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Friday August 9th 7:40 Dan Abraham 8:00 Hannah Fairchild 8:20 ACloudedHed 8:40 Niall Connolly 9:00 Bright Brown 9:20 Shadow Monster 9:40 Heidi Sidelinker 10:00 Casey Shea 10:20 Luke Wesley 10:40 Great Elk 11:00 Lowry 11:20 Wakey! Wakey! 11:40 Graph Rabbit   Saturday August 10th 7:00 DJRS 7:40 Andy Mac 8:00 Bryan Dunn 8:20 Jessi Robertson [...]

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LC Fest 2013: Homecoming Edition

7th ANNUAL LC FEST IN BROOKLYN 50 Musicians and Bands Perform Free Sets At Bar4 before it closed on August 15th Local Correspondents, an independent music community, is hosting the 7th Annual LC Fest at Bar 4 from August 9 – 12, culminating in the last Bar 4 Open Mic Night on August 13. After [...]

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LC Fest 2013 Schedule

Friday August 9th 7:40 Dan Abraham 8:00 Hannah Fairchild 8:20 ACloudedHed 8:40 Niall Connolly 9:00 Bright Brown 9:20 Shadow Monster 9:40 Heidi Sidelinker 10:00 Casey Shea 10:20 Luke Wesley 10:40 Great Elk 11:00 Lowry 11:20 Wakey! Wakey! 11:40 Graph Rabbit   Saturday August 10th 7:00 DJRS 7:40 Andy Mac 8:00 Bryan Dunn 8:20 Jessi Robertson [...]

July 30, 2013
LC Fest 2013: Homecoming Edition

7th ANNUAL LC FEST IN BROOKLYN 50 Musicians and Bands Perform Free Sets At Bar4 before it closed on August 15th Local Correspondents, an independent music community, is hosting the 7th Annual LC Fest at Bar 4 from August 9 – 12, culminating in the last Bar 4 Open Mic Night on August 13. After [...]

July 30, 2013
Announcing LC Fest 2012: June 6 – 9 at Bar4

LC Fest 2012 is fast approaching. This year we have decided to skip the Sunday night showcase to allow everyone to eat leisurely brunches and recover from multiple nights of kick-ass music. Due to this, we could not invite as many performers as in previous years. That doesn’t mean we love you any less. We hope you will come out and participate in the open mic to kick the festival off!

May 15, 2012
Luke Wesley is writing a song a week

and you can listen to the fruits of his labor on Tumblr. I’m particularly partial to Luke Wesley‘s tenth song, The Middle (Go Home).  

April 4, 2012
LC Fest 2012 is coming…

Save the date! LC Fest 2012 has officially been scheduled: Open Mic Kick-off June 5th LC Fest showcases June 6th – 10th All events will take place at Bar4.

April 4, 2012
Two Cent Revival cd release

"The Devil's in This Whiskey" is an engaging mix of bluesy country and folk-rock influences. The lead singer has a deep, ageless voice that suits the raw instrumentation and ageless qualities of the album. Look for big things from Two Cent Revival.

June 14, 2011
Make Music NY Festival at Bar4

Bar4 will be hosting a concert as part of the Make Music NY Festival on Tuesday, June 21st at 2pm (sun - outdoors/rain - indoors). Following the festival, Bar4's famed open mic will take place at 8:30pm.

June 14, 2011
Wild Horse

  Wild Horse is a loose shape, lushly instrumented with several helping hands but at times bare-boned with only a thin guitar line and a shaky voice. The group is a revolving collective of musicians and kindred spirits led by Brooklyn via Connecticut singer-songwriter Erik Emanuelson. Wild Horse’s music is infused with that pungent New [...]

May 6, 2011
5th Annual LC Fest Schedule Announced!

The 5th Annual LC Fest, Tuesday May 17th - Sunday May 22nd featuring 70 music performances. Click here to see the schedule.

