Monday, May 11, 2009
And now for something completely different... Instead of going to the movies, I went to the launch party for WFUV’s The Alternate Side show at the Mercury Lounge on East Houston Street.
Not my usual beat — at least not these days — and good fun that featured performances by The Postelles, a quartet with a 60s-by-way-of-the-80s sound and Brooklyn-based post-punk band Pela, who put on a hell of a show. It takes balls to cover the Clash's "Guns of Brixton," and they pulled it off.
All in all, a real flashback to the days when I was a dedicated clubber, though back then the only way it would have been light when I left to go home was if I'd been out all night.