Bush Tetras played 285 Kent

The reformed Bush Tetras played a warehouse show on 285 Kent Ave last night. Below is a video edit of the songs “You can’t be funky” and “Motorhead”.

Revisit Williamsburg Vintage Staple Sweet Virginia

Looking for some retail therapy and/ or an excuse to bulk up your summer wardrobe?  Well, then read on, Sister! (or Brother, I guess, but lets be real…).  Mainstay of Wiliamsburg thrifting Sweet Virginia is back and better than ever. Renovations are complete on the adorable vintage shop, they are now under new management and lots of good things happening over there–plus they have added free mimosa’s every Sunday to their resume!   Also while you are in that area check out Flips Brooklyn, a fantastic antique shop that just opened right next door to SV.   Flips has a great and unique collection at VERY reasonable prices (we just bought a whole stack of Elvis trading cards for like 2 bucks there. SCORE).

Sweet Virginia —  164 Havemeyer st. (Between S 2nd and S 3rd)

Don’t Miss Gardens and Villa play Glasslands tonight

Gardens and Villa

Check out Gardens and Villa, one of the newest additions to Secretly Canadian’s roster tonight at Glasslands–they will be supporting The Beets and playing alongside Tony Castles and Moon King so it will be an all around AWESOME show.  This Santa Barbara quintent rocks a new-wave pop meets almost..dare we say it…chillwave vibe that results in an ethereal yet earthy journey into summery bliss.  With epic moments on synth and flute, Gardens and Villa’s first single “Orange Blossom” is reminscent of the Talking Heads’ “This Must be the Place” as seen through a Neon Indian “Deadbeat Summer”-esque lens.  We’re sold. Their self titled album (produced by the great Richard Swift, mind you!) is not out until July 5th but Yours Truly is streaming the album so go over there and listen!

Gardens and Villa – Orange Blossom

Your Brooklyn Neighborhood, Now In Poster Size

Graphic designers Two Arms Inc. just released the first prints in a new series called the Brooklyn Neighborhood. At this point they’ve only finished Greenpoint and Williamsburg, but we like what we’re seeing so far!

Each poster features places and things that are characteristic of the neighborhood, so naturally the Williamsburg poster has The Domino Sugar Factory, bikes, The Williamsburg Bridge, sleeve tattoos . . .

Check it out below.

c/o Buzz Feed

Fucked Up playing 285 Kent Saturday

Did you pass on the Fucked Up/Off!/Dinosaur Jr. show last night because you didn’t want to make the trek to Terminal 5? Good news! According to Brooklyn Vegan, Fucked Up were officially revealed as the guest stars at 285 Kent Saturday night. They will be playing with JEFF the Brotherhood and Iceage.

Saturday night! Tickets are available at Record Grouch. Did you have plans for tomorrow night? You should reconsider, because this sounds like something people will be talking about around the water cooler for a long time to come.

Nighthawk Cinema + Booze = Heaven

Nighthawk Cinema

After all our complaints about wanting a movie theater in Williamsburg (in addition to IndieScreen) we can finally rejoice that not only has a theater opened that plays indie first run films, but also serves booze! Nighthawk Cinema officially opens this weekend with showings of Midnight in Paris, The Trip, and Submarine. Zagat has the full scoop on the theater.

“There are tables between every two seats, complete with drinks holders, and you can place written orders from a waiter throughout the flick. The drink list contains options that are themed around movies, while the food options range from homemade beef jerky to watermelon salad. If you don’t want to stay for a show, there is a bar area that is open to the public as well.”

Tickets are $11, and the food is all prepared by Chef Saul Bolton who won a Michelin star for his restaurant Saul on Smith Street. Here’s a peek at the whole menu.

Nighthawk Cinema; 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY; 718.963.2917

Something To Do Tonight: Booklyn Bash

Tonight the Booklyn Artists Alliance (note no r) will be holding a shindig at Spike Hill:

featuring an exciting auction of fabulous eccentric artworks, readings, music, giveaways, and general good times to celebrate Booklyn artists and the completion of the cataloging of the First Booklyn Decade Archive.

It’s free, and there may actually be literate members of the opposite sex.

186 Bedford Ave, 7-10pm

Fresh Band Meat: Fort Lean

Brooklyn’s Fort Lean specialize in jangley pop with a surf rock edge and we are completely under their spell.  This fivesome brings a sweet and sour mix of vintagey melodic crooning and grungy rock to their subtly infectious jams.  Just one listen and you will feel like you are leather jacket clad and getting drunk at the drive-in on a breezy summer night in 1966…now doesn’t that sound fun (and specific)?

More good news! they are playing a slew of shows next week so you have no reason not to go see your new favorite band.  Catch them this Sunday at the Rock Shop in south Brooklyn, June 29th at Pianos and at a Karaoke bar in Chinatown (almost like a drive-in) next Thursday June 30th where they will play a very cool party called FUZZ.

Fort Lean – High Definition

Fort Lean – Beach Holiday