Sunday, May 23, 2004

Music to My Eyes XXIV

Last night while channel surfing at home in Brooklyn, I came across a broadcast of Ben Folds' 2003 Summer Stage performance in New York City. Aired as part of NYC TV's Cultural Corners program, the show captured most, if not all, of the concert, complete with song title text placements. Next up was New York Noise, which offers music videos by New York-based bands and musicians such as Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, Cat Power, the Boggs, the French Kicks, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Strokes, and Death Cab for Cutie. Labels including Jetset, Matador, and Arena Rock provide videos, and Punkcast's Joly MacFie serves up some of his live show footage from area venues. MacFie even offers select VCD's for sale. What a wonderful local TV find! If you must stay in on a Saturday night, you can still take in some local music and shows. Every relatively large city should have "public affairs" programming this vibrant.

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