Radio Free Brooklyn News & Events

 

#RFBatHome (Part 8): Mike Joseph of “The JCC” broadcasts from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

May 31, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Mike Joseph of “The JCC” not only brings the tunes during these tough times, but he’s got your back, too!


#RFBhost profile: Eric Speck and the fresh sounds, hidden treasures and lost gems of “Time to Be Useless.”

May 28, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Many people love music, but to Eric Speck, letting it render you “useless” is an even higher calling.


#RFBatHome (Part 7): Jon Reid of “Race to the Bottom,” prerecords from L.I.C., Queens

May 26, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Jon Reid of “Race to the Bottom” on some unexpected discoveries in going from live to prerecord… and why mentions of “Omelet Bar” have taken a back seat… for now.


#RFBatHome (Part 6): Ali Darling of “Witchtape Radio Hour” broadcasts from the Upper East Side, NYC

May 26, 2020 by Michele Carlo

The studio became her home, the gear her familiars, RFB her coven. In #RFBatHome (Part 6), Ali Darling of “Witchtape Radio Hour” finds comfort and a whole new ritual in doing her show from home.


#RFBatHome (Part 5): Kent Koren of “The Mothers of Connection” broadcasts live from Dobbs Ferry, New York

May 17, 2020 by Michele Carlo

In #RFBatHome (Part 5), Kent Koren shares how “The Mothers of Connection” continues to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.


#RFBatHome (Part 4): Rina of “Aural Medication” broadcasts live from SoHo, NYC.

May 6, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Part 4 of our #RFBatHome series features Rina of “Aural Medication” who broadcasts live from SoHo, NYC, along with a handsome new furry co-host…


Happy Anniversary to These Radio Free Brooklyn Show Hosts!

May 3, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Happy RFB-versary to these shows and hosts for giving us something to celebrate!


#RFBatHome (Part 3): Kay Edwards of “What Would Kay Say?” broadcasts from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

May 1, 2020 by Michele Carlo

#RFBatHome (Part 3): Kay Edwards of “What Would Kay Say?” is broadcasting from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.


Fraser Tye of Radio Free Brooklyn’s “Brooklyn Vignettes” podcast

April 30, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Australian expat Fraser Tye on why “Brooklyn Vignettes” is Brooklyn’s ultimate “bedtime story.”


#RFBatHome (Part 2): Calvin Williams of “Lush Vibes Radio” broadcasts from Crown Heights, Brooklyn

April 25, 2020 by Michele Carlo

In #RFBatHome (Part 2): Calvin Williams of “Lush Vibes Radio” broadcasts from Crown Heights, Brooklyn…


T.VO.D.

Brooklyn’s T.VO.D and Grace Ludmila join Eclectic Method in online concert 4/25

April 23, 2020 by Tom Tenney

From the comfort (and safety) of their homes, fans can support musicians whose incomes have been negatively impacted by venue closures during the COVID-19 crisis.


#RFBatHome (Part 1): Rachel Cleary of “Hear and Now with RachelC.” broadcasting from E. Harlem home

April 13, 2020 by Michele Carlo

#RFBatHome (Part 1): featuring “Hear and Now with RachelC”


Women That Rock Presents: The Virtual SXSW Showcase

March 19, 2020 by Calvin Williams

Radio Free Brooklyn is proud to partner with Women That Rock to premiere their new concert compilation video highlighting bands that were scheduled to play the WTR SXSW show at Hole in the Wall.


Night On The Sun Shares New Single “Let It Die”

March 6, 2020 by Tom Gallo

Radio Free Brooklyn is thrilled to premiere the latest single from Bed-Stuy based outfit, Night On The Sun


Top Nachos Shares New Song and Video for “Donate 2 The Bands”

March 6, 2020 by Tom Gallo

Top Nachos, are back with a delightful new song and accompanying video ahead of a string of tour dates


Atlas Engine Shares Synth-Fueled New Single “Where Have You Gone?”

March 4, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The group’s first single of 2020 is their most personal and introspective song yet


The 20's in Your Twenties

When the decade matches your age: “The ‘20s in your Twenties”

February 24, 2020 by Michele Carlo

New RFB show hosts Zoe Abedon and Adair Jones will take you through their turbulent decade… and the world’s.


Hallie Spoor

RFB Artist Spotlight: Hallie Spoor

February 24, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Hallie Spoor breaks ”New Ground” last month — with an EP release party and live performance at Rockwood Music Hall.


