The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: Full Moon Fest, Hot Chip, The Menzingers, July Talk, Marching Church, CRX (Nick of The Strokes), Thick, Maria Usbeck, Mark Sultan, Pill, Acid Dad, Sun Araw, Ghostland Observatory, Navy Gang and more goodness!
Written by Patrick McNamara
The following shows happening this weekend are good.
The following bands playing this weekend are good.
If you're interested in shows and bands that suck this weekend…
...you're following the wrong blob.
Thursday - August 18, 2016 A.D.
You know who's a good band? Thick. See them at Alphaville tonight. Or, don't. They'll still be a good band whether you decide to show up or not.
Maria Usbeck plays C'mon Everybody. She just put out her debut album (post-Selebrities). Spoiler: it's good.
July Talk play a free show (w/ RSVP) at Rough Trade and I'm afraid I have some disturbing news for you. This band is good.
Marching Church (the Iceage dude) came all the way from Copenhagen (Denmark, dude) to play for you at National Sawdust (with Nico Muhly). Good thing they're good.
Friday - August 19, 2016 A.D.
The Menzingers play PlayStation Theater (w/ Bayside and Sorority Noise) and that's not a good name for a venue but this new Menzingers songs is good.
Saturday - August 20, 2016 A.D.
Full Moon Fest on Governors Island is today and tomorrow. This is a good festival - especially if you like dancing outside. Save the first 27 jams for me, please. I've got some good moves.
One of MoMA PS1's last (and best) Warm Ups (File Under: A Good Party) of the summer is today (Joy Orbison + DJ Hot Chip + friends) because it's mid-to-late August and everything is winding down. Good. Everybody knows September is the best month of the year in NYC anyway. And then it gets shitty again. What a crazy spinning world we live in.
CRX plays Rough Trade. New band featuring Nick from The Strokes and some other dudes. You know who's a good band, though? The Strokes.
Sunday - August 21, 2016 A.D.
Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip plays (le) poisson rouge. He's good. So is Hot Chip. But that's not important right now.
Full Moon Fest continues today. I told you this is a good fest, right? OK, cool. Just making sure I'm blobbing responsibly.
l ❤︎ weed.
Those were the good shows happening this weekend and the good bands playing them.
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