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Contests & Giveaways
November 24, 2015

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see SLAVES (UK) at Rough Trade on Wednesday, December 9th!

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Contests & Giveaways
November 24, 2015

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see THE PAPER KITES with OLD MAN CANYON at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, December 8th!

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Contests & Giveaways
November 24, 2015

We have a pair of tickets to give away to The 2nd Annual Talent Show presented by The Ally Coalition and Above Average at New World Stages on Tuesday, December 1st!

The event will benefit New Alternative's work with LGBTQ youth in New York City and will feature performances by BLEACHERS, SARA BAREILLES, LENA DUNHAM, FRED ARMISEN, MIKE BIRBIGLIA, ELLE KING, JD SAMSON (DJ Set) and many more!

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Recommended Show
November 23, 2015

Written by Patrick McNamara

I'm going to write about some good shows happening around NYC this week. Just as soon as I'm done writing this really great intro.


Monday - November 23, 2015 A.D.

Okkervil River end their run of shows performing “Black Sheep Boy" at Bowery Ballroom. Speaking of Will Scheff, read this thing he wrote a couple years ago about the greatest concert video he's ever seen and then watch it via YouTube or wherever. It's seriously amazing.

Wild Nothing and Alex G play Baby's All Right. The album below was my favorite of 2010 and I still put it on the old record player whenever I want to feel young again.

KRS One plays S.O.B.'s. Please enjoy a clip of this absolute hip hop classic. Not later. Not soon. NOW. I'm just bummed it cuts off.

Other notable shows = Angel Haze at S.O.B.'s (early) + Nik Turner's Hawkwind at The Grand Victory


Tuesday - November 24, 2015 A.D.

My Morning Jacket plays Beacon Theater (and Wednesday and Friday too). This recommendation made while wearing my morning pants. Relatedly, I don't want to take full credit for sweatpants being cool again but do I want to pretend my smart fashion sense (comfort over style, always) didn't make its mark on the world? That would be a little disingenuous at best.

Yonatan Gat plays Knitting Factory (w/ Pill) and that guy (ex-Monotonix) is not a guitar hero he's a guitar GOD.

Other notable shows = free Cake Shop comedy + Dragonette at Bowery Ballroom


Wednesday - November 25, 2015 A.D.

Seattle's Beat Connection play Mercury Lounge. I saw them a few years ago at SXSW and remember them being good. You're welcome for this cool story. Please tell it to others and keep it alive.

And My Morning Jacket play Beacon. But I already told you that.

Other notable shows = whatever delicious food theater you're creating for tomorrow in your oven


Thursday - November 26, 2015 A.D.

There are no shows happening tonight.

I wonder.


Did you ever notice how turkey.

Makes you.


(everybody has that relative who thinks over the dinner table that they're the first one to tell you about turkey and tryptophan and sleepiness for the first time)

Also, this is my favorite Thanksgiving movie. If you disagree with me please tell me in the comments section this music blob has thankfully never had.


Friday - November 27, 2015 A.D.

This morning I woke up at 3 AM and saved 100% by turning over and going back to sleep.

Forth Wanderers play The Studio at Webster Hall (with the also excellent Mal Devisa). And this really good band just so happened to make my “15 Best Songs of 2015" list. Please click over and love that really good article now. I 100% agree with all my song selections.

The Menzingers + Mewithoutyou + Pianos Become the Teeth + Restorations play Webster Hall. Let's go and do shots every time The Menzingers sing about waitresses and/or smoke breaks.

And My Morning Jacket is still at it at Beacon. But enough with the Jackets.

Other notable shows = why go see shows when you can buy a bunch of shit you don't need from the convenience of your computer????????????????????????????????


Saturday - November 28, 2015 A.D.

Miley Cyrus (who, to be clear, is not good) plays Terminal 5 tonight and the $69.69 (sold-out) ticket price confirms she is the edgiest former Disney star in the game. If you go to this show I hope you're going for Dan Deacon who opens because that guy rules.

Fern Mayo plays Palisades and this is so weird but I just wrote nice things about them. It's almost like I plan this shit! You read those nice words now.

Scott Weiland (who, to be clear, is not good) plays The Wellmont Theatre and the first time I saw the video for “Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots on MTV I wondered why Eddie Vedder dyed his hair red and then I changed the channel.

Other notable shows = look, man, when I mention Scott Weiland you know it's pretty slim pickins out there


Sunday - November 29, 2015 A.D.

They Might Be Giants play Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Take us out, Malcolm in the Middle TURN THIS BIG TIME JAM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other notable shows = did you ever notice how turkey makes you tired


Thanks for listening. Sorry the shows aren't that great this week. Blame being thankful.

