A rapper from the Marcy Projects is playing eight nights at a professional sports arena on Atlantic Avenue. A North 11th street bowling alley and concert venue is opening a second location on the Vegas strip. This could be the lead for yet another “Brooklyn has arrived” piece for the NY Times. Instead, it’s a lead for a neighborhood blog whose weekly concert recommendation post is contextually two parts existential-crisis and one part bemused excitement.
I refuse to pen yet another “Brooklyn has arrived” hype piece, or conversely, a “Brooklyn is over” takedown; though it’s serendipitous that the most blogged about shows this week are the very same notions personified.
Animal Collective play our most blogged about show for the week, and they’re bringing their enigmatic live show to the very same stage Counting Crows played earlier this summer, on Friday night. Flying Lotus has become the standard-bearer of electronic music here in 2012, and he plays Bowery Presents’ grandest stage on Sunday.