KAYE Shares Video For Her New Single “Too Much”

February 19, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The video, inspired by Yoko Ono, explores change and reinvention against an explosive sonic backdrop


Interview: Neko Peoples Chats About Her History And Latest Single, “Mutations”

February 12, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The Bushwick-based singer-songwriter fills us in her excellent song “Mutations,” her experiences growing up in a religious community in Idaho, and her plans for 2020


INTERVIEW: Phranque Gallo of Karabas Barabas Chats About The Band’s Third Album “Degenerate National Anethem”

February 12, 2020 by Tom Gallo

INTERVIEW: Phranque Gallo of Karabas Barabas Chats About The Band’s Third Album  “Degenerate National Anthem” Music Director Tom Gallo recently had the chance to catch up with Phranque Gallo of Brookl


Interview: Johnny Dynamite Chats About His Debut Solo Album “Heartbroken”

February 5, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The drummer of Whiner and Ashjesus steps out from behind the kit


Jazz We Got on Radio Free Brooklyn

Meet Ethan DiPietro and Joe Tramotin of “Jazz We Got”

January 26, 2020 by Michele Carlo

From RFB’s “Teens Take the Mic” to their very own radio show, Joe and Ethan of “Jazz We Got” on how jazz isn’t all they’ve got…


The Circuit with Courtney Love on Radio Free Brooklyn

Meet Courtney Love of “The Circuit”

January 26, 2020 by Michele Carlo

Courtney Love of ”The Circuit” is a huge music nerd whose mission is for everyone to hear music from and learn about every music festival across the globe…


PREMIERE: Shadow Year Shares “Godspeed” From Forthcoming EP

January 22, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The song will appear on their EP of the same name, which is set for release on January 23rd.


PREMIERE: Primitive Heart Shares Exclusive First Listen of “No Fear In Love Remixes”

January 8, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The collection includes an eclectic variety of newly mixed tracks from her 2019 album No Fear In Love


Interview: Mean Siders Discuss Their Evolution On New EP “All Of Us”

January 8, 2020 by Tom Gallo

The trio chats about their formation, the development of their sound, and their excellent new EP, All Of Us.”


True Dreams Shares Debut Full Length, “No. 1”

December 25, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The first-ever full length from the duo of Angela Carlucci and Hannah Nichols is out now on the Brooklyn-based King Pizza Records


Black Jerusalem on Radio Free Brooklyn

Shar Clay of ”Black Jerusalem”

December 19, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Shar Clay of new RFB show ”Black Jerusalem” on what made him choose RFB, and his dedication to promoting underground artists.


The Hanged Man on Radio Free Brooklyn

Hector and “The Hanged Man”

December 19, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Hector of “The Hanged Man,” on how growing up among weird spiritual/pseudo-mystical traditions, a chance meeting at a bar and a really nice divorce lawyer made for a unique new show.


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Sam Sumpter of ”Bands do BK“

December 19, 2019 by Michele Carlo

“We might all be going to hell, but hey—we did it for art.” Sam Sumpter of new RFB show “Bands do BK” on her love for her new city and why Matt and Kim should reach out…


Art Corner on Radio Free Brooklyn

Vivian Bossieux-Skinner and “Art Corner”

December 19, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Vivian Bossieux-Skinner of “Art Corner” wants to give you a different perspective on all forms of creative expression.


Miracle Sweepstakes Shares Second Album, “Rorschached”

December 18, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The Brooklyn quartet’s sophomore effort injects some sunshine into a gray Brooklyn winter.


Drug Couple Shares Debut EP, “Little Hits”

December 4, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Brooklyn band and real life couple create an album about surviving the ‘end times’ with a loved one


Drive to Five and Giving Tuesday are Here

Giving Tuesday & Drive to Five are Here! Please Give Today!

December 3, 2019 by tomtenney

Drive to Five Fundraiser Begins Today! It’s been five years since we started in our first rag-tag studio in a bike shop basement. Now a full fledged station with 150 members and 2 state-of-the-art stu


Russian Baths Shares Propulsive Debut Album, “Deepfake”

November 20, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The band takes listeners on a dark and experimental journey from noise-rock chaos to ambient shoegaze


PREMIERE: Talulah Paisley Shares Latest Single,”Penny”

November 7, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The T-Rextasy front-person gives us the low down on her revitalized solo project, Talulah Paisley, and her latest single, “Penny.”


Test Sunday View

November 4, 2019 by tomtenney

Live at 7:00 am Art Corner Live at 8:00 am What Would Kay Say? Live at 9:00 am New in New York Live at 10:00 am Young Person’s Radio Live at 11:00 am Two Thumbs Undecided Live at 12:00 pm Badass Babes


PREMIERE: Bushwick’s Kacie Marie Shares Dark Video For Her Song “Sleepaholic”

October 31, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The video’s film-noir aesthetic is perfect for Halloween viewing.


