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Throw back thursday our sit down chat with locals Buke and Gase.Support local creativity #Elevtr
10/03/2019
Buke & Gase

Throw back thursday our sit down chat with locals
Buke and Gase.

Support local creativity #Elevtr

Buke & Gase “I’d say, on the whole, my heart governs me, Aron’s head is his master. Not to say that I’m unintelligent or that Aron is a cold stone, but when we perform, it’s hard to ignor…

10/02/2019
Camp Saint Helene Debuting strong with "Mother" Elevtr Takes a look

Camp Saint Helene debuting strong with ‘Mother.’

[Excerpt] “What if Jefferson Airplane & The Doors drowned in the open sea and the oceanic feeling transformed ‘light my fire’ into something Marissa Nadler would croon anew instead? Camp Saint Helene debuts strong with the 8-track LP Mother, in it a transmutation of 60’s drug-gaze rock morphing into haunt folk that both imbues a feeling and state of mind that’s both grandiose and sonorous when it wants to be and hushed and patiently unpredictable in the folds...”

Link: http://elevtrtrax.com/camp-saint-helene-debut-strong-with-mother-lp/

Camp Saint Helene Debut Strong With Mother LP perfect for the transitional equinox Elevtr takes a look at this psychedel...
10/02/2019
Camp Saint Helene Debut Strong With Mother LP

Camp Saint Helene Debut Strong With Mother LP perfect for the transitional equinox Elevtr takes a look at this psychedelic haunt folk band imbued with 60's drug-gaze rock #NewMusic

What if Jefferson Airplane & The Doors drowned in the open sea and the oceanic feeling transformed ‘light my fire’ into something Marissa Nadler would croon anew instead? Camp Saint…

Top NYC Events Oct 1st-6th Shows coming up for Built to Spill, Jeff Ross & Dave Atell Bumping Mics, Everclear, Incubus, ...
09/30/2019
TOP EVENTS OCT 1-6th

Top NYC Events Oct 1st-6th

Shows coming up for Built to Spill, Jeff Ross & Dave Atell Bumping Mics, Everclear, Incubus, The Wailers & more!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 01 2019 7:00 PMPass The Porn: A Cinematic Social [email protected] House of Yes (342 Maujer Street)7:30 PMBuilt to Spill – Keep It Like a [email protected] Webster Hall (125 E. 11th Street)7…

Massive Attack are coming back to NYC celebrating the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine September 26th & 27th. Joining them ...
09/20/2019
Massive Attack Plays Radio City Music Hall 21st Anniversary Mezzanine

Massive Attack are coming back to NYC celebrating the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine September 26th & 27th. Joining them will be guest singers Elizabeth Fraser and Horace Andy. Expect them to play the whole album and with the original vocals it’ll be special, I saw them many years ago and they fill large venues with bottomless bass and aerial vocals. Live From Radio City Music Hall. #TearDrop

Massive Attack are coming back to NYC celebrating the 21st anniversary of Mezzanine September 26th & 27th. Joining them will be guest singers Elizabeth Fraser and Horace Andy. Expect them to pl…

“HeartCruncher” explores existential lessons on pain, growing, and culture. Inside the sonic machine of this maze that i...
09/14/2019
Dothead “HeartCruncher”

“HeartCruncher” explores existential lessons on pain, growing, and culture. Inside the sonic machine of this maze that is Dothead are some echos of early aughts post-grunge mathy bands with a modern west coast bop dipping its toes in Carnatic music‘s iconism. Find out how this Bay area artist meets Brooklyn and the discovery that unfolds.

Trax of the day new music by Dothead out on Elevtr Trax.

