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Downtown Boys Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys is not mild-mannered. We don’t want her to be. The frontwoman of Providence, Rhode Island’s politico-punk band assured us there’s always strength in numbers on a heat-adhesive Friday night at St. Vitus.   Ruiz stalked back and forth on the stage, carrying a certain strength and ignition that’s flawlessly mirrored by the band. In a time when it seems half a band’s audience is phones, the sold-out crowd was...
Northside Festival, and all the innovation & music fun and excitement that invades North Brooklyn is almost among us. The festivities get under way on Wednesday, and with such a wide-spanning radius of events, it's important to know where, exactly, you're going. That's why we're sharing this map with you now, one that's easy to read and even easier to navigate. Whether you're looking for a talk at the William Vale, a show at Warsaw...
After over a year of contractor woes, DOB scuffles and other related, assorted headaches, Chuko 2.0 is finally a go in Bushwick. And while original plans for the sizable Evergreen Avenue plot included an expanded menu and beer garden, owners Jamison Blankenship, David Koon and James Sato have elected not to reinvent the wheel—they'll continue to churn out vintage Chuko favorites from a steamy open kitchen that overlooks a sake bar lined with stuffed Pokémon. Embracing...
(Curator Nicholas Cueva with Daniel Dennett's "Haptic Whittles" at Underdonk) At first Daniel Dennett wasn’t sure showing his whittles at Underdonk was a good idea. Not because it’s a small gallery in Bushwick, but because it’s a gallery at all, and Daniel Dennett is a philosopher (specifically, a seventy-four-year-old professor of philosophy at Tufts), not a gallery-pandering, wallet-kissing art worlder.   According to this recent New Yorker profile, Dennett aimed to be an artist as a Harvard undergrad:...