Todd P is the moniker of Indiana born, Todd Patrick, an organizer and promoter of underground DIY and indie rock shows and parties in and around Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint and the Lower East Side. Before relocating to the New York City area in 2001, Patrick founded and ran a successful all-ages rock club and art space in Portland, Oregon called Seventeen Nautical Miles.
In 2001 Patrick began organizing concerts in Brooklyn, New York under the name "Todd P", first at several lofts, and later in the upstairs lounge of the Cafe Right Bank in Williamsburg.
Patrick is widely acknowledged within the New York indie rock community for consistently selecting and attracting edgy musical performers for his concerts, as well as for working to organise events for apparently little financial gain. Patrick also has expressed a dedication to punk and D.I.Y. ethics in interviews.
Patrick has stated an interest in seeking out compelling bands and acts, coupled with an expressed loyalty to the ethics of D.I.Y punk rock. Traditionally, these ethics reject corporate influence, as well as a resistance to high ticket prices, velvet-rope elitism, v.i.p. policies, and publicity machine hype. Patrick frequently locates his events at all-ages and atypical venues, with the stated goal of fighting age discrimination.
Todd P arguably exerts influence in shaping the NYC and national indie rock scenes, given his role as an independent show organizer and a "tastemaker" in a region boasting both a huge concentration of "in-the-know" music fans, as well as the base offices of many of the press outlets who cover independent music.