|Prettier Than Matt||Jim & Pam||Oct 26, 2014 9:07 PM|
|The Powder Room||Disappointment||Oct 26, 2014 9:02 PM|
|American Thieves||New York City Girl||Oct 26, 2014 8:53 PM|
|Sleeping Policeman||All Your Fears||Oct 26, 2014 8:48 PM|
|Tab Spencer||New York||Oct 26, 2014 8:35 PM|
|Sol Cat||Sea Of Light||Oct 26, 2014 8:32 PM|
|Big Awesome||Grey’s Birthday||Oct 26, 2014 8:18 PM|
|Tesla Rossa||Kinetic||Oct 26, 2014 8:15 PM|
|Tei Shi||Bassically||Oct 26, 2014 8:07 PM|
|Prettier Than Matt||Play Dead||Oct 26, 2014 8:04 PM|
When reading about either historic or contemporary shows in New York City, you frequently come across a familiar set of unusual venue names. I never gave it much thought, chalking it up as a strange cheekiness perhaps. But these names are almost entirely accurate, believe it or not!
For example, Brooklyn Night Bizarre is a mouthful of a name. However, it turns out that it is, in fact, a bazaar of booths with the normal assortment of wares that one purchases at fairs and carnivals: trinkets, junk jewelry, bric-a-brac…
And you CAN purchase cake and cupcakes at The Cake Shop!
Arlene’s Grocery used to be a bodega and grocery but it became a full time music venue back in the mid-nineties.
More self explanatory are the Bowery Ballroom (a ballroom…on Bowery), and The Bowery Electric (a multi level venue in the lighting/electric district on Bowery).
Now if only I could explain “Baby’s All Right” in Brooklyn…
A folk, rock and pop hybrid, here The Future Laureates (above) played The Living Room in Brooklyn last night.
A link to the official video for their song “Kingston Blues”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvsqMaT-M3o,
A link to their video, “So Gay”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivGjFdy-ris&feature=player_detailpage
A southern style band from Ireland – Buffalo Sunn.