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Friday, January 10, 2014

Last night, I went to see gorgeous singer/songwriter Nicole Collins perform at Sidewalk Cafe.

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Nicole and her guitar player.

When she’s not on stage, Nicole is the director of communications at ProPublica, MrB’s organization. That job apparently attracts musical people!  In 2012, I went to see former communications director Mike Webb perform in Brooklyn.

Here’s Nicole performing one of her songs, “The Edge.”

I wore a vintage Moschino jacket that hasn’t appeared on the blog since 2008.

grafittiWhat Wendy Wore
Jacket: Vintage Moschino (purchased in 2007)
T-shirt: Splendid
Jeans: Acne (2008-ish)
Shoes: Prada (2012)
Purse: YSL (2013)

After Nicole played, a trio called Swampboots performed. They were a lot of fun. You never know what kind of cool musical act you’ll stumble across in New York. Sidewalk Cafe is on Avenue A at East 6th Street. It’s been around for nearly 30 years and is just a few blocks away from the site of the now-closed Life Cafe, which was made famous outside New York by the musical Rent. If you’re a Rent fanatic, looking for a little bit of that neighborhood vibe, swing by Sidewalk Cafe. From there, you can walk over to another place that dates back to before the neighborhood was gentrified: the occult store Enchantments, which is on East 9th Street, between Avenue A and 1st Avenue. Go to the counter in the back and get a custom-made candle spell. In addition to curing your woes with magick, the candles smell nice and look pretty. Years ago, I got a bottle of inspiration there. I think it worked!

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2 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Music at Sidewalk Cafe”

  1. Suz says:

    I love that jacket :) Actually with the shiny red shoes, you have a Dorothy via the East Village thing goin on.

    Was Enchantments called the Magical Child at some point? I think my friend used to drag me in there for luv spell stuff. Its nice to know some things survived. I liked Life Cafe but am sorta eh on Rent. Never saw it (although had the chance and went to the same school as the guy who wrote it. And now I feel a bit guilty…)

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Hmmm, I don’t know! It’s been Enchantments since the ’90s for sure. There used to be more stores like it. Maybe Magical Child was another one?