This episode essentially functions as something of an itinerary for this year’s Northside Festival, offering suggestions of artists you can see each night at various venues around town if you’re into some major show-hopping to see and hear as much music as you can.
In this week’s episode, we break with the standard format a little bit, to try making something resembling a mixtape out of some music we’ve discovered over the course of 2017 so far… unlike most episodes, in this one it’s all about listening to how the tracks juxtapose, transition, and -- hopefully, just hopefully -- flow. And it’s all based on the original track numbers of the songs we chose, so we’re counting on a little bit of serendipity to help us out along the way. Let’s see what happens.
In this episode, we hear music by artists who are playing around the NYC area from January 11th-26th. Among them are Shark?, who are playing a reunion show, and Landlady, who are playing an album release party. Also, Cake Shop, an institution of the local scene for over a decade, closed on New Year’s Eve, so we share some thoughts on that great venue.
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