Post-9/11 NYC was a music scene all its own, led by bands like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and LCD Soundsystem, among others. And music journalist Lizzy Goodman chronicled it in her 2017 book, “Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth And Rock And Roll In New York City 2001.”
Now, Goodman’s book gets the documentary treatment, thanks to Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, directors of the LCD Soundsystem doc “Shut Up And Play The Hits.” “Meet Me In The Bathroom” brings Goodman’s extensive research, including 200 original interviews, to the big screen in a visceral way. With concert footage and interviews from the period, Southern and Lovelace chart each band’s course through the decade and their legacy afterward.
Other musicians and bands referenced in “Bathroom” include The Moldy Peaches, Interpol, The Rapture, TV On The Radio, Ryan Adams, Vampire Weekend, and more.
“Meet Me In The Bathroom” premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival (read The Playlist’s review of the film here). The film gets a limited release in NYC/LA on November 4 before a one-night-only screening nationwide on November 8. Then the movie streams on Showtime, starting on November 25. Watch a trailer for “Meet Me In The Bathroom” below.