((Features)) - Oh My Rockness

Just Announced
February 26, 2015
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

2/27 Luke Temple, Star Rover, Girls and God, Booker Stardrum @ Pioneer Works
2/28 Scrapers, Couch Slut, Chain Gang Grave, The Gentlemen @ 538 Johnson Avenue
3/02 Cannibal Ox, GZA, Freeway, G-Jet @ The Studio at Webster Hall
3/06 Death Vessel, Matt Sucich, Summer Underground @ Chelsea Market
3/07 Johnny Aries, Crazy and The Brains, Fat Heaven @ ALPHAVILLE.
3/07 Ski Lodge, Life Size Maps, Mirror Kisses, Soft Spot, Love Spread @ Nola Darling
3/10 Jesse Boykins III, Lion Babe, OSHUN, Kandance Springs @ Baby's All Right
3/11 The Airborne Toxic Event @ Warsaw
3/19 Janeane Garofalo, Sara Benincasa, Lizz Winstead, and more! @ The Bell House
3/20 Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
3/23 Erik Hassle @ Pianos
3/24 William Fitzsimmons, Denison Witmer @ City Winery
3/24 The Everyothers, The Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Tenterhooks @ The Rock Shop
3/25 Tove Lo @ Highline Ballroom
3/25 Action Bronson @ Terminal 5
3/26 Told Slant, Free Cake For Every Creature, Florist, Trace Mountains @ Shea Stadium
3/27 Hallelujah the Hills, Adam Schatz (of Landlady) @ The Bell House
3/28 Kool Keith (Lucky Bears Foot) @ Joe's Pub
3/28 Hannibal Buress @ The Wellmont Theatre
3/31 Years and Years @ (le) poisson rouge
4/02 Fat White Family @ Mercury Lounge
4/03 Avan Lava @ Bowery Ballroom
4/04 Perfect Pussy, So Stressed, Wreck and Reference, Laced @ Baby's All Right
4/04 Gods and Monsters @ Rough Trade
4/07 The London Souls @ Bowery Ballroom
4/08 Night Terrors of 1927 @ Mercury Lounge
4/10 Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Robert Millis @ Union Pool
4/11 William Elliot Whitmore @ Rough Trade
4/16 Trans Am @ Baby's All Right
4/16 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Cameo Gallery
4/17 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Cameo Gallery
4/18 Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Remy Banks @ Best Buy Theater
4/18 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Cameo Gallery
4/18 Seoul, Ballet School @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
4/19 Squarepusher @ Webster Hall
4/23 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Union Pool
4/24 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Union Pool
4/25 Wray, Mobile Steam Unit @ Baby's All Right
4/25 The Juan Maclean (live) @ Union Pool
4/26 Repulsion @ Saint Vitus Bar
4/27 Ben Folds @ Bowery Ballroom
4/28 iLoveMakonnen @ Bowery Ballroom
4/28 Ben Folds, yMusic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/29 Shy Girls, Tei Shi, Young Ejecta @ Bowery Ballroom
4/29 iLoveMakonnen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 Blockhead, Mono/Poly, Ellie Herring @ Good Room
4/30 Fat White Family @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/30 Four Tet, Floating Points @ Output
4/30 Kool A.D. @ Santos Party House
4/30 Ben Folds, yMusic @ Town Hall
5/08 High Highs @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
5/09 Exmag, Pomo, M!NT @ Bowery Ballroom
5/10 Smallpools, Grizfolk, Vinyl Theatre @ Bowery Ballroom
5/11 Azealia Banks @ Irving Plaza
5/11 Passion Pit, HolyChild @ Kings Theatre
5/13 Tennis @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/16 A Place to Bury Strangers @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
5/16 Tennis @ Mercury Lounge
5/16 The Feelies @ The Bell House
5/22 Face to Face @ Bowery Ballroom
5/23 Face to Face @ Bowery Ballroom
5/24 Face to Face @ Bowery Ballroom
5/27 Pixies, John Grant (of The Czars) @ Beacon Theater
5/28 Pixies, John Grant (of The Czars) @ Kings Theatre
5/28 Patrick Watson, The Low Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/29 Rone, FaltyDL @ Good Room
5/31 Ed Sheeran @ Barclays Center
6/03 The Tallest Man On Earth @ Beacon Theater
6/04 The Zoltars @ Union Pool
6/11 Lower Dens @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/16 Damien Rice @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)
6/18 Black Milk @ The Studio at Webster Hall
6/19 Bahamas @ Irving Plaza
6/20 Cathedrals @ (le) poisson rouge
6/21 OM @ Saint Vitus Bar
6/29 Sloan @ Rough Trade
7/06 Mudhoney, Pampers @ Bowery Ballroom
7/12 Mudhoney, Obits @ The Bell House
8/04 J. Cole @ Madison Square Garden
8/04 The Avengers @ The Bell House
8/12 Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)
10/17 Overkill, Symphony X, Sanctuary @ Terminal 5
AND MORE...

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Recommended Show
February 26, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara

There are good shows this week and there are bad shows this week. Which kind of show do you prefer we discuss together? If you vote for bad, perhaps you’d be more comfortable procrastinating on some other leading alt music blob. If you vote for good, I like your style and I’m happy to slide over and make some room for you because in the end, goodness always wins. Every. Single. Time.

These Are. The Best Shows. This Week. So help me BLOB.

