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All New Gowanus Happenings! We are still working out the bugs, but we think it’s pretty nifty.
*New Features: Use Category filter to select one or many different types of events, Use Tag to filter one or many Venues, click ‘x’ next to ‘filter’ to jump out of category or tag mode, choose to see as calendar or agenda with just a click, click title to see brief description, and more!
Coming soonish: google calendar syn and an ability for you to load your own event!
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Agenda

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  1. Dec

    22

    Thu

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Learn to Boulder
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

      +
      8:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
    4. Observatory: Winter Solstice Ritual Celebration with Green Witch Robin Rose Bennett
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Read more »
      spiritual
      Observatory

      wintersolstice

      Presented by: Phantasmaphile

      ***You must RSVP to phantasmaphile [at] gmail.com if you’d like to attend, as space is limited

      Join green witch and wise woman Robin Rose Bennett in a joyful community circle as we celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year.  We will create sacred space and turn the Wheel of the Year with song, story, and candle lighting.

      Please bring a personal candle and holder.  Festive dress, altar objects, instruments and food or drink to share after the ritual are welcome.

      Rest and dream in the safety of deep darkness. Journey within to conceive the spark of your own light and life to be reborn in the spring. Whatever your spiritual tradition, come celebrate the magical rhythms of nature that unite us all.

      Robin Rose Bennett is an herbalist, writer, green witch, and educator who teaches Wisewoman Healing Ways of herbal medicine.  She is the author of the booklet Wild Carrot:A Plant for Conscious, Natural Contraception, two meditation CDs and her book, Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living.  Her website is www.robinrosebennett.com

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      8:00 pm
      Observatory: Winter Solstice Ritual Celebration with Green Witch Robin Rose Bennett
  2. Dec

    23

    Fri

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Halyards: Art Lunch
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Read more »
      Foodie
      Halyards

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      12:00 pm
      Halyards: Art Lunch
    4. Learn to Boulder
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

      +
      8:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
  3. Dec

    24

    Sat

    1. 718 Cyclery: Bike Safety Class
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
      Read more »
      Learning
      718 Cyclery

      Online Sign-up Every Saturday, 10am

       

      We get a lot of people who come in to the shop who express their fear and/or inexperience with NYC street riding.  We have designed a class that will go a long way to making riding in the street safe, enjoyable and efficient. This class is a combination of off-the-bike theory and hands-on riding. Using you own bike is preferred, or we can lend you one for a few bucks for class. Helmets are required (and will be available at a deep discount for class participants). The class covers the following:

      • Pre-ride checklist
      • What are “the rules”?
      • How to ride in traffic (day, night, rain, ice/snow)
      • How to make decent decisions

      The class is taught by Joe, who was a bike messenger in the 80′s in Manhattan, and is a regular commuter today.  Read his blog post here about his last day as a messinger, and his other post on red lights.

       

      Class Resources

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      10:00 am
      718 Cyclery: Bike Safety Class
    2. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    3. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    4. Learn to Boulder
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Sports

      Learn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your way to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available.

      At Brooklyn Boulder

      +
      6:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
  4. Dec

    25

    Sun

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Learn to Boulder
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

      +
      6:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
  5. Dec

    26

    Mon

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. DAR WILLIAMS
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      TIME: doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. COVER: $25

