It’s almost the end of the year, and we want to end it with a BANG. Or rather… some really psychedelic surf pop. And beer. And salsa. And lots of other cool free stuff. That’s right, it’s time for the final Local X Local of 2010, and we’re psyched to announce Brooklyn’s own REAL ESTATE as our headliner, with an opening set by Big Troubles! Local X Local, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, is Brooklyn Bowl’s free monthly show series that celebrates Brooklyn’s best music, food, beer, art, and media. This awesome evening will feature $4 Brooklyn Brewery Lagers, free snacks from Brooklyn Salsa Company, handmade goodies from skinnyskinny, art by EASTERN DISTRICT, and much, much more! Stay tuned for more info…
Local x Local :: Celebrating The Best In Locally Brewed Music, Arts, Media… And Beer!
BROOKLYN BREWERY PRESENTS
// LOCAL X LOCAL //
Sunday, December 19
Doors: 6pm // Show: 8pm
$4 Brooklyn Brewery Lager for all (7PM-11PM)
FREE chips & salsa from Brooklyn Salsa Company
Visual art by EASTERN DISTRICT
Handmade and eco-friendly body products from skinnyskinny
…and much more!
Real Estate were born in the depths of one New Jersey summer. Frontman Martin Courtney had just returned home to his native Ridgewood from college in Washington State, a few fresh songs in his pockets. He’d been playing music with bassist Alex Bleeker and guitarist Matthew Mondanile since high school in various forms, even covering Weezer and the Strokes records from tip to tail. But during the summer of 2008, Real Estate didn’t get nostalgic for just their specific suburban nights, crushes, or favorite bands as teens– they fashioned a tin can-and-string to memories more universal. Their self-titled debut LP is a collection of those first underwater pop songs and onward, 7″ cuts and mpfrees that have been backstroking their way across the Web and into lo-fi nerdpiles. Over the past year, many of these songs have soundtracked a time when it feels like every kid in or just out of college seems to be handcrafting/clamoring for music that shuttles us back to a time before career choices, adult responsibility, and this recession.
Past Local X Local Performers:
Past Local X Local Sponsors:
Mast Brothers Chocolate, Blue Bottle Coffee, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn Salsa, Brooklyn Charm, EASTERN DISTRICT, Public School NYC, Peripheral Media Projects, Tortilleria Mexicana los Hermanos, Ad Hoc Art.