Posted in To Do | music | tour dates on October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is finally upon us, with the height of the storm hitting around 6 PM. Like Sunday, mass transit is closed and almost everything is cancelled. We'll update this list throughout the day but, as far as we know, the only major show still happening in NYC tonight is Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg (though we expect a postponement announcement any minute) (Swans did play Bowery last night though). Swans is now postponed too.

Freddy's Bar says they're not closing and are even hosting an open mic.

Not sure if anyone is playing, but Pete's Candy Store "says Come & get us Sandy! We weren't afraid of Irene and we're not afraid of you! (but please don't hurt us) WE WILL BE OPEN TONIGHT. C'mon Over."

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo's show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has moved to Wednesday (10/31).

Luckily German band Fenster scheduled a lot of shows while they were here because their show last night at Shea Stadium was cancelled, and their one at Muchmore's tonight with Daytona and Hearsay & Hyperbole isn't happening either.

As mentioned yesterday, tonight's Brandi Carlile / Blitzen Trapper show at Beacon Theatre has been postponed.

Pat Kiernan Halloween trivia night at The Bell House is canceled.

John Legend's show at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclay's Center was postponed a while back for non-Sandy reasons.

Cake Shop's show (Sad Ladders, Meet Me in Norway, Sewing Machines) tonight is cancelled.

Joshua Radin & A Fine Frenzy at Best Buy Theater has been postponed.

Lee DeWyze at Highline Ballroom has been canceled.

Tonight's shows at Joe's Pub are canceled.

The Rock Shop is open, but tonight's show has been canceled.

Tonight's shows at The Stone are cancelled.

As you may remember, Jimmy Kimmel Live was to be live from Brooklyn this week. The rest of the week my happen but tonight will not. Tweets Jimmy, "Though it pains us to do it, JKLfrom #Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe."

Tonight's Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir show at Union Pool has been canceled.

Mercury Lounge is closed.
Pianos is closed.
Cake Shop is closed.
Union Hall is closed.
Brooklyn Bowl is closed.
S.O.B's is closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Death by Audio is closed.
The Studio at Webster Hall is closed.(which means Brokencyde is cancelled)

Arlene's Grocery is closed.
Iridium Jazz is closed
Both the Chelsea and East Village UCB Theatres are closed.

Tonight's Schnick or Treat comedy show at Littlefield has been postponed to 11/4.

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg is closed.

More coming.



Comments (20)

Really hoping they cancel or reschedule the Swans show. Bought a ticket months ago, but there's basically no way I can get there (and back) from Queens.

Posted by Dylan | October 29, 2012 11:25 AM

I love SWANS because Mike Gira is a tough guy who hates hipsters and plays in thunderstorms!

SWANS is a go for tonite at MHOW baby!

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 12:03 PM

The graphic of Slutty Halloween Sandy is epic.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 12:38 PM


Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:00 PM

Music hall employees cancelled, that is why the show is postponed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:01 PM

Mike Gira proved that he is really a pussy at heart.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:14 PM

You better shape up
'Cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up
You better understand
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left
Nothing left for me to do

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:16 PM

My Hurricane Survival checklist:

1. Candles (check)
2. AM radio (check)
3. Bottled sparkling water (check)
4. Kush (check)
5. 12 pack of pabst (check)
6. Multiple containers of sabra (check)
7. Pita triangles (check)

I believe that covers everything.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:24 PM

Does hummus go bad without refrigeration?
I need to know!

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:28 PM

^ I dunno, do vegetables rot without refrigeration?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:33 PM

Generally hummus will last for about 12 hours without refrigeration. But then it will turn a bit runny and the energy giving phyto-nutrients will start to lose potency. You should make preparations... Perhaps put it on ice in the freezer?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:41 PM

Hummus Guy: you have no idea the size of the hate-boner I have for your hummus suggestions. Perhaps eatabagodicks and go play in the hurricane?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 1:56 PM

if i lose power, how long will my hummus last unrefrigerated?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 3:39 PM

It will remain fresh for at least 6 hours...

After that, it gets a little strange.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2012 4:00 PM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by consulta ao spc e serasa | October 30, 2012 6:56 PM

the festival loses tons of appeal if they leave the polo grounds. the venue is why most people go!

Posted by Faster Download | November 18, 2012 1:53 PM

This band is great live and on record. Haters to the left, as my main man Kenneth Parcells would say.

Posted by Gnagen | January 21, 2013 3:39 PM

I think it's cool to have Olivia Newton-John who played as Sandy on Grease as part of the Hurricane Sandy image!I was even thrilled to know that Hurricane Sandy is named after me,too!And many more Sandys, for that matter!2012 made history for Sandy!

Posted by Sandy McDuffie | February 28, 2013 5:53 PM

freaking hurricane.

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