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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Jun 01, 2008 23:36

Zombies is July 11--go the night before you head back!

There's not "getting in" to Battery Park per se on the 4th of July. It all depends on your crowd tolerance and bladder control.

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by t-fal » Mon Jun 23, 2008 19:44

Can't wait for the Zombies! Marcy, do you need a place to crash?

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Jun 23, 2008 19:58

t-fal wrote:Can't wait for the Zombies! Marcy, do you need a place to crash?
Yes. That would be on Colin Blundstone's face.

Buh dum pssht.

Oh, um, yes please! I will drive down on the day and leave the Saturday cuz I have kid stuff. Stay tuned for details!

Anyone else out there in Anorak City going to The Zombies?

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by t-fal » Tue Jun 24, 2008 19:40

aight! I get a half day that Friday, unless I decide to take that week off... oh and swear to me that you won't suggest the idea of getting our right arse cheeks tattooed with c.b.'s face ;)

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Post by RITH » Tue Jun 24, 2008 23:18

alongwalkhome wrote:Anyone else out there in Anorak City going to The Zombies?
I don't think Sissi and I will be there, but if we are I'll be the somewhat longer Dutch one with the smile on his face. I won't be speaking Dutch though so that might be a useless hint.

Leaving tomorrow! No wait, that's today already! 13 hours...

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Post by bluespring » Mon Aug 04, 2008 21:09

need to revive thread :)

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by ariettyspaghetti » Sat Aug 16, 2008 21:44

Wooo! I'm going to New York! I have 4 days there with my mum. Anyone have any recommendations for me?
Rock me amadeus

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Aug 17, 2008 01:33

Yubes, Paba, cuppie, get in here--you are needed!

I'm but a Bostonian. It would be disloyal for me to even make recommendations. I do have to say MOMA kicks ass, though.

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Post by soft revolution » Sun Aug 17, 2008 01:56

Me and Debbie have just booked flights for a week in NY which'll finish with a trip to Popfest New England! On a scale of one to well excited, I'd have to say I'm well excited.

Hurrah, yes - good recommendations and tips would be appreciated! I think MOMA is a must.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by bluespring » Wed Aug 20, 2008 21:52

you guys should be more specific when you say recommendations

cheap food? shows? musuems? bagels? bars? shopping?

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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Aug 20, 2008 22:04

bluespring wrote:you guys should be more specific when you say recommendations

cheap food? shows? musuems? bagels? bars? shopping?
I just make Yubo cook for me. She makes the best sweet potato shepherd's pie going. Sorry!

Erm...I'm a tourist there too, really. It's, like 4 hours away. And I don't get out much. Central Park!

Cake Shop for gigs and cupcakes is a must and it's around the corner from Katz's Deli (which, I heard is closing or was I really drunk and remembering wrong when I heard this?? New Yawkahz, help me out!) which is a must-do destination for NY visitors. Uhhhh. Hmmm. I like DBAs for beer and whiskey drinking. It's in the East Village. There is a Web cam and you can wave at us or moon us or something. They have a really lovely beer garden.

I have no money and am not cool or young, so I mostly go to H&M for clothes--can't help you there. Fun indiepop night: Mondo's on Fridays at Don Hill's in SoHo. For record shopping, I've enjoyed Rebel Rebel on Bleeker and Mondo Kim's (there's a few of those, right?).

We have recent tourists and POBPAHs on this board--they'll know infinitely cooler places than will even let me peer in the windows.

Have fun!

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Post by soft revolution » Thu Aug 21, 2008 00:56

Ooh, record shopping.... ace! Thanks for the Cake Shop tip too, it'd be nice to make it to a gig somewhere one evening (or play one)
bluespring wrote:you guys should be more specific when you say recommendations
Anything you love about NY! Any good half-day things to do which aren't swamped by tourists too, though I will be doing a fair deal of touristy stuff I imagine.

Um, finally any good guitar shops? I might buy one when I'm over because they're much cheaper than the UK.

Sorry about all the questions. I'm always happy to return the favour and tell anyone all the things you can do in Birmingham on the Brum thread sometime.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by Pip68 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 22:34

Hello

I was wondering if I could get some help / advice? Where are the good places to go for indie-pop type shows in New York? I know about the Cake Shop, and some of the bigger venues, but was wondering about other smaller venues/ clubs that have live groups etc.
I used to live in London and played in a couple of groups there (called Comet Gain and Kicker), and now have a new group. Where should an aspiring (!) indie pop group be playing? Are there any forums for this kind of thing - especially as we are looking for a bass player! We're called The Soft City btw (http://www.myspace.com/woodencoin" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Sorry if this wrong place for these queries!

