Holy shit! Our next and final show of 2017 is tomorrow, Sunday, 12/3, at 7:00 pm and our guests will be comedian Maeve Higgins (Inside Amy Schumer, Maeve In America) and Bartees & The Strange Fruit. We’ll be talking with Maeve about the song “White Ferrari” by Frank Ocean, which is a truly killer track. Ahead of the show, we’d like you to get to know our guests!

Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian living in New York City who hosts the hit podcast Maeve In America, which is all about real-life immigration stories. She’s also the co-host of Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic and has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer. Pretty damn cool! Maeve has performed stand-up all over the world and can be seen bopping around the New York scene many nights of the week, including her brand new weekly show Butter Boy with past Repeater guests Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone. Check out this sweet-ass interview with these rockstars: https://www.metro.us/entertainment/butterboy-comedy-littlefield

Our musical guest, Bartees & The Strange Fruit, is the brainchild of frontman Bartees Cox, Jr and they just released their first single this past week. The song, Going Going, is a fuzzy, haunting track about “growing up in and eventually leaving Oklahoma, and looking back on people in the Black community who taught me key lessons on resilience and faith, and to not be afraid of who might be knocking on the door.” It’s a great debut single and we’re excited for the rest of the album “Magic Boy” to drop on 12/8 from Pineapple Record Co. 

Join us this Sunday to hear what “White Ferrari” meant to Maeve and to hear Bartees play it live. We’ll be starting at 7 pm this month, so don’t show up late! As always, we’ll be at QED in Astoria and remember to pre-order tickets for your chance to win music from Hi-Fi Records.

The very next live edition of Repeater is coming up this Sunday, 11/5, at 8:30 pm, and it features Sarah Pappalardo (founder + editor, Reductress) and Reonda (songwriter + multi-instrumentalist). Not only will it be a great time, but it will also be an excellent time.

If you spend any significant amount of time cruisin’ the web, you’ve undoubtedly spotted some of the hilarious headlines and articles that Reductress has been responsible for over the last four+ years. At its helm, along with fellow co-founder and co-editor Beth Newell, has been the incredibly funny and hard-working Sarah Pappalardo. We’re very excited to have her on the show, but like, honestly, don’t take it from us, check out what other people have to say about Reductress:

“Three years ago, Reductress was a likeably scrappy time-filler; now, it’s essential reading.” – Wired

“Yes, you can tell a feminist rape joke. This website just showed us how.” – The Washington Post

“Reductress has become one of the most popular humor sites on the internet.” – Cosmopolitan

“[Reductress] offers the sort of insight into women’s lives that most women’s magazines and blogs purport to provide but often don’t. Like The Onion, its satirical first-person accounts and profiles offer an unsanitized, unsentimental but affectionate picture of modern women.” – Newsweek

Our musical guest, Reonda, is a singer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the great borough of Brooklyn. Her calming voice is beautifully complimented by appropriately sparse instrumentation, giving the listener a sense of a world far beyond the artist and her guitar. You should 100% check her out on Spotify and buy some music if you like what you hear.

Come on out to see both of our guests this Sunday, 11/5, at 8:30 pm, at the lovely Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only $5 and if you buy ahead of time, you’ll be entered for a chance to win records from Hi-Fi Records & Cafe. Yahoooo!

Our next live show is coming up on Sunday, October 1st, at 8:30 pm and we’ve got guests Maris Kreizman and indie band Parrot Dream.

Maris is the author of blog-turned-book Slaughterhouse 90210, a super fun mash-up of pop-culture and literature.

Here’s what friggin’ NPR had to say about her book: “A real live cultural argument and an important one, inventively made. It is an argument that works of what we consider high and low culture can not only be appreciated by the same people but can be placed in direct conversation with each other. What Slaughterhouse 90210 does, in a gentle and curious way that distinguishes it utterly from many similarly formatted books, is to push those connections forward. It’s fun and funny, yes, but also surprising, moving, and thoughtful. It’s a book that makes, in many ways, the argument for precisely the kind of work that it is.”

Parrot Dream is a very, perhaps unsurprisingly, dreamy rock group out of NYC who have a lush, laid back sound that we really think everyone will enjoy. They’re originally from Santiago, Chile and found their way to New York a couple years ago, which is a really good thing for music in our fair city. Check out their most recent release, a single called “Jungle,” by clicking here.

We’ll be talking with Maris about Concrete Blonde’s tune “Joey” and hearing it covered by Parrot Dream at the end of the show. The whole thing is going down at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens and if you order your tickets ahead of time (only $5), you’ll be entered to win records from HiFi Records & Cafe! Make reservations now: Repeater Tickets!

Listen to “Joey” via the ‘Tube:

Repeater 10/1/17

Join us on September 10th at 5pm for a launch party with some extra giveaways! We’re gonna be a podcast! THEN THE SHOW AT 6PM for a whole $5!

Our guest is Nicole Silverberg, associate editor at Reductress, GQ contributor, and UCB performer & writer.

Kaylyn Marie Scardefield is coming back to perform it!

Buy some tix ahead of time! (You could win a record!)

We’re gonna be talking about The Mountain Goats – Shadow Song

Music fans Evan Forde Barden & Patrick Cartelli host a monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. They invite a special guest to share a song they love – an all-time favorite, something with a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician covers and plays a song of their own.