[sponsored] Nightfall at the Distillery: A pre-Halloween party at NY Distilling Co. Tuesday, October 20, 6-10PM NY Distilling Co. (79 Richardson St.) $25 advanced tickets online; $35 at the door (cash only) – RSVP WhiskeyWisemenNYC + Bombshell Bakers presents an almost Halloween party with booze tasting and performances, More info
WEDNESDAY 10/14 ♫ Violent Mae CMJ Show@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Grand Courriers / Slight / Sweet Bronco / Warehouse Eyes, RSVP * Human Rights Through a Different Lens@ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30pm, $9, Screening of Civil Rights activist documentary The Bus, plus a teaser for Whose Streets, More info
THURSDAY 10/15 ♫ Get Summered CMJ Showcase @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $10, With Lance Neptune / Isiah Panther / Trove, More info * The MUFF Society Presents Ginger Snaps @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, There will also be film-themed prizes and freebies, plus a werewolf-inspired photobooth, RSVP
[sponsored] Mark Kraus Record Release Show Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store, 8pm, FREE Record release show for Greenpoint-based singer/songwriter Mark Kraus’s new album The Story of Everything, an immediate, cinematic, and at times heartbreaking solo debut that’s both deeply personal and universal. It’s a record about epochs of time: youth in revolt, a life long love story, the start and end of everything. More info
WEDNESDAY 8/05 * The Big Quiet @ North Brooklyn Farms (329 Kent Ave) 7pm, $1, A group meditation session in a popup farm as the sun sets over the NYC skyline, More info * Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre Bar (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, $7, With Glitter Twins, Lolo Haha, Fritz Donnelly, Baucous Burly Q, Lindsee Lonesome, and many more, RSVP
THURSDAY 8/06 ♫ Degentrification @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Doziac / Strays / Parasio, RSVP ♫ End @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $15, UK-based DJ Secondcity brings house and techno to Brooklyn, Buy tix
A few decades ago, if I wanted to buy a Gorilla Biscuits or Dead Kennedys t-shirt, it meant dragging my scared, skinny fifteen-year-old self to St. Mark’s Place to find it. Nowadays, kids can buy subversive band t-shirts at any neighborhood Hot Topic. Punk music is not just a more convenient affiliation than in past years, it is more rewarding too, as can be witnessed in some fine bands playing in Bushwick at the New York’s Alright Festival.
WEDNESDAY 4/15 * Sewing 101: Make a Skirt @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30pm, $85, Sewing for total beginners: you’ll leave class with a finished elastic-waisted skirt, More info ♦ Collective Delusions / Mass Hysteria @ Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) 8:30pm, FREE, A group show featuring 15 female artists involved in the punk, hardcore, noise, and underground art scenes, RSVP Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 3/04 * Growing Cities Screening & Fundraiser @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 6pm, $10, The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion with NYC urban farmers, More info ♫ A Program of Hip Hop Related Musical Shorts @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 6:30pm, $15, Charlie Ahearn (director of Wildstyle) presents a curated series of short films, More info # Edible Presents How to Prepare an African Feast @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $5, Featuring Woézö, NYShuk, and Taste of Ethiopia doing demos and Q&As, plus plenty of tasty samples, More info
WEDNESDAY 1/21 # Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP ☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, 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, rocksteady, and more, More infoContinue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/15 * Elysian Urban Pumpkin Bar Crawl @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 4pm, FREE, Start your crawl at Brouwerij Lane and move on to the Diamond, Spuyten Duyvil, and Barcade, tasting different Elysian Pumpkin beers at each bar, More info ☺ Cause B Show to Benefit Books Through Bars @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8:30pm, $donation, With Will Miles / Robyn Schall / Gabe Morales / Tom Cowell / Adam Palmeter / Corinne Fisher, More info
WEDNESDAY 8/27 * Reverie of Ginger City: Dialogue Between Two Cities @ Flux Factory (39-12 29th St) 7pm, FREE, Amela Parcic presents double-exposure photographs of Santiago, Chile, and New York City, More info ☺Adelina’s Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10:30pm, FREE, With Brooke Van Poppelen, Rose Luardo, Brett Davis, and more, RSVP
I’ve recently had the pleasure of discovering All Axis Music, a video series of live performances shot at venues all over the city. I spoke with the man behind the project, Chris Piazza. Besides a cool interview, we have coordinated a ticket giveaway for the next show he’ll be shooting! That’s right, you have a chance to win free tickets to see The Men, Obits, and Nude Beach at The Wick (260 Meserole St.) this Saturday.