“At the end of spring 2019, I made the move to Brooklyn for a change of pace and to get more involved with all the amazing talent this city has to offer.” Adi Parigi on leaving the Bay …

Top NYC events are out for today though next Sunday! From great burlesque to comedy and early fall concerts.
09/13/2019
Top Events Sep 13—22nd

Top NYC events are out for today though next Sunday! From great burlesque to comedy and early fall concerts.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 2019 Check out the great shows in NYC the week ahead complete with a weekend with Bloc Party, Aussie Psych-rock band POND, & Cat Power. 6:00 [email protected] Elsewhere (599 Johnson …

The Growlers North American tour is moving full steam ahead. Another new single has been released off “Natural Affair” d...
09/12/2019
THE GROWLERS – TRY HARD FOOL

The Growlers North American tour is moving full steam ahead. Another new single has been released off “Natural Affair” due out soon this fall. Drunken keyboards, fizzy guitars, and self-deprecating lyrics, all wrapped inside a ballad that recalls an older, slower, laid back Growlers.

The Growlers’ North American tour is moving full steam ahead. Another new single has been released off “Natural Affair” due out soon this fall. Drunken keyboards, fizzy guitars, and sel…

Revolutionary musicians Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord have share...
09/10/2019
PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE NEW MUSIC

Revolutionary musicians Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord have shared the piercing brand new track and video ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’. With the band’s masterful musicianship driving a menacing lyric and snarling vocal from B-Real, it puts a sharp focus on the dire consequences of America’s never-ending gun violence epidemic. http://elevtrtrax.com/prophets-of-rage-release-new-music/

Revolutionary musicians Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord have shared the piercing brand new track and video ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’. With th…

It’s not something we consider during our rush and grind, but the body and the mind are our two critical vessels, here a...
09/07/2019
Healing Center Offers Affordable Workshops

It’s not something we consider during our rush and grind, but the body and the mind are our two critical vessels, here are a list of great programs run by the folks at MINKA brooklyn to ground you, some classes are sliding scale.

It’s not something we consider during our rush and grind, but the body and the mind are our two critical vessels, here are a list of great programs run by the folks at Minka to ground you, so…

Locals Unofficial: Parquet Courts join Mogwai at the Knockdown Center for an annual beer/music festival on October 19th....
08/23/2019
PARQUET COURTS, MOGWAI PLAY KNOCKDOWN CENTER IN OCTOBER

Locals Unofficial: Parquet Courts join Mogwai at the Knockdown Center for an annual beer/music festival on October 19th.

Check out the full line up

Locals Parquet Courts join Mogwai at the Knockdown center for an annual beer/music festival on October 19th. Check out the full line up below. Parquet Courts, Mogwai, Screaming Females, Dungen (per…

Years spent blogging and we’ve never had the infrastructure to organize our newsletter, well that’s a shame because over...
08/22/2019
ANNOUNCING OUR NEWSLETTER!

Years spent blogging and we’ve never had the infrastructure to organize our newsletter, well that’s a shame because over the years thousands of you signed up! • Stay tuned for free concert tix, the latest in local music, and important causes. Read our 1st newsletter & sign up.

• Sharing is caring and supports this Brooklyn born music blog and independent business, thank you for the support!

Years spent blogging and we’ve never had the infrastructure to organize our newsletter, well that’s a shame because over the years thousands of you signed up! Stay tuned for free concer…

Pollock once said “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” I believe artist Haich Ber Na (form...
08/22/2019
Haich Ber Na – Nowhere Like It

Pollock once said “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” I believe artist Haich Ber Na (formerly Haich) embodies this mantra. His new single ‘Nowhere Like It’, surrenders noise to the hand motion giving life to things that aren’t alive so much as surrendering life through the human imagination. His latest is from the EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’.

Pollock once said “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” I believe artist Haich Ber Na (formerly Haich) embodies this mantra. His new single ‘Nowhere Like It…

Sunnyvale is 7 mins from the Grand Street stop of the L and still hosts some great DIY bands. This Friday Aug 23rd be su...
08/21/2019
Raavi & the Houseplants, Verdigrls, Seldomo & more play Sunnyvale Friday

Sunnyvale is 7 mins from the Grand Street stop of the L and still hosts some great DIY bands. This Friday Aug 23rd be sure to check out queens based Seldomo, touring bands Lolo Shang, Raavi & the Houseplants, and Verdigrls.

