Synth things to do in New York?

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Synth things to do in New York?

Post by madtheory » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:18 am

Hi folks. I'm going to NY for a week in June, and I'm looking for synthy things- gigs, exhibitions, museums, good shops. Any suggestions are very welcomed! :)

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:21 pm

Control in Brooklyn is a great shop, as for gigs there's heaps on all the time.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by madtheory » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:37 pm

Thanks. Any suggestions on where to check gig listings? Like good local stuff.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:01 pm

I'm not sure sorry, whenever I've been there I've just gone to the shows my friends knew were on.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by madtheory » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:03 pm

Cool. Can you remember the venues? Maybe I could check their listings.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:52 pm

The member, Joey, who used to post here quite often, lives in NYC.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by super_doraemon » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:09 pm

Go to Rogue. They have some cool vintage pieces in there right now. Then walk across the street to Armen's and experience the surreal sensation of being surrounded by hundreds of glorious vintage pieces but having no way to try them out.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by GuyaGuy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:42 pm

Ohmyrockness.com has listings.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 am

Joey lives in Berlin, now.

The last time I was in NYC, I visited The Analog Lab. It's an analog synth repair place run by Jeff Blenkinsopp, and it's truly amazing. When I was there, they had a PS-3300 and a Sonic V in addition to a million other things.
You have to make an appointment, though... 212-868-2492
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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:28 am

madtheory wrote:Cool. Can you remember the venues? Maybe I could check their listings.
Went to a few shows at Union Pool, also Death By Audio but that's gone now. I haven't been over there since 2012.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by bionary » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:38 am

They're not in New York, but threewavemusic.com in New Jersey is awesome.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by madtheory » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:33 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Joey lives in Berlin, now.

The last time I was in NYC, I visited The Analog Lab. It's an analog synth repair place run by Jeff Blenkinsopp, and it's truly amazing. When I was there, they had a PS-3300 and a Sonic V in addition to a million other things.
You have to make an appointment, though... 212-868-2492
Never heard of them til now. Just looking at their website. Wow! It is amazing. Lots of love there. Thanks!!
super_doraemon wrote:Go to Rogue. They have some cool vintage pieces in there right now. Then walk across the street to Armen's and experience the surreal sensation of being surrounded by hundreds of glorious vintage pieces but having no way to try them out.
I found a restaurant called Rogue? Found Armen's, cool thanks :)
GuyaGuy wrote:Ohmyrockness.com has listings.
Awesome thanks.

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:36 am

Three Waves is also a must! Tell Michael Roszhart I sent you!
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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by madtheory » Tue May 05, 2015 9:08 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Three Waves is also a must! Tell Michael Roszhart I sent you!
O wow. Thanks! That's a lot of stuff in great condition. I have to visit, if only to find out how they get the keyboards up so high :lol:

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Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Post by drawtippy » Tue May 05, 2015 10:29 pm

If you're out in Brooklyn:

https://www.memeantenna.com

Most "synthy" gigs will be happening out there as well.
Visit http://www.arttestmusic.com

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