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Glasslands hosting select shows for 18+

We sure dig Glasslands, having presented shows at the venue recently; featuring the likes of Diarrhea Planet, Potty MouthYvette and more.

Shows at Glasslands have recently always been for people aged 21 and over, but now they are hosting some shows for those who are the sprightly age of 18. If you’ve not long began growing hair in funny places, keep an eye on the events page and see if you’re allowed out, maybe even on a school night!

We’re all about inclusion here at My Social List, so we’re pretty happy that the venue is allowed to open its doors to more people a few times a month, some of which are listed below the jump, as well as helpful documentary footage for when you head out into the world.

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Artist to Watch: Disco Doom

On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.

Who They Are: The core line up of Anita Rufer, Gabriele De Mario and Flo Goette are supplemented by a rotating cast of drummers and keyboard players. Based out in Zurich, Switzerland, Disco Doom released their first record in 2002.

What They Sound Like: If I mentioned they have recently toured alongside Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr, Deerhoof, Butthole Surfers and Black Angels you might start to paint a picture in your head. Disco Doom are on the fuzzier side of things, I saw them supporting Built to Spill in Oxford in 2008 and was impressed with their live sound, which was a bit more full on than their studio work.

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Where It’s At: ABC No Rio

After hitting up some of the city’s more pristine venues lately, I thought it was about time to get down and dirty with a visit to ABC No Rio. The venue, and collective, have a long history in the city.

As there own website notes: ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. We are known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these values to the present. 

I say, yeah, what has culture ever done for us!

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Artist to Watch: A Winged Victory for the Sullen

On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.

Who They Are: Composer Dustin O’Halloran met Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie in 2007 (while Wiltzie was on tour with the Sparklehorse), A Winged Victory for the Sullen‘s debut album was released in 2011.

What They Sound Like: Mixing up neo-classical with ambient and drone I could dazzle you with all the usual and beautiful metaphors but if you even occasionally dip into any of those genres then they are a must. And if you don’t, maybe this is a good time to get acquainted, just let the sound sweep you away and tug at your heartstrings.

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Interview: Brick Mower

New Jersery’s “living room punk” three-piece, Brick Mower, are about to release Teenage Graceland on the 25th of March (see Artist to Watch profile). Before their record release show this Friday at The Acheron, we talked touring, baking, burritos and more.

Job Advert: Brick Mower are on the lookout for a touring drummer. If interested, please contact the band.

MSL: Teenage Graceland is your third album, and your second on Don Giovanni records, what was the recording process like? Did you try anything new or do you know what you want before entering the studio?

Brick Mower: The recording process for this record was definitely a different experience. In the past it’s been so rushed and stripped, which was what we wanted at the time. But this record is, while for sure unpolished, a bit more nuanced and a little more time was taken. We also just had more ideas for this record as opposed to being completely 100% song oriented. Also, I feel like this record is a good representation of us as a band, and what we wanted to do when we first originated.

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Where It’s At: BAM

After last week’s jaunt to BRIC House in Fort Greene, we’re going to stick in the neighbourhood for BAM, an institution spanning over 150 years.

Founded in 1861, BAM originally presented shows at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. That building burned down in 1903 and they have been in Fort Greence since 1906. Brooklyn Academy of Music, aka BAM, has three buildings; the Peter Jay Sharp Building (30 Lafayette Avenue), Fisher Building (321 Ashland Place), and the Harvey Theater (651 Fulton Street).

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Northside vs SXSW

There has been plenty of SXSW talk already, the talent/brain drain from the city this week has been noticeable, but that’s ok, we’ll all be hitting 3 or 4 shows a week again before you know it.

Whilst the circus in Austin comes to a climax this weekend, as winter coughs out its last dying breath over here, our thoughts will slowly start turning towards the Summer, and that includes our own sort-of-SXSW, the Northside Festival.

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