With influences like Elliott Smith and My Bloody Valentine, Ambulance LTD is taking a chance, especially in this city, with music that's a little bit off the beaten from what we are used to. But not so different that it's not falling under the indie rock category. They have been known to pack houses, start sets with instrumentals and have surely dazzled even the most disaffected looking hipster with their slightly obscure-lyrics and melodic tunes. There's a spectrum here in the music world, and they are spanning it and breaking beyond any boundaries that were previously set. The guys were even kind enough to let us ask them some questions this week...let's hear it for brevity!

What is your first conscious memory of living in New York?

Cindy Adams taking me to Serendipity for iced hot chocolate on my twelfth birthday.

What is your favorite place to drink in NYC? What’s the best night of the week to go out in the city?

119 IRVING STREET, Shabbat.

Do you think your New York connection shows in your music? If so, how?


Now its time for some fill-in-the-blank action:

“You know you’ve made it when….”

Billy Joel invites you out to his summer house in the hamptons.

“It’ll be time to pack up the gear for good when….”

Billy Joel invites you out to his summer house in the hamptons.

“I’ll never forget the first time I….”

Went to Billy Joel’s summer house in the hamptons.

And finally, lets have some fun with word association. Give me your immediate feelings on the following (if you’ve got no discernable feelings, make something up that won’t embarrass you in the morning):


Lakers east


Mike Piazza’ s a homo


Jamie Lynn

Bridge & Tunnel

A number of bridges and tunnels provide commuters from the outer boroughs and New Jersey with access to the island of Manhattan. Some examples of these bridges and tunnels are: The Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, The Verrazano Bridge, The 59th Street Bridge, The Williamsburg Bridge, The Tri-borough Bridge, The George Washington Bridge, The Lincoln Tunnel, The Holland Tunnel, The Midtown Tunnel, and The Battery Tunnel.

The Darkness


Times Square

shit box

Bloomberg/Smoking Ban/Noise Laws

Narsicism, Nepitism, good living.

A few quickies on the music tip:

Who would be in your ultimate music supergroup, your all-star Olympic team of rock?

Vinnie Colaiuta, Toots Theilsman, Sneeky Pete, Rick Wakeman, Rob Halford

What was the first/last album you bought on the day it was released?

First- use you illusion I / Last- use your illusion II

Catch Ambulance LTD TONIGHT @ Pier 54 with Guided By Voices. Show starts @ 7pm!

After that the band goes on tour with another Gothamist favorite the Killers