Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
While Williamsburg outfit Beverly was recording its debut album Careers in 2013, the band was comprised of Frankie Rose (Vivan Girls, Crystal Stilts) and Drew Citron (Avan Lava). The album was released in early July, at which point Rose left and Citron took the reins, adding Scott Rosenthal and Jamie Ingalls. With Rose gone, the vocal harmonies are missing, but Rosenthal on bass adds a punk-rock element to Beverly’s noise-pop songs. Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m., tickets $10 More →
Last month we broke news that a stationary po’ boy truck was in the works in Bushwick. Orleans opened for business over the weekend, and the response has been overwhelming, according the truck’s co-owner, Oliver Vonderahe. “It’s just been crazy busy,” he says. Check out the menu and photos from Orleans’ opening week. More →
If you’ve noticed these incendiary posters hung around Brooklyn, you’ll be happy to know we found the man behind the curtain. Mark, who opted not to share his last name—“because I’ve been putting down so many blogs”—is a 25-year-old reality-TV producer with (no surprise here) a history of rejection and a big-ass chip on his shoulder.
When we first brought news of SHWICK, details were still a little murky. But today, the “makers market” made some big announcements: the opening date has moved from August 23 to October 11, and though the market originally expected 40 or so vendors, the response to its sticker and poster campaign has been so overwhelming that it’s now touting more than 100 vendors. More →
Adam Geringer-Dunn at the fish counter. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)
Even at 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. is packed like a sardine can (the salmon spot was slammed mid-week, too). So it’s no surprise that fifth-generation fishmonger Vinny Milburn and former Pianos booker Adam Geringer-Dunn, co-owners of Greenpoint’s newest fish market and lobster joint, are starting to crack up. After the first ten days, when many restaurants are already floundering, this corner spot is making waves. We fought off the steady stream of customers to see how things are going. More →
With the Brooklyn D.A. announcing that he’ll throw out low-level marijuana possession cases and the Times pumping out pro-legalization editorials, there’s just one question on your mind: where’s the nearest head shop? More →
Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music. Bad Rabbits are a Boston-based rock/R&B outfit who’ve been around since ’07. The five-piece band serves up infectious, funky beats and driving vocal harmonies that manage to remain nimble. It’s impossible not to hop when Bad Rabbits play. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m., tickets free
When the smell of horse shit blasted us in the face as we walked through the East Village today, we wondered whether Mayor De Blasio had given up the fight to ban horse and carriages. Turns out it was just ABC filming its upcoming TV show Forever. More →
Dumpling spots are a dime a dozen (just look at the ones that recently opened in the East Village and Chinatown), but Chinese native Li Zheng says the restaurant he’ll open Monday, Hibachi Dumpling Express, is “a new concept.” More →