December, 2015

The Wainwright stuff: Singer Lucy Wainwright Roche returns to Bell House

Music: It’s becoming a Boxing Day tradition. Comment
Music: They will jingle all the way! Comment
Music: This party will be hot as burning pitch! Comment

Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ returns to Marine Park

Music: Their sound is gone out across the land! Comment

November, 2015

Ruckus raised! Weekly roots music show celebrates 10 years of tunes

Music: This show has deep roots! Comment
Music: His band is all strung out. Comment
Music: “Murder Ballad Monday” celebrates singing about killing. Comments (1)

Bearing flute: Jethro Tull tells an agricultural story

Music: Jethro Tull takes on Jethro Tull! Comment

October, 2015

Souled for a song: Band hosts a party parade with spirit

Music: Call them Joan of park! Comment

It’s about time! Learn to play the didgeridoo in Greenpoint

Music: How do you didgeridoo? Comments (1)

September, 2015

Berning man: Musician organizes benefit concert for Bernie Sanders

Music: Bushwick is Berning! Comment

Spiritual successor: Americana jamboree revives old music and old festival

Music: Americana is bigger than country. Comment
Music: The ’90s over? As if! Comment
Music: It is a girl’s world. Comments (6)

Noir band performs residency at Park Slope bar

Music: Missing this act would be a crime. Comment

August, 2015

Building up stream: Musician to put his album release party online

Music: You can give this concert the thumbs-up from your couch. Comment

Surf king USA: Legendary guitarist, 78, will rock Williamsburg

Music: Talk about a guitar hero! Comment

Like a Paisley cowboy: Queer country band kicks off music festival

Music: They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re country. Comments (2)

Swede emotion! Scandinavian vocal group comes to Bay Ridge

Music: They ain’t just yodeling Dixie. Comments (1)

Spanish brogue: Mexican musician blends international influences on new album

Music: This Mexican musician found his muse in Brooklyn. Comment

July, 2015

Talib Kweli DJing silent dance party in Downtown alley

Music: Dance like no one is listening! Comment

Pop shots: Performer takes aim at the history of American music

Music: This costumed chameleon is breathing new life into some threadbare tunes. Comments (1)

String theory: String band Bellehouse drops new album

Music: This band isn’t just stringing its audience along. Comment
Music: They are taking this music scene to new Heights! Comment
Music: This whimsical duo creates folksy harmonies with humor. The group has also been known to cover beloved rap songs at past Way Station gigs. Comment

Making hits: Violent Femmes footage punches up music doc

Music: The movie was missing something, so they had to add it up. Comment

Touch the Sky: Rapper Skyzoo reaches out to his hometown audience

Music: There is no place like home. Comments (1)

June, 2015

Color coordination: Rock stars and color guards team up

Music: These artists are changing the color guard. Comment

All that and a bag of chips: Bands we’d rather see at ’90s Fest

Music: Millenial nostalgia is about to hit its nadir with a ’90s-themed festival slated to take place on the Williamsburg waterfront later this year. Comment
Music: The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment

May, 2015

Appetite for instruction! Williamsburg school teaches Rock 101

Awesome: The halls are alive with the sound of music at Williamsburg’s Juan Morel Campos Secondary School. Comment
Music: Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comments (3)

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Music: Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comments (1)

Star of stage and computer screen: Online cabaret reviewer performs his own show

Music: A Park Slope cabaret-show critic will swap his computer keyboard for the musical kind when he gives a cabaret performance of classic Don Mclean ditties at Union Temple in Prospect Heights on May 15. Comment

The big bang! Massive drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Music: Talk about a birthday bash! Comment

Fort Greene’s Afropunk Fest is going global

Branding Brooklyn: The annual festival is branching out to Paris this month. Très bien! Comments (1)
Music: How soon is ahora? Comments (1)

April, 2015


Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

Music: They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comments (4)
Music: Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comments (1)

Axe women! Female guitarists to shred at the Knitting Factory

Music: Move over guitar heroes — it is time for some guitar heroines. Comments (2)

March, 2015

Awesome: Middle school kids in Williamsburg are teaching each other how to play guitar. Comment

Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Music: Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment

Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

Music: This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comments (1)

Traditional Japanese drummers to put their backs into it at BAM

Music: It’s the pound of music. Comment

Blow the house down: Harmonica virtuoso to play Bay Ridge

Music: This guy really harps on. Comments (1)

I want you back! Singer revives Motown shows from classic Brooklyn theaters

Music: You don’t need to hear it through the grapevine — you can hear it in Brooklyn! Comment

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

Music: These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comments (4)

Cult Park Slope trio releases first album in two decades

Music: But don’t call it a comeback. Comment
Music: We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment

February, 2015

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

Music: The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comments (1)

Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!


Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

Music: The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comments (1)

Greenpoint duo Young Ejecta shoots for the stars

Music: Young Ejecta is poised to launch into synthpop superstardom — but it would settle for a one-hit wonder. Comments (1)

Off-beat: Drummer Andrew Drury releases two unusual albums in one night

Music: On one album, he plays with a bamboo shish-kabob skewer. Comment
Music: Mr. Boombastic is about to get extra romantic. Comment

January, 2015

They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

Music: It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment

Tale of the tape: They Might Be Giants vs. Billy Joel

Music: Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

Music: They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comments (3)

Scrappy music newsletter scraps its print edition

Music: An indie music newsletter is stopping printing after eight years of guiding Bushwick and Williamsburg scenesters to the best, most obscure shows. Comment

Indie-music newsletter’s greatest hits

Music: Publisher and promoter Todd Patrick walks us through his favorite Showpaper covers as the staple of the scene stops printing. Comment
Music: Bust out your boom box and get your fingers ready for some manual rewinding. Comments (1)
Music: The folk music fest returns to Grand Prospect Hall. Comment
Music: After 20 years of dead air, they’re making noise again. Comments (3)

December, 2014

Celebrate 2015 again with New Queers Eve

Music: This New Years Eve party is so alternative, it is happening on Jan. 3. Comment

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