Great session, and can’t wait to hear it finished. Josh’s songwriting choices and playing sound excellent, and Marc’s recording knowledge sculpts, adds, and deepens the songs’ sonic qualities. Very excited to be a part of these recordings.
Thanks to everyone who bravely dropped their pants for the #NoPantsSubwayRide2018!
Sunnyside Social Club played in the Union Square platform as pants-less dancers boogied to the music. We then marched the party upstairs and out to the street to the afterparty at Bar 13 as the trumpet valves and the accordion player’s fingers began to freeze!
I am especially excited to have had the opportunity to perform with Matt Dallow, accordion-man/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/performer, entertainer. I met Matt about 15 years ago near our hometowns on Long Island. Matt’s band “Space Robot Scientists” performed regularly at what was called “Saints and Sinners“, where I had my first few DJ gigs spinning underground house and hip-hop on vinyl and CDs, making barely enough money to drink for the night. The memories immediately conjure visions of theremins, strange art exhibits, Jameson, and DJing indoors with a cigarette in NY.
Fast-forward to present day- Matt and I have recently found our paths crossing as performers at Club Cumming, where he has a weekly residency performing Monday evenings. He has also connected me with contacts via Facebook posts looking for musicians to cover gigs, which led to me working with Zachary Clause. I’ve also enjoyed playing in recent gigs in vintage trains and subway platforms with Matt’s band, Sunnyside Social Club.
It is inspiring for me to see life’s paths cross this way, and gives me an unexpected opportunity to thank Matt as a respected peer and artist, and to acknowledge the longtime efforts of a couple of simultaneously occurring weirdos from Long Island. Cheers, old friend! Getting to perform together and being a fan of your journey reminds me how important it is to me that we are out here navigating this world with our instruments. Here’s to being a couple of weirdos in Brooklyn, fighting and surviving each day to entertain NYC and beyond. And thank you to everyone along our paths, for shaping, fueling, and supporting this weirdness. 😉
Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. This holiday season, we continue the tradition of placing our vintage R1-9 train cars and a selection of our vintage buses from decades past in regular service. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe!
Catch the Holiday Nostalgia Train on Sunday,December 3rd! In celebration of the one year anniversary of the Second Avenue Subway, this year’s Holiday Nostalgia Train will run along the F line between 2nd Av and Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and via the Q line between Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street and 96th Street on the Upper East Side.
The Holiday Nostalgia Train departs from the 2nd Av subway station on the F line at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm and from the 96th Street subway station on the Q line at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
The special eight-car subway train of R1-9 cars from the 1930s is complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.