Brit Boras, host of Badass Babes on Radio Free Brooklyn

RFB Host Profile: Brit Boras and “Badass Babes”

October 29, 2019 by tomtenney

RFB Editorial Star Emily Scott spent a few minutes getting to know Brit Boras, host of “Badass Babes”


Kay Edwards

“What Would Kay Say?” Meet Kay Edwards (and find out)

October 29, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Kenya (Kay) Edwards of “What Would Kay Say?” talks about life journeys, opportunities and being a first time radio host.


Q&A with Maggie Stiggers and Spiro Marcos, hosts of new podcast “The Cool Kids Table”

October 28, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Emmy Freedman learns what makes everyone welcome at “The Cool Kids’ Table.”


Susan Rousseau

“New In New York” with Susan Rousseau

October 28, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB editorial star Emmy Freeman spoke with “New in New York’s” Susan Rousseau about being new in NYC… and how that led to her new show.


For The Love Of Ink: “Tattoo U”

October 28, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB Editorial Director Michele Carlo spent a few minutes with new RFB Podcast “Tattoo U’s” Eric Purkis and got him to spill a little about his love for ink, life—and RFB.


Radio Free Brooklyn Bad Citizen Fall Festival

RFB’s Fall Music Festival this Weekend!

October 24, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Radio Free Brooklyn is proud to present its first-ever Fall Music Festival!


Patti Shares Debut Album “Good Big”

October 24, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The Brooklyn trio’s first full length is both infectious and expansive in its sonic ambition


Premiere: Post-Punk Trio Urges Shares Debut Single, “Bad Dreams”

October 17, 2019 by Tom Gallo

“Bad Dreams,” is the new single from the Brooklyn-based trio, Urges.


Interview: Pom Pom Squad Dishes On Their New EP “Ow”

October 9, 2019 by Michele Carlo

The project of songwriter Mia Berrin dropped their second EP last month, and its jam-packed with intensely personal, grunge-punk anthems.


NYC band Baby Shakes has hit a stride

September 26, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The power pop group talks about their new album, ‘heavier sound’ and what Brooklyn bands they’re listening to.


Chris DeLuca on how he built “The Foundation”

September 25, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Lawyer by day, record raider and RFB host by night Chris DeLuca puts the spin on his musical obsessions and building his show “The Foundation.”


Best Shows Happening this Week in and Around Bushwick

September 25, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Check out these great shows happening at Alphaville, Trans-Pecos, and The Broadway.


How Emily Scott and Jamie Lerner put the Happy (Hour) in “Middle School”

September 24, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB’s newest hosts spill a little on how they turn most people’s worst memories into your new best ones.


Meet the Goddess: QianatheGoddess Williams of VPR Radio!

September 24, 2019 by Michele Carlo

We spent a few minutes getting to know Qiana Williams, a.k.a. QianatheGoddess of VPR Radio and talked about auspicious meetings, new collaborations, and dream guests…


Desert Sharks Long-Awaited Debut Album “Baby’s Gold Death Stadium” Drops on September 27

September 18, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The band’s debut album is a longtime coming and captures their fierce, unrivaled tenacity.


PREMIERE: Vanessa Silberman Shares “Out Of The Shadows”

September 12, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The uplifting punk anthem is a bonus track on her forthcoming sophomore EP, “Brighter In Bloom”


Ghost Funk Orchestra Shares Genre Defying Debut Album, “A Song For Paul”

September 4, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The ambitious 15-song collection has a sound that’s impossible to pin down.


Bushwick’s Bandits On The Run Share ‘Live At The Power Station’ EP

September 4, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The four-song live EP captures the spontaneity and charm of the trio’s infamous live performances


Brooklyn Bands Rock the Map Room at Bowery Electric!

August 28, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish Army. Photo by Alice Teeple. Review by Robert Prichard. Brooklyn’s own Castle Black and I Am The Polish Army delivered intensely searing sets at East Village rock-n-ro


Interview: Elia Einhorn Talks New Collaborative Project ‘Fashion Brigade’

August 28, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Fashion Brigade just released their debut album, “Fvck The Heartache,” which features contributions from Frankie Cosmos, Shamir, and others.


RFB Teen Squad after school radio program

Fall After School Teen Program Begins 10/7

August 19, 2019 by tomtenney

From October 7 – November 16 2019, Radio Free Brooklyn will conduct the fall session of RFB Teen Squad, its popular after school program for NYC teenagers


Quicksilver Daydream Release Second Album “Fly Oblivion”

August 14, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The band strikes the perfect balance between folk storytelling and the expansive sounds of psychedelia on their sophomore effort.


