Best Place to Become One With Your Accordion - 2010
Look, if it's hip enough for They Might Be Giants, Los Lobos, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Astor Piazzolla, and hundreds of Cajun musicians, why resist strapping an accordion across your chest? You have even less of an excuse if you can buy one, service it, and learn how to play it all in the same place. The brainchild of German immigrant Walter Kuhr, Main Squeeze has been a Lower East Side fixture since 1996, and it counts the Giants and Weird Al among its clients. Need accessories like a mic, strap, or carrying case, or maybe some CDs, books, sheet music, and videos of accordion music? Main Squeeze has all of it, plus items even the jaded, seen-it-all squeeze-box fan couldn't scoff at: accordion-themed ties, cuff links, money clips, light-switch plates, and postcards, along with a wintertime mini flea market featuring other novelties. Consider your Christmas shopping over now.