For over 33 years, SummerStage has brought live music and performances to parks across all five boroughs, and thanks to CityParks' dedication to the program, this year's lineup is one of the best yet. Three hometown bands will take the stage this weekend: Brooklyn Mag/Northside Fest favorites Porches, Sunflower Bean, and Crumb. We've briefly profiled each below, so check them out this Saturday! Porches Brooklyn Magazine spoke with Aaron Maine, the brainchild behind synth-pop band Porches, right...
                        Three years ago, Bed-Stuy native, VenetaTracey wrote her first single "Astral." A smooth-sultry ballad that's as sweet as it seductive. The single was released earlier this year, and is catching the ear of the local music underground. VenetaTracey is continuing to build momentum with the release of the the video for "Astral," which can be watched below! Though there's no confirmed date about when listeners can expect more music, we've been told that Tracey is working to deliver...
Photos Zach Gross Benjamin Lazar Davis’ music has done something that most music is not able to do: It’s gotten me to sit down and write. That’s the best compliment I can give to an artist. Ben has managed to create a record, Nothing Matters, that truly captures the essence of being alone in the best way possible. Recording the entire record without any external distractions, Ben maps and treks through internal abyss and offers...
The Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie Is” exhibition —closing out the global 5-year tour of Bowie’s personal archives and work— has been a welcome pilgrimage for many in NYC this spring. Befitting of the exhibits tribute, the museum also featured a 4-part evening event series created by Brooklyn-based immersive theater collective, Little Cinema, which recent featured a party for the glittered masses called the “Night of 1000 Bowies” in May. With unprecedented access to Bowie’s work and screenings...
Photos by Rog Walker Styled by Shanice Gray Clothing courtesy of Jeffrey New York and The Webster Space Leon & Rusty Studio Earlier this year, the self-proclaimed New Kings of the Underground return with their sophomore album Vacation in Hell. When I think about Greatness in music, what it takes for an artist to make their everlasting mark on the culture—Kendrick, Jay Z, Trina, Missy Elliot—each of these titans, and many more, are diligent students as well as diligent...
Known for his work with the band Big Thief, Buck Meek's solo work takes on a different sound grounded in his Texas roots. He writes character-driven songs that let listeners and Meek himself get to know his multifaceted characters from various perspectives. His self-titled album comes after four solo EPs, Live from a Volcano (2013), A-Sides (2014), B-Sides (2014), and Heart Was Beat (2015). I was able to catch up with him shortly after his self-titled...
Ghiath Matar is dead. That’s the first thing Rory Ferreira wants you to know on “who told you to think??!!?!?!?!,” his most recent album under the moniker milo. Since 2011, Ferreira has had a steady output of mixtapes and albums, both as milo and as Scallops Hotel, and he has always seemed comfortable orbiting the rap world with his Hellfyre Club compatriots, unconcerned with popular opinion. Milo’s raps are stubborn and rich in literary...
A painter, a poet, and the frontman of the Brooklyn-based post-punk band, Parquet Courts, Andrew Savage is an artist any way you cut it. On “Wide Awake!” the band delves into a complex range of socio-political issues, including violence, oppression, identity, and the merits of collectivism. Although the lyrics on “Wide Awake!” evoke a dark reality, the record stands out not simply for its sardonic criticism, but also for its upbeat optimism. If one...
It’s all come down to this…Brooklyn’s Northside Festival is next week! Damn. A moment of silence for the concept of anticipation. A hearty fuck yeah to the events to come. As this is the last of our weekly mixes, we’re giving you a jam-packed, super-sized greatest hits mix of some of our favorite artists playing Northside Festival 2018. If you’re looking to deep dive into the stranger corners of the festival lineup, vol. 1,...

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