      On one level, the sizable body of work accumulated by celebrated writer/artist Dar Williams is a continuing narrative of her life � what she�s experienced and what she�s observed during her years of intensive touring. On another, it forms a detailed look at the course of modern-day existence in the decade and a half between 1993, when Williams released her debut album, The Honesty Room, and 2008, when her longtime label Razor & Tie released her seventh and most recent studio album, Promised Land. Throughout her career, Williams has employed a reporter�s keen eye and a fiction writer�s feel for nuance in the act of confronting what she�s described as �the big picture of how people approach life,� doing by examining and illuminating the minute details. These juxtaposed thematic arcs, laden with intriguing narrative twists and vivid imagery, are cast in sharp relief on Many Great Companions, a two-CD set (released Oct. 12 on Razor & Tie) that generously and comprehensively pairs a career overview with the artist�s latest recording project. The first disc contains luminous, newly recorded acoustic performances of a dozen of Williams� most sharply drawn and resonant songs; the second cherry-picks 19 of her classics, along with her uplifting take on Ray Davies� Kinks gem �Better Things,� which fits in seamlessly with the originals. On the new tracks, Williams is joined by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, who doubles as producer, sometimes in tandem with the artist. Also making memorable appearances are Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek fame, fellow singer/songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Patty Larkin, and the trio MotherLode Trio. As a whole, the collection charts Williams� course from an upstart neo-folkie to a seasoned artist who�s also a community-involved wife, mother and �involved neighbor,� as she puts it. Williams and her husband Michael, who live in the Hudson River Valley 90 minutes from New York City, have a six-year-old son, Stephen, and an adopted daughter, Ethiopia-born Taya, who�s one and a half. In her work, she says, �There�s the true line of curiosity about living in this world, and I put an importance on observing things right now, which engages me. But my subject matter has changed over the years. Early on, I did a lot of quick sketches juxtaposing the different environments I found myself in. Whereas, now, as I get older, there�s more of a theme of what it means to root yourself and belong to something.� The idea of working with Louris was a natural one. The two artists enjoyed the experience of co-writing the song �The Tide Falls Away� for Promised Land. �Poetically,� says Williams, �Gary knows how to let a song live, to leave space for the listener�s mind to enter, as you can tell from the Jayhawks records. He also respects lyrics, and he lets the production benefit from the structure of the songwriting, and vice versa.� Both of them are addicted to the New York Times crossword puzzle, and Williams fondly recalls the two of them sitting side by side in the studio between takes working their way through each daily challenge, peeking at each other�s progress � in a perfect metaphor for collaboration. Through the act of compiling, and in some cases reinhabiting, material from early in her career, Williams gained some perspective about how her work has evolved in parallel with the arc of her life. �If I really listen to my early albums,� she says, �I get used to how young I was, and I remember how young I was in every way. But I�ve experienced these songs differently through the act of playing them so much, interacting with people about them and hearing their stories about how they�ve lived with them on highways and through relationships, and all of that translates into how I perform them. So the reality of this collection of material is the songs themselves plus the miles they�ve gone. And I think the songs do better for having that kind of weight to them.� It wasn�t difficult for Williams to choose the 26 songs (six of which appear in both the original and newly recorded acoustic versions); her loyal audiences have let her know exactly what they react to most enthusiastically during the course of several thousand shows over the years. In order to fully engage with the dozen songs she tackled for a second time in the studio, Williams says, �I emptied myself out.� The results of this zen-like approach are subtly devastating. Comparing the contrasting original and newly recorded take on �If I Wrote You,� from 1997�s End of the Summer, Williams says, �I�m very aware of the world it had in its original version, and the floaty arrangement is true to how I heard it in my head as I played it then, but that one has a kind of a roughness that suits my voice now, which is why I chose it.� Williams� greatest gift as a writer is her ability to get inside the heads of her characters, no matter how removed their mindsets and values are from her own, doing so with consistent and sometimes surprising compassion, exemplified by the dysfunctional extended family of �The Christians and the Pagans� (from her second album, 1996�s Mortal City, and newly recorded during the acoustic sessions) and the true believer of �Teen for God� (from her sixth LP, 2005�s My Better Self ). �You do this because you love the characters,� she points out. �Whether it�s a junkie or a party boy who can�t grow up, there�s an initial interest � there�s something complicated there to start with. If you feel dismissive about a person, you�re not going to write a song about them. What I like about �Teen for God� is there are religious people who think it�s anti-religious, and anti-religious people who think it�s religious. That tells me I did something right. It�s my talent to continue to be interested in a lot of different kinds of people, and it�s my job to stay interested in what�s going on � which is synonymous with not thinking I have all the answers.� At the same time, she�s piercingly honest when looking at her own life, as when she dug deep into her childhood memories on �The Babysitter�s Here� (another audience favorite appearing in both its original 1993 version and a new recording) Throughout her career, she�s remained fully capable of laughing at herself, as she expresses her observations and emotions in a consistently relatable way. Asked about what insights she gained from the experience of working on the project, Williams says her love of the three Js � Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Judy Collins � came through loud and clear. �I really did sound a lot more than Joni Mitchell than I realized,� she says with a wry smile. Another of her insights was more substantive, and more gratifying as well. �When I pull out a song that I haven�t done in a long time,� Williams says. �I cringe a little at what I might find there, afraid that I�m gonna hear a twinge of self-righteousness or a lack of sensitivity to the characters I wrote about. And I�m pleased that my songwriting self was committed to putting aside judgment and respecting the people in the songs. I�m grateful to my younger self for not taking any cheap shots. Even the narrator of �As Cool as I Am� [another satirical yet poignant Mortal City song that appears here in then-and-now juxtaposition] has some compassion for the person that she�s singing to�and in my experience writing it, a lot of compassion, because the person she�s singing to is stuck in a loop. So I�m glad, because in my personal life I was responding to every button that was pushed, but in the songs I was able to put that aside so that I could look toward being a person with perspective and respect. And that has allowed me to keep performing them.� Williams� growth as a person over her 15-year career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. Raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., and educated at Wesleyan University, Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Mass., where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs. In 1995, two years after self

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      DAR WILLIAMS
  6. Dec

    27

    Tue

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

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      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Intro to Screen Printing for Teens
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      For ages 10 and up

      Learn all the fundamentals of screen printing, from screen prep to final print, and how to troubleshoot along the way. Learn how to safely use the equipment and tools, and basic tips and tricks necessary to print whatever your heart desires. This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks. All screen printing materials + 1 t-shirt included.

      More Details Here

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      12:00 pm
      Intro to Screen Printing for Teens
  7. Dec

    28

    Wed

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

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      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. T-SHIRT PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      In this no-experience necessary class our instructor will work with your teen to print a runof t-shirts printed with their own drawing! This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks.All screen printing materials + 1 t-shirt included. BYO additional shirts or buy them from the Print Lab at $8 ea. You may print as many tees as class time allows!

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      12:00 pm
      T-SHIRT PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
    4. Littlefield: THE TALENT SHOW PRESENTS: THE 2ND ANNUAL REGIFTING SHOW
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more »
      Performance / Theatre
      Littlefield

      The Talent Show Presents: The 2nd Annual Regifting ShowThe Talent Show Presents: The 2nd Annual Regifting Show

       

      This month’s Talent Show is going to be more than just entertainment. It will be a massive, 250-person gift swap! So bring in whatever you got for the holidays that you wish you didn’t, and exchange it for something you wanted instead.

      The Talent Show embraces spectacle, surprise, limited participation from willing audience members, zaniness, grandeur and commitment. Each show has a theme. Every show is surprising. Featuring hosts Elna Baker and Kevin Townley. Last Wednesday of every month. Doors open at 7; show starts at 8.

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      8:00 pm
      Littlefield: THE TALENT SHOW PRESENTS: THE 2ND ANNUAL REGIFTING SHOW
  8. Dec

    29

    Thu

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

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      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. T-SHIRT PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      In this no-experience necessary class our instructor will work with your teen to print a runof t-shirts printed with their own drawing! This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks.All screen printing materials + 1 t-shirt included. BYO additional shirts or buy them from the Print Lab at $8 ea. You may print as many tees as class time allows!

      One 3 Hour Workshop

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      12:00 pm
      T-SHIRT PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
    4. TOTE N’ DRAWSTRING BAG PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      In this no-experience necessary class our instructor will work with your teen to print a run of tote bags printed with their own drawing! This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks. All screen printing materials + 1 tote or drawstring bag included. BYO additional totes or buy them from the Print Lab at $2.25 ea. You may print as many tees/totees as class time allows.

      One 3 Hour Workshop

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      12:00 pm
      TOTE N’ DRAWSTRING BAG PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
    5. Learn to Boulder
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

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      8:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
    6. Bellhouse: PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999: THE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE EVE EDITION
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more »
      Dancing
      Movie / TV

      If you’re like us, your day job has deemed December 30th (New Year’s Eve Eve) as a company holiday. That means three nights to celebrate the end of 2011!!! So come out for Party Like It’s 1999: The New Year’s Eve Eve Eve Edition on December 29th. Set your VCR to record that Buffy marathon on Logo and come down to the Bell House to hear the best pop, rock, hip hop and R&B jams of the 90′s. It’s free in the Frontier Room! (And if you don’t have December 30th off, call in sick the next day!)

