Chronic Town Music Gathering on 9/11
What a the better way to spend 9/11, a day of healing, than to get together than to listen to some music. This Sunday, as a way to gather and share some new music, the indie, industrial, band, A Place to Bury Strangers, will be performing in the Chronic Town hookah lounge at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in addition to any hookah smoking you may entertain. Setting the mood for the night will be opener, Think Twice, Dublin, a local indie band comprised of Penn Staters. Their videos are available here.
I sat down to discuss the 9/11 gig with Matt Steiner, General Manager of the LION 90.7 FM, and Paul Imbarlina, Community Manager & Executive Liaison for Movin’ On with the LION. The 9/11 gig is a product of a cooperative effort by three of the major players in the Penn State music scene. “Sponsorship-wise, SOMA, Roustabout are taking an equal role in putting this together,” Steiner said.
According to Steiner, the significance of a 9/11 gig is that it allows people to get out of the house and come together. Imbarlina noted the importance of forming concerts to engage the Penn State music scene.
“We’re trying to get the PSU community involved with music, what a better way to ease tension, get the mind off of a deep event, than to have a concert,” Imbarlina said.
A Place to Bury Strangers has an established following in the Brooklyn indie music scene playing an assortment space rock and industrial music. According to Steiner, “the people who know them know they are huge, get ready, because when they get industrial… they really do.” The band can be described as “Modest Mouse without the two pop hits.” Either way, the band is having no trouble selling out shows in New York and on their tour to Chicago.
Be prepared for it to get loud because APTBS has developed quite a reputation for their volume. The band has been referred to as “the loudest band in New York” by Brainwashed.com. Bringing earplugs is encouraged, and for those who forget, they will be sold. This is going to get loud!
Check out the Facebook event.
Here is a clip of A Place to Bury Strangers on Youtube.