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Contests & Giveaways
May 05, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to see GWENNO with SHANA FALANA at Rough Trade on Wednesday, May 18th!

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Contests & Giveaways
May 05, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see HARD WORKING AMERICANS (ft. Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Jesse Aycock and Duane Trucks) at Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday, May 17th!

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Contests & Giveaways
May 05, 2016
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We have a pair if tickets to give away to see ROGUE WAVE with HEY MARSEILLES at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, May 14th!

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Contests & Giveaways
May 05, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see GARY NUMAN (performing Telekon) at Gramercy Theatre on Thursday, May 12th!

As an Electro and Industrial music pioneer Gary Numan's influence has been recognized by a diverse array of the world's greatest artists—from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails. Numan's impact was crystallized in the U.S. some three decades ago with his now legendary performance of his worldwide hit 'Cars' and 'Praying To The Aliens' to an audience of 40 million people on the US TV institution that is Saturday Night Live—a performance that changed the sound of popular music forever.

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Contests & Giveaways
May 05, 2016
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We have a pair of tickets to give away to see OLD 97S with HEARTLESS BASTARDS and BJ BARHAM at Irving Plaza on Thursday, May 12th!

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Just Announced
May 05, 2016
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SELECT SHOWS ADDED TO THE SITE THIS WEEK

05/09 White Lung @ Secret Location

05/12 Louis C.K. @ Brooklyn Bowl

05/13 Jon Brion @ City Winery

05/13 Floating Points (DJ Set), Love On The Run (DJ Set), You're A Melody @ Good Room

05/13 Ryley Walker @ Market Hotel

05/20 Ho99o9 @ Aviv

05/21 The Sons & Heirs @ The Bell House

05/23 Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal) @ (le) poisson rouge

06/01 Robyn, Matthew Dear (DJ Set) @ MoMA

06/02 Bully, LVL UP @ Arlene's Grocery

06/02 Joey Bada$ @ Irving Plaza

06/02 Bob Moses @ Output

06/03 MS MR, Transviolet, Matt Mason @ Bowery Ballroom

06/03 Thundercat @ Brooklyn Bowl

06/03 Mac Miller @ Irving Plaza

06/03 The Knocks @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

06/03 Thomas Jack @ Marquee

06/03 Duke Dumont @ Output

06/03 Braids @ Rough Trade

06/03 Against Me! @ Webster Hall

06/04 Holly Miranda, Jack and Eliza @ Arlene's Grocery

06/04 Albert Hammond Jr., Public Access TV @ Brooklyn Bowl

06/04 Black Pistol Fire @ Gramercy Theatre

06/04 Vince Staples @ Irving Plaza

06/04 Day Wave @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn

06/04 Years and Years @ Webster Hall

06/11 Savak, Big Quiet, Honey Radar @ Union Pool

06/15 Plague Vendor, Kim and The Created @ Rough Trade

06/21 Kevin Morby, Jaye Bartell @ Mercury Lounge

06/22 Olga Bell (performing "Krai") @ 28 Liberty Plaza

07/02 Fear Of Men @ Bowery Ballroom

07/07 Lion Babe @ Gramercy Theatre

07/08 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ Brooklyn Bowl

07/16 She Wants Revenge @ Irving Plaza

07/16 Hey Mercedes, Prawn @ Market Hotel

07/16 Deer Tick, Margo Price, Anais Mitchell, Breanna Barbara @ Pier 97

07/16 The Muffs, The Low Doses @ WFMU Monty Hall

07/19 Iron Chic, Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, ROMP @ Aviv

07/20 Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Tony Shanahan @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell

