In college I made it somewhat of a mission to check out Balkan brass bands and parties like they’d throw at Mehanata or Barbes. It just seemed like a good time. No surprise that the Golden Festival, a celebration of … Continue reading
Jalopy in Red Hook is the place for roots music almost any night of the week. But that’s especially so this week, thanks to a 20-plus musician showcase put together by Ken Waldman, aka “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet.” I previewed the … Continue reading
This Elvis birthday bash at Radio Bushwick is truly fit for a king. In one night, you can hear four rockabilly bands and participate in a Elvis-themed dance, costume and trivia contests. I talked with the producer in advance of … Continue reading
This event has already passed, so forgive my tardiness in posting. But I enjoyed talking to Brooklyn jeweler Christine Mackellar about her craft. She was quite poetic.
This one was fun to put together. For the Brooklyn Paper, I did a definitive roundup of Brooklyn cookbooks that came out this year. There were many.
There are a ton of holiday markets in Brooklyn this season. I tried to compile them all for the Brooklyn Paper.
For the week leading up to Oct. 31, it’s like every day is Halloween. I rounded up some of the more promising events for the Brooklyn Paper – including an inspired tribute band to Dionne Warwick called Dionne Werewolf.
The Brooklyn Museum’s next big show is a retrospective of Jean Paul Gaultier – the man behind Madonna’s pink cone bra, and much, much more.
There is an unintentional theme in this weekend’s Dumbo Arts Festival – works inspired by Hurricane Sandy. I look at the works in a preview for the Brooklyn Paper.
I’m back in my old stomping ground, Brooklyn, and writing for my old employer, the Brooklyn Paper. This time it’s about House of Yes, a performance space known for its daring aerial feats and tongue-in-cheek cabaret shows. I could always … Continue reading