PLATFORM: Creative Musings On Mass Transit The New York Transit Museum (Corner of Boerum & Schermerhorn)Brooklyn, New York Tuesday, October 17th 6pm – 8:30pm $15/$10 for Museum Members Accompanied by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, Queen Esther performs songs of every genre about life in Manhattan. Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Us, too. The Transit Museum presents PLATFORM, an exciting series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform. Join us at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm for an evening of site-specific theater, photography, dance, musical saws, and more — all set against the backdrop of our 1936 subway station home. For more information, click here.
Queen Esther sang back up vocals on The Dirtbombs latest release, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! From SPIN: Detroit garage-rock posse the Dirtbombs have been doing their thing since 1992 and, as the story goes, have been promising an album’s worth of bubblegum tunes for a decade. Of course, the thought of band mastermind Mick Collins — he of seminal blues-punks the Gories — bending his gruffly soulful pipes to cooing out some ’60s pop nuggets always seemed like a long shot. Enter Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! , a 10-track set due out September 17 on In the Red Records. While one might assume the Dirtbombs would choose a few classics to cover for their fifth album — previous sets have found them paying tribute to Motown hits and local techno greats — the new LP is 100 percent original.