Required Summer Listening: UV Rays’ New EP “The Right Stuff”

August 8, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The Brooklyn band delivers a picture-perfect indie-pop EP for the second half of the summer.


Parrot Dream Shares Three Song EP of B-Sides From Their Album “Light Goes”

July 31, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The extra tracks evoke the band’s charming dream-pop sentiment while still sounding fresh!


RFB Teen Squad Summer Radio Day Camp

RFB Teen Squad Radio Day Camp starts 8/19 – Apply Now!

July 25, 2019 by tomtenney

From August 19-24 2019, Radio Free Brooklyn will conduct a one-week intensive training in radio broadcasting, teaching participants the basics of radio broadcasting.


Vivian Girls Announce Reunion, Share First Single “Sick” Off Upcoming Fourth Album

July 25, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The legendary Brooklyn band picks up where they left off with their latest single.


RFB New Show Interview: “What’s The Biz” with Monica Grant

July 23, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB Editorial Volunteer Emily Scott spent a few minutes with “What’s The Biz” host Monica Grant getting, well, the biz—and learning why you should all take a listen! ES: Welcome to Radio Free Brooklyn


Former The Rapture Bassist, Safer, Shares Third Single “All My Life” from Forthcoming EP

July 17, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The former The Rapture bassist returns with some fiery new tracks.


RFB host Matt goes on ATTACK with The New York Times!

July 15, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Photo: Matt Attack RFB host Matt goes on ATTACK with The New York Times! “The Rodent Hour” host Matt Attack recently took on NYC’s newspaper of record for its article about touring musicians that didn


RFB gets mail! A sweet little “Baci” from Italy

July 13, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Receiving a postcard via snail mail is such an anachronism these days, isn’t it? Who has time to go out and get a postcard, write a personal message on it, bring it to a brick-and-mortar post office (


Ladybug Festival to feature Brooklyn-based artists

July 13, 2019 by Michele Carlo

The Rodent Hour, RFB’s champion of indie rock from Brooklyn and beyond, recently featured two Brooklyn-based artists who will appear at this year’s Ladybug Festival, an annual event celebrating women


Atlas Engine Shares Ethereal New Single “Running”

July 11, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The East Williamsburg-based songwriter tackles themes of early adulthood ambivalence against a luscious sonic backdrop.


Interview: Brooklyn’s Arthur Moon Talks Forthcoming Debut Album and Upcoming Show at Elsewhere

July 4, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Arthur Moon is performing at Elsewhere on July 10 with Palehound.


Jeanines Share Debut Self-Titled Album on Slumberland Records

June 27, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The sunny sounding record is the perfect indie-pop soundtrack to summer.


INTERVIEW: Bushwick’s Holy Tunics Share Second Album, “Hit Parade Lemonade Supersonic Spree”

June 19, 2019 by Tom Gallo

The band dishes on the process behind making their latest record and much more!


PREMIERE: Bushwick’s The Johns Debut Music Video For Latest Single, “Blood Run Free”

June 5, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Stream the eerie and blood-filled video, shot on VHS!


Bushwick Supergroup Janitor Shares Debut Album,”She Hates The Hits,” Benefitting Planned Parenthood

May 29, 2019 by Tom Gallo

All proceeds from sales of the album directly benefit Planned Parenthood!


SAVE THE DATE! RFB’s 4th Anniversary Celebration: Friday, June 14th!

May 24, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB TURNS FOUR! We are super excited to announce Radio Free Brooklyn’s four-year anniversary celebration and want you to join us on Friday, June 14, from 6-10pm, at Tradesman Bar, 222 Bushwick Avenue


THREE MINUTES, THREE QUESTIONS with RFB’S inaugural podcast, “I ART NY”

May 23, 2019 by Michele Carlo

From left: Coco Dolle, Izabela Gola and Rebecca Major at RFB’s Bogart Street Studio. Photo: Izabela Gola. RFB Editorial Director Michele Carlo gets the story behind the stories of  “I ART NY” podcast


NEW SHOW INTERVIEW: The Non-Resident Alien Show

May 22, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Editorial volunteer Emily Scott interviews one of RFB’s latest hosts, Benjy Barnett. Photo of Benjy: Emily Scott; Artwork: Rafael Fuchs. RFB: So I understand you’re from the UK originally—what brings


RFB ARTIST PROFILE: NANABCOOL

May 22, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Photo by Samantha Ding RFB editorial volunteer Samantha Ding recently interviewed Ghanaian-American artist NanaBcool at his album release show at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg. RFB: How did you get


INTERVIEW: Little Hustle Chat About Their Debut Album, “Notepasser”

May 22, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, great gigs this week at Elsewhere, Our Wicked Lady, and Trans-Pecos


PREMIERE: Holly Overton Shares ‘Transient Love’ From Her Forthcoming Album, “The Woman On The Beach”

May 15, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, great gigs happening this week at Alphaville, The Footlight, and Trans-Pecos!


