SLIDELUCK Staten Island Recap

Text by Jen Plaskowitz Photos by David Deng “My hat is off to all who made their way to my home, Clear Comfort, Saturday evening; Staten Island has always been difficult to get to but I think we all agree that it was well worth the journey to witness the celebration of Women’s Work put on by Slideluck and the Alice Austen House (I wonder if they know about me…).  A special toast of Summer Ale should be raised to the older gentlelady who traveled all the way from the Bronx and arrived two hours early to watch a talkie about my life;  I especially liked her hat.” The spirit of Alice Austen was definitely present as over 200 people sat down …

Cheese Pairing | Week of July 21st

Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome with Adelegger. Meaty, nutty, and complex, this cheese is part of the German new wave of alpine cheeses. It’s nuttiness will pair well with the fruitiness of the brew. Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at

RL Grime releasing debut LP, made a video, going on tour, playing Terminal 5 (dates)

RL Grime at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) RL Grime has a handful of impressive EPs, remixes and more under his belt, and he’s now finally set to release his debut full length this year via WeDidIt (more details TBA). He recently put out its first single “Core,” which you can watch the video of (dir. David Rudnick & Daniel Swan) below. RL Grime also announced a tour, dubbed the Void Tour, which brings him to NYC …

SBTRKT announces new album, shares song feat. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig (listen)

by Andrew Sacher It’s been three years since SBTRKT released his excellent debut album — though he’s put out things like an instrumental EP and a live album in that time — and he’s now finally announced its followup, Wonder Where We Land. He also shared the new song “New Dorp, New York,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on lead vocals. It’s a pretty wacky cut that’s a step sideways from his debut LP and not very Vampire Weekend-like either. It just premiered on BBC Radio 1, and you can listen to Details of My Life’s radio rip (via Pitchfork) below. LP teaser video below too. Continue

Quintron and Miss Pussycat announce new LP, fall tour dates

New Orleans duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat have a new album coming out this fall, details of which have yet to be revealed. We do know, however, that they’ll be touring North American in support of it, including a NYC stop at Baby’s All Right on November 29. Tickets to that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below. Continue reading “Quintron and Miss Pussycat announce new LP, fall tour dates” at brooklynvegan

The Rentals release second song from new album; Weezer share ‘Back to the Shack’

Matt Sharp’s band The Rentals, whose line-up these days includes Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig as well as Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, will release their long-awaited (15 years) new album, Lost in Alphaville, on August 26. They’ve just released a second track from the album, “1000 Seasons,” which is an ode to making a connection in today’s hyper-connected world. Stream it below. Still no tour dates announced Meanwhile, Matt’s old band, Weezer, also released the studio version of riff-rocker “Back to the Shack,” which is the first single for their new album, from their new album, Everything Will Be All Right…

Only in Brooklyn: Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump – CTV News

CTV NewsOnly in Brooklyn: Supper club salvages foods destined for the dumpCTV NewsDreamed up by a design and social innovation student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, 16 guests sign up to voluntarily dine inside a retrofitted dumpster and tuck into a multi-course meal made with ingredients like overripe bananas, warty …and more »

Steve Carell to produce Brooklyn Family Robinson –

TV3.ieSteve Carell to produce Brooklyn Family RobinsonTV3.ieThe comedian, who is best known for his starring roles in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' and comedy series 'The Office', is to produce the project with Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres, his partners at Carousel Productions. The Hollywood …and more »

Guide to Downtown Brooklyn Pre-College Programs

You’ve heard us plug time and time again the neighborhood’s position as New York City’s College Town, with 11 colleges and 60,000 students attending school here. But did you know that Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges also offer a number of year-round pre-college programs? More than 40 offerings in all, in fact, focusing on grades K-12, with primary emphasis on high schoolers. See below for a full list of programs and contact information to learn more: Berkeley College Collective Source Partnership: A career seminar/mentorship program with high school juniors and seniors who are average (B and …

Brooklyn Brewery x The Bowery Presents: A Night on the Town Giveaway

Brooklyn Brewery & The Bowery Presents want you to have a great Saturday night, and we’ve got the giveaway to prove it. Up from grabs are 10 Tasting Room beer tokens and two tickets to The Antlers on Saturday, July 26th.  You and your +1 can kick back with some beers on us during Public Hours from 12-8pm before heading over to Webster Hall for the show. On tour for their newest release, Familiars, The Antlers have been garnering critical acclaim …

What’s going on Wednesday? (Neutral Milk Hotel, Bl’ast, Witch, Danny Brown, The Fresh & Onlys, Matmos, more)

Danny Brown at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights… Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Prospect Park Bandshell While Jeff Mangum hasn’t released any new music since 1998′s In The Aeoplane Over the Sea, nobody really seems to mind now seeing how he and NMH are finally playing shows again, and many people are getting to hear those songs live for the first time. Following this past winter’s…