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August 25, 2016


08/27 Matisyahu, HEEMS @ Sole East FREE

08/27 Tove Lo, Phantogram, Bebe Rexha @ Terminal 5 FREE

08/28 Dave Chappelle @ The Cutting Room

08/29 Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre

08/30 Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre

08/31 Dave Chappelle @ The Cutting Room

09/01 Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre

09/03 Bambii, Tygapaw, DJ Mursi Layne, UNiiQU3, Princess Nokia @ Knockdown Center

09/03 Vacationer, Small Black @ Sole East FREE

09/03 Dirty Dishes, Haybaby, Soft Fangs, Human People @ Sunnyvale

09/04 Big Bliss, Monograms, Decorum, Language @ Union Pool

09/06 Gun Outfit, JJ Doll @ Union Pool

09/07 Mrs. Adam Schatz, Nick Hakim @ Elvis Guesthouse

09/08 Secret OWSLA Lineup @ House of Yes

09/08 All Boy/All Girl, Museum of Recycling, Alex Napping, GIANTS @ Shea Stadium

09/09 Rubblebucket @ Secret Location FREE

09/10 Sauna Youth, Future Punx, Bodega @ Union Pool

09/10 Dead Leaf Echo, Dru Cutler, The Falling Birds, Amos Rose @ Unit J

09/11 Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Sheer Mag, Haram @ Sunnyvale

09/12 Earring, PC Worship, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Weeping Icon @ Silent Barn

09/15 Haybaby, Bethlehem Steel, Painted Zeros, Normal Person @ Shea Stadium

09/16 Potty Mouth, Frameworks @ Baby's All Right

09/16 Allah-Las, TOPS @ Baby's All Right

09/16 Tanlines @ Secret Location FREE

09/17 Allah-Las, TOPS @ Baby's All Right

09/17 Jonathan Toubin @ Market Hotel

09/17 Surfbort, Meat Market, RIPS, Sodium Beast @ Sunnyvale

09/20 Dead Heavens, Space Merchants, Gondola @ Saint Vitus Bar

09/22 Washer, Joe Pera, Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, Dan Licata @ Sunnyvale

09/22 Gingerlys, Poppies, Yucky Duster, Pupppy @ Trans-Pecos

09/24 Kaskade @ Gowanus Bay Terminal

09/24 Tournament, Dinos Boys, Tough Shits, Bob Man @ Shea Stadium

10/05 Caddywhompus, Donovan Wolfington, Loose Tooth @ Shea Stadium

10/05 Pollen, Razorheads, Subversive Rite @ Sunnyvale

10/06 Laurel Halo, Volvox, Elon Katz, Bookworms @ Good Room

10/07 Fucked Up, Iron Chic @ Amityville Music Hall

10/07 Jacuzzi Boys @ Baby's All Right

10/08 Gingerlys, Imagist, Verdigirls, Effie Liu, Rocket Pengwin @ Mercury Lounge

10/08 Glenn Branca @ Roulette

10/08 Lithuania, Ian Sweet, Twiga, Bad Faces, Speedy Ortiz (members of), The So So Glos (members of), Ava Luna (members of), Laser Background (members of) @ Shea Stadium

10/12 Les Sans Culottes @ Sunnyvale

10/13 Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers) @ Venue TBA

10/15 Zoogma @ Rough Trade

10/19 Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty @ PlayStation Theater (FKA Best Buy Theater)

10/19 Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers) @ Venue TBA

10/21 Nico Muhly, Teitur @ (le) poisson rouge

10/22 Mean Jeans, Melted @ ALPHAVILLE.

