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Random Rockness
November 24, 2014

We’re looking for a smart and reliable intern, based in New York City, for the spring semester. This internship is for college credit only. Candidates should like going to shows and have a strong interest in up-and-coming bands. But they should also have a nerdy detail-oriented super-organized side and be able to manage lots of information from many sources like a cool cucumber. Excellent writing and communication skills a must. Graphic design skills are a definite PLUS!

Oh My Rockness is a two-person team in a very casual, laid-back environment (i.e. we work out of our apartment in Brooklyn) and we want to work with someone solid. You will gain experience applicable to future jobs in online media, marketing, advertising, and the music industry. You won't fetch coffee.

If you’re interested, send an email to info@ohmyrockness.com telling us about yourself and what bands you’re into these days. And also attach your resume (and some examples of design work, if applicable). Don’t just send the resume. For this or any position. It will never work. That’s the best tip we can ever give you. Good luck. Good talk. Rock.

Recommended Show
November 21, 2014
Written by Patrick McNamara

I don’t feel like talking about turkeys.

I will not blob about giving thanks.

There is no need to rhapsodize about “the holidaze.”

Let’s pretend this is just another week.

Deal? Shh. Say no more. That’s a deal.*

*the best shows this week dedicated to Mike Nichols

Monday - November 24th, 2014 A.D.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Hooray For Earth lead you down the path of pop goodness at Glasslands tonight. It’s one of the last remaining shows there. That sucks. Take heart, though. DIY isn’t dead. It’s just not on Kent near S 2nd anymore.

Oh My Rockness CMJ 2013 show alums Ovlov go acoustic at Silent Barn and if they don’t wear Kurt Cobain sweaters they are fucking COWARDS. (jk u kno i luv u)

Interpol play Terminal 5 (and Tuesday and Wednesday too). Remember when they were on that bus in Buffalo for OVER 50 HOURS. It’s all over and they are safe and warm and stuff. But still…. PRAY FOR INTERPOL!


Other good shows tonight = Allah-Las at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Neighbors at Baby’s All Right + Wyatt Cenac at Littlefield


Tuesday - November 25th, 2014 A.D.

Mighty NYC indie rock vets Blonde Redhead (born circa 1993 and oof that's an old band profile, please don't click their name) play Bowery Ballroom (and Wednesday too). Let’s go and see them play songs live from their nine studio albums and listen to our dreams come alive.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz play Hammerstein. He’s a Stroke. Richard Hell and the Voidoids not scheduled to open. Nor will they. Nor should they. Because Richard Hell is his generation’s biggest ____________.

Hundred Waters are opening for Interpol (I hope you haven’t stopped praying) a couple of nights this week. But on this night, they are headlining for a goddamn change. And Jordan Lee of Mutual Benefit opens. This show is at Rough Trade. Thank you.

Other notable shows = Ex-Cops/Ski Lodge/LODRO/Dinowalrus at Glasslands + Interpol at Terminal 5 + The Everymen at Baby’s All Right


Wednesday - November 26th, 2014 A.D.

I already referenced that Blonde Redhead and Interpol are playing tonight. After those two bits of goodness things are looking a little slim out there. I wonder why. It’s just a regular old Wednesday, right? There’s nothing special going tomorrow or anything. Weird. I’m scratching my head on this one just as much as you, man.

Other notable shows = were you even listening?


Thursday - November 27th, 2014 A.D.

According to my music blob on the World Wide Intrasphere (Claire and I use our own shit) we only have one show listed tonight.

It’s at Baby’s All Right. Damn. That’s cold, BB.

Please enjoy your Thursday.


Friday - November 28th, 2014 A.D.

Bob Dylan starts his run at Beacon Theater. Quick story before you scroll on your way. My grandparents (they are still with us) grew up in Hibbing, MN, the same town as one young Robert Zimmerman. And to this day, when I bring this up with my Grandpa he says, “Bob Dylan is A BUM!” because Bob Dylan disparaged where he came from.

This is my favorite Bob Dylan song played by The Byrds. BOB DYLAN IS A BUM!

French retro ‘80s synth hit maker College plays Highline Ballroom. Yep. I sure am going to play the song from “Drive.” I sure am. Remind me to tell you about the time I saw College at SXSW and he (it’s just one dude) was really good.