April 25, 2011
LC Feature: Songs for Japan Compilation

The musicians of Brooklyn's Local Correspondents, compelled by the recent tragedy in Japan, created a compilation mix, available April 19th at localcorrespondents.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-japan. All 16 tracks can be downloaded for a minimum donation of $5 and a suggested donation of $10. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will benefit the continuing global relief efforts of The American Red Cross.

April 18, 2011
LC Feature: Benefit for Matt Frye

As some of you may or may not know, Matt Frye slipped on some ice this winter and severely injured his leg. He wracked up some major hospital bills, and like many of us musicians, did not have any health insurance whatsoever. A benefit is planned to raise money to help cover Matt's hospital expenses. The "On a Broken Leg and a Prayer" benefit will take place on April 21st at Southpaw. Doors open at 7pm.

April 5, 2011
LC Feature: Jessi Robertson’s album release

Jessi Robertson is set to release her long-awaited studio album, "Small Town Girls" with a pre-release party at Bar4 on Saturday February 26th, and a public release date of Tuesday March 1st. The album will be available through iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and most major online outlets.

February 22, 2011
Local Correspondents at Rockwood Stage 2!

Local Correspondents Presents at Rockwood Music Hall Sunday, February 6, 2011 8 – 11pm Featuring: Greg Thomas Return of Simple Secondstar

February 1, 2011
Peter Inc. – An album in the works

peter inc. is getting ready to make an album, and it is long overdue. peter inc. has been a mainstay of the LC scene from its very humble beginnings in the back corner of Bar4 to the present. His mix of complex guitar rhythms over subtle, reedy vocals is the perfect compliment to songs that explore human relationships with stark honesty. Now's your chance to help this album become a reality.

December 21, 2010
Kevin Johnston makes a record

Kevin Johnston is using the new crowd sourcing model to raise funds for a studio album via Kickstarter. He has already raised close to $4,500 with the goal of raising $8,000 in the next 9 days. Funding an album is an exciting way to participate in the process of creating the album, and Kevin takes this concept to new levels by allowing backers to actually sing on his album with a pledge of just $25 or more. At the very least, you can pre-order the album for a decent price, or go all out and go for the in-house private acoustic concert! I guarantee you will be blown away by the anthemic melodies and soaring vocals that have made Kevin a stand-out in the indie music scene.

December 8, 2010
Crowdsourcing: Kevin Johnston and Peter Inc.

As record labels are slowly going the way of the dinosaur, indie artists are turning to their fans to fund their recording projects. This new business model is mutually beneficial to fans and artists, as fans gain access to unique behind-the-scenes material and the process of making an album, while artists are able to invest in professional recordings that would otherwise be beyond their reach. Recently two of our Local Correspondents artists have launched Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds. Contributing will give you access to all kinds of permissions and special exclusives based on what you decide to give. In the spirit of the holidays, now is a great time to give and become part of this brilliant community-funded approach. Check out these projects from Kevin Johnston and Peter Inc!

November 16, 2010
Scott Rudd

http://www.myspace.com/scottruddmusic http://scottrudd.bandcamp.com/releases Scott Rudd was born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Australia.  Scott started playing shows in late 2009 and has quickly become a member of the New York Indie /Anti-Folk scene.  When he isn’t playing music, he is working at making a living as a photographer.  His music is personal, quirky, and deadly [...]

November 2, 2010
LC Feature: Lara Ewen

Lara Ewen's upcoming single "Death Better Take Me Dancing," is a bittersweet look at how we should be spending our final moments. It takes a brave person to broach the subject of death in song, and a remarkable one to set it to an upbeat tune that manages to convey both joy and strength.

October 25, 2010
Live Catch: CMJ Schedule

CMJ Week (http://cmj2010.com) can be overwhelming, as we all know. So to help you keep on track, we've put together a schedule of past and present LC artists performing this week. Here we go!

