Thursday, July 14, 2011

Huggabroomstik, live in our house

Eagle-eyed readers of this blog will note that The Speers were scheduled to play a show with NY Antifolk kings Huggabroomstik on July 3rd, but have yet to post anything about it. Why? Well, it's a funny story...

Someone over at Sylvie's Lounge forgot to put the gig on their books, and, being the day before a holiday and with, apparently, nothing going on that night, they decided not to show up and open their doors. No one told us though, and, after hanging out in front of the bar for a couple of hours, we decamped back to our house for an impromptu concert and late night party.

So... here is the tour-sized version of Huggabroomstik (Neil, Preston and Johnny-- Dashan had long since passed out), at 2:30am, technically on July 4th, playing five songs in our living room (a venue we're calling Chez Stadium):

Huggabroomstik - July 3, 2011 by Chez Stadium

If you're anywhere near New York on August 14th, be sure to head over to Huggabroomstock 10, their annual all-day, two-stage music festival at one of our favorite venues in town, Goodbye Blue Monday. Our pals The Happy Rappies had their big debut at last year's Huggabroomstock-- here's a bootleg of their set:

Happy Rappies at Goodbye Blue Monday, 8/14/10 by Peter Speer

Lots of fun, LOTS of music and plenty of BBQ to go around. Make the scene, and tell the Broomstiks we say hi!

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