That looks amazing. I hope Janeane and Eugene do each other's jokes.
I am at Sky Harbor Airport, soon to fly to JFK. I won't be able to take shit for video at the show but I may do so regardless.
Any of you NYers seen The Book of Mormon? Looks so funny.
OK, enough with the flirting with NY. No more occasional weekends in the city, I am moving out. I leave in a couple weeks. I have a job (even if it is in Jersey.) Woo?
Hi New York. I will be visiting August 10 through 15. I will be going to Bon Iver and The Rosebuds at Prospect Park. I will also be going to Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile and WILD FLAG at the Williamsburg Waterfront (what happened to McCarren Pool?). I plan to do my best not to pass out from the heat. Whooooomp.
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Swans @ Terminal West 03/28/15
Drive like Jehu @ The Glass House 04/08/15
Electric Wizard @ Slims 04/17/15
Acid Mother Temple @ BOTM 04/18/15
Faith No More @ the Warfield 04/20/15
John Zorn @ UCLA 05/02/15
Will Bulter @ Slims 05/26/15
Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriets 05/30/15
Mariah Carey @ Caesars palace 06/11/14
New York: I want to visit you. I've never been. My job will be ending at the end of February, so I'm thinking about sometime in March, maybe for an entire week. Please note that I may be coming to you instead of vacationing in some sort of warm, tropical paradise, because I hear you are great and will keep me intellectually stimulated, entertained, and in a perpetual state of gluttony.
3/30: White Fence, Twerps @ Bottom of the Hill
3/31: Public Service Broadcasting @ DNA Lounge
4/6: Hookworms, Disappears @ The Rickshaw Stop
4/8: Drive Like Jehu @ The Glass House
4/17: Swans, Angel Olsen
crif dogs. note it.
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There will be more shows than you will be able to see and thus far I have loved the venues here.
If you come here in February/March, though, it is likely you will also be cold as all hell.
Will be there from Monday to Thursday morning, what should I do? What should I see? Where do I get the best pastrami on rye? Best Lox? I definitely wanna spend some time in Brooklyn, suggestions?
Brooklyn Bowl for ?uestlove Thursdays is the place to be.
Also, can't go wrong with the Metropolitan.
I rather like the American Museum of Natural History off Central Park.
I would suggest some Mercury Lounge shows: Two Gallants on Tuesday (I'll be there) or Japandroids on Wednesday but both are sold out. You could still see Fruit Bats/Vetiver/Citay, the Dodos, Steve Earle or Erasure or any of a number of other non-sold out shows at other venues.
If the weather is nice walking across the Brooklyn Bridge or Williamsburg bridge can give you a nice view of the river/city. It could be lovely to walk around Prospect Park, too.
I have no idea about pastrami on rye or lox, sorry.
For food/drink in Brooklyn I can recommend the duck hash, etc at Egg, and/or a massive plate of slow cooked meats at Fette Sau. There is a great bar across from Fette Sau called Spuyten Duyvil that has good Belgian beer (etc) and a patio out back. Barcade is fun, too.
In my neighborhood - Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West - there is great Thai all over and also near everything else. The Pony Bar has a strong selection of draft beers from small breweries.
I am quite fond of Barcade in Brooklyn. Gotta love having a couple too many and then failing at Paperboy and Punch-Out.
2/28 Warpaint @ Fais Do-Do, 4/10 St. Vincent @ The Cosmopolitan, 5/2 Desert Daze, 5/8-10 Levitation
Xi'an (there's one in Chinatown and one in Flushing Meadows) is some of the best authentic Chinese food I've ever had. Also, Denino's in Staten Island is the best pizza I've eaten. If you can make it out to Staten Island and figure out how to get around, there is also a great Italian Ice place and a few really fun bars.
The Bowery Presents. They put on the shows at Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5, the Wellmont Theatre and more.
If I want more I go to Oh My Rockness, which has a really stupid name but covers far more shows. It focuses on "indie" shows but it is somewhat broad in practice.
I have yet to find an aggregator for classical & opera, Broadway and talky theater but I am looking.