New York, a city that never sleeps, is a continuous cycle of haste, clamor, and laughter or melancholy. It resembles a rushing train with an inconsistent daily schedule and destination. Occasionally, the trains may be delayed and are forced to change their route. Carrying hundreds of passengers, all with different backgrounds, cultures and interests, they all have their own way to keep themselves occupied. Some either sleep, read, play video games, listen to music or gaze around. Others make a living in the trains by either dancing, singing, selling electronics or simply flipping over their Yankee hats and begging for money.
After New York based rockers ”Atomic Tom” supposedly became victims of theft that left the band without instruments, they turned to using musical instrument iPhone applications. Last week, the Brooklyn-based band performed in the NYC Subway using the Pocket Guitar, Drum Meister and the Virtuoso Piano apps to transform the B train into a rock concert.
This was caught on camera and the video clip is already number one on today’s top 20 viral video chart. Of course this is not the first video showcasing musicians leveraging the iPhone apps to play songs. We all remember the viral video that had garnered almost four million views on YouTube of a young girl who played Lady Gaga’s “Pocker Face” using the musical instrument iPhone Apps. But the video clip of the rock band, “Atomic Tom” is the first one to take it to the subways of the Big Apple.