For longtime residents, New York is

For longtime residents, New York is

a place beating with a vibrant and explosive nightlife scene. For visitors, though, it can be a confusing maze of possibilities. Expertly boiling down the town's club atmosphere, however, is Shout! Pieced together from live music played at the Sunday-night Shout! social at Manhattan's Bar 13, the album sits like a tasty multi-course meal dipping into electronica, rockabilly, folk, and garage rock. Such under-the-radar bands as Vue, the Greenhornes, and the Witnesses contribute to Shout!—surely a bonus for those in search of the next Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Between Vue's "Pictures of Me" ("And it hurts/I know what I want") and the Greenhornes' "Good Times" ("We're begging for the good times"), the joys of staying out late in NYC come into focus.—SA