In the late ’70s, rock ‘n’ roll took a turn for the worse as kids began writing songs using only three chords and safety-pinning everything in sight. This was more than just a bunch of bad guitarists in ripped clothes. It was a movement, and it was around this time that John Holmstrom, along with future Please Kill Me author Legs McNeil, created Punk magazine. Now the movement had a name and a publication that would profile artists like The Ramones, Television, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Johnny Thunders and even the Sex Pistols when they came to town. Holmstrom (who also did the art work for two Ramones’ albums) has put together a book compiling the best articles, interviews and behind the scenes info: The Best of Punk Magazine. Catch him this Friday at powerHouse Arena, along with some very special guests, presenting the book and discussing punk rock history. The $15 ticket price not only admits you, but can also be used toward the price of the book, which will be available. –J.H.
As the nexus of Brooklyn’s tech community, Dumbo is best known for its digital landscape. But tucked in amongst its startup companies and art galleries on Washington Street is the studio of Sesame Letterpress and Design where Breck Hostetter makes a living as a printmaker creating cards, stationary and other printed curiosities through a process […]
Thu December 12, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013‘Tis the season of cramming in culture, with everyone compiling year-end commandments of the best books, music, movies, and art. I find it almost impossible not to read these lists, either to figure out what I’ve missed, or hopefully pat myself on the back for catching all that’s been […]
Sat December 14, 2013We’re guessing you still have some holiday shopping to do. Whether it’s a killer secret santa gift for that one co-worker you actually like, stocking stuffers, one really special surprise, or just all of it, don’t panic, look to Brooklyn. In our ongoing series, 20 Days of Brooklyn Gifts, we’ve highlighted some […]
In addition to writing about all the exciting fun going on in Brooklyn, here at Brooklyn Based occasionally we like to make some exciting fun of our own. So it’s been with great pleasure that we’ve partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and Tom Shillue over the past year to bring you Funny Story, a monthly storytelling series […]
Mon December 16, 2013With the temperatures dipping outside, now is a great time to spend a few hours indoors watching one the movies whose name you will no doubt hear dropped around the punch bowl at your next holiday party. This week, we recommend going to see Inside Llewyn Davis. The film’s premise is one […]