TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

I got back from NYC last Friday evening to some of the warmest nights I’ve ever experienced in LA. It’s truly been more than a wild Indian summer. To cool down I’m still listening to the sounds of the streets of New York. I’ve always loved the month of October in NYC. The Autumn brings out night owls, and oh how those night owls thrive in the Big Apple.

It comes down to reality / And it’s fine with me cause I’ve let it slide / I don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside / I don’t have any reasons / I left them all behind / I’m in a New York state of mind…

This week is the annual CMJ music festival in the city. Although the actual CMJ conference is not what it used to be, the lure of a gathering of indie rock tribes is still very appealing.

Due to scheduling, I’ll have to miss CMJ this year. No worries, because today I bring you an hour of Autumn in the Big Apple. It’s a sprinkling of sentimental classics and this year’s crop of young bands chasing their dreams in the city where night owls sing and stars shine and fall.

Here are 5 bands that might be worth checking out this weekend in NYC: Diet Cig, Balthazar, Car Seat Headrest, Elvis Depressedly, and Michael Rault.

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Diet Cig – Scene Sick

It’s a mad mad mad world.

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