Last night, The Mercury Lounge hosted the second sold out show on Camera Obscura’s new tour. Amongst fans, I could feel the excitement and anticipation throughout the crowd as we waited to hear songs from their new album My Maudlin Career releasing on April 21st.
The night opened with the talented violinist and vocalist Anni Rossi who played many pieces including an Ace of Base cover.
When Camera Obscura took stage more than half the crowd admitted to being present at the previous night’s show at The Bell House. As soon as the music began, the crowd started mouthing every lyric. Between songs, loyal fans demanded the band ‚”move to Brooklyn”, or expressed one’s individual adoration of the group… Encore granted! The love in the air was so evident that gifts were even exchanged between the crowd and the seven-person band. Along with the other females of the front, I received a peacock feather from Tracyanne Campbell herself. In return she received flowers and treats and was very gracious for the fans’ generosity.
The entire show was nothing but positive energy, friendly people, and smiles. I definitely recommend catching the next show on June 24th at Webster Hall.
Archive for March, 2009
The NYC Snuggie Pub Crawl (yea, we’re obsessed) announced their date and locations today. Hurry up and run over to your “Big, Bad Grandmas” calendar and put a big fat “X” on April 18th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s a Manhattan-only affair (lame!), so here’s where you Snuggie freaks will be headed:
1. The Village PourHouse – 64 Third Ave at 11th street
2. Side Bar -120 E 15th At Irving Pl
3. Kings Head -222 East 14th Street Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave
4. Bar None – 98 Third Ave Btwn 12th & 13th
5. Belmont – 117th East 15th street Btwn Park Ave and Irving Pl
6. Still – 192 Third Ave at 17th – 3-5pm
7. Plug Uglies – 257 3rd Ave Btwn 20th St & 21st St
8. Van Diemens – 383 Third Avenue at 27th street
For more info, visit Snuggie Pub Crawl New York. Please take pictures. Bonus points for Snuggie boners. Also, I just dibbed that band name.
In artist Simon Evans‘ world, the stories that we tell ourselves are the most important part and often the only way that we can find meaning in where we’ve been, where we are and where we might wind up eventually. His appropriately named exhibit, ‚”Island Time,” showing at the James Cohan Gallery through April 4th, hints at the loneliness inherent in life when home becomes nothing but a reconstructed memory. We’re left searching for an allusive sense of belonging and purpose in an entirely new place and all we’ve got is a nearly endless succession of days ahead.
The zombie trope is pretty well-worn at this point, but as far as I’m concerned, you can’t have too many music videos that put the undead front and center. “Thriller” it ain’t, but the Handsome Furs’ vid for “I’m Confused” is still weirdly fun. And check out Alexei Perry’s earrings!
Be warned though, this is a NSFW deal thanks to one very confused, very naked zombie.
Handsome Furs “I’m Confused” from Sarah Marcus on Vimeo.
Last Sunday was The Great Greenpoint Mac-Off but coming up this Sunday we’re gonna do you one better (or your heart one worse depending on how you look at it).
It might be good enough to swing some of the Hasidim in town so don’t miss it.
I was gonna write something pithy but forget it, here’s a video that you should see:
Is that kid in “If You Got It, Flaunt It” his son? Is it weirder if it’s his son or just some random kid? Why is he a caveman? Do they get lots of beavers? Or have anything to do with any of his songs? And then he’s singing about space which is the opposite of cavemen and finally gets to his Uranus joke, goddamn I’m gonna go lie down.
The Universal Record Database (URDB) is holding another Appreciation Society here in New York tomorrow night, and they will be attempting to set a whole new slew of world records. Tickets are $5 (or free if you’re unemployed) and your face will probably hurt from laughing so hard.
Click through for a list of the ecords that will be attempted…and for tickets and more information, visit URDB.
Thanks for the tip, Mike.
Tuesday night’s Memefactory will be geekishly awesome (@3rd Ward this Tuesday March 24, 7 – 10 p.m.):
What do you get when you combine a lecture, vaudeville and Double Dare? Memefactory! Three gentlemen with five computers and three projectors take the audience on a fast-paced, whirlwind tour of every major Internet meme, famous piece of Internet media and YouTube footage imaginable. The modus is not depth, but breadth, and constant audience participation is required. Over the course of the evening, the audience will produce an entry for every internet phenomenon possible, including but not limited to: LOLCats, Bouncing GIFs, Me Singing [blank], Reaction Videos, Folk Covers of Hip Hop Classics, FAILs, Redubbed music videos, and more. Some will become famous like Boxxy, most will drink beers and a brave few will be nude.
RSVP at email@example.com