The Best Shows in NYC This Week: Tame Impala Grimes At the Drive-In Chairlift The Cure Dungen Blonde Redhead Chastity Belt Sean Nicholas Savage Gates Kamasi Washington Aesop Rock Porches Plague Vendor Andrew W.K. Rainer Maria Turnover and more!
Written by Patrick McNamara
The following shows in NYC this week are good.
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Monday - June 13, 2016 A.D.
Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong until that name became one big distraction) play Baby's All Right. This band is good but maybe not as good as that joke I just did that you probably didn't even see because my content floats like a butterfly and stings like bee.
My favorite fable crusher, Aesop Rock, plays Irving Plaza. He is good. Please enjoy this #classic #cut.
Spit play Aviv. This band is gross. And good.
Other Monday shows = _____________________
Tuesday - June 14, 2016 A.D.
Tame Impala play the first of two shows in Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn tonight. This is the #2 most popular upcoming show on the entire blob, man. (Guess which show is the #1 most popular? Tame Impala! Same place! Tomorrow night!)
Tame Impala: Australian For Good™
If you like going to see good free shows omg me too (!) we should totally hang out sometimes and also it looks like you will have to make an intense Sophie-esque type choice tonight because there are two good free shows happening at the SAME TIME, man.
Choose wisely. The stakes couldn't be higher out here.
There's a free Chairlift show (File Under: Band, Good) in Coffey Park (in Red Hook) tonight w/ Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (I remember that guy!). Please spread the word. If you don't I will never blob 4 U ever again.
There's also a free Shannon and the Clams show (File Under: Good, Band) at House of Vans. With Bleached, Brainfreeze and all curated by Spanish band Hinds. Please spread the word or I'm off the blob forever.
If you don't like going to free shows fuck it I guess I don't either! Let's pay to hang at some other good show instead!
Florence and the Machine and Grimes play DIY co-op art space Barclays Center (GO BULLS*) tonight (and tomorrow too). Are they both good? Grimes sure is! But I've never listened to Florence. Sorry. Please tell me not my faults for I already know them.
(*yeah i know they don't play there but I couldn't very well say GO NETS now could I?)
Wednesday - June 15, 2016 A.D.
Don't forget about the Tame Impala (w/ Dungen!) show in Prospect Park tonight (I mentioned this earlier and how it's the #1 most popular upcoming show on the entire blob and everything but you probably scrolled right past it - I totally get it - I use the Inter Netzzz too) and please remember this band is good.
Chastity Belt play Market Hotel. See the Seattle band that Oh My Rockness calls “good!" and “a good band!"
Plague Vendor play Rough Trade and I'll buy whatever sickness this good band is selling, man. This is their best song. Bam. Buh-Buh-Buh-Bum. Bam. Buh-Boom-Bam.
Other Wednesday shows = Unlocking the Truth at The Studio at Webster Hall + The Jayhawks at Bowery Ballroom
Thursday - June 16, 2016 A.D.
Blonde Redhead (see: a good band since circa forever) playing a show (see: free) in Red Hook's Coffey Park. I will see you there because FREE BLONDE REDHEAD SHOW IN A PARK. The best news? It's just two subways and three bus rides away from where you live, probably!
Gates is a good band. So it's a good thing they're playing tonight (at the PlayStation Theater which used to be called Best Buy Theater which will soon become Taco Bell Music Hall probably). Anywho, Gates just released a brand new album and guess what? It's GOOD. Blast it now and I'm confident you'll agree with my personal opinion concerning this and we'll soon become fast friends.
Freind* opens the actoin at Shae Staduim tonight. Freind is a good band so that's pretty graet.
Friday - June 17, 2016 A.D.
At the Drive-In (they're back……... again) play Terminal 5 and this band has a commanding relationship with being good sometimes.
Sean Nicholas Savage plays Secret Project Robot. He's good. Real good.
“Wow! Now that's what I call good eccentro pop!" - Oh My Rockness
You want to go up to Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY (it's just 85.2 miles away!) and see Porches (good) and Delicate Steve (good) and Buke and Gass (good) a bunch of other bands (probably good) play today through the weekend because you totally can! If I had a car I would go. But I don't. So I won't. But I would. But to be clear. I'm not.
Stockholm post ____ proggers Dungen play Bowery Ballroom. Hobbits get in free. Detta är ett bra band!*
(*Ursäkter om min svenska är inte så bra jag rökte för mycket ogräs i college och kunde inte slutföra mitt svenska examen vid Google Translator universitet)
Saturday - June 18, 2016 A.D.
The Cure play Madison Square Garden (and tomorrow too). They used to be a good band. A real good band. I don't know if they still are. I lost track of their new stuff about a hundred years ago. Maybe they're still good. You never know. Hope this has been informative and helpful.
Please note: this is my favorite Cure song - it's so good.
Kamasi Washington plays Central Park (it's a SummerStage thang) and it's going to be EPIC. I'd pay big $ to see this show. I'm not going to. Because it's free! But I would, man….. I would. RIYL: John Coltrane and/or pizza
Burger Records has a beach bash in Coney Island with Andrew W.K. and Fucked Up and GZA and Mr. Twin Sister and Har Mar Superstar and more. Also, not related or anything but HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, NATHAN'S. Skinless hot dogs must die!
Disclosure (I heard one of their jams blasting in Bed, Bath & Beyond once and a regular day out shopping for duvets turned real sexy real fast) play Forest Hills Stadium and if they play their best game they just might win this thing. Many of you have saved this show. None of you would be interested in a gently used duvet, would you?
Violent Femmes (good?) play a free show in Prospect Park. How many times do you think these bros have played “Blister in the Sun?" I bet everything I own the answer is < than ___.
The 1975 play Seaside Heights, NJ. Not good.
Please note: I have nothing more to add.
Other Saturday shows = MoMA Warm Up at PS 1
Sunday - June 19, 2016 A.D.
Rainer Maria play Union Pool. Good.
Please note: this is my favorite Rainer Maria album.
Please note: this is one of my favorite albums of 2015.
Those are the good shows in NYC this week.
Thank u for reading this good feature.