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Anna Calvi, Eleanor Friedberger, New Moods at BV Holiday Party 12.13.11

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Needless to say, the blinding sea of frail Brooklyn whiteness—on and off stage—could not make proper kinesthetic sense of Friedberger’s off-tempo art-rock. On stage, she seamlessly coupled the warmth of Patti Smith with the outlandish glamour of Kate Bush, while playing songs that she must have discovered somewhere in Bowie’s k-hole

14 Dec 2011 | 1 comment | More

Holiday Plans: Fiery Furnaces’ Frontwoman in Brooklyn

Fresh off her tours with The Kills and Wild Flag, the Firey Furnaces frontwoman returns to Brooklyn for two nights. Eleanor Friedberger will be at Gowanus’ favorite high school gymnasium on December 8th, this time without her veteran mother superiors.

6 Dec 2011 | More

Two Throbbing Nights of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2011 This Weekend

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According to ancient lore, a race of cephalopod humanoids have been enslaved by their two-armed humanoid brethren when Atlantis dried …Read the Rest

8 Nov 2011 | More

Man Man and My New Blue Kazoo at Williamsburg Music Hall, 6.01.11

I found this intriguing paragraph on the site kazoos.com and have to share it with any Man Man fans who may read this, since most of us at the show probably passed by their merch table and picked up a free plastic kazoo, courtesy of the band…

3 Jun 2011 | More

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2010: Glow Sticks, Plaid and Fur Are De Rigueur

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The bass traveling through the stage upstairs nearly pummeled us into the floor as we entered the basement of Music Hall of Williamsburg for the start of BEMF 2010. The girders were creaking and the studs were moaning…

21 Dec 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Big Pink: Decidedly Urban

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The Big Pink’s first unofficial show in NYC, a VIP night at Mercury Lounge last June, was almost their last on American soil. Though main members Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell had just spent time in the city producing A Brief History of Love at Electric Lady Studios…

23 Feb 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Hot Rats at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 1.13.10

The Hot Rats, (name borrowed from Frank Zappa’s album of the same name), strutted into Brooklyn on a Tuesday night, …Read the Rest

14 Jan 2010 | More

Mew at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bklyn, 8.24.09

After a two-year absence, dynamic Danish trio Mew returned to the stage in New York at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of …Read the Rest

25 Aug 2009 | More

Noah and the Whale and Ferraby Lionheart at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2.21.09

When Noah and the Whale walk on stage, they bring a cornucopia of appealing resonance. With verbose lyrics and instruments …Read the Rest

23 Feb 2009 | More