On May 29, 2013 there were two back-to-back panel discussions, one in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, which drew two different crowds of artists, feminists and leftists. To my knowledge, only two people attended both: myself and the journalist and author Sara Marcus. Listen right here, or click through to read more, listen to audio and see video of a live performance of Habibi.
This Memorial Day weekend, specifically 8pm on May 25, at Bushwick’s own Acheron – the home of the second coming of CBGB’s according to them – we’ll be hosting some of Brooklyn’s talented emerging women in rock n’ roll at our showcase: The Grrrlie Show.May 13, 2013 Audio, Classic, Music Profiles, New, Shows
Liz Godoy’s latest musical endeavor is a new LP under the guise of The Tablets, songs written by her, and co-produced with partner and collaborator the musician and producer Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans, o’death). This mélange of 60s garage infused new wave noise shoe-gaze sounds like a lot of things you want to hear, all at once.May 3, 2013 Audio, Classic, Music Profiles, New, Shows
Dominique Miniaci along with her partner and East Village Radio host, Mike Newman run Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, an offshoot of Newman’s four-year-old EVR show by the same name.December 17, 2012 Audio, Boroughing, Classic, Multi/Media, Music Profiles, New
You. Must. Write. About. This. Band. Was the message I got from Sharon Van Etten recently, and I obliged, and here we are. They’re playing this Saturday at Glasslands with Speck Mountain and a special guest – wonder who that could be!December 12, 2012 Audio, Boroughing, Classic, Multi/Media, Music Profiles, New
Take the L train to Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick where Brooklyn The Borough is media sponsoring a new ongoing event series by our good friends Partners In Crime at The Lab.December 10, 2012 Audio, Boroughing, Classic, Multi/Media, New, Shows
MOVEMENT is a brand new monthly party at Loreley in Williamsburg. Veteran DJs Ayesha Adamo and Cecil Grey are on the decks all night on third Wednesdays. Here’s a soundcloud of his inaugural set.May 9, 2012 Audio, Bars, Boroughing, Classic, Music Reviews, Night/Life
The business savvy songstress, returned to her fans after four years of silence, came at her audience with a powerful message and they were ready to listen. On the eve of May Day, also the release of her second album Master of My Make-Believe (Downtown/Atlantic), her songs ring true as dark pop with a worldly punk twist, burrowing deep into our souls and forcing modicums of truth into the ether that sorely need recognition.May 5, 2012 Audio, Boroughing, Classic, Multi/Media, Music Reviews, Photo
Fortnight Journal founders Adam Whitney Nichols and Samantha Hines launched the web project on October 20 with the goal of archiving and documenting the promise of the millennial generation. The site’s inaugural fourteen contributors will submit one work per two week cycle, revealing a new multimedia moment by a different person everyday. Then a luminary – the first, Patti Smith – responds critically or creatively to one piece. The site contributors rotate quarterly. The project is a publication of Fourteen Foundation, Inc., “a nonprofit public initiative devoted to reviving cross-generational mentorship by documenting and sustaining dialogue on traditional forms of practice,” who are currently in the process of obtaining tax-exempt status. Listen to them discuss their vision for a new kind of website.
On October 12 Brooklyn’s interstate sensation Sufjan Stevens will release The Age of Adz, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Illinois, after nearly six years in the making. It’s an ambitious record — dense, cryptic, beautifully melodic and at times a terrifying headphone listen from the online stream alone. News hit last week that Sufjan would ask fans to purchase the record from his Bandcamp site.October 6, 2010 Audio, Brooklyn Beats, Classic, Multi/Media, Music Profiles, Shared Content