Syd Butler, Owner Of Best New York Record Label Frenchkiss Records, Tells Us His New York Favorites
On the occasion of the Voice staff awarding Frenchkiss Records Best New York-Based Record Label in this year's Best Of New York bonanza, I decided to give Syd Butlerthe founder of the label and bassist for art-rock group Les Savy Fava call and see if he'd be willing to chat with me about his favorite New York locales. He not only said yes, he invited us to the Frenchkiss office, where we conducted the above interview. Please ignore my Butt-Head laugh, and yes, I did ask him to wear that shirt. (He was more than happy to oblige, though!) A list of his favorites below.
Syd's Favorite Places:
Sandwich: Num Pang
Milkshakes: Goodburger (seriously!)
Cup of Coffee: Grumpy's
Records: Other Music
Fancy Restaurant: Momofuku, Craft, Roberta's
Bar: Barro Chino
Park: Imagination Playground
Shopping: Club Monaco
Venue to Play: Bowery Ballroom or Music Hall of Williamsburg
See New Bands: Mercury Lounge
Newspaper: The Village Voice!