The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: D'Angelo + Porches + Hannibal Burress + DJ Animal Collective + Chumped + Alex G + Anvil + Frankie Cosmos + lots more goodness
Written by Patrick McNamara
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Let’s now talk about some hot buzzing shows! Woo! I love live music! Concerts! Party! Nightlife! Wooooooooooooooooooooo!
Thursday - February 5th, 2014 A.D.
"My name is Sandy and I'm 14 years old." Alex G plays Palisades. He’s one of my new favorite musicians going, man. That’s why I wrote all these nice words about him. See Alex at this small space so maybe one day you can say you saw him when.
Brooklyn shoegaze indie popsters Ex Cops play Baby’s All Right with DJ sets by Crocodiles and Prince Rama. By the way, I am available to spin your party under my moniker DJ Chad Farthouse. Hit me up if interested. I can hold one headphone up to my ear with the best of them.
Metal anti-legends Anvil play The Shop. And if you haven’t seen this documentary about them yet don’t let that stop you from getting into it now. Only haters say things are too late. It’s never, ever, ever, too late. For anything. Forever and Ever. Amen.
Friday - February 6th, 2014 A.D.
Porches (click that when you’re ready) + Frankie Cosmos (click that 2 whenever it’s cool 4 U) + Krill (“I SAID TURN YOUR KEY, SIR”) lead a very good lineup at Bowery Ballroom tonight. I’d say if you had to make it to one tonight, this is the one you just might want to make.
Animal Collective DJs spin at Brooklyn Bowl. As of press time, DJ Chad Farthouse not yet asked to open. But I just wanted to throw out again that I’m available and have a very minimal set-up. Just need access to a double cassette player - one that preferably records.
Hannibal Buress (see my reference to him previously) plays The Space at Westbury and I hope you’re happy now. You had so many chances to see this guy make the funny for free at Knitting Factory over the last couple years. And now he’s huge. Clear eyes. Full heart. You snooze. You lose.
Saturday - February 7th, 2014 A.D.
Legend Michael Eugene Archer, aka D’Angelo, plays Apollo Theater. He’ll be performing songs off his new album “Black Messiah” probably possibly. Nobody could confirm this is actually the case (not that I reached out to anybody) but the record just came out last month so why would he not? Just giving you a little insight into my thinking before I make such bold unsubstantiated proclamations. By the way, this show is sold-out. REAL sold-out.
California X (click it or ticket) + PINKWASH (click it or ticket) + Worriers (click it or ticket) are three good bands who all happen to be playing Knitting Factory tonight. If you don’t like guitars I suggest you stay away from this one (and pretty much every other show I’ve mentioned so far this week - but I do recommend you check out the next DJ Chad Farthouse gig).
Bellows play Palisades. And he makes pretty, lo-fi eccentro-pop that’s sad, strange, exciting, excellent. Consider going to this one and then consider thanking me the next time you see me. Probably the best way to connect is to come to the next DJ Chad Farthouse show.
Other notable shows = Jason Isbell and Damien Jurado at Beacon Theater + Hannibal Buress at The Capitol Theatre + Bambara at Silent Barn + Lee Ranaldo at Rockwood Music Hall + The Movielife at Irving Plaza + The Felice Brothers at Cannon’s Blackthorn
Sunday - February 8th, 2014 A.D.
Future of What play Baby’s All Right tonight. The fine Brooklyn band recently released their sublime debut album. It’s called “Pro Dreams” and you can impossibly stream the entire thing below. Technology be crazy tho.
Other notable shows = Hannibal Buress at BAM (clear eyes full heart you snooze you lose) + that television programme Togetherness I mentioned previously
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