What’s Not to Love? February’s Must See Shows


The Patriots won, the Mayor didn’t kill the groundhog and your brain should finally be starting to recover from that booze-fueled romp that you took this weekend. Can you believe it’s already February? I have plenty to show for this year. For starters, I have a pretty cool looking bruise on my right thigh and a failed attempt at sober January (I was good for three weeks then made a surprise trip to Chicago to visit my sister and Mysteryland crew, and that all went to shit).

But that’s okay! I was living, and isn’t that what being in your 20s is all about? And speaking of “living” NYC’s got a stellar lineup of shows coming at you this February. Grab your buddies, grab your Valentines and let’s show some love to some of my favorite artists making appearances in NYC this month.

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What’s better than leftover pumpkin pie? Animal Years and Robert Randolph at Brooklyn Bowl.


After eating a ridiculous spread on Thursday and continuing to eat leftover stuffing for the following three meals on Friday, I needed a little exercise. Instead of hitting the gym, I decided hitting the dance floor is much more my style. With Animal Years and Robert Randolph and the Family Band playing Brooklyn Bowl the day after Thanksgiving, the lineup was the perfect cure for a turkey hangover.

It was family night at Brooklyn Bowl, and it certainly showed. From the baby I had to hop over at the bar to the dad clapping in the front row- families were everywhere and the togetherness was palpable. Even Animal Years band members had their clans in the audience. That’s what the holidays are about. Family. [Read more…]

Robert Plant playing Brooklyn Bowl this Thursday

81-elgThe good news is the Led Zeppelin frontman and cultural icon is playing a very small venue. The bad new is tickets are $125. Oh and he’ll be performing “radically refigured takes on the Led Zeppelin classics” and new music that “melds blues, Celtic folk, West African music, Arabian elements and stone cold rock” — which sounds awful.

Still, it is Robert Plant, so it’s ALMOST worth it if you have a spare $250 bucks laying around.

Tickets go on-sale today at 3pm.

Tonight at Brooklyn Bowl: Memorial event for The Yellow Dogs

From Brooklyn Bowl:

With performances by: Nada Surf, Shirin Neshat, Hamish Kilgour (of The Clean), Kyp Malone (TVOTR), Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic), Habibi, James Chance (The Contortions), Sal P & 178 Improvisation Product, Helado Negro, Dirty Fences, Johnny Azari, Mitra Sumara, Exclusive DJ Sets from: Paul Banks aka DJ Fancypants (Interpol), Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture DJ’s), DS (Midnight Juggernauts/Siberia Records), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Nick Offer (of !!!), Sinkane, The Men, Dinowalrus, Hypernova, Jukebox Frooz

Guns N’ Roses Are Playing Brooklyn Bowl On Thursday


Tickets and information at Brooklyn Bowl!

This Saturday: The Vintage Crawl Returns, Plus After Party With Javelin

Good news vintage shoppers: The Vintage Crawl is back on Saturday April 27th. Once again they’ll be offering great day-long deals at various businesses in the neighborhood:

April 27th — festivities begin at 12pm.

The Vintage Crawl are teaming up with their friends at Neon Gold Records to present the official after party & show at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring: Javelin, Jamaican Queens & Tiny Victories. Doors open at 6pm, show at 8pm. Tickets available here.

NEW 2013 Addition: Shoppers are encouraged to pre-purchase their Vintage Crawl after party ticket and bring it with them on the crawl to unlock the next level of deals at participating businesses.

The Vintage Crawl map is accessible to mobile smartphone users before and during the Crawl at www.vintagecrawl.com.

Kathryn Irby, a former fashion editor at Lucky Magazine and vintage consultant teamed up with event producer and emmieshouse productions president, Emily Lichtenberg, to explore new ways of shopping your neighborhood. The addition of the concert at Brooklyn bowl feeds into this neighborly notion–Lichtenberg claims, “It was an obvious decision to continue the debauchery of our shopping crawl into the night. Let’s be honest, top hobbies in our neighborhood have always been: shopping, drinking, and shows!” Business partner, Kathryn Irby, echoed this sentiment and added, “Neon Gold and Brooklyn Bowl are the party masters so we’re very excited to team up and take on the night!” [Read more…]

Beach Fossils Are Playing A Free Show Tonight At Brooklyn Bowl

RSVP here.

Watch Michael K. Williams channel ODB on stage at Brooklyn Bowl

Footage of proud Williamsburg resident and actor Michael K. Williams hopping on stage at Brooklyn Bowl during a Sandy relief concert last month has just emerged. The man known for his incredible performance as Omar on HBO’s The Wire gave a high energy performance of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Brooklyn Zoo. Not coincidentally Williams will also be channeling ODB in the forthcoming film Dirty White Boy. Last year Michael K. Williams spoke to MTV about the task of portraying ODB:

“I am doing a lot of research on Russell,” Williams said recently on the set of the upcoming short film “They Die by Dawn.” “I had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful mother, Ms. Cherry. We sat down for, like, three hours, and she told me the most amazing stuff about her son and a lot of things that the public didn’t know. I’ve been talking to people who know him well … people who knew him when the cameras weren’t rolling,” Williams said. “I’ve got a lot of insight into who he was as a human being and as a man and, dare I say it, scholar. The dude was quite smart. You have to be able to recite mathematics and be 5 percent of god body — you can’t play with that. You have to know what you’re talking about. It’s a lot of studying, a lot of knowledge.”