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Contests & Giveaways
September 18, 2014
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see STIFF LITTLE FINGERS with THE SO SO GLOS at Irving Plaza on Saturday, September 20th!

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September 18, 2014
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Let’s talk about good shows as it pertains to the perspective of this local music blob. But please remember. All music rules.

Forever and Ever.

Amen.

Thursday - September 18th, 2014 A.D.

Metronomy came all the way from England to play Irving Plaza. So the least you could do is show up. Like Slow Club, they also aren’t the band they used to be since starting in 1999. Once electro-pop of the chillest order, Metronomy now sound like…. nah, nevermind. They’re still pretty chill electro-pop.

British alt ‘n b soul phenom Sam Smith (no relation to the shoes) plays United Palace Theatre (and tomorrow at Hammerstein). His influences include: Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston. This last mention is a real coincidence because I’ve had “How Will I Know” by Ms. Houston stuck in my head for approximately the last four years. I don’t know why.

I like Literature’s sweet indiepop because it both jingles AND jangles. Go see them play some completely catchy songs from their new album “Chorus” (Slumberland) at Cake Shop. And I do believe this was the first real music information I’ve given you so far this week on this dynamic digital feature.

OK GO play (le) poisson rouge (and tomorrow at Bowery Ballroom). How much pressure do you think this band now feels with every music video they make? "Innovators" is a hella big time word burden to live up to every time someone screams action. 10 million views or bust, man. Of course, they will never eclipse the following video below (45 million and counting). Unless they do.

Other notable shows = King Crimson at Best Buy Theater + Senses Fail at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Turquoise Jeep smanging it at Brooklyn Bowl

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Friday - September 19th, 2014 A.D.

Devendra Banhart + Stephin Merritt + Iron & Wine will singer songwriter the shit outta BAM tonight. Remember when the world was captivated by freak folk? Remember this lovely underrated indie comedy featuring the music of Magnetic Fields? Remember when Iron & Wine wrote the following song that still sometimes makes me cry on the inside? If any of this makes sense, you’re going to want to be at (97X) BAM tonight.

The Replacements are #true #original #alts. The Minnesota twins (Paul Westerberg + Tommy Stinson) have reunited, don’t you know. And tonight they play Forest Hills Stadium (tennis home to the U.S. Open a total of 60 times - thanks, Wikipedia!) - the band’s first NYC show in _______ years. Damn. Has it really been _____ years? Time flies, man. Time _______ flies. Oh yeah. Deer Tick and The Hold Steady are playing too. Neato.

Soaring synth guitar popsters Here We Go Magic play a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. As shows at this venue have been going on now for close to year, I must now ask you what valuable locally sourced trinkets have you acquired since first stepping through its doors? I’m saddened to say I have yet to buy any trinkets. But I did purchase a taco once. So I'm not sweating it either.

Sexy Toronto synth pop gothers Trust play Irving Plaza. I’ve liked this band since forever ago (2012). The beats are good and Robert Alfons’ voice is insane. And I do believe Trust are a little happier now than they were wayyyyyy back when I first started blasting this band (2 years ago).

Other notable shows = Jonny Greenwood performing the score of “There Will Be Blood” at United Palace Theatre (more on that in a minute) + Metronomy at Warsaw + The Cave Singers at Mercury Lounge + Drunk Dad at The Gutter + Michael Che at The Bell House + The Weeknd at Barclay’s Center + Sam Smith at Hammerstein + Shorts at Death by Audio + OK GO at Bowery Ballroom

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Saturday - September 20th, 2014 A.D.

Jonny Greenwood performs his score to the film “There Will Be Blood” at United Palace Theatre. "Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is. That’s a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acrooooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I...drink...your...milkshake!" That’s a good movie. Mr. Greenwood is also in The Radio Head. They sang that song “Creep” in the ‘90s.

Nick Cave returns to town after a thirty day absence (approximation) for a screening of the new docu-drama “20,000 Days on Earth” at Town Hall. Guess what it’s about? That’s right. Nick Cave. He’s going to talk about it. And, yes, he’ll play something too. It’s sold-out, though. So I question why I’m even getting into it. Either you know and have a ticket. Or, you didn’t know, now know, want to go, but can’t. Oh well. That’s the way it goes.

Avi Buffalo play a free show at Rough Trade. You see. There are still free summer shows. (It’s still summer for 2 more days. Ask anyone.) Go see this sunny, ennui soaked Sub Pop band from Long Beach and don’t pay anyone for the privilege.

