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GL Music – Sydney Wayser

March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Most people just describe Brooklyn’s Sydney Wayser as indie or indie-pop. That mainly tells you what she doesn’t sound like (mainstream music). So let’s try to describe her music for you. Sydney’s main instrument is piano and her band consists of electric guitar, upright bass, drums and toys (toy piano, toy xylophone and some others). […]

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GL Music: Is Greenpoint El Dorado?

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Image via flickr] Before she moved to Brooklyn in 2007, Carrie Rodriguez was already singing about Brooklyn, or at least the Brooklyn Bridge.  But perhaps we should start at the beginning.  Carrie Rodriguez grew up in Austin, Texas, the daughter of a musician father and artist (and opera buff) mother.  Classically trained as a violinist, […]

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GL Music: A Vid of Milton Performing Night Driving

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

Milton is the name of both the band and its leader, a long time performer at both Pete’s Candy Store and The Living Room. The latter is where the band plays the last show in its February residency tonight at 9. Milton has lived all over the place including Westchester, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Manhattan, […]

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GL Music: The Best Album of 2009 (So Far) – And It’s Free

February 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The story of the Damnwells is not unfamiliar: around eight years ago Alex Dezen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), David Chernis (lead guitar), Ted Hudson (bass), and Steven Terry (drums) form the band and base it in Brooklyn. They release two CDs, Bastards of the Beat and Air Stereo. They get some good press, but the sales aren’t […]

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GL Music: Tony Scherr Played Jalopy

February 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

We finally made it on over to The Jalopy Theater in Red Hook Monday night to see what Tony Scherr is up to these days. Tony seems to be playing around town (Brooklyn and Manhattan) constantly and is a session musician as well, having played with the likes of Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Norah Jones, […]

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GL Music: Puss N Boots (Then Dixie Fried) – Cry Cry Cry

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

This video is from the first performance in May of 2008 of a group then known as Dixie Fried, recently changed to Puss N Boot (there was another Dixie Fried out there). They’re a covers band country and alt country, and they’re doing this for fun (they all have other more regular music gigs). This […]

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GL Announcement: Introducing Our New GL Music Editor

February 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our new GL Music Editor who’s going to be serving up a wide variety of musical content on GL, which is something we’ve been wanting to do for a loooooong time, because we know that Robert Scarano and Hot Karl Fischer don’t float everyone’s boat. His name is Eliot […]

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GL Music: We Are Scientists–Chick Lit

February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Well, yeah, they came to Brooklyn as opposed to coming from Brooklyn, but isn’t that often the case?

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GL Music: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah–Satan Said Dance

February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

It’s one of Brooklyn’s finest doing Satan Said Dance. Dedicated to someone in Gowanus on intimate terms with the Big Dude.

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GL Music: Creaky Boards–Brooklyn

February 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Perhaps you recall the accusation that Coldplay copied one of their songs? No? Check it out here.

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GL Music: Effi Briest–Mirror Rim @ Secret Project Robot

February 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Today, we’re starting a new GL feature with vids of Brooklyn bands. If you’ve got any to bring to our attention let us know. Likewise bands, send us your links to embeddable content. We can be reached at thegowanuslounge (at) gmail (dot) com. Also, we’re looking for a regular music correspondent. Interested? Email us. Here […]

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What Would Biggie Think of This?

January 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Ok, get this… Thursday (1/8), was the special screening of Notorious, the new biopic based on the life and death of Christopher Wallace, aka “Biggie Smalls” and “Notorious B.I.G.” over at the Brooklyn Academy of Museum aka BAM. Now, for such a special event from a Bed-Stuy native, you’d think the borough would say “Hey, […]

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GL Music: Luke Temple’s Sweet Lullabies @ Union Hall Tonight

October 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Bummed that you won’t be at the sold-out Beck/MGMT concert tonight? Shed not a tear, because Luke Temple is here to ease your sorrows. Luke Temple’s simple melodies ease a person’s sorrows, truth be told, whether or not they’re missing a kickass concert. With bittersweet earnestness, Luke stares straight into the crowd, telling tales of […]

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GL Music: Barbara Morgenstern Doing Galapagos Tonight

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

Weirdo-fabulous German electonic musician Barbara Morgenstern is playing at the new Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO tonight. She’s in the U.S. to promote her upcoming album, “BM.” Other weirdo-fab artist Imogen Heap has listed Barbara as one of her favorite experimental artists. Read what she has to say about Barbara here. Tickets here. We wouldn’t […]

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GL Music: Shilpa Ray, How Do We Love Thee?

September 18th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Get excited, people! Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers (band name– we’re not getting that excited) have two shows in the next few days, tonight at Rehab and Saturday at Pianos. This gal, Brooklynite Shilpa Ray, is the next Janis Joplin. If Janis Joplin had a love child with Ella Fitzgerald. Her aptly-named band Beat […]

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GL Music: Earl Greyhound in Williamsburg

September 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The good vibes will be buzzing tonight when Earl Greyhound plays at Public Assembly for the Blown Speaker Presents: Handsome Devil showcase. These guys (and a lady) will, ahem, “rock your faces” with irresistibly sing-a-long-able, fuzzed-out songs. Their recorded music bounces and swells with thunderous guitar riffs and stylistic influences of eras past; it’ll steal […]

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GL Music: Arms at Union Hall, Park Slope

September 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Harlem Shakes guitarist Todd Goldstein (also of The Sea & The Gulls) holds his own with Arms, a charmingly kooky solo project. Arms showcased the recently-released album Kids Aflame last night at Union Hall (702 Union St & Fifth Ave), backed by Speck Mountain. It’s self-described “sadass” folksy pop, a low-key but entirely whimsical batch […]

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