New Yorkers have heard a lot of things this past year and discerning truth from fiction hasn’t always been easy. When shows started getting canceled left and right in March 2020, the world seemed glum. The key phrase I heard time and time again was “New York is dead and not coming back”.
When Ali and I stumbled into the small and sort of grimey (in a cool-lower-Manhattan way, of course!) bar/venue that is Bowery Electric, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. Like in the glory days of pre-pandemic, we were back to jumping at every and any opportunity we could to see live entertainment. Truthfully, that’s often where you find the best bands and hidden gems especially in a scene like pop punk and alternative music.