BY Mariana Garces in Music Stuff on Aug 13, 2014 |
Brooklyn-based blues rock band She Keeps Bees dropped a new single from their forthcoming album recently, and the video for the song is just as beautifully surreal and eerie as the single itself. "Is What It Is" comes out on the album Eight Houses on September 16th from the label Future Gods, which will be the band's fourth full-length album. If you're into some soulful, dark, and dreamy music with goose bump-inducing vocals, the album is ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Music Stuff on Aug 07, 2014 |
Some weeks back, I found myself at & Lovers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The show’s line-up consisted of two openers (Lips and James Tillman) followed by the band Throw Vision. I made my way down there to chat with Throw Vision – a band that hails from Brooklyn and consists of four players: Tiff O who is lead vox and guitar; Taja Cheek on keys, vox, bass, synth, and guitar; Dan Kleederman on lead guitar, bass, and vox,; and Alex Goldberg on ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Jun 09, 2014 |
Patty Griffin’s latest album American Kid was released a year ago. Since then she’s been touring to promote. Patty and her kick ass band came around again to NYC for 2 shows and I was lucky enough to go to her Music Hall of Williamsburg gig this past Friday night. Ms. Griffin and company held the audience captive for 90 minutes with selections from Patty’s catalogue as well as a few surprise numbers. If I had to use one word to describe Ms. ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on May 28, 2014 |
I Love Train Delays.
I guess I’m outnumbered among New Yorkers. In a city where speed-walking is the norm and takeout is standard fare for lunch because it saves time to work at your desk, I find myself getting caught up in the whirlwind of the day. With my brain trying to do so many things at once, I’m past exhausted by the time I pack up my bags to head home.
But this morning, when the train conductor’s strong Brooklyn accent ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Artsy on May 07, 2014 |
Cotton Candy Machine is having their opening event for their new show featuring artists Jessicka Addams, Lindsey Way, and Lori Nelson on May 9th through June 8th. Cotton Candy Machine is an art boutique based in Brooklyn that sells original art, apparel, housewares, etc. from today’s trendiest contemporary artists. It was founded by artist Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard so they could share contemporary art with the public.
So, do you love Goth culture and ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Artsy on May 01, 2014 |
Visual artist Kara Walker – an epic, epic person, for those of you who don't already know – is currently at work on a new piece in Brooklyn. In a departure from her typically 2D projects, Walker has taken over the ground floor of the abandoned Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg. All to build this:
This 75 foot tall sphinx – coated in a thick layer of donated Domino's sugar – is titled (in true Walker fashion): “A Subtlety: ... Read More
BY Gina Furfaro in Crafty on Apr 29, 2014 |
Julie Mollo is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer with the cutest retro clothes in town. She started sewing custom clothes and costumes for Katy Perry while still a college student, and has since expanded her business into street-ready skirt sets that even non-rockstars can totally rock.
Read on for the story behind Julie's kooky-yet-cute creations.
Tell us about yourself!
I'm a Brooklyn-based fashion designer & stylist of all things fun, ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in General on Apr 21, 2014 |
If you haven’t heard of Cat Cafés, let me just let you in on this little bit of joy right now; it's a café, wait for it, where you get to hang with cats.
I KNOW RIGHT?! If you’re thinking, “Where have these been all my life?” or "Now I can stop trying to pet the strays on my street" you are definitely not alone. Cat Cafés started in Taiwan in the late 90's and became famous in Japan circa 2004. This unique ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Music Stuff on Apr 18, 2014 |
Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on Apr 18, 2014 |
Tune in musical folks - we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers ... Read More