So what does it take to become an indie buzz band these days? A quirky sound? An amusing band name? The support of the blog community? A great live show? All of the above? Perhaps I should address this question to the latest hype magnet, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. After going from unknowns to one of NYC’s most talked about underground bands, it is just a matter of time before the A&R feeding frenzy results in a label deal. CLHSY has several NYC-area dates over the next couple of months, giving us a few opportunities to see what the fuss is all about.
07.20.05 – Brooklyn, NY (Southpaw) w/ Dirty On Purpose, Dr. Dog
07.27.05 – New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) w/ Portion Control
08.10.05 – New York, NY (Seaport Music Festival) w/ Devotchka
08.17.05 – Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) w/ Magnolia Electric Co
09.09.05 – New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) w/ The National