Chicano Batman packed Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) for their second night in New York City. The fall tour supports their album Freedom Is Free, released in March. The album is among Billboard’s Best Albums of 2017 So Far and was recorded at Diamond Mine Recordings in nearby Long Island City. The tour kicked off in their hometown of Los Angeles late September, with three sold-out shows at The Fonda Theatre.
Openers Khruangbin & The Shacks started off the evening with mellow vibes and some instrumental tracks that felt almost improvised. The tempo eventually revved up a bit to pump-up the audience in preparation for the energetic headliners. Chicano Batman blends the sounds of soul, Brazilian Tropicalía and a bit of old school R&B.Like the well-dressed performers of their 1970’s predecessors, these are show men. You can see a display of that showmanship in their debut Conan performance filmed earlier this year.Continue reading →
[sponsored] TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 1pm, $35–$100, More info and 30% Discount Code An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, now entering its 7th year. This block party–style event features samples from 50+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations, and much, much more.
WEDNESDAY 9/14 ^ Banned But Translated @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Members of the PEN America Translation Committee read from translations of books that have been banned in other countries, More info ☺ Cinder Block Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 1opm, FREE, Hosted by Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem, with Sarah Kennedy, Eman El-Husseini, Myq Kaplan, and more, More info
THURSDAY 9/15 ♦ “Slow Silent” Opening Reception@ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6pm, FREE, Recent works by Eric Otto, More info ♦ New Red Wine Release & “Geometries”@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A solo exhibition of work by Matti Havens, plus $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 Social Club Red, More info ♫ Gimme Tinnitus Presents @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Parlor Walls / Natural Velvet / Weeping Icon / Plaque, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 8/17 ☺ Stir Crazy Wednesdays @ Slick Willie (179 Meserole Ave) 8pm, FREE, A weekly comedy show hosted by Aldo Marachilian, More info ☺ Comedians You Should Know @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 9pm, $5, With Roy Wood, Jr., Aparna Nancherla, Jeffrey Joseph, Sean Patton, and more, Buy tix
THURSDAY 8/18 ♦ RAW Brooklyn Presents Reveal @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 7pm, $20, A multimedia event featuring 60+ local artists in visual art, fashion, music, film, photography, and more, More info * The Return of Flirt Reynolds @ Richlane (595 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, DJ Flirt Reynolds spins dancey vinyl from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and now, RSVP
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5 Littlefield (622 Degraw St) This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. RSVP
WEDNESDAY 4/06 # How to Eat Cheese @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, An evening of cheese-centric demonstrations and Q&A with experts, Buy tix ♫ 88′ Cutlass Record Release @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, With Whocoulditbe / Cozy Craig / Sleep2, More info
THURSDAY 4/07 ♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents Step Rockets EP Release @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, With George Clanton / Glassio, Buy tix * Comedy in Dance Festival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $17.87, A slew of movement-based work that tickle the audience’s funny bone, Buy tix ☺ Baby Ian Falls Down a Well @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $5, Written by and starring Ian Lockwood and Sophie Zucker; directed by Philip Markle, More info ♫ Joakim @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.) 10pm, $10 or Free with RSVP before midnight, with Paul Raffaele, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 10/28 * Wes Craven Film Festival @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $20, Part 1 of a three-day program; featuring Last House on the Left, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Buy tix ☺ What Are You Afraid Of? @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Laugh at your fears as host Mara Wilson takes you through comedian and performers’ anxieties (and a few of her own), RSVP
THURSDAY 10/29 ^ Midwest vs. NYC @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With readings from Emily Schultz, Jason Diamond, Sarah Seltzer, and Anna Prushinskaya, More info * Zombie Terrariums & Bloody Cocktails @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30pm, $75, Make a living terrarium with an un-dead zombie inside, plus a mixology demo of ghoulishly good Halloween-inspired cocktails, More info
WEDNESDAY 7/01 ♫ Canada D’eh@ The Well (272 Meserole St) 5pm, FREE, With Canadian bacon, Canadian whiskey, and music from Will Butler, July Talk, Walrus, and more, Buy tix ^ Girls at the Kingfisher Club Paperback Release @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Author Genevieve Valentine in conversation with Kelly Link, More info
WEDNESDAY 5/20 ♫ The Hunger (Second Course)@ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Hungry March Band / Tipsy Oxcart / The Icebergs, RSVP * Alotta Stuff @ Metropolitan Bar (559 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Hosts Alotta McGriddles and Thorgy Thor bring you vintage and thrift treasures from their closets in a live auction, RSVP ♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, and rocksteady, More info
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 →
(sponsored) Michael Hambouz’ “Factory Made” Artist’s Reception @ Lobby Gallery (1133 Ave of the Americas) 10/02, 6pm, FREE Presented by the Durst Organization and chashama. For his “Factory Made” series, Greenpoint artist Michael Hambouz hand-cuts paper stock from his hometown’s French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The exhibition includes 18 new large-scale works, providing a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery. The resulting works celebrate small manufacturing, a geographical sense of home, and the simple, elegant beauty of cut paper collage. More info
(sponsored) Oktoberfest @ The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) 10/04 and 10/05, 12pm to 11pm Celebrate Oktoberfest with two days of beer drinking and German food specials! Beers include Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Franziskaner Dunkel Weiss, and Reissdorf Kolsch. Plus bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels all weekend long! More info
(sponsored) Horror Movies in the Garden @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 10/07, 8pm, FREE Watch Night of the Living Dead while sipping on some spiked hot cider. Bring a blanket & a cuddle buddy. More info.
WEDNESDAY 10/01 * Craft Supply Swap @ Brooklyn Craft Co. (61 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, Clean out your craft stash and take home some new goodies, More info * PUJA for Peace on Earth @ The Ark (107 Green St) 7pm, $20, In this ancient ritual we will use sanskrit mantra, meditation, breath, and song for the purpose of activating peace within our own beings to be shared with all beings on planet earth and beyond, More info ♫ MeanRed’s Flex @ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 8pm, $10, With Lil Silva / Waldo / Tim Vocals / Neuport / Jason Scott, Buy tix
Don’t miss out on an unforgettable one night only performance and three course dinnerat the Warsaw on Sunday, November 24th, 2013. Chaz Black Promotions presents “Of Sound Mind & Dead Body,” a murder mystery performance and three course dinner performed by The Murder Mystery Company that is sure to be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Greenpoint before!
Tickets are $65 per person, which includes a three-course dinner and can be purchased at the Warsaw, Tuesdays through Sunday after 6pm or by calling (347) 915-9092. Reservations are required to attend and guests are asked to arrive by 5pm and the event will begin at 6pm. For more information, please contact [email protected].
Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, November 24th, 2013 at 5pm