Blobbing of free, Those Darlins + Landlady + Heat (click that) + The Dirty Nil (click that) play Brooklyn Night Bazaar. That’s a good lineup front to back. Something I’m always in favor of. Once I reach a place I tend to stick around a little bit. Moving is overrated.

Other notable shows = Wu Tang Clan at Barclays Center + Backwords and Wild Yaks and Dead Stars and Radical Dads at Baby’s All Right + Kronos Quartet at BAM + King Crimson at Best Buy Theater + The Drums at Bowery Ballroom + The Cave Singers at Rough Trade + The Dandy Warhols at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Palomar at Cake Shop + Javelin at Glasslands + The So So Glos at Irving Plaza + Yacht at Mercury Lounge + damnnnnn those are a lot of good shows tonight

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Sunday - September 21st, 2014 A.D.

Ooh. Another good free one. You see? Summer’s not over yet. Right, guys? Right?! We technically still have another day! Right, guys? Right?! SUMMER’S NOT OVER YET!!!!! Singer writer shredder Marnie Stern plays Brooklyn Flea and YOU. SHALL. NOT. PAY.*

*I'll miss that phrase - oh well - I'll digitally recycle it next year

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are a really good fuzzy jingle-jangle garage pop band. I’ve been telling you that since 2012, son! See them tonight at Glasslands with the similarly pop sublime Free Time. I hope they play the song about the Chicago Bulls. I’ll wear my Jordan jersey just in case.

Longtime digital hustlers Simian Mobile Disco play Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you’re the type who stays out dancing on a Sunday night then you, friend, are on the right side of history as far as I’m concerned.

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Thanks for getting crazy with me again this week. It’s always fun. Every. Single. Time.

OK, who are we seeing and what time should I be ready???

Just Announced
September 18, 2014
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

9/27 I.U.D. (Lizzy from Gang Gang Dance), Prince Rama, Psalm Zero, RatKing, Junglepussy, Juiceboxxx, King Concubine, Dark Sister, Trollkrem, tba, Fortunate Dad, DJ George Costanza, DJ Todd P @ MoMA PS1
9/28 Man Man, Saint Rich @ (le) poisson rouge
9/28 Throw Vision, Ava Luna, Bueno, Amory Sivertson, Great Mason @ Freshkills Park
9/30 Aloe Blacc @ Santos Party House
9/30 Spoon, JD Walsh @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
9/30 Chances With Wolves DJs @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
9/30 Best Coast (Unplugged) @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
9/30 Dev Hynes @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
9/30 Hasj @ The Acheron
10/01 Buck 65 @ Santos Party House
10/01 Mikky Ekko, Flight Facilities @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
10/02 Danny Brown @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
10/02 Geryon, Oneirogen, New Firmament @ Trans-Pecos
10/03 The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) @ Cameo Gallery
10/03 Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire) @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
10/04 Big Freedia, La Chev (DJ Set), Friendly Ghost @ Glasslands
10/04 Gabriel Kahane @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
10/04 Talib Kweli @ Sonos Studios at NeueHouse
10/07 The People's Temple, The Mystery Lights, Mirror Queen @ The Acheron
10/07 Xeno & Oaklander @ The Kitchen
10/08 Chamber Band @ Cameo Gallery
10/08 Christy & Emily, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Ember Shrag, Meaner Pencil @ Trans-Pecos
10/11 Ceramics, Haybaby, Crazy Pills @ Cameo Gallery
10/12 Wolvves @ Cameo Gallery
10/13 Ramona Lisa @ (le) poisson rouge
10/17 Oneida, Guerilla Toss @ Secret Project Robot
10/17 Damien Rice @ Warsaw

