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At their album release show at Silent Barn in early February Pop. 1280 is wearing one neglige and three Hawaiian shirts. Chris Bug, the band’s lead singer, is tall and lithe, cut from the same cloth as Bowie’s Thin White Duke. Pop. 1280’s music isn’t built for dancing. Live, it’s meant to overwhelm, to sway, to envelop. Silent Barn, a small DIY space in Bushwick, suddenly feels larger than life. Considering the venue's use...
Last Wednesday I walked into Sunnyvale. Yes, Sunnyvale, like the Nova Scotian trailer park, home to Canadian drunkards and ex-convicts in the hilarious mock-reality series, Trailer Park Boys (season 10, on its way!). The Sunnyvale I walked into, however, is a brand new bar and event space on an industrial strip of Grand Street in Bushwick. There aren't really other bars in its vicinity, except for the excellent strip club Pumps a block away, and the nearby...
There was a time when Malory Butler wasn’t sure she wanted to be a ballet dancer. Then, she turned seven. The slight, blonde Floridian-turned Bushwick resident and currently rising techno producer, spent her early years dancing. She started at age four, and was singled out for advanced classes about as soon as motor skill development could even allow a kid to distinguish herself. Those classes became dedicated conservatories as she got older, a long...
Brooklyn has a case of cat fever, and it's not getting cured anytime soon. There's cat art, cat performances, self-proclaimed cat ladies, cat-themed merchandise, and hundreds of Instagram cat photos featuring our beloved bodega cats doing everything from sitting on the register to sunning themselves on cases of bottled water to just sleeping all over the place. And, to be honest, I double tap each photo. What's not to like? (Unless you're a dog...

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