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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week - January 12-January 19


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Brooklyn is as happening as cities get, with live music in the bars and clubs from Williamsburg to Park Slope to downtown. With a younger crowd taking to the always trending burough, you can bet that great shows can be found all over Brooklyn. Whether you're more into a rock scene or music that's an eclectic mix, check out places like Brooklyn Steel, Barbes, and the Pine Box Rock Shop all around Brooklyn.

Big Debates, Lil Issues - The Bell House
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+Pairs of comedians face off in passionate, high-stakes debates about absolutely unimportant, low-stakes topics. Come watch, cheer, and vote for a winner

Ferus Festival: Sarah Hennies & Mara Baldwin 'Come 'Round Right' - National Sawdust
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

What happens when a community's most deeply held beliefs also lead to its demise? A once thriving utopian society, the Shakers' numbers have now dwindled to just two members, due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy and an eventual refusal of new members. Their society is soon to be survived only by their work, most notably their furniture and their songs. Taking its name from one of the most famous Shaker hymns, Come 'Round Right is an opera with no characters taking place after everyone has left and explores the persistence of a disappearing community by examining what remains. Blurring the lines between music, visual art, and theater, it concerns itself with labor, identity, survival, love, and the passage of time. Come 'Round Right pairs sculptural set pieces by Mara Baldwin, inspired by Shaker furniture and crafts, with music by Sarah Hennies based on Shaker hymns. Hennies reinterprets this monodic music by replacing horizontal time (melody) with vertical time (harmony), each section of the piece consisting of a block of immersive and hypnotic sound.

Sarah Hennies 'Come Right 'Round' - National Sawdust
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

What happens when a community's most deeply held beliefs also lead to its demise? A once thriving utopian society, the Shakers' numbers have now dwindled to just two members, due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy and an eventual refusal of new members.

Cliff Westfall - Skinny Dennis
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

Cliff Westfall

Josie Long: Tender - The Bell House
January 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 18+Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand-new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year.

Josie Long: Tend - The Bell House
January 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 18+Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand-new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

Ham Rodeo - Skinny Dennis
January 13, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ham Rodeo

Ferus Festival: Sonic + Womxyn Amplify 'Seasons' - National Sawdust
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

A force of soulful, slow-burning R&B, singer/songwriter Sonic has a unique relationship with sound: she's partially deaf. An Artist-in-Residence at National Sawdust for the 2019-20 season, and the first-ever resident to come out of The Revolution series, Sonic kicks off her 3-act performance Seasons: An Experiential Voyage Through Sound with a special preview as part of FERUS Festival. Based on songs from her LP of the same name, as well as new, unreleased work, Seasons immerses audiences in Sonic's journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and self-love by navigating through her experiences as a queer, partially deaf womxn of color. Sonic makes use of National Sawdust's new Constellation and Spacemap systems from Meyer Sound, alongside ASL interpretation, to craft an evening that reflects how she experiences sound.Made in collaboration with her collective Womxyn Amplify, an experiential production house that creates experiences that amplify the voices of LGBTQIA womxyn and non-binary artists, Seasons aims to provide accessibility for all audiences and increase awareness around disabilities of all kinds. Incorporating live performance, monologue, movement, and more, Seasons amplif... (read more)

The Last Roundup Boys - Skinny Dennis
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

The Last Roundup Boys

Country Westerns Unknown Sender People's Court - Union Pool
January 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Country Westerns Unknown Sender People's Court

Michael Hurley - Union Pool
January 15, 2020 - Brooklyn

Michael Hurley

Phoebe Robinson and Special Guests - The Bell House
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 18+An Evening of Comedy in Support of Ohio State Representative Phil Robinson Featuring Phoebe Robinson and Other Special Guests!

