your place tonight?
If so, what’s on your playlist?
It’s not easy to put together a night everyone will remember. Since North Brooklyn is the best place in the city to discover great music, your guests are going to expect you to showcase some amazing and obscure songs from local bands, not just what you managed to crib off a Best of 2015 nation-wide music critics’ poll.
So, to help you out, we rummaged through our own favorite tracks to provide you just the ones that will bring even your moodiest friends to the dance floor.
The enthusiasm from the crowd was clear before the set began. “I told my friend not to talk to me when they go on,” an excited fan said. “It’s a reunion for us,” she continued as she pointed out other people in the pit she used to see at Luna’s concerts before they disbanded in 2005. “I haven’t been this close ever,” another fan exclaimed. “It’s gonna be a good vibe.”
Some of you may be old enough to remember the Reagan-era “this is your brain on drugs” TV ad, the one that shows an egg frying in a pan.
I can now personally report to you the effect on the brain of three straight days and nights of manic sun-baked body-slamming and the occasional 3 AM audio epiphany that you will encounter at the Northside Festival music series. To continue the frying egg analogy, my brain at this point, is kind of like a ridiculously tasty three-egg omelette oozing melted cheddar and mushrooms. It’s a happy sensation.
OK, before I go jump a school bus and drive that thing to Tampico to go hurl empty beer cans at a ranchera band playing on a chicken wire-protected stage, I have a final obligation to you my readers to guide you to the best bands playing on this, the final day of music. Continue reading →