10/25 Nicole Atkins, Wolf! @ (le) poisson rouge

10/31 SURVIVE (Stranger Things soundtrack dudes) @ Good Room

11/01 SURVIVE (Stranger Things soundtrack dudes) @ WFMU Monty Hall

11/04 Wreckmeister Harmonies, Kayo Dot @ Trans-Pecos

11/06 Damien Jurado @ Bowery Ballroom

11/10 Paper Route, Halfnoise @ Rough Trade

11/10 James Chance & The Contortions, True Groove All-Stars, Bueno, Logan X @ The Bowery Electric

11/11 The Thermals @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

11/11 Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

11/12 The Thermals @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar

11/12 STS9 @ Terminal 5

11/14 Clean Bandit @ Irving Plaza

11/15 Moonface (Spencer Krug) @ Baby's All Right

11/17 Letters To Cleo @ Bowery Ballroom

11/18 K. Flay @ Baby's All Right

11/18 Magik*Magik @ Rough Trade

11/18 Marshmello, Ghastly @ Terminal 5

11/18 Bardo Pond, GALACTO (w/ Thurston Moore) @ Union Pool

11/19 Samiam, Iron Chic @ Saint Vitus Bar

11/21 DZ Deathrays, Dune Rats @ Baby's All Right

11/21 The Bad Plus @ Rough Trade

11/22 The Japanese House @ Baby's All Right

11/22 King Khan & BBQ Show, The Gartrells, Stompin' Riff Raffs @ Bowery Ballroom

11/26 Sweater Beats @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/01 SLØTFACE @ Baby's All Right

12/03 Windhand @ Mercury Lounge

12/04 Windhand @ Saint Vitus Bar

12/06 Copeland, Rae Cassidy @ Bowery Ballroom

12/08 Shy Girls, Maria Usbeck @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/09 Thievery Corporation @ Terminal 5

12/13 Earthless @ Bowery Ballroom

12/15 Nightmares On Wax @ Output

12/17 Alberta Cross, Streets of Laredo, Allen Tate @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

01/28 American Football @ Terminal 5



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Recommended Show
August 21, 2016

Written by Patrick McNamara

There are a bunch of good shows happening in NYC this week.

Can we talk about a few of them?

Say nothing and I'll proceed.




Monday - August 22, 2016 A.D.

Jank play Shea Stadium and this band be DANK.

(seriously this is a real good band we got here)

Other notable Monday shows = just go see Jank


Tuesday - August 23, 2016 A.D.

Rising buzzy indie rocker Bruce Springsteen plays DIY co-op art space MetLife Stadium tonight (and Thursday too). Remember this dude's name.

Black Sabbath play PNC Bank Arts Center. Two things. One, this band is going to do be big: bet. Two, for my money there's absolutely nothing better than seeing a show at a venue named after a bank.

UB40 play Terminal 5 and even if I never hear that song “Red Red Wine" again it will still be too soon. Let's play it right now!

Holy shit that song gives me the howling fantods.

Other notable Tuesday shows = Bambara at Aviv + Katie Ellen at Shea Stadium


Wednesday - August 24, 2016 A.D.

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.

Other notable Wednesday shows = Xeno & Oaklander at Baby's + Cayetana at Mercury Lounge + Wet at National Sawdust + Milemarker at Shea Stadium


Thursday - August 25, 2016 A.D.

Tonight is (le) poisson rouge's regular On the Rise night and Half Waif is 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 Forms play 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!

And LE1F plays Rough Trade. Damn, son.

Other notable Thursday shows = Julie Klausner at The Bell House + Moon Hooch at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Bruce Springsteen (remember his name) at MetLife Stadium + Weaves & Cayetana at Baby's


Friday - August 26, 2016 A.D.

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.

Other notable Friday shows = Porches at a Secret Location (some contest thing whatevs) + Evan Dando at City Winery + Prophets of Rage playing a venue named after a bank


Saturday - August 27, 2016 A.D.

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 Watts headlines two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg. HA HA!

Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh plays Union Pool and if u don't like Sebadoh I just don't know, man……..I just don't know.

DJ Paypal headlines MoMA PS 1's second to last Warm Up of the summer. Sic Transit Gloria. Mono No Aware. Dust in the wind, dudes.

Other notable Saturday shows = The Dresden Dolls in Coney Island + Flume at Forest Hills Stadium + Navy Gangs at Baby's All Right


Sunday - August 28, 2016 A.D.

