Local X Local Ft. Sinkane Media Recap

October 29th, 2012

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Brooklyn Brewery & Learned Evolution present:

 // LOCAL X LOCAL FT. SINKANE //

Zongo Junction, Pegasus Warning
Tuesday, October 23

Tuesday night got LOUD and LOCAL with an amazing lineup of dynamic bands and businesses, featuring multi-instrumental extraordinaire Sinkane who celebrated the release of his debut album “Mars” on DFA Records! He has been an unstoppable force as of late taking CMJ crowds by storm. We were so lucky to have him join us for another amazing performance alongside supporting artists Zongo Junction and Pegasus Warning.

Also, major shout out to our local friends over at Little Duck Organics, The bkbooth, and Brooklyn Brewery for showing us what homemade and hearty is all about.

Catch all the highlights (and hilarity) below!

Brooklyn Vegan- RECAP & PHOTOS

The bkbooth- PHOTOS

Photos:

Photo by Sarah Gainer

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Little Duck Organics // Photo by The bkbooth

Photo by The bkbooth

Zongo Junction // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Pegasus Warning // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Pegasus Warning // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

Sinkane // Photo by Sarah Gainer

LOCAL X LOCAL FT. CHEESEBURGER

May 9th, 2011

Local X Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally

Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

CHEESEBURGER

Mick’s Jaguar

The Live Ones

Sunday, May 22

We’ve come a long way, and — FINALLY — it’s May. In other words, BBQ season has begun. So for this month’s Local X Local, we’re really beefin’ up.

First, we’re bringing out Cheeseburger, a kick-ass Brooklyn band that you may know as singers of the Superjail! theme song on Adult Swim. Then, we’re throwing in Mick’s Jaguar and the Live Ones, to sweeten the deal. And THEN, we’re adding some of the best local Brooklyners around to show, sample and sell their fine wares to you: My Friend’s Mustard, EASTERN DISTRICT, bkbooth!, and a bunch of local vintage retailers to get you ‘fitted up right. And did we mention $4 Brooklyn Brewery lagers, and special menu items?

Plus, there will be special premieres of Superjail! and a sneak peek at the latest installment of Pitchfork 3D!

Local X Local, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates Brooklyn’s best music, food, beer, art, and media. The May LXL will feature $4 Brooklyn Brewery Lagers, and all the best local stuff you can get your hands/mouth/ears on.

Oh yeah, and it’s FREE.

Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

RSVP on Facebook!

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all (7PM-11PM)

With lots & lots of local treats by:

EASTERN DISTRICT

bkbooth!

& More.

LOCAL X LOCAL FT. APRIL SMITH & THE GREAT PICTURE SHOW

February 9th, 2011

Local X Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

APRIL SMITH AND THE GREAT PICTURE SHOW

Sunday, March 20

Ahhh, March. The days are getting longer, the sun sunnier, etc. etc. But do you want to know the best part about March? April.

For this month’s Local X Local, we’re throwing down. We’re bringing in April Smith and the Great Picture Show, who is just about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen (and don’t even get us started on her voice). Plus we’ve got tons and tons of local goodies like art by EASTERN DISTRICT, handmade & eco-friendly body treats by skinnyskinny, whole grain beer mustard from My Friend’s Mustard, and a kickass photo booth by bkbooth! (who you saw at the February LXL), not to mention much, much more.

Local X Local, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates Brooklyn’s best music, food, beer, art, and media. The March LXL will feature $4 Brooklyn Brewery Lagers, and all the best local stuff you can get your hands/mouth/ears on.

Did we mention that it’s FREE? Let’s get local.

Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

RSVP on Facebook!

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all (7PM-11PM)

With lots & lots of local treats by:

EASTERN DISTRICT

skinnyskinny

bkbooth!

My Friend’s Mustard

& More.

SPECIAL LOCAL X LOCAL MENU ITEM!

APRIL SMITH AND THE GREAT PICTURE SHOW BIO:

“I was the surprise,” says April Smith, the bonus baby her parents won late and whose moxie and dash astounded everyone she met. Today, she remains a welcome bolt: a loose-lipped, cocked-hip gal whose music and mien could buoy the Titanic.

