The Best Shows in NYC This Week: Bernie Sanders Rally w/ TVOTR + Speedy Ortiz + Into It. Over It + Mountain Goats + Adam Green + Air Waves + Tokyo Police Club + Beach Slang + Potty Mouth + Worriers + Underworld + Operators + The Thermals + more!
Written by Patrick McNamara
Hi, Rockness reader!
Thank you SO MUCH for reading this really great digital feature that never smells stale and always feels so #freshhhhh.
If you would lend me but a few precious moments of your procrastination time it would be my absolute pleasure to chat with you with about some good shows happening in NYC this week!
Believe me, this feature will be worth your time it wastes.
So help me blob!
Monday - April 18, 2016 A.D.
There's a big time Bernie Sanders Rally (vote on Tuesday, yo) at Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City. Bernie will be there (as will Danny “I'm Getting Too Old For This Shit" Glover and Fisher “Johnny #5 Alive" Stevens, for some reason) and the mighty TV on the Radio will perform. Free for you and several thousand of your friends.
Solid post ____ pop _____ punk lineup all around at Market Hotel tonight w/ Citizen, Turnover, Sorority Noise and Milk Teeth. I'm pretty sure I talked about these good bands last week on this thing so the 13 of you who read it can just tune me out for the next 5 seconds….as for the rest of you....these bands are good and you should totally go see them....the end.
I sweat this song so much.
The Mountain Goats play City Winery (tomorrow too). Did you know John Darnielle and his crew has released fifteen studio albums since 19-Naughty-4? If you don't believe me, that's fine, it's Wikipedia you're offending, not me. I think I posted this same old MG song last week but it's a really good same old song so I'm going to post it again also there are no rules here and this is my music blob and I can do what I want.
Tuesday - April 19, 2016 A.D.
Adam Green plays Baby's All Right tonight. In honor, here's Hum's classic song "Green to Me!"
OK. OK. Here's a pretty chill Adam Green song too. It's his night, after all.
Air Waves play Palisades and I've been telling you for years this band is good. If you haven't been listening for some reason (maybe my first 100 messages got lost in your spam folder or something) that's fine there's no time like right now to embrace their musical goodness.
(Fraternal Twin open this show - click their name and read the nice things I said about them!)
(talent talent talent totally helps 2 just ask Tony! Toni! Toné!)
Wednesday - April 20, 2016 A.D.
Happy Highest to you on this holiest of days.
May you discover the oneness of all and see through the pattern of time, man.
Of course Baked is playing on 4/20. Of COURSE they are. See them at Aviv. Weed!
Yeah..........but have you ever seen Tokyo Police Club on weeeeeeeed, man?
(who's David Letterman?)
Beach Slang & Potty Mouth lead a solid post _____ punk lineup at Music Hall of Williamsburg and also weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!
Underworld plays Terminal 5.
Underworld on 4/20?
YES PLEASE. CHOOSE LIFE.
Happy 20th (!), Trainspotting! I love you! But not as much as I LOVE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!
Thursday - April 21, 2016 A.D.
The Wolf Parade reunion is getting all the blob press but don't forget that Dan Boeckner's other band Operators is a good thing too and they play Baby's All Right tonight. Also, it's totally sold-out so I hope you either have a ticket or you don't really care about this show I just want you to be happy.
Worriers is a SOLID post ____ punk band. They play sick new songs of their sick new album “Imaginary Life" at Mercury Lounge tonight with Pouty (RIY: Slutever, Upset, Amanda X) + Painted Zeros (Worriers' Don Giovanni label mates). This show will be a good, especially if you like SOLID post _____ punk. I do!
Blackalicious play the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Here's a essential tongue twisting classic cut to put you in the mood towards feeling good.
Friday - April 22, 2016 A.D.
If you like the post ____ emo (I do) there is no place better to be tonight than Irving Plaza for Into It. Over It + The World Is A Beautiful Place & I'm No Longer Afraid To Die + The Sidekicks + Pinegrove. I like all four of those bands and will be at this show for sure. Come hang out with me.
(Also, it might not be too late to enter our contest and win tickets to this one)
The mighty Speedy Ortiz is the musical guest at Griff and Joe's Earth Day Earthtacular comedy show at Union Hall in Park Slope and tickets are only $8. I recommend the band specifically but I'm sure the jokes will be pretty chill 2!
If you want to see four up-and-coming DIY punks in one chill DIY setting might I be so bold as to suggest going to see WALL + Patio + Fern Mayo + Spit at Palisades? You won't want to leave after a few songs. So help me blob.
Saturday - April 23, 2016 A.D.
It's Barnard's free annual outdoor WBAR-B-Q time. If you go to Revson Plaza at Columbia today at 3 PM you can settle in to see Antwon + Downtown Boys + Japanese Breakfast and more good bands for FREE. Should be a beautiful day for it too. Please enjoy this time of being alive.
There's a benefit for Planned Parenthood tonight at Cake Shop led by TEEN + Fake Boyfriend + Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone (there's no basement in the Alamo tho) + more tba! Consider going to see good music while supporting a super dope cause.
Rising up-and-coming buzzy singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen (he hails from….hang on let me check this press release…ahh there it is….New Jersey) plays DIY co-op art space Barclays Center tonight. Should be pretty BOSS!
Other notable Saturday shows = Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires at Beacon Theater + Fort Romeau at Good Room + Reptar at Knitting Factory + Wax Idols at Saint Vitus + Somerset Thrower at The Acheron + DJ Chrome Sparks at Trans-Pecos
Sunday - April 24, 2016 A.D.
The Thermals play Bowery Ballroom.
I could run that classic cut forever, man.
Other notable Sunday shows = whatever you want to stay home and stream + I guess I was the only one who liked “Togetherness" (RIP)
Be excellent to each other!
Welcome to Costco!
I luv U!