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FREE Three Minute Rock & Roll Stories

Updated: Mar 08, 2010 11:54
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The first time I ever went to Brooklyn, it was my senior year in college and I was in Fort Greene, I think, to see Grand Buffet. After watching two goofy white dudes play a hip hop show, my friend and I went across the street to a poorly lit bar where the bartender was a goofy, skinny dude with a head full of slightly matted brown ringlets that went to his mid-back. We sat and drank our Pabst, and he carried on conversations with the regulars by yelling across the room. At one point he quietly said to a patron at the bar, “Yo, Rock ‘n’ Roll starts with the pants,” as he gestured down to his pair made of red patent leather.

If you’re looking for more short anecdotes about rock & roll, go to Matchless tomorrow night for The Greatest Three-Minute Rock&Roll Stories Ever. People, ranging from Village Voice and L Magazine writers to indie rock musicians will share their quick stories about being youth, booze, sex, and (wait for it…) rock & roll. They’ve also promised accordion covers of rock songs and a set by the Wailing Wall. It’s FREE, and will be way better than hiding inside to watch reruns of Behind the Music.

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The Greatest Three Minute Rock & Roll Stories Ever
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue at Driggs Avenue [Greenpoint, Williamsburg]
Thursday, February 11, 7pm

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.