FREE show this Friday at Brooklyn Bazaar: Widowspeak, Porches, Ponyhof and Jessica Pratt

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.  

I’ve been wishing and hoping that they might go on tour, but nary a date was found. Their somewhat sparse site doesn’t seem to offer much information regarding upcoming plans, though according to the band’s Facebook page, they’ve been upstate for a few weeks now, maybe recording? A girl can dream.

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Photocred to Widowspeak

But then! A last minute show was announced at the funky Brooklyn Night Bazaar, located on the cusp of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

And, because it’s at the Bazaar, it’s free. I get to see the band I’ve been obsessing over for 6 months - and for free? Is this a very early birthday present for me? I’d like to think so. Maybe I’ll wear a party hat to the show.

Before my BK babes take the stage, those in attendance will be treated to sets by California folk singer Jessica Prattand 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 below). 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. 

Check out highlights from the artists below, and see you Friday!

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar

165 Banker Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Watch Widowspeak’s first and only official video for “Locusts,” because I am obsessed with music videos these days.
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This is an awesome trailer from the Porches’ Summer 2011 “DIY” Tour documentary, chronicling the band’s cross-country drive. Accommodations include a small white school bus and plenty of floors (thank you, kindness of strangers).

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Hear Jessica Pratt’s new single, “Game That I Play.
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Listen to and download Ponyhof’s debut “Empires” on Bandcamp.

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