9.10 A wknd w/ Grim Streaker
The band on bagels, beach bars and live tunes with a side of bikes and bbq
!TGIF! DO THE DAMN THING WITH GRIM STREAKER
The first time we were blown away by Grim Streaker was a show in the basement of Cape House (RIP) during Northside Festival (RIP?) in 2017—approx 200 years ago in NYC time, back when our brains weren’t as fried, our cc debt wasn’t as high and our bods were way way more spry (RIP! RIP! RIP!!!!!).
But here’s the greatest of good news. While the group’s been a little quiet for the last year and a half, unlike certain bars, fests, bank accounts and fairly integral organs, Grim’s def not dead, guys. You can leave the band out of the body count, because this iconic Brooklyn act is hitting the stage for the first time since before the pandemic for ONE NIGHT ONLY in 2021 at The Broadway THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!
We suggest you start pre-gaming the performance now with the band’s 2019 record No Vision, which—good news if you’re feeling groggy—is (un)scientifically proven to be the energy-packed music equivalent of like 87 cups of coffee.
PLUS! because we’re the biggest of Amelia Bushell fans, we can’t mention Grim Streaker without including a shoutout to the frontwoman’s newest project, Extra Special. The debut record, Lazy About It, dropped last October, and if you’d rather sob your way through this Friday morning than punch a hole in your apartment dry wall, this absolutely perfect EP has got you covered.
Now ONTO THE WEEKEND! Grab your tix to Grim Streaker’s show with Consumables before that shit sells out and proceed to enjoy three days of good, Grim fun via the itinerary below, kindly provided by who else but the members of the band themselves.
It’s gonna be a fun one. We’ll see ya out there.
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-Grab yourself a morning bagel at Greenbergs in Bed-Stuy. Classic New York bagels that often sell out, so get there early! Be sure to order online before hand to avoid waiting. They’ll give you a pick-up window of time.
-Head to one of two killer shows we would recommend tonight: Surfbort, Dreamcrusher and Gnarcissists at Baby’s All Right or Nation Of Language and Public Practice at Bowery Ballroom.
-Order late night pizza from Rosie (the new pizza joint where Archie’s used to be). It’s almost better than Archies and open until 4am on weekends. The sauce is rich and the crust is thick and fluffy.
-Wake up late and head to Win Son for some Taiwanese grub served on a lazy Susan. Order the marinated cucumbers, sesame noodles and scallion pancakes with a sweet soy + chili sauce to die for.
-Grab a few drinks to-go and take a stroll to chill in Maria Hernandez park in Bushwick with some pals.
-Then scoot over to The Broadway to catch our Grim Streaker show with Safer* and Consumables at 8pm! It will be a party, we promise.
- Start with coffee at Oslo on Roebling St. Coffee is great and I feel like they play a lot of Billy Bragg, which is always good. There's a big sitting area inside to aimlessly leaf through newspapers, but the best is that out front, there's always a big gang of older people sitting in Adirondack chairs having hilarious conversations about the senior dating world.
- Next, take the ferry to Rockaway Beach. It takes forever, but is way more fun than sitting in traffic or sitting on the subway. Rippers and Caracas are classic spots, but Tacoway Beach is a really good surf bar with awesome fish tacos. And it's a little off the boardwalk so it's usually more chill than a lot of other spots nearby.
- Get back to Brooklyn and hit Baoburg in Greenpoint. It's awesome Thai street food. They got good bao (obv) but the kra pow is AMAZING. The backyard is also a good spot for frozen cocktails.
Feature image (provided by the band): Michelle LoBianco
*For COVID reasons, Safer is sadly no longer on the bill. Feel better, Mattie!
Many creatives we know lost valuable equipment, creative works and more in the horrendous weather last week. Greenway Records and Acid Dad got hit particularly hard, with a space that was flooded with waist-deep water, resulting in irreparable damage to equipment, instruments, merch, vinyl and more. If you have the means, consider donating to their Gofundme to help our friends in the community recover.
Another musician who lost a lot: Ben Pirani, who plays with BdBK fave Lizzie No. Flooding destroyed the artist’s equipment, clothing and more in Hurricane Ida, and you can find the Gofundme to help him recover here.
+++ If you know of any other artists in need, let us know. We’re always here to share and to help.
New(ish) stuff from local artists we love:
Adi Oasis // Adeline
Pleasure Island // Pleasure Island
Queen of the Mall // Flossing
“Afterparty” // Cade Hoppe
Here’s a look at the shows we’ve got coming up this month (and beyond). Mark your calendars and come hang!
9.17 BDBK PRESENTS: Razor Braids, S.C.A.B., May Rio @ The Bowery Union (Tix here!)
9.18 BDBK PRESENTS: Colatura + Di Ivories @ FirstLive Studios
9.30 BDBK PRESENTS: Lazylazy, Birthday Girl, Marinara, Soft Yes @ Bar Freda
10.5 BDBK PRESENTS: Forever Honey, Almost Sex, Otra Vez, Wetsuit @ Berlin
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