Sunnyvale is 7 mins from the Grand Street stop of the L and still hosts some great DIY bands. This Friday Aug 23rd be sure to check out queens based Seldomo, touring bands Lolo Shang, Raavi & t…

Indie rockers Summer Cannibals bring costal grunge & indie pop that both laments labels through a punk ethos, yet channe...
08/18/2019
Summer Cannibals Tour + Pics

Indie rockers Summer Cannibals bring costal grunge & indie pop that both laments labels through a punk ethos, yet channels the best of what we love about these genres and their ability to unite people around uncertainty and self discovery along with Long Neck & Field Mouse opening the night at Elsewhere zone1.

• Full highlights & pics

Mastrodimos rocks on one knee On a 86 degree day it seemed like we’d melt our faces off but too bad Long Neck had other plans, their dual guitar interplay, saturated bass lines, swirling arou…

"In many ways, still miss the good old days." The Strokes on sale
08/18/2019
Strokes At Barclays Now On Sale!

"In many ways, still miss the good old days."

The Strokes on sale

The last time many years ago that I saw The Strokes, it was at Jones Beach and Jay-z had just released 99 problems, after promoters begged him to perform the song, he hopped up on stage and did an …

SANDY Alex G releases his new single recently titled “Southern Sky” off his forthcoming album House of Sugar. It feature...
08/17/2019
(Sandy) Alex G Tour & Brooklyn Date

SANDY Alex G releases his new single recently titled “Southern Sky” off his forthcoming album House of Sugar. It features vocals from Emily Yacina and features an animated video directed by Elliot Bech.

• Tour dates bring him to Brooklyn Steel

(SANDY) ALEX G Released his new single recently titled “Southern Sky” off his forthcoming album House of Sugar. It features vocals from Emily Yacina and features an animated video directed by…

Today’s trax of the day comes from Annabel Allum, a rollercoaster of raw emotion, journal musings on rainy days deliveri...
08/17/2019
Annabel Allum – Altar To Alter

Today’s trax of the day comes from Annabel Allum, a rollercoaster of raw emotion, journal musings on rainy days delivering some modicum of what comes after the dust has swept away on rock & roll.

Today’s trax of the day comes from Annabel Allum, a rollercoaster of raw emotion, journal musings on rainy days delivering some modicum of what comes after the dust has swept away on rock &am…

San Fermin announce new album “The Cormorant” and will be joining all the amazing bands touring this nation in the fall!
08/16/2019
San Fermin Announce Fall Tour & New Music

San Fermin announce new album “The Cormorant” and will be joining all the amazing bands touring this nation in the fall!

San Fermin announce new album “The Cormorant” and will be joining all the amazing bands touring this nation in the fall. The avant-pop ensemble known for lilting operatic indie pop̵…

Laal presents a night of music tonight at Baby's All Right feat a killer lineup! The inclusive hosts are holding their f...
08/08/2019
Kutti Gang Presents: Laal Grishmo Baby’s All Right Thursday, August 8th

Laal presents a night of music tonight at Baby's All Right feat a killer lineup! The inclusive hosts are holding their first ever fundraiser for where activism and culture collide. Their goal is to fundraise 25k to kick-start Laal’s Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 programming. This amount will go towards ESL classes, fitness and nutrition classes, transportation classes, and general operations costs, and individual case management. Notably, DJ Rekha will be DJ'ing a legend in the NY DJ scene known for her Bhangra adrenaline fueled beats full line up below.

Laal presents a night of music tomorrow at Baby’s All Right featuring a killer lineup. The inclusive hosts are holding their first ever fundraiser for where activism and culture collide. Thei…

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as...
08/06/2019
57th New York Film Festival 2019 lineup & tix now on sale

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. Check out some of the films on the festival this year!