Interview: The Mystery Lights Talk New Album, “Too Much Tension”

May 8, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus shows at Elsewhere, El Cortez, C’mon Everybody, and Our Wicked Lady


Bushwick’s Looms New Album, “The Way Up,” Drops This Friday, May 3 on Good Eye Records

May 1, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, great events at C’mon Everybody, Elsewhere, Sunnyvale, Elsewhere, and Trans-Pecos!


Radio Free Brooklyn Auxiliary Studio

RFB Opens 2nd Studio, “The REC Room,” at Brooklyn Fire Proof

April 30, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB Opens 2nd Studio, “The REC Room,” at Brooklyn Fire Proof The REC Room at Brooklyn Fire Proof On April 1, 2019, Radio Free Brooklyn opened the doors of a second studio at Brooklyn Fire Proof at 119


Artist Spotlight: Kota the Friend

April 29, 2019 by Michele Carlo

Kota the Friend’s new album says he’s back in Brooklyn…and it’s “Good to be Home.” Interview by Samantha Ding photo by Samantha Ding RFB: You’re from Brooklyn, born and raised. How do you feel that


PREMIERE: LAPêCHE Unveils Video For “Bottom Feeder [Version 2]”

April 24, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, great gigs at Alphaville, Elsewhere, The Footlight, and 3 Dollar Bill!


Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin Release Thrilling Sci-fi Concept EP “Gamma Gardening”

April 17, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, great gigs at Elsewhere, Alphaville, Market Hotel, and El Cortez!


Local Disco Trio, Escort, Welcomes New Lead Singer, Nicki B, for Their Third Album “City Life”

April 10, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, events at Alphaville, Sunnyvale, Secret Project Robot and more!


Brooklyn’s Thick Shares Self-Titled EP, Announces Signing with Epitaph Records

April 3, 2019 by Tom Gallo

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week


RFB TEEN SQUAD LAUNCHES LIVE SHOWS. 2ND SESSION STARTS IN APRIL!

March 28, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB TEEN SQUAD WINTER SESSION AIRS FIRST SHOWS; SECOND SESSION BEGINS APRIL 8. by Michele Carlo On March 9, five NYC teens wrapped up six weeks of after-school training in radio broadcasting as part o


Interview: Big Eyes Set To Release Fourth Album, “Streets Of The Lost,” On April 5

March 27, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick This Week


LAPêCHE Shares “Spirit Bunnies” EP, Announces Summer Tour With Jawbox

March 20, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week.


Bushwick’s TEEN Take The Reigns On New Album”Good Fruit”

March 13, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week!


RFB PARTNERS WITH “THE NEW COLOSSUS FESTIVAL,” MARCH 7–10.

March 6, 2019 by Michele Carlo

What is The New Colossus Festival? Who is playing? When and where? RFB Music Manager/host of “Look at My Records” Tom Gallo brings you the 411 you’ll need to get all your new music on! Radio Free Broo


New Show: Physical Culture, Music & Art with Vincent Metzo

March 6, 2019 by Michele Carlo

RFB Editorial Volunteer Samantha Ding spends a few minutes with new show host Vincent Metzo talking about the relationship between art, fitness and culture! RFB: What does “physical culture” mean? VM:


Local Psych Pop Band Coco Verde Takes Over Bushwick with March Tour

March 6, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week!


Bushwick Dark Pop Band Weeknight Release New Album “Dead Beat Creep”

February 27, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week!


Miracle on East 4th Street: Erez Ziv and the 2019 NYC Frigid Festival

February 25, 2019 by Michele Carlo

MIRACLE ON EAST 4th STREET: EREZ ZIV AND THE 2019 NYC FRIGID FESTIVAL (an interview with Michele Carlo) Author note: After a construction calamity in the building housing the Under St. Marks Theater,


Dan Francia Shines On His Debut Album, “Come Back To Life”

February 20, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week.


