Subway karaoke, anyone?
October 15, 2013
It’s hard to go a day in New York City without stumbling upon at least one performer strumming a guitar or belting out a song inside a subway station. New York is famous for its subway musicians, some of which have even gotten famous themselves, much due to the MTA’s Music Under New York program.
Now, for those of you who have always wanted to experience what it’s like being one of those performers but lacked the guts or the means to try it, here’s your shot. On Wednesday, the New York Transit Museum will host one night of live band karaoke to celebrate their latest exhibition, Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, which runs through mid-January.
“The party will give visitors a chance to see a louder, groovier side of the Transit Museum,” said Eli Rumpf of the New York Transit Museum. “It will also showcase the fact that rather than simply a way to get around, the subways are a vital part of New York City life and lore.”
The exhibition and event will highlight just how much of an impact the transit system has on New York City culture. Groups from the Ramones to Simon & Garfunkel will have their album artwork showcased in Album Tracks, which displays work from over the course of three decades and every genre of music.
On top of this, the exhibit features a unique collection of behind-the-scenes footage from Michael Jackson’s famous music video, “Bad,” which was filmed at Downtown Brooklyn’s own Hoyt-Schermerhorn station.
The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick will be providing the live backing for the karaoke night, which will also feature vintage subway cars scattered throughout the museum where singers can pose for their very own album cover. Beer comes courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.
The event takes place Wednesday, October 16th from 6pm-9pm, and advanced tickets cost $10 for the public and $5 for members. For more information on the event or ticketing, click here.