BACK IN THE DAY: BROOKLYN MUSIC MILESTONES – JUNE 2016
June 1, 2010: Treats, noise pop duo Sleigh Bells’ first studio album, is released in the U.S. The 11 tracks were produced at the Treefort Recording Studio in Downtown Brooklyn.
June 13-15, 1975: It’s a three-night double bill of Brooklyn natives at The Bottom Line with headliner Al Kooper and opening act Elliot Laurie. Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood Sweat & Tears) was touring in support of his recently released anthology LP, Al’s Big Deal – Unclaimed Freight. Laurie is best known for the song “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Looking Glass.
June 16, 1991: Local gothic/doom metal legends Type O Negative release their debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard, recorded at Systems Two in Kensington.
June 17, 1971: Carole King’s Tapestry begins a 15-week run as the number one album in the land, setting a record for a female solo artist that would stand for 22 years.
June 17, 2009: On the strength of their clever song and video “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” Williamsburg-based alternative hip-hop duo Das Racist merits a lengthy interview in The Village Voice.
June 27-29, 2008: Jay Z, Neil Diamond, MGMT, The National, St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer represent Brooklyn on a mostly British bill at the massive Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.