Mozes and the Firstborn Release “Dadcore,” Playing Rough Trade on Friday, Feb. 15

February 13, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week


NEW SHOW: PHYSICAL CULTURE, MUSIC & ART DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, 2/13

February 10, 2019 by Michele Carlo

The Connections Between Health, Fitness and Art, Wednesdays At 9am. You got art in my exercise! Hey, you got exercise in my art! Hosted by (MA/ LMT/CSCS) Vincent Metzo, Physical Culture, Music & Art e


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: GIFTSHOP ON “THE RODENT HOUR”

February 10, 2019 by Michele Carlo

“BIG IN ASTORIA” BAND GIFTSHOP WITH NEW EP AND UPCOMING SHOW Monday, February 11th at 8:00 PM EST join The Rodent Hour host Matt Attack for an exclusive preview of “BIG in Astoria”, the new EP by GIFT


COOL COMPANY: A COOL DUO

February 10, 2019 by Michele Carlo

L-R: Yan and Matt of Cool Company. Pic by Samantha Ding. COOL COMPANY: FUTURE R & B OR JUST THE FUTURE? by SAMANTHA DING Cool Company is a Brooklyn-based writer/producer/performance duo comprised


Ghost King Expands Their Psychedelic Sound on “Dunbar Swamp”

February 6, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week!


London-Based Womxn’s Music Organization Opens Brooklyn Chapter

January 30, 2019 by Tom Tenney

The UK music organization LOUD WOMEN, for womxn and gender non-conforming people, is kicking off their Brooklyn chapter with a show at The Well!


New Show! An Interview with Victoria Rey of “Martinis Con Queso.”

January 25, 2019 by Michele Carlo

 The following interview is by RFB volunteer Samantha Ding. RFB: Your new show on Radio Free Brooklyn, “Martinis con Queso,” is about lounge music and exotica? VR: It’s about 1960’s lounge and exotica


T-Rextasy Shares Sophomore Album “Prehysteria,” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

January 23, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Radio Free Brooklyn knows where to jam.


Interview: Indie Surf Trio Dentist Invades Gold Sounds On Friday, January 18

January 16, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Plus, best shows in Bushwick to catch this week.


PREMIER: Big Bliss Drops Veda Rays Remix Of “Surface”

January 9, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Stream the remix and check out some of the best shows in Bushwick this week!


The Planes Share “Sleep Like A Noble,” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

January 3, 2019 by Tom Tenney

Bushwick Gig Department 2019 is off to a strong start.


The Band Sooner Release “Stranger” EP, Plus the Best Shows in Bushwick This Week

December 19, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Check out the latest local music news from Radio Free Brooklyn.


“TAME: The Aspiring Me“ An interview with Samantha Ding

December 7, 2018 by Michele Carlo

TAME, The Aspiring Me, a rapper from Missouri City, Texas who recently moved to New York was interviewed by RFB volunteer Samantha Ding at his show at Friends & Lovers, October 4, 2018. RFB: How d


Sheen Marina Release Their Second EP, “Great Attractor,” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

December 5, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Musical events this week at The Footlight, Alphaville and more.


Emma Decorsey Shares Her Debut Solo EP “The Dream,” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

November 28, 2018 by Tom Tenney

And the best shows in Bushwick this week!


RFB Holiday Party

Save the Date: Thursday, 12/13—RFB Holiday Party!

November 25, 2018 by tomtenney

SAVE THE DATE: Radio Free Brooklyn’s Holiday Party—Thurs. 12/13 at Braven Brewery! It’s your favorite internet freeform community radio station’s holiday soirée—and YOU’RE INVITED! When: Thursday, Dec


RFB Holiday Party

Save the Date: Thursday, 12/13—RFB Holiday Party!

November 25, 2018 by Michele Carlo

SAVE THE DATE: Radio Free Brooklyn’s Holiday Party—Thurs. 12/13 at Braven Brewery! It’s your favorite internet freeform community radio station’s holiday soirée—and YOU’RE INVITED! Thursday, December


Lost Boy ? Shares his Raucous Aew Album, Paranoid Fiction

November 14, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week.


Electronic Duo Wume Chats About Their Third Album “Towards The Shadow”

November 7, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Plus, the best shows in Bushwick this week…


Kevin Hairs Shares Freak In The Streets Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

November 1, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Everything you need to see this week in one list.


RFB at Queens Hip-Hop Festival with DJ LiKWUiD

October 30, 2018 by Michele Carlo

DJ LiKWUiD, the self-proclaimed DJ, emcee, and artivist was interviewed by RFB volunteer Samantha Ding at the Queens Hip-Hop Festival, September 28, 2018. RFB: How did you get your stage name? L: I go


Adeline Hotel Shares Away Together Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

October 24, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Music, events and outings galore in Bushwick and beyond.


Atlas Engine Shares Dreamy Single “New Constellation” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

October 17, 2018 by Tom Tenney

The best shows in Bushwick and beyond.


