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Brooklyn Hip Hop Artist ‘Kota the Friend’ Talks To Billboard Magazine About Importance of Being Independent

photo @GeoffLevy Kota the Friend, from Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, is an Independent Hip Hop Artist who, by all accounts,  is certainly on the rise and included in most Grammy nomination discussions, for his 2019 album, FOTO. Billboard Magazine just conducted a great interview with Kota the Friend, in which he gives real insight about what …

Beers With(out) Beards Festival coming to North Brooklyn in August

Because beer doesn’t have to be about bros, don’t miss this great festival on Saturday, August 10. From the eventbrite page: In 2018, Hop Culture threw the first annual Beers With(out) Beards Festival, the country’s biggest celebration of women in the beer industry. This year, we’ve been joined by Yakima Chief Hops to make the event even better! This ticketed tasting festival will be held at The Well in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, August 10th, and will feature 20+ …

See You At Stonewall: Stacy Lentz

To celebrate Stonewall 50 and WorldPride in NYC, we gathered a group of remarkable people with their own Stonewall stories to tell. Read them all in our blog, and say hello when you see them at Stonewall. As a co-owner of The Stonewall Inn and CEO of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, Stacy Lentz channels decades of outspoken activism to make the world better for LGBTQ+ people. At a young age, however, that never seemed possible. “I grew up in a small Christian town in the middle of a cornfield in Kansas,” she says. “I never thought I’d be able to come out without being scared to death of the social …

See You At Stonewall: Kurt Kelly

To celebrate Stonewall 50 and WorldPride in NYC, we gathered a group of remarkable people with their own Stonewall stories to tell. Read them all in our blog, and say hello when you see them at Stonewall. “How did I get involved with Stonewall? Well…I bought the place.” Even coming off a week of travel and press interviews and “running on zero sleep,” Kurt Kelly is quick with his jokes. The co-owner of The Stonewall Inn has to be, as he’s one of the most recognizable…

Find Us in Denver at Slow Food Nations

This weekend we’re headed to the Mile High City for Slow Food Nations 2019, an international festival celebrating farmers, chefs, and all people who love good food. This year it’s being held in Denver from July 19-21, and the theme we’re exploring is ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation.’ Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization dedicated to preserving local food cultures and traditions, counteracting the rise of fast life, and educating people about the food they eat and where it comes from. So you can expect that they’d throw a pretty killer food festival featuring dinners, demonstrations, and plenty of beer from yours truly. Our relationship with Slow Food goes way back to when our Brewmaster Garrett Oliver worked alongside…

East Brooklyn Jazz Series @ Fusion East Kicks Off Tuesday July 30 With Afro-Cuban-Jazz Featuring Afrazz Trio

photo courtesy Reverbnation Brooklyn Buzz and Fusion East Caribbean Soul Restaurant & Bar are collaborating on the East Brooklyn Jazz Series @ Fusion East, on the last Tuesday of every month, beginning July 30, 2019. The first show of the series will feature Afro-Cuban-Jazz by the Afrazz Trio. There’s No Cover Charge, but you are expected to purchase a meal and/or drinks. Every …

Levi’s Tailor Shop Brooklyn kicks off customization & music series this weekend

SPONSORED POST As part of a summer-long monthly series, Levi’s® will be hosting The Griggs Brothas at their Brooklyn store this weekend. FREE custom-made patches and embroidery by The Griggs Brothas will be available with any purchase. A great opportunity to customize your denim and more throughout the summer. They’ve curated a wonderful line up of musical acts for the monthly series, so stop by and get your gear game on! More details below: CUSTOMIZATION HOURS Fri July…

Brooklyn’s Queen of the Blues: Beareather Reddy Birthday Celebration Friday July 19

Beareather Reddy Birthday Celebration When: Friday July 19, 2019 (Doors open 9pm) Where: The Cutting Room – 44 E. 32nd St. NY NY 10016 Tickets Here Beareather Reddy, vocalist/songwriter/actress/producer, is a native of Sylvania, Georgia, received a B.A. in performance arts from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Ms. Reddy has also performed in such …

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal round up

Off the next two weeks to track vox for something new (metal!) and wedding duty (not metal!), so sip this one slow.  WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Portent (Gilead Media), the cauterizing new full-length from middle west black metal collective False. Comprised of four hypercoaster epics, Portent is Six Flags for sad kids, with False operating, as they always have, at the intersection of breakneck and bucolic. There are lovely, epic movements bisected by katana riffage and …

See You At Stonewall: Tatenda Ngwaru

To celebrate Stonewall 50 and WorldPride in NYC, we gathered a group of remarkable people with their own Stonewall stories to tell. Read them all in our blog, and say hello when you see them at Stonewall. As an intersex activist, Tatenda Ngwaru strongly believes in speaking out truthfully. “I remember seeing someone use a microphone, and being drawn to it.” She says, “I wanted to be loud, and to speak my truth.” But for much of her life growing up in Zimbabwe, that outspoken drive literally risked her life. Intersex people are born with ambiguous organs, so sex cannot be determined at birth…