Harlem, still a buzz band

Post Author: , Madalyn Baldanzi

Harlem played Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, February 10. But let’s revisit the distant past.

Outside of Don Pedro’s bar, between the hours of 10pm and 4am on a cold day at the end of October inside the Colt 45-paid-for stretch SUV limo, an editor for Impose attacked the free mini bar with some strangers.

“In a band, called Harlem,” said one of them, between droughts of Margarita glasses rung with cocaine.

“Harlem?” asked the editor, after a double-fisted quadruple shot of Patron. “You guys are a buzz band.”

This was true between the hours of 10pm and 4am on October 25, 2009.

“A buzz band,” repeated the buzzed dude.

Perhaps the Austin dudes are still a buzz band, who knows. We like their scruffy, jangly tunes. And last night, the dudes kept it real, in a “blizzard,” no less.

Still a buzz band.