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Brooklyn’s Got the Cure for the Wintertime Blues

by February 2, 2017 | Features
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The cold weeks ahead include such warm celebratory occasions as Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day and the ushering in of (at last!) spring. Brooklyn’s myriad of music venues offer plenty of ways to celebrate these events — and virtually every day in between –with a mix of local artists and noteworthy performers from beyond the borough.... read article

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Becca Stevens: REGINA Album Release Party / Jess Best

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BRIC Arts Media House
Thursday, March 30 , 2017 at 8: 00 PM
$ 15.00 in advance / $ 18.00 at door-General Admission

Becca Stevens’ style has always evaded categorization, and with Regina, even more so. One hears pop, rock, R&B and funk side-by-side with traditional Appalachian and British folk, classical, world music, and jazz. Intricate instrumentation and rhythms seamlessly intertwine with vocals and melodies that work their way into your brain. Stevens has been compared to Bjork, St Vincent, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell and is certainly making her mark on the international music scene in a big way, establishing herself as a long term and important artist for the future.

Starting the night off is Jess Best, whose delicate, yet soulful vocals carry influences from the likes of Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder, as well as songstress Joni Mitchell. Jess weaves together a sound that is deeply rooted in soul and r&b while also fearlessly jumping into the pop end of the pool.

 

WILLIE NILE / Billy Walton Band

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Brooklyn Bowl
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at  8:00 PM
$ 12.00-advance / $ 15.00-at door- General Admission

Willie Nile has been one of rock-and-roll music’s best kept secrets for more than three decades. This iconic and talented steward of power guitar chords always puts on legendary live performances , with drummer Alex Alexander, lead guitarist Matt Hogan and bassist Johnny Pisano. This show should feature a generous helping of tracks from at his new album, The Innocent Ones, which is about to be released.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Willie now calls New York City home and the likes of Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch  and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

The Billy Walton Band,  fixtures in the Jersey Shore music scene, will open what  promises to be a rip roaring night of rock and roll music to remember .

 

  1. Thursday, March 30, 2017
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    Combat Jazz

    Hank’s Saloon
    9:00pm
  2. Friday, March 31, 2017
    Littlefield

    Climbing PoeTree

    Littlefield
    8:30pm
  3. Friday, March 31, 2017
    Union Hall

    SecretFormula presents the 90’s Alternative Sing-Along

    Union Hall
    9:30pm
  4. Friday, March 31, 2017
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    Dawn Drake & ZapOte

    The Way Station
    10:00pm
  5. Saturday, April 1, 2017
    BAM

    A Nonesuch Celebration

    BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
    7:30pm
  6. Monday, April 3, 2017
    Knitting Factory

    The NYChillharmonic, Little Kruta, Anbessa Orchestra

    Knitting Factory
    8:00pm