The girl from Toms River, New Jersey, swears she cultivated her magnetic personality in order to impress her much older and “insanely talented” siblings. Watching her brother play with his band, and her sister paint murals on her closet doors, young April wondered, “How do I sneak into their world?”

Actually, “sneak” isn’t quite the word. April crashed her older siblings’ practice sessions, living room talent shows and parties. “I’d put on a show anywhere,” she recalls. At the “big, bad” shindigs her sister threw when their parents were away, our plucky heroine hopped on the dining room table to sing selections from her Cabbage Patch Kids tape. When her siblings held extemporaneous living room talent shows, she begged entry. Absent any raid-able events, she would belt out at the DMV or the supermarket.

As she took her place in the family, April developed a muscular, mellifluous voice and high-flying showmanship. Her mom adored Queen (”If you didn’t know a Brian May solo in the first few notes, you weren’t her child”) and her dad gave her his old 8-track tape player, letting her buy Elvis and Led Zeppelin tapes at yard sales. During summer vacations with Aunt Cricket and Uncle Fred, April discovered songwriters like Tom Waits and Kinky Friedman, stealing Fred’s cassettes and absorbing observational story-songs in a backyard tent. Waits so impressed April that she felt compelled to dress up – using Fred’s hat, pipe and Junior Mints (she placed them on her teeth) each time she played his music.

LOCAL X LOCAL FT. BEAR HANDS!

February 9th, 2011

Local X Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

BEAR HANDS

Motive

Sunday, February 27

So, 2010 rocked. We ended the year with December’s LXL, which featured performances by Real Estate and Big Troubles, free salsa from Brooklyn Salsa, art galore by EASTERN DISTRICT, and homemade body products by skinnyskinny. Twas the party of a lifetime. BUT! It is now 2011, and things are about to get even better. We have 8 Local X Local parties comin’ atcha this year. That means EIGHT awesome nights celebrating the best of Brooklyn. So to start it off right, we got Brooklyn’s Bear Hands and Motive in the house.

Local X Local, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates Brooklyn’s best music, food, beer, art, and media. This awesome evening will feature $4 Brooklyn Brewery Lagers, art by She Hit Pause, jewelry by Brooklyn Charm, salsa by Brooklyn Salsa, and an awesome photo booth by bkbooth! Plus, if you know Bear Hands, you know this is just going to be really rad.

Did we mention that it’s FREE? Let’s get local.

SPECIAL LOCAL X LOCAL MENU ITEM!


Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

RSVP on Facebook!

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all (7PM-11PM)

With lots & lots of local treats by:

Brooklyn Charm

Brooklyn Salsa

bkbooth!

She Hit Pause Studios

BEAR HANDS BIO:

In August 2006, Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar) brought together Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums) in a small NYC practice space. The original plan was to flesh out some demos Rau had been working on but each quickly saw and heard the potential for a band; a band that would be unique sounding yet widely accessible. Focusing on the rhythm and percussion that Orscher and Loper bring, they strive to bring the driving beat to the foreground and to marry it with the contemplative lyrics of Rau and inventive guitar lines of Feldman. This musical creativity combines and combats ideas set forth by pioneers of the rock genre.

Press has been off the hook for their debut 4 song ep “Golden” which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican) and for their live shows. During their many gigs on the East Coast Bear Hands have been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd, The Honorary Title etc.

LOCAL X LOCAL FT. REAL ESTATE!

November 4th, 2010

It’s almost the end of the year, and we want to end it with a BANG. Or rather… some really psychedelic surf pop. And beer. And salsa. And lots of other cool free stuff. That’s right, it’s time for the final Local X Local of 2010, and we’re psyched to announce Brooklyn’s own REAL ESTATE as our headliner, with an opening set by Big Troubles! Local X Local, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates Brooklyn’s best music, food, beer, art, and media. This awesome evening will feature $4 Brooklyn Brewery Lagers, free snacks from Brooklyn Salsa Company, handmade goodies from skinnyskinny, art by EASTERN DISTRICT, and much, much more! Stay tuned for more info…

Local x Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

REAL ESTATE

BIG TROUBLES

Sunday, December 19

Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

RSVP on Facebook!

