The next Showpaper benefit takes place with the Muggabears, Asa Ransom, Nymph, and Sigmund Droid at the 92Y Tribeca on this Saturday, January 24. Tickets are $10 and available here.
Work by Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim, from issue 20
In case you are a suburban yokel who only sees live music in venues with hotdog vendors, there's this thing called Showpaper and it is awesome. A biweekly newsprint one-sheet that harkens back to the days of punk flyers and Xeroxed fanzines, Showpaper is a list of all-ages shows in the Tri-State area, events scheduled for smoky Williamsburg practice spaces, lofts with addresses sent via e-mailed requests, even the Yippie Museum Café on Bleecker. But the most unfailingly superb part of Showpaper is a regular sidebar called "I Saw You," a kind of Missed Connections for DIY kids. These blurbs are like short stories, often heartwarming, hilarious, and horn-doggy, full of shy-people longings and lost liquid courage. Five awesome blurbs from over Showpaper's lifespan of 44 issues are below.
Saw U @ the Voxtrot show from the other night. U were wearing a Decemberists T from the 2003 tour, me the 1 from Colin's most recent trip. We are soulmates. Let's dbl up over yr iPod & cry about it.More »
--June 19 through July 3, 2007, 3-13.