Brooklyn trio Moon Hooch have been playing together in the New York subway since the summer of 2010. Since being banned from the Bedford L stop for causing “too many dance parties,” the band now calls the Union Square L stop home. Nachos NY will be giving away a pair of tickets to this Friday’s show.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month then you would know that the Guactacular is around the corner. This year, while you wet you whistle with Dos Equis and feast on 20 guacs, Alex Meixner and his band will be putting on a crazy-ass show. Mariachi polka music will be heard at the Bell House. For a little insight into what we will hear, I asked the man himself.
Howdy, folks. Nacho Radio is returning from a brief hiatus so prepare yourselves. Many of you may be pumping yourselves up for the usual Friday night shenanigans like cribbage and canasta. Me, I need something to get the ol’ juices flowing as I watch my World Champion New York Yankees mosey up Broadway. Now if I get arrested (FYI I get REALLY angry when parades don’t include candy) this may be my anthem for freedom! Or just Yankees victory.
We have received plenty of flak from nacho lovers alike that we rarely make out way out of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Thanks to the Avett Brothers show at Terminal 5 on Saturday evening, we were thrown into unknown waters. We found Lime Jungle on 9th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Street.
This past weekend wore me out. I couldn’t even muster up enough energy to see Ida Maria at the Bell House or An Horse at Mercury Lounge on Sunday. Instead ‘Chos and Shows weekend capped off with me passed out on our couch watching episodes of Happy Days and The Jetsons Movie. After the week we had, I can’t complain. We ate at Art Bar, Belmont Lounge, and San Loco all while attending concerts with The Hold Steady, Nicole Atkins and the Sea, The Avett Brothers, and Rochester’s own Auld Lang Syne. Let’s take a look at some pretty nacho pictures described only as they should, with song lyrics from the previously mentioned bands.
The Avett Brothers played their second show in New York City on Saturday. Most of the “Nacho Collective” was in attendance for the third night of the ‘Chos and Shows Festival. Unofficially renamed “Screw You Bonnaroo,” Julia, Jason, Chris and I basked in the raw energy of TAB and feasted upon nachos following the show, not once, but TWICE all in an evening for the ages.
Thursday night marked the beginning of the ‘Chos and Shows Festival. You can read the review for a full recap but in short, I failed at eating nachos prior to The Hold Steady’s performance at the Musical Hall of Williamsburg. It was a minor setback in the festival for sure. However, Friday was a new day. The Avett Brothers were playing their first of two shows at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza. The place was stuffed to the gills as was my stomach from the nachos we ordered at Art Bar.
This weekend is wicked crazy for live shows in the city. In order to celebrate The Avett Brothers playing at Irving Plaza and The Hold Steady wrapping up a week of shows before heading upstate, I declare this The ‘Chos and Shows Festival. For the next four days I will be recapping the concerts I’ve been fortunate to attend and the nachos I’ve shoved in my face.
Nacho lovers, you have been patient with me as I have been slacking in my search for the ultimate song to listen to while you drown yourself in guac goodness. I have been searching for a song that you can blare on the speakers so you can bask in nacho-lyrics glory while you’re munching on the good stuff. I think I found quite a gem.
Tonight taking over Union Hall tonight is Spicy Times, an evening curated and DJed by Nora and Jinners. On top of wanting to attend this event tonight, we got to talk to the very cool Spanish Prisoners about nachos and music:
How can you compare you music to a plate of delicious nachos?
We have these super cool friends in a band called Graydon. They’re coming to New York to play shows at the Trash Bar on Tuesday and Fontana’s on Wednesday.
Being really cool and nacho-maniacal; they’ve recorded what has become the official Nachos NY theme.