Forever and Ever.

Amen.

Thursday - February 26th, 2015 A.D.

GOOD NIGHT! (not to be confused with GOODNIGHT - which is what this year’s Snore By Snore West Fest is shaping up to be - but not really - I just wanted an excuse to link to our SXSW site - please tell me not my faults for I already know them.)

YES. Sleater-Kinney play Terminal 5 (and tomorrow too). Both of these shows are sold-out because *it’s Sleater-Kinney* so I hope you have a ticket or don’t care about Sleater-Kinney. And if you don’t care about Sleater-Kinney, I guess I don’t always 1000000% get you but it’s cool. You do you. One world. One love. Imagine. Peace. Hope.

Swami John Reis (of Drive Like The Crypt of Hot Snakes) & The Blind Shake (of The Blind Shake) and The So So Glos play Mercury Lounge. Careful readers may have noticed the band played last night at Saint Vitus too. Please be advise - no matter what their professional CV suggests - punk rock this is NOT. Hey, Mama! I wanna go surfing!

Legendary underground experimental noise sorcerers Swans play Bowery Ballroom. If you have never been to a Swans show it is a TRIP. But be sure to look alive out there and never EVER turn your back to the pit.

Euphoric instrumental post-rockers This Will Destroy You play Saint Vitus (and Friday too). There shall be climaxes. There shall be crescendos. There shall be shimmers. There shall be Explosions in the Sky meets Mogwai......... a few years later.

Yung Lean plays a FREE show (if you RSVP’d) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and during the darkest hour of my worst day I sometimes feel like I don’t care what a teenage rapper from Sweden has to say.

Other notable shows = Solids at Cake Shop + ONWE at Palisades + Heeney at Pianos + PC Worship at Shea Stadium + The Gaslight Anthem at Webster Hall

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Friday - February 27th, 2015 A.D.

San Francisco’s The Dodos play Music Hall of Williamsburg. It’s hard to believe this duo has been banging out the magic for ten years now. Ten. Years. Time, you tricky, tricky dick.

The forever excellent Radical Dads celebrate their new album with a party at Shea Stadium and they invited Dead Stars + Life Size Maps + Left & Right to help them celebrate. 4 good bands - 1 bill. I think you know what you need to do.

DFA + NYC’s Museum of Love (not to be confused with NYC’s The Museum of Sex) play Bowery Ballroom with Oneida (an original Rockness fav) and Blondes. Let’s get dance-y. Let’s get drone-y. Let’s cast our fate to the whims of the wind, y’all.

Other notable shows = Sleater-Kinney at Terminal 5 + This Will Destroy You and Sannhet at Saint Vitus + Obey City (FREE) at Baby’s All Right + Have Mercy (FREE) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar + 2:54 and Honeyblood at Rough Trade

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Saturday - February 28th, 2015 A.D.

It’s hard to fuck up a free show but tonight at Brooklyn Night Bazaar goes above and beyond. Wolf Alice + Sunflower Bean + Lazyeyes + Palehound all would like to play their good songs for you…... for FREE. Is that more than you’re prepared to spend? I. Think. Not.

Chicago’s Disappears play Rough Trade and though they have received a lot of love over the years I’m still gonna go ahead and proclaim them as one of the more underrated bands out there. If I didn’t make such proclamations now and then what’s the point of having a music blob? But this time, I mean it. Shimmering post-something GOODNESS.

Murder By Death + O’Death play Bowery Ballroom (and Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg). Thou shalt not kill.

Other notable shows = Kristeen Young at Baby’s All Right + Jukebox the Ghost at Irving Plaza + Screaming Females (twice) at Knitting Factory + LVL UP at Shea Stadium + Demetri Martin at Town Hall + The Casual Dots at Union Pool

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Sunday - March 1st, 2015 A.D.

MARCH! WE DID IT! YAY! WE DID IT! WINTER’S OVER! JK. Everybody knows March is the biggest fake-out. But we’re getting closer to the goodness, girl. Oh, so much closer to the goodness of spring.

The Juliana Hatfield Three (and Potty Mouth!) play Bowery Ballroom. And unlike the character in Juliana’s most famous song, I like my sister - she’s 10000% not a bitch. I should really call her more than once a year.

L.A.’s Corners play Baby’s All Right and they play post-something synth punk that’s definitely not recommended for fans of circles. Way to go out this week with a LAME, Blobness. LAME LAME YOU’RE DEAD HOLDING YOUR HEAD.

Other notable shows = HBOGO + Amazon Prime + Hulu Plus + Netflix

SEE ALL OF OUR SUNDAY PICKS

Thanks for reading all the way to the end again this week. Even though I wrote this feature in record time please remember that these recommendations are real and last forever...and everything I do... I do it…. 4 U.

One World. One Love. Imagine. Peace. Hope.

Forever and Ever.

Amen.

Contests & Giveaways
February 24, 2015
Broods

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see BROODS with ERIK HASSLE at Irving Plaza on Wednesday, March 25!


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Contests & Giveaways
February 24, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS at Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday, March 10!

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Contests & Giveaways
February 24, 2015
Commonkings

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see COMMON KINGS with GROUND SWELL and NEW KINGSTON at Gramercy Theatre on Thursday, March 5!


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February 24, 2015
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Contests & Giveaways
February 24, 2015
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES and WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, March 4!

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