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Bands with Pans: Leda

Bands With Pans is a series in which we shop for meal ingredients with a Brooklyn-based band or artist on a $20 budget. Next we tag along for the cooking, chatting and—duh—eating. This installment, we bug feminist rock maestros Leda. My brave photographer and I meet Leda's guitarist/singer Amy Klein and cellist Heidi Vanderlee at a near literal battlefield. It's 7 p.m. on Sunday at Brooklyn's Trader Joe's and carnage is everywhere. Gloria Estefan's "Turn The...
Bands With Pans is a series in which we shop for meal ingredients with a Brooklyn-based band or artist on a $20 budget. Next we tag along for the cooking, chatting and—duh—eating. This installment, we bug fuzz-pop heartthrobs Celestial Shore. My brave photographer and I arrive a few minutes late to find buzzed Celestial Shore lead singer/guitarist Sam Owens and drummer Max Almario at a Williamsburg C-Town. They greet us in a blasé way that...
all photos by Gustavo Ponce East of McCarren Park, the pace on Driggs Avenue has always slowed considerably, except outside a few standbys like Warsaw, Variety and Enid’s. But in the past month, new window lights have begun to illuminate my nightly stroll home, the signs of new businesses that have set up shop on the sometimes desolate street. Sunday night my photographer and I set out to check out three of the latest (and...
All photos by Gustavo Ponce Bands With Pans is a series in which we shop for meal ingredients with a Brooklyn-based band or artist on a $20 budget. Next we tag along for the cooking, chatting and—duh—eating. This installment, we bug emo pioneers The Dismemberment Plan, who  today release Uncanney Valley, their first new album in over a decade.  Park Slope Food Coop is actually not pronounced “COOP” even though that’s how their sign reads. On a sunny...

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