NYC music meetup December 4, 2006 9:40 AM   Subscribe

MeFiNYC : Tomorrow night, my and Navelgazer's shoegaze-inspired rock band, the 21 Gun Solution, will be performing at Club Midway in the East Village at 9pm. We're opening for NaNuchka, who just won The Deli Magazine's Band of the Month poll.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 AM (32 comments total)

Club Midway is located at 25 Avenue B between 2nd and 3rd. The cover is $8, which will buy you an evening of fresh, original music, as well as my eternal gratitude.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:42 AM on December 4, 2006


Yes! Come one, come all, and see New York's greenest band open up for New York's single finest band! All for 8 bucks! And then you can throw things at Afroblanco and myself!
posted by Navelgazer at 9:57 AM on December 4, 2006


Congrats! Don't think I can make it, but break a leg!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:17 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Fresh, original music? You guys sound like a third rate Bad Religion! ;)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:07 AM on December 4, 2006


I'm confused.
Will you be gazing at shoes or navels here? I can understand that maybe you might look at shoes in a store window or something, but why would you stare at an orange?
posted by bobobox at 11:30 AM on December 4, 2006


ThePinkSuperhero, that is in fact a different band (out of Cleveland) who, as far as my research can tell, sucks a lot. (Though their production values are a lot better than ours as of yet. Try this link.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:03 PM on December 4, 2006


Sorry, it was soundofsuburbia made that comment. I'm a wee bit frazzled right now.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:06 PM on December 4, 2006


Yeah, I guess I should have linked to our MySpace page. I've kinda been trying to keep people away from the MySpace page until we get a real demo up there.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:12 PM on December 4, 2006


Hooray for free advertising.
posted by crunchland at 12:16 PM on December 4, 2006


Hooray for grumpuses!
posted by cortex at 12:41 PM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


that is in fact a different band

Heh, yeah, hence the smiley! :)

A big thank you for the link, though! I read "shoegaze-inspired rock band" and that sparked my curiosity, figured you hung out somewhere along the Spacemen 3/Loop/Swervedriver axis. But listening to the songs on your MySpace page I'm mostly thinking "White Hassle", but that's a good thing. Alas, stupid Atlantic ocean, separating us. I'd be at Club Midway in a heartbeat, if I could!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:09 PM on December 4, 2006


Midway used to 22's of Colt 45. Not sure if they still do, but I'd support any bar that does that. I tried to get them to upgrade to Ballantine once.
posted by yeti at 1:55 PM on December 4, 2006


And then you can throw things at Afroblanco and myself!

i'll try. : >
posted by amberglow at 2:52 PM on December 4, 2006


Nanuchka is one of my favorite bands and Yula is one of the prettiest women I know. Hmm, maybe I'll go.
posted by Brainy at 12:17 PM on December 5, 2006


:/ can we all post our gigs on metatalk now?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:08 PM on December 5, 2006


No. Only if cortex approves it.
posted by crunchland at 7:27 AM on December 6, 2006


Yep. Afroblanco had the good sense to fill out form 11B-4, "Request for clearance for community announcement". However, he neglected to fill out a W-7g, "Immunity from snarky grumpuses".

Both are available in the lobby.
posted by cortex at 7:36 AM on December 6, 2006


:/ can we all post our gigs on metatalk now?

Yeah, that's such a terrible idea. If people started posting their gigs to Metatalk, then (gasp) a bunch of people from Metafilter might show up and (gasp) meet each other. And then it would be like one of those... what are they called... Metafilter Gatherings?

Too bad there isn't a category for that on Metatalk or anything like that.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:41 AM on December 6, 2006


Afroblanco, I think the sniping and bitching is totally justified by your clear record of systematic abuse of Metatalk for these purposes. Your posting history is freakin' chock full of gig announcements.

Which itself might not be enough to deserve censure, but considering what an epidemic of gig announcements we've been treated to around here lately—every hour on the hour, it seems like!—well, someone has to put their foot down. An example must be made, before the very California that is Metatalk slips, bubbling, into the Pacific under the tremulous abuse of you and your ilk, and takes our beloved callouts and deletion complaints with it.

