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Spacing out with Eastern Hollows at Cameo

Spacing out with Eastern Hollows at Cameo

This was to be a night of a trio of my favorite local bands at the strange backroom venue behind a crammed bar/restaurant in Williamsburg’s always-trendy N. 6th called Cameo Gallery. Once in the back room it is rather spacious, with it’s now-iconic artsy light-fixture chandelier glowing like a strange alien looming over these awesome bands as they jammed away.

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Couples therapy with the Vaselines in Brooklyn

Couples therapy with the Vaselines in Brooklyn

“Thank you for coming out to see our couples therapy session,” said Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines towards the end of their set, and that pretty well summed up their show on Friday. It was a surprisingly funny concert, full of a strongly dark Scottish humor. It all went down at one of Brooklyn’s most remote and yet enduring live venues in NYC known as the Bell House. Converted from a huge 1920’s-era printing press hub, this show pad has been cranking out the rock shows for several generations now in this off-the-beaten track in the more warehouse/industrial-heavy area near the Gowanus Canal on Brooklyn’s most Western edge. Once inside, you are treated to one of the finest bars in the borough, and a large backroom stage with another vast bar, a barn-like steeple ceiling, and lots of exposed brick walls. It was an apt setting for what was sure to be an amazing night.

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