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February 11, 2016
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THE BEST SHOWS IN NYC THIS WEEKEND!

Please note that Sunday is Valentine's Day so stick around for our complete show guide for that stupid holiday.

Luv U!

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 11, 2016 A.D.

Blonde Redhead play Rough Trade. Still a great band after all these years.

For no real reason at all other than my own imaginative procrastination, here are some popular films that came out the year Blonde Redhead formed:

Jurassic Park (how about Jeff Goldblum being all OVER that Super Bowl, though - how uncanny - how bizarre)

Mrs. Doubtfire (too soon?)

The Fugitive ("search every outhouse henhouse lighthouse whorehouse chickenhouse wafflehouse")

Sleepless in Seattle (they get together in the end and it closes the storybook ending of Meg Ryan's career)

Philadelphia (one helluva year for you, Hanks, one helluva year)

The Pelican Brief ("you made a BIG mistake not selling these really expensive clothes to me because I'm a hooker BIG mistake")

..oh wait that was Pretty Woman wasn't it...

Both Beacon and Blondes sling the electronic chill vibes that'll make you feel dope all over. See them sling the sonic goodness at Bowery Ballroom and treat yourself to a double dose of zigazig ahhhhhhh.

DJ/producer/performer Amtrac (aka Caleb Cornett) plays Good Room and let me tell you some straight up true spit right now, man, four years later and I STILL blast this big time JAM whenever I wanna get lifted which is almost always.

CLASSIC CUT.

(Amtrac should remix "Meet Me Halfway" that would be so ill)

Other notable Thursday shows = Whores at Saint Vitus + Antibalas at Brooklyn Bowl

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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 12, 2016 A.D.

Toronto's PUP play Saint Vitus (GOING) and they are simply one of the best live bands playing the game today. BET. If you haven't seen them yet and you like the punk rock you should go see them at your earliest convenience. Tonight is sold-out, though. But it's fine. They're coming back in June….although this time at a bigger venue….which makes sense when you're one of the best bands in the game.

So good.

Modern Baseball play Baby's All Right (w/ Jeff Rosenstock and Pinegrove). That's a pretty small space for this GOOD band to be playing. No wonder it's sold-out then. If you have a ticket, cool, I'm very happy for you. If you don't have a ticket but still want to go, my thoughts go out to you during this difficult time.

Screaming Females play WFMU Monty Hall (tomorrow too) and the PATH to punk ends in Jersey City.

Other notable Friday shows = Chrome Sparks at Baby's All Right + Talib Kweli at Irving Plaza + Gin Blossoms at The Wellmont Theatre

"….ANYwhere you go….I'll follow you down….I'll follow you down….but not THAT far." ←-- best song about super conditional love ever

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SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 13, 2016 A.D.

Detroit post ____ punks Protomartyr play Music Hall of Williamsburg. Get down with the ____ goodness. Bring earplugs and nobody gets permanently hurt.

Oakland post ______ punk band The Soft Moon (w/ Container ) play Market Hotel (and tomorrow at Saint Vitus).

Get _________!

Martin Courtney of ____ _____ plays Baby's All Right (w/ EZTV). Oh whoa whoa whoa oh oh Oh whoa whoa whoa oh oh it's real.

Kevin Morby (he's good) + Sam Cohen (you bet) + Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats (and how) play alone and together at The Box. Recommended if you like strong songwriters and who doesn't like that.

Other notable Saturday shows = Screaming Females at WMFU Monty Hall + Such Houndsat Surburbia + Surf Rock is Dead at Palisades + Diet Cig at Aviv

SEE ALL OF OUR SATURDAY PICKS

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 14, 2016 A.D.

Happy Valentines Day! I really hope you make the most of this stupid holiday.

Here are all the good Valentine's Day Shows happening tonight.

But let's highlight a few of them right quick.

There's a big time benefit for Planned Parenthood at Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ performances by Mac DeMarco, Delicate Steve, Kevin Morby, Cassie Ramone, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Saint Rich, Kid Congo and lots more.

Good shit.

Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow and artist Sarah Ortmeyer are doing a marathon six hour performance (called Valium Valentine) at MoMA PS1 today starting at noon. Don't worry. Friends are helping them. These buds include Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykki Li,Amen Dunes, Empress Of, Charli XCX and more.

Here's Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2001 at Mercury Lounge. Just because.