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. Check out some of the films on the festival this y…

We’re excited to announce we’re putting on a special show August 11th at C’mon Everybody with our dear friend Indie Bush...
07/26/2019
Elevtr & Indie Bushwick Presents: A Night Of Transcendental Sounds At C’mon Everybody

We’re excited to announce we’re putting on a special show August 11th at C’mon Everybody with our dear friend Indie Bushwick featuring Elevtr founder’s project Thaddeus Lowe & Indie Bushwick’s founder’s project RIIOS with special guest EXSO. Check out the tunes from each band below.

Tickets: https://cmoneverybody.ticketfly.com/e/thaddeus-lowe-exso-riios-65950534825/

We’re excited to announce we’re putting on a special show August 11th at C’mon Everybody with our dear friend Indie Bushwick featuring Elevtr founder’s project Thaddeus Lowe…

“Osun is a Yoruba river deity. She is basically the goddess of love and female energy, female sensuality. So we came up ...
06/26/2019
Oshun

“Osun is a Yoruba river deity. She is basically the goddess of love and female energy, female sensuality. So we came up with her name because we felt her energy. Her energy was very present at the time when we decided to come together and make music. It was also a respect thing. Showing respect to our ancestors, recognizing where we are coming from and dedicating our music, our whole career, to something so beautiful. It is bigger than the music. It is a dedication.” –Thandiwe of (OSHUN)

“Osun is a Yoruba river deity. She is basically the goddess of love and female energy, female sensuality. So we came up with her name because we felt her energy. Her energy was very present a…

A look back at our interview with Anthony Clark “Bed-Stuy has influenced me in so many ways. I have an extra chip on my ...
06/23/2019
Ace Clark Interview

A look back at our interview with Anthony Clark “Bed-Stuy has influenced me in so many ways. I have an extra chip on my shoulder being from the same place as the Jay-Z’s, the Biggies, The Fabs, and The Big Daddy Kane’s. I grew up when Bed-Stuy was truly “Do or Die”, I was always pushed by the drug dealers the same way I was pushed by my immediate family to do better and be better. I got to see all the things I heard in the songs and understand them early on. Most of my survival skills come from being in the middle of the jungle.”

For those who are new to your work, how would you describe your vision & sound? “I’d say the music is a fusion of Neo-Soul, Classic 90s Hip-Hop and a pinch of Gospel. I was mostly influen…

Thousands of people across the country have been closing their accounts with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chas...
06/23/2019
That Time We Walked Into Chase Bank In Williamsburg With A Marching Drummer

Thousands of people across the country have been closing their accounts with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, SunTrust, and U.S. Bancorp to name the biggest ones because they all fund private prisons and invest heavily in dirty energy like DAPL. By extending revolving credit to these companies, underwriting their bonds, and providing them with term loans, we are allowing the banks use their capital power to invest in policies of mass incarceration that has devastated families and communities largely of color and allow pipelines like DAPL to develop.

On May 5th 2017 on an unbearable rainy and cold Cinco De Mayo day, we met up with fellow activists from all over the country under the J-train at Broadway in Williamsburg facing the Chase Bank we would soon demonstrate.

The banks are enabling these companies to profit off the criminal justice system. If these companies didn’t have access to revolving credit, it would become much harder for them to finance their businesses so if you have a bank account with any of the aforementioned you can simply close your bank account and move to a credit union or you can contact Tim Shwartz of Inspire With Words and have him film your bank exit on his active page and show the world you will not be complicit in the corruption of big banks!

This year has been crazy to say the least. I actually first realized the tall guy in a pink hoodie was Tim Shwartz after combing through hours of footage I’ve accrued traveling from DAPL prot…

Director Bobby Sansivero has an eye for great cinematography, his latest collaboration with Eddie Arjun takes the noir l...
06/20/2019
Eddie Arjun “Transition” Music Video Premiere

Director Bobby Sansivero has an eye for great cinematography, his latest collaboration with Eddie Arjun takes the noir look, pairs it with a hazy New York night, while a dualism permeates the imagery in “Transition.”