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      9:00 pm
      Bellhouse: PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999: THE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVE EVE EDITION
  9. Dec

    30

    Fri

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

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      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Halyards: Art Lunch
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Read more »
      Foodie
      Halyards

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      12:00 pm
      Halyards: Art Lunch
    4. PRINT YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD FOR TEENS
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      In this no-experience necessary class our instructor will work with your teen to print their own design on a skateboard! This class uses only waterbased non-toxic inks. All screen printing materials are included; buy a blank deck from the Print Lab for $35 or BYO deck (standard size only ).

      One 3 Hour Workshop

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      12:00 pm
      PRINT YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD FOR TEENS
    5. Learn to Boulder
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

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      8:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
    6. Bell House: TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Read more »
      Music
      Bell House

       18+ - Tickets 

      TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS

      OBITS

      KURT BRAUNOHLER

      Anyone who was lucky enough to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live over the last year or so got an advance preview of some of the songs that make up THE BRUTALIST BRICKS. From the opening facepunch of The Mighty Sparrow to the thank-you-goodnight stomp of Last Days, THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is a ripper that distills all that TL/Rx have been working towards over the last decade into thirteen monster tracks. But enough about Ted – how about the Pharmacists? Could they be more in the pocket? Chris Wilson’s drumming has never sounded better. Marty Key holds down the Thud Stick it owes him money. And James Canty is Mr. Everything, taking the songs to another level with his whipsmart guitar and keyboardings. Ted is the anchor, but the Pharmacists are the reason the whole thing crushes like it does.

       

       

       

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      9:00 pm
      Bell House: TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
    7. TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
      9:00 pm – 12:00 am
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      TIME: doors 8 p.m. show 9 p.m. 18 COVER: $20

      Anyone who was lucky enough to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live over the last year or so got an advance preview of some of the songs that make up THE BRUTALIST BRICKS. I was at a more than a few of those shows, and let me just say that as someone who has witnessed some of the most important rock shows in the last twenty-plus years* I could not believe what my eyes were seeing and my ears were hearing. So many times bands play �the new stuff� and it�s time to pull out the old iPhone and check your fantasy basketball stats. But these songs sent a shock of genuine excitement through the crowd, as if the band was cranking out an old favorite like �Me and Mia� or �Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?�. I was even a little suspicious – you know how when you see a band and they play something so good that it just has to be a cover? That�s how I felt about hearing �Where Was My Brain?� and �Bottled In Cork� for the first time. Surely these were not new songs! But when Ted Leo himself told me post-show that they were among the new stuff, I knew what I had to do. I sat the band down, looked them in the eye and said with songs like that on deck, the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists record was theirs to lose and they better not mess it up.*** I am happy to say that they most certainly Brought It. From the opening facepunch of �The Mighty Sparrow� to the thank-you-goodnight stomp of �Last Days� THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is a ripper that distills all that TL/Rx have been working towards over the last decade into thirteen monster tracks. I know what you�re saying � what makes it so great, loudmouth? Well, jerk, it starts with the songs. While I love all the preceding TL/Rx records like they were related to me, this baker�s dozen is inarguably the strongest batch that Ted has ever assembled. There are straight up HITS on this thing. From �One Polaroid A Day� to �Bottled In Cork� To �Even Heroes Have To Die� and beyond, this album is stuffed with straight-up capital C Classics. But enough about Ted – how about the Pharmacists? Could they be more in the pocket?**** Chris Wilson�s drumming has never sounded better. Marty Key holds down the Thud Stick***** it owes him money. And James Canty is Mr. Everything, taking the songs to another level with his whipsmart guitar and keyboardings. Ted is the anchor, but the Pharmacists are the reason the whole thing crushes like it does. As a fan of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is everything I hoped they would bring to their Matador debut. It�s the intersection of songs and performance from a band that embodies the perfect synthesis of head and heart. Music is generally a case of individual taste, but if you don�t like this record the only thing I can think is that you�re wrong and kinda stupid and I don�t want anything to do with you.****** –Tom Scharpling (Famous Television Writer and Radio Host) *Um, the first night of A.R.M.S Concert at Madison Square Garden, anyone?** ** What, you don�t remember the A.R.M.S. concert?! Clapton? Ron Wood? Jimmy Page doing songs from the DEATH WISH II soundtrack? Doesn�t the debut of what would become The Firm mean anything anymore? *** I have since been told this is not how things �went down�. **** No! ***** That�s right, the Thud Stick. You might know it as a bass guitar. ****** Unless you have a board tape of the December 9th 1983 A.R.M.S. concert? Anyone? You have questions about Obits. This is understandable. They�re an intriguing band. For starters, you ask, �Are Obits �indie rock veterans�?� The answer is: yes and no. Yes, they are accomplished musicians who once fronted Drive Like Jehu, Edsel, Hot Snakes, and Pitchfork. But also; No, they are not active or retired members of the United States military. They are not veterans in that sense. It�s good to get these things sorted out. Don�t worry�there are no dumb questions. Are Obits a young band? They are. Another good question. A child born in 2007, when Greg Simpson joined as bassist, would not yet be in kindergarten. Obits didn�t self-release their first single (�One Cross Apiece� b/w �Put It in Writing�) until late 2008. Their debut LP (I Blame You, on Sub Pop), wasn�t released until March 2009. Is it true fans bootlegged Obits� very first show? It is very much true. Does their stripped-down rock incorporate elements of surf and garage? Absolutely it does. The members of Obits are fans of oldies. They generally dislike newies. But their influences simmer in the crock-pot of human creativity; you will find only disappointment if you try to deduce the muse of any given song. What, you ask, of Obits� new record? Well, for starters, it�s their second full-length, and it�s called Moody, Standard and Poor. It was recorded at Brooklyn�s Saltlands Studio by Eli Janney and Geoff Sanoff. Sub Pop will release it on March 29, 2011. This concerns you. Isn�t that Vangelis�s birthday? To be perfectly honest, it is. This was a scheduling snafu, plain and simple. There�s nothing to be done about it now. Will this be a �yelly� record? No, it will not. Rick Froberg doesn�t yell any more. It makes him uncomfortable. Hurts his throat. He�s not going to do it. Unless he sees a fire in the engineer�s booth, or a crazy man with a knife hiding behind one of the amps. And even then, it�s doubtful that Rick�s yelling would make it onto tape. Is there a tradeoff for Rick not yelling? Absolutely. Obits� music is more stripped down than any of Froberg�s previous bands. As chief songwriter, he spares the overdubs and spoils the open chords. Sonically, it�s an intimate sound, borderline chummy. It�s like you�re hanging out with them at practice. Only you�re not actually, physically, hanging out with them at practice, so you won�t be made to feel rude. So how will Moody, Standard and Poor make you feel? The short answer is: great. Not Smoking-An-Eightball-Of-Coke great. But Alive-To-New-Listening-Experiences great. This intrigues you. I can see it on your face. You�re thinking, �What about the long answer?� The long answer is that these twelve songs will take you on a series of emotional road trips. Some will be as brief as a walk to the fridge. Others will be epic pilgrimages to the shady hinterlands of your subconscious. Great records can do this. Moody, Standard and Poor is no exception. You ask for elaboration, which seems fair. I can tell you that the fuzzy under-drone of �Shift Operator��one of two songs sung by guitarist Sohrab Habibion�will evoke the joy of driving to grab a taco very late at night, after a storm, finding the wet city roads entirely yours. The bendy twang of �New August� will recall a fiery dusk, long forgotten, when you sat in a different car and came to terms with a difficult romantic or professional setback. The spooky resonance of �I Blame Myself� will remind you of a time when you were alone, and lonely, and trapped in an abandoned zinc mine. Don�t be scared of these emotions. The park rangers eventually rescued you, remember? Everything worked out. What, you ask, of their songwriting chops? Here I need to stop you. Remember how I said there were no dumb questions? It turns out I was wrong. This one actually is a dumb question. Obits are a group of accomplished indie-rock veterans, not a cut of pork. Please do not use the word �chop� in this context again. I�m glad we had this talk!

