5Pointz graffiti mecca, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Morrissey, and other concerts in NYC this weekend, last minute tickets to television show tapings of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report, old NYC vs. new NYC, free boat ride of NY Harbor, and NYC-themed music videos by Ryan Adams and B.o.B. are among the items covered in this third installment in the New York State of Mind. This is the new Amoeblog series in which I report, from a New York City perspective, on music and other entertainment and happenings in the Big Apple in what is a kind of weekly NYC music/entertaiment report meets budget travel guide.
This week, as the NY Fall weather makes itself increasingly evident, there are hardly any outdoor events as compared to just a month ago. Public spaces such as the wonderful Governors Island in the harbor south of the lower tip of Manhattan and across from Brooklyn. It reopens in May of 2013 and is an amazing space with park areas and art exhibits that are all free with free ferry service to and from. But the closure of most outdoor spaces and events that raged all summer long in NYC merely means that the fun happenings have moved indoors.
Speaking of which, concerts this upcoming week in NYC include Morrissey at Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday (Oct 12 + 13) with Kristeen Young opening, The Mountain Goats at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Oct 15) with Matthew E White opening, and Natureboy, Heart of Hearts, Easy Lover, and Sick Din all on a bill on Saturday (Oct 13) at the wonderful funky basement performance space of LES (Lower East Side) spot the Cake Shop, which recently faced danger of extinction but was save thanks to fan support.