The Oral History of NYC Rock n' Roll in the 2000s Is Being Adapted into a Docuseries

Lizzy Goodman's Book, Meet Me in the Bathroom Came Out Earlier This Year

By Sam Eichner ·
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Music journalist Lizzy Goodman's over 600-page-long oral history of the rock revival in New York City, from 2001-2011, ushered in by the likes of The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem, is getting the documentary treatment, Variety reports. The four-part miniseries will be directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, who previously directed the LCD Soundsystem concert film, Shut Up and Play the Hits.

Goodman's unputdownable book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, is a comprehensive piece of music scholarship, tackling the rebirth of the rock scene in New York in the aughts from almost every conceivable angle, with a myriad of voices—producers, artists, bloggers, record execs, critics and more. As much as it's a history of several of the eras biggest bands, it also serves as a cultural history of a city in flux, post-9/11, and a music industry in great decline. 

Naturally, I'm still holding out for a scripted series about this particular moment in time (maybe like Vinyl, but with less bombast, and an equal amount of cocaine). In the meantime, though, this should be pretty damn good.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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