In the midst of a cold, cruel winter, few things can warm your cockles like music–especially when you are behind the mic. The Kings of Karaoke host free parties each night of the week, in nearly every neighborhood in Brooklyn–check out their full calendar at thekingsofkaraoke.com–and on Thursday night, one of their residencies is at The Rock Shop from 10:30pm-1:30am. Given its proximity to the new Root Hill Burger, where you can find lamb burgers and crispy fontina on their standard cheeseburger, and shake flavors like pumpkin and salted caramel, you can set the tone for your night here, then head across the street to belt out your favorite guilty pleasure.
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios, an invitation to explore one of Brooklyn’s most storied arts communities. Close to 400 artists will show work in every medium imaginable in galleries, studios and improvised spaces around Bushwick. This year will be no different than past BOS weekends in the remarkable variety of […]
Welcome to another edition of Your Ideal Week, our regular Wednesday post wherein we cull together our favorite ideas of what to do with your free time for the next seven days. This week started out with crushing anxiety/despair as we anticipated the first debate between the two presidential nominees, because it’s impossible to feel […]
If it wasn’t for the strip mall parking lots in the background, it would be easy to mistake Missouri for Mosul in the opening shots of Do Not Resist, Craig Atkinson’s, infuriating and important documentary investigating the militarization of American law enforcement.
The video for the single “Pick Me Apart,” by Brooklyn indie rock band Active Bird Community employs a simple concept–it’s just four guys happily rocking out with their instruments inside a fort made out of blankets. That charming, DIY aesthetic is in step with the group’s music, which is direct, energetic, spontaneous guitar-focused rock. It seems to […]
Typically when you read about a new bar, the review lingers over the carefully crafted cocktail list, the house-made bitters, the collection of rare mezcals the owner traveled to Oaxaca to get. But what about the neighborhood bar? The place you go to meet friends, or just run into people you know, with solid drinks, a good happy hour, and a comfortable vibe. Welcome to The Starliner.