Sweet Bulbs, Midnight Magic, and Mr. Dream Play Columbia For Free This Friday


Our pal Nick Sylvester passes along the info and flyer for a show he’s curating with Columbia and Barnard’s WBAR radio station, featuring his own band, the Best of New York-garlanded Mr. Dream, along with recent YIMBY honorees (and in-house SOTC favorites) Sweet Bulbs, the ex-Hercules and Love Affair disco outfit Midnight Magic, local punks Sleepies, and the suitably psychedelically named Amen Dunes. Friday in Columbia’s Hewitt Dining Hall, doors at 8 p.m., and free to all. It’s like the reincarnation of those charmingly lo-fi shows that happen all the time at colleges all across this country and hardly ever in NYC, where college bands just go ahead and become Vampire Weekend instead. Seriously though, Sweet Bulbs:

That’s Liz Pelly’s footage from her 171 Lombardy Mischief Night party, which was later raided by the NYPD, thus forcing Dom to play in the kitchen of the nearby Silent Barn. Our money says the cops leave Columbia alone though, so rest easy.