Welcome to Costco.





Just Announced
November 19, 2015


11/19 Chairlift, Wet, Kelsey Yu @ Cameo Gallery

11/20 Eternal Summers, Softspot, Little Racer, Monograms @ Cameo Gallery

11/20 Adele @ Joe's Pub

11/21 Media Jeweler, Hubble, White Bike, Gem Trails @ Unit J

11/22 Future Punx, Way Out, Suicide Slide, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island) @ Union Pool

11/23 Wild Nothing, Alex G @ Baby's All Right

11/23 Invisible Familiars, Superhuman Happiness @ Manhattan Inn

12/03 TIGUE, Alpenglow @ Manhattan Inn

12/03 XYLØ @ Mercury Lounge

12/04 PC Worship, Arto Lindsay, Gary War, Elder Ones @ Palisades

12/04 Future Punx, Total Slacker, Dynawalryst (mems. of Dinowalrus), SideASideB @ RAKit Club

12/08 Evan Dando @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

12/09 Infinity Girl, The Gradients, Suburban Living, Fern Mayo, Very Fresh @ Aviv

12/09 Alex Metric, Fred Falke @ Output

12/11 Leverage Models, Gemma, Erica Eso, Field Guides @ C'mon Everybody

12/12 Gun Outfit, The Men, B Boys, Scully @ ALPHAVILLE.

12/12 Blood Orange (and friends) @ Apollo Theater

12/13 Kosha Dillz @ Mercury Lounge

12/13 Birthmark @ Rough Trade

12/16 Yvette, Psalm Zero, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (of Liturgy) @ Home Sweet Home

12/16 Del Water Gap, Scott James @ Mercury Lounge

12/16 Future Punx, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, WALL @ Palisades

12/16 IYEZ, Needle Points, Street Smells @ Union Pool

12/17 Nothing But Thieves @ Baby's All Right

12/17 HITS @ Mercury Lounge

12/17 Zula, Red Sea, The Gradients, Faun and a Pan Flute, Leapling @ Palisades

12/17 AC Slater, Bones, Subset @ Verboten

12/18 Expert Alterations, Mercury Girls, Gingerlys, Big Quiet, Kip of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (DJ Set) @ ALPHAVILLE.

12/19 Julie Klausner, Ted Leo, John Early, Cole Escola, Anthony Atamanuik, and more! @ Sid Gold's Request Room

12/19 Happiness, Heaven's Jail, Such Hounds @ Union Pool

12/21 Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) @ Irving Plaza

12/22 Joey Bada$, G Herbo fka Lil Herb, Father, Smoke DZA, Cousin Stizz, Zuse @ PlayStation Theater (FKA Best Buy Theater)

12/26 Hot Chip (DJ Set), Tom of England @ Good Room

12/30 Alex Bleeker & The Freaks (Play Dead) @ Rough Trade

12/30 The Queers, Bigwig @ Saint Vitus Bar

01/11 Denitia and Sene, StringsNskins @ Brooklyn Bowl

01/15 Slick Rick @ Brooklyn Bowl

01/16 JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture DJs), Special Guests @ The Bell House

01/21 Kygo, MO @ Barclays Center

01/21 Julien Baker @ Mercury Lounge

01/23 I Am The Avalanche, Timeshares, Make War @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

01/29 Muse @ Prudential Center

01/30 St. Lucia @ Webster Hall

02/03 Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) @ The Appel Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

02/04 Emily Wells @ Bowery Ballroom

02/04 Lupe Fiasco @ Highline Ballroom

02/04 Todd Almond, Courtney Love @ The Appel Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

02/09 BAIO (from Vampire Weekend) @ Bowery Ballroom

02/09 Hey Marseilles @ Rough Trade

02/09 Lupe Fiasco @ The Wellmont Theatre

02/11 Amtrac, Hotel Garuda @ Verboten

02/12 Anderson East, Andrew Combs @ Bowery Ballroom

02/12 Dressy Bessy @ Union Hall

02/13 Pimps of Joytime @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

02/18 Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces) @ Bowery Ballroom

02/19 Madeon, Skylar Spence (FKA Saint Pepsi) @ Terminal 5

02/19 Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) @ The Appel Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

02/20 Disappears @ Baby's All Right

02/23 Julia Holter @ Bowery Ballroom

02/24 Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Bhi Bhiman @ The Appel Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

02/25 Sunflower Bean @ Bowery Ballroom

02/27 Mass Gothic, Mazed, Vomitface @ Palisades

03/02 Jackson Browne, Raul Rodriguez @ Town Hall

03/03 Jackson Browne, Raul Rodriguez @ Town Hall

03/10 Rob Crow's Gloomy Place @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

