What’s that I hear? It’s excellent new music playing at one of the venues right here in The Big Red Apple! Our fine city has always drawn talent from all over, giving New Yorkers access to the best and the brightest! Check out this NYMag article for their take on the music of the moment, then go to Bandloop to monitor your new favorite bands!
On Sunday Art Brut will be playing their slacker rock at the Bowery Ballroom. Their song ‘Summer Job’ was my anthem this summer:
Double shifts and early starts/I spent the morning hiding in the carpark/Oh yeah, I’m so laissez-faire/Sometimes I’m not even there/If you want me sober and straight/I’m afraid I’m gonna be a little bit late/Get another job/Get another job/Just a summer job…/Fire me, give me the sack/Bare feet on warm tarmac
On Wednesday my friend B (aka DJ Brian Blackout) will be spinning at Hugs with Eugene Tambourine. It’s going to be fantastic and Hugs has an awesome dance floor so please make your way out to Williamsburg and rock out this Wednesday (trust me it will make the week go by faster).
Finally, I’d like to add an ongoing event that my friend Anindita tells me is well worth checking out- The Hank Willis Thomas exhibit showing until March 14th at the Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea.
Much of the work focuses on the use of African American male body in advertisements. I am interested in the connection between this body type and the cotton and slave trade industries that brought this country so much wealth.
Hank Willis Thomas- Branded Head
Be sure to check that out before it closes and stay tuned for more of this week’s events!