Congrats to Dan who won 2 badges to the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, Oct 19-24!!! His concert review was chosen as our winner.
by Dan Buyanovsky
Man, New York is a lonely place when your phone is dead. While tens of
thousands of pretty people stroll by, all obviously on their way to a fancy nightclub
or night-bar, you're meandering like a lone loony - who can't even borrow a
stranger's cellphone to call a friend's number, because you can't remember any
of your friend's numbers.
So, you buy an Olde E, stuff it in your already-overpacked bag and head toward
home, ready for another bedroom screening of Punch Drunk Love - the third such
screening being held this week.
But, by the time you're just a few blocks from the L at Union Square, you hear a
buzzing - people chattering, and music blaring from the underground. It's
Webster Hall, and you haven't been there since that time you came up in the 9th
grade and saw 1/4 of Wu Tang go wild in The Studio. The vibes are warm and
inviting, so you stroll down the block to the corner of 11th and 3rd to see who's
down there tonight.
The obscure keyboardist/singer who tours with some of your embarrassing
favorites (Kidz in the Hall, Gym Class Heroes). And it's only $7 to get in. Outside,
you wonder how weird it is to go to a concert alone, with a 40 in your backpack -
so you try to switch on your phone for a second to shoot off a text. But, no dice.
Fuck it, you think. Let's go see Tim William.