The Daily Shortlist January 14

Location: Midtown West, NYC
Bands: Julian Casablancas Get Tickets Here
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: Terminal 5
Food: Island Burgers and Shakes
Drink: Smith’s Bar
Miscellaneous: Colony Music

Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas goes solo? Nah, more like taking a break and trying new things. His solo album is a sharp departure from his band’s garage rock sound, as he trades in guitars for keyboard driven electro-rock, and it’s actually pretty damn good too. For a kickass burger or chicken sandwich, Island Burgers and Shakes specializes in making great burgers like the Bourbon Street Burger that’s blackened, with bacon, Jack, bayou mayo, and onion on sourdough. One cheap bar in midtown, Smith’s Bar is a dive bar with cheap booze, friendly locals, and live music daily in the next room. Though the place is way expensive, Colony Music is a fun music store that sells albums and sheet music. You can walk around and check out the entertainment memorabilia. Whether you’re looking for an autographed guitar signed by the Rolling Stones or an autographed 8×10 of Linda Carter, they’ve got it.

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