This weekend is going to be bonkers. There’s stuff going on all over the city, but the best of wild and unique nightlife is usually happening here in our beloved Bushwick- from Berlin-themed Warehouse Party to Goth Night, and from a cello performance to Jazz show, we’ve got you covered.
Champagne bottle popped in celebration of the New York Fashion Week at The Living Gallery last Saturday, and Bushwick’s very own Fashion Night. The evening was an interesting experience, one that I doubt I would ever have encounter if it weren’t for my love of The Living Gallery. Saturday was hosted by the fabulous Nyssa Frank owner and curator of The Living Gallery. In true Nyssa style, BYO Fashion evening had it’s own take on the glitz and glamour of New York fashion week. Participants were encouraged to wear their own designs or the designers they love, bring their own booze, enjoy live performances of four bands and a live painting.
Bizarre, a new French night club in Bushwick, opened one month ago with a three-day festival. The gothic wooden bar, graced with chandeliers, religious statues, brick walls, and beautiful polished tin ceilings made the experience delightful, and Bizarre earned itself a reputation as one of the neighborhood’s most distinctive bars.
One of the Bushwick Daily’s favorite noise-pop trio, Life Size Maps, has just premiered the official video for their single Abstract Speed. The video premiered exclusively on ohmyrockness with rave reviews.
I hope you all like the color green, abstract shapes, and close ups of lead singer Mike McKeever’s face.The oscilloscope styled video was directed by Eric Barry Drasin. Warning: this video may give you a seizure.
If you haven’t heard about Life Size Maps yet, make sure to check them out. They play live tonight with Javelin and Guardian Aliens at Shea Stadium.
It’a about time that something BIZARRE opens in our quixotic neighborhood. This new zany bar is brought to us by two Frenchmen, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire and Greg Baubeau. BIZARRE, the name of the new addition to our neighborhood, will open its doors this weekend for the three day long opening party.
I bet some of you old-time New Yorkers are wondering, isn’t there a cafe named Bizarre already? To answer your question, yes there was. Bizarre Bushwick pays homage to the legendary Greenwich Village café where Andy Warhol discovered Nico and the Velvet Underground in 1965, and where the beat generation held their poetry readings.
Inspired by the Spanish bar culture, Ben Warren and Gina Leone who own The Bodega, have spawned another bar called Heavy Woods. The name Heavy Woods is a play on the Dutch word, Boswijck, which later was Anglicized to Bushwick. The new space serves a full bar, unlike its older sister, and as of December 2012, began to serve Chef Simon Glenn’s d.b.a popular pop-up, New Orleans style BBQ, Tchoup Shop. The food will be served from Wednesday through Sunday with expectations that it will be nightly in 2013.
As a Brooklyn native, I won’t be doing much travelling this holiday season, except hopping on the subway to see my folks in Park Slope. For those of you who are also staying in Bushwick this holiday season due to various reasons, please rest assure that we are thinking of you! With Bushwick restaurants open and ready for the Holidays, we’re turning your holiday jeer into a holiday cheer! So just sit back, relax, and sip your boozy egg nog. Here’s a very international list of where to eat in Bushwick this year:
With the plethora of new bands popping up in Bushwick and East Williamsburg, it can be difficult to decide which bands are truly worth the audio hunt. We’ve seen many bands come and go; the good, the bad and the ugly, playing in DIY venues, sticky lofts, and dark, dank basements. Sometimes, though, there’s a band that is worth the follow up. Here at Bushwick Daily, we’ve developed a big music crush on Your Youth. Their non-synthesized music reminds us that there are bands that still play good ol’ fashion rock n’ roll.
On a Saturday, I went to Paper Box for a punk rock powerhouse where Malcolm, Cool Serbia, Team Spirit, Unstoppable Death Machines, and (my personal favorite), Japanther all played. All of the bands are from or formed in Brooklyn. It was my first time in the industrial space. The drinks were strong and the bands were excellent.