Courier Life’s


July, 2015

Park Slope

Pop shots: Performer takes aim at the history of American music

This costumed chameleon is breathing new life into some threadbare tunes. Comment.
Park Slope

Dawn at dusk: Southern singer Dawn Landes plays Friday night in Prospect Park

It is a show to celebrate! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Arockalypse!: Time-travelling Sky Captains warn of future catastrophes

The end is nigh! Comment.

String theory: String band Bellehouse drops new album

This band isn’t just stringing its audience along. Comment.
Prospect Heights

The Height stuff: Musicians stream to music fest in Prospect Heights

They are taking this music scene to new Heights! Comment.

L station to station: This music app only plays on the Williamsburg Bridge

It is radio-reactive. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Mix tape: a varied selection from the festival

This whimsical duo creates folksy harmonies with humor. The group has also been known to cover beloved rap songs at past Way Station gigs. Comment.

Making hits: Violent Femmes footage punches up music doc

The movie was missing something, so they had to add it up. Comments (1).

Touch the Sky: Rapper Skyzoo reaches out to his hometown audience

There is no place like home. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

It’s Gee-nius!: George Gee Swing Orchestra kicks of concert series

Don’t rain on his parade! Comments (1).

June, 2015


Color coordination: Rock stars and color guards team up

These artists are changing the color guard. Comment.

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Prospect Heights

Funk yeah! Chaka Khan kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn

The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment.

May, 2015


Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comment.

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comment.

The big bang! Massive drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Talk about a birthday bash! Comment.
Fort Greene

Mexican musicians to play tribute to Morrissey

How soon is ahora? Comment.

April, 2015

Prospect Heights

Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comment.

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comment.

March, 2015


Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment.

Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comment.
Fort Greene

Traditional Japanese drummers to put their backs into it at BAM

It’s the pound of music. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Blow the house down: Harmonica virtuoso to play Bay Ridge

This guy really harps on. Comment.

I want you back! Singer revives Motown shows from classic Brooklyn theaters

You don’t need to hear it through the grapevine — you can hear it in Brooklyn! Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comment.

Flatbush concert celebrates Woody Guthrie’s Jewish, Coney songs

We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment.

February, 2015


Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment.
Park Slope

Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comment.

Greenpoint duo Young Ejecta shoots for the stars

Young Ejecta is poised to launch into synthpop superstardom — but it would settle for a one-hit wonder. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Off-beat: Drummer Andrew Drury releases two unusual albums in one night

On one album, he plays with a bamboo shish-kabob skewer. Comment.
Fort Greene

Shaggy brings romance to Brooklyn for Valentine’s Day

Mr. Boombastic is about to get extra romantic. Comments (1).

January, 2015


They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment.

Tale of the tape: Two Johns vs. Two Dollar Bill

Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment.

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comment.

The reel thing: Bushwick recording studio releases cassette tape

Bust out your boom box and get your fingers ready for some manual rewinding. Comment.
Park Slope

Zlatne Uste brings the Balkan beat back to Park Slope

The folk music fest returns to Grand Prospect Hall. Comment.

’90s Brooklyn rockers Dead Air reuniting for one night only

After 20 years of dead air, they’re making noise again. Comment.

December, 2014


Celebrate 2015 again with New Queers Eve

This New Years Eve party is so alternative, it is happening on Jan. 3. Comment.
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