Posts tagged: brooklyn
2/5ths of this band is barefoot on stage. Love it. #AthensGA #Brooklyn #live #concerts #Reptar (Taken with Instagram at Brooklyn Bowl)
Dead #robot in a #Bushwick back yard. #galleries #art #brooklyn (Taken with Instagram at Airplane)
Sometimes this city can really kick you when you’re already down, but then you go up to a #rooftop in South #Williamsburg and are stunned by its beauty. #nyc #brooklyn #skyline #cityscape (Taken with Instagram)
Last week in #DUMBO: this view never gets old. She’s a beauty, that #Brooklyn #Bridge. #nyc #bridges #bridgeporn (Taken with Instagram)
Eating a proper #breakfast (poached eggs, 7-grain toast with jam, hashbrown, and a side of seared summer squash with garlic scapes and fresh mint - no photo!) and #drawing #fireworks with #crayons on the paper tablecloth like a kid. #brooklyn #williamsburg #funemployment (Taken with Instagram at Egg)
#AthensGA represent. So happy to be seeing The Olivia Tremor Control right now. They are all killing it…and making me miss my friends from home/#UGA. #concerts #music #bands #elephantsix #live #brooklyn (Taken with Instagram at Music Hall of Williamsburg)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, last night. Photo by Farah Momin
What a fantastic show last night - great way to wrap up the tour! Thanks Fitch for hosting!
Oh, hey…I took this! Thanks for sharing, Jonny!
“Smile Friday” (is that still a tumblr thing?) with Stephen Cramer! Subtitled: a current and former Athenian meet for breakfast in Brooklyn.
Stephen had to go to the airport to fly home right after this, so I sent some love and hugs for certain special people back with him.
April 21st New York show added! 8pm, Park Slope
Alright, New Yorkers… We had a great time with you all at the last two shows and we’re coming back for more. We’ve just added another show for April 21st at an amazing loft in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Here’s how it works: if you’d like to come, email your rsvp and Mr. Ryan will respond with details about how to get there. Once again, this is filling up quickly, but we’d love to see you there!
This is another evening in our Living Room series and it promises to be a great night, complete with appetizers and a cocktail menu written by Ms. Lady Lillet herself, Amanda Boccato!
Jonny Rodgers will be opening the evening again on his amazing tuned wine glasses. See you soon, NYC!
You bet I just e-mailed to RSVP for this. I asked for a +1 too, and I really hope someone will accompany me this time. Not that I didn’t have a blast talking to Katie’s cousin and his friend and befriending the musicians when I was by my lonesome last time, but it’s always nice to have a familiar face and/or shoulder to rest your head on at these kinds of things.
I wish I could Facebook friend all of you so you can keep up with the goings on of my life without my having to make as much effort as it takes to update here, but I try to keep that limited to people I’ve met at least once in real life. Exceptions to the rule include Alison (inthesaddle), Katie (reallykatie), Sarah (murmurandshout), and Paul Holdengräber (…but come on now, he’s the director of LIVE from the NYPL and he actually accepted my friend request!), all of whom are people I would hang out with IRL if they lived in NYC…or if they invited me to dinner with themselves and Hans Ulrich Obrist (yes, I’m still dreaming about that one!).
Anyway, here are some quick bullet points for everyone else…
In short, other than still needing to catch up on my bills after my savings finally ran out last month and having to start paying back student loans pretty soon (ugh!) and having allergies for the first time in my life just as the pollen count is on the rise (double ugh!), life’s not looking too bad for me these days. That’s a lot more than I could say until a few weeks ago, so here’s hoping the upward trend continues.
Jonny Rodgers and Faux Fix at The Whisk and Ladle Supper Club in Williamsburg, 4/1/12.
I bought CDs from both (although my MacBook rejected the Faux Fix one, so Nathan’s working on getting me a digital download code), a Faux Fix t-shirt, and I signed up for both of their mailing lists so I’ll know when these guys are next passing through NYC. Yes, they are that good, and yes, I am that much more of a fangirl after having seen them live.
Special Note: As I told Katie via email, since she’s married to a Johnson and is pretty damn talented herself, she’s covered under the provisions of my tumblr tag for the family.
“Wine Glasses” by Jonny Rodgers
And below is my photo of said wine glass setup from seeing Jonny open for and play with Faux Fix last night in Williamsburg. As I wrote when I posted the photo on Facebook earlier, it was truly magical to see/hear him play these. The show was at The Whisk and Ladle Supper Club, and it was one of the best live music experiences I’ve witnessed of late.
If you get a chance to see either Jonny or Faux Fix next time they pass anywhere close to where you live, I can’t recommend going to see them enough. What a bunch of seriously sweet and talented people!
More photos, music, and possibly a mobile video or two to come!
Two shows next week!
- Tuesday, March 20th, at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, with LAME DRIVERS, EUREKA CALIFORNIA and VULTURE SHIT
- Thursday, March 22nd, at Glasslands, with OPEN OCEAN, BROWNS, and TYBURN SAINTS
This was such a killer show last night. It felt as close to being at The Caledonia Lounge or some other tiny space in Athens as I’ve experienced thus far in Brooklyn. Then again, I was avoiding the local/independent music scene here from when I moved in Fall 2006 until just a couple of months ago when I got to know some people in it. Thinking about going to Glasslands on Thursday too.
I did not stay for Vulture Shit, but Lame Drivers and Eureka California were also excellent. The latter has a lady drummer named Marie who in all seriousness reminded me of a young Meg White, which is pretty fucking awesome. They are from Athens so I’ll either have to travel home to see them again or wait until they come back through Brooklyn.