+++ CMJ MUSIC MARATHON - OCT 21 to OCT 25 - SEE OUR GUIDE +++

10/21 Oh Land, Walking Shapes, Wardell, Sons of an Illustrious Father @ Bowery Ballroom
10/21 Wampire, CYMBALS, Spires, Dune Rats, Casual Sex @ Glasslands
10/21 James @ Webster Hall
10/23 Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) @ HiFi Bar
10/23 The Bad Plus (playing Ornette Coleman's "Science Fiction"), Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/23 Glasser, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/23 Hamish Kilgour, Honduras, Sunflower Bean, ONWE, Mirror Kisses, Napoleon, Haybaby, Life Size Maps, The Veda Rays, Sam Kogon, Malatese, Heavy Birds, Teen Body, Bodega Bay, Quasi Fae @ The Bowery Electric
10/23 Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) @ Webster Hall
10/24 Blue Hawaii, Ballet School @ Glasslands
10/24 Wye Oak, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/24 Woods, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/24 Kevin Morby, Twin Peaks, Modern Vices, Geronimo Getty @ Rough Trade
10/24 Chris Tucker @ The Capitol Theatre
10/24 The Figgs, BLOCKHOUSES, Brett Newski, War Poets @ The Rock Shop
10/24 Krill, Ex-Breathers, Lost Boy?, Flagland, Kal Marks, Dirty Dishes, Two Inch Astronaut, Geronimo! @ Trash Bar
10/24 Valley Lodge, Tigers & Monkeys, The Bowery Riots @ Union Hall
10/25 The Sam Roberts Band @ Bowery Ballroom
10/25 PAWS, Flashlights, Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray), Amanda X @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
10/25 Television, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/25 J. Spaceman (of Spiritualized), Kid Millions (of Oneida), Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
10/25 A Place to Bury Strangers, Moon Duo (members of Wooden Shjips), King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Wampire, Bo Ningen, Spires, The Wytches, Paperhead @ Rough Trade
10/25 Matthew Dear, Roman Flugel, Daniel Avery @ Verboten
10/27 Laura Cantrell @ Rough Trade
10/27 SBTRKT @ Terminal 5
10/29 Weyes Blood, Tonstartssbandht @ Glasslands
11/03 Kimbra, Empress Of @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/05 The People's Temple @ Glasslands
11/05 Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen @ Madison Square Garden
11/08 Mark Lanegan @ The Studio at Webster Hall
11/08 Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Special Guests @ Union Hall
11/12 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Tim Hecker @ The Wick
11/13 Year of No Light, Geryon, Psalm Zero @ Saint Vitus Bar
11/14 Empires, Cold Fronts @ Baby's All Right
11/14 Year of No Light, Sannhet, Gnaw @ Saint Vitus Bar
11/15 Supersuckers @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
11/17 Lucinda Williams @ Beacon Theater
11/18 Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name @ Bowery Ballroom
11/18 Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/18 Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
11/19 Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
11/20 Delicate Steve @ Mercury Lounge
11/21 Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name @ Warsaw
11/29 Sleaford Mods, The Gotobeds @ The Wick
12/04 Antibalas, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Apollo Theater
12/05 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas, Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band @ Apollo Theater
12/05 The Feelies @ Asbury Lanes
12/06 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Apollo Theater
12/06 Angel Olsen @ Roulette
12/07 Cat Stevens @ Beacon Theater
12/08 Angel Olsen, Lionlimb @ Bowery Ballroom
12/09 Angel Olsen, Lionlimb @ Bowery Ballroom
12/09 Manchester Orchestra, Chris Staples @ The Bell House
12/09 HIM @ Webster Hall
12/11 Marshstepper, Puce Mary, Ligature @ Saint Vitus Bar
12/12 Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
12/12 Demetri Martin @ The Capitol Theatre
12/12 Swans @ Warsaw
12/13 Netsky @ Webster Hall
12/18 The Dictators, Dirty Fences, Hector's Pets @ The Bowery Electric
12/26 White Panda @ Irving Plaza
12/27 White Panda @ Irving Plaza
12/28 Taking Back Sunday, Modern Baseball @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 Skrillex, Diplo @ Madison Square Garden
01/09 Dr. Dog @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/10 Dr. Dog @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/11 Dr. Dog @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/12 Dr. Dog @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/14 Dr. Dog @ Bowery Ballroom
01/15 Dr. Dog @ Bowery Ballroom
01/16 Dr. Dog @ Bowery Ballroom
01/17 Dr. Dog @ Bowery Ballroom
02/07 Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado @ Beacon Theater
02/19 Railroad Earth @ Brooklyn Bowl
02/20 Railroad Earth @ Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Railroad Earth @ Brooklyn Bowl
AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
September 17, 2014
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see BROKEN BELLS with HAMILTON LEITHAUSER (of The Walkmen) at Central Park Rumsey Playfield on Friday, September 26th!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be randomly selected on 9/24. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
September 17, 2014
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see KASABIAN with BO NINGEN at Terminal 5 on Saturday, September 27th!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be randomly selected on 9/25. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
September 17, 2014
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see UK label Modern Love take over THE BUNKER this Friday night at Output with ANDY STOTT, DEMDIKE STARE, FUNCTION, VATICAN SHADOW and more!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winner will be randomly selected on 9/19. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
September 17, 2014
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The final night of OH MY ROCKNESS TURNS 10 FEST is approaching! Join us at Irving Plaza for a night of abundant energy with BLACK LIPS, KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW and HABIBI on Tuesday, September 30th. We have a handful of tickets to give away - we hope you win!

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Enter your name and email address below for a chance to win. Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Winners will be randomly selected on 9/29. Good luck!

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