The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Modern Baseball, Battles, Alvvays, Joyce Manor, PUP, Widowspeak, Bill Callahan (smog), LadyHawke, Quilt, Thin Lips, Sleep, Downtown Boys, Rainer Maria, Dolly Parton & more goodness! - Oh My Rockness

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The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Modern Baseball, Battles, Alvvays, Joyce Manor, PUP, Widowspeak, Bill Callahan (smog), LadyHawke, Quilt, Thin Lips, Sleep, Downtown Boys, Rainer Maria, Dolly Parton & more goodness!

June 23, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Let's talk about some good shows happening in NYC this weekend!

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Thursday - June 23, 2016 A.D.

GOOD NIGHT FOR GOOD SHOWS!

Alvvays (File Under: A Good Band) play a free show in Prospect Park. GOING.

This is my favorite Alvvays song. It is so good.

Battles (one of the best live bands playing the game) and Sleep (bunch of dope smokers, if u ask me) play a free show (w/ RSVP) at House of Vans. Will it be good? Oh my blob, I was hoping you would ask that. Yes yes a million times yes this show will be good. So good. P.S. I love weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

Widowspeak (<----click to read more kind words about Widowspeak but I should warn you that profile I wrote is now 5 years old! sorry! consider it a time capsule!) play Bowery Ballroom (w/ Quilt and Cut Worms). Once. Now. Always. A Good Band.

Other notable Thursday shows = Mutual Benefit at Baby's All Right + Deerhoof at Market Hotel + Chris Gethard at The Bell House

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Friday - June 24, 2016 A.D.

Everything else has lead up to this one, basically. Guess what! We're presenting both Modern Baseball (<----click to read more kind words about Modern Baseball) + Joyce Manor (<----click to read more kind words about Joyce Manor) + Thin Lips (<----click to read more kind words about Thin Lips) shows at Irving Plaza tonight and tomorrow!

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Please note: both shows are sold-out but you can still win free tickets from this blob - it's totally random who gets picked but just between us I hope it's you)

If you don't want to go to the show we're presenting (I'll just assume it's because you couldn't get tickets and not because you don't want to) you have some other solid choices:

Winter opens the action at Bowery Ballroom. (Winter is good.)

Downtown Boys play Market Hotel. (Downtown Boys is good.)

LadyHawke plays Rough Trade. (Ladyhawke is good.)

Other notable Friday shows = Drowners at Baby's All Right + The So So Glos at WFMU Monty Hall

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Saturday - June 25, 2016 A.D.

PUP play Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Oh My Rockness will always love this band.

Forever and Ever.

Amen.

The So So Glos play Market Hotel. More like The So So Goods.

And, of course, it's the second night of the show this blob is presenting at Irving Plaza but we already talked about it (Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor and Thin Lips….remember?) and it's sold-out anyway (but you might still be able to win tickets….remember?) so never mind let's just forget I even blobbed again about this crazy sick show we're presenting.

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Other notable Saturday shows = Julianna Barwick at Bowery Ballroom + Dead Stars at Berlin + Quasi at Rough Trade

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Sunday - June 26, 2016 A.D.

Bill Callahan (people used to call him smog) plays not one but two shows at Baby's All Right tonight (and there's more where those came from). I think his entire run is sold-out, but whatever. If you really want to go see this "indie rock" legend you'll figure it out. I know you will. This blob believes in you.

Rainer Maria play Union Pool. Remember CMJ last year? Me neither! But I do remember thinking Rainer Maria was the best band I saw play that thing. They still got the post ___ emo goodness…. after all these years.

Also. Dolly Parton plays some place named after a bank.

Lead us home, Ms. Parton!

Other notable Sunday shows = Slothrust at Aviv + Trevor Noah at Central Park Summerstage (free)

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We talked about some good shows happening in NYC this week!

SEE YOU OUT THERE.

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