Mike Levine

Mike thinks he knows everything about music, and if given the opportunity, will gladly talk to you about it constantly. Sometimes he gets bored and decides to write these random thoughts down in his blog where he discusses everything that’s musically Brooklyn, or at his other blog where he discusses everything that’s musically yacht rock. When he’s not talking about music, he’s making it himself. Recently, he finds writing silly tunes about the lives of 2D cartoons a great use for his 2 academic degrees.

Posts by mike

SummerStage at the CBGB Festival

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

The 100-degree temperatures were practically begging for us all to figure out a way to chill, and with massively extended solos and groove jams, the bands playing CBGB Festival’s SummerStage show this past Saturday, figured out a way to make it happen.

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Family Ties: Wyatt at Bowery Electric [6/22/12]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

If Janis Joplin had made it into the Rolling Stones’ rock n’ roll circus, she might have sounded something like Maddy Wyatt.

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Union Street Preservation Society – New EP, Living Room Show

Last modified July 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

There aren’t many bands that do it like Union Street Preservation Society. More on their EP of Americana after the jump!

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Jennifer Hirsh, The Living Room [6/15/11]

Posted June 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

Jennifer Hirsh is a rare commodity: a great voice without all the diva pretensions. Review after the jump!

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Emily Greene, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 [6/10/11]

Posted June 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

Emily Greene celebrated her birthday Friday night at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Full review after the jump!

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Alec Gross, Mercury Lounge [4/13/11]

Posted April 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

Alec Gross plays sweetheart music for doods. We saw as much during last week’s Mercury Lounge show. More after the jump!

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The Shorebound Swim, The Red Room [2/28/11]

Posted March 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Finding love is never easy. Many of us go to great lengths to look for that special someone.

Jim Bianco at Rockwood Music Hall [2/3/11]

Posted February 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Jim Bianco performs with the kind of restless, masculine energy you don’t hear much around New York anymore.

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Profile: Union Street Preservation Society

Last modified December 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Now we know what you’re thinking… what’s a folk band without beards? Especially when all members hail from Brooklyn. Is this even possible? Apparently, it is. Union Street Preservation Society is a relatively new string-based folk group, performing “cosmic American music” that throws together every combination of home-spun country pickin’. And for a band that’s […]

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Das Racist Downtown

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

From the goofy to the poignant, Das Racist – comprised of Himanshu Suri, Victor Vazquez, and Ashok Kondabolu – covers a lot of ground in their music. We’ve been fans of this band from the get-go – from “Combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell” to the crazy new “Fashion Party” jam featuring Chairlift. So we were no doubt […]

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