New York City, NYC, Pretty Mean When It Wants To Be
You know what’s the best song to listen to as your BoltBus barrels towards New York? Motorhead’s "R.A.M.O.N.E.S.," for real. But you know what’s the second best? Anything by the Surge, including this new thing we just wrote that’s in motherfucking 6/4 time. Who do we think we are, the City Veins? You should come to our show tomorrow and check it out if you’re in New York. And that’s why I’m bringing this post back to the front…
As readers of Eric Alterman already know, my band The Surge — described by internet luminary Ezra Klein as "Explosions In The Sky crossed with blogging" — will be playing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at The Delancey, located in the armpit of the Williamsburg Bridge on (where else) Delancey Street between Clinton and Attorney. If I know you and you will be in New York on Saturday, you have no excuse not to attend. Lucky you!
But maybe I don’t know you. No excuses, pal: you should still attend. The good news is that since we’re on at 8, you have plenty of time to attend to your other Saturday obligations. But I’d argue you should stay after we play, too, since not only is The New York Times playing after us — featuring fellow Bronx Science Class Of 1998 alum Rebecca Keith on gtr/vox — but the whole thing becomes a dance party at midnight, just for the fuck of it. Wig out at Denko’s!