After an amazing few days in Ithaca, we headed to the Big Apple! We braved the drive into New York City to play a gig at The Shrine, one of Harlem's most eclectic spots just down the street from storied venues like the Apollo and the Cotton Club. The night included some amazing local bands, including our friends Dreamt! We were lucky enough to have a group of friends from our alma mater (Lawrence University) make it down to the show, including part-time Porky vocalist Kati Abdul, who joined us for a couple of songs.
After funking our faces off, we celebrated Ilan's birthday by downing Jaeger bombs and making fools of ourselves on the dance floor. We spent the next night at Finnegan's Bar in Hoboken, NJ where the atmosphere was filled with the electricity of so many funky people getting down all night long. With the help of our hosts (the lovely Edelman family), we made many new friends and found a second home out east.