Think you know everything about roller derby? Some have the perception that it’s riot grrrls in fishnets, punching the shizz outta each other on skates. Well, did you know that it started in the 1930s, was rebooted in the early 2000’s, and has 1,500 leagues around the world today? Don’t worry, this isn’t a derby pop quiz, but here’s your opportunity to help learn about some famous jammers!
Margot Atwell, some might know her ... Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Sep 29, 2014
You too can wax your ears with greatness, as tickets are now on sale for BAM’s evening of conversation with Miranda July and Lena Dunham. The event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn. Tickets start at $35. For those of you in southern California, a similar event is coming up in Pasadena on Oct. 15.
July is a writer, artist, and filmmaker whose novel The First Bad Man comes out in January 2015. She recently ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 17, 2014
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Ali and Xime from Shadowplaynyc to find out where they get the inspiration for their mind blowing cosmic designs.
B: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
in Style File
on Aug 27, 2014
Every August, we get ultra-excited about the AfroPunk Festival, which takes place in Brooklyn, N.Y.C. The festival is a two-day celebration of music, fashion, art and culture. Aside from being packed with eye-popping musical performances and insanely good vibes, it's *also* a convergence of some of the most beautiful, stylish folks on the planet. We swear you won't find a better crowd for people-watching anywhere in the world.
This year's fest was full ... Read More
on Aug 22, 2014
Bustettes, we got a lot of rocking to do, and a lot of fundraising to do, and what a world we live in that we can do both simultaneously.
The Brooklyn Women’s Collective is presenting the ALL GRRRL GRILL which just so happens to be a barbecue consisting of all your favorite things in one place.
Beats will be provided by Krunk Pony, Gracie Tara, Jlamar, Fefegirl Wonder, TJVSTheMachine, Jeli D (and there are talks of a silent disco… jus' sayin).
BBQ ... Read More
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
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
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
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