Either way, we first wanted to tell you about where you'll be watching your next concert.
Meet Grand Central, a new lair of live music and so-hip-nobody-knows-about-them cultural events, now fully open downtown.
Brought to you by the folks behind Poplife (the event-promoting outfit that introduced you to acts like Le Tigre, Peaches and MIA), Grand Central is a no-frills space where you'll go to soak up the latest indie band from New York or that obscure Scandinavian DJ with the tattoos.
Like we said, it's nothing fancy: a big space with a few bars and the usual well and bottled-beer offerings. But it could be the perfect backdrop to a night spent shoulder-to-shoulder with hipsters, gallerinas and mustachioed downtowners (generally speaking, the more facial hair, the better the party).
In June they'll have the up-and-coming band Surfer Blood, and this Sunday they'll be featuring a film made by the band Animal Collective—which is officially described as "a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral, immersive experience."
In other words: pre-party.