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Anamanaguchi, G&J, And More Play A Sweaty Show At Silent Barn

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Photos by Emi Spicer & Marjorie Becker

Layers of rock-hard ice continued to freeze over the cold pavement of Wyckoff Avenue in New York City’s northeastern borough of Queens last Saturday night. But unbeknownst to many of the sleepy street’s residents, an environment entirely opposite had briefly come into being at Silent Barn, the area’s premiere DIY music hideaway. The air was visibly thick as a rowdy all-ages crowd piled into the graffiti-filled concert/living space which also serves as the permanent home of NYC indie arcade Babycastles.

Glasses fogged up, a window shattered and a giant cyborg teddy bear crowd-surfed as local chiptune rockers Anamanaguchi, along with an unprecedented lineup that included Nullsleep, Starscream, George & Jonathan and the J. Arthur Keenes Band turned the Ridgewood venue into a sweat-slicked bedlam of unrestrained, microprocessor-powered hysteria.

See the full write-up, plus a boat load of photos on Motherboard.

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