The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Potty Mouth, Radioactivity, Louis C.K., GOGGS, Flight of the Conchords, Guns N' Roses and lots more concert goodness
Written by Patrick McNamara
Please love reading this original digital feature about some good shows happening in NYC this weekend.
These recommends won't let you down.
So help me blob.
Thursday - July 21, 2016 A.D.
Expansive Canadian collective Broken Social Scene (which now feature a whopping _____ members!) play their first NYC show in five years tonight. Is it sold-out? Yeah. It's sold-out. I apologize. I didn't do it. I just blob here. Hope you already got a ticket or don't care! Let's now take it back to 2004 A.D., y'all.
Super dope Texas post ____ punks Radioactivity play Saint Vitus. Greys is also playing this show. They're super dope too. Does this sound like the right show for you tonight? Trust your heart with this one and I think you'll know what to do.
It's Summer Thursdays at MoMA and Potty Mouth is playing. Doesn't that sound like fun? Please note: it will be.
AND BILLY OCEAN PLAYS A FREEEEEEEEE SHOW IN CONEY ISLAND OH HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YES I'M A FAN OF HIS ENTIRE '80s MOVIE CATALOG!
Friday - July 22, 2016 A.D.
Panorama Fest starts today on Randall's Island (thank you for the use your island, Randy!) and a bunch of rising up-and-coming new faces are playing including Arcade Fire (who?) LCD Soundsystem (huh?) Subaru Stevens (I think I've heard of them?) and lots more of today's brightest unknowns.
Please note: I once saw Arcade Fire play Arlene's Grocery in like 2004 or 2005. Please hold your applause for me until the end of this article.
Ty Segall's band GØGGS play Rough Trade (and tomorrow at Baby's All Right) and I highly recommend you go if you feel like getting destroyed.
And Louis C.K. does the old Forest Hills Stadium gig. Please note: "Baskets" (Louie = its co-creator) is a really good show and quite frankly I feel it deserves more of your love. Give an Emmy to Louie Anderson right now. Just give it to him!
Saturday - July 23, 2016 A.D.
Panorama Fest….still going on. As a friendly reminder, please leave Randy's island in the condition you found it in. He'd be super bummed to come home and find your shit everywhere.
P.S.: I started the video to this song when I was in 7th Grade and it's still going.
MoMA PS1's summer Warm Up is today and is always a good time. Please note: I've never been but I've danced there many a time in my mind, man, my miiiiind.
Also. Here's your second reminder to go see GØGGS (this time at Baby's - this time... it's personal) this week and get destroyed.
Sunday - July 24, 2016 A.D.
Last day/night of Panorama Fest. Thank you again for the generous use of your island, Randy!
Flight of the Conchords play Central Park Summerstage. Like their Forest Hills Stadium gig earlier this week this too is sold-out so again I hope you already have your ticket or totally don't care I just want you to be happy! #onelove #oneblob
Other notable Sunday shows = take the night off and watch some sweet TV
Thank you for reading this original digital feature about some good shows happening in NYC this week.
I trust you loved it.
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