Courier Life’s


December, 2011

Park Slope

Want soul? You’ll be going up with OTiS

The Park Slope-based outfit is determined to let the world know that Brooklyn’s got a soul scene — even though you might not know it. Comment.

November, 2011

Prospect Heights

Burlesque-Dixieland fusion!

Rosie 151, the Red Hook Ramblers and the Way Station — perfect together. Comment.

October, 2011

Brighton Beach

Commie classics! Brooklyn Philharmonic brings Soviet-era cartoons to life

The Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform original soundtracks to six Soviet-era cartoons — while the animated shorts are screened next week. Comment.

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Carroll Gardens

Tom Chapin’s food for thought

Learn about the joys and pitfalls of nosh while listening to food-forward music by Tom Chapin at the Brooklyn Food Coalition food fair and concert at PS 58. Comment.
Park Slope

Marc Ribot rocks ‘The Kid’ this Saturday at PS 10

Brooklyn-based composer and experimental guitar guru Marc Ribot will perform his original musical score to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” live at a screening of the film at PS 10 in the South Slope on Oct. 15. Comment.

September, 2011

Columbia St Waterfront

Kid rock! Super Sonic Kindie Music Festival makes waves on Saturday

A children’s music festival featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and Karen K and the Jitterbugs is coming to the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment.

August, 2011


They’ve got the beat!

Ska legends The English Beat come to Brooklyn on Sept. 2. Get ready to skank. Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’

You won’t go Austro-hungry at the Vienna Music Film Festival on Monday

This event includes opera, music, film and wienerschnitzel. Comment.
Fort Greene

Seeing Green! Cee Lo headlines this weekend’s free Afro-Punk Festival

You’d be foolish to pass up this two-day music extravanganza at Commodore Barry Park. Comment.
Red Hook

Our competition sponsors a music festival — and we cover it

Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment.
Ditmas Park

Catch a true jazz legend — and his seven-string guitar — on Thursday

Charlie Hunter hits Sycamore. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Girl talk: The Bandana Splits are one charming throwback

The trio celebrates the release of its debut album at, naturally, a soda fountain. Comment.
Coney Island

Get up, stand up at Coney’s Aug. 14 reggae party

Let’s get together and feel all right (in Coney). Comment.

July, 2011

Park Slope

Sufjan Stevens two-times us! Artist adds second ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ show

You’ve enjoyed a whole summer of free concerts, now here’s a chance to give back — again. Comment.
Park Slope

Catch ‘Dengue Fever’ at Southpaw next week

Sure, some of the songs are in Khmer, but this Cambodian surf-pop band rocks! Comment.

Talking about that old-time tradition

The roots enthusiasts that make up the Union Street Preservation Society were born about 100 years too late. Comment.
Park Slope

He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Leave the stroller at home and dance at this kid-friendly concert. Comment.

Q-Tip headlines hip-hop fest

The influential leader headlines the DUMBO extravaganza this weekend. Comment.
Coney Island

Marty loves rock ‘n’ roll!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Beep’s free summer concert series on July 14. Comment.

Rock out at Rock Beach this summer

A hipster concert series is coming to Floyd Bennett Field. You read that right. Comment.
Park Slope

Our Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: Los Lobos

This band still has it after more than 30 years on the Chicano rock scene. Comments (1).

June, 2011


Ladybug Transistor is back

That quirky Ditmas Park-obsessed New Wave band is back at the Knitting Factory on July 6. Comment.

That ‘Transitor’ sound

The Ladybug Transistor has been making albums in Brooklyn before Williamsburg was cool, wearing its new wave influences on its sleeve. But to really get a sense of what it’s all about, we leave that up to the math of the Algo-rhythm. Comment.

Brooklyn Philharmonic wants to give you free summer concerts

The New York Philharmonic dropped the baton, so, of course, Brooklyn is going to pick it up. Comment.
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