At DIY, we love finding people who are just as passionate about new music and giving artists a platform as we are. So, when we first chatted to New York blog-cum-promoter Alt Citizen, it seemed like a no-brainer to team up and do something exciting over in The Big Apple.
Having documented and helped shape the city’s scene for nearly a decade, founder Nasa Hadizadeh is undeniably one of NY’s most clued-up tastemakers. Regularly working with Cult Records and Strokes mainman Julian Casablancas, as far as credible backers go, hers are about as good as it gets.
We’ll be collaborating for a new, regular series of DIY x Alt Citizen nights at new venue The Broadway, with the first one launching in mere days (20 June to be precise) featuring Computer Magic, The Muckers and Nissa. Ahead of the show, get to know Alt Citizen a bit more, and then hotfoot it down to Brooklyn for an unmissable night of exciting new music.
Hey, Nasa! Tell us a bit about the concept of Alt Citizen.
Alt Citizen started in 2010 and we would cover live music and things to do around the town, creating this hub of interviews and reviews and this place that captures and documents New York City underground culture. All of our contributors are local artists and writers, so it’s a nice forum of what’s going on in the city. We had a gallery for a year, we’ve toured the country in a school bus doing showcases all over America and now we feel like New York City is really our place and every local band knows us.