I think I just now realized that there are MONTHS (plural!) left in winter. It has passed the point where the season is a charming novelty. I have finally grasped that for at least two more months there will be darkness, there will be cold and most importantly, there will be boredom. Luckily, at my bleakest hour of realization, I may have also found the place that provides the antidote to the winter blues. This destination makes the darkness feel sultry, the cold feel exotic and the boredomâ€¦well it makes the boredom disappear. From now on I am hanging out at Zebulon Cafe in Williamsburg.
Known by insider musicians and aficionados alike as the best place for FREE live music, Zebulon features a huge variety of musical acts. True to their commitment to making music accessible to everyone this weekend the artists include a diverse range of styles from singer songwriter Emily King to international band Zozo Afro Beat, to Indie rockers Numbers and letters and James Appollo to a DJ set by Josh Druckman. Sunday night rounds out the weekend with another big lineup including Sam Mickens and Mike Pride. This bill guarantees you will be able to find something that titillates and inspires your musical palate.
This weekend (and every subsequent day off) I plan on relaxing with a bottle of wine at the corner table and enjoying the shows in the chic atmosphere at Zebulon. No doubt I will also enjoy a cheese plate, salad, or panini from the snack menu and start to actually take pleasure in the Winter season. If you can’t make it down to Zebulon in person you can listen to the performances streamed live on Myspace. During the day you can also tune in for a selection of artists all recorded live at Zebulon and played on the internet for your listening pleasure. For an up to date calendar of artists from now till spring fever hits (and beyond) visit www.zebuloncafeconcert.com.
258 Wythe Avenue @ N 3rd