03/11 Metric, Joywave @ Hammerstein Ballroom

03/15 Noel Fielding @ Gramercy Theatre

03/16 Noel Fielding @ Gramercy Theatre

03/17 Noel Fielding @ Gramercy Theatre

03/18 Noel Fielding @ Gramercy Theatre

03/19 Noel Fielding @ Gramercy Theatre

03/22 Jukebox The Ghost @ Bowery Ballroom

03/22 Hoodie Allen, SuperDuperKyle @ Webster Hall

03/24 Jukebox The Ghost, The Family Crest @ Bowery Ballroom

03/25 Lake Street Dive @ Beacon Theater

03/26 The Jezabels @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

03/28 Natalie Merchant @ Beacon Theater

03/29 Haelos @ Mercury Lounge

03/30 Haelos @ Baby's All Right

04/02 Wolf Alice @ Irving Plaza

04/07 Ben Harper and Innocent Criminals @ Beacon Theater

04/12 Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch @ Webster Hall

04/13 Porches, Alex G, Your Friend @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

04/15 Porches, Alex G, Your Friend @ Bowery Ballroom

04/23 Polica, MOTHXR @ Warsaw

05/14 King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard @ Bowery Ballroom



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Recommended Show
November 19, 2015

Written by Patrick McNamara

I am a music robot.

I have been programmed. To give you. Personalised live music concert. Show recommendations.

I can also dictate. Original. Content.

Rendering the music writer human being.


Who's ready. To get. This party.


Thursday - November 19, 2015 A.D.

Diarrhea. Planet. Play Music Hall of Williamsburg. Diarrhea. Planet is. A good band.

Skaters play Knitting Factory. Skaters is. A good band.

Furnsss play Aviv. Furnsss is. A good band.

Other shows tonight = together PANGEA at Shea Stadium + Dead Stars at Union Hall + Elysian Fields at The Owl + Bullseye w/ Jesse Thorn at The Bell House + Slonk Donkerson at Saint Vitus Bar + The Ocean Blue at Mercury Lounge


Original. Content sure is. Easy.

For a programmed music robot. Like me. And I can tell. You are really enjoying it.

As well.

Friday - November 20, 2015 A.D.

Small Black play Baby's. All Right. Small Black is a. Good. Band.

Martin Courtney of Real. Estate play National Sawdust. Martin. Courtney of Real. Estate is a good. Artist.

Oneohtrix Point. Never play Villain. Oneohtrix Point. Never is a good. Artist.

Other shows tonight = Guerilla Toss at Alphaville + The Juan Maclean at Cameo + Doug Gillard at Union Pool +


Everybody is working for. The weekend. Am I.


Saturday - November 21, 2015 A.D.

The final shows ever. At Cameo Gallery. Happen tonight. Caveman and Disc Jockey St. Lucia play. Caveman is a good band. St. Lucia is a. Good. Disc. Jockeyer.

(Cameo Gallery is/was and forever will be. A. Good Venue. Let's allow a. Moment for this. Special song. To commemorate. The good times. We had.)

Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Disc Jockeys. At Baby's All Right. Olof Dreijer of The Knife. Is a Good. Disc Jockeyer.

Aviv is one year. Old. Aviv is a good. Venue. Happy. Birthday good. Venue. Bambara is a. Good band playing.

Okkervil River performs good music album record Black Sheep Boy at Bowery Ballroom. Okkervil River is a good. Band.

HEALTH and. Pictureplane play Music. Hall of Williamsburg. HEALTH is a good. Band. Pictureplane is a. Good artist.

Other shows tonight = Matt Pond PA at Webster Hall + Priests and Shopping and Arm Candy at Palisades + Beat Connection at Knitting Factory

Who knew. Programmed. Original. Web. Content. Could. Be. Like. this.

My programmers. That's who.


Sunday - November 22, 2015 A.D.

Frankie Cosmos and All Dogs. Play Webster. Hall Marlin Room. Frankie Cosmos and All. Dogs are good. Bands.

Stove play Silent. Barn. Stove is a. Good. Band.

Pill play. Palisades. Pill is. A good band.

Other shows tonight = Okkervil River at Bowery Ballroom + Nude Beach at Baby's All Right


I am a music robot.

I have been programmed. To give you. Personalized live music concert. Show recommendations.

I can also dictate. Original. Content.

Rendering the music writer human being.


Who's ready. To get. This party. Started.

Circular Loop Malfunction.

Circular Loop Malfunction.

Circular Loop Malfunction.

Abort. Abort.

Abort. Abort.


Random Rockness
November 17, 2015

This is a good song.


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