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      9:00 pm
      TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
    8. Bell House: djs his n hers
      10:30 pm – 12:00 am
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      Anyone who was lucky enough to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live over the last year or so got an advance preview of some of the songs that make up THE BRUTALIST BRICKS. I was at a more than a few of those shows, and let me just say that as someone who has witnessed some of the most important rock shows in the last twenty-plus years* I could not believe what my eyes were seeing and my ears were hearing. So many times bands play �the new stuff� and it�s time to pull out the old iPhone and check your fantasy basketball stats. But these songs sent a shock of genuine excitement through the crowd, as if the band was cranking out an old favorite like �Me and Mia� or �Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?�. I was even a little suspicious – you know how when you see a band and they play something so good that it just has to be a cover? That�s how I felt about hearing �Where Was My Brain?� and �Bottled In Cork� for the first time. Surely these were not new songs! But when Ted Leo himself told me post-show that they were among the new stuff, I knew what I had to do. I sat the band down, looked them in the eye and said with songs like that on deck, the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists record was theirs to lose and they better not mess it up.*** I am happy to say that they most certainly Brought It. From the opening facepunch of �The Mighty Sparrow� to the thank-you-goodnight stomp of �Last Days� THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is a ripper that distills all that TL/Rx have been working towards over the last decade into thirteen monster tracks. I know what you�re saying � what makes it so great, loudmouth? Well, jerk, it starts with the songs. While I love all the preceding TL/Rx records like they were related to me, this baker�s dozen is inarguably the strongest batch that Ted has ever assembled. There are straight up HITS on this thing. From �One Polaroid A Day� to �Bottled In Cork� To �Even Heroes Have To Die� and beyond, this album is stuffed with straight-up capital C Classics. But enough about Ted – how about the Pharmacists? Could they be more in the pocket?**** Chris Wilson�s drumming has never sounded better. Marty Key holds down the Thud Stick***** it owes him money. And James Canty is Mr. Everything, taking the songs to another level with his whipsmart guitar and keyboardings. Ted is the anchor, but the Pharmacists are the reason the whole thing crushes like it does. As a fan of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is everything I hoped they would bring to their Matador debut. It�s the intersection of songs and performance from a band that embodies the perfect synthesis of head and heart. Music is generally a case of individual taste, but if you don�t like this record the only thing I can think is that you�re wrong and kinda stupid and I don�t want anything to do with you.****** –Tom Scharpling (Famous Television Writer and Radio Host) *Um, the first night of A.R.M.S Concert at Madison Square Garden, anyone?** ** What, you don�t remember the A.R.M.S. concert?! Clapton? Ron Wood? Jimmy Page doing songs from the DEATH WISH II soundtrack? Doesn�t the debut of what would become The Firm mean anything anymore? *** I have since been told this is not how things �went down�. **** No! ***** That�s right, the Thud Stick. You might know it as a bass guitar. ****** Unless you have a board tape of the December 9th 1983 A.R.M.S. concert? Anyone? You have questions about Obits. This is understandable. They�re an intriguing band. For starters, you ask, �Are Obits �indie rock veterans�?� The answer is: yes and no. Yes, they are accomplished musicians who once fronted Drive Like Jehu, Edsel, Hot Snakes, and Pitchfork. But also; No, they are not active or retired members of the United States military. They are not veterans in that sense. It�s good to get these things sorted out. Don�t worry�there are no dumb questions. Are Obits a young band? They are. Another good question. A child born in 2007, when Greg Simpson joined as bassist, would not yet be in kindergarten. Obits didn�t self-release their first single (�One Cross Apiece� b/w �Put It in Writing�) until late 2008. Their debut LP (I Blame You, on Sub Pop), wasn�t released until March 2009. Is it true fans bootlegged Obits� very first show? It is very much true. Does their stripped-down rock incorporate elements of surf and garage? Absolutely it does. The members of Obits are fans of oldies. They generally dislike newies. But their influences simmer in the crock-pot of human creativity; you will find only disappointment if you try to deduce the muse of any given song. What, you ask, of Obits� new record? Well, for starters, it�s their second full-length, and it�s called Moody, Standard and Poor. It was recorded at Brooklyn�s Saltlands Studio by Eli Janney and Geoff Sanoff. Sub Pop will release it on March 29, 2011. This concerns you. Isn�t that Vangelis�s birthday? To be perfectly honest, it is. This was a scheduling snafu, plain and simple. There�s nothing to be done about it now. Will this be a �yelly� record? No, it will not. Rick Froberg doesn�t yell any more. It makes him uncomfortable. Hurts his throat. He�s not going to do it. Unless he sees a fire in the engineer�s booth, or a crazy man with a knife hiding behind one of the amps. And even then, it�s doubtful that Rick�s yelling would make it onto tape. Is there a tradeoff for Rick not yelling? Absolutely. Obits� music is more stripped down than any of Froberg�s previous bands. As chief songwriter, he spares the overdubs and spoils the open chords. Sonically, it�s an intimate sound, borderline chummy. It�s like you�re hanging out with them at practice. Only you�re not actually, physically, hanging out with them at practice, so you won�t be made to feel rude. So how will Moody, Standard and Poor make you feel? The short answer is: great. Not Smoking-An-Eightball-Of-Coke great. But Alive-To-New-Listening-Experiences great. This intrigues you. I can see it on your face. You�re thinking, �What about the long answer?� The long answer is that these twelve songs will take you on a series of emotional road trips. Some will be as brief as a walk to the fridge. Others will be epic pilgrimages to the shady hinterlands of your subconscious. Great records can do this. Moody, Standard and Poor is no exception. You ask for elaboration, which seems fair. I can tell you that the fuzzy under-drone of �Shift Operator��one of two songs sung by guitarist Sohrab Habibion�will evoke the joy of driving to grab a taco very late at night, after a storm, finding the wet city roads entirely yours. The bendy twang of �New August� will recall a fiery dusk, long forgotten, when you sat in a different car and came to terms with a difficult romantic or professional setback. The spooky resonance of �I Blame Myself� will remind you of a time when you were alone, and lonely, and trapped in an abandoned zinc mine. Don�t be scared of these emotions. The park rangers eventually rescued you, remember? Everything worked out. What, you ask, of their songwriting chops? Here I need to stop you. Remember how I said there were no dumb questions? It turns out I was wrong. This one actually is a dumb question. Obits are a group of accomplished indie-rock veterans, not a cut of pork. Please do not use the word �chop� in this context again. I�m glad we had this talk!

