Articles tagged brooklyn, new york

There’s a Random Kind of Order in ‘City on a Grid’

New York’s paradigm-smashing and somewhat haphazardly planned 1811 street grid didn’t quite bring order to the chaotic metropolis, but it helped create the city that it is today.

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‘Brooklyn’ and the Relentless Presence of Absence

The sisters' relationship is film's most vibrant, the most colorfully conveyed and most vivacious story. As absent as each is in her sister's life, she is also convincingly present.

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Shilpa Ray Continued Her Rise to Power at Northside Festival 2015 (Photos)

Shilpa Ray’s performance held sway in its largely minimal presentation, captivating many a weary festivalgoer on the Brooklyn-based Northside Festival's closing Sunday night.

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‘While We’re Young’ Satirically Skews Gen Xers and Millennial Hipsters

While We’re Young is less about "acting your age" and more about embracing your authentic self.

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The Brazilian Johnsons - “I’ll See You Down the Road” (audio) (Premiere)

Although they're based in Brooklyn and they met at Boston's Berklee College of Music, the Brazilian Johnsons sound like they rolled out of a '70s southern rock FM radio station on "I'll See You Down the Road".

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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JOBS - “Patient Angel” (video) (Premiere)

If the Dillinger Escape Plan played brainy art rock, they'd sound something like the Brooklyn-based group JOBS.

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Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the City is a book of ghosts. Ghosts of the past; ghosts of New York, which is for her both home and character; ghosts of a lifetime of reading, intentional and covert.

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Tipsy Oxcart - “Homecoming” (audio) (Premiere)

First heard in a Turkish pickup truck, and once known as a theme to a '90s Israeli sitcom, "Homecoming" receives its newest iteration by the Brooklyn Balkan outfit Tipsy Oxcart.

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Wharfer - “Crumble” (audio) (Premiere)

The nostalgic and pensive indie folk of Wharfer's tune "Crumble" is an enticing preview of what's to come on his new full-length, Acadia.

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Pimps of Joytime - ‘Jukestone Paradise’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Brooklyn funk and soul outfit Pimps of Joytime create their own "science fiction juke joint" with their riotously fun new LP, Jukestone Paradise. Stream it here exclusively a week before its release.

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The Grahams - “Biscuits” (audio) (Premiere)

"Biscuits" is a musical exercise in the "earthy appreciation of sensual pleasures" by the Brooklyn/Nashville duo the Grahams.

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Modest Mouse’s Webster Hall Show Could Have Done With More of the Early Stuff

These indie giants' recent two-night run at New York City's Webster Hall answers the question: what kind of band is Modest Mouse in 2015?

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Basic Shapes - “Shining Armor” (video) (Premiere)

The music video to the buoyant bit of synth-pop that is "Shining Armor" pays homage to Azealia Banks's "212" video.

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Jeremy and the Harlequins - “You’re My Halo” (video) (Premiere)

The New York City rock outfit Jeremy and the Harlequins channel the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and turn it on its head with their latest music video.

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Bob and Martha - “We Leave” (audio) (Premiere)

The Brooklyn duo Bob and Martha came together "an explosive firework of creativity and kittens". One spin of their newest tune, "We Leave", makes it evident that description is no exaggeration.

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My Body - “All I Can” (video) (Premiere)

Film noir meets jagged electronic beats in the latest music video by the Brooklyn synth-pop duo My Body, "All I Can".

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‘A Bigger Sonic Palette’ for a Weird Party: An Interview with Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost talk about their most collaborative album to date, how Rolling Stone begged to hang out in the studio with them, and their lack of knowledge about classic ghosts.

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Home Video - ‘Here in Weightless Fall’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The inviting melancholy of Home Video's Here in Weightless Fall, a document of a group that knows exactly how to write moody electronic music, is available to stream here exclusively at PopMatters.

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Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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