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all (7PM-11PM)

FREE chips & salsa from Brooklyn Salsa Company

Visual art by EASTERN DISTRICT

Handmade and eco-friendly body products from skinnyskinny

…and much more!

Real Estate were born in the depths of one New Jersey summer. Frontman Martin Courtney had just returned home to his native Ridgewood from college in Washington State, a few fresh songs in his pockets. He’d been playing music with bassist Alex Bleeker and guitarist Matthew Mondanile since high school in various forms, even covering Weezer and the Strokes records from tip to tail. But during the summer of 2008, Real Estate didn’t get nostalgic for just their specific suburban nights, crushes, or favorite bands as teens– they fashioned a tin can-and-string to memories more universal. Their self-titled debut LP is a collection of those first underwater pop songs and onward, 7″ cuts and mpfrees that have been backstroking their way across the Web and into lo-fi nerdpiles. Over the past year, many of these songs have soundtracked a time when it feels like every kid in or just out of college seems to be handcrafting/clamoring for music that shuttles us back to a time before career choices, adult responsibility, and this recession.

Past Local X Local Performers:

Phenomenal Handclap Band, Vivian Girls, Beach Fossils, Crystal Stilts, Maluca, MINKS, The Beets, Midnight Magic, German Measles.

Past Local X Local Sponsors:

Mast Brothers Chocolate, Blue Bottle Coffee, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn Salsa, Brooklyn Charm, EASTERN DISTRICT, Public School NYC, Peripheral Media Projects, Tortilleria Mexicana los Hermanos, Ad Hoc Art.

Watch Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear at Brooklyn Bowl!

October 19th, 2010

// RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR //

Are you pro-SANITY or pro-FEAR? No matter what side you’re on, come on down to Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, October 30 for a LIVE broadcast of Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive. We’ll be broadcasting the event on our huge hi-def screens, to be enjoyed alongside some serious bowling and good eats/drinks. Those suckers in D.C. don’t know what they’re missing.

Saturday, October 30

Rally to Restore Sanity // March to Keep Fear Alive

Doors: 12:00pm // Broadcast 12:00pm – 3:00pm

All Ages

// ENTER THE SANE SIGN CONTEST TO WIN FREE BOWLING! //

We’re giving away FREE BOWLING for one hour during the rally, including shoes! To enter, RSVP on Facebook and post your best sane sign idea on the event wall. Contest ends Friday at 2pm.

ENTER NOW ON FACEBOOK

Jon Stewart’s Sane Sign Examples:

- “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler”

- “9/11 was an outside job”

- “Got Competence?”

- “I’m not afraid of Muslims, Tea Partiers, Socialists, Immigrants, Gun Owners or Gays … but I am scared of spiders.”

- “Take it Down a Notch For America”

Just Announced: 2 Upcoming Local x Locals!

September 29th, 2010

Local x Local is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates the best in Brooklyn’s local art & music community. Last month’s event with Maluca was off the hook, so we’re super pumped to announce the next TWO Local x Locals, featuring the amazing Brooklyn bands BEACH FOSSILS and CRYSTAL STILTS! The parties will also feature free snacks from Brooklyn Salsa Company and much, much more! Stay tuned for more info…

Local x Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

BEACH FOSSILS

MINKS

Sunday, October 17

Doors: 12pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all.

FREE chips & salsa from Brooklyn Salsa Company.

FREE screen-printed Brooklyn tees by Public School for the first 100 people.

Awesome digital art by Eastern District Gallery ft. Poster Boy, Snejina Latev, Aakash Nihalani & Nick Punker.

Beach Fossils, a band whose reverb-slicked indie pop compares favorably to acts like Surfer Blood, Best Coast and the Drums, formed in 2009 as a vehicle for the solo recordings of Dustin Payseur. Bassist John Pena and guitarist Christopher Burke were brought into Beach Fossils’ lineup later that year, after Payseur had single-handedly put together the recordings that would comprise the group’s first album. Beach Fossils’ debut 7″ single, Daydream/Desert Sand, was released on Captured Tracks in February 2010; their self-titled album was released on the same label later that year.

