Now that it’s beautiful out, the time has come to get spring fever and buy plants to slowly kill by neglect or overwatering during the summer. Lucky for you, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is having a soil and plant sale this Sunday May 12th and next Sunday from 11-5pm at 44 Eagle Street. Transplants and soil from McEnroe Farm. The farm is also open for your viewing pleasure.
Your dreams of having a Bluth Banana can finally come true next week. On Monday from 11AM-6PM the stand will be in NYC after spending some time in London this week. It will be located on 50th street and 6th Ave (diagonal from Radio City), they will be giving out free frozen bananas! Hopefully Mr. Manager (we just say manager) will attend at some point. You can follow Arrested Development on twitter for updates.
Statistically, at least according to an informal survey of bar patrons I conducted last weekend, Williamsburg and Bushwick are home to more musicians than most other parts of the city. Which should mean that all of us are more than familiar with the tired trope of the struggling musician who’s just waiting to be signed: the bands playing to the same group of 20 friends each week, and somehow guilt you into paying that $5 cover almost every time; your drummer who hops from piss-stained mattress to piss-stained couch while he’s waiting for his “big break”; that 300-press of your band’s CD you made that you’re now using as a nightstand. As much as New York is the place we all come to dream big, it’s also the place we watch those dreams, and our bank accounts, slowly shrivel and die.
Enter Williamsburg-based music industry veterans Jesse Cannon and Todd Thomas. Cannon has not only been producing and managing bands for more than a decade, with groups like Animal Collective, The Misfits, The Cure, Leftover Crack, The Menzingers and Man Overboard; he, along with his partner Thomas, has been covering the way the music industry ‘s been rapidly changing on his blog, musformation.com. And just this week, the two of them decided to turn that blog into a comprehensive, 700-page look and DIY guide to the real way the music industry works today: Get More Fans: the DIY Guide to the New Music Business.
Good News! The weekend is so close and I can feel the freedom calling. The partying doesn’t stop with this second end of the work week in May. With Cameo Gallery setting things off right tomorrow with Hot Creation’s PBR Streetgang, you can dance straight until Sunday when Mister Saturday Night opens the Gowanus Grove to the warm weather. The five events selected below are truly a testament to the top notch assortment of artists NYC venues have begun to showcase to the masses. If this weekend stands as the start of quality day and nightlife to come this summer, one can only be glad to be here in the city and nowhere else!
Williamsburg cyclist Rafael Huerta named the video he uploaded from his GoPro camera ‘Not a pleasant ride home’ for a reason. From Read the rest of this entry »
For the last few years, SnackyTunes brothers Darin & Greg Bresnitz have hosted a summer barbecue series where chefs cook food that they don’t make at their restaurants, in a casual setting. Last year, the people from Mable’s Smokehouse, and St. Anselm all joined the party.
The series returns next Tuesday, May 14 at Good Co. in Williamsburg with a meal prepared by Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver andAndrew Gerson, who is the brewery’s first house chef (he joined the team just a few months ago). Garrett and Andrew will be cooking a Middle Eastern-inspired meal with things like lamb skewers, Israeli couscous, and a braised cabbage salad with apples. Dinner with a Brooklyn Summer Ale is $10, and the party will feature a DJ set by Turing Machine.
The event will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Grab your tickets here.
The 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn concert series at the Prospect Park Bandshell includes some great free shows including Big Boi, Mavis Staples and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. There are also five paid ticketed shows for Beck, Robert Plant, The Roots/Jim James, Belle and Sebastian, and Barenaked Ladies/Ben Folds. Decide which shows to ride the G train to with the full list below Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a little Sonic Youth diddy called “Silver Rocket” from when they played Battery Park on 4th of July back in 2008.