Friday, November 27, 2009

Know Your Rights!

Just came across this website and found it really useful in getting issues taken care of with landlords. It discloses tenant rights in NYC. So if your landlord is being stingy with heat, you have a shoddy lock, a dark entrance, something needing repair, etc - check out what landlords are required to provide. I was surprised to see that they are required to provide each apartment with a chain lock.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Misfits Punk/Hardcore Night & Open Bar

Sing along to your favorite punk tunes, and get rowdy with the boys and girls. DJs spinning original Misfits, '77 punk, Oi!, and 80's hardcore ALL NIGHT. Starts at 9pm. Free beer 10-11pm.


Cowboy Mark
Michael Quattlebaum
Jeremy Holehan
Sarah F Lee
Karen Galloway
Nick Dube
Zak Hall

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Female Drum Solos, Gallery Show + Open Bar Tonight!

Photo exhibits are fun and all, but most lack the excitement of…nonstop female drummer solos! Tom Tom Magazine, the magazine for and about female drummers, gives you the whole package.

Come listen, drink, and enjoy drum solos by Mindy Abovitz, Christina Bouza, LaFrae Sci, Hanna Fox, Harlo Holmes & more + portraits of JD Samson (Le Tigre), Lizzie Bougatsos and Sadie Laska (IUD, Gang Gang Dance, Growing), Frankie Rose (Crystal Stilts), Shannon Funchess (!!!), Allison Busch (Awesome Color) and more. Photographers include Erin Nicole Brown, Andrew Strasser, Jee Young Sim, Rebecca Smeyne, and more, in the Envoy Gallery above Home Sweet Home.

Open Bar & Drum Solos Start at 7pm.

Envoy Gallery / Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street
btwn. Delancey and Broome Streets

Friday, September 25, 2009

PantyHos TONITE! w/ DJ Bratface

DJ BRATFACE (Montreal)
DJ In2Deep (Brooklyn)
Performance by Princess Tiny & the Meats

@ Public Assembly 70 N 6th st Williamsburg

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tom Tom Magazine Web Launch Party TONITE! @ Bruar Falls

DJ Sets by Melissa of Telepathe & Lauren Flax Performances by RAD PONY & Lovers v. Haters Videos by tiny favorite and raffle tickets giveaways include: drum lessons, ad space on, handmade drumsticks & more!! See you there.

Morningwood // FREE SHOW at 5pm


@ Public Assembly

Weds, Sept. 23rd 5pm
doors @ 4pm
21 + ONLY * Limited admission.


Candy Coated Thrash Pop Rockers, Morningwood from NYC,
have toured with Head Automatica, Gang of Four, Kasabian, and The Sounds.
Come see this FREE Secret show before they embark on their next tour.

Plus get an exclusive first look at brand new Avid tools
for creators of digital media who break boundaries and define genres.

@ Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bedford Stop, L Train

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"The L Stop" today reports that the newly opened cafe on Metropolitan between Union and the BQE is charging $4 for an Iced Coffee!

While the cold brewing process of iced coffee is a timely and costly process, $4 is an absurd price. Also, having not yet been to the L Stop, I can't say that they are even cold brewing their iced coffee.

The best coffee shops in burg in terms of most skilled baristas and quality of beans used are El Beit, Gimme, & Second Stop. All 3 cafes charge $3 or less.

Also, Does anyone think it is ridiculous that this new place is called "L stop" meanwhile "SecondStop" recently opened on Lorimer and Ainslie??

Friday, May 22, 2009

PantyHos Tonite!

Panty Hos
Boys Night! w/ DJs Kingdom, Magnan, House of Ladosha, Murphy Maxwell

5/22, Back Room, 10 pm, $5


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Umoja Orchestra Tonight!

This band is really sick! They are playing Public Assembly (70 north 6th street at Wythe) tonight around 11pm.
They are legit latin jazz, afro-beat, funk, dance party with horns, congas, timbales, beats, the whole thing.

check it out!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tom Tom Magazine!

A new Brooklyn based magazine about female drummers!

Watch an interview they did with Kathi, drummer for the band, Handjobs and former bass player for my band, Boyskout.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Women's History Month in Fort Greene

In honor of Women's History Month, the following panel discussion will be held:


Above: Panelist Honorable Letitia James leading leading 2007's Walk Don't Destroy 3, legal campaign against Atlantic Yards. (image from

-Yvonne Graham, Deputy Borough President - Brooklyn
-Honorable Letitia James- 35th District & Member of the Women's Issues Committee - New York City Council
-Camille Rivera, Assistant Political Director - SEIU 32BJ
-Judy Wessler, Commission on the Public's Health System
-Wanda Williams, Director of Political Action and Legislation - DC 37

Moderator - Ruth Goldstein, Community Advocate - Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Special Invited Guest: Congress Member Yvette D. Clarke, 11th C.D.

Sponsored by: The 57th A.D. Democratic Organization, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery - 18th S.D., Council Member Letitia James - 35th C.D. and District Leader Olanike Alabi - 57th A.D.

DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2009
TIME: 6pm
LOCATION: Teen Challenge Center, 444 Clinton Avenue (between Greene & Gates)

Information from: Fort Greene Association

Monday, March 2, 2009

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Recap

Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn hosted this year's Williamsburg Fashion Weekend on February 20th-21st. The final show Saturday night was a collaboration between local designers from Treehouse and Sodafine. The models were all female musicians from many familiar bands and projects; Taigaa, Young People, Boyskout, Gogol Bordello, and others. At a staggered pace, each woman strutted onto the stage, picked up an instrument, and began building a cacophony of sound that no one in the crowd was prepared for. I was one of these performers, second onto the stage, contributing from behind a drum kit. Our energy on stage reflected from the audience- I could feel their excitement. 10 fashioned out female drummers were rocking out on one stage together. It can be tough to get a rise out of a Williamsburg crowd but they had definitely never seen anything like this before and they were floored!