      +
      10:30 pm
      Bell House: djs his n hers
  10. Dec

    31

    Sat

    1. Bell House: djs his n hers
      12:00 am – 12:30 am
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      Anyone who was lucky enough to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live over the last year or so got an advance preview of some of the songs that make up THE BRUTALIST BRICKS. I was at a more than a few of those shows, and let me just say that as someone who has witnessed some of the most important rock shows in the last twenty-plus years* I could not believe what my eyes were seeing and my ears were hearing. So many times bands play �the new stuff� and it�s time to pull out the old iPhone and check your fantasy basketball stats. But these songs sent a shock of genuine excitement through the crowd, as if the band was cranking out an old favorite like �Me and Mia� or �Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?�. I was even a little suspicious – you know how when you see a band and they play something so good that it just has to be a cover? That�s how I felt about hearing �Where Was My Brain?� and �Bottled In Cork� for the first time. Surely these were not new songs! But when Ted Leo himself told me post-show that they were among the new stuff, I knew what I had to do. I sat the band down, looked them in the eye and said with songs like that on deck, the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists record was theirs to lose and they better not mess it up.*** I am happy to say that they most certainly Brought It. From the opening facepunch of �The Mighty Sparrow� to the thank-you-goodnight stomp of �Last Days� THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is a ripper that distills all that TL/Rx have been working towards over the last decade into thirteen monster tracks. I know what you�re saying � what makes it so great, loudmouth? Well, jerk, it starts with the songs. While I love all the preceding TL/Rx records like they were related to me, this baker�s dozen is inarguably the strongest batch that Ted has ever assembled. There are straight up HITS on this thing. From �One Polaroid A Day� to �Bottled In Cork� To �Even Heroes Have To Die� and beyond, this album is stuffed with straight-up capital C Classics. But enough about Ted – how about the Pharmacists? Could they be more in the pocket?**** Chris Wilson�s drumming has never sounded better. Marty Key holds down the Thud Stick***** it owes him money. And James Canty is Mr. Everything, taking the songs to another level with his whipsmart guitar and keyboardings. Ted is the anchor, but the Pharmacists are the reason the whole thing crushes like it does. As a fan of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is everything I hoped they would bring to their Matador debut. It�s the intersection of songs and performance from a band that embodies the perfect synthesis of head and heart. Music is generally a case of individual taste, but if you don�t like this record the only thing I can think is that you�re wrong and kinda stupid and I don�t want anything to do with you.****** –Tom Scharpling (Famous Television Writer and Radio Host) *Um, the first night of A.R.M.S Concert at Madison Square Garden, anyone?** ** What, you don�t remember the A.R.M.S. concert?! Clapton? Ron Wood? Jimmy Page doing songs from the DEATH WISH II soundtrack? Doesn�t the debut of what would become The Firm mean anything anymore? *** I have since been told this is not how things �went down�. **** No! ***** That�s right, the Thud Stick. You might know it as a bass guitar. ****** Unless you have a board tape of the December 9th 1983 A.R.M.S. concert? Anyone? You have questions about Obits. This is understandable. They�re an intriguing band. For starters, you ask, �Are Obits �indie rock veterans�?� The answer is: yes and no. Yes, they are accomplished musicians who once fronted Drive Like Jehu, Edsel, Hot Snakes, and Pitchfork. But also; No, they are not active or retired members of the United States military. They are not veterans in that sense. It�s good to get these things sorted out. Don�t worry�there are no dumb questions. Are Obits a young band? They are. Another good question. A child born in 2007, when Greg Simpson joined as bassist, would not yet be in kindergarten. Obits didn�t self-release their first single (�One Cross Apiece� b/w �Put It in Writing�) until late 2008. Their debut LP (I Blame You, on Sub Pop), wasn�t released until March 2009. Is it true fans bootlegged Obits� very first show? It is very much true. Does their stripped-down rock incorporate elements of surf and garage? Absolutely it does. The members of Obits are fans of oldies. They generally dislike newies. But their influences simmer in the crock-pot of human creativity; you will find only disappointment if you try to deduce the muse of any given song. What, you ask, of Obits� new record? Well, for starters, it�s their second full-length, and it�s called Moody, Standard and Poor. It was recorded at Brooklyn�s Saltlands Studio by Eli Janney and Geoff Sanoff. Sub Pop will release it on March 29, 2011. This concerns you. Isn�t that Vangelis�s birthday? To be perfectly honest, it is. This was a scheduling snafu, plain and simple. There�s nothing to be done about it now. Will this be a �yelly� record? No, it will not. Rick Froberg doesn�t yell any more. It makes him uncomfortable. Hurts his throat. He�s not going to do it. Unless he sees a fire in the engineer�s booth, or a crazy man with a knife hiding behind one of the amps. And even then, it�s doubtful that Rick�s yelling would make it onto tape. Is there a tradeoff for Rick not yelling? Absolutely. Obits� music is more stripped down than any of Froberg�s previous bands. As chief songwriter, he spares the overdubs and spoils the open chords. Sonically, it�s an intimate sound, borderline chummy. It�s like you�re hanging out with them at practice. Only you�re not actually, physically, hanging out with them at practice, so you won�t be made to feel rude. So how will Moody, Standard and Poor make you feel? The short answer is: great. Not Smoking-An-Eightball-Of-Coke great. But Alive-To-New-Listening-Experiences great. This intrigues you. I can see it on your face. You�re thinking, �What about the long answer?� The long answer is that these twelve songs will take you on a series of emotional road trips. Some will be as brief as a walk to the fridge. Others will be epic pilgrimages to the shady hinterlands of your subconscious. Great records can do this. Moody, Standard and Poor is no exception. You ask for elaboration, which seems fair. I can tell you that the fuzzy under-drone of �Shift Operator��one of two songs sung by guitarist Sohrab Habibion�will evoke the joy of driving to grab a taco very late at night, after a storm, finding the wet city roads entirely yours. The bendy twang of �New August� will recall a fiery dusk, long forgotten, when you sat in a different car and came to terms with a difficult romantic or professional setback. The spooky resonance of �I Blame Myself� will remind you of a time when you were alone, and lonely, and trapped in an abandoned zinc mine. Don�t be scared of these emotions. The park rangers eventually rescued you, remember? Everything worked out. What, you ask, of their songwriting chops? Here I need to stop you. Remember how I said there were no dumb questions? It turns out I was wrong. This one actually is a dumb question. Obits are a group of accomplished indie-rock veterans, not a cut of pork. Please do not use the word �chop� in this context again. I�m glad we had this talk!

