watch The Postelles do a Wild Honey Pie live session

Manhattan’s hometown heroes The Postelles ventured to Brooklyn to do a very special live session for The Wild Honey Pie.  Watch them play a stripped down, banjo infused version of their song “123 Stop” in a very cozy at home studio.  Also head over to the Wild Honey Pie to download a couple of tracks from this aptly/ adorably titled “Honey I’m Home” live session.  Enjoy!

Join Antoinette’s canned food drive and Thanksgiving Party!

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, one of our favorite local vintage shops, Antoinette, is giving back with a canned food drive that will reward for good your good deeds,  from Antoinette–
“The week of November 13th thru the 20th we are collecting cans for City Harvest. Come in with 3 can goods & we’ll give you 10% off your ENTIRE purchase. And on Sunday, November 20th from 12pm-6pm we’ll be throwing our Thanksgiving party serving Hors devours, Wine & from 3-4pm there will be an intimate performance by Brooklyn’s own Noir-pop lady Deidre!”
Give a little, get a little, sip on some wine and sway to the tunes of the lovely Deidre (you might also recognize as the front woman from Brooklyn’s pop outfit Savoir Adore!) peep the the event’s flier after the jump. HAPPY HARVESTING.

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The Vintage Crawl: a self guided shop and bar hop through Williamsburg/ Greenpoint

Do you like to shop? Do you like to drink?  Well then why don’t you do both at the same time this Sunday October 16th at the Vintage Crawl‘s premiere event: the Fall Crawl.  The Vintage Crawl is a self-guided shop and bar hop through Williamsburg and Greenpoint–this premier event will feature a designated bargain hunt through the best vintage shops- men’s, women’s and home- in the neighborhood.  All of your favorite neighborhood bars along the route such as the Commodore, Manhattan Inn, High Horse Saloon, Huckleberry bar, the Gibson and Soft Spot will be featuring various drink specials during the Crawl from 12-6pm– there will also be an after party for the the Vintage Crawl at Union Pool starting from 6pm onwards!

All involved shops will be offering special discounts to crawlers– all you have to do is show them the map to redeem. You can download and print the map here and/ or get it on your smart phone from the new Williamsburg app, Domino, at Its free and fantastic!

Below are some previews of Vintage Store discounts:

Malin Landaeus: 157 N 6th St. (Between Bedford Ave. and Driggs Ave.) — 25% off Vintage clothing, tea and Vegan baked goods served at 4pm
Antoinette: 119 Grand St. (at Berry St.) — 10% off  everything in-store, complimentary champagne drinks & indie folk band, Lightfoot performing (4pm-5pm)
Grand St. Bakery: 602 Grand St. (between Lornimer and Leonard).- Sale rack with special discount.

Horizons: 377 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.)–20% off nearly everything in the store including a complimentary drink.
Seven Wonders: 606 Manhattan Ave (at Nassau ave.)–20% off everything in store.
Le Grand Strip:  197 Grand St. (Between Bedford Ave and Driggs Ave.)
10% off all items in store
Sunday Love: 624 Grand St. (at Leonard St.) — Buy $40 worth of stuff to receive a gift certificate for $15 to spend at your next visit.
Fox & Fawn: 570 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs Ave.) — 25% off select items in the store plus a $5 rack.  Also free Vintage Charms- first come first
Sanford and Sven: 106 N. 3rd St. (at Berry St.) — 10% discount
Golden Calf319 Wythe Ave (at S. 2nd St) –20% off Vintage Furniture
About Glamour: 103 N. 3rd St (at Berry st.) — 10% off everything

Brooklyn Reclamation676 Driggs Ave (at N. 1st st)— 15% off Everything

AND MUCH MORE. Stay in the loop with the Vintage Crawl via twitterfacebook and their blog for news and updates on store and bar discounts.
Such a fantastic opportunity to buy up for fall while getting your buzz on!  Don’t forget to show the map to redeem the discounts.  Happy hunting.

Video for Workout’s “Bottom Barrel Boys”

Watch this Rock N Roll epic from hometown heroes, Workout, shot on the mean streets of Bushwick.

Fashion’s Night Out Williamsburg hits Grand St.

Not really up for the cluster f*** that is Fashion’s Night Out but still wanna get in on the glam?  Then stay local and head on over to Grand St. this evening from 4-11pm for Fashion’s Night Out: WILLIAMSBURG.  Our friends over at Antoinette vintage have teamed up with jewlery wunderkinds  Scosha and are hitting the streets to provide excellent deals and various complimentary beverages.  Be sure to hit up Antoinette for excellent deals (per  usual) and a glass of champagne and Scosha for their sample sale, mini-facials, a vegan cupcake (or two!) and a cocktail care of Grand St. faithful Aurora.  Champagne and cupcakes without the scary SOHO crowds!  This sounds less like Fashion’s Night Out and more like my dreams.

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Fronts Brooklyn Supergroup Ill Fits

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson not only has the marathon of given names but he is also the front man to the new bona fide indie supergroup, Ill Fits.  The group consists of members from some of the buzz world’s finest such as MGMT, Amazing Baby and Foreign Islands.  The band only has one track available online but trust us it is a GREAT one– listen to ‘blood & devotion’ below for a smattering of post-punk art-rocky goodness.  The track almost plays like a modern cross breed between Television and David Bowie and that’s some pretty great company to keep if you ask us.  If you like what you hear (you will) go check them out this Saturday at Glasslands with Young Magic and Mon Khmer.

Blood & Devotion by Ill Fits

Brooklyn’s Sea Monsters play Glasslands tonight

It is safe to say that we are officially in “dog days of summer” territory and there is no better soundtrack to get you out of your slump than the beach ready jams of Sea Monsters.  Maritime themed tracks like “fin in the water” and “dark Vineyard day” come complete with front man DL Tashjian’s malkmusian bellow and shreddy guitar riffs.  The Brooklyn based trio paint a very pretty picture and happily transport you to Malibu circa 1995.  Give them a listen… we DARE you not to hang loose bro.

And you’re in luck! Tonight they play Glasslands with Saint Motel, Follower and Freshkills. GREAT SHOW DOORS AT 8:30PM– get there on early to see Sea Monsters and stay late for Saint Motel and the radness in between.

Must See Show Tonight at Bruar Falls


Boy oh boy do we have a spectacular show to tell you about! TONIGHT Bruar Falls will play host to some of our favorite bands working NYC right now.

Things will kick off PROMPTLY at 8:15 with Yvette— a new york duo who might just be the best american noise outfit since HEALTH.  Look into it. Ezra Buchla— ex Mae Shi and Gowns member– will follow and, trust us, this is some real raw  atmospheric emotional stuff.   Brooklyn’s finest, Dinowalrus will also play– they will provide the gorgeous “bleep bloops”  and new wave bass-line to melt your face and get your body moving.   And the cherry a top this evening will be none other than 4AD’s own minimalist folk- pop darling Anni Rossi— get to know her for more than just that kick ass cover of “Rude Boy” that she did earlier this year…you’ll probably fall in love, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

REMEMBER Bruar Falls is working with that curfew so be sure to get there ON TIME and try not to wake mom and dad when you drunkenly crawl through your window.