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February 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Brooklyn is as happening as cities get, with live music in the bars and clubs from Williamsburg to Park Slope to downtown. With a younger crowd taking to the always trending burough, you can bet that great shows can be found all over Brooklyn. Whether you're more into a rock scene or music that's an eclectic mix, check out places like Brooklyn Steel, Barbes, and the Pine Box Rock Shop all around Brooklyn.

The Bar Band - Skinny Dennis
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Bar Band

Rosie Flores Album Release Party - Skinny Dennis
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Rosie Flores Album Release Party

Pod Save The People - The Bell House
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn,

This event is 21 and over Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith. Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.

Chris Ferris & Dancers: Unquantifiable - Roulette
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

UNQUANTIFIABLE is 10 performers expressing the me, them and other. The personal satisfaction of one's own voice divides, only to form a full melody in the net of time and space. As one observes, the unconnected things begin to connect. The connections are by coincidence and become intentional as the phrases of movement and music catch on one another reveling in the harmony. The dancers can hide in plain sight, take an unswerving strong path, crisscross in confusion, and meld in amoeba form. Musicians will move throughout the space using wireless pickups to play an "electro-acoustic score" mixed and created by Loren Dempster. Choreography: Chris Ferris Music Director/Composer: Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (cello, computer) Musicians: Jon Hanrahan (Piano, Melodica), Gabriel Peterson (Saxophone), and Kyle Stalsberg (Viola, Electric Violin) Dancers: Meghan Connolly, Anastasia Ellis, Victoria Ellis, Vanessa Ferranti, Bethany Logan, and Diane Skerbec.

Adam Good - Barbes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

ADAM GOOD.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

Lez Hang Out - The Bell House
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Lez Hang Out, the popular lesbian podcast, is bringing you the next installments of their 'Should've Been Gay' live! Join hosts Leigh and Ellie, along with some fun guests, as they talk about the movies, TV shows, or ships that CLEARLY should've been gay. They've covered favorites like Bend It Like Beckham, Bring It On, and Wonder Woman, and frequently call their 'Should've Been Gay' series "the gift that keeps on giving!" Join them for a night of debauchery and fantasizing about homonormativity, and come dressed as your favorite non-canon ship for extra bonus points!

Jason Loughlin - Skinny Dennis
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jason Loughlin

Brain Cloud - Barbes
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud's brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

Locobeach - Barbes
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A tropical hybrid featuring members of Los Crema Paraiso and Chicha Libre. Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic edge. Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S.) and Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass. Dance music for your brain.

The Last Roundup Boys - Skinny Dennis
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Last Roundup Boys

rjd2 - Brooklyn Bowl
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ's Electrical Connections. It's a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly's rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) and fr

The Chills - The Bell House
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn,

Brion Starr This event is 21 and over The Chills are a band from Dunedin, New Zealand fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps. BRION STARR is a singer, artist, and actor based in what remains of New York City. Having been shuffled around throughout early life, if there is any place at all STARR considers home, it is this ever changing megapolis. STARR remains guarded about personal matters taking issues of privacy seriously, reveling in the anonymity of The Big Apple. A New Yorker, STARR feels at ease in only one place.

Mixology Festival 2019: Shelley Hirsch & The Mercurius Wagon // Crystal Penalosa: Sources of Power - Roulette
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The singularly exceptional composer/singer/storyteller Shelley Hirsch performs with Horst Rickels' curiously magical instrument constructed from cannibalized organ pipes, toilet plungers, and bicycle pumps, alongside some new and surprising creations. The Mercurius Wagon, built for Hirsch 30 years ago and restored specially for this event, is one of Rickels's signature works, alongside a lifetime of sound installations, acoustic architecture, and music for film. Two unpredictable and uncompromising artists that always inspire through joy, tears, and wonder. Utilizing electronics, voice, and movement, Crystal Penalosa's new piece Sources of Power explores the vulnerability, power, and potential for safety that voice work can present for people who are transgender. The performance blends traditional voice– expanding conduits such as vocal training, breath work, and speech therapy–with non-traditional technological methods such as pitch shifting, frequency shifting, and wavetable synthesis. Sources of Power explores authenticity in developing a new voice.

Houndmouth - Brooklyn Steel
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Houndmouth Ben Kweller, Modern Love Child

Shelley Thomas - Barbes
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Shelley performs traditional songs from the Mediterranean and Balkans, accompanying herself on the oud (Arabic lute), percussion, and loop station. She incorporates microtonal world vocal styles and improvisation to create a richly ethereal, transportive effect.

Slavic Soul Party - Barbes
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

Sd 6 Yr Anniversary Party - Skinny Dennis
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Featuring Jason Loughlin & Special Guests

Ask Me Another - The Bell House
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn,

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

Sigrid - Brooklyn Steel
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sigrid IDER, Rhys Lewis

The Honky-Tonk-Heroes - Barbes
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

A NY All Star of sorts, featuring Charlie Giordano, Gene Yellin, Trip Henderson, Tim Kiah and some surprise guests (including a fantastic mandoing and clarinet player) doing an old timey and honky tonk repertoire.

