Atrocity Exhibition – Year One


New York has been long known for its music. In the city that never sleeps, you might as well go see all the live music you can. Atrocity Exhibition is a monthly show at The Cobra Club in Brooklyn. It’s a one stop shop for all things – coffee, yoga and music. The Atrocity Exhibition gathering is particularly exceptional because of its eclectic nature. You get a wide variety of genres on any given night – the post-punk, shoegaze and singer/songwriter just to name a few. However, this isn’t just a local affair. Bands from all over are getting in on this small venue event.

The true benefit is to the audience. Sure, we all like going to shows. We know we like a particular band, so we support them live, but that begins to get monotonous. Where’s the adventure? Where’s the spark of hearing your new favorite song for the first time? Atrocity Exhibition is giving bands the chance to find an audience – and it’s giving the audience the chance to hear their new favorite band.

The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Brooklyn to hear these bands. They’ve released a compilation of the bands they’ve showed in their first year. It’s a taste of what has been and what is hopefully to continue. These songs are well-crafted and instrumentally driven with lyrics that will speak to your soul, or at least remind you that life is too short to not have a good time.

While you don’t have to go to Brooklyn to hear these bands, hearing an album is usually no match for hearing it live and feeling that energy. Your next (or first) trip to New York should be around the fourth Saturday of the month. That’s where you’ll find the latest groups part of Atrocity Exhibition and possibly your new favorite band.

Check out Atrocity Exhibition’s “Year One” compilation below:

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