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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,...
Andrew Savage

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Photographs by Nicole Fara Silver Just around the corner from his home in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Andrew Savage, best known as the frontman of Brooklyn-via-Texas indie darlings Parquet Courts, launches a long, high-arching shot toward a net on his local basketball court. His form doesn’t exactly resemble that of Steph Curry, but nonetheless, the ball swishes through the net. (Swish takes on a very liberal meaning in this scenario.) The multi-instrumentalist sees me jotting...
With venues scattered throughout the five boroughs of New York City (OK, maybe it's mainly just Manhattan, Brooklyn, and a little bit of Queens), it's always a good time to be a fan of live music living in the big apple, but especially so in Brooklyn. Earlier this year, the borough saw the opening of Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg—along with a couple of residencies from a certain beloved local band—and now there's another reason...

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