Mitski is hella good.

Mal Devisa is hella good too.

They both play Knitting Factory. Go if you like seeing two hella good artists.

Other notable Valentine's Day shows = TEEN at Union Pool + Maxwell and Nas at Barclay's Center + The Dream at Bowery Ballroom + The Soft Moon at Saint Vitus + Juan Wauters andTall Juan at Shea Stadium + Painted Zeros at Silent Barn + Haybaby at The Studio at Webster Hall

SEE ALL OF OUR SUNDAY PICKS

Have fun out there.

Be excellent to each other...

...and party on, dudes.


Just Announced
February 11, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

02/18 Ra Ra Riot @ Rough Trade

02/21 Eartheater, Sunk Heaven, Colby Nathan, Tom Kovacevic, Caethua @ Trans-Pecos

02/23 Beech Creeps, Squad Car, Suspect @ ALPHAVILLE.

02/24 Coastgaard, Surf Rock is Dead @ Mercury Lounge

02/26 Jawbreaker Reunion, Sharpless, Thelma, Flower Housewife @ Shea Stadium

02/26 Cakes Da Killa, Juiceboxxx, Tippwerk, Spewing Cum, Jaguar Pyramids @ Trans-Pecos

02/27 Future @ Stage 48

02/29 Leapling, Celestial Shore, Jonah Furman @ Shea Stadium

02/29 CFM, PC Worship, VBA, Drawing Boards @ Silent Barn

03/02 Holy Ghost! @ MoMA

03/04 Port St. Willow, Widest Smiling Faces @ ALPHAVILLE.

03/09 Haybaby, Total Slacker, Eureka California, Parlor Walls @ Palisades

03/10 Dean Blunt @ Market Hotel

03/10 Dan Friel, GDFX, Noveller, Hubble @ Trans-Pecos

03/19 Nadastrom @ Brooklyn Bowl

03/19 Stacey Pullen, Ellen Allien, Ataxia @ Output

03/21 Jake Bugg, Spookyland @ Bowery Ballroom

03/25 Yung, B Boys, The Yin Yangs @ Shea Stadium

03/26 Girlpool, Palm, Fraternal Twin, 100 Percent @ Market Hotel

03/28 Wiki, Antwon @ S.O.B.'s

03/31 Slaves (UK) @ Rough Trade

03/31 Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House

04/01 Mal Blum, Leah Wellbaum of Slothrust, Vagabon, Real Life Buildings @ Mercury Lounge

04/01 Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House

04/06 Smashing Pumpkins (acoustic), Liz Phair @ Beacon Theater

04/07 Wave Racer @ Rough Trade

04/08 Boytoy, Las Rosas, Threats, Surfbort @ Mercury Lounge

04/08 Tournament, Desert Sharks, Aneurysm @ Shea Stadium

04/10 Chairlift @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

04/13 Kvelertak, Torche, Wild Throne @ Irving Plaza

04/13 Har Mar Superstar @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

04/14 Har Mar Superstar @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

04/14 Songhoy Blues @ (le) poisson rouge

04/16 Pictureplane, Vowws, Night Club @ Baby's All Right

04/16 Parquet Courts, Soda @ BSP

04/20 Beach Slang, Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

04/26 Freddie Gibbs @ Highline Ballroom

04/27 Julien Baker @ Bowery Ballroom

04/28 Thurston Moore Group @ Rough Trade

04/29 Parker Millsap @ Bowery Ballroom

04/29 Magic Giant @ Mercury Lounge

04/29 Penguin Prison, Foxtrott, PROM @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

