For cash, of course. Or maybe stock options.
My day job pays the bills, but I also get to go to fun places sometimes for it too. Got to go to Alabama once.
It was great. “Where’s the best bar in this town?” I asked someone in Eufala, AL.
“Airport Lounge. They got shacks in the back.” In case you are not up on your South, that means ladies of the night are available.
Not my thing, but heading for Japan on Sunday, bizness class. Before my next brush with the picaresque, here’s the weekend music calendar, with a bonus entry for Monday night to help transition you back to the work week.
If you have great memories of watching 24 Hour Party People for the first time on the big screen, you understand the promise of this film.
On Sunday (5/22), the temp is supposed to be in the low 70’s. That’s a tricky temp, just warm enough to put a little mischief in you to spring outside, but still a little chilly for the beach.
The party is kid-friendly, and dogs are allowed on-leash. Cell phone use is banned on the dance floor. Eamon and Justin head the festivities; earlier this month they brought their running series to Japan.
Start time is 3 pm and end time is 9 pm but the venue stays open until later so if you are having fun you can just hang afterwards. Advance tickets are $22.50 and can be bought here.
If you are seeking more of a traditional nighttime-type dance experience, Knitting Factory Brooklyn has put together a mix ‘n match of synth-pop, grunge power-pop, new wave, and electro-pop bands Friday night (5/20).
Bands playing are The Teen Commandments, New Myths, LAKES, and Aarhus. Here’s a SoundCloud preview.
Sam L/B’s deceptively simple pop style should interact in an interesting way with his band members’ more avant-garde leanings.
For Saturday (5/21), I recommend spending your night at the old neighborhood standby, Pete’s Candy Store, on Lorimer.
They have one of the best band bookers in the neighborhood, who finds lesser-known acts and actually makes an effort to schedule bands with compatible sound together.
For previews of each artist playing Pete’s, follow the links above. Exact showtimes can be found here.