N/UM is a New York minimal, house & techno influenced live composition trio. The band members include Jeremy Loucas – drum machines, samples, mixing // Emil Bovbjerg – synths, vocals // Elias Meister – guitar, bass.

Being their home city, we asked them to name their 5 top places to catch live music in New York City.

The Stone

The Stone is located on Avenue C in the East Village. It was started by renowned composer and musician John Zorn and runs (some might say miraculously) as a non-profit. The place is all about music and has some of the best curation in the city. They serve no refreshments, no food, no merchandise, just music. It is always $20 to get in and all the money goes straight to the musicians. Some great musical memories from this place. The moment you step in here you feel such a focus on the art itself without the salesmanship and the glitter. It’s a corporate-free little bubble. Sadly this location is having to close in February 2018 but that’s just the nature of the city and The Stone will either relocate or live on in some form elsewhere.


That brings us to Elsewhere. This venue opened just a few weeks ago in Bushwick. It is owned and run by dear friends of ours and really promises to be an important place for live music. Elsewhere took several years to reach completion and all that hard work is just so admirable and shows that this place is in it for the long term and is very serious about bringing live music in the best way possible. It has a few different size rooms and apparently a pretty glorious roof too, opening up in the spring.

The Subway

The subway is full of performers. The quality is very varied of course but you can run into really great music down there.

Village Vanguard

The tiny triangular room still rumbles when the subway passes underneath, has the best sound and perhaps the best programming in the world for jazz and other improvised music. Bands or artists play 6 day engagements and the Vanguard Orchestra plays every Monday.

The National Sawdust

The National Sawdust is very forward thinking both in its design and its programming. The place sounds great and is just a great venue to see shows a bit out of the ordinary.

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