If you weren't blonde enough to make it to Julia Allison's 27 and Still Single extravaganza last night, there was the free Apes & Androids show at Hiro Ballroom. There was no caffeine-infused vodka, alas, but for an hour the Hiro Ballroom was offering free warm beer. It was classy.
Like Julia, Apes & Androids have a crazy live show. But instead of attempts at demonstrating embryonic self-awareness, they entertain with confetti, glow sticks and David Bowie make-up. The band had everyone dancing unironically.
On a Thursday night, there are only so many free events for fans of small electro/pop bands with good live acts. However big New York gets, it'll always be a small town. I saw a girl from high school and a kid from my Birthright trip. Growing up in Westchester, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other, but still.
I also saw College Humor honcho Ricky Van Veen, who asked that I create a special adjective for him when referencing him on Gawker. In exchange: all the College Humor t-shirts I could ask for. We agreed on "always-Conversed" because Ricky 2 Vs is always rocking out in Converses. And nothing says casual millionaire (or cool high school civics teacher) like a pair of Chucks.
Ex-College Humor colleague Zach Klein was also there. He and I didn't talk enough to settle on an adjective for him, but I'll say this: his hair is always worth discussing.