For those who don't read the New Yorker, I was pleasantly surprised to see this in the Music and Nightlife section:
Avenue C at 2nd St. (No phone)—Feb. 24: Enablers, formerly based in San Francisco and now scattered across the country, deliver a compelling amalgam of spoken word and indie rock. The group, which got together seven years ago and includes veterans of Swans and June of ’44, performs songs with a loose, rambling feel that sometimes explode with guitar feedback and powerful drumming. What distinguishes Enablers is their lyricist-reader, the underground poet (and current Brooklynite) Pete Simonelli, who guides their musical forays with philosophical, sometimes gloomy, poetic narratives. (For more information, visit thestonenyc.com.)
Not bad for a guy who breaks other people's bats....