A lot of bands start out in this city. They play to tiny crowds or empty houses. They put their hearts into things and may not get a whole lot in return. They end up going back to their day jobs with some Garageband recordings and a few flyers as the only remnants of their attempts at rockdom. So when one of these bands makes it, and through luck and fate and perseverance and talent they get recognition on a large scale, it is really exciting. Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of those bands. And tomorrow night they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a small, intimate show to hearken back to the old days.
This week marks 10 years since YYYs played our first small club show in the big city! Our birthday wish is to play a show as small or smaller than back in the day and get NOSTALGIC with our friends Todd P and Secret Project Mighty Robot September 22. So dust off your Machine EPs or maybe give Yeah New York! a whirl because we’re digging up some oldies but goodies, heavy on the early catalogue. It’s back to basics, just the three of us and a couple hundred of you. Accommodations will be tight so we’d like to apologize in advance to those who want to be there but don’t get in, we thank you for humoring us with this selfish wish to make it so puny!
Talk Normal will open for them and Barry London will DJ. Tickets are available only at Secret Project Robot. (River St. and Metropolitan Ave. entrance) More info at Todd P’s site.