Music

December, 2013

Blaze of glory: Meet Brooklyn’s new musical superhero

Music: Call him the Light Knight. Comments (2).

Marching music: Brooklyn parades break out boom boxes and bike bells

Music: Get ready to make some noise! Comments (1).

November, 2013

Mercury rising: Heavy metal legends play tribute to Queen on World AIDS Day

Music: There will be several little silhouetteos of a man at Saint Vitus on Dec. 1. Comment.

The store with a thorn in its side: Rough Trade record store opens in Williamsburg

Music: The London-based record store chain Rough Trade opened the doors of its first U.S. location in Williamsburg on Monday and the store’s co-owner says that, despite the place’s massive size and corporate muscle, it has a long way to go before it becomes the neighborhood destination for audiophiles. Comment.

October, 2013

New album from horny horn player

Music: Smoota has no problem with making his audience uncomfortable. Comment.

To the beat of their own drum: Street music fest promises surprises

Music: Honk if you love flugelhorn solos. Or subway musicians. Comments (2).

September, 2013

Hoodie harmony

Music: The Brooklyn Philharmonic has teamed up with a rapper to perform “Blues For Black Hoodies,” an original song about the perils of being young and black. Comments (14).

I spy music

Music: This band has the power of avant garde. Comments (1).

August, 2013

New kids on the rock

Music: The band members might all be in their teens, but between them, they have several decades of musical knowledge. Comment.

Like a prayer

Music: She kissed a girl — and got in trouble for it. Comments (31).

Sampling Shuggie

Music: The Paper checks in with cult-legend and guitarist. Comments (3).

Motive to dance

Music: They sound like they’re crying, but really they’re loving life. Comment.

July, 2013

Jamming in your boots

Music: She’s a songstress bringing pizzazz to a pizza parlor in Park Slope. Comments (1).

Sardines and jazz

Music: Check out a free concert this summer at Kingsborough featuring the fantastic Hot Sardines. Comments (2).

Checking in with Dan Deacon

Music: The wildly creative musician chats with the paper. Comments (11).

Video game rock stars

Music: Bet you’ve never heard a sick Gameboy solo. Comment.

Busking in the lime light

Music: Some of the best of the streets and the subways are coming to the stage. Comments (2).

Vampire movie at twilight

Music: Classic “Dracula” gets live soundtrack at outdoor screening under the Prospect Park band shell. Comment.

Shot through the art

Music: Brooklyn rock musician and perfromance artist of Japanther checks in with the paper. Comments (33).

June, 2013

Celebrate South Africa

Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Bandshell. Comments (1).

Wannabe rock gods perform in air guitar competition

Music: The air guitar competition qualifiers at St. Vitus drew 13 headbanging, flailing, finger-wagging competitors who were given 60 seconds to jam out to a song of their choice. Comments (6).

Calexico to play Prospect Park bandshell

Music: Prospect Park is far from the desert, but for one night this summer, the sounds of the arid southwest will pulse through Brooklyn. Comment.

May, 2013

Men of longing

Music: They’re men and they love Leonard Cohen. Comments (4).

Fiddle me this: New Orleans music festival invites you to jam

Music: It’s the music festival that asks its audience to join the band. Comment.

Brooklyn calling: Karaoke night is for punk rock lovers

Music: Celine Dion is not welcome at this karaoke night. Comments (5).

April, 2013

Kronos kids

Music: A requiem for youth never sounded so good. Comment.

Cramping their style

Music: It takes a fan to start a fire. Comment.

Zen and the art of flute performance

Music: Get your “om” on! Comments (4).

Feelin’ all right: Reggae act returns to its roots

Music: The night before April 20 is a celebration all on its own. Comments (2).

Here’s your chance to throw a banjo into the Gowanus Canal!

Music: The Gowanus Canal is polluted with heavy metals — but for one day only it’s going acoustic. Comments (11).

March, 2013

Three-piece groove: Trio bring Afrobeat and hip hop to classical

Music: This one time at band camp, we listened to some R. Kelly. Comment.

Musical pieces: Musician makes his own modular instruments

Music: Matthew Regula is a real live wire. Comment.

Striking a chord: Boxing and chamber music duke it out at Gleason’s

Music: It’s a battle of the band. Comment.

The Fix is out: Beloved W’burg record store will close

Music: Sound Fix is singing its swan song. (No, not this Swans song). Comments (1).

How Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ stopped being about sex

Music: Before it was used in every sad movie montage ever, before it was an anthem for cancer survivors and natural disaster recovery, “Hallelujah” was just a song — a weird, sexy song. Comments (3).

Music to time travel to

Music: Some songs are perfect for the car stereo — but this Brooklyn band performs music meant to be blasted in a time machine. Comment.

February, 2013

Open mic fight: Despite financial woes, offbeat venue will let anyone take the stage

Music: Times are tough at the quirky Bushwick music venue Goodbye Blue Monday, but the staff at the struggling performance hall refuses to say hello to a tried-and-true method of making money at a concert hall: booking bands that people want to see. Comments (26).

Brooklyn now has two all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands

Music: The battle between Brooklyn’s all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands is turning into an all-out civil war that’s pitting musical prowess against a---less chaps. Comments (12).

Cantor can’t stop, won’t stop

Music: Cantor Helfgot is bringing Jewish music to the Barclays Center — and he’s rolling deep with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Comments (2).

Man Man overboard: Pop goes the experimental rock band

Music: Man Man leader Ryan Kattner swears that he’s just trying to write the next great pop song, yet he boasts about how the band’s sound is completely different compared to anything else in contemporary music. Comment.

Morrissey fans get what they want

Music: If you’re planning on spending Valentine’s Day locked inside your bedroom crying and listening to Morrissey croon, remember — misery loves company. Comments (6).

Valentine’s nay: Ditmas musician’s concert of heartbreak

Music: For every romantic Valentine’s Day, there’s the day after. Comment.

January, 2013

King’s County fair

Music: Roosevelt Dime to headline country music festival. Comments (3).

Le Boum goes the dynamite! New indie group plans explosive party

Music: What’s French for “explosion?” Comment.

Motor City musicians with Queens-influenced name arrive in Brooklyn

Music: Fear is a great motivator — for dance music. Comment.

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