Don’t risk missing this show: Read through to the jump for a link to advance-sale tickets
Cake Shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month by hosting shows featuring artists who have played the tiny but influential underground (literally and figuratively) Lower East Side club during that decade.
While most Cake Shop shows, including the #CS10 anniversary specials, are pay-at-the-door affairs, it seems that management made a wise choice to provide advance sale tickets for the gig on Friday, May 22, featuring Condo Fucks, a “Connecticut” band whose fictional bio offers clues for the uninitiated:
Eschewing such Condo Fucks originals as ‘Fuckin’ Gary Sandy’ and ‘Let’s Get Rid Of New Haven’, the trio – Georgia Condo (drums), Kid Condo (guitar), and James McNew (bass) – instead tear through covers of The Small Faces, Richard Hell, Beach Boys, Electric Eels, Troggs, Flaming Groovies and Slade classics in the style that previously won them so much acclaim from the Nutmeg State’s music journalists and radio programmers all those years ago.
Still not sure who these musicians are? You haven’t been paying attention. So shame on you.I’ve only seen them in their Condo Fucks guise once, at the old Maxwell’s in Hoboken. This show should be quite an event.
The support acts aren’t too shabby, either. Tara Key’s Louisville-based band Antietam has a strong reputation and a loyal following in the New York metro area. And my pals in the North Jersey-based chamber pop band Speed the Plough always give it their all.
This is a show you won’t want to miss. But if you don’t move quickly, you just might. Cake Shop is, to put it mildly, tiny — 150, according to a recent report by DNAInfo.com’s Lisha Arino.
Cake Shop has been in danger of closing a number of times over its 10-year history. Owners Nick and Andy Bodor have been seeking investors who can shell out at least $150,000 to keep the place going. According to DNAInfo’s Arino, they have one investor on board, but need more. Cake Shop has, however, made some changes, including revamping its website, that were mentioned as things that an investment would make possible in the letter the Bodor brothers issued when they started seeking investors.
Doors are at 8 p.m. at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., Manhattan. Tickets, $12, were still available as of the time of this post, for a mere $12 each, with no added service charge, by tapping or clicking here.