The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Christopher Owens, Megadeth, Oneohtrix Point Never, Those Darlins, Hop Along, Dr. Dog, House of Pain, Murals, Tortoise, Matmos, Punch Drunk Love, Sannhet, My Brightest Diamond and more goodness
Written by Patrick McNamara
The following shows in NYC this weekend are good.
All other shows in NYC this week are bad.
South By So What.
Thursday - March 17, 2016 A.D.
Composer/beat master/good music maker Oneohtrix Point Never plays Warsaw. He's good. So are the perogies.
Nashville's Those Darlins play Baby's All Right. This is their "final" NYC show. They're good.
(not sure if this is "final" like how James Murphy defines final or "final" like how death defines final)
AARP thrashers Megadeth play Terminal 5. They were maybe good I never really listened to them and even thought you spelled their name Megadeath until about 20 seconds ago so what do I know.
Friday - March 18, 2016 A.D.
Pack it up? Pack it in? Nope. House of Pain reunite at The Wellmont Theatre. They're not that good (too many shamrocks and shenanigans) but this song is good. They also play their one good song at Irving Plaza on Saturday.
Easy breezy Louisville popsters Murals play Silent Barn. They're good.
Saturday - March 19, 2016 A.D.
Wordless Music Orchestra performs the live score to Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film "Punch Drunk Love" at BAM (97X…. BAM…. the future of rock 'n roll). That's a good movie. Other good Adam Sandler movies include none.
Post _____ electronic duo Matmos plays National Sawdust. They're good.
Yung Lean plays Emmanuel Lewis Hall and sometimes on my worst days I feel like I don't care about whether Swedish teenage rappers are good or not.
Sunday - March 20, 2016 A.D.
Fuzzy pop rocksters Ovlov (reunited and it feels so good) play Silent Barn. They're good.
Pretty post _____ metalheads Sannhet leads a benefit for PS 34 at Union Pool. They're good.
Other good Sunday shows = Togetherness + Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver + Vinyl (it's good-ish... it's like I want to like it more than I actually do, you know?…. really like the time period and Bobby Cannavale is one of my favorite actors but something is just….. missing…. anyway, let's talk more about this later)
Those were the good shows happening this week.
Have fun out there.
South By So What.