September 20th, 2013


Sunday, Septemeber 29th at 7pm

Muchmore’s in Williamsburg

2 Havemeyer St, New York, NY 11211

Zine Release Sept 29

August 11th, 2013

Bad Bitch Alert at Muchmore’s

Thursday night was our first event at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg and of course it was a huge success! The cafe is tucked away on the corner of Havemeyer and N. 9th and it is truly a breath of fresh air in the eyes of these Potion vets. Simple menus, great service, sweet staff and a cozy inviting space. But enough about our crush on Muchmore’s.


We had a dream line up of Bad Bitches on Thursday night. Lonesome Jenny started out the night with her Country inspired work-woman blues. Up next we had the sultry, President Ella who blew the room away with her Poetic brilliance and Rhode Island brand of hip hop. Next up, was Female hip hop act Hand Job Academy who left the room wanting more, total bad asses. By then the room was energized and eager for front-woman, Sarah Rayne’s 3 piece, Mishti Vishti who entertained the room with her clever lyrics and sometimes even hip hop inspired delivery. One of the many highlights of set was midway through when Sarah performed a sexy Marilyn Monroe inspired birthday serenade for her partners in crime, Gracie B. aka The Sexy Saxophonist and guitarist, Ian Gilliam. Much of the room couldn’t help but blush. The night continued as headlining act Massage Club closed out the night. Brazilian front-woman, Maria Vaz blew the crowd away with her unique charm and charisma. The crowd wasn’t only taken by Maria but also moved out of their seats and on to the dance floor thanks to the rhythm and magic delivered from her band, Jake Strunk on bass, Steve Nelson on guitar and Ian Gilliam on drums. By the last couple songs the band attracted passerby’s in off the street and undoubtedly acquired new fans. This was a night to start a new romance between The Potion Collective and Muchmore’s. We will keep you posted with our future plans for collaboration with the sweet little cafe/bar. Until then, stop by and grab a coffee or sandwich. Tell them Potion sent you.   -Nicole Hooley, Community Director

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June 5th, 2013


strunkcartoons: I animated this music video for London based…


I animated this music video for London based rockers, JINGO! Check it out!

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I’m currently animating a music video for London based pub rockers, JINGO! Here’s a snap shot. It’s rather strange. Check back for the video soon! And check out their music at the link above, it’s quite good. image
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Bushwick resident and storyteller/songwriter Kerri Lowe embarks on 33 consecutive nights of folk music in Brooklyn and Beyond with the help of Jalopy Theatre and School of Music.
33 Nights of Folk Music is part music journalism stunt, part experiment of living and mostly misguided attempt to cover the burgeoning folk music scene in New York City. Highly subjective and offering no conclusions, Kerri Lowe will be covering 33 consecutive nights of jams, workshops and performances under the loose genre of “American Folk Music” April 1st – May 3rd, 2013. Daily posts of photos, video, audio and interviews will be available throughout the 33 nights and then compiled, edited, and shaped into a downloadable book sometime in May 2013.
About the Writer: Kerri Lowe is a 22 year old americana singer/songwriter from Greensboro, North Carolina. She moved to New York City by train at 18 years old carrying a suitcase and guitar to attend New York University’s BFA Acting Program. Her plans were quickly interrupted when a previously dormant gift for songwriting emerged and forced her to confront an ugly truth: she was writing country songs. Lowe had been trying to escape her Southern roots, but the twang kept coming. In aim of reconciling her feelings about folk music, Lowe found the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music where she worked for several years as jack-of-all-trades writer and technology guru.
Lowe is presently filling her days as a nonfiction storyteller, solo singer/songwriter, gumption propagandist, and half of a new folk duo, The Carolina Honeys. Website.
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music is a venue, traditional music school, vintage instrument store and repair shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Libations and camaraderie for your pleasure next door at Jalopy Tavern. Spring session of adult music classes begin the second week in April. Website.
The Brooklyn Folk Festival is a 3-day Annual event founded by Eli Smith of The Downhill Strugglers and brought to you by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be held at The Bell House April 19th – 21st, 2013. The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues songwriters, bluegrass, Mexican and Balkan folk music and much more! Website.
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