Death From Above 1979 play Terminal 5. These two punky thrash brothers from a couple of mothers were on a long hiatus, don’t you know. They’ve now reunited, you understand. And it feels so good, yo.

New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby does The Bell House (early show and late). He is best known to American audiences as the band manager in Flight of the Conchords. That show definitely had its moments and he was in most of them.

Other notable shows = Hooded Fang at Glasslands + Hoodie Allen (so many hoods) at The Studio at Webster Hall (Annie Shawl scheduled to open) + Living Colour at Irving Plaza + Splashh at Baby’s All Right + Hockey at Brooklyn Night Bazaar


Saturday - November 29th, 2014 A.D.

Baltimore’s Spank Rock has been playing the rap game for almost a decade now (that profile is 8 years old - please don't click his name). He first broke through with his family friendly single “Put That Pussy on Me” in 2005. Ah. Such simpler times. He’s at Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight.

Speaking of rap, Run the Jewels (El-P + Killer Mike) play Stage 48 (and tomorrow too). They are perhaps best known for appearing in Mark Kozelek’s family friendly quote from a couple weeks back, “Run the Jewels: Suck My Cock.”

Baked play Cake Shop. Come for the blissed out lo-fi psych jams - stay for the souffle.

Slayer play The Wellmont Theatre. If they stick with the heavy metals they just might get an actual NYC gig someday.

Other notable shows = The Rogers Sisters at The Wick + Bob Dylan at Beacon Theater + R. Stevie Moore at Glasslands + Greg Proops at The Bell House


Sunday - November 30th, 2014 A.D.

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson plays Glasslands. Whoa. I haven’t seen that name in forever (and by forever I mean since 2008/9). This guy used to be ubiquitous on the show scene. And then he just…………. disappeared. Not anymore. Keyser Soze is back.

GWAR play Irving Plaza. RIP Oderus. But your freak show must go on.

Cult hero/lo-fi legend R. Stevie Moore plays Cake Shop. He has released hundreds (yes, hundreds) of albums since the 1960s. He’s still doing it.

I told you DIY wasn’t dead.

Other notable shows = Run the Jewels at Stage 48 but I totally already mentioned that…


Thanks for reading, guys. Enjoy your totally normal week.

No turkeys.

No tantrums.

No thanks.


Contests & Giveaways
November 20, 2014

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see GWAR with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and AMERICAN SHARKS at Irving Plaza on Sunday, November 30th!

For show information and tickets, click here.

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 11/25. Good luck!

Contests & Giveaways
November 20, 2014

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see LIVING COLOUR with HEY GUY at Irving Plaza on Friday, November 28th!

For show information and tickets, click here.

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 11/25. Good luck!

Recommended Show
November 20, 2014

Written by Patrick McNamara

Ich konnte buchstäblich alles in diesem Raum sagen und es egal wäre . Warum also nicht auf Deutsch sagen? Wenn durch Zufall keine deutschen Referenten dies lesen, es tut mir leid , wenn die Übersetzung aus ist. Es ist die Schuld meines Computers. Ich spreche kein Deutsch.

Zeigt . Konzerte . Rock 'n Roll (huh - Ich denke das ist das gleiche in Deutsch oder Englisch). Musik. Partei. Wut. Lass uns gehen!

Diese sind in dieser Woche die besten Shows.

Thursday - November 20th, 2014 A.D.

We Are Scientists (they tweet good tweets) and TEEN and Cookies (yum) play Brooklyn Bowl. All three of those bands make nice sounds. I have yet to actually bowl a game at Brooklyn Bowl. I’m not really financially ready right now.

Delicate Steve play Mercury Lounge. It’s a “Butterfly” thing. You wouldn’t understand. Except……. unless……... you DO……. you know, mannnnnn?.......... you KNOW?

Bellows play Shea Stadium. I just wrote about this good new band and I would really like it if you read it because goddamn it what the hell did I write it for then? It’s like I already know Bellows are good.

Other notable shows = DJ Pictureplane and Teengirl Fantasy at Palisades + Mykki Blanco at The Jewish Museum + Phosphorescent at Knitting Factory + Javelin at Kipling (free) + JD Samson at Friends and Lovers (also free) + Brooklyn Youth Chorus w/ Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry at BAM + Kid Millions at (le) poisson rouge


Friday - November 21st, 2014 A.D.