It says here that Ice Cube is headlining today's Afropunk lineup. The actor?!?

Other notable Sunday shows = California X at Shea Stadium + Joseph Arthur at City Winery + DJ Paypal at Trans-Pecos


Those were a bunch of good shows happening in NYC this week.

Hope it helps.

Say nothing and I'll do this again next week.


Shh. Say no more. That's a deal.

Recommended Show
August 18, 2016

Written by Patrick McNamara

The following shows happening this weekend are good.

The following bands playing this weekend are good.

If you're interested in shows and bands that suck this weekend…


...you're following the wrong blob.

Thursday - August 18, 2016 A.D.

You know who's a good band? Thick. See them at Alphaville tonight. Or, don't. They'll still be a good band whether you decide to show up or not.

Maria Usbeck plays C'mon Everybody. She just put out her debut album (post-Selebrities). Spoiler: it's good.

July Talk play a free show (w/ RSVP) at Rough Trade and I'm afraid I have some disturbing news for you. This band is good.

Marching Church (the Iceage dude) came all the way from Copenhagen (Denmark, dude) to play for you at National Sawdust (with Nico Muhly). Good thing they're good.

Other notable Thursday shows = Prince Rama at WFMU Monty Hall + Ghostland Observatory at Webster Hall + Antwon at Pier 83 + Sun Araw at MoMA


Friday - August 19, 2016 A.D.

The Menzingers play PlayStation Theater (w/ Bayside and Sorority Noise) and that's not a good name for a venue but this new Menzingers songs is good.

V. good.

Bryant Park is a good place to be today/tonight because you can see good bands (like Acid Dad) outside for free and even maybe make a little time to stop in at the library. Books are good.

Other notable Friday shows = Mark Sultan at Union Pool + Pill at The Park Church Co-Op + Fraternal Twin at 603 + Couch Slut at Aviv


Saturday - August 20, 2016 A.D.

Full Moon Fest on 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.

10,000 Maniacs play Highline Ballroom. These are the days, dudes. These are the days.

Other notable Saturday shows = Navy Gangs at Shea + Spit at The Glove + Dead Stars at The Footlight


Sunday - August 21, 2016 A.D.

Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip plays (le) poisson rouge. He's good. So is Hot Chip. But that's not important right now.

Full Moon Fest continues today. I told you this is a good fest, right? OK, cool. Just making sure I'm blobbing responsibly.

l ❤︎ weed.

Other notable Sunday shows = Grooms at The Glove + Madball at Saint Vitus + Omni at Mercury Lounge


Those were the good shows happening this weekend and the good bands playing them.

If the show you were look

Just Announced
August 18, 2016


08/25 The Forms, Phone Home @ The Footlight

08/27 Nosaj Thing, Gerry Read, Lee Bannon, Holodec @ Good Room

08/29 Laura Mvula @ National Sawdust

08/31 Shannon and the Clams @ Market Hotel

09/01 Infinity Girl, Big Eater, Lightning Bug, Poppies @ The Glove

09/03 AraabMUZIK, Andy Mineo, Abir, Skyzoo @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

09/04 EXO-TECH with Kimbra, Sean Lennon, Sophia Brous, Colin Stetson, Caroline Polachek, Jim White, Dave Harrington, Yuka Honda, and more! @ Pioneer Works

09/05 Frankie Rose, Promise Keeper, Cantina, Nicholas Nicholas @ Shea Stadium

09/10 MSTRKRFT @ Webster Hall

09/14 Glen Hansard @ Carnegie Hall

09/16 Remy Banks, Nasty Nigel @ Brooklyn Bazaar

09/16 Mykki Blanco @ Market Hotel

09/16 Anthrax, Kyng @ Saint Vitus Bar

09/16 Homeshake, Field Trip, Harmony Tividad, Museyroom @ The Gateway

09/19 The Griswolds @ Rough Trade

09/19 Peter Silberman (of The Antlers), Dave Harrington @ Trans-Pecos

09/30 Self Defense Family, Special Guest, Free, Pawns @ Brooklyn Bazaar

09/30 Yonatan Gat, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band @ The Bell House