04/30 Penguin Prison, Savoir Adore, Paperwhite @ Bowery Ballroom

05/02 Fat White Family, Dilly Dally @ Baby's All Right

05/02 Haunted Summer @ Mercury Lounge

05/03 Fat White Family, Dilly Dally @ (le) poisson rouge

05/04 Muuy Biien @ Shea Stadium

05/05 Lou Doillon @ (le) poisson rouge

05/05 Bush @ The Paramount

05/05 Peter Cetera @ The Wellmont Theatre

05/07 Del tha Funky Homosapien @ Brooklyn Bowl

05/07 Ought, Priests, Florist @ Silent Barn

05/08 Peelander-Z, Math the Band, TORANAVOX, Hard Nips @ Brooklyn Bowl

05/12 Old 97's, Heartless Bastards, BJ Barham @ Irving Plaza

05/12 La Luz @ Market Hotel

05/12 Fruit Bats @ Rough Trade

05/13 Rogue Wave @ Bowery Ballroom

05/13 Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! @ Gramercy Theatre

05/13 Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! @ Gramercy Theatre

05/14 Anvil, Lich King @ Black Bear Bar

05/14 Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! @ Gramercy Theatre

05/14 Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! @ Gramercy Theatre

05/14 Rogue Wave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

05/19 LANY @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

05/20 Memory Tapes, Ellie Herring @ Palisades

05/20 LANY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

05/20 Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop @ Town Hall

05/20 Parquet Courts, B Boys @ Webster Hall

05/26 Battles @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

05/26 Despise You, Yacoepsae, Sanitys Dawn, Whoresnation, Six Brew Bantha, Backslider @ Saint Vitus Bar

06/03 Peter Cetera @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

06/04 The Sonics, The Woggles, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

06/04 The Killers, M83, HAIM, Miike Snow, Miguel, Purity Ring, Action Bronson, Lord Huron, Mac Miller, Against Me!, Catfish and The Bottlemen, MisterWives, Albert Hammond Jr., Thundercat, Jon Bellion, Marian Hill, Torres, The Knocks, Louis The Child, Nothing, Holly Miranda, Eliot Sumner @ Randall's Island

06/05 Kanye West, Death Cab For Cutie, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Chet Faker, Gary Clark Jr., Joey Bada$, Courtney Barnett, Eagles of Death Metal, Thomas Jack, Cold War Kids, Vince Staples, Galantis, Vic Mensa, Bat For Lashes, Betty Who, FIDLAR, Circa Waves, Whilk & Misky, Day Wave, Blank Range, Tor Miller @ Randall's Island

06/07 Beyoncé @ Citi Field

06/08 Beyoncé @ Citi Field

06/10 Alice Smith @ Irving Plaza

06/15 Florence and the Machine, Grimes @ Barclays Center

06/15 The Neighbourhood @ Terminal 5

06/17 Mumford & Sons @ Forest Hills Stadium

06/22 Kevin Morby, Jaye Bartell @ Rough Trade

07/12 Hall and Oates, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ PNC Bank Arts Center

11/25 Zoe Keating @ Highline Ballroom

AND MORE...

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Contests & Giveaways
February 08, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see JOHNNYSWIM at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, March 2nd!

There are approximately 2,000 miles between Nashville and Los Angeles. Both cities are home to JOHNNYSWIM. However, the duo's music far transcends that distance. It's easy to understand why A Prairie Home Companion declared that Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez are "21st century troubadours." As JOHNNYSWIM, they embody the tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that's uniquely their own.

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 3/1. Good luck!

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Contests & Giveaways
February 08, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see DOUG TUTTLE at Rough Trade on Thursday, February 25th!

New Hampshire-native Doug Tuttle (ex-MMOSS) has been perfecting his signature brand of zoned-out, winsome jangle for nigh on a decade, first as one of the primary songwriters in New Hampshire psychedelic band MMOSS & now as a solo artist. His eponymous debut was released in 2013 by Trouble In Mind Records, who will release the follow-up "It Calls On Me" in February of 2016.

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 2/24. Good luck!

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Contests & Giveaways
February 08, 2016
Villageoflove_625

We have a pair of tickets to give away to the Annual Valentine's Day Planned Parenthood of NYC Benefit Concert & Dance, VILLAGE OF LOVE, on Sunday, February 14th at Music Hall of Williamsburg!

The event will feature performances by: Mac DeMarco, Boss Hog, Kevin Morby, Kid Congo, Delicate Steve, Skaters, Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars), Saint Rich, Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls), Juan Wauters, Mutual Benefit, Laura Gibson, Mark Eitzel, Marlon Williams, The Mystery Lights, No Eagles and more!

For event information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 2/12. Good luck!


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Contests & Giveaways
February 08, 2016
Protomartyr_625

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see PROTOMARTYR with PRIESTS and BEECH CREEPS at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, February 13th!

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Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 2/11. Good luck!

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Contests & Giveaways
February 08, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see PIMPS OF JOYTIME with KENDRA MORRIS at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 12th!

For show information and tickets, click here.

Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winner will be selected at random on 2/11. Good luck!

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