October 18, 2010
Live Catch: The Courtesy Tier and Daniel Wayne play CMJ

LC Favorites, The Courtesy Tier and Daniel Wayne will be playing at CMJ showcases hosted by The Deli this month. Make sure you check out The Courtesy Tier’s two-man, gutsy, indie-blues/rock and Daniel Wayne’s blend of raucous country and subdued storytelling. The Courtesy Tier Wednesday October 20, 1:30pm @ Arlene’s Grocery Daniel Wayne Thursday October [...]

October 4, 2010
LC Feature – Dave Beck

Dave Beck is releasing his debut album "Stranger Homes" this October. To get a taste of what the album is about, you can stream his song "Mississippi" right now. This is the kind of music I would play in my car during a road trip, with the windows rolled down, singing at the top of my lungs. Whether Dave sings about his roots in Iowa, or his new life in New York, the songs are completely relate-able, and even more importantly, singable.

October 4, 2010
Camera Obscura – LC 2010 Photos by Matt Occhuizzo
Camera Obscura – LC 2010 Photos by Matt Occhuizzo

Matt Occhuizzo http://www.matochu.com/ took these beautiful photos during LC Fest 2010. More photos coming soon.

September 2, 2010
Motion Capture: 2010 LC Fest Videos, Night 2
Motion Capture: 2010 LC Fest Videos, Night 2

Ten2media filmed the LC Fest this year. Here are videos from Night 2, July 8 featuring Matt Frye, Jon Hildenstein (of the Howling Monkeys), Bright Brown, The Matt Jones Band, and Matt Cranstoun.

September 2, 2010
Motion Capture: 2010 LC Fest Videos, Night 1
Motion Capture: 2010 LC Fest Videos, Night 1

Ten2media filmed the LC Fest this year. For those of you who live far away and couldn't make it, or those of you who were there and want to relive the night, here are the videos from Wednesday July 7, 2010 featuring Abe Marder, Luke Wesley, Secondstar, Ivan Sandomire, Kevin Johnston, Ten Antenna, Polly Ammo, Hannah Fairchild, and Duck!

September 2, 2010
LC Feature – September 2010: NONVIOLENCE

The tracks I've listened to by NONVIOLENCE are energetic, indie rock masterpieces. The vocals are both powerful and emotive, while remaining raw and real. The songs often tilt in unexpected directions, demanding multiple listens. Even more impressive is the drive band leader Joshua R. Lewis has shown to push the boundaries of what it means to be an independent artist.

September 1, 2010
In Print: Great Elk in the WILD honey pie blog

Check out this article from the WILD honey pie covering Great Elk's recent live show at Rockwood Stage 2. http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/great-elk-at-rockwood-stage-two/

August 25, 2010
Weezer Tribute
Weezer Tribute

Great article by Matt Singer on the LC Weezer Tribute night, including some live videos: http://www.mattsingermusic.com/?p=561

August 23, 2010
Live Catch: sami.the.great

Friday’s live catch: sami.the.great playing for the first time at Mercury Lounge this Friday August 27th at 9:30pm ($10)

August 23, 2010
Joshua Sanders

Artist Directory: Josh’s songwriting shows the influences of his two longtime heroes, Bruce Springsteen and Townes van Zandt. http://myspace.com/joshuasandersacoustic

August 17, 2010
Reddi

Artist Directory: Singer/songwriter Reddi combines acoustic rock with indie pop appeal. www.myspace.com/reddimyspacemusic

August 16, 2010

Welcome to Local Correspondents

Local Correspondents (LC) is a supportive Brooklyn-based community for independent artists. LC hosts an annual festival as well as weekly showcases and open mic nights at venues throughout New York City, bringing together a talented and diverse group of performers.

LC offers a helping hand to performers who live and visit the NYC area by providing them with advice, tips and opportunities to play.

We are proud to partner with The Deli Magazine on the 5th Annual LC Fest.

 

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