07/20 Murs, Propaganda @ The Studio at Webster Hall

07/22 GØGGS, Ty Segall (playing in GØGGS) @ Rough Trade

07/27 The Besnard Lakes @ Mercury Lounge

07/28 The Besnard Lakes @ Rough Trade

07/28 Bouncing Souls, Beach Slang, Cayetana @ Stone Pony

07/29 Bouncing Souls, Rocket From The Crypt @ Stone Pony

07/29 Todd Terje & The Olsens, Lindstrom, Jaga Jazzist @ Studio E Warehouse

07/30 Boys Noize, HEALTH, Polica @ Studio E Warehouse

07/30 Jon Bellion @ Webster Hall

08/01 Garbage @ Central Park SummerStage

08/02 The Last Shadow Puppets, Cameron Avery @ United Palace Theatre

08/05 M. Ward, Margaret Glaspy @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell

08/05 Pinegrove, Sports, Half Waif, Forth Wanderers @ WFMU Monty Hall

08/06 Mad Decent Block Party @ MCU Park

08/06 William Bell, James Hunter, George Porter Jr. (w/ The Runnin’ Pardners), Jonathan Toubin @ Pier 97

08/07 Mad Decent Block Party @ MCU Park

08/12 Marco Benevento @ American Beauty NYC

08/12 Savoir Adore, VHS Collection, The Wild Wild @ Bowery Ballroom

08/12 Cracker @ City Winery

08/13 Blink-182, All American Rejects, A Day To Remember, All Time Low @ Jones Beach

08/14 Blink-182, A Day To Remember, All Time Low @ PNC Bank Arts Center

08/24 Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally @ Beacon Theater

08/27 Flume @ Forest Hills Stadium

09/06 Lianne La Havas @ Webster Hall

09/07 Beyoncé @ MetLife Stadium

09/12 Wolves in the Throne Room @ Saint Vitus Bar

09/13 Wolves in the Throne Room @ Saint Vitus Bar

09/17 Young The Giant, Ra Ra Riot @ Radio City Music Hall

09/23 Princess @ Brooklyn Bowl

09/23 The Kills @ Terminal 5

09/24 Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds) @ Beacon Theater

09/27 Jake Bugg @ Terminal 5

10/01 Luna @ Rough Trade

10/02 Luna @ Rough Trade

10/10 Still Corners @ Baby's All Right

10/13 Joan Baez @ The Capitol Theatre

10/15 Joan Baez @ The Capitol Theatre

10/20 Foy Vance @ Bowery Ballroom

10/21 Foy Vance @ Rough Trade

10/23 Gojira @ Terminal 5

10/28 Streetlight Manifesto @ PlayStation Theater (FKA Best Buy Theater)

11/05 The Boxer Rebellion @ Bowery Ballroom

11/09 Skinny Lister @ The Studio at Webster Hall

AND MORE...

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The Oh My Rockness Guide to Free Summer Shows in NYC

Recommended Show
May 05, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

SPOILER ALERT: Win Butler No Age Beverly Waxahatchee Big Ups Frightened Rabbit Caveman Sheer Mag Mitski Porches Beach Fossils Crystal Castles Dizzee Rascal White Lung Del Yacht Woods Jerry Seinfeld The Black Lips Wild Nothing

But that's just a tease of the musical goodness yet to come...

Please allow me a few #chill moments of your undivided #procrastination time to discuss this weekend's musical #goodness in #NYC.

These are the good shows I know I know these are the good shows I know.

Thursday - May 5, 2016 A.D.

If you want to see four good bands tonight and you don't want to move (except to the chill beats when the bands are playing) might I be so bold as to suggest you go to Baby's All Right tonight and stay there? Beverly (good band) + EZTV (good band) + Painted Zeroes (good band) + Tall Juan (good band) all play and this = a (good) show!

Of course you might choose to see Big Ups at Shea Stadium instead. That's fine too. They are a good band. I totally get where you're coming from.

Or, maybe you just want to see Waxahatchee at The Bell House. Totally get it. Katie Crutchfield & crew are good! Why wouldn't you want to see them?

But if you decide to go see Bush tonight you, my friend, are on your own. This blob don't play that.