"The last show of the night was a memorable joint venture between Treehouse Brooklyn’s Sirius and Sodafine, and oh my! Until there are high-flying trapeze artists on swings, and a slow but sure build up of a moving, all-female instrumental ensemble of models wearing sassy versions of marching band dresses like this, any other fashion party is only practice, a mere prologue."

Friday, February 20, 2009

Saturday Night Williamsburg Fashion Show

I'm in a fashion show Saturday night!
Expect no catwalking (sad) but lots of percussive noise and maybe some cool looking clothing from burg designers. It's at Glasslands in Williamsburg and a part of Williamsburg Fashion Weekend!

Details, details, details...

Saturday, Feb 21 at 9:00pm
@ Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent btw S1 & S2nd Sts.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Designers: Sodafine and Treehouse Brooklyn
In collaboration with: Tom Tom Magazine

Facebook event page

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tonight! PantyHos & JD Samson!

Panty Hos, monthly Brooklyn based mixed-queer dance party, tonight at Public Assembly in Williamsburg Brooklyn: 70 North 6th St.

DJ Sets by DJ JD Samson(Le Tigre, Men) & DJ Helen Harris (OMG Michelle)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day

Phil says... 6 more weeks of winter.

Friday, January 23, 2009


TONIGHT! Panty Hos, monthly Brooklyn based mixed-queer dance party, moves from their residence at Rock Star Bar in Williamsburg up the street to Public Assembly on North 6th and Wythe for their 3 Year Anniversary Party.

DJ Sets by DJ Kingdom and DJ Designer Imposter

Open Bar from 10pm - 11pm!!

"rating 5!
This just in: the booty banger benefactor of our illegal joints from back in the day, DJ Kingdom presides over this mixed and queer (read: dance-prone) crowd in the heart of Williamsburg. With help from DJ Designer Imposter, some sort of open bar and a surprisingly low D.B. factor." -

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Brooklyn Wildlife

Photo prior to horse-back riding at Kensington Stables in Prospect Park Brooklyn. Ponies and city sounds make for a precarious mix- and AWAY we went.

Two pigeons took shelter from the cold inside the Public Assembly loft in Williamsburg. I wanted to keep them but I wasn't willing to clean up all the scattered poop piles they would continue to leave. Getting them back outside was a hilarious adventure of gaining and losing their trust again and again.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Free Beer After Brunch..That sounds perfect!

A Magical Park Slope Sunday:

Cappuccino at Gorilla Coffee-
then Brunch at a favorite Slope spot-
followed by feeding pigeons your leftover toast-
while walking down 5th ave toward Ellis Bar-
for free Brooklyn Lager from 3pm to 4pm.

Ellis (627 5th Avenue btw. 17th & 18th, South Park Slope) is a bit of a walk and its cold out, but free tastes so good and makes a Sunday Magical.


Panty Hos Moves to Public Assembly, JAN 23

Panty Hos, a monthly Brooklyn based mixed-queer dance party, moves from their residence at Rock Star Bar in Williamsburg up the street to Public Assembly on North 6th and Wythe for their 3 Year Anniversary Party.

DJ Sets by DJ Kingdom and DJ Designer Imposter

Open Bar from 10pm - 11pm!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Long Live Dekalb! and Obama


Obama-inspired special menus, drinks, discounts and other offers (See list below). Friday, January 16-Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Twenty-nine restaurants, cafes, boutiques and retail stores of the Dekalb Avenue Merchants’ Association in Fort Greene, (a Brooklyn neighborhood long known for its multi-cultural diversity) invite you to “Celebrate the Inauguration on Dekalb” and continue the electrifying celebration that began in the streets on election night and continues right through Inauguration Weekend, Friday, January 16-Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Participating Dekalb Avenue businesses will be offering discounts, coupons, reduced-price prix-fixe menus, drink specials, vouchers for discounts on return visits or 2-for-1 specials all weekend long. Plus on the day of the Inauguration, locations with big screen TVs will be opening early to broadcast the ceremony and will have live music, DJs and even more specials throughout the day.

The list of participating merchants and their offers include… 20% discounts to celebrate the 20th of January, 2009… 44% discounts to celebrate the Inauguration of our 44th President… special menu creations reflecting President-elect Obama’s multi-cultural background… plus coupons, vouchers and other special offers. (Download a map of participating businesses and their offers here:

Inauguration Route - Dekalb Avenue

ALSO: “Obama” posters created by students at Dekalb Avenue’s Ronald Edmonds Learning Center, Middle School 113, will be exhibited in windows up and down Dekalb during the celebration weekend. Come see the work of these young artists who have been so profoundly inspired. Plus students from the school’s Academy of Performing Arts Choir and Band will be performing at select locations on Inauguration Day.

This event re-launches the Dekalb Avenue Merchants’ Association (DAMA). The Association covers Dekalb Avenue from Washington Avenue to Ashland Place, plus businesses on intersecting side streets. The association is about businesses working together on issues of mutual interest, connecting with the community and promoting this vibrant strip in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s great neighborhoods.

Information from: