The Daily Shortlist February 2

Location: West Village, NYC
Music: Frightened Rabbit
Show time: 9:30 PM
Venue: (le) poisson rouge
Food: Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar
Drink: Village Tavern
Accessory: Bleeker Bob’s

Probably one of the best bands of 2008 you may never have heard of, Frightened Rabbit are a Scottish indie-rock band whose album last year The Midnight Organ Fight was a critically acclaimed masterpiece filled with folk rock gems. For an eclectic menu that mixes upscale and down-home food, this Blue Ribbon location, a wine bar and restaurant, offers lighter fare including foie gras, cheese plates, caviar, and steak tartare. The Village Tavern is a really comfortable neighborhood bar that’s great for catching sports games or just chilling for a drink, which is what I prefer to do when I’m in the vicinity. Also in the area is Bleeker Bob’s. It’s one of the oldest independent record stores in NYC and the selection is deep. The place looks a mess, but the staff is surprisingly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about what they have.

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