What a freaking week, man. Started a new job. Danced my ass off in the pit at The Aislers Set. Life was changed forever hearing Pam Berry sing “Throw Aggi Off the Bridge” in real life. This weekend will probably be chill. Might grab a drink with a friend tonight (still considering attending the NYC Popfest Alumni event *details below*), hanging out with a friend in a veg-out party tomorrow night, might get dinner Sunday night.
But this week really reminded me why I love living in NYC. I lived in Buffalo, NY for a long time… Sometimes cool stuff would come into town, but most of the time when that happened, it was because of me and my ex-beau’s efforts to bring more pop music to the area (ironically, The Hive Dwellers are playing there at Sugar City tonight; so awesome). But I don’t even have to leave town to see amazing bands now. In fact, sometimes I have to choose between amazing bands, like how I had to choose between Chickfactor and Pulp, which really took hours of self-reflection and honest internal-debate. I also have a lot of rad friends here who share my enthusiasm for this stuff.
That’s why this week’s Friday Dance Jam is none other than “City” by my favorite Swedish dance bros, Lo-Fi-Fnk. I saw these dudes open for Architecture in Helsinki years ago, and they were so good, Architecture in Helsinki seemed like a waste of time, and I walked out half way through their set (seriously, true story). I hope you enjoy, whether you belong in a city or not.
Events happening tonight that I am probably too lazy to attend:
@ Cake Shop
New York, NY
The Secret History
Adam & The Amethysts
@ The Rock Shop
248 Fourth Ave