I'd say a good 90% of New York is bullshit hype. You know, there's so much to do that you just hear how great things are, how delicious something is, how somewhere is the best or etc. etc. etc. It's all bullshit. SO forget the hype, do yourself a favor and go to Roots N' Ruckus at Jalopy. It's good ol' fashioned music. Fuck digital, fuck analogue, go live, my friend, go live and prosper.
I had a blast!