Free night at the BK Bazaar with Indie darlings Widowspeak, Jessica Pratt, Porches and Ponyhof
Live: Widowspeak, Porches, Ponyhof and Jessica PrattBrooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker Street, Brooklyn 11222) Map it Free
Since stumbling upon the Brooklyn band Widowspeak last year, I’ve become somewhat of a proponent for the group - simply because I can’t stop playing their music.
Finally, the perfect opportunity to hear the songs I've been overplaying live - a last minute show this Friday at the funky Brooklyn Night Bazaar, located on the cusp of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Before the BK babes take the stage, those in attendance will be treated to sets by California folk singer Jessica Pratt and indie rock neighbors Porches, who will be kicking off a month+ tour that night. If you’re a Porches fan and can’t make it Friday, fret not; they’ll play 3 other local shows before heading north March 15th.
Pratt’s 2012 self-titled debut was filled with heavy and beautiful ’60s loner folk undertones, and rumor has it she’s getting ready to release its followup. Though title and release date info are still under wraps, a new tune, titled “Game That I Play,” is streaming online (check it out on Soundcloud). This is Pratt’s only announced US date at the moment, so cancel those other Friday night plans if you’re dying to catch her live.
Also playing is Ponyhof, New York-based songwriter/musician Carrie Erving’s new project. Ponyhof’s debut, self-produced album, “Empires,” was self-released on January 20th. Erving returns to Brooklyn after spending three years in Berlin, where she delighted European fans with her first album, “Lonely Girl at Heart.”
Oh My Rockness DJs will round out the night.
The music will start around 9PM and Widowspeak will take the stage around Midnight. It’s best to arrive early to ensure entry, since free events tend to draw in the masses. There’s also an option to purchase a SuperPass, which guarantees entry at any point in the night. The venue will be open for eating and shopping, so come hungry, and you know, with money, since the Bazaar is nice enough to offer free music but they gotta draw the line somewhere.
See you at the Bazaaaaaar!