It List: Thursday
Top Notch with Sober/Schwa/A1/Visuals by Tommy Boy (The Cavern): This is the one-year anniversary of Top Notch so come by and personally congratulate Sober. Some of these amateur hour DJ's could learn a thing or two about manners from this guy, by the way. Real class act.
Wild In The Streets (Amsterdam Bar)
Babar/Final Club/Portrait Of St. Anthony/Art By Leti Gomez (Rubber Gloves): This is the grand opening of the new Meme Gallery, the new art gallery located in the actual Rubber Gloves compound. It's great to see that they are still utilizing the space, especially for something as positive as this. It seems that there's a good chance that a musical performance will probably coincide with exhibition openings, and of course, that's always beneficial to both artist and musician alike.
Final Club continues to gain ground after an explosive debut in both the press and after their surprise sellout show, and they have been nice enough to pass along a link to their first EP, which you can acquire by clicking here. The vocals have a distinct high-register to them that I wasn't expecting. Lookout for the EP as a feature on Weekly Tape Deck soon, which will probably have even more details.
Dust Congress/Matthew And The Arrogant Sea/New Science Projects/Daniel Folmer (Trees)
Yeah Def (Hailey's): Another Thursday where Yeah Def finds himself in the very Conan O'Brien-like position of carrying DJ G's 80's Night torch, but tonight he'll have some help: 80's Scholars Shane English and Jonah Lange will be there to pull some of those rare tracks from the bottom of the Reagan era's cultural trash heap, and place them firmly in the future that their creators could only dream about. Isn't it romantic?