Last summer, Vol. 1 Brooklyn was created in a Brooklyn coffee shop. I wasn’t exactly sure what we were doing then, and I’m happy to report that a year later, not much has changed.
Since the beginning, people have been incredibly supportive of this site, and we figured that we should say thanks to everybody by throwing this blowout celebration at Bar Matchless on July 22nd. We’ve asked 25 people we really like to go up on stage and talk about a record they love, and do it in under three minutes. How they choose to review it, is up to their discretion, but we’re pretty sure that with the group of people we’ve assembled, The Greatest 3-Minute Record Reviews Ever, is going to be a pretty unforgettable evening.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents
The Greatest 3-Minute Record Reviews Ever
With special musical guests: Xray Eyeballs
Aaron Lefkove (LiveFastDie/Creator: Summer of Megadeath)
Adam Wilson (The Faster Times)
Andrea Bartz (Stuff Hipsters Hate)
Ben Greenman (The New Yorker, new book called What He’s Poised to Do)
Bill Pearis (Sound Bites NYC/Brooklyn Vegan)
Brenna Ehrlich (Mashable/Stuff Hipsters Hate)
Brandon Stosuy (Stereogum/The Believer) Canceled/had a baby/mazel tov!
Claire Shefchik (The Faster Times)
Emma Straub (Author)
Jared Bloom (The Full Ginsburg)
Jason Diamond (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
Jason Orlovich (Brooklyn the Borough)
James Yeh (Gigantic Mag)
Jed Smith (My Teenage Stride)
Jens Carstensen (Limewire/The Giraffes)
Jeremy Krinsley (Impose)
Jesse Hlebo (Swill Children)
Maggie Serota (New York Press)
Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210)
Marisa Meltzer (Author of Girl Power: 90’s Revolution in Music)
Marty Beckerman (Online features editor at Esquire/author)
Maura Johnston (The Awl)
Rob Tannenbaum (Playboy Magazine/Rolling Stone)
Sara Jaffe (Writer/musician)
Scott Lindenbaum (Electric Literature)
Tobias Carroll (The Scowl/Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
Zachary Lipez (Freshkills/Author of “Please Take Me off the Guest List”)
At: Bar Matchless – 557 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn
7 PM, no cover
I’m going to be in New York for this!!!
your awesome ideas astound.
How self serving!