PUBLIC RECORDS
(a multifaceted space for culture & community)
233 Butler St, Brooklyn NY 11217
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233 Butler St. Brooklyn NY 11217
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Exploring culture through music— Unifying communities through sound— Respecting 🌐 and its inhabitants 👀

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BRUNCH

WINE

THE CAFE

Feat. DEEP Coffee Roasters ☕, rare 📖's, PR 𓁹 gear, + vinyl ♫ selected by the team.

THE SOUND ROOM

Back for Fall 2021 — tickets available via DICE + RA.

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Photography: Ill Gander, Keith Montero, Emma Macdonald

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10.28.2021
The Restaurant
7:00pm
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Kristine Barilli

New Wave + Disco +++



10.29.2021
Sound Room
10:00pm
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DJ Swisha All Night Long

DJ SWISHA—member of the Juke Bounce Werk crew + signee to Fool's Gold—graces The Sound Room with his signature genre-hopping all night long.

10.30.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Dope Jams Halloween
w/ Paul Nickerson

It's perfectly fitting that the Dope Jams return to the Sound Room would be for their halloween ball, with an all night long set from Paul Nickerson.

10.30.2021
The Restaurant
3:00pm
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Fabrizio Carrer

Rare Brazilian + Soul + Funk

10.30.2021
The Restaurant
9:30pm
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Kristine Barilli + Monika

Disco + New Wave + Synth ++



10.31.2021
The Restaurant
3:00pm
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Rustam Ospanoff

Rare Groove + Latin + Soul +



11.04.2021
Sound Room
7:30pm
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Razor-N-Tape pres. A Joyful Noise

Razor-N-Tape presents A Joyful Noise, a new project integrating live performance into a club atmosphere. A collective of musicians led by JKriv craft a deep, groove-oriented live sound, seamlessly transitioning between DJ sets by Razor-N-Tape residents and guests. Fusing the spirit of collective jazz interplay with the ever-forward driving motion of a club night, the DJs and live performances will inform each other sonically and aesthetically, and play off each other. Each live set will begin with the band pulling from elements of the DJ's final track to develop and improvise a new musical direction, moving through sections of compositions and improvisations until the musical baton is passed back to the DJ, with a vibrant dancefloor maintained throughout.

11.05.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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ESP Institute
w/ Lovefingers and Gee Dee

ESP Institute casts a wide net, intersecting numerous sounds and genres—house, techno, disco, dub, jazz, ambient, serious music, cheesy music—it all plays a part, but there is an emotional connectivity throughout that will cumulatively tell the story of our new night in the Sound Room. Born in downtown Brooklyn, the ESP label itself offers a contemporary version of this anything-goes mentality, but it's undoubtedly built on and within the universe of wild, weird and often psychedelic music that Lovefingers (now an LA resident) has championed over the past 20 years as a DJ. Come with no expectations, just a willingness to enjoy the ride, whether ecstatic or bumpy.

11.06.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Savile & AceMo: Sonic Messengers

NYC DJ/producers Savile + AceMo return to the booth as Sonic Messengers.

11.06.2021
Sound Room
6:30pm
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Lee “Scratch” Perry Memorial Show
w/ Subatomic Sound SystemScreechy DanAddis Pablo and Queen Majesty

A musical memorial celebrating the remarkable life of legendary reggae and dub originator Lee “Scratch” Perry (1936-2021) featuring a live show by his band Subatomic Sound System + Screechy Dan on the mic, performing music from their acclaimed album with Scratch titled “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” plus other music from across Scratch’s career featuring the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and more. The performance will draw on the shows they have been doing around the world with Scratch for the past decade. Special ceremony and video presentation as well.

11.10.2021
Sound Room
7:30pm
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Melanie Charles

Brooklyn-based emerging singer-songwriter and producer Melanie Charles will share her major label debut project Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women during an intimate performance in The Sound Room. In a celebration of intergenerational sisterhood, the evening will be hosted by fellow songstress, Madison McFerrin, and feature an opening performance by the legendary Afro-Cuban vocalist, Xiomara Laugart.

