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Glass Beams

Glass Beams, a Melbourne-based trio, have quickly garnered attention for their distinctive blend of psychedelic, funk, and world music influences – however, they continue to remain somewhat of an enigma. Not only does the band perform in masks, but the members have remained anonymous (save for founding member, Rajan Silva), letting their music and performances speak louder than any personal fame could. This choice to hide their identities adds a layer of intrigue to the band’s persona, and invites listeners to focus on the sonic adventure rather than the personalities behind it.

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Yaya Bey

Last week at Elsewhere, Yaya Bey (and her opener Saint Mela) brought the good vibes and got the crowd groovin’, blending her R&B set together with elements of funk, house music, neo-soul, and even a couple rap verses. The recent Tiny Desk performer kept us all captive for her entire time on stage. Despite admitting she has been battling the symptoms of long Covid and needing to stop momentarily at times, she gave an incredible performance that gave us chills long after we had left the venue.

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Big Something

From uncharted backroads to the urban pulse of NYC, there’s nothing quite like multi-genre rock bands from the south bringing new sounds to the ole’ Brooklyn homestead to charge up the northern herd. Friday nights during the summer at Brooklyn Made just hit different. Fans came from all over to groove to the six-headed jam beast from North Carolina, Big Something, as they neared the end of their unbelievable 60 show tour with The Reis Brothers. The Headspace Tour, promoting their latest album Headspace, has been going on since December and has featured a musically cataclysmic reawakening of exploration that dives into untouched genres and shifts focus from outer space to inner space, touching on topics like mental health and more. 

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Glass Beams

Glass Beams, a Melbourne-based trio, have quickly garnered attention for their distinctive blend of psychedelic, funk, and world music influences – however, they continue to remain somewhat of an enigma. Not only does the band perform in masks, but the members have remained anonymous (save for founding member, Rajan Silva), letting their music and performances speak louder than any personal fame could. This choice to hide their identities adds a layer of intrigue to the band’s persona, and invites listeners to focus on the sonic adventure rather than the personalities behind it.

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Yaya Bey

Last week at Elsewhere, Yaya Bey (and her opener Saint Mela) brought the good vibes and got the crowd groovin’, blending her R&B set together with elements of funk, house music, neo-soul, and even a couple rap verses. The recent Tiny Desk performer kept us all captive for her entire time on stage. Despite admitting she has been battling the symptoms of long Covid and needing to stop momentarily at times, she gave an incredible performance that gave us chills long after we had left the venue.

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Big Something

From uncharted backroads to the urban pulse of NYC, there’s nothing quite like multi-genre rock bands from the south bringing new sounds to the ole’ Brooklyn homestead to charge up the northern herd. Friday nights during the summer at Brooklyn Made just hit different. Fans came from all over to groove to the six-headed jam beast from North Carolina, Big Something, as they neared the end of their unbelievable 60 show tour with The Reis Brothers. The Headspace Tour, promoting their latest album Headspace, has been going on since December and has featured a musically cataclysmic reawakening of exploration that dives into untouched genres and shifts focus from outer space to inner space, touching on topics like mental health and more. 

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Maddy O’Neal + Late Night Radio

Typically, when a room shakes as you enter it, you might think something’s wrong. Maybe it’s an aftershock of the infamous NYC earthquake that happened a few weeks ago. Maybe it’s construction or the subway. Or maybe, it’s just the weekend bassheads lifting their existential anxiety with a thunderous live sonic melee attack from Late Night Radio and Maddy O’Neal.

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Motet and lespecial

The groove was strong at Brooklyn Bowl on April 27, where The Motet and lespecial delivered a night of mesmerizing music that catered to a diverse audience. The evening began with lespecial, a trio known for their genre-bending approach which melds elements of rock, electronica, and funk into a cohesive performance. Their set included tracks like “Snells Fleet,” “Repeater,” and a notable cover of Boards of Canada’s “Chromakey Dreamcoat,” showcasing their dynamic range and ability to captivate the crowd with their exploratory sounds and theatrical flair.

