I’m going to go with a firm NO. I’ve been having a lot of positive thoughts and feelings about the “scene,” lately and when I think about it, 3 distinct places or home bases if you will, come to mind: the Stanhope House, Eyeconik Records and Good Friend Electric– a music/art collective that lurks in the Underground of Brooklyn, NY. All three places have a handle in building/rebuilding this little community of musicians we have going on and all 3 places are made up of a small but growing group of dedicated people. GFE recently posted a note on facebook about their, for lack of a better term, eviction. Does this mean the collective responsible for Local Music February in the first place is dead? I don’t think so. GFE is what it is because of the ideas and the people behind them. It doesn’t matter where they’re housing their all night jammin’ dance binges as long as the hardworking people with the crazy ideas are still fueling them (which they are) and they’re still going with the craziest ideas they have instead of holding back. Expect GFE to take this hit, but to move on from it and to continue to flourish and expand. After all, GOOD FRIEND ELECTRIC IS PEOPLE. I know a lot of people have expressed their concern and support for the collective and that just shows that the community still thrives. So, we here at Bedside Manner bid you luck Good Friend Electric, and our support is with you. Click readmore for Tyler’s statement and the uproar of comments that followed. Oh…and a special little clip ;)…
Mister Snake have entered the final stages of recording…From their facebook: “recording is done, mixing and over dubs next.” Keep checking back for info on the pressing of the tape/digital download. In the meantime, check out one of their upcoming shows (click readmore for list):
Joe Dimeck has been doing a lot of great things for North Jersey music in the past 3 months, to say the least. January TWO K ELEVEN has been promising so far and February through April look no different. Lectric Pulp will be teaming up with others to do shows and other events at what is now their home base- The Stanhope House. In fact, we have something in the works together for March 2nd, so save that date; it should be awesome! We’ll post more info on that as it develops. Check out the full Lectric Pulp schedule HERE.