The Best Shows in NYC This Week: The Black Lips, Wild Nothing, Win Butler, Big Ups, Mitski, Porches, Beach Fossils, Dilly Dally, Beverly, White Lung, Waxahatchee, Dizzee Rascal, Crystal Castles, Sheer Mag, Frightened Rabbit, Muuy Biien & more dopeness!
Written by Patrick McNamara
SPOILER ALERT: Fat White Family Dilly Dally P B & J Pearl Ham M. Ward Nice As Fuck Muuey Bien Win Butler Beverly Thurston Moore Big Ups Frightened Rabbit Sheer Mag Mitski Porches Beach Fossils Crystal Castles Dizzee Rascal White Lung Del Jerry Seinfeld The Black Lips Wild Nothing
But that's just a tease of the musical goodness yet to come...
Please allow me a few #chill moments of your undivided #procrastination time to discuss this week's musical #goodness in #NYC.
These are the good shows I know I know these are the good shows I know.
Monday - May 2, 2016 A.D.
(P)eter, (B)jorn & (J)ohn play Rough Trade (and tomorrow at Baby's All Right). They're good too! And also delicious!
Tuesday - May 3, 2016 A.D.
Fat White Family and Dilly Dally play (le) poisson rouge. If those names sound familiar it may be because i just told you they're both good. Remember? Thanks for paying attention! JK. It's cool. I don't really read articlezzz on World Wide Inter Snooze either.
PB & J play Baby's All Right and this too I have mentioned previously but just as a reminder this band is both good AND delicious please don't EVER get it twisted.
Also, Filter play Gramercy Theatre and I don't expect you to go (I would never ask of you something I myself would not do) but this song (which, contrary to urban legend, was NOT about Kurt Cobain….or was it???...only the gods of one hit wonders know) is still pretty good though.
Wednesday - May 4, 2016 A.D.
M. Ward plays Webster Hall. Please note: he's good! Also, listen to this music blob and get there early (on time is fine too) because NAF (you can call them Nice As Fuck if you want) play first and this band (Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley and Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone / Summer Moon and Tennessee Thomas of The Like) will be good!
(Pill and Total Slacker also play this show. They're good too. Amen.)
City Winery host a benefit for ____ punk legend Ivan Julian, who's battling cancer. His old Voidoid bandmate, Richard Hell, will be there. As will Debbie Harry, Ian Hunter, Bush Tetras and more. (Night #2 of this benefit is Saturday w/ Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo and some more peeps you've heard of most probably.)
Thursday - May 5, 2016 A.D.
If you want to see four good bands tonight and you don't want to move (except to the chill beats when the bands are playing) might I be so bold as to suggest you go to Baby's All Right tonight and stay there? Beverly (good band) + EZTV (good band) + Painted Zeroes (good band) + Tall Juan (good band) all play and this = a (good) show!
Or, maybe you just want to see Waxahatchee at The Bell House. Totally get it. Katie Crutchfield & crew are good! Why wouldn't you want to see them?
But if you decide to go see Bush tonight you, my friend, are on your own. This blob don't play that.
*fine the opening riff on Machinehead is kind of good in a '90s radio way but that's as far as I'll go with the Bush compliments until we know each other better
Other notable Thursday shows = Frightened Rabbit and Caveman at Terminal 5 + Sheer Mag (who are SICK, BTW) at WFMU Monty Hall + Super Furry Animals at Webster Hall + Mykki Blanco at Market Hotel + DJ Shit Robot at Good Room + Mirah at BRIC House + Low Cut Connie (free) at Baby's All Right + Jerry Seinfeld at Beacon Theater
Friday - May 6, 2016 A.D.
There are a lot of shows tonight. I'm just letting you know up front so you have an extra second to emotionally prepare yourself. Ready? Let's do it!
Mitski (good!) + Porches (good!) + Beach Fossils (good!) lead a good (!) lineup for NYU's annual Strawberry Festival. Like every year, it's FREE. Like every year, you say you're gonna go to this and you never do. Guess what? THIS IS THE YEAR YOU GO TO THIS.
Also. If you like Free Summer Shows. Please check out this dope list we made 4 U!!!!!!
Sheer Mag play Market Hotel. They're SICK!
Yacht play Brooklyn Bowl. You bet!
Wall play Cake Shop. Yes, please!
So much goodness tonight. I told you. What if I were to tell you there's even MORE? Would you freak out?????? Let's list some more good shows happening tonight and see what happens!
Saturday - May 7, 2016 A.D.
Crystal Castles + No Age (the. best. band.) + Kero Kero Bonito play a big old warehouse in Brooklyn and as of this writing (12:14pm in The Year That I'm Writing This A.D.) there are still tickets available so get on it if you want it and don't get mad at me if it's sold-out by the time you check I didn't do it I just blob here.
Vancouver ___ punks White Lung (so good!) play Baby's All Right and I don't know what your plans are this evening but I'll be at this one if this fact sways you either way. Feel free to just love this song if you want.
Del the Funky Homosapien play Brooklyn Bowl and speaking from a purely personal perspective (if I may be so bold to do that on my own music blob) I think he might be my favorite lyrical flow artist of all time. People rate this dude highly and I still think he's underrated. The best. Bet.
DJ Windows 98 spins records with a live percussionist at 88 Palace in Chinatown. Who?
Beverly play a free show at Rough Trade at 2pm today and if you're the type that likes going to see really good ____ punk bands without having to pay for the privilege I highly suggest you be there.
Also! Don't forget about our Free Summer Shows list! I promise I'll only mention it again twice a day from now until September.
Other notable Saturday shows = Peter Silberman of The Antlers (solo) at Trans-Pecos + Bear Hands at Webster Hall Marlin Room + Ought at Silent Barn + Woods and Ultimate Painting at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Jonathan Toubin's New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off at Market Hotel
Sunday - May 8, 2016 A.D.
Wild Nothing play Webster Hall. If you were to ask me to name three of my favorite albums of the last ten years I would probably mention this one. As for the other two? I don't know. Let's figure it out later.
The Black Lips play Bowery Ballroom. These ____ punks keep getting better and that's noteworthy considering they started pretty goddamn good.
Montreal's Ought play Rough Trade. I've said it before and I'll say it again. This band is good!
Thanks for reading about the good shows in NYC this week.
Have fun out there.
Be excellent to each other.
Party on, _____!
Those were the good shows I know I know those were the good shows I know.