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Bryce Dessner of The National and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire team up to do something most likely big and euphoric that swells with awesome at BAM tonight. They did all that yesterday too. Good thing you’re not reading this in real time or you totally would’ve missed it. They also do it tomorrow and if you’re reading this in the future that may already be in the past. This is one tricked out circle game.

ASTR and Ghost Beach and DJ Body Language play Knitting Factory’s Knitball (still get it) tonight (that’s the early show - the late show is Ski Lodge and the dude from “Pete & Pete” - a show many fondly remember and I have never seen). Here’s a good electric ASTR jam that’s already been out for a bit but I don’t care. New can be extremely overrated.

Jon Hopkins and Joakim and JDH & Dave P get FIXED at Output tonight. This rager goes late into the dark and chilly night. So come dance and sweat to warm sounds under bright lights - where everything is illuminated and anything is possible.

Ryan Hemsworth plays Rough Trade. I don’t know who that is but remember what I said earlier: NEVER TRUST A SINGER SONGWRITER NAMED RYAN.


Other notable shows = TV on the Radio at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Thee Oh Sees at Warsaw + Big Freedia at Brooklyn Bowl


Saturday - November 22nd, 2014 A.D.

Obits play Brooklyn Night Bazaar. These old ass Brooklyn punks bring the heat it every single time. The young aren’t the only ones.

Andrew W.K. plays Knitting Factory. And by this I mean he’s actually playing rock ‘n roll party songs on stage for you. This isn’t a pep talk or motivational lecture and I’m pretty sure a grand piano will not make an appearance this time. Also, remember when I went to a party at Andrew W.K.’s house?

With my naked eye I saw all the falling rain coming down on me. With my naked eye I saw it all if I said it all I could see. And it feeeeeeeels. Alriiiiiight. And it feeeeeeeels. Alriiiiiight. Luscious Jackson play The Bell House. They sang that song I was just singing while I was typing and you may now listen to it if you want.

We Were Promised Jetpacks and The Twilight Sad play Webster Hall. They are both from Scotland. FACT. No Scottish band has ever sucked. All bands from Scotland are always good. FACT. Here’s an oldie (what was 2009 even LIKE, man?) but a real goodie.

Other notable shows = St. Lucia at Terminal 5 + Pharmakon at Palisades + TV on the Radio at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Ryan Adams at Hammerstein + The Wytches at Baby’s All Right


Sunday - November 23rd, 2014 A.D.

Couch Slut play The Acheron. I am terrified of Couch Slut.

Hannibal Buress plays Knitting Factory - the real space - not those free front bar shows he was doing every week until he could stop because he got famous.

Other notable shows = Jonah Matranga and J. Robbins (Jawbox) and Doris Cellar (Freelance Whales) at Mercury Lounge + Brooklyn Youth Chorus w/ Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry at BAM + Ryan Adams at Hammerstein


That's it. Thanks for hanging again this week. It's always a chill time.

