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My name is Nick Sonderup. I work in advertising by day. I used to play in a band by night. After that fell apart, I went and saw other people’s bands for 100 consecutive nights, instead. This blog is a full account of those 100 days (from 1/23/09 – 5/2/09), and other observations along the way. I hope you enjoy it. It was a fun, exciting, liberating, empowering and insane ride.

Contact me here if you’d like to say hi, or talk about the project: 100bandsin100days@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter: 100bands100days

Here’s the press I got:

I hope he owns earplugs… USA Today (POP Candy blog)

Seeing 100 Bands in 100 Days Blackbook magazine

The First Hundred Days The L Magazine

The Wrens (and friend) & Amazing Baby @ The Bell House, Brooklyn Vegan

Could you see 100 bands in 100 nights? MusicRadar.com

The 100 Club First Touch Online

100 Bands, 100 Days AMNew York blog

NYC Man Vows to See 100 Bands in 100 Days… Prefixmag.com

100 Bands in 100 Days LimeWire Music Blog

Daily Picture:

I decided it would be fun to see the physical toll this project takes on me and started taking a picture a day on Day 28. Enjoy…watching me physically destroy what’s left of my youthful looks.

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Random stats from the 100 days:

Best: 100 Bands in 100 Days Final show

Second Best: The Wrens @ The Bell House and Public Enemy @ BB King (TIE)

Worst: Mother/Father @ Arlene’s Grocery and The Violens @ Santos Party House (TIE)

Biggest surprise: The Answer @ Mercury Lounge

Biggest disappointment: Annuals @ Bowery Ballroom

Most bizarre: Of Montreal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Bands from New York: 43

Bands from the UK: 13

Bands from Canada: 10

Bands from Maine: 1

Earplugs lost: 8 (4 sets)

Approx. hours of music: 1030

Approx. hangovers: 33

Musicians met: 68

Actual number of bands seen: 137

Friend attendance: 53

Jeremy E (10)
Sunshine (8)
Al R (8)
Ryan T (5)
Lance R (4)
Thomas B (4)
Lauren E (4)
James M (4)
Allison K (3)
Jolina H (3)
Scott H (4)
Josh D (6)
Eugenie M (3)
Francis G (4)
Charlie G (2)
Eric S (3)
Ben (3)
Erin (3)
Kurt L (2)
Foster K
Jim D
Kelly M
Christina R
Alan B (2)
Laura B (2)
Rob M (2)
Joey V
Suife
Andy F (2)
Bekah S
Jon Z
Karen S
Christina D
Matt Z (4)
Thiago
Danny B (2)
Ricardo V (2)
Steve R
Johnny W (2)
Nabeel
Olivia (2)
Dana
Bronwen
Kelly D (2)
Casey B (2)
Gary V
Alison H (2)
Scott R

My stamp collection…

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I will still be posting Tweets. Just not every day. 100twitter

Become a fan of 100 Bands on Facebook

I used to do a Recap Show on WK Radio (radio.wk.com). All the shows can be downloaded as podcasts from iTunes. Search “WK Radio”

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