If you love NYC indie rock, then you’ll need to see this indie rock
After years of not much going on, the indie scene in New York City exploded at the end of the 90s thanks to bands like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Interpol, The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem and a bunch of others.
That story was captured in a rather lengthy book called Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman, which laid out everything that happened during those years in an oral history format.
That history has been translated into a documentary of the same name. Here’s a trailer.’
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I have a friend who was part of this scene, playing in a metal band (the band was called Pale Horse) in NYC in the early 2000’s. I was fortunate enough to see his band play a few times, including CBGB’s (CBGB’s alone was an epic journey). Most of the shows included other bands stacked up on top of each other, so there was the chance to witness multiple different sources of indie music all at once. It was a powerful scene, something that I wish would exist in other cities where I have lived.