Pavement

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin: Live From Mister Sunday, July 20, 2014

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin live at Mister Sunday in Industry City on Sunday, July 20. Completely independent of the mixing desk, this set was captured by a microphone perched in a tree just off the dancefloor.

Dreams Coming True Tonight

When I was 13, I listened mostly to the radio. Entering the eighth grade, I became friends with a group of kids whose older brothers were going to UNC Chapel Hill, a beacon of indie rock then and now. Because of the college town’s stalwart venue Cat’s Cradle and labels like Merge, kids leaving little towns in the south like mine could get exposed to high-quality music and in turn send it back home for the younger ears to feed on.

Pavement was the first thing to catch my ear in those roundabout dispatches, my main entry point to indie rock and non-commercial music in general. Their music was immediately accessible, full of hooks but with a spirit that wasn’t definable. I spent the next six years memorizing their absurd lyrics and trying, unsuccessfully to see them live, unbelievably bummed when I found out (as an intern at their home label, Matador Records, no less) that they were breaking up. I’d missed my chance to see my favorite band live.

But now, more than ten years later, I’ve got tickets in hand to go and see them with Eamon and our friend and MSN blog writer Eli Dvorkin tonight in Central Park, and from all reports they’re as good as they ever were back then. If you don’t have tickets, it’s beyond easy to get one even though they’re sold out. People were supposedly selling them outside the venue for half of face value, and they’re up on Craigslist for super cheap. And if you can’t go tonight, fear not! They’re playing tomorrow and Friday.

picture from last night’s show via Brooklyn Vegan

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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Sunday, August 5th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, August 12th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, August 19th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, August 27th // Mister Sunday with Anthony Naples and DJ Python // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, August 27th // London Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at York Hall // Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green // £8 early birds, £12 after // advance tickets

    Thursday, August 31st // Justin Carter and Eamon at Dimensions Festival // Pula, Croatia

    Friday, September 1st // Justin Carter solo at Obonjan // Obonjan, Croatia

    Sunday, September 3rd // Mister Sunday Labor Day Special with Eamon Harkin all day long // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, September 10th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter solo all day // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, September 17th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, September 24th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and special guest Denis Sulta // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20