Location: Union Square, NYC
Bands: The Hold Steady
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Drink: 119 Bar
Miscellaneous: Barnes & Noble (Union Square location)
With a new double disc live album + DVD called A Positive Rage coming out on April 7, The Hold Steady are doing just fine these days. But check this Brooklyn based riff heavy band out live cause that’s where they shine. One of the best Japanese restaurants in the city, Yama, serves up some of the hugest and freshest portions of sushi, while not being as expensive as you think. Close to Irving Plaza, 119 Bar is one dive where you can get cheap drinks, play pool, and hang with friends while not standing out or being bothered when you’re a sweaty mess from dancing after seeing Shadow and Chemist perform, and I mean that in a good way! If you’re bored and early for the show, head over to the four floor Barnes & Noble to look through magazines and get a cup of coffee.