Williamsburg, Brooklyn

  1. Record Store Day New York: Rough Trade, Generation Records, Permanent Records

    April 20, 2014 8:57 PM EDT April 19's seventh annual Record Store Day was wildly successful in New York, so much so that music fans were still lining up outside stores past 4pm waiting for a chance to purchase coveted releases issued specially for the day. At least tha ...

  2. Rough Trade NYC Store Puts All Live Performances 'On-Hold'

    December 05, 2013 1:30 PM EST Rough Trade NYC’s brand-spanking-new Brooklyn retail and venue space is temporarily putting all its live performance "on hold" to "allow additional sound remediation," according to a release put out by the store. The retail po ...

  3. Rough Trade Will Open Flagship U.S. Store Nov. 25 in New York (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Rough Trade, the iconic London music retailer that spawned Rough Trade Records and served as a cradle for post-punk music in the late 1970s, will open its first flagship store in the U.S. in New York on Monday, November 25. The store, a 15,00 ...

  4. Backbeat: Twin Shadow, Chelsea Kills, Apollo Run, Friends, Nick Catchdubs Rock 'Converse's Hello Brooklyn'

    October 31, 2011 11:48 PM EDT Apollo Run perform at the Converse Presents Hello Brooklyn event. Last Thursday night and with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in full swing, Converse, in conjunction with Cornerstone, put the call out to New York tastemakers in an attempt to pull t ...

  5. Backbeat: Brooklyn Vegan's 'Dream Showcase:' Braids, Weekend, Active Child, Pepper Rabbit, Blue Hawaii

    October 22, 2011 10:55 AM EDT   Tangled Up In Red: Braids Celebrate After Performing for a Sold Out Crowd (L-R) Katie Lee, Taylor Smith, Billboard's Maria Sherman, Austin Tufts andd Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Brooklyn Vegan stands as an unlikely success story. The New Yo ...

  6. Backbeat: Stars Play Brooklyn: Talk New Album, Regrets At Not Investing in Starbucks

    October 13, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Canadian alternative/pop quintet Stars returned to their roots Tuesday night (Oct. 11), performing at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y. Originally formed in Toronto by vocalist Torquil Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman ...

  7. Backbeat: Monster Island's Final Williamsburg, Brooklyn Block Party

    September 13, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Gentrification Blues: After seven years as an alternative arts space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Monster Island this past Satruday held what is likely its last block party. (Photo: Andrew St. Clair) This past Saturday, Sept. 10, Monster Island, ...

  8. Pocket Hipster, New Snarky App From Echo Nest, We Are Hunted Debuts

    February 23, 2011 10:34 AM EST Music intelligence company the Echo Nest has announced a partnership with Australian web app development company We Are Hunted to produce a snarky new app called "the Pocket Hipster." If users can't make the trip to Williamsburg or ...