Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

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 Wagner and his knowledge of Brooklyn music and the NYC music scene runs deep and wide. We have given him very specific instructions–to do as he wishes and bring music to GL readers. Please allow him to introduce himself:

You’ve heard this all before: the record industry is doomed if it isn’t quiet dead yet; radio in New York basically sucks. Yet, if you like music and it is part of your life these are good times (economics aside): music these days is alive, well and flourishing. Particularly in Brooklyn. Especially in Brooklyn.

What we will be doing here at GL Music is uncovering music and letting you know when we find something that we think is worthwhile. We’ll tell you about the musicians, we’ll go to their shows and we’ll tell you about interesting places to see music. We’ll find some nifty videos for your viewing and listening pleasure, and we’re working on getting a Brooklyn music calendar for you. We’ll have our own point of view. You might find a “buzz” band here; but you’ll also find musicians who are great at what they do and have labored in the clubs but don’t get the recognition that they probably should get. You’ll find that we run the gamut from loud young rock bands to quieter singer-songwriters. So welcome, and we can’t wait to get started.
Eliot Wagner

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 George B Fiala // Feb 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Yay! Congrats and look forward to some nifty reading!

  • 2 Robert Borowicz // Feb 18, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Excellent news Elliot! I have learned lots from you in the short 3 or 4 years we have known each other. I look forward to your impassioned, intelligent and very cool point of view here.

    Bob Borowicz
    Austin, Texas

  • 3 Lydia // Feb 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats Eliot! This is gonna be great …

  • 4 Brenda from Flatbush // Feb 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    This is a great idea!!