*fine the opening riff on Machinehead is kind of good in a '90s radio way but that's as far as I'll go with the Bush compliments until we know each other better

Other notable Thursday shows = Frightened Rabbit and Caveman at Terminal 5 + Sheer Mag (who are SICK, BTW) at WFMU Monty Hall + Super Furry Animals at Webster Hall + Mykki Blanco at Market Hotel + DJ Shit Robot at Good Room + Mirah at BRIC House + Low Cut Connie (free) at Baby's All Right + Jerry Seinfeld at Beacon Theater

SEE ALL OF OUR THURSDAY PICKS

Friday - May 6, 2016 A.D.

There are a lot of shows tonight. I'm just letting you know up front so you have an extra second to emotionally prepare yourself. Ready? Let's do it!

Mitski (good!) + Porches (good!) + Beach Fossils (good!) lead a good (!) lineup for NYU's annual Strawberry Festival. Like every year, it's FREE. Like every year, you say you're gonna go to this and you never do. Guess what? THIS IS THE YEAR YOU GO TO THIS.

Also. If you like Free Summer Shows. Please check out this dope list we made 4 U!!!!!!

The Rockness Guide to Free Summer Shows

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Dizzee Rascal performs his classic album "Boy in Da Corner" at Music Hall of Williamsburg for Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. He's good!

Sheer Mag play Market Hotel. They're SICK!

Yacht play Brooklyn Bowl. You bet!

Wall play Cake Shop. Yes, please!

So much goodness tonight. I told you. What if I were to tell you there's even MORE? Would you freak out?????? Let's list some more good shows happening tonight and see what happens!

Other notable Friday shows = The Men at Alphaville + Solids at Palisades + Born Ruffians at WFMU Monty Hall + Vetiver at The Bell House + Chelsea Wolfe at Stone Pony + Nancy Whang at Knitting Factory

SEE ALL OF OUR FRIDAY PICKS

Saturday - May 7, 2016 A.D.

Crystal Castles + No Age (the. best. band.) + Kero Kero Bonito play a big old warehouse in Brooklyn and as of this writing (12:14pm in The Year That I'm Writing This A.D.) there are still tickets available so get on it if you want it and don't get mad at me if it's sold-out by the time you check I didn't do it I just blob here.

Vancouver ___ punks White Lung (so good!) play Baby's All Right and I don't know what your plans are this evening but I'll be at this one if this fact sways you either way. Feel free to just love this song if you want.

Del the Funky Homosapien play Brooklyn Bowl and speaking from a purely personal perspective (if I may be so bold to do that on my own music blob) I think he might be my favorite lyrical flow artist of all time. People rate this dude highly and I still think he's underrated. The best. Bet.

DJ Windows 98 spins records with a live percussionist at 88 Palace in Chinatown. Who?

Beverly play a free show at Rough Trade at 2pm today and if you're the type that likes going to see really good ____ punk bands without having to pay for the privilege I highly suggest you be there.

Also! Don't forget about our Free Summer Shows list! I promise I'll only mention it again twice a day from now until September.

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Other notable Saturday shows = Peter Silberman of The Antlers (solo) at Trans-Pecos + Bear Hands at Webster Hall Marlin Room + Ought at Silent Barn + Woods and Ultimate Painting at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Jonathan Toubin's New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off at Market Hotel

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Sunday - May 8, 2016 A.D.

Wild Nothing play Webster Hall. If you were to ask me to name three of my favorite albums of the last ten years I would probably mention this one. As for the other two? I don't know. Let's figure it out later.

The Black Lips play Bowery Ballroom. These ____ punks keep getting better and that's noteworthy considering they started pretty goddamn good.

Montreal's Ought play Rough Trade. I've said it before and I'll say it again. This band is good!

Other notable Sunday shows = Kamasi Washington at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse + Mirah at WFMU Monty Hall + Chelsea Wolfe at Music Hall of Williamsburg

SEE ALL OF OUR SUNDAY PICKS

Thanks for reading about the good shows in NYC this week.

Have fun out there.

Be excellent to each other.

Party on, _____!

Those were the good shows I know I know those were the good shows I know.

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