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      12:00 am
      Bell House: djs his n hers
    2. TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
      12:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      TIME: doors 8 p.m. show 9 p.m. 18 COVER: $20

      Anyone who was lucky enough to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists live over the last year or so got an advance preview of some of the songs that make up THE BRUTALIST BRICKS. I was at a more than a few of those shows, and let me just say that as someone who has witnessed some of the most important rock shows in the last twenty-plus years* I could not believe what my eyes were seeing and my ears were hearing. So many times bands play �the new stuff� and it�s time to pull out the old iPhone and check your fantasy basketball stats. But these songs sent a shock of genuine excitement through the crowd, as if the band was cranking out an old favorite like �Me and Mia� or �Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?�. I was even a little suspicious – you know how when you see a band and they play something so good that it just has to be a cover? That�s how I felt about hearing �Where Was My Brain?� and �Bottled In Cork� for the first time. Surely these were not new songs! But when Ted Leo himself told me post-show that they were among the new stuff, I knew what I had to do. I sat the band down, looked them in the eye and said with songs like that on deck, the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists record was theirs to lose and they better not mess it up.*** I am happy to say that they most certainly Brought It. From the opening facepunch of �The Mighty Sparrow� to the thank-you-goodnight stomp of �Last Days� THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is a ripper that distills all that TL/Rx have been working towards over the last decade into thirteen monster tracks. I know what you�re saying � what makes it so great, loudmouth? Well, jerk, it starts with the songs. While I love all the preceding TL/Rx records like they were related to me, this baker�s dozen is inarguably the strongest batch that Ted has ever assembled. There are straight up HITS on this thing. From �One Polaroid A Day� to �Bottled In Cork� To �Even Heroes Have To Die� and beyond, this album is stuffed with straight-up capital C Classics. But enough about Ted – how about the Pharmacists? Could they be more in the pocket?**** Chris Wilson�s drumming has never sounded better. Marty Key holds down the Thud Stick***** it owes him money. And James Canty is Mr. Everything, taking the songs to another level with his whipsmart guitar and keyboardings. Ted is the anchor, but the Pharmacists are the reason the whole thing crushes like it does. As a fan of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, THE BRUTALIST BRICKS is everything I hoped they would bring to their Matador debut. It�s the intersection of songs and performance from a band that embodies the perfect synthesis of head and heart. Music is generally a case of individual taste, but if you don�t like this record the only thing I can think is that you�re wrong and kinda stupid and I don�t want anything to do with you.****** –Tom Scharpling (Famous Television Writer and Radio Host) *Um, the first night of A.R.M.S Concert at Madison Square Garden, anyone?** ** What, you don�t remember the A.R.M.S. concert?! Clapton? Ron Wood? Jimmy Page doing songs from the DEATH WISH II soundtrack? Doesn�t the debut of what would become The Firm mean anything anymore? *** I have since been told this is not how things �went down�. **** No! ***** That�s right, the Thud Stick. You might know it as a bass guitar. ****** Unless you have a board tape of the December 9th 1983 A.R.M.S. concert? Anyone? You have questions about Obits. This is understandable. They�re an intriguing band. For starters, you ask, �Are Obits �indie rock veterans�?� The answer is: yes and no. Yes, they are accomplished musicians who once fronted Drive Like Jehu, Edsel, Hot Snakes, and Pitchfork. But also; No, they are not active or retired members of the United States military. They are not veterans in that sense. It�s good to get these things sorted out. Don�t worry�there are no dumb questions. Are Obits a young band? They are. Another good question. A child born in 2007, when Greg Simpson joined as bassist, would not yet be in kindergarten. Obits didn�t self-release their first single (�One Cross Apiece� b/w �Put It in Writing�) until late 2008. Their debut LP (I Blame You, on Sub Pop), wasn�t released until March 2009. Is it true fans bootlegged Obits� very first show? It is very much true. Does their stripped-down rock incorporate elements of surf and garage? Absolutely it does. The members of Obits are fans of oldies. They generally dislike newies. But their influences simmer in the crock-pot of human creativity; you will find only disappointment if you try to deduce the muse of any given song. What, you ask, of Obits� new record? Well, for starters, it�s their second full-length, and it�s called Moody, Standard and Poor. It was recorded at Brooklyn�s Saltlands Studio by Eli Janney and Geoff Sanoff. Sub Pop will release it on March 29, 2011. This concerns you. Isn�t that Vangelis�s birthday? To be perfectly honest, it is. This was a scheduling snafu, plain and simple. There�s nothing to be done about it now. Will this be a �yelly� record? No, it will not. Rick Froberg doesn�t yell any more. It makes him uncomfortable. Hurts his throat. He�s not going to do it. Unless he sees a fire in the engineer�s booth, or a crazy man with a knife hiding behind one of the amps. And even then, it�s doubtful that Rick�s yelling would make it onto tape. Is there a tradeoff for Rick not yelling? Absolutely. Obits� music is more stripped down than any of Froberg�s previous bands. As chief songwriter, he spares the overdubs and spoils the open chords. Sonically, it�s an intimate sound, borderline chummy. It�s like you�re hanging out with them at practice. Only you�re not actually, physically, hanging out with them at practice, so you won�t be made to feel rude. So how will Moody, Standard and Poor make you feel? The short answer is: great. Not Smoking-An-Eightball-Of-Coke great. But Alive-To-New-Listening-Experiences great. This intrigues you. I can see it on your face. You�re thinking, �What about the long answer?� The long answer is that these twelve songs will take you on a series of emotional road trips. Some will be as brief as a walk to the fridge. Others will be epic pilgrimages to the shady hinterlands of your subconscious. Great records can do this. Moody, Standard and Poor is no exception. You ask for elaboration, which seems fair. I can tell you that the fuzzy under-drone of �Shift Operator��one of two songs sung by guitarist Sohrab Habibion�will evoke the joy of driving to grab a taco very late at night, after a storm, finding the wet city roads entirely yours. The bendy twang of �New August� will recall a fiery dusk, long forgotten, when you sat in a different car and came to terms with a difficult romantic or professional setback. The spooky resonance of �I Blame Myself� will remind you of a time when you were alone, and lonely, and trapped in an abandoned zinc mine. Don�t be scared of these emotions. The park rangers eventually rescued you, remember? Everything worked out. What, you ask, of their songwriting chops? Here I need to stop you. Remember how I said there were no dumb questions? It turns out I was wrong. This one actually is a dumb question. Obits are a group of accomplished indie-rock veterans, not a cut of pork. Please do not use the word �chop� in this context again. I�m glad we had this talk!