Minks is the perfect mixture of goth, lo-fi and 80′s revival. Their songs spark up memories of a late night good time on the shore and not just bedroom dance party.

***********

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

CRYSTAL STILTS

THE BEETS

Sunday, November 14

Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm

FREE

$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all, with free chips & salsa from Brooklyn Salsa Company!

Formed in New York in 2003 by Brad Hargett and J.B. Townshend, the Crystal Stilts were a multi-influenced indie rock band that released its first work — some singles and an EP — in 2004 on the Feathery Tongue label. The first single, “Shattered Shine,” was followed by a series of local shows, and after an EP — all eventually collected in one place on the self-titled full-length 2008 release — added Kyle Forrester on keyboards (for live gigs, anyway) and Andy Adler to take on bass duties. Finally, the group added a drummer — Frankie Rose, formerly of the Vivian Girls– shortly thereafter.

Local X Local with Maluca & MS Benefit Party

September 13th, 2010

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

MALUCA

BLUE RIBBON MS CHARITY BIKE BENEFIT

Bike giveaway noon-5:00pm :: All Ages (’til 6) // Show & MS Benefit 7:00pm :: 21+

FREE

Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!

RSVP on FACEBOOK for $4 BROOKLYN BREWERY LAGER SPECIAL 7-11PM!

Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, a restaurant group headquartered in New York City, will donate to its employees 160 new Cannondale Quick recreational bicycles. The new bikes will be ridden by Blue Ribbon employees as part of the company’s 200 plus member “Blue Ribbon Restaurants/Naked Nuggets Charity Bike Team” participating as a “Top-Tier Team” in the upcoming National MS Society’s “Bike MS NYC” Event on October 3rd, 2010. The new bikes are part of the company’s efforts to encourage health and wellness, greener business practices, and raise money for charity at the same time.

The bike donation event will include helmets and associated gear, safety instructions, helmet fittings and other assistance to Blue Ribbon employees provided by various sponsors including Cannondale, the NYC DOT, Bike New York, NYC Transportation Alternatives, the NYC – Southern Chapter of the National MS Society, Cycling Sports Group and The Bike Express/52 Division.

The bike distribution will be followed by a fundraiser party at Brooklyn Bowl from 7-11 PM called Local x Local, which features the best in local food, beer, and music. Special features will include free chips and salsa from Brooklyn Salsa, and a performance by rising star Maluca.

Maluca, who joins the ranks of M.I.A. and Santigold on Diplo’s record label Mad Decent, brings the heat with “tropical punk” ghettotech and a fierce latin flare.

Local x Local

Brooklyn Brewery Presents Local X Local With Vivian Girls

March 24th, 2010

Local X Local

SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH

BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS

// LOCAL X LOCAL //

VIVIAN GIRLS

GERMAN MEASLES

Doors 12:00pm :: Show 7:00pm :: 21+

FREE

Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer! Vivian Girls drop sweet girl-group melodies into proto-shoegaze squalls the way the Jesus & Mary Chain used to and the way groups like the Aislers Set have done with female vocalists.

RSVP on FACEBOOK FOR $3 BROOKLYN BREWERY BEER SPECIAL 7-9PM!

THIS MONTH’S LOCAL FOOD SPECIAL:

We’ll be serving Fish Tacos with Local Cod, red cabbage, pickled peppers and roasted tomato salsa, served on local tortillas made by the famous Tortilleria Mexicana los Hermanos in Bushwick

LOCAL LOUNGE FEATURING

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE

With New York’s only bean to bar chocolate maker from Williamsburg, Mast Brothers Chocolate, serving the freshest and tastiest in the devil’s food

BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE

The neighborhood’s newest coffee gurus will be selling bags of beans and giving away little cups of New Orleans iced coffee.

AD HOC ART

Live screen printing by Ad Hoc Arts/Peripheral Media Projects

Check Out Last Month’s Local X Local Featuring Phenomenal Handclap Band on our Flickr Page

YouTube Preview Image