HNMTF Tour Diary #9: Manhattan, N.Y. | Music | Indy Week
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HNMTF Tour Diary #9: Manhattan, N.Y.

Posted by on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Saturday, March 21

Manhattan, N.Y.

I (Joe Hall, guitarist) woke up at my cousin's apartment at a less than respectable 1 p.m. He lives right in the heart of the Lower East Side on Houston at Avenue A. I only had to walk out of his building to get right where I wanted to be for the day. My band mates were still in Brooklyn, so I had the afternoon to myself, a rare thing when you're on tour.

I grabbed a coffee shortly up Avenue A and walked to Rivington Guitars, now located on 4th St. Every guitar they have is gorgeous, but way out of my price range, averaging around $3,000. I dreamed a bit about the day when I can take my pick from the wall of guitars, and then headed over to St. Marks Place to visit my good friend Dumpling Man. On my way, I spotted a vintage clothing store and stopped in, not exactly planning to buy anything. The British woman working in the shop was too good of a salesperson, though, and I ended up buying two shirts. She told me I was a "sexy man." I had to buy something from her! I ate some dumplings, hung in Tompkins Square Park for a while, and made it back to my cousin's apartment just in time for the UNC basketball game. Jeff and our mutual friend Jimmy met me at the apartment. We cheered the Heels on to victory.

On to the rocking and rolling: Jeff and I walked to our venue for the night, Piano's, which is just two blocks from my cousin's place. We met Duncan and loaded all the gear in, starting our set at 9 p.m.—too early for the Manhattan crowd. When we got off the stage, we found out one of the bands scheduled to follow us had canceled.

The timing was unfortunate because the news meant we could have waited until 10:00 pm to play our set, when there was actually a good crowd in the place ready for some rock 'n' roll. The next band took its time setting up and went on when the room was full of people. After they started, we got word that Duke was tied with Texas with only a few minutes remaining in the game. We ran across the street to cheer the Longhorns on, but the Devils prevailed. We spent the rest of the night out with friends on the Lower East Side, capping the night off with hot dogs from Katz's.

Oh, and Duncan saw Tim Robbins playing roller hockey. —HNMTF

Tags: , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Though I know it isn't Redhat's fault she was late, I do think they could have handled the situation better. …

by mandeelion on Hopscotch, Night Two: Timing Tangles Erykah Badu and Young Thug (Music)

Most amazing times Catching you with old friends in Grayton Beach ...Kyle , Bouder ...and our dear lost love Kenny... …

by Milissa Hargrave Schang on Old Dog, New Grass: A Q-and-A with Mandolin Monarch Sam Bush (Music)

Would not miss this show at Ardmore Music Hall or any opportunity to catch Sam Bush ! So grateful he …

by Milissa Hargrave Schang on Old Dog, New Grass: A Q-and-A with Mandolin Monarch Sam Bush (Music)

Thanks so much for giving me a platform to share this video far and wide. I appreciate everything the IndyWeek …

by Louis Landry on Video Premiere: Louis Landry's "I Know a Guy" Updates the Bible (Music)

Comments

Though I know it isn't Redhat's fault she was late, I do think they could have handled the situation better. …

by mandeelion on Hopscotch, Night Two: Timing Tangles Erykah Badu and Young Thug (Music)

Most amazing times Catching you with old friends in Grayton Beach ...Kyle , Bouder ...and our dear lost love Kenny... …

by Milissa Hargrave Schang on Old Dog, New Grass: A Q-and-A with Mandolin Monarch Sam Bush (Music)

Most Read

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation