Bands do BK started as a blog—a guide to Brooklyn bands and a guide to Brooklyn by bands. It’s since expanded into a radio show, a book (order here!), live shows and streams, and a weekly newsletter.

Here on Substack, we’re thrilled to bring you THE SETLIST, an exclusive weekend itinerary curated by local musicians we love. Artists’ recommendations for what to do, see, eat, drink and listen to in NYC—in your inbox every Friday.

Bands do BK is written and run by Brooklyn writer/host/DJ/booker/band manager Sam Sumpter. (Say hi!)

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