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With this year’s Northside Festival fast approaching (June 6-12), we figured it was a good time to check in on the local music scene, to get more in tune with the community we’ll be celebrating come June. We’ll be rolling out lots of great music-related content this week, including our picks for the 9 NYC bands you need to hear, a look at Brooklyn's best recording studios, and much, much more. Check out the Northside...
Arabic music is wont to pop up in Brooklyn without much fanfare—no pricey mural-tisements in Williamburg or wall-to-wall wheat-pasting in Bushwick—so if you're not paying attention to a band's Facebook page or Twitter feed, you're likely to miss out on a great show (like legendary Souren Baronian and his jazz ensemble Taksim regularly playing Thursdays in Park Slope's Barbès bar last year). So, who should you start following, you ask? Here are five brilliant...
On account of a few variables, namely the mainstream media and your one friend who lives on Bedford Avenue, it’s possible you’ve been duped into believing the only place contributing to Brooklyn’s musical eminence is Williamsburg. Enter an ongoing series of neighborhood spotlights, in which we’ll highlight notable music-related places in each area to prove this is untrue. It’s a hyper-local visiter’s guide for the music enthusiast that doubles as an “I-lived-here-for-10-years-and-didn’t-know-that-was-there” tip sheet....

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