Weaves play a free (early) show at Rough Trade and I'd pay to see this good band. I'm not going to - but I would. Hope u remember that, man.
CRX is Nick from The Strokes' new band. They play their NYC debut at Mercury Lounge. I saw their first ever live show last week in LA and not to lean too heavily on the hyperbole but it was totally fine. See u there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Hairs play Sunnyvale. Have you listened to this good band's latest album? You should. But only if you like listening to good albums. If you like listening to bad albums or even whatever albums this wouldn't be the album for you.
Tonight is (le) poisson rouge's regular On the Rise night and Half Waifis playing it. Please note: Half Waif is a good band.
30-somethings of a certain musical temperament might be excited that late '90s / early '00s Chapel Hill / Chicago post ____ band Milemarker has reunited and is playing Saint Vitus tonight (they play Shea Stadium this week too). It's a Jade Tree thang.
The Formsplay a free show at The Footlight (w/ Phone Home) in Ridgewood and this would be a good opportunity to remind you how good this album was/is. Has it really been 14 years? Damn, time! Why u slip so much!
There's a solid fest in New Jersey today/tonight at the Montclair Women's Club w/ Pinegrove and Half Waif and a bunch more bands. It wouldn't be the wrong call to go to this, unless you live really far from Montclair, then it might be the wrong call, but not because of the bands or the fest or anything, just because when you travel great distances sometimes unfortunate things can happen, like what if there's a traffic jam or the trains aren't running and well there's just a whole host of things that can go wrong it might be better to just stay on your couch and wait to die.
Sannhet play Alphaville. Please note: this band rules.
Somos play The Studio at Webster Hall and this was one of my very favorite albums of 2014 A.D. and I still return to it plenty.
Afropunk is today/tonight in Commodore Barry Park (tomorrow too) and, like every year, it's going to be good. TV on the Radio + Tyler, The Creator + Flying Lotus + Downtown Boys + all sorts of chill peeps are playing. It's the #1 most popular upcoming show on the entire blob! You should go to this. And I should mind my own business.
Reggie Wattsheadlines two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg. HA HA!
Full Moon Feston Governors Island is today and tomorrow. This is a good festival - especially if you like dancing outside. Save the first 27 jams for me, please. I've got some good moves.
One of MoMA PS1's last (and best) Warm Ups (File Under: A Good Party) of the summer is today (Joy Orbison + DJ Hot Chip + friends) because it's mid-to-late August and everything is winding down. Good. Everybody knows September is the best month of the year in NYC anyway. And then it gets shitty again. What a crazy spinning world we live in.
CRX plays Rough Trade. New band featuring Nick from The Strokes and some other dudes. You know who's a good band, though? The Strokes.
10,000Maniacs play Highline Ballroom. These are the days, dudes. These are the days.
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