New York State of Mind Amoeblog #10: Yo Gabba Gabba! Live, Dinosaur Jr., Prop Anon/Outernational Live to D.I.Y. + more

Posted by Billyjam, November 28, 2012 11:36am | Post a Comment

For visitors to New York City with a limited time to explore the city that never sleeps (and neither should you if you only have a few days here) is at the Grand Central Terminal I Love NY Tourism booth in the main concourse area where you can get lots of info not just on this historic rail terminal (where they have 35 different eateries and six and a half dozen stores including the recommended MTA store) and on NYC in general, including such spots as the nearby New York Public Library Main Branch, Empire State Building, and the constantly-changing Bryant Park.

Welcome to another installment in the weekly New York State of Mind Amoeblog series on music and other entertainment and happenings in the Big Apple for both visitors and residents of New York.  As we head out of the post-Sandy devastation and further into the holiday period, things are looking really good here in New York with a lot of shows coming up in the week ahead as outlined below.

Brooklyn based Outernational's new video "Empty Lives" (2012)

Under the fitting show title of Live to D.I.Y. is killer lineup at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday (11/29) featuring the super-talented, politically outspoken artists Prop Anon (a.k.a. Propaganda Anonymous, who has built a career out of attacking the social injustices in New York City housing, among other social inequalities), conscious rapper Mike Ladd, Rebelmatic, and hometown heroes Outernational (whose attacks on immigration in particular have won them a strong following and who have been written about here on the Amoeblog). Also on this talent-packed bill are Beans (of Anti-Pop Consortium fame), Sarcasmo, and Undeniable. The theme of the show, says Prop Anon, is "Elevation. Every artist on the bill seeks to elevate people's mind states; whether it be politically, aesthetically, or energetically. Thursday's show will elevate people."

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