Somewhere in Brooklyn, and all over Brooklyn, your favorite, and soon-to-be favorite, bands are... Writing. Rehearsing. Recording. Performing. Scouring thrift stores. Stuffing down pizza. Drinking and dancing. Lounging and living. But where is this happening? Where are the local musicians whose music, styles, and tastes we admire working, playing, and hanging out in Brooklyn? What spots do bands on tour stop by when they're only in town for the night? What do their versions of Brooklyn look like?
In Bands do BK, Sam Sumpter explores Brooklyn from the unique perspective of the bands who live it and love it. Equal parts oral history, guidebook, and music-fan memoir, Sumpter shares behind-the-scenes stories, sound bites, and recommendations on places to visit from hundreds of featured interviewed bands-a hot slice of New York City indie chronicling the people and places that define it.
Based on Sumpter's popular music blog, Bands do BK supports local Brooklyn musicians while sharing new ways to explore and enjoy the borough. In Bands do BK, you'll discover stories you don't read on an about page or social-media bio, details and recommendations that aren't incorporated into reviews, and the defining characteristics that definitely don't factor into typical guidebook ratings.
Meet your new favorite band, discover your next go-to bar, expand your personal playlist, and experience the weird, wonderful, and unbeatable beauty of Brooklyn's influential music scene for yourself.