Hipster Replacement: October 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

No Age, Double Dagger at Columbia Univ 10/25

I decided at the last minute to go to a punk show at Lerner Party Space at Columbia University last night to catch No Age and Double Dagger. This was a great show, and as Double Dagger and I are both from Baltimore it was extra cool. Nice small intimate space, and the bands really brought it. WBAR sponsored this event. I hope to attend more shows there as it is one of the few venues in town I can actually walk to.

KEXP Pledge Drive going on now!

KEXP's pledge drives are always fun and are a great way to introduce yourself to the station and what it is all about. Please give it a listen in the next several days for maximum entertainment and if it moves you, make a donation and become a member. This station has changed my life and the way I experience music.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Poison Control Center, Yeasayer at KEXP in-studios

Thursday of CMJ week I spent most of the day at KEXP sessions at Gibson Guitar Showroom. Had a meeting in the morning so I missed the Sammies, but I hear they were great. I did get to see Poison Control Center and Yeasayer; New York Noise videotaped both sessions.

Poison Control Center asked us to sing along to their last song; see if you can figure out which one is me...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CMJ: bands I'm seein' and lovin'

Spent all day yesterday at Gibson showroom with KEXP, and most of the evening at BrooklynVegan's CMJ showcase at the Bowery Ballroom. Saw the following bands kill during their performances:

Eagle Seagull
The Hold Steady

The Shaky Hands
The Most Serene Republic

Looking forward to tonight at KEXP listeners party and showcase at Mercury Lounge.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Vampire Weekend Instore at Other Music 10/18

Vampire Weekend is doing an instore performance at Other Music on 10/18 at 11AM. I am not publicizing this beyond my post here since I want the line to be short when I get there (yeah, right). Let's see how many people actually read this blog.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

They Might Be Giants at Columbia - Set Time Announced

The TMBG show at Columbia I previously posted, which BrooklynVegan brought to our attention a few weeks ago, showed up in a New York Times ad this week. Here is the schedule, highlights include the TMBG set (reading? playing? both? who knows) from 2:15-3:00; Cheech Marin!! directly before them from 1:40-2:00, and Peter Himmelman at 4:10.