...this one on The Green Building, at 450 Union St. in Gowanus, the site of many of Gemini and Scorpio party. Follow the progress here.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Photo by Stefano Giovannini
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
When not speaking at the Brooklyn Museum, Shepard Fairey took over the upstairs bar area at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this past weekend, creating a one-of-a-kind permanent installation of two murals on adjoining walls.
Listening to a playlist including Metallica, Fugazi, and Band of Horses, Fairey pasted posters featuring images demonstrating his disdain for the dysfunctional democracy and the need for campaign finance reform.
The murals are the only indoor artwork that Fairey is creating to support his exhibition and will be first viewed by the public at Hellyeah’s show tonight at 9 pm.
The Music Hall of Williamsburg is located at 66 N. Sixth Street between Kent and Wythe avenues.
Photos by Gregg Greenwood
Monday, April 26, 2010
Some African flavor is coming to Williamsburg tonight with the first “Rock the Bowl” fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl.
Afrobeat band Antibalas, Geologist from Animal Collective, and the casts of “Fela!” and “The Lion King” will perform to raise money for the Ubuntu Education Fund, which supports children in
The event will feature South African-inspired cuisine by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, an open bar and surprise guests. This night of entertainment, food, drinks and bowling will help to provide over 40,000 children and their families with life-saving HIV support services.
Rock the Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl (
Friday, April 23, 2010
Lots to do this weekend. Here's a look at what's going on in a neighborhood near you (and to try something new, we'll be noting things by neighborhood!):
The Brooklyn Museum held its gala last night, the highlight of which was the smashing of the giant Andy Warhol piñata.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
La Strada offered a glimpse of its romanticized indie sound in its 2008 self-titled EP.
Now, the band has spent time in the studio and release a full-length debut this month, expanding from the EP to include poppier additions.
But to really get a sense of what the new album, “New Home,” is like, we leave that up to our exclusive Mus-o-meter.
Take the old-world vibes of Beirut’s 2006 debut, “Gulag Orkestar.” Then add …
The languid vocal stylings of Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1996 debut “On Avery Island.” Then add …
The playful instrumentation of Badly Drawn Boy’s “The House of Bewilderbeast.”
The result? La Strada’s debut, “New Home.”
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
These aren’t your typical grandparents.
While their peers are sitting in rocking chairs, Young@Heart, a chorus of senior citizens is rocking out, singing choral renditions of songs by artists from the Clash to Coldplay.
They bring their latest show, “End of the Road,” to St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO starting April 21 for a nearly two-week run.
"The Chorus alternately breaks your heart and breaks you up with songs that are illuminated by their age and what they bring to them – songs by The Pixies, the Traveling Wilburys, the Buzzcocks, Lou Reed, and more," said Susan Feldman, artistic director of St. Ann's.
The group, which has members ranging in age from 73 to almost 90, has been performing for almost 30 years, with members ranging from theater professionals to enthusiastic amateurs — though all share a love of performing and a vitality that would put some teenagers to shame. Previous performances have included songs by OutKast, the Beatles, Lou Reed, Radiohead, the Ramones and Jimi Hendrix.
The group was featured in the critically-acclaimed 2008 documentary, “Young@Heart,” which chronicles the group rehearsing in preparation for a performance in their hometown. They sing through illnesses, tragedies and deaths within their group, giving new meaning to the phrase “the show must go on.”
The seniors have even gone viral, with their irreverent music videos of “I Want to be Sedated,” by the Ramones and “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees receiving hundreds of thousands of YouTube views.
These octogenarians have taken their popularity on the road, racking up frequent flyer miles by touring in Europe, Canada and Australia. Despite being based in Northampton, Mass., the Brooklyn show marks the US premiere of “End of the Road.”
Unabashedly co-opting the songs of youth culture, Young@Heart’s performance can be sassy, joyful and touching, and always lively. “End of the Road” is sure to have audience members singing and dancing, from the young to the, well, you know.
Young@Heart in “End of the Road” at St. Ann’s Warehouse [38 Water St. between Main and Dock streets, (718) 254-8779] April 21 – May 1. Tickets $32–$75. For info, visit www.stannswarehouse.org and www.youngatheartchorus.com.
— Elizabeth Dana
We love the work by Matt Kish, who every day is drawing a page of "Moby Dick" (hear, and see, more about the project tonight at Pete's Candy Store's Open City Dialogue lecture series).
Fun Fact: Kish was inspired in part by Smith in his own illustration project, which was shown in its entirety in the Whitney Museum's 2004 Biennial and is now in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Friday, April 16, 2010
First off - sorry we missed last week's roundup. Things got a little swamped leading up to the weekend. But there's lots going on this week that we'd love to share. Here's a look at what's happening in a neighborhood near you:
Sunday, April 18