December, 2012

All that jazz

Music: Jazz isn’t dead, and that’s thanks in part to Gerry Eastman’s efforts to keep it alive in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Tuff on the ears!

Music: For maximum results, don’t use protection of any kind. Comment
Music: Williamsburg musician Emmy Wildwood has figured out one of the last remaining ways to make a living in the music industry — peddling vintage clothing on the side. Comments (1)
Music: Jason Lytle hates touring, he hates waiting around between shows, and he hates answering the phone — when it’s nice out. Comment

‘Rolling Stones’ rock, roll at Barclays Center

Music: A controversial rhythm and blues band from Britain is coming to Brooklyn. Comments (23)

Rising Moon

Music: If Elvis had been born in New Zealand in 1991, he would have had just as much fun. Comment

November, 2012

Rosanne Cash sings for Red Hook

Music: Now you can square dance for a cause. Comments (1)

Vinyl variety show

Music: Scratch if you’ve got an itch for a good time. Comment

It’s Fat Tuesday on a Saturday!

Music: “Joy now” is a pretty good mantra. Comments (4)

Jam from the past

Music: Friends who play together, stay together. Comment

Moth band prophecies

Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow is coming to Brooklyn — so get ready for music inspired by the slurry of bold opposites that was the 1980s and 1990s. Comment

October, 2012

Music: Johnny Cash famously sang that he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die — but did he eat the guy’s brains? Comment

The band electric: Synth-heavy musicians are live wires

Music: It takes a lot of volts for music this wired. Comment

Grave rockers! Musicians honor legendary pianist in Green-Wood Cemetery

Music: An influential pianist will be a part of one last concert: 142 years after his death. Comment
Music: A gathering of kinfolk is liable to stir up a scene. Comment

Kicking up dust: Depression–era Guthrie sings in Park Slope

Music: Woody Guthrie walks — and apparently he sounds a bit like the Boss. Comments (1)

Dark Dark Dark under the bright lights

Music: There’s something inherently otherworldly about a band called Dark Dark Dark. Comment

September, 2012

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Atlantic Yards: Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comments (26)
Music: Partying on Monday night sounds as inconceivable as shimmying to Wagner — but a six-piece “chicha” band is doing both in Park Slope. Comments (1)

Folk party! Brooklyn celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday in song

Music: Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie. Comment

August, 2012

Music: It’s exactly like Guns N’ Roses — except with panty-hose. Comments (3)

Playing a Parton

Playing a Parton

Music: If you want Dolly Parton, a Brooklyn band has got her covered. Comments (1)
Music: How do you make America more awesome? Comment

Haitian fusion band blends Vodou rock, reggae, hip-hop, and jazz

Music: These tunes will cast a spell on you. Comment

July, 2012

Music: A ground-breaking musician who turned the traditional tunes of Sierra Leone into the soundtrack of a conflict has reemerged as a star in Brooklyn — even after an eight-year stint as a fast food employee. Comments (3)
Music: Bring your kids, but only if they have good taste in singing puppets. Comment
Music: Make like Pac-Man in this a-maze-ing month-long concert series. Comments (1)
Music: You can never see too much Art. Comment

A little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll

Music: The folk-punk band Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming back to Brooklyn. Comments (2)
Music: This pop-punk quartet is more than the sum of their parts. Comments (1)

Classic hip hop doc that excluded Brooklyn to be screened — in Brooklyn!

Music: Back, back in the days, not a single MC uttered the phrase, “Where Brooklyn at?” Comment

Squeezing out those tunes

Music: Who knew you could do so much with an accordion? Comments (1)

Let the ragtime roll!

Music: Put on your boater and wax up your moustaches. Comment

June, 2012

Music: They’ve gotten older — and they haven’t gotten any cooler. Comments (1)

Take the L train: Former subway buskers at forefront of jazzy electronic music

Music: These jazz musicians have turned caves into clubs. Comments (3)
Music: He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (6)

The ‘Sword’ is mightier! GZA performs legendary album live

Music: GZA’s legendary record “Liquid Swords” belongs alongside the classics like Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” and Joyce’s “Ulysses” — but unlike those other works of literary genius, there’s a good chance you’ll actually make it through this one. Comment

May, 2012

Bieber to play Barclays!

Music: You better Beliebe it! Comments (7)
Music: Brooklyn-born superstar Barbra Streisand will play a second homecoming concert at the Barclays Center this fall. Comments (2)

Youth chorus turns 20

Music: Consistent for 20 years, these young singers have shared the stage with the stars and are performing in their home town this spring with relish. Comment

April, 2012

Do analog drummers dream of electric beats?

Music: Questlove’s music is probably on your iPod — and now your iPod is influencing his music Comment
Music: The Feelies are still rocking after more than 30 years, and shockingly, so too are their fans. Comment

March, 2012

Music: The current wave of ’90s nostalgia has reached its crest — everyone is wearing flannel, “Beavis and Butthead” is on the air again, and, most importantly, Fiona Apple is back. Comments (4)

February, 2012

Music: Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion pay homage to Johnny Cash. Comment

This opera is ‘wright’ on!

Music: Rufus Wainwright brings his debut opera to BAM. Comments (1)
Music: This singer-songwriter is part country dame and part city slicker — and she’s all about the love. Comments (11)

January, 2012

Jim Jarmusch adds a rock edge to smooth lute tunes

Music: The famed director will join Greenpoint-based avante garde lute player Jozepf van Wissem at Issue Project Room on Feb. 3 to celebrate the duo’s first album, “Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity.” Comments (1)

The Dutch connection!

The Dutch connection!

Music: An arts space brings the Netherlands to Brooklyn with the U.S. debut of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek contemporary music festival. Comment

Steely Jon!

Music: Guitar player for famed rock band goes solo Comments (1)

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