Just Announced
November 20, 2014


11/22 Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields), Greil Marcus, Tanya Donelly (of The Breeders, Belly + more), Rick Moody, Matthew Friedberger (of Fiery Furnaces), Sam Lipsyte (reuniting Dungbeetle), Jim White, Sam Davol (of Magnetic Fields), Sylvie Simmons, Golden Suits @ (le) poisson rouge
11/26 The London Souls @ Cameo Gallery
11/28 Splashh, Heathered Pearls (DJ Set), American Wrestlers, Katie Rush, R. Stevie Moore (DJ & MC) @ Baby's All Right
12/02 Fever High, Desert Stars @ Glasslands
12/04 Sophia Knapp, Daniel Knox, Vorhees, Non Human Persons, Erika Spring (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
12/05 Lemonade, Cut Copy (Tim & Ben Tag Team DJ Set), JDH @ Glasslands
12/05 Sunflower Bean, Psychic Twin, Teen Mom, The Johnny's, Mini Dresses @ Palisades
12/07 Neighbors, Isadora, Riverwild @ Glasslands
12/08 Mirah @ Secret Location
12/08 Smashing Pumpkins @ Webster Hall
12/10 Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Janeane Garofalo, Bridget Everett @ The Bell House
12/11 Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal) @ Baby's All Right
12/11 Suckers, DOM, Future Punx, Cameron Hull, Mazed (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
12/11 The Thurston Moore Band @ The Studio at Webster Hall
12/11 Dan Friel, Peter Kerlin's Octet, Charles Waters (Trio), Matt Nelson @ Trans-Pecos
12/12 Sunflower Bean, Larry and The Babes, Heeney, Nonsense @ Aviv
12/12 Bear Hands, The Tony Castles, Dreamers @ Glasslands
12/12 Penguin Prison (DJ Set w/ Live Vocals), Air Zaire (DJ Set), Speakerbot @ Glasslands
12/12 Robert DeLong, Evvy @ Rough Trade
12/12 Vitamen, Baby Dayliner, Mishka Shubaly @ Union Pool
12/15 Tinashe @ Highline Ballroom
12/16 Slonk Donkerson, Dances, Jangula @ Rough Trade
12/17 Beach Fossils, PC Worship, Jerry Paper, Laced @ Glasslands
12/18 Ice Choir, Maxo, DV-i @ Cameo Gallery
12/18 Lane 8, Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture DJs) @ Output
12/19 Run-DMC, LL COOL J, Z-Trip (DJ), Lecrae @ Barclays Center
12/20 Fat White Family @ Baby's All Right
12/20 AWKWAFINA, Bebe Panthere @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
12/20 Chris Gethard, Dan Licata, Elsa Waithe, BK Beefcakes, Shannon O'Neill, Conner O'Malley @ Union Hall
12/27 Crazy and The Brains, GYMSHORTS, Surfbort @ The Studio at Webster Hall
12/28 Bass Drum of Death, Sundelles, Lushes @ Glasslands
12/28 Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
12/30 The Hold Steady, The So So Glos @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/31 Washed Out (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/31 Spirit Family Reunion @ Rough Trade
01/02 Bird Courage, Zachary Cale, Wilder Maker @ Rough Trade
01/02 Nat Baldwin, Voice Coils, Butcher Boy, Rokenri @ Silent Barn
01/03 Tijuana Panthers, The Garden @ Asbury Lanes
01/03 Motel Pools @ Baby's All Right
01/03 Geoff Rickly (of Thursday/United Nations/No Devotion), Vinnie Caruana, Matty Carlock @ Dante Hall Theater of The Arts
01/11 Kawehi @ Bowery Ballroom
01/13 Cage, Weerd Science, Ceschi, Apparitions @ Saint Vitus Bar
01/14 Destructo, Motez, Anna Lunoe, T.Williams @ Output
01/19 Fat White Family @ Baby's All Right
01/19 Savages @ Baby's All Right
01/20 The Ting Tings @ Bowery Ballroom
01/21 Savages @ Mercury Lounge
01/21 The Ting Tings @ Rough Trade
01/24 Savages @ Saint Vitus Bar
01/24 Datsik @ Terminal 5
01/24 Extreme @ The Space at Westbury
01/26 Marilyn Manson @ Terminal 5
01/29 Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Tyga @ Barclays Center
02/11 Jay Farrar (Son Volt) @ City Winery
02/14 Two Gallants @ Rough Trade
02/17 A Place to Bury Strangers @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/20 The Districts @ Bowery Ballroom
02/21 Helmet (playing "Betty") @ Bowery Ballroom
02/22 Helmet (playing "Betty") @ Saint Vitus Bar
02/27 The Dodos, Springtime Carnivore @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/05 Punch Brothers @ Beacon Theater
03/05 Hundred Waters @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/09 Catfish and The Bottlemen @ Bowery Ballroom
03/13 The Church @ Bowery Ballroom
03/14 The Church @ Rough Trade
03/16 The Pop Group @ Rough Trade
03/17 The Pop Group @ Bowery Ballroom
03/25 The Lone Bellow, Odessa @ Bowery Ballroom
03/26 The Lone Bellow @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/27 Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/04 Damien Rice @ Beacon Theater
04/06 The Decemberists @ Beacon Theater
04/10 Philip Selway (of Radiohead) @ (le) poisson rouge
04/10 Public Service Broadcasting @ Bowery Ballroom
04/14 Walk The Moon, The Griswolds @ Terminal 5
05/15 Polaris from The Adventures of Pete & Pete @ Highline Ballroom
06/04 Ride @ Terminal 5
07/16 Foo Fighters @ Citi Field


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Random Rockness

This holiday season spend your money on shows.

Not friends and/or family.

Unless your generous gift to them is a pair of tickets to a show.

Please be sure to include a card with clear instructions that they must take you.

Wishing you and yours a merry time.

Best regards,

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