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Moving to Brooklyn, for me, was a long time coming. I knew of everything that the borough had come to represent—whether that be an expansive and diverse music scene or a wide-spanning cultural palette—and that’s what I was looking for in a place to immerse myself. Alas, my first two post-college years were spent living with my parents in New Jersey and commuting to midtown Manhattan, then in the city, way uptown. At first,...
The art of processing vinyl records requires really specific labor and skills, the downside of which sees many bands and artists waiting for months (or longer), for their albums to be formally released on wax. To aid the growing number of aspirant bands waiting for their vinyl in Brooklyn, Sleeping Bag records co-founder William Socolov is asking for $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, so he can ostensibly "make record manufacturing accessible," to anyone who needs it.  Socolov has already...
February is finally ending. Seriously. We made it through, and there are only two days left of this wretched month. Today is the 69th day of winter. Not 569th, like it feels. But it wasn't your imagination that the last 27 days have been some of the most freezing in recent memory. Unless there is a sudden 70 degree day tomorrow (and we would not be sad if that's the case, to be honest),...
Want to own a little piece of Goodbye Blue Monday? Now's your last chance. The Bushwick venue and bar, which shuttered in November, was famous for its scrappy decor, plus all the assorted trinkets, records, books, and so forth that were scattered around the place. Today and tomorrow you can stop by the place to pick up something from their liquidation sale. The venue posted an alert on their social media channels that all items...

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