Agnes Obel - National Sawdust
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

"For me Myopia is an album about trust and doubt. Can you trust yourself or not? Can you trust your own judgments? Can you trust that you will do the right thing? Can you trust your instincts and what you are feeling? Or are your feelings skewed?" Agnes ObelFor almost a decade, Agnes Obel has been one of the most independent and original artists in contemporary music. Now Obel has returned with new music, releasing the enchanting single "Island of Doom" ahead of the release of her highly anticipated new album Myopia released through Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group's prestigious Yellow Label, and Blue Note in North America, out on February 21st 2020.Although Obel's music can often read like a monologue of modern day dystopian news stories, the contents of "Island of Doom" are much more personal. She explains: "The song is made up of pitched down piano and cello pizzicato and vocals, all choirs are pitched down and upin my experience when someone close to you dies it is simply impossible to comprehend that you can't ever talk to them or reach them somehow ever again. They are in many ways still alive because in your consciousness nothing has changed, they're still ... (read more)

North of Amarillo - Skinny Dennis
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

North of Amarillo

Michael Hurley - Union Pool
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Michael Hurley

Peer Pressure Comedy Presents: Please give a F$%k! (A Charity Comedy Show) - Pine Box Rock Shop
January 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Peer Pressure Comedy brings together New York's best up-and-coming comedians together for a live comedy show to raise funds for local NYC charities. All of the donations raised at this event will go to Bideawee!Oh, also, the whole event is FREE!!!!!!DOORS AT 7:30LINEUP:Esther ChenShari LinickIsaiah LorenzoRachel LanderChris ShurrBrian RabadeauNatalie PerlinMeg FellingJohn FoxEmily Walsh (Headliner)

Nick Thune and Damien Jurado Sad Music, Sad Comedy - The Bell House
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+Nick ThuneDamien JuradoThe collaboration between comedian/actor Nick Thune and singer songwriter/legendary musician Damien Jurado is a very special one.Thune and Jurado met and connected on a special memorial service for their mutual friend and producer, the late Richard Swift.Although operating in very different angles of the artistic spectrum the artists found out they really appreciated each other's work and ethic. Both Jurado and Thune are natives of Seattle, Washington.After a successful test run of this collaboration at the Largo in Los Angeles in May 2019, the decision was made to plan a tour together. And if the tour works, who knows? Marriage?

Nick Thune and Damien Jurado Sad Music, Sad Comedy - The Bell House
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+Nick ThuneDamien JuradoThe collaboration between comedian/actor Nick Thune and singer songwriter/legendary musician Damien Jurado is a very special one.Thune and Jurado met and connected on a special memorial service for their mutual friend and producer, the late Richard Swift.Although operating in very different angles of the artistic spectrum the artists found out they really appreciated each other's work and ethic. Both Jurado and Thune are natives of Seattle, Washington.

Ferus Festival: Eve Gigliotti 'Untitled (Inspired by Film Stills)' - National Sawdust
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Untitled (inspired by Film Stills) is a series of four operatic monodramas exploring the stages of transformation and identity in a woman's life. Inspired by iconic photographs from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills (197780), #12, #60, #39 and #48, the piece is a study of four women, each confronting a critical choice that determines the course of their lives. Join the artists at the culmination of their second workshop at National Sawdust, in which mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti performs new music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and composer and National Sawdust Co-Founder & Artistic Director Paola Prestini. This work-in-progress showing will also feature excerpts by Nico Muhly and Missy Mazzoli, followed by a conversation with the collaborators, offering insight into the process of creating this new chamber opera work.Set to premiere in 2021, Untitled (inspired by Film Stills) is an installation and a live performance inviting audiences to experience the visceral power of operatic storytelling in an intimate setting. The audience participates in this transformative journey as voyeurs into scenes of lust, creation, empowerment, and destruction. Through this ne... (read more)

Jno Allstars - Skinny Dennis
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Jno Allstars

A Drinking Game NYC Presents Legally Blonde - The Bell House
January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+Classic movies shaken, not stirred, and with a twist.What's "A Drinking Game"? Well, take your favorite 80s or 90s flick, mix in a live staged reading, add a dash of your favorite beverage, and you've got one hell of a cocktail.Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every monthcomedies like The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters.Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phraseswhen you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show's bound to get a little wacky.

Cruel Intentions - The Bell House
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+Benito Skinner and Mary Beth Barone bring you this sizzling comedy showcase once per month. You do NOT want to miss. Seduce and destroy.

Alan Backer & the Whiskey Bumps - Skinny Dennis
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Alan Backer & the Whiskey Bumps

Jeff N Suzie's Country Oke - Skinny Dennis
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Jeff N Suzie's Country Oke

Virginia Plain - Union Pool
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Virginia Plain


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