Director Bobby Sansivero has an eye for great cinematography, his latest collaboration with Eddie Arjun takes the noir look, pairs it with a hazy New York night, while a dualism permeates the image…

Gotta show love for our Hip Hop producers, especially from the LES. Meet Deep and Ben Boodie, they’ve been at it since 1...
06/20/2019
2 hungry bros – Stimuli

Gotta show love for our Hip Hop producers, especially from the LES. Meet Deep and Ben Boodie, they’ve been at it since 1985, self-described “bros that are inseparable” they’ve been keeping their friendship strong through food and music. They went from crate diggers to resident DJ’ss at the Nuyorican Poet’s cafe in 05 to independent hip hops funkiest production duo.

The duo have since produced signature songs for artists and friends of ours such as Homeboy Sandman, Fresh Daily, P.so the Earthtone King, Likwuid, & 8thw1. Their latest track “Stimuli” is a bygone vinyl hunter’s dream reimagined. Complete with brass, finger-thumping bass licks, and a steady boom-bap that’ll break necks!

Gotta show love for our Hip Hop producers, especially from the LES. Meet Deep and Ben Boodie, they’ve been at it since 1985, self-described “bros that are inseparable” they’…

A look back at our interview with Eddie Arjun "It was an amazing experience growing up there on 125th street and Jamaica...
06/18/2019
Eddie Arjun Peters

A look back at our interview with Eddie Arjun "It was an amazing experience growing up there on 125th street and Jamaica Avenue because our block was so massive. There were so many houses on it, so many families that lived there – every walk of life. That was like my first real experience interacting with people. We were basically the only West Indian/Indian on the block, then there was every other ethnic group, that’s what was happening at the time. Pop music…the hip hop thing was new and fresh. We’d break out cardboard on the street and start break dancing – so many kids it was insane!"

Nadeem Salaam – For people that don’t know your music how would you introduce what you’re doing as an artist? Eddie Arjun Peters – Well, we are an instrumental rock band basically, wit…

Gem Spa is a newspaper stand and candy store located on the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Second Avenue in the East Vil...
06/17/2019
Another Iconic Piece Of The LES In Danger | History Of Gem Spa

Gem Spa is a newspaper stand and candy store located on the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Second Avenue in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It opened under another name in the 1920s, and received its current name in 1957. Known for being commonly considered to be the birthplace of the authentic New York City-style egg cream, which its awning describes as “New York’s Best.”

In the 1950s, Gem Spa was a gathering place for beats, and in the 1960s it was a hippie hangout, known for selling a wide selection of underground newspapers.

The building in which Gem Spa is located, 131 Second Avenue, or 36 St. Marks Place, was built in 1898-1900 and was designed by Louis F. Heinecke in the Renaissance Revival style. It is located within the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, which was created in October 2012. The Lower East Side History Project reports the site was an outlet for the Chain Shirt Shop in 1922, and that Gem Spa had opened by the 1950s. Sociologist Daniel Bell, who claimed in the 1970s that his uncle Hymie created the egg cream, says that another man called Hymie owned a candy store serving egg creams on the site of Gem Spa in the 1920s. Village Voice reported in the 1970s that people remembered going to the store before World War I.

Gem Spa is featured on the back cover of the first album by the New York Dolls. Poets Allen Ginsberg and Ted Berrigan both mentioned the stand in their works. Gem Spa is the name of one of the main works painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982.

According to Vanishing NY, however, they are struggling. “Recently, the rent went up. Then Gem lost their license to sell cigarettes and lottery tickets due to a former employee’s negligence. As Patel explained, those sales are critical. People who come to buy those items also buy newspapers and magazines, which are expensive for the shop to carry."

Gem Spa is a newspaper stand and candy store located on the corner of St. Mark’s Place and Second Avenue in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It opened under another …

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