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December, 2012


Tuff on the ears!

For maximum results, don’t use protection of any kind. Comment.
Park Slope

Tomorrow! Grandaddy rocker hits Brooklyn to sing about robots and milkshakes

Jason Lytle hates touring, he hates waiting around between shows, and he hates answering the phone — when it’s nice out. Comment.
Prospect Heights

‘Rolling Stones’ rock, roll at Barclays Center

A controversial rhythm and blues band from Britain is coming to Brooklyn. Comment.

November, 2012


Best folk friends forever

Formed in the youthful days of college, Bombadil is a North Carolina pop-folk quartet that has survived the years by sticking to what matters — the music. Comment.

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Rosanne Cash sings for Red Hook

Now you can square dance for a cause. Comment.

Vinyl variety show

Scratch if you’ve got an itch for a good time. Comment.

It’s Fat Tuesday on a Saturday!

“Joy now” is a pretty good mantra. Comment.

Jam from the past

Friends who play together, stay together. Comment.

October, 2012


Yiddish rockstars

Mazel tov! Comment.

A zombie version of Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash famously sang he shot a man just to watch him die — but did he eat the guy’s brains? Comments (1).

The band electric: Synth-heavy musicians are live wires

Tech virtuosos take live jam sessions to a sublime level. Comment.

PIano on his grave: an American pianist is getting a new monument

An influential pianist will be a part of one last concert: 142 years after his death. Comment.

Family drama: A raucous folk band brings the theatrics

A gathering of kinfolk is liable to stir up a scene. Comment.
Park Slope

Kicking up dust: Depression–era Guthrie sings in Park Slope

Woody Guthrie walks — and apparently he sounds a bit like the Boss. Comment.

September, 2012

Atlantic Yards

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comment.
Park Slope

Tonight: Everybody chicha!

Partying on Monday night sounds as inconceivable as shimmying to Wagner — but a six-piece “chicha” band is doing both in Park Slope. Comment.

Folk party! Brooklyn celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday in song

Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie. Comment.

August, 2012


Imagine Guns N’ Roses — in fishnets

It’s exactly like Guns N’ Roses — except with panty-hose. Comment.

Playing a Parton

If you want Dolly Parton, a Brooklyn band has got her covered. Comments (2).
Prospect Heights

Tomorrow! Haitian fusion music will cast a spell on you

These tunes will cast a spell on you. Comment.

July, 2012

Park Slope

Muppets invade Propspect Park

Bring your kids, but only if they have good taste in singing puppets. Comment.

Discover cool music at this concert series — held inside a maze!

Make like Pac-Man in this a-maze-ing month-long concert series. Comment.
Park Slope

Folk-punk group comes to Brooklyn

Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming to Union Hall in Park Slope — and they’re bringing their patented folk-punk style with them. Comment.

Road trippin’ parents play Brooklyn

Living out of a trailer and touring the country, musical duo Hymn for Her is part one-man-band, part mexican wrestling. Comment.

Toad the Wet Sprocket to play Brooklyn!

Get out your hankies: Toad the Wet Sprocket are about to unload two decades of emotional honesty on our borough. Comment.

June, 2012


Enter Kool Keith’s weird world

He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (1).

The ‘Sword’ is mightier! GZA performs legendary album live

GZA’s legendary record “Liquid Swords” belongs alongside the classics like Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” and Joyce’s “Ulysses” — but unlike those other works of literary genius, there’s a good chance you’ll actually make it through this one. Comment.

May, 2012


Bieber to play Barclays!

You better Beliebe it! Comment.
Boerum Hill

Youth chorus turns 20

Consistent for 20 years, these young singers have shared the stage with the stars and are performing in their home town this spring with relish. Comment.

March, 2012


This Ramone remains

Marky Ramone to play the old hits at the Bell House. Comment.

Apple in stereo: Fiona comes to W’burg

The current wave of ’90s nostalgia has reached its crest — everyone is wearing flannel, “Beavis and Butthead” is on the air again, and, most importantly, Fiona Apple is back. Comment.

February, 2012


Don’t lay off this ‘Whisky!’

Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion pay homage to Johnny Cash. Comments (1).

January, 2012


All uke need is love!

The Beatles Complete on Ukelele marathon is back, so break out your tiny guitar and get ready to rock. Comment.

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