If you don’t own a record released by the Numero Group then you have a great chance to rectify that this weekend as the Chicago-based re-issue label will be in town.
The shop will be at Human NYC on 110 Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint from midday on Friday the 24th until 8pm on Sunday the 26th of April (MAP). Details can be found on this Facebook event page (edit – new link as per comment below).
Everything the label release is done at huge effort and love, digging into the most obscure material that was either long lost, forgotten, or just didn’t get a fair crack of the whip at the time. The label excels at unearthing soul and funk gems, but lately has done an amazing job with slowcore and proto-grunge, with the likes of Codeine, Bedhead and Unwound getting lavish boxset treatments. It’s hard to go wrong with anything you could buy, but some of my personal recommendations are below the jump.
Our friends at BUST are hosting an indie beauty and fashion fair Primped all day Sunday at the Brooklyn Bazaar. The $5 entry lets you treat yo’ self to salon treatments, workshops, nail art, hair braids and photo booth selfies. The first 300 guests get goodie bags filled with beauty swag. [Read more...]
After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way. The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won’t be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops. [Read more...]