Best Unnecessary but Totally Rad Use of the City's Money, Music Division (2008)

NEW YORK NOISE

The city government knows that even indie rockers need to be instilled with a sense of civic pride—after all, who else is gonna buy up those Williamsburg luxury condos? Hence NEW YORK NOISE, the weekly television show devoted to music videos, live footage, and high jinks from bands that ride the L train. Recent episodes featured Animal Collective eating cupcakes, My Favorite visiting the library, and the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players performing in their bedroom.

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