So it's off to your room to think about what you've done. Chop chop, no moping or you'll skip dinner, too.
posted by cortex at 7:47 AM on December 6, 2006


If there's no way it can seem like something you are trying to drum up more attendance/cashflow for and any and all MeFites are welcome/invited, then here is probably an okay place to post it. posted by jessamyn at 9:33 AM EST on October 17
posted by crunchland at 10:16 AM on December 6, 2006


The crunchland rule of thumb is approximately what we go by, though there is no hard and fast rule.

We're smart; I think we'll be able to tell the difference between a profit making venture for the poster and something like a concert or an art show.

I maintain my position re: grumpusness, but acknowledge that my take on it depends on the fact that we obviously disagree.
posted by cortex at 10:32 AM on December 6, 2006


No. You're right. No reason to think that it might get away from us. Everyone should be able to push any old event that they want, and call it a Metafilter Gathering. Even if it's something 99.9% of the people who read the site can't even participate in. Heck, why not post your paypal accounts, so we can pay the cover charge from the comfort of home?

Metafilter Gatherings are for metafilter gatherings. Not for your band gigs.
posted by crunchland at 11:13 AM on December 6, 2006


No reason to think that it might get away from us.

Any sign, in the last six years, that it has made a game effort to?

Even if it's something 99.9% of the people who read the site can't even participate in.

You mean, like, every meetup ever?

Metafilter Gatherings are for metafilter gatherings. Not for your band gigs.

I believe that there's the possibility of overlap. I also believe that a small trickle (and that is what we're talking about here, as far as I can see from actual threads in evidence) of borderzone things will not hurt Metatalk. And, of course, Matt and Jess can nuke if they object. You can flag and email to try and precipitate said deletion, if you feel passionately about it.

Or you can jump at the opportunity to mock your fellow users.
posted by cortex at 11:42 AM on December 6, 2006


To put it more directly: what bothers me is not your objection to the possibility of Metatalk being flooded by gig postings. I don't disagree with that position. It would be bad. I'm not arguing that sentiment, and I think we agree about a lot of these things at the core.

What bothers me is that you evidenced that objection by taking a snarky jab at an announcment that you can't possibly know, and would be hard-pressed to reasonably suspect represents any looming vanguard. If fifty gig announcements show up this week, I'll eat my hat and grant you your presience, but from right here it seems like you were just being a jerk.
posted by cortex at 11:47 AM on December 6, 2006


Crunchland, if it makes you feel any better, it was an unpaid gig.

And really, the only reason I posted it here is because I've met a lot of cool people on MeFi and I genuinely wanted to see them there.

But whatever. Sorry if I violated some rule or something.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:59 AM on December 6, 2006


And, for the record, I actually think it would be really cool if everybody posted their gigs to MeTa.

Maybe this would be a good feature for MeFi Music.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:11 PM on December 6, 2006


I'd love to see a sidebar on Music that allowed for this
posted by InfidelZombie at 1:02 PM on December 6, 2006


I'd love to see a sidebar on Music that allowed for this

I agree. I think it'd be a clearcut way to handle the situation and moot the whole argument.

There was some discussion of that idea fairly recently, though Matt didn't really seem hot on it.
posted by cortex at 1:12 PM on December 6, 2006


If I knew how I'd volunteer to code it, but it seems like it could be handled pretty simply. Add a Post A Gig page that allows you to input the following: Band Name, Club Name, Address, City, State, Time, Cost and Other Info (to list who you're playing with, etc.) The sidebar would include all shows for the next 30 days, something like this:

Upcoming Mefi Music Gigs
Dec. 4, 2006
Afroblanco - New York, NY

Dec. 8, 2006
InfidelZombie - Los Angeles, CA
cortex - Portland, OR

Each of those lines could link to a page that dumps out the show data, maybe with a link to all songs posted by that user on Music.
posted by InfidelZombie at 3:37 PM on December 6, 2006


I like your idea, InfidelZombie.

What would be cool is if you could then click on the cities, which would take you to a page with all the upcoming gigs for that city.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:03 PM on December 6, 2006


:/ can we all post our gigs on metatalk now?

I just KNEW some asshole would trot this out. Congrats, Baby_Balrog, for winning the Predictable Pointless Comment Award! Where can I send your trophy?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:00 PM on December 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


I love the idea of gigs.metafilter.com - unfortunately, I just used up my 1 per 4 day metatalk quota or I'd suggest it in the top level!
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