Nothing says Brooklyn like indie experimental synth folk rock guitarists/baristas. So what’s the perfect gift for your musically talented loved ones? Harmonicas of course! This Hohner Piedmont Blues seven-harmonica set is a bargain and great for parties. The case alone would be worth the price, but once you add seven brass reed harmonicas that play in seven different keys, it becomes an amazing package. Yank off the price sticker, and they’ll think you’re spoiling them. $24.99, at Guitar Center at Atlantic Terminal.
Artists aren’t the only ones who deserve a leg up to do what they do. A similarly underrepresented body politic in Brooklyn, at least where funding is concerned, is its nonprofit sector. We’re talking community organizers, advocacy groups and other 501(c)-3 organizations whose purpose precedes their paycheck. Micro-leadership rarely receives macro budgeting, which can make it hard […]
President Obama (god, that feels good) held his last press conference yesterday, and it may be the last of those we have in a while, considering who’s coming in to replace him. Many of us watched glassy-eyed as the POTUS made his final address to the nation last week. Some of us teared up. Some […]
In case you thought Trump wasn’t going to come for the artists, think again. The president elect’s proposed sweeping cuts include a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which means we’ll need to rely more than ever on funding and support from local arts organizations and cultural groups. And each other, obviously. Lucky for […]