4 Good Shows to See This Week

Wolf Eyes: Trip Metal Residency Thursday February 4 through Saturday February 6 at Union Pool: $12 – $14  Vape with the dirty dogs and witness half of Detroit’s noise music scene take over Brooklyn this weekend. The Poppa Bear old timers of Wolf Eyes will lead their little pack of trip metal prodigy puppies– all … Continue reading 4 Good Shows to See This Week

CBGB? CMJ? OMG! Your Guide to The Acronym Invasion

In the coming weeks a flurry of acronyms approacheth the city as CMJ and the CBGB music festival make landfall. Both apparently used to stand for something cool. It’s safe to open your ears now, because we promise our picks have developed a special antibody rendering them resistant to a case of the lames which develops … Continue reading CBGB? CMJ? OMG! Your Guide to The Acronym Invasion

10 Days In, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Is Off the Hook

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 … Continue reading 10 Days In, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Is Off the Hook

Don’t Call Him a Pick-Up Artist, But This Man Will Help You ‘Live Like a Stud’

Two Anthonies walk into a bar. The first Anthony – a tall, swarthy man with a thick Russian accent – surveys the packed crowd at Pianos with quiet determination, and walks slowly towards the back of the room.

Exclusive: Toons’ ‘Bazooka Joe’ Video Premiere

In a world of much-too-serious video concepts and utterly ridiculous music trends, think of Toons as your classic Brooklyn party collective. At least, that’s what the band’s first video, “Bazooka Joe,” seems to suggest: a free, maybe even slightly volatile good time, where anything can, and probably does, happen. But aren’t those always the best … Continue reading Exclusive: Toons’ ‘Bazooka Joe’ Video Premiere

The Best Brooklyn Bands We Saw at CMJ

CMJ seems to have been a success this year — or at least, that’s what a handful of Brooklyn club owners said when we spoke to them earlier this week. Peter Shapiro said Steven Spielberg dropped into Brooklyn Bowl, Jake Rosenthal said Glasslands was sold out every night, and Todd P seems to have come … Continue reading The Best Brooklyn Bands We Saw at CMJ

A Couple of Pianos Bookers Have Opened Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg

[portfolio_slideshow id=12549] Last night after our talk with four Brooklyn club operators, Zachary Mexico and Billy Jones, who attended the event, invited us over to their new club Baby’s All Right for a tour. The bar and live music venue, located in a former plumbing supply warehouse at 146 Broadway, is now “openish,” having hosted … Continue reading A Couple of Pianos Bookers Have Opened Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg

Watch Swaai Boys Turn Their Practice Space into an African Beach Hut

It’s Tropical Thursday here on Bedford + Bowery — now that we’ve introduced you to “castaway rock,” how bout some “turf rock”? Swaai Boys take their inspiration from the idea of adventure, manifesting in a hybrid genre they also call “tropical pop.”