Posts Tagged ‘apsmith’

Quit Your Day Job: Young, Brooklyn Entrepreneurs in Discussion

posted in EVENTS, VIDEO


Presented by The Yard: Space to Work


Produced by YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED

I organized and produced this event and video as a collaboration between YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED and The Yard, Williamsburg Brooklyn’s unique co-working space.

This premiere event featured four successful business owners (start-­‐ups, impresarios, movers and shakers) presenting their companies and concepts before a seated audience. Hosted and filmed in The Yard’s relaxed open-­space lobby, this event was free to the public aiming to inspire and encourage our entrepreneurial community to meet, mingle and exchange ideas.

Four entrepreneurs presented the concepts and histories of their businesses and openly shared the stories of how they got to… quit their day jobs.

Featuring:
Firat Parlak, F&T Creative – Boutique Design Agency
Katie Klencheski, SM&KK Studios – Creative Services Group
Rob Behnke, Brooklyn Salsa Company – Conscious Method Salsas
Jen Dunlap, Art Direction – film and advertising

The Yard: Space to Work
WorkAtTheYard.com

Rushing the Growler on Beer Street

posted in EDITORIAL, FOOD & DRINK, PUBLISHING

I wrote a story for The WG about Beer Street, an intimate shop of unique beer and beer items from all over the world. Meeting with Lorcan Precious, the proprietor, was a great pleasure. If you’re in the neighborhood, please do stop by and pay him a visit. And don’t forget your growler.

Rushing the Growler on Beer Street
READ MY STORY HERE.

QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: Entrepreneurs Discussion – Wednesday 2/29

posted in EVENTS


Smart is sexy.

This Wednesday, February 29th, four successful business owners (start-­ups, impresarios, movers and shakers) presenting their companies and concepts before a seated audience. Free to public with reception to follow.

Organized in The Yard’s relaxed open­‐space lobby, this event is an attempt to inspire and encourage our entrepreneurial community to meet, mingle and exchange ideas.

Four entrepreneurs will present the concepts and histories of their businesses and openly tell the stories of how they got to… quit their day jobs. An audience Q&A will follow and a wine reception will conclude the evening.

Come meet emerging business owners and successful entrepreneurs at The Yard, Williamsurg’s first private co-­‐working office space.

Quit Your Day Job:
Young, Brooklyn Entrepreneurs in Discussion

Wednesday, February 29th
7pm and FREE Reception to follow

Presented by
THE YARD
33 Nassau Ave. (2nd floor) Brooklyn, NY

www.workattheyard.com

Entrepreneurs for Wednesday, February 29:
Firat Parlak, F&T Creative – Boutique Design Agency
Katie Klencheski, SM&KK Studios – Creative Services Group
Jen Dunlap, Art Director
Rob Behnke, Brooklyn Salsa Company

< YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED >

Facebook event page.

EVENT CONTACT:
Andy@YouAreAllYouNeed.com

Cup & The Yard in The WG

posted in EDITORIAL, FOOD & DRINK, PUBLISHING


The WG News + Arts – Keeping it local.

I wrote two stories for the current issue of the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts newspaper. Each story profiles a local Greenpoint business: Cup, the coffee shop on Norman Avenue, and The Yard, a new co-working facility on Nassau Avenue. Both businesses are a stone’s throw from my loft and it was a pleasure to meet with the owners and craft profiles of businesses in my neighborhood.

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Wednesday 2/1: International Psychedelia

posted in EVENTS, MUSIC

This Wednesday night, 2/1 DJ Keyboard Cat and I continue our DJ residency at The Bedford (Bedford Ave. and N.11th St.) playing only international psychedelia. You can expect some tripped out tunes from Mali, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, Italy, Iran, Turkey and beyond. DJ Keyboard Cat is one of the world’s premiere music ethnographers and I am thrilled to be sharing the decks with him. Come out Wednesday night! I’ll be sure the bartender gives you a heavy pour.

*** ENTER THROUGH THE SIDE ENTRANCE ON N.11th

Wednesday, Feb 1
ALTERED: International Psychedelia
with A.P. Smith & DJ Keyboard Cat
at The Bedford Bedford Ave. and N.11th St.

9pm till last call = FREE FUN!

Internet Radio Episode IV: A New Hope

posted in BROADCAST, EDITORIAL, MUSIC


Recorded live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

In this episode Professor Wexler and I play home-town heroes Japanther and emerging fuzz buzz duo Unstoppable Death Machines. And we announce the premiere of a new Brooklyn party called “Sex Planet” at Legion Bar next week. Take a listen!

Right click to download (46 min)
http://apsmith.net/radio/JANUARY_25_2012.mp3

Wednesday: International Psychedelia

posted in BROADCAST, EVENTS, MUSIC

This Wednesday, 1/25 DJ Keyboard Cat has invited me to join him in playing an all-night set of 1970s psychedelic music from all over the world. DJ Keyboard Cat is one of the world’s premiere music ethnographers and I am thrilled to be sharing the decks with him for one of his rare NYC performances! You can expect some Nigerian discofunk, Peruvian chicha, Spansish acid rumba, Mali gangsta rap, and who knows what else. Keyboard Cat and I spent this last weekend listening to a ton of trippy music from all over the world, and we’ve put together a set that we hope will be like nothing you’ve ever heard. Come have a drink and take a listen.

Wednesday, Jan 25
ALTERED: International Psychedelia
with A.P. Smith & DJ Keyboard Cat
at The Bedford 110 Bedford Ave.

9pm till last call = FREE FUN!


A.P. Smith and Keyboard Cat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006)