The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Dinosaur Jr., Frankie Cosmos, M Ward, Jerry Seinfeld, Thin Lips, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Run Lola Run Live, Boris, Pinegrove, Mr. Twin Sister, Field Mouse, Mad Decent Block Party, some dude named Paul McCartney and more!
Written by Patrick McNamara
Welp. It's August already.
Damn. Dog these days.
At least there are some good shows going on this week….
….or ARE there??????
(yes there really are)
Let's get into the goodness!
Thursday - August 4, 2016 A.D.
Meet Jordan (46), Jonathan (48), Joey (44), Donnie (47) and Danny (47). Together, these fab five youngsters represent one of the hippest and hottest boy bands on the planet: New Kids on the Block! They play Coney Island tonight! OMG! DYING!
Jerry Seinfeld does the old Beacon Theater gig tonight and what's the deal with the English language I mean you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway I mean not Jerry he takes a helicopter everywhere and makes a bajillion dollars in the air on the way over but I mean for the rest of us regular people what's the deal with the parkway driveway thing and the English language what's the deal with that.
Composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith plays MoMA's "Summer Thursdays" and it's free w/ museum admission which is now probably $500 or something see link for details if you must but here's the takeaway.... Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith rules.
Also. They're showing "Run Lola Run" and playing the live score in Prospect Park and it's free. MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST GO TO THIS.
Friday - August 5, 2016 A.D.
Dinosaur Jr. play Rough Trade. Didn't get a ticket? Sorry. Sold-out. Feel the pain. So this doesn't happen again, save them -- using the free "My Rockness" tool we made 4 U -- to your favorite bands list and you'll be reminded the next time they come to town.
M. Ward plays a FREE show in Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell w/ Margaret Glaspy. Part of the "Out of Doors" fest.
Speaking of free summer shows…..please love this list we made 4 U.
Experimental Japanese post ____punks Boris play their classic album "Pink" (Happy 10th birthday!) in full at Warsaw and this show should be extremely dope.
Saturday - August 6, 2016 A.D.
So many good shows tonight. Are you are ready? I'm ready.
The Variance Music Fest is going down in Bushwick. Should be good!
Field Mouse play Rough Trade. They're good!
Frankie Cosmos play Bowery Ballroom. Good band!
Pinegrove play Market Hotel. This band is good!
Mr. Twin Sister play Trans-Pecos. A good band!
Mad Decent Block Party happens in Coney Island.
Damn. That's a lot of good shows!
Here are some more. Ohhhhhhhhh snapppppppppppppppppppp.
Sunday - August 7, 2016 A.D.
Paul McCartney plays MetLife Stadium. Not familiar.
Other notable Sunday shows = Mad Decent Block Party in Coney Island
Welp. Those are the good shows going down in NYC this week.
Hope you see something you like.