The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Joyce Manor + Thurston Moore + Of Montreal + How to Dress Well + Glasser + Alabama Shakes + The Fratellis + Chad Valley + Hannibal Buress + Bully + The Front Bottoms + Cults + Frankie Cosmos + lots more goodness
Written by Patrick McNamara
So help me blob.
Thursday - September 17, 2015 A.D.
The lovely record label Cascine celebrates their 5th birthday at the Wythe Hotel and a bunch of good artists from their roster are playing, including
Chad Valley + Lemonade + Yumi Zouma + DJ sets by Erika Spring + Jensen Sportag + more goodness. Here's one of the finest pop songs of the last five years and that I won't back down from ever. So help me blob.
The Thurston Moore Band (featuring The and Thurston Moore and Band) play WFMU's Monty Hall tonight in Jersey City (featuring New Jersey). No Sonic Youth requests. That ship has done sailed into the turbulent sea. Sic Transit Gloria. Mono No Aware. Dust in the wind, dudes. Life is but a dream.
Nicholas Nicholas play Silent Barn. Remember how I told you way back in September of 2013 how good this dude's music is? No? That's OK. I don't read your shit either. Listen to these brand new songs and begin to get into this band right now now. Fuck the past anyway.
Other notable shows = Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at The Capitol Theatre + Rancid at Terminal 5 + Helmet at Stone Pony + (Chris) Baio of Vampire Weekend at Rough Trade + Palm at Palisades + Vacationer at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Holly Miranda at Mercury Lounge + Kid Koala at BAM
Friday - September 18, 2015 A.D.
The Fratellis play Webster Hall and those right there were my first words about The Fratellis on this music blob in over 8 years. Here's the last thing I wrote about them. Damn, I must have been in a real bad mood on March 7, 2007 A.D.
How to Dress Well will give you some fashion tips at Baby's All Right tonight but that's cool, bro, because I already know. When it comes to style it's comfort over class every single time. Sweatpants that are shorts. Think about it.
Saturday - September 19, 2015 A.D.
(that was one crazy weekend, man)
It's "Shadow of the City" at Stone Pony Summer Stage today and the lineup is really good. The Front Bottoms + Bully + How to Dress Well + Charli XCX + Cults + MisterWives + Bleachers + Sam Dew. The gang's all here!
Alabama Shakes play Forest Hills Stadium, the former site of the US Open Tennis Championship. Forest Hills hosted the US Open a grand total of sixty times between 1915 and 1977 when it moved to its current home in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park. Forest Hills Stadium also makes a brief cameo in the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Strangers on a Train" which was filmed, in part, during the 1950 Davis Cup where Australia beat defending champions the United States in the Challenge Round.
Sunday - September 20, 2015 A.D.
Glasser plays the last free show outside at Brooklyn Flea this "summer." Just kidding! There's one more after this! There's still some "summer" left, right guys? RIGHT GUYS? THERE'S STILL SOME SUMMER LEFT. ALL OF OUR DREAMS CAN STILL BE REALIZED IN THE THREE DAYS OF SUMMER LEFT.
Speaking of free outside shows and it still being "summer" (again, for three more days so stand on your desk and seize the day, yo) The Feelies play Storm King Art Center today with Alex Bleeker & the Freaks. You should really go up to Storm King if you've never been before it's beautiful and I should really mind my own business.
Remember when The Feelies was the band in this movie? Have you seen "Something Wild?" It's a pretty good 1980's NYC movie. I mean, it's no "Big" or "Romancing the Stone" (definitely counts as an NYC movie you wanna battle me on this let's battle) or "Muppets Take Manhattan" or anything but it's pretty good.
Hannibal Buress comes back to play his old haunt, Knitting Factory. But instead of this being a weekly thing and free like he used to do for seemingly forever this is now $30 and happens whenever his being famous schedule allows. As of this writing (4:20 PM no really it totally is in The Year That I'm Writing This A.D.) there were still some tickets left. Why?
So helpeth me blobeth.