That Old Time Sincerity 2: Live Band Indie Rock KARAOKE
posted January 18, 2013 12:32 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed February 6 at 9:30 PM, Spike Hill
186 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
We doin' it again y'all. Last time many adorable Mefites came out and sang some of their favorite tunes by the Breeders, Cat Power, Weezer, Juliana Hatfield, Guided By Voice and so on and so forth. Also some Mefites just came and took pictures and were cool. But now we've got new songs, and there will be even more weird trivia contests and prizes and bad inside jokes by me your Host, thank god, amirite???
930 doors, show at 10. (It's a little later this time, so happy hour can occur before hand nearby or at this spot or nothing or anything!)

Spike Hill in Brooklyn, which has delicious beers and a restaurant next door.

Want to request songs? Do it here or RSVP on Facebook! Also we have a FB group page if you have to miss this 'un we will keep you informed of future events of which we plan to have many.

Merci pour vous. Merci pour Le Mefiltre.
posted by Potomac Avenue to Performance (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Wikipedia says it's okay for me to request a song by Franz Ferdinand. Otherwise, I'd like to continue my vagina rock with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Maps.
posted by loriginedumonde at 5:44 PM on January 18, 2013


Fraz Ferdinand I'm not sure about but YYY is a distinct possibility....
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:00 AM on January 19, 2013


I am a strong Maybe, as the time is later than I'd expected. BUT! It was very fun last time, and I would love to go again!
posted by Greg Nog at 2:28 PM on January 23, 2013


HEY

Silver Jews

Smith and Jones

please please it would be rad

cool

cooooooool
posted by Greg Nog at 9:17 PM on January 25, 2013


we have a song from american water on the list but that isn't iiiiiittttt
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:55 AM on January 28, 2013


Dear Mefites, I will be in Brooklyn this week and and might come rock the mic. Lynyrd Skynyrd is indie, right?
posted by zippy at 9:08 AM on January 30, 2013


....This gives me ideas.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:44 PM on January 30, 2013


I do not have dah Facebork. Is Weezer's "Say it ain't so" a possibility?
posted by zippy at 2:06 PM on January 30, 2013


I can also do a scorching "Song of the Passaic" (for small values of "scorching")
posted by zippy at 3:54 PM on January 30, 2013


Lots of Weezer, not that one in particular but you will be pleased with our Weezer selection. Last time Modern Serf and a bunch of other folks did Jonas, I'd be super extra pleased if you came up and rocked that one Zippy!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:30 AM on January 31, 2013


Also we do a thing where if someone comes up and plays a sad indie ballad on the guitar and sings it then you get a free beer. So keep that in mind.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:31 AM on January 31, 2013


This is pretty much all the music I own anyway. But after seeing the ad, I'm going to start with playing lots of Pavement. :) I will try to make it!
posted by ansate at 4:10 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I need Pinkerton!
posted by loriginedumonde at 4:58 PM on February 1, 2013


Crap, forgot I have a class that night - this depends how tired I am.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:22 AM on February 2, 2013


This is why god makes Adderall.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:12 PM on February 2, 2013


Man makes Adderall, God makes caffeine.
posted by zippy at 5:00 PM on February 3, 2013


New York, I am in you! Looking forward to seeing you all as I do my Gregorian Chant-inspired cover of Undone.
posted by zippy at 9:28 PM on February 4, 2013


Yeeeeeeehah!!!! {Karate kick}
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:10 PM on February 5, 2013


HELLO consults hastily scrawled note on palm BROOKLYN!
posted by zippy at 4:40 PM on February 5, 2013


I'm in.

Potomac Peter yo, what is your bass players name?
posted by Skygazer at 6:56 PM on February 5, 2013


...I may just be able to make this (may have to leave a bit early, but maybe).

A question - I am really, really fuzzy on who is "indie" and who isn't. What's the take on Blind Melon?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:58 AM on February 6, 2013


They have a list there of like 20-30 songs, and you see what's on it, and what you might be able to do, and they have the lyrics on a sheet in front of you onstage so you can sing with the band. Last time, the only one I felt confident enough to do was Cannonball, and it was a grand ol' time!
posted by Greg Nog at 8:08 AM on February 6, 2013


EmpressCallipygos, indie music requires, or at least strongly encourages, practitioners to make use of semi-ironic sweater vests and beards, while rock music instead tends towards unironic leather pants and chest waxing.

I hope this helps.
posted by zippy at 8:16 AM on February 6, 2013


indie music requires, or at least strongly encourages, practitioners to make use of semi-ironic sweater vests and beards

Even in women? I think you have that confused with Tolkien dwarves.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:23 AM on February 6, 2013


Point of order - I just checked the web site and it says that the show starts at 8. Is there a second show after at 10?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:13 AM on February 6, 2013


Looks like their live music for the night begins at 8, but there's two performers first, then karaoke at 10.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:18 AM on February 6, 2013


Exactamundo!

We're on after the early folks. We'll be there taking sign-ups at 930 though so come find me in front of the stage wearing an ironic sweater vest as a beard.


Potomac Peter yo, what is your bass players name


The band rotates a little bit this time his name is James but last time it was Steve and they are both great guys!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:26 AM on February 6, 2013


EC part of the reason to have this show is to make jokes about how silly definitions of indie rock are the debate of which is always hilarious to me.

As to songs: here are the ones we know right now, on Facebook!

I'll see everyone there!!!!!!1!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:27 AM on February 6, 2013


I'm sorry Potomac Peter, looks like I am on extended daddy duty tonight. Frack!

Break a leg everyone!

My choice would've been the extra recursively significant version of Just like Heaven, as interpreted by Dino Jr.'s.

PS: PP, I thought my old friend Alec might be playing with you guys, he incidentally is also from DC, and plays in a few different karaoke bands.

PPS: He's also in Raging Slab.

posted by Skygazer at 4:10 PM on February 6, 2013


{Throw up some links/photos of people singing, though, Spyke Hill Mefite peoples..}
posted by Skygazer at 4:13 PM on February 6, 2013


The band before us is going on a bit but we'll be starting after 10!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:53 PM on February 6, 2013


Could someone with the Facebookage post the song list? I'd like to practice on the L Train. My fellow passengers will appreciate that. Kthnx.
posted by zippy at 7:26 PM on February 6, 2013


Metafilter people are literally the best people on the earth.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:15 AM on February 7, 2013



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