10/01 Kevin Gates @ Irving Plaza

10/01 Le Youth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/02 Glacial (Lee Ranaldo, David Watson, Tony Buck), 75 Dollar Bill, MV Carbon @ Union Pool

10/03 Pity Sex, eskimeaux @ Market Hotel

10/04 Feels, GYMSHORTS, Pink Mexico @ Shea Stadium

10/05 Honne @ Warsaw

10/06 Japanese Breakfast, Emily Reo, Sharpless @ Baby's All Right

10/06 Quantic @ (le) poisson rouge

10/07 Joan of Arc, Slam Section, Tarakaia @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

10/07 Tiny Hazard, Tele Novella @ Shea Stadium

10/08 Bonobo @ Output

10/11 Nots @ Baby's All Right

10/11 Skylar Grey, Morgxn @ (le) poisson rouge

10/14 The Seshen, Space Captain @ Mercury Lounge

10/15 Cosmonauts, Heavy Birds @ Baby's All Right

10/17 Anne-Marie @ Baby's All Right

10/17 Regina Spektor @ Town Hall

10/18 Regina Spektor @ Rough Trade

10/19 Eugene Chadbourne, Sunwatchers, Ryan Sawyer @ WFMU Monty Hall

10/20 The Orb @ Webster Hall

10/22 And The Kids, Palm @ Baby's All Right

10/22 Tensnake, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room

10/24 Balkan Beat Box @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/24 Stormzy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/25 Stormzy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/25 The Mummies, Dirty Fences @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/26 Honeyblood @ Baby's All Right

10/26 Pond @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/27 Twiddle @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/27 Mexrissey @ (le) poisson rouge

10/28 Twiddle @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/28 Trails and Ways @ Mercury Lounge

10/28 Ry X @ Roulette

10/29 Twiddle @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/29 Jukebox The Ghost (presents HALLOQUEEN) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/29 Trails and Ways @ Shea Stadium

11/02 Silver Apples @ Market Hotel

11/04 The Motet @ Brooklyn Bowl

11/04 All Get Out, Microwave @ The Studio at Webster Hall

11/05 The Motet @ Brooklyn Bowl

11/06 AJJ, Diners, Chris Farren @ Warsaw

11/10 Giraffage @ Output

11/18 Martha Wainwright @ (le) poisson rouge

11/18 Jeff Rosenstock, Hard Girls, Katie Ellen @ Market Hotel

11/20 Pile, Guerilla Toss, Jackal Onassis @ Market Hotel

11/25 STRFKR, Gigamesh, Psychic Twin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

11/26 STRFKR, Gigamesh, Psychic Twin @ Webster Hall

11/28 William Fitzsimmons, Laura Burhenn (of The Mynabirds) @ (le) poisson rouge

12/02 Turkuaz, New Mastersounds @ Terminal 5

12/16 Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Modern Chemistry @ Starland Ballroom

12/17 Taking Back Sunday, Acceptance, Gates @ Starland Ballroom

12/18 The Front Bottoms' Champagne Jam with Screaming Females, Brick and Mortar, Diet Cig, Jank, American Trappist, The Big Easy, Dollys, Hodera @ Webster Hall

12/30 David Wax Museum @ Mercury Lounge

01/19 Wax Tailor @ Webster Hall



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Contests & Giveaways
August 17, 2016

We have a pair of tickets to the latest incarnation of the legendary club kid party KUNST, presented by Susanne Bartsch and Dreamland, at Output on Saturday, August 27th!

Featuring a live performance by NOMI RUIZ (Hercules and Love Affair, Jessica 6) and sets by LAUREN FLAX, AMBER VALENTINE, BRIDGET MARIE and COLBY B, KUNST brings together dance music, art, and iconic fashion.

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August 15, 2016

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see BLONDE REDHEAD (performing "Misery Is A Butterfly") with AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (ACME) at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on Tuesday, October 11th!

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