So I go down to the Village and am greeted by the triangular Village Cigar Store that sits across from the subway entrances at Christopher St. I proceed to explore the record stores in the area: Rebel Rebel, some store I don't remember the name of with an incredible 45's collection... and of course, Bleeker St. Records. At Bleeker St. Records I locate and purchase the Gluecifer album Riding the Tiger. I've been singing the praises of this band forever and finally decided to buy an album of theirs. I also picked up copies of the The Village Voice, The New York Press, and The Onion.
I've been listening to Gluecifer non-stop in my little blue friend. So I head back down to Christopher St. and decide to pop in the Starbucks for a couple of triple espressos (yes that's six shots of espresso, my knees are trembling). I hope back on the subway and head uptown, not really heading anywhere. I figure I'd ride up to Times Square and roam around until I figured out something to do, maybe check on that John Leguizamo show. I'm sitting on the train flipping through my collection of alt-weeklies which, all are a week old. I check out the vnues advertisements to see who's palying around NYC tonight. Under CBGB's, they have listed all the old acts that played in the past week and down at the bottom, they have a small section of "Coming soon" shows. The very first one says "11/19 Weedeater/Glucifer" [sic].
I get off at the next station and run up the stairs to the sidewalk and yank my cell phone out. I find CBGB's phone number in the advertisement and dial it.
Me: Is Gluecifer playing there tonight?!?!?!
Girl: No, they cancelled their tour.
What the fuck? It never fails. White Stripes played here last night, Gluecifer is supposed to play here tonight but cancelled their whole GODDAMN TOUR. Rainer Maria plays here this weekend. Nashville Pussy in two weeks.
And so it goes. The great tradition continues.
A sad scene in a dimlit room
A broken promise and a hint of doom
Keys turned at the final gate
The door of love became the door of hate
And I thought I had a ticket to ride but the ride it didn't last
'Cause the game was kinda tricky now you're belonging to the past
EDIT: I just checked Pollstar.com to see what else might be going on in the city tongiht. Apparently the White Stripes are playing tonight as well. Of course, I bet it's sold out. If they can sell out Columbus, selling out NYC is a no-brainer.