Mr. Dream: Short, Fast and Prickly
Where:South Street Seaport
When:July 16, 1-11:59 p.m.
Nick Sylvester, the founding writer of Thirteen.org’s “Riff City” music column, plays drums in a band called Mr. Dream — described by current “Riff City” writer Jessica Suarez as “short, fast and prickly.” Suarez says Sylvester is in the vein of Chicago-based recording legend Steve Albini’s oeuvre.
Mr. Dream is scheduled to play the upcoming Village Voice-created 4Knots Music Festival — formerly Siren Music Festival — which puts him in an interesting position as a scandalized ex-Voice writer. Sylvester sat down with Suarez to discuss recording techniques, summer festivals and bosses.