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Kitchen Dwellers

In a musician’s world, years of different genre iterations make originality difficult to achieve, but through authentic self-expression, embracing imperfections, exploring diverse influences, and experimentation, artists come alive and bring brand new styles and spirit to songs. This is exactly what Kitchen Dwellers brought to Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night as they continued their North American Tour to promote their new album, Seven Devils. The EP toggles between the current human experience and the trajectory of self-realization, acceptance, and accountability found within the story of Dante’s Inferno, making for some enlightening interpretation and incredible live performances.

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Knitting Factory at Baker Falls

The Knitting Factory at Baker Falls is the perfect resurgence of the beloved Brooklyn Knitting Factory outpost meeting the downtown Manhattan rock scene. Located in the former Pyramid Club, the venue has something for everyone and honors the storied history of the space (home to the first Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers shows). Outfitted with a cafe that operates during the day, performance space, full bar, and lounge, The Knitting Factory at Baker Falls draws folks from all walks of life into its inclusive, exciting realm. Be sure to check out the eccentric lounge downstairs after the show, a great spot to hang and keep the vibes going.

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Superior Ingredients

Superior Ingredients is a unique multilevel music venue with a focus on the dance/house scene. Enjoy the skyline view from the glass encased roof, or vibe in the club inside.

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SummerStage

Hosting their first show in the early 70s, the Central Park SummerStage has been home to countless festivals, spoken word, and dance events. The majority of performances here are either benefit shows or free admission that typically span from June to October. Grab your sunglasses and head to the park for some epic outdoor dancing.

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Forest Hills Stadium

An awesome outside venue in the heart of Queens where you want to see a big show in the summer or early fall. There’s both GA standing and stadium seating, so you can choose your own adventure. You can find lots of food and drink options inside the stadium, and the staff is super helpful and friendly.

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The Sultan Room

The Sultan Room has quickly become one of our favorite venues. It’s a great spot for a smaller show inside or a sunset show on the roof. The wall behind the stage downstairs features an epic light display that we didn’t know we needed, but we do. The roof has a chiller vibe and smaller stage with room to sit or dance. If you’re hungry, there’s an awesome sit down restaurant, The Turk’s Inn, that’s decorated like the inside of your quirky great-aunt’s house. For a faster bite, the Döner Kebab takeout window never disappoints.

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Knockdown Center

Knockdown is an awesome space that hosts a range of awesome artists and events. There’s the indoor space where you’ll be most winter, “The Ruins” space outdoors where you’ll be groovin’ during the summer and fall, and “The Basement” club where you’ll be year-round in the wee hours of the morning.

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Becca Jacobs

Have you ever met someone whose energy is so infectious, you can literally see it fill an entire room, causing everyone to join in and catch the waves together? Meet Becca: live music enthusiast, certified-yoga instructor, marketing manager, former national competitive figure skater, and founder of Ripple. Affect, a music-driven yoga method.

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Reuben Dreiblatt

Meet Reuben, an eclectic producer and talent manager who orchestrates specially curated events across New York City. With an innate flair for seamlessly blending comedy and music, Reuben crafts experiences that tantalize the senses and ignite the imagination. At the heart of Reuben’s work lies his unyielding passion for diversity and innovation. From underground comedy clubs to rock music venues, he scours the city’s bustling scene for hidden gems, seeking out talents that defy conventions and captivate audiences with their unique acts.

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Mackenzie Shrieve

Mackenzie Shrieve gets gigs, whether she’s booking or playing them herself. As the Operations Manager at the concierge booking platform, GigFinesse, Mackenzie oversees a team focused on transforming and improving the booking process between venues and artists. As a singer/songwriter, Mackenzie makes folk/indie/rock music with a twist of pop and deeply personal lyrics.

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Crystal Desai

Crystal Desai knows how healing and transformative live music can be. Since moving to New York, the Florida native has been building her professional and personal life supporting the power of live music. Currently, she is working with the music tech startup, HiFi Labs, a creative incubator and artist mentorship collective that leverages technology to build and support artists communities. During the pandemic, after a live music hiatus, she was eager to find other ways to support artists in NY, so she created the concert series, Willo, where artists and fans can come together for an intimate show focused on the music. 

