Friday, March 06, 2009
You'll Never Get Out Of The Basement
Let's hear it for Jersey artists. We have a real thing for rocking out in our basements, and few towns and cities in Jersey these days sport any DIY music scenes that actually perform outside of DIY spaces (Jersey City being an exception, with a couple DIY and commercial spaces now that the Monkey has opened up Automata Chino). A couple of the best shows I've ever played were in New Brunswick basements.
I really love the video above because I think it's a testament to how great it can be to make a good film of the band actually performing the song in question. Here's a somewhat creepier, if oddly compelling, example from Ladytron.