Courier Life’s


May, 2015


The big bang! Massive all-woman drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Talk about a birthday bash! Comment.
Fort Greene

Mexican musicians to play tribute to Morrissey

How soon is ahora? Comment.

April, 2015

Prospect Heights

Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comment.

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comment.

March, 2015


Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment.

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Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comment.
Fort Greene

Traditional Japanese drummers to put their backs into it at BAM

It’s the pound of music. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Blow the house down: Harmonica virtuoso to play Bay Ridge

This guy really harps on. Comment.

I want you back! Singer revives Motown shows from classic Brooklyn theaters

You don’t need to hear it through the grapevine — you can hear it in Brooklyn! Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comment.

Flatbush concert celebrates Woody Guthrie’s Jewish, Coney songs

We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment.

February, 2015


Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment.
Park Slope

Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comment.

Greenpoint duo Young Ejecta shoots for the stars

Young Ejecta is poised to launch into synthpop superstardom — but it would settle for a one-hit wonder. Comment.
Boerum Hill

Off-beat: Drummer Andrew Drury releases two unusual albums in one night

On one album, he plays with a bamboo shish-kabob skewer. Comment.
Fort Greene

Shaggy brings romance to Brooklyn for Valentine’s Day

Mr. Boombastic is about to get extra romantic. Comments (1).

January, 2015


They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment.

Tale of the tape: Two Johns vs. Two Dollar Bill

Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment.

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comment.

The reel thing: Bushwick recording studio releases cassette tape

Bust out your boom box and get your fingers ready for some manual rewinding. Comment.
Park Slope

Zlatne Uste brings the Balkan beat back to Park Slope

The folk music fest returns to Grand Prospect Hall. Comment.

’90s Brooklyn rockers Dead Air reuniting for one night only

After 20 years of dead air, they’re making noise again. Comment.

December, 2014


Celebrate 2015 again with New Queers Eve

This New Years Eve party is so alternative, it is happening on Jan. 3. Comment.
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