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      12:00 am
      TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS
    3. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    4. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    5. Learn to Boulder
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Sports

      Learn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your way to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available.

      At Brooklyn Boulder

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      6:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
    6. Halyards: New Year’s Eve
      8:00 pm – 12:00 am
      Read more »
      Foodie
      Halyards

      +
      8:00 pm
      Halyards: New Year’s Eve
    7. Bell House: NEW YEAR’s EVE SOUL!
      9:30 pm – 12:00 am
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      COVER: $45 adv./$50 d.o.s.

      DIG DEEPER PRESENTS
      NEW YEAR’S EVE SOUL!
      with
      LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
      SUGAR PIE DESANTO
      Dig Deeper once again rings in the New Year with a soul double-header of epic proportions – Lee Fields and the Expressions and Sugar Pie DeSanto backed by the Divine Soul Rhythm Band!
      Lee Fields and the Expressions – Do we really need to introduce Lee Fields? Sometimes called “Little JB” as the only vocalist who can match both James Brown’s growl and powerful balladry, Lee Fields has been a regular on the NYC club scene going back to the early 1970s (complete with a brief stint in Kool & the Gang – really!). Lee began gathering new fans in the 1990s with his gritty Desco / Daptone singles and shows with Sharon Jones, followed by a string of singles and a truly stellar album “My world” with the Expressions. Lee & the Expressions have a new album in the works, and put high odds on 2012 being their year – what better way to kick it off than the stroke of midnight?

      Sugar Pie DeSanto returns to her birthplace of Brooklyn for her first show in town since playing the Apollo Theatre over 40 years ago. A fiery, sassy vocalist known for her electric live shows, Sugar Pie recorded a stack of records over her career which still to this day ignite dancefloor mayhem – including “In the basement” and “Do I make myself clear” which she recorded with friend Etta James, “Go go power”, “Soulful dress”, and too many others to count. We have wanted to bring Sugar Pie home to Brooklyn for some time – what better night than NYE?

      And naturally, no Dig Deeper would be complete without Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky spinning all original soul and funk 45s for the dance floor, with special guest DJs TBA. Wear your dancing shoes. You will need them.

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      9:30 pm
      Bell House: NEW YEAR’s EVE SOUL!
    8. Halyards: New Year
      10:00 pm – 12:00 am
      Read more »
      Holiday Related
      Halyards

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      10:00 pm
      Halyards: New Year
  11. Jan

    1

    Sun

    1. Bell House: NEW YEAR’s EVE SOUL!
      12:00 am – 3:00 am
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      COVER: $45 adv./$50 d.o.s.

      DIG DEEPER PRESENTS
      NEW YEAR’S EVE SOUL!
      with
      LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
      SUGAR PIE DESANTO
      Dig Deeper once again rings in the New Year with a soul double-header of epic proportions – Lee Fields and the Expressions and Sugar Pie DeSanto backed by the Divine Soul Rhythm Band!
      Lee Fields and the Expressions – Do we really need to introduce Lee Fields? Sometimes called “Little JB” as the only vocalist who can match both James Brown’s growl and powerful balladry, Lee Fields has been a regular on the NYC club scene going back to the early 1970s (complete with a brief stint in Kool & the Gang – really!). Lee began gathering new fans in the 1990s with his gritty Desco / Daptone singles and shows with Sharon Jones, followed by a string of singles and a truly stellar album “My world” with the Expressions. Lee & the Expressions have a new album in the works, and put high odds on 2012 being their year – what better way to kick it off than the stroke of midnight?

