The Blue Album Group: Like Weezer if they were frozen in time after their first (and maybe best, although Pinkerton has a lot of fans out there) album, this group of strapping young lads play "The Blue Album" all the way through for the ultimate nostalgia face-punch. They rock so hard your Rivers Cuomo glasses might explode.
Rebecca Schiffman: This month Vice dubbed her album "To Be Good for a Day" as their "Album of the Month." That's like an AAA indie cred rating from the ultimate cool police. But don't take their word for it, listen to her quirky-ass songs for yourself and feel your heart bounce out of your chest like in a Tex Avery cartoon.
The Roulettes: Rebecca Keith has been a friend of Williamsburg is Dead for awhile. She co-runs the Mixer Reading Series at Cakeshop, which is like the coolest reading in the universe, and she's also in a band called The New York Times. Her band The Roulettes have a definite Sleater Kinney vibe that will make you feel as happy as eating a bucket of fried chicken while listening to "All Hands on the Bad One" for the very first time. That's pretty goddamn happy.
And the kicker? You'll help raise money for the North Brooklyn Story Project, which I'm helping organize with NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth). We need recording equipment so we can enlist volunteers to gather stories from Williamsburgers of all ages, ethnicities and levels of pants-tightness. We'll then share those stories with you, the Brooklyn community, and it'll also help us understand some of the concerns residents have so NAG can better address them. Also, future Brooklynites will get to look back at this particularly chaotic time in North Brooklyn's development. Hello future Brooklyn!
So yeah, show up and support the cause and have some fun in the process.