Our new friends from Stereocure, a music and art collective from New York and Ohio, hosted a traveling showcase all over the east coast displaying their incredibly talented bands' and DJ's. Although they were planning to just host one show at Muchmore's in Brooklyn, they actually held a surprise show on the same weekend at The Lab.
The first venue, Muchmore's, was started by a young lawyer named Andrew Muchmore who had some dough to spare and bought a space under his apartment in Williamsburg to transform it into a DIY venue for the young folks. The space is covered in street art, ranging from the jovial to the slightly macabre. The second venue, The Lab, had a quiet, cute lady with bangs and bottle cap glasses sitting at a small table in front of the venue. Why she was at the front of the venue seeing as the show was free, I have no clue, but she was cute so it didn't matter. Inside, the space's walls were covered in tchotchkes, art and graffiti — there was no doubt we were in Brooklyn.
Most of the attendees were college students clad in the plaid variety, primarily from Oberlin and NYU, the alma maters of the head honchos of Stereocure, Adam Hirsch and Jordan Alper. During each showcase, Stereocure projected visuals of abstracted colored forms that served as a great backdrop to the musicians that were strongly influenced by eclectic beat makers like Flying Lotus and J Dilla. All in all, the music suited the environment and vice versa.
The show was much like a musical circle jerk where all the musicians from Stereocure were extremely supportive of one another, displaying their excitement via head bopping, screaming and other unusual body movements. Their excitement was contagious, and as a result, I hope they do not remember me boogying in the back of the room instead of being the serious journalist that you all know that I am. But I digress. Please watch the video above for the TFBN Brooklyn experience. Please note the head boppin'. So much head boppin'.
We're very excited about our new friendship with Stereocure, so expect many more collaborations and music enjoyment to come!