Location: Lower East Side, NYC
Bands: Morning After Girls + Black Swan Green + My Best Fiend Get Tickets Here
Show time: 9 PM
Venue: Mercery Lounge
Food: San Loco
Drink: Max Fish
Miscellaneous: Sugar Sweet Sunshine
The brainchild of Aussies Sacha Lucashenko and Martin Sleeman, The Morning After Girls create gorgeously crafted harmonies over psyche-pop. This band would have fit in perfectly with the Warhol crowd and they would have all been jealous! Joining them are Black Swan Green and My Best Fiend. Let’s face it, San Loco does not serve the greatest Mexican food ever. But it certainly isn’t bad. The prices are inexpensive, you can get a heaping amount of nachos for as little as $3.75, and telling by the heavy traffic, the place is doing just fine. What I like about Max Fish is that it’s a local bar for local artists. It’s walls play host monthly for art exhibitions, there’s a pool table in the back, and drinks aren’t pricey, like many new bars springing up in this neighborhood. For one of the best cupcakes in the city, Sugar Sweet Sunshine has 10 varieties, on top of cakes. Try the Sexy Red Velvet or the Bob, a yellow cupcake with chocolate almond buttercream.
LISTEN – The Morning After Girls – Shadows Evolve.mp3
Location: Soho, NYC
Theater: Sixty Miles to Silver Lake
Show time: See venue website for dates and times; Through February 8
Venue: Walkerspace-Soho Repertory Theatre
Food: Koo Sushi
Drink: Blind Tiger Ale House
Miscellaneous: Peanut Butter & Co.
Sixty Miles to Silver Lake tells the story of a father and son driving sixty miles from the kid’s soccer practice to the dad’s new apartment and the conversations that they have. Starring Joseph Adams and Dane DeHaan and directed by Anne Kauffman, this quiet play packs the drama into a four door sedan. A little known sushi joint, Koo Sushi offers affordable and fantastic fish with an impressive number of specialty rolls. For a bar that looks like any other, Blind Tiger Ale House offers an impressive number of beers including draught, bottled, cask and one called Louise’s Bloody Beer. Try it if you dare! If you’re in the mood for some comfort food, Peanut Butter & Co., offers some PB heavy hitters like the Elvis, a PB, banana, and bacon sandwich that tastes better than it sounds.