11.11.2021
Sound Room
9:00pm
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CLIPS Co-Op pres. Synesthesia

CLIPS is back at 233 with their newest activation: SYNESTHESIA. An immersive experience will take over The Sound Room for an audio/visual event focused on diverse music selects from some of their favorite DJs + dynamic projections mapped throughout space.

11.12.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Ge-ology All Night Long

PR Resident Ge-ology brings his inimitable selections for another all night long affair into archival music weaving through genres to maximum impact.

11.13.2021
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Patricia Brennan pres. Maquishti

New York-based vibraphonist, marimbist, improviser and composer Patricia Brennan’s debut full length album Maquishti was released in January 2021 on the Valley of Search label to wide acclaim from the New York Times, Pitchfork, The WIRE and many others. The twelve original instrumentals that make up the album were composed and performed solo by Brennan on vibraphone and marimba. Employing unusual performance techniques and occasional electronics, many of the compositions were born from improvisations created live in the studio at the time of recording. At times exploring silence and space, stillness and patience the album investigates new sonic territories with an endless sense of curiosity.

11.13.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Danny Daze

We have been reinforcing The Sound Room foundation since we postponed Miami’s own Danny Daze back in the spring of 2020, anxiously awaiting his arrival at 233 with the many shades of dark + bass heavy electro and techno that will surely shake us through waning days of 2021. Danny’s virtuosity behind the decks is only matched by the brooding adventurism of his selections all deeply rooted in his storied underground roots in Miami.

11.17.2021
Sound Room
7:00pm
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Jazz Coalition Series Pt. 2
w/ Aaron Parks and Benjamin Williams

Jazz Coalition presents commission fund recipients Aaron Parks, Brandee Younger, and Benjamin Williams, performing their commission pieces for the first time in front of a live audience. Jazz Coalition aims to unite the global jazz community by welcoming all industry professionals, musicians, and supporters into an inclusive network. In an effort to boost collective morale during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jazz Coalition is mobilizing to support artists by commissioning the creation of new works. These commissions will become a new canon of music representing our collective resilience moving us all forward.

11.19.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Seb Wildblood Open to Close

Producer, dj, all my thoughts, Coastal Haze, and Church label boss takes time out from his production schedule to bring his inimitable deep and hazed out musical explorations to an all-night-long affair in The Sound Room. It's a mandatory “come early, stay late” night at 233 as Seb takes us into his heart and head for 5 hours of melodic bliss.

11.20.2021
Sound Room
11:00pm
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Nicky Siano + That Matt

​​Nicky Siano (The Gallery, Studio 54, Native New Yorker) a founding father of the New York disco explosion joins fellow diva and PR resident, That Matt (Peer Pressure) as two generations of soulful music lovers light up the newly reopened Sound Room.

12.03.2021
Sound Room
7:30pm
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Teen Daze Album Release Party

Enter Interior. An ode to electric futures glimpsed in ecstatic heights, from bedrooms to big rooms, it’s an album of first loves refracted through prisms of wisdom, wounds, and wonder. Filter house and flashing lights; soft acid and vaporous neon; bumping clubs in spiral towers: “Like what the teenagers in Akira might be listening to.” For the album release party, British Columbia producer Jamison Isaak will be joined by Sam OB + Rowan Spencer in The Sound Room.

01.26.2022
Sound Room
7:30pm
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CARM
w/ Ade

CARM is the debut self-titled album of multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger CJ Camerieri. Whether it’s playing the iconic piccolo trumpet solo on Paul Simon’s “The Boxer”; anthemic horn parts on songs like The National’s “Fake Empire,” Sufjan Stevens’ “Chicago,” or Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago”; performing with his contemporary classical ensemble yMusic; or recording lush beds of french horns for artists from John Legend to The Tallest Man on Earth, you have very likely heard Camerieri play. Camerieri joins us live in The Sound Room with New York singer-songwriter Ade.