It’s All Nice On Ice LIVE: Monday, October 15

October 12, 2018 by Michele Carlo

We’re doing a live show at beeyoutiful downtown Brooklyn’s Pine Box Rock Shop on Monday, October 15 at 9pm, so get ready for all your favorite guests, segments and  music performances all happening ri


RFB Presents: LoveHoney at Arlene’s Grocery—Thursday, 9/27

September 26, 2018 by Michele Carlo

Following the success of their EP release, LoveHoney kicks off another night of heart-pounding, booty-shaking, mezmerizing, soulful rock n’ roll! Sponsored by Sailor Jerry and featuring very limited-e


Revolution Me Film Fest Highlights Diverse Stories & Filmmakers

September 20, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Maria Palacio and Paula Patino from Revolution Me Film Festival speak with RFB News & Community Engagement Director Orie Givens about their local film fest featuring more than 50 movies happening


LGBT Center Joins Queer State of Mind

August 30, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Shijuade Kadree and Trevon Mayers from the LGBT Community Center join the Queer State of Mind team to talk about community engagement, youth empowerment, and the marginalized communities within the LG


Veda Rays Release The Excellent “For The Rest To Rest” Plus The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

August 29, 2018 by Tom Tenney

More local music to check out this week!


BEN Talks on Radio Free Brooklyn

“Ben Talks” Goes LIVE! Monday, September 10, at Pine Box Rock Shop, 9pm

August 27, 2018 by Michele Carlo

Ever wish you could see what really goes on at RFB’s “Ben Talks” show? You’ll get your wish Monday, September 10, as host Ben Louis takes the unfiltered—and sometimes controversial hilarity to Bushwic


RFB Presents: LoveHoney at Arlene’s Grocery!

August 22, 2018 by Michele Carlo

Brooklyn acid-blues rockers LoveHoney, featuring band members Aly Quinones on vocals, Tommy White on the “Flying V” guitar, Matt Saleh on bass and Thomas Gehlhaus on drums brought their A-game to a so


Jane Church Release Sunny Debut Single Plus Your Guide To The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

August 1, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Your weekly guide to bands and events in Bushwick.


Wild Pink Dazzle On Sophomore Album And Your Guide To The Best Shows In Bushwick This Week

July 25, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Your weekly guide to bands and events in Bushwick.


A dance party your neighbors won’t call cops on “hopefully”

July 16, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

When I began hitting clubs back in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s, the “thumpa-thumpa” (see: Queer as Folk) was a shared experience. A connection from DJ to dancer that either united or disconnected a room.


WTFTD This Weekend July 14-16 Edition

July 14, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Our resident expert on fun stuff Eli Raskin gives you highlights of things to do in Brooklyn and around the five boroughs this weekend.   Saturday 12pm – 1pm [Harlem] Enjoy a stage reading of loc


Life on the border, explained

July 7, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Activist and Field Organizer for School of the Americas Watch Dévora González says that those making the journey to a better life in the United States face a number of risks, many brought on by govern


As Mom n’ Pop as it gets

July 6, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

There’s no sign hanging above this shop. You won’t find it on Google Maps, and it doesn’t have a website. That’s because Loud Baby, a shop I stumbled upon one weekend afternoon at 696 Flatbush Avenue,


Get your camp on!

July 5, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

RFB Content Contributor Eli Raskin gives us a few tips on living the wilderness life.  People, get excited; camping season is here! Camping has never been easier and more accessible. Here’s are some t


WTFTD – Independence Day Edition

July 3, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

RFB Content Contributor Eli Raskin brings us a few ideas on cool things to do over the upcoming holiday.  What a time we’re in! Pride was last week, a mid-week July 4th is coming up and the Summer mug


RFB Presents Local Hip-Hop with Northside Festival June 7

June 6, 2018 by 50yearsago@radiofreebrooklyn.org

While everyone else is zigging during this year’s Northside Festival we’re going to be zagging at Radio Free Brooklyn. RFB Presents First Thursdays at The Well on June 7th with a very special Northside Festival featuring local hip-hop artists Mikal Amin, Wisdom Natural, TK The Architect & Junk Rat. The Well is located @ 272 Meserole Street, right here in Brooklyn. Advance tickets are only $8 at RFB.NYC/tickets. Tickets will be $10 @ the door. This is what Brooklyn sounds like!


