The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Alvvays + Perfect Pussy + Porches + Xiu Xiu + Fat White Family + Marching Church + Diarrhea Planet + Dark Blue + Birdman + The Dirty Nil + Single Mothers + lots more goodness - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Alvvays + Perfect Pussy + Porches + Xiu Xiu + Fat White Family + Marching Church + Diarrhea Planet + Dark Blue + Birdman + The Dirty Nil + Single Mothers + lots more goodness

April 02, 2015
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Written by Patrick McNamara R U READY

2 TXT ABT GOOD SHWZZZ!!!!!!!

Well come on, girrrl! Let's do it then, guyyy!

These are the best shows this week.

I LUV NYC.

Thursday - April 2nd, 2015 A.D.

Toronto's Alvvays has been blovving up in the last year and I'm pretty sure it's all due to the vvonderfully positive press I have dished out in generous doses right here on this very music blob. The band's popularity might also be because they vvrite really good songs and goodness alvvays vvins in the end. Not sure. Anyvvay, Alvvays play Bowery Ballroom and once again I made all the Ws look like Vs because my copy goes the extra blob.

Porches play Baby's All Right and perhaps I've already said too many kind things about this band. NO NO NEVER. My compliments don't die - they just _________. File Under: a really good band. RIYL: finding free money on the street. In summation, smooth.

Eccentro-pop* legends Xiu Xiu came all the way from their hood on the West Coast to headline the Ecstatic Music Fest at Merkin Concert Hall tonight. Don't you think the least you could do would be to show up for this goodness?

(*they were one of the first bands I described as eccentro-pop way back in 2005 or something and I thought that genre name I made up was going to make us both famous.)

Crazy ass London (but they live here now) band Fat White Family play Mercury Lounge. I wonder if they'll get naked. Here's crossing everything that they do not. I tolerate a lot of things but not #SMUT.

(*really hoping the use of hashtag SMUT improves our SEO)

Other notable shows = Peaking Lights at Output (free) + Rocky Votolato at Suburbia

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Friday - April 3rd, 2015 A.D.

Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy started a new record label. It's called Honor Press and their kick-off showcase is happening tonight and tomorrow at Baby's All Right. Perfect Pussy will play both nights. Other good bands playing include, So Stressed (click that because I wrote the SHIT outta that band profile) + Sick Feeling (same) + Meat Wave (yes) + Mannequin Pussy (exactly). A very strong lineup all around. Consider going to this. Because your life is dope. And you do dope shit.

Marching Church is the other band of Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt. The Danish dudes play a " Secret Location" tonight (a show so intimate it will feel like nobody's there!) and again tomorrow at The Acheron. This Is. Punk. Rock.

Mirah + Worriers + Slothrust lead a real good one at Knitting Factory. Come for the (mostly) punk hits, stay for the spins by DJ Sadie of Speedy Ortiz.

Speaking of (mostly) punk, Vulture Shit (click that) and Flagland (click that) get noisy with some other loud ass bands at Aviv. You're not going to like the way this one permanently damages your ears in a few years without proper safety equipment. I guarantee it.

Other notable shows = Reptar at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (free) + Avan Lava at Bowery Ballroom + Connections at Cake Shop + Teengirl Fantasy at Lot 45 + Nude Beach + White Hills at The Bell House

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Saturday - April 4th, 2015 A.D.

Diarrhea Planet play Bowery Ballroom with Left & Right. This is Diarrhea Planet's world - we're all just pooping uncontrollably in it.

Philadelphia's Dark Blue play The Acheron (with Marching Church who I already totally just mentioned previously). I recently wrote some nice words about these chilly punks because I like them. That's the way this blob works. No press releases required.

Antonio Sanchez performs his own score of the film "Birdman" at New York Society of Ethical Culture. "Boyhood" was better. "Whiplash" was best. Aww, I'm just trying to rile you guys up. I don't even watch movies. I'm not even real.

Other notable shows = Screaming Females + Mitski at Asbury Lanes + Perfect Pussy at Baby's All Right + Chet Faker at Terminal 5

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Sunday - April 5th, 2015 A.D.

SO MUCH PUNK ROCK THIS WEEK. London's Single Mothers (the one in Ontario, beeyotch) and Toronto's The Dirty Nil (the one in Canada, beeyotch) continue the pattern by blasting their respective punk goodness at Saint Vitus. Come out and say "eh" why don't you or you'll be sooorrrry.

PC Worship play Palisades. That's a good band but I certainly don't go around praising my computer. It's an off-brand (ACER!) and often causes me trouble and/or grief - especially when it won't make my words come out right. Thankfully I didn't have that problem this week. This feature SHREDS.

Other notable shows = Netflix + Hulu Plus + Amazon Fire + Sling

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And now it's over. Whew.

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