May 26, 2016 by
Flatbush_Zombies_photo by Tiffany Komon for The Come Up Show _courtesy of Wikipedia

Flatbush Zombies /photo by Tiffany Komon for The Come Up Show /courtesy of Wikipedia

Kudos to the Flatbush Zombies, whose first full-length studio album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, topped Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and debuted at number 10 in the Billboard 200…The reunion tour of Fort Greene jazz-rappers The Digable Planets will include a performance at Celebrate Brooklyn! on July 30. No word yet as to whether they may be getting back in the studio anytime soon…

Parquet_Courts_2016_photo by ZurichlsStained_courtesy of Wikipedia

Parquet Courts /photo by ZurichlsStained /courtesy of Wikipedia

Within weeks of the April 8 release party for Parquet CourtsHuman Performance at The Bell House, the album cracked the top 20 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative, Independent and Tastemaker charts…


Bay Ridge punk rockers The So So Glos have released their third full-length album, Kamikaze, on East Williamsburg-based Shea Stadium Records. You can catch them June 25 at Market Hotel in Bed-Stuy with another local punk act, Big Ups…

So So Glos_photo by 40boro_courtesy of Wikipedia

So So Glos /photo by 40boro /courtesy of Wikipedia

Our borough is well represented on Day of the Dead, the brand new, 59-track Grateful Dead tribute box set curated by Ditmas Park rockers The National.   The other Brooklyn-based artists contributing to the project include Lucius, Charles Bradley, The Lone Bellow, The Walkmen, Real Estate, Sharon Van Etten, Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus…

Dan Zanes -photo by HBL

Dan Zanes / photo by Howard B. Leibowitz/ courtesy of B.L.Howard Productions

Dan Zanes hints on his website that he’s working on a new CD featuring covers of folk-blues legend Lead Belly’s children’s songs…Congrats to Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; June 5 marks the show’s 1,000 performance…Among those contributing original songs to Nickelodeon’s Broadway-bound The Spongebob Musical are a trio Brooklyn acts: Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors and They Might Be Giants.

NOTABLE QUOTE:  “[Brooklyn] is not an easy place to survive in…which makes it easy to write a sad song…it’s been a great muse” –Yarn’s Blake Christiana, who, after 10 years in his adoptive home town, has relocated to North Carolina.