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Post by RITH » Fri Aug 22, 2008 06:27

Pip68 wrote:Hello

I was wondering if I could get some help / advice? Where are the good places to go for indie-pop type shows in New York? I know about the Cake Shop, and some of the bigger venues, but was wondering about other smaller venues/ clubs that have live groups etc.
I used to live in London and played in a couple of groups there (called Comet Gain and Kicker), and now have a new group. Where should an aspiring (!) indie pop group be playing? Are there any forums for this kind of thing - especially as we are looking for a bass player! We're called The Soft City btw (http://www.myspace.com/woodencoin" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Sorry if this wrong place for these queries!

Ta.

Phil
Hello Phil!

I can't help you a lot with venues in NY, but for your other question, there's the Musicians Wanted thread:
http://anorakforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=736" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There's also a Band Looking For Shows forum:
http://anorakforum.com/viewforum.php?f=73" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by RITH » Fri Aug 22, 2008 06:35

soft revolution wrote:Anything you love about NY!
For all your cliché touristy needs:
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (and on your way check out the Law and Order locations!)
Climb the Empire State Building!
Take the boat to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island!
Stroll down 5th Avenue (check some churches, toy stores, Trump buildings)!
Have a picknick in Central Park! You could spend your whole week here.
Walk around in Harlem for a bit! Visit maybe the Apollo theatre?

Well, actually just take at least a day to walk around a lot. Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village.
I thought Coney Island was a bit disappointing, but it's a nice trip into Brooklyn anyway.

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by yubo » Fri Aug 22, 2008 22:56

sorry I'm not much help with the tourist visit. I usually just walk around aimlessly and besides the usual obvious stuff can't think of anything unusual or underground that is a must.
Pip68 wrote:Hello

I was wondering if I could get some help / advice? Where are the good places to go for indie-pop type shows in New York? I know about the Cake Shop, and some of the bigger venues, but was wondering about other smaller venues/ clubs that have live groups etc.
I used to live in London and played in a couple of groups there (called Comet Gain and Kicker), and now have a new group. Where should an aspiring (!) indie pop group be playing? Are there any forums for this kind of thing - especially as we are looking for a bass player! We're called The Soft City btw (http://www.myspace.com/woodencoin" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Sorry if this wrong place for these queries!

Ta.

Phil
hey -- if you check out the ohmyrockness.com listings, there's usually a link to all the spaces where shows are held. I think that would be a good list of venues for you to check out. Good luck.
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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by Pip68 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 04:52

Thanks all!

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by bluespring » Sat Aug 23, 2008 17:49

I'll make a small summary

SHOWS:
Check websites as mentioned before:
http://www.ohmyrockness.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.brooklynvegan.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.cakeshop.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.toddpnyc.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.going.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Shopping:
Barney's
SOHO
LES
West Village
Beacon's Closet
check http://www.racked.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for sales / sample sales

Museums:
MOMA
Museum of Sex
Brooklyn Museum/Botanical Garden

Cupcakes
Kyotofu cupcakes > sugar sweet sunshine > buttercup > crumbs > magnolia

For cheap eats
Chinatown
Halal food on 53 and 6th
St. Mark's Japanese/Beer/dollar pizza
Checkout Time Out New York Cheap Eats or New York Mag

will update more lol

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Aug 23, 2008 18:32

Yubes et al, what's that amazing (and cheap!) pizza place in Williamsburg?

Also, I've still never participated in drag queen karaoke at The Hope & Anchor in Redhook. Can we pleeeeeeease do that the next time I'm across?? If we go on the Thursday night, it might not be too busy. The juke box has freakin' Joy Division--how can I refuse??

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Re: anorak loves new york

Post by alongwalkhome » Sun Aug 24, 2008 14:25

alongwalkhome wrote:Holy cow--The Feelies are playing two NY shows in Sept. I would very much like to go. Anyone want to go with me??

Sunday, September 21
Bowery Ballroom
Doors 8 p.m.
$25
21+
They're also playing in Brooklyn (Williamsburg) the night before. I bought bowery tix cuz I think I may be able to persuade a friend who lives on the lower east side to go.

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