The Buke & Gass duo, featuring Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, highlights precisely what’s frustrating about small scene independent sound these days from New York to Portland – they always leave us wanting more.
The past decade for New York-based independent labels has either been rough going or a coming out party that no one saw coming. It is not easy to trace how every tiny label arrived at this point, right down to the micro-trends littering Brooklyn’s past decade in music, but there are two labels in particular that might offer the perfect snapshot of Brooklyn 2001 and Brooklyn 2010.
Tamar Korn has performed professionally for Cangelosi Cards for many years, paying melodic homage to jazz and country tunes from the ’20s and ’30s.
Guitarist Lenny Kaye talks about ‘the old internet’ and why he’s not on Facebook at the launch party for FortnightJournal.com plus the rocker’s extra special millennial-era rendition of Gloria, the so-called National Anthem of Rock n’ Roll.
We caught up with local rockers Outernational a few times this year, most notably for a recent acoustic performance at Bar 4. That acoustic performance and our interview with singer Miles Solay turned into the premiere episode of our new video series profiling local musicians (click to watch). What we did not know at the time was that the guys would be previewing their acoustic set before heading to nearby Southpaw to share a stage with Shilpa Ray and Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye on November 11 for our evening to benefit FortnightJournal.com.
Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers ended a late afternoon set at Knitting Factory during CMJ with Shilpa Ray stepping away from her harmonium and pogoing wildly, stabbing the air like a child throwing a tantrum. The whole orchestral molotov should fit perfectly at Southpaw on November 11 when the band shares a bill with locals Outernational and Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye at a benefit show for FortnightJournal.com, sponsored by BrooklyntheBorough.com.
Performance artist, producer and director Sini Anderson appeared last month at the Franklin Park Reading Series and recently announced she is directing a documentary about her long time friend Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre fame.
At the Forgetters show last Thursday, Blake Schwarzenbach and bandmates ex-Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and bassist Caroline Paquita from Bitchin’ played a solid show at the Bell House, punctuated by short and sweet Hamlet riffs. Watch the video here.
Hours before his bandmates were due to arrive at Public Assembly, Tavo Carbone shared his musical influences, his affinity for the glockenspiel and just what Mister Rogers and Horse’s Mouth have in common. (Note: the revelation left me so befuddled I found it unnecessary to have it further explained.) Wrap your head around it after the jump!