The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Digable Planets (free), Nice As F___, Fear of Men, Rocket From The Crypt, Moon Duo, Amtrac, Lou Reed Tribute, Swans, Bryan Ferry, Ian Sweet, Pouty, Washer, Patio and more goodness! - Oh My Rockness

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July 28, 2016

Written by Patrick McNamara

Welcome to the last week of July.

Summer is more than half over.

I hope the spinning earth is REAL proud of itself.

Here are some good shows to go see in NYC this weekend.

Don't sleep.

They will be plenty of time for dozing when summer's done.


Thursday - July 28, 2016 A.D.

Fear of Men play Silent Barn. This band is good.

Rocket From The Crypt play Irving Plaza. Good is the right word for this band, alright. Good. Is. The. Right. Word.

MoMA is a good museum. I used to work there when I first moved to NYC. I sold tickets to (or helped) the following: Bruce Springsteen, Alanis Morissette, Bailey from Party of Five (big time!), Ralph Fiennes, Susan Sontag, Spike Lee, Adrien Brody, Kevin Kline, Meg Ryan, Clyde Drexler, Tom Waits and I'm gonna stop thinking now because what's in the past is better left there and I have a music blob to run.

Anyway, Moon Duo plays MoMA tonight for their Summer Nights thing (free w/ museum admission which is A LOT more than when I was working there I'll tell you what).

Other notable Thursday shows = Beach Slang at The Stone Pony + James Chance at The Bowery Electric + The Besnard Lakes at Rough Trade + Jaga Jazzist at (le) poisson rouge


Friday - July 29, 2016 A.D.

Swans play Bowery Ballroom (and tomorrow at MHOW). Man, this band is ______ up. In the good way.

Bryan Ferry (née Bryan Roxy) plays Beacon Theater. This song is good. The year is 1975.*

*please note: that band 1975 is not good

And if you didn't want to see them at MoMA on Thursday night because you hate art ("hell my KID coulda done THAT uhhh yuk yuk yuk!") I have some good news for you, Moon Duo play late tonight too. At Baby's All Right. That place is pretty good.

Other notable Friday shows = Brazilian Girls at Baby's (early) + Todd Terje at Studio E Warehouse + Monogold at Rough Trade


Saturday - July 30, 2016 A.D.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra plays Central Park. This show would've been good anyway, but what if were to tell you that this one was also……………………………………

Would u freak out.

There's a free all-day tribute to Lou Reed (curated by Laurie Anderson) at the bandshell in Lincoln Park today with a bunch of artists / bands. It's part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors: a good festival.

Ian Sweet is a good new band. Pouty is a good new band. Both good new bands play Aviv. Go if you like good. If you can take or leave good perhaps you should sit this one out.

Amtrac plays Output tonight. In honor, let's remember this big time remix.

So. Good.

Digable Planets (reunited and it feels good - real good) play a free show in Prospect Park Bandshell.

Kick it, Butterfly.

Other notable Saturday shows = Boys Noize at Studio E Warehouse + Odonis Odonis at Saint Vitus + Container at Pioneer Works + Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg + MoMA PS 1 Warm Up + D Generation at Irving Plaza + Further Seems Forever at Gramercy Theatre


Sunday - July 31, 2016 A.D.

Nice As Fuck play Rough Trade. They're good as hell.

If you like good up-and-coming punk rock that's what's happening at Shea tonight and Washer (is good) + Patio (is good) + Spit (is good) lead the way.

Other notable Sunday shows = _______________________


Those are the good shows happening this week.

Better get on it.

Summer's more than half over.

Dust in the wind, dudes.


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