Mikal Amin: From Jersey, to the world, and back to Brooklyn

May 31, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Photo by dj_takes_pix Mikal Amin is a Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist and educator set to perform in our June RFB Presents show, part of Northside Music Festival. The New Jersey-born talent has traveled


10 Qs with a host: Saidue Karmo

May 31, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Photo by Ben Taylor/LitRiotPress Saidue Karmo is the co-moderator for RFB’s long-running program Queer State of Mind. The Liberian-born and Ohio-raised Karmo came to RFB a radio newbie, but no strange


TK The Architect to break NYC music scene

May 31, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

  From Facebook TK The Architect will be playing The Well on June 7th as part of Northside’s Music Showcase. The New York native’s blend of hip-hop and live instrumentation is his signature sound nowa


Radio Free Brooklyn College Night

May 27, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Come one come all to the second every Radio Free Brooklyn College Night! Come on out to The Footlight Bar on April 23rd at 7:00 and support your local struggling youth. It’ll be a grand ol’ time!


Radio Free Brooklyn Presents: A Night of Dreams

May 21, 2018 by jonblerner@radiofreebrooklyn.org

A Night of Dreams Broadway caliber talent, taking the stage to perform songs they were born to sing, from roles they were born to play. Dream roles.  MONDAY, MAY 28TH @ 7:00PM THE FOOTLIGHT BAR 465 Se


Stone Giant on Keeping Rock Music Alive

April 30, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Music contributor Robert Frezza spoke with Sebastian Fernandez of Stone Giant ahead of their May 3 concert and EP Release. Brooklyn-based band Stone Giant traveled a long way for a shot at making it i


10 Qs with a Host: Billy C. of Cosmic Debris

April 30, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

New RFB host Billy C. is taking listeners into the late night hours with his 2-hour music show, Cosmic Debris. The show airs Sunday nights at 11 pm and brings you a thoughtfully curated experience of


Rob Prichard’s Review on A Place to Bury Strangers at Elsewhere

April 29, 2018 by tomtenney

A Place to Bury Strangers at Elsewhere   At Thursday night’s record release show at Elsewhere (April 12), A Place to Bury Strangers was a force of nature channeling an intense blend of pagan cosm


RFB Presents Stone Giant EP Release Show at The Well with Crowd The Airwaves & Trip

April 24, 2018 by 50yearsago@radiofreebrooklyn.org

Retro rockers Stone Giant, a recent winner of The Deli Magazine’s NYC Emerging Artist Poll, will be releasing their new EP on Thursday, May 3rd at The Well with Crowd The Airwaves & Trip. The Well is located @ 272 Meserole Street in Brooklyn. Doors are at 8:00 PM and the rock ‘n’ roll starts at 8:30 PM. Advance tickets are only $8 at RFB.NYC/tickets. Tickets will be $10 @ the door. This is what Brooklyn sounds likes & it sounds amazing!


Special Live Broadcast on 4/22 @ 3pm Supporting Planned Parenthood of NYC

April 18, 2018 by tomtenney

The Feminist Letters is a typeface created to amplify the message advocating for gender equality. The expressive font articulates gender equality issues in provocative and humorous ways, with each let


Radio Free Brooklyn College Night on 4/23 at the Footlight

April 17, 2018 by tomtenney

Come one come all to the second every Radio Free Brooklyn College Night! Come on out to The Footlight Bar on April 23rd at 7:00 and support your local struggling youth. It’ll be a grand ol’ time! Perf


Volunteer to Host: Ben Louis

March 26, 2018 by tomtenney

Ben Louis was an avid radio listener looking to get into radio. He considered going to school for broadcasting, but the financial burden was not feasible. He started looking for other avenues to get e


Shades of Dating brings queer men of color to forefront of conversation

March 21, 2018 by Tom Tenney

Join the hosts of RFB’s Queer State of Mind and special guest emcee The Advice Diva Robbyne Kaamil for Shades Of Dating. This panel discussion and mini dance party explores the ins and outs of dating, love and sex for queer people of color in an interactive discussion-style format. The event is March 26th from 7p-9p at Footlight Bar, 465 Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood.


RFB Presents 1st Thursdays at The Well with Vaureen, Streepthroat & Even Twice

March 15, 2018 by tomtenney

RFB Presents 1st Thursdays at The Well is pleased to bring you another evening of what Brooklyn sounds likes. Featuring the female fronted space rock of Vaureen, the devil may care attitude of Streept


City high school student launches new RFB weekly teen music program

February 22, 2018 by Orie Givens IV

Radio Free Brooklyn is furthering its goal to be a community platform for independent artists and producers with the launch of a new show today produced and targeted to teens. Teens take the Mic is th


SHARKMUFFIN Stops by RFB for Hear & Now

July 10, 2017 by tomtenney

Brooklyn garage-rock trio, SHARKMUFFIN, paid a visit to the Radio Free Brooklyn studios on Thursday, July 7th, as guests on the Hear & Now with Rachel. C show, which airs every Thursday from 7-8pm