Npr's Ask Me Another With Vip Guest: Jim Gaffigan - The Bell House
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

The Mandingo Ambassadors - Barbes
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970's. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz's guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. "Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system" Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

Npr's Ask Me Another With Vip Guest: Jim Gaffigan - The Bell House
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over

North of Amarillo - Skinny Dennis
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

North of Amarillo

Summer Heart & Brothertiger - Knitting Factory
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

David Alexander, better known as Summer Heart,blends catchy lo-fi and dream-pop motifs that capture the soundtrack of an endless summer Taste maker blogs and mood-driven playlist curators have loved his tracks for years, with Hype Machine promoting him on 'Nordic Spotlight's Top 20 of 2016' and 'Hype Machine Favorites Vol.1' on Spottily. With the 2017 release of his new album, 101, his Spotify profile is pushing 40 million plays, and hisSoundcloud is close behind at 10 million. BROTHERTIGER John Jagos, better known by his stage name, Brothertiger, began his initial forays into electronic music at an early age. His discovery of analog synthesis drew him into a world of endless possibilities, and led him to an abundance of influences from the past, particularly from the early 1980s. Today, Brothertiger progresses as an ever-evolving studio and live project, focusing on the integration of the natural world into synthesized music. Surfacing from the creative mecca that is Brooklyn, Pleasure Prince stands alone as a truly new and unique sound. Each with unforgettable voices, Scott and Duncan have crafted an almost cinematic essence of steamy, passionate, synth-pop. Driven by their m... (read more)

Bob Mould Band - Brooklyn Steel
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bob Mould Band Titus Andronicus

Percy Jones and Mj-12 - Barbes
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

An improvisational trio that takes various starting points of jazz/rock fusion, psychedelia and ambient noise and develop them in unpredictable directions. With Percy Jones (Brand X, Eno) fretless bass, Stephen Moses (Alice Donut) drums; Chris Bacas - sax and David Phelps - guitar.

A Drinking Game Nyc Presents Mean Girls - 2nd Night Added - The Bell House
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over A DRINKING GAME NYC PRESENTS MEAN GIRLS - 2ND NIGHT ADDED!

Brian Adler and the Human Time Machine - Barbes
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Inspired by Buenos Aires legendary La Bomba de Tiempo, The Human Time Machine combines percussionists and drummers from a wide array of musical backgrounds, and functions like a giant, organic drum machine. Grooves and beats are initiated and morphed in real time via hand signals creating an ongoing polyrhythmic party. Each month the drummers are joined by an invited soloist who provides a spot light of melody and textural variation. This months, with special guest Anaïs Maviel.

Mixology Festival 2019: Michele Mercure - Roulette
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Roulette, with RVNG Intl. and Freedom To Spend, is proud to present minimal synthesist and experimental composer Michele Mercure's debut live performance in New York City. Following the 2017 reissue of her 1986 album, Eye Chant, Mercure celebrates the release of Beside Herself, a collection of her self-produced and distributed cassettes from 1983 and 1990 now reissued on Freedom to Spend. The album charts Mercure's early experiments with sampling and synthesis, drawing influences from kosmiche and experimental German musician Conrad Schnitzler, and restores the canon of the composer's arresting dream-music, revisiting her breakthrough material. For the first time in 30 years, Mercure will perform live.

Royal Hounds Wknd Residency - Skinny Dennis
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Royal Hounds Wknd Residency

Phutureprimitive , Edamame - Knitting Factory
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Phutureprimitive , Edamame

Ron Funches - The Bell House
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn,

This event is 21 and over Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. You may know Ron from NBC's POWERLESS. Ron's other television appearances include, starring in NBC's UNDATEABLE, recurring roles on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, THE KROLL SHOW, DRUNK HISTORY ABC's BLACKISH and many more. Ron has multiple stand-up performances on TBS's CONAN O'BRIEN SHOW and NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON. Ron's voice-over credits include BOJACK HORSEMAN, BOB'S BURGERS, HOME and the Dreamworks animated film TROLLS. Ron resides in Southern California.

Jacob Banks - Brooklyn Steel
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jacob Banks

Dollylujah: Winter Edition A Celebration Of Dolly Parton Featuring Doll Parts, And More - The Bell House
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Brooklyn's Premier Dolly Parton Cover Band-- they have been actively spreading the gospel of Dolly Parton to venues throughout the east coast. Since Dolly doesn't hold back, they don't either! Make no mistake they "BRING THE Y'ALL, Y'ALL!"

