The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Parquet Courts + Thurston Moore + Broad City Live! + James Murphy + Modern Baseball + Cymbals Eat Guitars + Porches + Cayetana + Crocodiles + lots more goodness
Written by Patrick McNamara
Let’s talk about shows, baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Let’s talk about shows.
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Thursday - December 11th, 2014 A.D.
The #1 most popular upcoming show on the entire site (the entire SITE, mannn) is Parquet Parkay Courts Quarts + PC Worship + Blues Control at Webster Hall tonight. All three of those bands are good. Maybe that’s why this show is so popular. I’m not sure. I need to tighten up the science before I can confidently make that connection.
The Thurston Moore Band plays a free show at The Studio at Webster Hall. He was in some other band before this one but I can’t remember what it was.
DJ James Murphy does his DJ thing at Output tonight. I don’t usually include DJ sets in this dynamic feature because they are DJ set but I know how much you love all things James Murphy so why not. Evvvvvvvverybody loves James Murphy. The Rapture were better than LCD but James Murphy James Murphy James Murphy.
Chicago’s Russian Circles have been instrumentally “post-something” shredding for the better part of a decade now. Damn, time fucking flies. They play Music Hall of Williamsburg and they’re going to bring it.
I like every single band on this lineup at Gramercy Theater tonight. Every. Single. Band. I’m into the punk pop (not to be confused with pop punk which is just a slightly different sitch but the two scenes still like each other and get along). Headliner Modern Baseball = good band. Foxing = good band. Crying = good band. Knuckle Puck = good band. Somos = good band (and strong 2014 Album of the Year contender if I were to write such things, maybe, we’ll see, it depends if I have time). I’ll be at this one so come say hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
Staten Island’s Cymbals Eat Guitars is a rock solid band. They’re a band’s band and a fan’s band and I hope they keep playing forever. They play Knitting Factory with the superb Alex G (another 2014 Album of the Year contender). Damn. So many good shows tonight.
Porches (click that) + LVL UP (click that too) + What Moon Things (click that three) lead the way at Palisades tonight and all three of THOSE bands are good. What the hell, Friday. Why do you have so many good shows all up in you? What’s a music blob supposed to do?
Saturday - December 13th, 2014 A.D.
London’s (but now Brooklyn’s, I think) Fat White Family are known for their “crazy” stage antics. They’re one of those “crazy” rock ‘n roll bands. You know, back when rock ‘n roll was authentic and “crazy” and meant something, mannnn. They play Baby’s All Right tonight and it should be a pretty fun one although it might get a little “crazy.”
Broad City Live! is at The Bell House. That’s a very funny television programme, isn’t it? Oh my God I’m such an Abbi! The two shows tonight have been sold out for months but who knows you could probably get in where there’s a will there’s a pay.
New Jersey’s Rye Coalition play WFMU’s Monty Hall. I’m glad that band is still doing it, man. Rye Coalition brings the heat. I saw them at Pianos when that place first opened in like 2003 and was sure they were going to become huge. There’s still time. It's never too late.... until it's too late.
Other notable shows = Computer Magic at Glasslands + Devin at The Flat + Hector’s Pets at The Grand Victory + Worriers at The Rock Shop + Celestial Shore at Brooklyn Night Bazaar + Aimee Mann and Ted Leo at Town Hall + Kal Marks at Silent Barn
Sunday - December 14th, 2014 A.D.
John Waters does a Christmas show at City Winery. You know that’s going to be good. Want to know why? Because John Waters is the best.
Psych popping San Diego rumpshakers (?) Crocodiles and Cassie Ramone of The Ramones (jk!) play Glasslands. Again... not too many shows left there, in this, its last month of existence. Mono No Aware.
Justin Timberlake play Barclays Center tonight and fuck that little Mickey Mouse kid. (jk i luv him jk i do not jk who cares jk one world jk imagine jk hope)
You know what we just did? We talked about shows, baby. We talked about you and me. We talked about all the good things and the bad things that may be. We talked about shows.
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