[L-R] Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, and Linda Pitmon of Filthy Friends at The Bell House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

Corin Tucker squinted a bit before apologizing to the audience. It was a brief moment that would have gone by relatively unnoticed if she didn't make such a point about the feedback she caused when kneeling down for a sip of water from a bottle resting on the stage floor in front of her. The … Continue reading Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

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Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

Aliens. Sharks. Pink-wheeled jeeps armed with water pistols. 17th Street has seen its share of wild vehicles over the years. And with the South Slope Derby rolling into town this Saturday to celebrate its tenth anniversary, you'll be sure to witness a new slew of wild creations on wheels. And not one iota of fossil … Continue reading Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

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Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Music festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. This year's Maplewoodstock is about to explore the boundaries of just what a live audience will be able to hear. The free annual music and arts festival right of passage takes place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 between noon to approximately 10:00 p.m. Headliners … Continue reading Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Sacred Luminosity

Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

Not knowing much about the Pantheon of Ayervedic or Celtic goddesses, I was unsure how to approach this art show initially, but, Susan Pullman-Brooks' "Sacred Luminosity" made me a believer. Not only does she breathe life into a myriad of found objects, she captures the essence of something at once sacred and personal. Gallery AWA (61 … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

'Swell' by Francesco Simeti

Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

There is a disconnect between the description of Francesco Simeti's show, Swell, and the experience of seeing his work. The show opened at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) on April 27 and will be on view through Sunday, May 27. The press release describes the exhibit as exploring the "human impact … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

Books Are Magic

‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

The corner of Smith and Butler Streets was packed with people. A reader sat down on the steps to peel open his newest find. It was the type of traffic that the Cobble Hill neighborhood was more than happy to boast about as Books Are Magic was already humming with page turners. Launched by owners Emma and … Continue reading ‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

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With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Five years goes by fast. Creative Director Kate Ladenheim and her contemporary dance company The People Movers haven't wasted a moment of it. The company's crisp and precise aesthetic was on display earlier this month as they celebrated their fifth anniversary at The Gowanus Loft. Both elegant and earthy, the dancers and their supporters gathered … Continue reading With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary