The music video for Shadow is a trip back to 1979 through the eyes of an introverted photo assistant who’s becomes far from camera shy when a nude model arrives on set. It’s written and directed by Ryan O’Hara Theisen who is a filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, he sent over his thoughts on it.
MOVEMENT is a brand new monthly party at Loreley in Williamsburg. Veteran DJs Ayesha Adamo and Cecil Grey are on the decks all night on third Wednesdays. Here’s a soundcloud of his inaugural set.
The business savvy songstress, returned to her fans after four years of silence, came at her audience with a powerful message and they were ready to listen. On the eve of May Day, also the release of her second album Master of My Make-Believe (Downtown/Atlantic), her songs ring true as dark pop with a worldly punk twist, burrowing deep into our souls and forcing modicums of truth into the ether that sorely need recognition.
The brutal reaction of police towards #occupywallstreet protestors in New York City, of campus police at UC Davis to students, and in many instances around the country have only inspired thousands more to fill American streets with their voices. That inspiration, a reawakening within the spirit and mind, is contagious – in my case, it came at a personal cost many years ago.
The New York based singer-songwriter and accompanist is ironically the least recognizable name in a cadre of New York musicians slowly approaching marquee status and it was great to finally catch his solo act. With so many opportunities Bartlett is able to do what he wants with little regret or anything that resembles a shell. Here’s how he keeps busy.
Brooklyn’s O’Death release their third LP Outside on Ernest Jenning Record Company after a tumultuous year-long hiatus and a clean bill of health.
And now, a follow up. BrooklynTheBorough.com noted a Lou and Laurie sighting in December when local duo Buke & Gass played a homecoming show at Mercury Lounge. We had no idea the evening would end with the couple asking the band out for slices of pizza – or a full blown collaboration.
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.