And one of them you must definitely attend! The other, well, it's a little more "chi chi" but it speaks volumes on top of the praise we've dosed them with over the past 2 years. Yes, we'll never forget My Gold Mask, the incomparably nice and nifty duo from Chicaggo, when they make it on to the tips of everyone's tongues. We'll just wag our fingers and say, "hey, we knew them when...", and recall that one time, we ate grilled cheese sandwiches, Pringles, and bananas as a late night post-show meal together. Oh memories of CMJ '09.
The first of two late summer shows in NYC takes place at the flagship Phillip Lim store as part of Fashion's Night Out during Fashion Week on Friday, September 10, and the other locks in at Glasslands on Saturday, September 11. So go. You will not regret the decision.
The Fashion Week inclusion is appropriate for this band, as recently Gretta was recognized for being a trendsetter in rock fashion style by Blackbook Magazine, who said "Gretta Rochelle's fleshy voice ranges from milky to primal screams. Her look, much like her sound, is one part electro, one part witch-doctor, one part Indiana Jones adventuress, with face paint and wild eye makeup." Amazing!
Also, you're going to want to tune in to East Village Radio on Thursday, September 9, because no trip to NYC is complete for this couple without hitting up and high-fiving this hand. MGM will come on to Belly of the Beast (8-10pm ET) for an interview and special acoustic performance. If you find yourself strolling the streets of lower Manhattan, swing by the booth and give these kids a handshake. They deserve it.
mp3: My Gold Mask - All Up In The Air