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Dan Melnick

Dan Melnick brings great music to life. The entrepreneur, concert producer, professor, and artist, understands the power of human connection through art. His passion for concerts has driven his career: First, without a background in the music industry, he started TurnStyle Music Group, a music booking and promotional agency spanning four cities. Today, he’s General Manager at Sonicbids, an online platform that connects bands, music promoters and major brands. Over the course of his career, Dan has booked over 6,000 artists and 2,000 concerts, so needless to say, he’s an expert. He also teaches Concert Promotion at the Roc Nation School of Music, sharing his extensive knowledge with the next generation and building a legacy that’s here to last.

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Brett Wachtel

Brett Wachtel builds community and connection through harnessing a shared passion for music. The journalist, photographer, manager and founder understands the way music can become a safe haven and often create a transformative experience. Songs and lyrics can change your life, and Brett’s work encompasses all aspects of music, both past and present, in his personal and professional lives. From managing the five-piece rock band, Uncle Skunk, to creating an epic music Instagram blog, FN Good Music, to putting on events, and curating fire playlists, he really does it all. And it’s FN good!

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Red Lantern

The Red Lantern party, a Lunar New Year celebration that brings together different social, musical, and artistic nightlife cultures, seeks to strengthen the pride around the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community within NYC nightlife. It will showcase the diverse and colorful culture, history, and traditions of the AAPI community through curated displays and decorations and carefully selected musical artists.

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groovecode

Aka the way we groove. Our community supports each other to maintain a safe and groovy environment for all. Read on for a sense of our ethos.

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Mental Health in the Music Industry

Mental health affects all of us. From children finding their way in school, to older folks enjoying their retirement, it can always be a challenge to keep our minds in the right space. This is especially true in the music business, an industry that works around the clock and often forces artists and business people out of their comfort zones.

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FAQs

The groovement is a community for all lovers of live music. Read on to learn about how to use all the features of our platform, sign up for groovemail, get in touch, and more!

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Backline

Backline is a company everyone in the music industry should know about. Founded in 2019, Backline is a non-profit that facilitates free or discounted mental health services to all members of the music business.

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What’s groovin’ in November?

While we can’t believe it’s already November, we’re feeling very thankful for all the awesome shows this month.

This week, we’ve got six nights of R&B, jazz & hip hop with pianist, composer and producer, Robert Glasper. The four-time Grammy nominee is hitting Blue Note Jazz Club Tuesday-Sunday.

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What’s groovin’ in October?

We hope everyone is having a great weekend and is as pumped as we are for this fall weather and all the awesome artists we have playing this month.

First, start this week off with some badass ladies of indie pop, Boy Genius w/ MUNA, at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Then, we’ve got the Southern California rock band, Sun Room, at Webster Hall on Thursday. We’re giving away tickets to some lucky groovers, so be sure to enter to win here by Tuesday! This weekend, head back to MSG for South African DJ, record producer & songwriter, Black Coffee, on Saturday.

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What’s groovin’ in September

We hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and is as pumped as we are for all the awesome shows in September! 

This week, the legendary rock band, Eagles, are kicking off their final tour. After over half a century of making music, they begin “The Long Goodbye” at Madison Square Garden on Thursday and Friday, so don’t miss your last chance to hear “Hotel California” live.

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What’s groovin’ in August?

Somehow it’s already August and we hope everyone’s been enjoying all the groovy times. We’ve got a ton of great artists coming this month to keep the summer vibes strong.

This week, catch some outdoor vibes with the British electronic group, Jungle, doing a DJ set on the Elsewhere Rooftop on Thursday. On Friday, head back for the sister duo, Coco & Breezy, blending house, R&B, pop and Afro-Latino vibes.

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What’s groovin’ in July?

July is stacked with so many great artists to keep you groovin’ through this summer.

This week, head to the Rooftop at Pier 17 for some reggae rock vibes, with Rebelution on Thursday and Friday. For some jazz, funk, R&B and soul-inspired brass music, check out Dirty Dozen Brass Band, celebrating over 40 years since their founding at Blue Note Jazz Club on Thursday-Sunday.

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What’s groovin’ in June?

Summer is here, and we are so stoked for all the artists coming in June. June is pride month, and there’s a ton of great shows celebrating, including Planet Pride Festival, with Gorgon City, Gareth Emery and Coco & Breezy, at Brooklyn Mirage, or Dreamland: Pride in Central Park with Purple Disco Machine. June also marks the beginning of SummerStage, the seasonal outdoor venue in Central Park.

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