Jonah Levy on on the NYC Office of Nightlife and “Night Mayor.” Charles Hinshaw on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).’ Molly Knefel on the Harvey Weinstein story. Sneak preview of Faith Healer’s BTR Live Studio session.
This episode actually starts outside of NYC, featuring music by a couple of artists who recently played at Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana. Then, we explore music by the members of a new project called Gracie Mansion, all of whom are veterans of the local music scene. And, finally, we segue into a tribute to beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, which is now in the process of seeking a new home and situation in hopes of continuing to service the community they’ve both been a part of and helped to develop over the years.
They’re just three protozoa that crawled out from under the pillars of creation and picked up instruments. But what happened after they picked up those instruments is a pivotal point in the history of Brooklyn’s music scene.
With high rent, fines, strenuous permit processes, and prejudice targeting, established and iconic DIY NYC venues are being bought out or forced to close their doors. How do venues and creative spaces get ahead and keep up? We must form an alliance with artists, audiences, and the city to stay afloat, stay safe, and become legit.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and… | watch
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.