Last weekend, we discovered a brand new band, quintet Stone Cold Fox. Stone Cold Fox has a young American indie rock sound that’s more than about just partying. Lyrically, every song was crafted beautifully, showing their mature songwriting capabilities. Their set was vibrant, young, nostalgic and reminiscent of the perfect summer NYC night. To my surprise, this Bushwick Music Crush put some much-needed spring fever into my heart. (more…)
The latest artist to land on our radar is the female rapper going by the name Awkwafina. We’re all for educated, witty females poking fun and attacking the heavily male dominated music industry. Girls just want to have fun and this 24 year old woman repping Queens knows just how to play. Her latest single, “My Vag” is a smart and catchy parody of that macho tune we all reluctantly had stuck in our heads a while back- - Mickey Avalon‘s “My Dick“. “It’s a celebration of women,” Awkwafina said. “There aren’t a lot of songs out there talking about vaginas in an in-your-face kind of way.”
It’s March already – has the madness begun to sink in yet? We’re not talking basketball, we’re talking pre-SXSW jitters. We already wrote an exciting article about how to do SXSW like a pro for free, but if you still can’t foot the bill (or stomach the atmosphere) there are tons of bands performing in Bushwick before they head down to Bush Country in Austin, TX. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the best nights to catch these noteworthy crews before they pack their bags for the year’s biggest indie party. Here’s our guide to your SXSW via Brooklyn weekend.
A new record label has decided to plant their seeds here in our ever so welcoming hood of Bushwick. The DIY label Low Life Inc. features the likes of Fantasmas and DUST who are both picking up momentum. DUST in particular who just received the MP3 of the week via Insound and also received attention in Paper Magazine.
It’s that time of the year when everything comes into perspective. Brooklyn is chilly and with temperatures falling into the low teens, once meaningful priorities are easily being kicked off your to-do list. For instance, is that someone or something really worth the steppe into this frigid tundra we know as Bushwick? Well, these shows will be worth the adventure. Grab a hot spiked anything on the walk over and remember to keep it Ice Cold!
Hey My Music Ragers! Hope everyone survived Thanksgiving with their families, friends or that devious talking fridge that begs to fill up your stomach. Either way, what better way to unwind and shed the haunted leftover T-G weight by dancing at a couple of live music shows in the hood this week? Get back into the BK groove of things and remember diet pills never work.
From the East to the West, Kool A.D., aka Victor Vazquez of Das Racist, has been holding it down. He’s been pretty busy this year with several projects on the front and back burner.
Last Friday night I found myself walking into the Gowanus venue Littlefield and was instantly engulfed in a dank aroma of… well, let’s just say it was very much appreciated. I came to see The Rich + The Ratchet artist showcase that featured the up and coming hip-hop artists Chaz Van Queen, Aaron Cohen, Kosha Dillz and in particular Bushwick’s own Kool A.D.
Hey My Survivors!
Update: L service between Broadway Junction and Manhattan resumed this afternoon, following repair work to components inside the Canarsie Tube, which connects the line between Manhattan’s East Side and Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.The Canarsie Tube was flooded from end to end with ceiling high water following Hurricane Sandy last week.
We are monitoring the L & G trains for you and keeping you abreast of their operating status. Also we’ll let you know about any other trains that can get you back over to Gotham City and in return. Don’t fret your pretty little souls! MTA workers are actually trying their best to restore service. Peep the video here!
Hang in there! If anyone can handle an acopalyspe then it’s us, Bushwickians! Don’t forget We are Survivors!
As of 11/07/12 11:00pm
train has been restored along the Church Avenue to Court Square in Queens, but with considerable delays.
trains operate between the Jamaica Center Station and the Chambers Street Station, making all local stops.
train is operating normally with few delays. Making all stop except the Knickerbocker one over here in Bushwick.
trains operate between 8 Avenue Station and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway Station
B60 bus, connecting with the at the Marcy Avenue Station <<< Use this to stay within in BK unless you want to bike or dish out mulla for a cab!
Basically anyone or anything that samples Tupac get’s a free pass from me.