Bill Carney's Jug Addicts - Barbes
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sans-Culottes founder and frontman Bill Carney has been leading various jugbands for over 25 years. His latest incarnation, the Brooklyn-based JugAddicts, has earned a reputation for exciting live shows. Often a large formation, the JugAddicts are characterized by their powerful, raucous approach to itsjug band, old time, tin pan alley, early jazz and blues repertoire

Big Lazy - Barbes
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich's music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, "Don't Cross Myrtle," alternates between the raucous and the lyrical." The New Yorker

Popgun Presents Julia Holter - Warsaw
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Julia Holter Aviary is an epic journey through what Julia Holter describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.” Out on October 26 via Domino, it’s the Los Angeles composer’s most breathtakingly expansive album yet, full of startling turns and dazzling instrumental arrangements. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2015 record, Have You in My Wilderness, it takes as its starting point a line from a 2009 short story by writer Etel Adnan: "I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds." It’s a scenario that sounds straight out of a horror movie, but it’s also a pretty good metaphor for life in 2018, with its endless onslaught of political scandals, freakish natural disasters, and voices shouting their desires and resentments into the void. “Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it's hard to find one's foundation,” says Holter. “I think this album is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person—how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace. Maybe it’s a matter of listening to and gathering the seeming madness, of forming something out of it and envisioning a future.” Fittingly for an alb... (read more)

Comedy Outliers: One More Time - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

For one night only, hosts Brandon Collins (TimeOut NY) and Mike Brown (TruTV) bring back their high energy, critically acclaimed "Comedy Outliers" stand-up show! The line-up for this special event includes Dan Soder (Showtime's "Billions"), Emma Willmann (HBO), Rojo Perez (Conan), Ricky Velez (Netflix) and more! Get ready to laugh non-stop and some random giveaways!

The Rub Skip the Line Pre-Sale - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over A very limited number of advance tickets are sold for The Rub every month. Purchase now to secure your admission and skip the line

The Knocks - Brooklyn Steel
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Knocks is an American electronic music duo consisting of Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson. They are known for their own releases on labels such as Kitsuné, Big Beat Records, Neon Gold and Atlantic Records and for their remixes featured on HypeMachine, Beatport, and various DJs' set lists. They are also known for their singles "Classic", featuring POWERS, "I Wish (My Taylor Swift)" which was collaborated with Matthew Koma and "Kiss The Sky", featuring Wyclef Jean. Their debut album, 55, was released on March 4, 2016.

Off the Road Again W/Sean Walsh - Skinny Dennis
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Off the Road Again W/Sean Walsh

Royal Hounds Wknd Residency - Skinny Dennis
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Royal Hounds Wknd Residency

The Rub - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn,

This event is 21 and over There's a reason why The Rub is a New York City institution: it's a dance party where people with good taste in music come together, get wasted and shake their asses until the wee hours of the morning. Having garnered praise from the Village Voice ("best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music") and the New York Press ("best party in NYC"), The Rub is always about great dance music (hip-hop, disco, funk, house, and reggae), affordable drinks, and real people; no dress code, no bottle service and no celebrity DJs

Phantasos - Barbes
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Music of Morphine. Every Saturday in February. Phantasos, named after the mythical son of Somnus and brother of Morpheus, is saxophonisist Josh Sinton's new project dedicated to playing the music of Morphine - the mythical band. Other members of Phantasos include Adam Hopkins, Jason Nazary, Giacomo Merega and Sam Ospov.

Midnight Dj Set - Barbes
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Comedy Outliers - One More Time - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

For one night only, hosts Brandon Collins (TimeOut NY) and Mike Brown (TruTV) bring back their high energy, critically acclaimed "Comedy Outliers" stand-up show! The line-up for this special event includes Dan Soder (Showtime's "Billions"), Emma Willmann (HBO), Rojo Perez (Conan), Ricky Velez (Netflix) and more! Get ready to laugh non-stop and some random giveaways! 6:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Show $20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show Ages 21+

Ned Rothenberg: Beyond C - Roulette
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Composed by Ned Rothenberg, Beyond C is a concerto for improvising woodwind soloist—Ned Rothenberg —and an ensemble of variable instruments—Contemporaneous. Inspired by seminal minimalist composer Terry Riley's landmark composition In C (1964)—which first introduced the musical style now known as Minimalism to a mainstream audience—Rothenberg's Beyond C expands the harmonic, timbral, and rhythmic world of that work. It retains the modular structure of Riley's original piece, but the progression through the work is formed by the conductor who, in partnership with the soloist, may shape each performance in a unique way. Composer/performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on five continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi—an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads the trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla; he works with the Mivos Quartet playing his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and... (read more)

Ham Rodeo - Skinny Dennis
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ham Rodeo

Jeff N Suzie's Country-Oke - Skinny Dennis
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jeff N Suzie's Country-Oke

Elvis Depressedly, the Cordial Sins, Niights, Glitterer, Kempt, 7candystars - Knitting Factory
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY, THE CORDIAL SINS, NIIGHTS, GLITTERER, KEMPT, 7CANDYSTARS

Brandon Seabrook Trio - Barbes
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Described by Spin Magazine as an apocalyptic, supersonic general of the banjo, Brandon Seabrook has made a name for himself in the New York avant-garde music scene as an explosive guitar and banjo performer, relentlessly committed to immediacy and precision.Brandon is an accomplished solo artist, named Best Guitarist in New York City by the Village Voice 2012. "the intensely thorny written passages and gritty improv tangles fly at the listener in disconcertingly stark fashion. The instrumentation also invites in the extensive use of negative space and sparse, low-volume playing," - Rolling Stone with Henry Fraser- bass and Erica Dicker -violin.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbes
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

Alejandro Meola - Union Pool
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Alejandro Meola

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