Fresh off a riveting set of shows at Austin’s SXSW, Metz embarked on a North American tour that hits Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium this Tuesday for an all-ages show. (Even though they have a show booked at Bowery Ballroom the following evening, a band called Metz could not resist playing a club called Shea Stadium.) The Sub-Pop band pays homage to bands like Nation of Ulysses, Jesus Lizard, Mudhoney and Nirvana, using distortion as an instrument and screams for melodies. In other words, you better pack some earplugs, and buy your tickets fast!
Cinephiles should block out Friday, September 5 on their calendar, and I mean really block it out, because that’s when BAM is having a 24-hour movie marathon and fundraiser to benefit its in- and after-school arts education programs. There are a few things about this that really appeal to me, although if I’m really honest […]
“We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her […]
If you take a narrow, through Labor Day view of summer, there are only seven weekends left to kick up our heels in the sun. If you expand your summer mind and embrace the gorgeous weather, cooler evenings and general glory of early fall, well then, the season goes on for an extra month at […]
Holly Howard is our go-to business consultant. She’s helped countless small businesses in Brooklyn and beyond (including us here at Brooklyn Based) with her expertise and know-how. This summer, in an unprecedented program, 10 small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn have come together to work as a community to grow their businesses through Holly’s From Artisan to Entrepreneur® Business […]
The Public Theatre’s free Shakespeare performances in Central Park are some of summer’s most celebrated shows, and while we definitely think seeing John Lithgow as King Lear for free is a once in a lifetime experience, we balk at standing in line at 6am to do so. Fortunately, there are two other chances to see new […]