      Sugar Pie DeSanto returns to her birthplace of Brooklyn for her first show in town since playing the Apollo Theatre over 40 years ago. A fiery, sassy vocalist known for her electric live shows, Sugar Pie recorded a stack of records over her career which still to this day ignite dancefloor mayhem – including “In the basement” and “Do I make myself clear” which she recorded with friend Etta James, “Go go power”, “Soulful dress”, and too many others to count. We have wanted to bring Sugar Pie home to Brooklyn for some time – what better night than NYE?

      And naturally, no Dig Deeper would be complete without Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky spinning all original soul and funk 45s for the dance floor, with special guest DJs TBA. Wear your dancing shoes. You will need them.

      +
      12:00 am
      Bell House: NEW YEAR’s EVE SOUL!
    2. Halyards: New Year
      12:00 am – 2:00 am
      Read more »
      Holiday Related
      Halyards

      +
      12:00 am
      Halyards: New Year
    3. Halyards: New Year’s Eve
      12:00 am – 2:00 am
      Read more »
      Foodie
      Halyards

      +
      12:00 am
      Halyards: New Year’s Eve
    4. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    5. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    6. Learn to Boulder
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Learning
      Sports

      Brooklyn BouldersLearn to Boulder

      Want to learn the basics of climbing technique? Learn to Boulder is the class for you. You’ll get expert instruction on beginner technique points while learning how to boulder safely and practice safe spotting. This is a great way to build a solid foundation of climbing knowledge, and will get you on your wa

      y to climbing stronger and smarter. The package includes your day pass ($22), rental gear, ($8), and the 30 minute class ($25 value) and costs only $45. The LTB class runs at 9pm on weekdays and 9am and 7pm on weekends. Want to gain even more technical knowledge? Try Brooklyn Boulders University, the best, most comprehensive climbing technique class available. Back to top.

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      6:00 pm
      Learn to Boulder
  12. Jan

    2

    Mon

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

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      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
  13. Jan

    3

    Tue

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
  14. Jan

    4

    Wed

    1. Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show

       

       

      curated from an open call to currently enrolled students

      opening reception Thursday, December 15th, 6-9pm>>> RSVP on Facebook!!
      on view December 15th – January 26th

      Featuring work by:

      Rachel Cohen
      Christian Hansen
      Bryan Meador
      Tonja Torgerson
      Roberto De Jesus
      Freya Powell
      Lisa Miller
      Kevin Deckert
      Aubrey Rodriguez
      Deanna Paquette
      Idoyangbon Edorisiagbon
      + the 99%

      2011 has been a year of rebellion.  This year has seen long-standing monarchs overthrown in Egypt and Libya and mass protests for calling change in the economic-political power structure in Europe and the United States, most notably in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dissent at this level has not been seen since the late 1960′s, where protesters developed both nonviolent and more radical protest techniques that are still used in today’s struggles.

      Young people in particular are standing up and using their voice, and in times of social turmoil and political upheaval art can be used as a powerful and emotional communicative tool.  In recognition of these calls for change, The Art of Rebellion features politically-fueled artwork of varying of mediums and viewpoints selected from an open call to currently enrolled students.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Print Lab: Art of Rebellion
    2. Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
      12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more »
      Art Show
      Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by The Gowanus Studio Space 2011 Printshop Residents.

      Meditations on the Multiple

      An exhibition from the GSS Printshop Residency Program

      December 9th – January 13th

      Opening Reception: December 9th, 7pm – 10pm

      Featuring work from Yunmee Kyong, Michelle Levy, and Jomar Statkun

       

      The Gowanus Studio Space presents Meditations on the Multiple, an exhibition of work made over the last six months by the GSS 2011 Printshop Residents. Residents have focused on printmaking as not simply the result of an artistic process but an essential part of a multi-disciplinary work.

      In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production of artwork and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency brings accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into a community with fellow GSS studio members with the goal of fostering experimental collaboration along with ensuring the relevance of Printmaking in contemporary art practice.

       Opening reception, December 9th, 7pm to 10pm with performances by Jomar Statkun and Michelle Levy.

      ————————

      The Gowanus Studo Space is a non-profit organization and a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, providing equipment, exhibition opportunities, and space to work for the artists and designers of New York City. To learn more about our space and mission, please visit www.GowanusStudio.org

      +
      12:00 pm
      Gowanus Studio Space: Meditations on the Multiple
    3. Bell House: The 6th Annual 50 First Jokes
      8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
      Read more »
      Music
      Bellhouse

      COVER: $10 adv / $12 door
      THE 6TH ANNUAL 50 FIRST JOKES
      Each year, 50 super rad NYC comedians come together to tell the first joke they’ve written for the new year, kicking off the 2012 comedy scene in the most righteous way possible.
      Hosted by John F. O’Donnell

      About 50 First Jokes
      50 First Jokes is celebrating its sixth year in 2012. The show has been a sold-out comedy sensation since its inception and has received notable mentions in The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, and Comedy Central Insider, among other outlets. It’s been nominated for ‘Excellence in Comedy New York (ECNY)’ awards in the categories of Best Variety Show and Best Comedy Event. The comedians performing on the show have had Comedy Central specials, have appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and have written for Family Guy, VH1, The Onion, Saturday Night Live, Tosh.0 and MTV. The show was founded by comedians John F. O’Donnell, Claudia Cogan and Jiwon Lee, and is co-produced by Sachi Ezura.

      Comedians this year include: Amber Nelson, Annie Lederman, Anthony Devito, Brooke Van Poppelen, Calise Hawkins, Chris Laker, Erik Bergstrom, Greg Johnson, Jared Logan, Jeffrey Joseph, Mark Normand, Michael Che, Mike Lawrence, Mike Recine, Myq Kaplan, Nick Turner, Pat Dixon, Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, Sean Patton and more – check back for more names added soon!

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      8:30 pm
      Bell House: The 6th Annual 50 First Jokes

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