The Best Shows in NYC This Week: Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, The Kills, Parquet Courts, Joy Formidable, Porches, Iggy Pop, Bleached, Ghost, Yuck, Dandy Warhols, Alex G, Weatherbox, Melvins, David Cross, Pictureplane, Frameworks & more!
Written by Patrick McNamara
Thank you for once again taking time out of your busy procrastination schedule to hang out and talk about some good shows happening this week.
This feature will be worth your wasted time.
So help me blob.
Monday - April 11, 2016 A.D.
Bleached (click their name if you're the type that likes reading five-year-old band profiles) came all the way from L.A. to play their super solid post ____ pop for you at Music Hall of Williamsburg and I highly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity if you're the type that likes going to see good bands.
The Last Shadow Puppets play Webster Hall. File Under: Arctic Monkeys The Rascals Simian Mobile Disco Surely Maybe Consider This Show
Tuesday - April 12, 2016 A.D.
The Kills play Warsaw tonight (and Wednesday too). This is the band's rescheduled date from back in September when they were supposed to play here but didn't and it's also currently the #2 most popular upcoming show on the entire blob. You'll never BELIEVE which show is #1! #clickbait
(*Tame Impala is the #1 most popular upcoming show on the blob #noclickbait)
Solid London post ___ swirl gazers Yuck play Music Hall of Williamsburg. File Under: Yum
Wednesday - April 13, 2016 A.D.
Vampire Weekend plays (at 7pm) a big time Bernie Sanders Rally tonight in Washington Square Park. Free w/ RSVP. Better get there early, man. Same goes for the big time Bernie Sanders Rally on Sunday in Prospect Park w/ Grizzly Bear (more on that in a few days).
Don't get scared but Swedish post _____ metal monsters Ghost play The Wellmont Theatre and here's the freaky thing that's in New Jersey. Go if you like seeing grown men perform in Halloween costumes in April.
Post ___ sludge heroes Torche open for somebody or another at Irving Plaza (I don't know I just blob here) and this is a great opportunity to revisit this classic cut that's still so sick. Kicking!
Other notable Wednesday shows = The Kills at Warsaw + Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at Webster Hall + David Cross at Beacon Theater + The Dandy Warhols at Bowery Ballroom + Har Mar Superstar at Knitting Factory + Asaf Avidan at Rough Trade + Corrosion of Conformity at Saint Vitus
Thursday - April 14, 2016 A.D.
Here's some nice news. We're proudly presenting The Joy Formidable show tonight at Irving Plaza. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh snap. They're a good band. You probably know this already but either way come hang out!
Japanese Breakfast (aka Michelle Zauner from Little Big League) plays Silent Barn and this one comes highly recommended by this blob (especially if you like super catchy lo-fi bliss pop and if you don't like super catchy lo-fi bliss pop you're a monster and that's fine but perhaps you'd be more comfortable going to see Ghost or somebody this week instead).
Melvins and Napalm Death and Melt Banana play Music Hall of Williamsburg (and Friday at Webster Hall) and it should be a lovely little affair full of quiet and serene sounds. JUST KIDDING HERE COME THE BOOOOOOOMS BRING EARPLUGS AND NOBODY GETS HURT.
Friday - April 15, 2016 A.D.
Post ____ hardcore ____ emo band Frameworks open for O'Brother at Rough Trade tonight and this Florida crew is REAL good. Listen to their new two song EP. It's SICK. Hold on. I'll post it for you. OK it should be ready for you to stream directly below these words now. Your so welcome. Don't mention it. Just turn it up before you play, please.
Australian “college rock" vets The Church play Music Hall of Williamsburg and below is my favorite song of theirs (probably) and if you play it (you totally should) make sure to wait for the jingle jangle to kick in you'll know it when it does.
Post ___ swirl ____gaze ____ rockers Dead Stars play The Gateway. They're good. I now command you to enjoy their brand new good album now or at your earliest convenience, depending on how much shit you have to get done today.
Other notable Friday shows = Alex G / Porches at Bowery Ballroom + Napalm Death at Webster Hall + Sannhet at Saint Vitus + Surf Rock is Dead at Baby's All Right + Free Cake For Every Creature at Silent Barn + Ghost at The Paramount + Geographer at The Wonder Bar
Saturday - April 16, 2016 A.D.
Happy Record Store Day. I really hope you're the one who gets the one copy of that one thing and then puts it up on eBay.
Rough Trade has a solid Record Store Day show all day today with Nothing and WALL and a bunch of other bands and it's free. Save your money for records and/or rent.
Pictureplane plays Baby's All Right and it should be a big time blow out. I'll be premiering a few new dance moves so get ready to be mesmerized by my sick “Man Staring at His Phone" routine.
Citizen + Turnover + Sorority Noise + Milk Teeth represent a super dope post ____ emo _____ punk ____lineup tonight at Bowery Ballroom (this same show goes down Monday at Market Hotel but goddamn it can't we just get through this week first). Come at the beginning and stay until the end. You can't go wrong just chilling at this one. Please now enjoy listening to two of my very favorite songs from 2015 A.D.
Good news. Parquet Courts and Soda play tonight at BSP. Bad news. That's in Kingston, NY (2 hours and 21 minutes away from NYC in current traffic). Good news. Maybe you live in Kingston, NY. Bad news. I've never been there. I've never been anywhere. I want to see the world and live, goddamn it. Also, here's a new Parquet Courts song for you to love whenever you're ready to embrace its goodness.
Sunday - April 17, 2016 A.D.
Speaking of Feeling the Burn, do you have a hot ten dollars in your pocket currently in danger of scalding your leg? Good news! There's a solid (albeit smaller) Bernie Sanders Fundraiser tonight at Rough Trade led by Washer and bunch of other peeps. VOTE _____ THIS NOVEMBER.
The Mountain Goats play City Winery tonight and they've been a good band a tick short of forever. If you're smart you'll at least consider going to this one. Dummies can think about coming too. Also, this is probably my favorite Mountain Goats song. Thanks for listening.
*By the way I know I'm like 5 years late to the game on this but I finally read her book “Just Kids' and it's one of the best rock memoirs I've ever read and I've read a bunch of them. End stop.
OK. That's it. We're done.
A pretty good week for shows, right?
Hope this feature helped lead you toward the light.