Friday night music for the glum and the gleeful


What summer is complete without a Cruel Summer dance party? Photo: Tucker W. Mitchell

We’ve rustled up two options for music lovers on Friday night that can suit your mood whether you’re ready to cut loose or are looking for a more mellow vibe. First up, Littlefield is celebrating what would have been Elliot Smith’s 50th birthday with a showcase of tribute performances of his famously downbeat work by a variety of singer/songwriters like Jonanna Sternberg, Steve Hartlett, and Rebecca Satellite. Tickets to Elliot Smith at 50 are $8 each and the show starts at 8:30pm.

Meanwhile, those looking for a little more bubble-gum pop in their EOW experience can head to The Bell House for its Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party, which is brought to you by our friends at the skint. Featured acts include 10-piece 80s cover band The Engagements, a DJ set by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and screenings from Music Video Time Machine. You can be a Maniac, Maaaaaainiac on the floooor, participate in a costume contest, and take advantage of some sweet drinks specials starting at 8pm; tickets are just $10.

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2 Responses

  1. Dave -

    A great “summer in Brooklyn” book is Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda… It’s summertime in Red Hook. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.
    And then they disappear.
    (It’s a few years old, but I just learned about it and devoured it. Great stuff.)


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