17 Good Shows To See This September in NYC - Oh My Rockness

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17 Good Shows To See This September in NYC

September 06, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

It's not summer anymore but boo hoo who really gives a ____* because September almost always has a bunch of good shows going on (big time records come out, bands tour, the weather is better for singers to wear Cobain Cuomo sweaters, etc.) and this is no time to be sad or wistful about the earth spinning away from the sun.

Let's take a good look at 17 of this month's best shows (listen, I could've mentioned a BUNCH more good ones but I've got shows to list on my blob, man - for a full list, click this, and then say “YOU FORGOT ______!" and pretend you're mad about it but you're really not it's just the faux Internet rage talking) and then I'll see you at ALL OF THEM.

Please note: I have plenty of +1s as I'm a little between friends RN

#blob

#blobbing

*the word I was looking for is “shit" but feel free to supply your own word

#1 Hum - 9/8/16 A.D. - Terminal 5

Watch one of my favorite quiet/loud/quiet/loud bands absolutely destroy on 120 Minutes in 1994. Seriously. Watch it. Watch it right now. Champaign, IL represent!


HUM with TOUCHE AMORE and BASEMENT

TERMINAL 5

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

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#2 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 9/9/16 A.D. - Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (from the '00s!) coronate the new Brooklyn Night Bazaar space in Greenpoint. Shows aren't free there anymore, though. Sorry. I didn't do it. I just blob here.


CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH with THE SKELLS and BABETOWN

BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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#3 The Anniversary - 9/10 & 9/11/16 A.D. - Bowery Ballroom / The Bell House

One of the better emo bands of the late '90s has reunited. Let's hope their set goes heavy on their classic first album (“cause it's the D in Detroit that scares me to no end!") and not their follow-up that I'm sure some people liked and I just don't know any of them.


THE ANNIVERSARY with LAURA STEVENSON and EXTRA CLASSIC

BOWERY BALLROOM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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THE ANNIVERSARY with LAURA STEVENSON and EXTRA CLASSIC

THE BELL HOUSE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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#4 Lush - 9/13 & 9/14/16 A.D. - Music Hall of Williamsburg / Terminal 5

Born in London circa 1987 and broken up by 1998, this shoegazing Britpop band is back. Get excited please as Lush is v. good and it's not nice to bum out old people.

(Live w/ Dennis Miller. Haha!)


LUSH with TAMARYN

MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

SHOW INFO // TICKETS


LUSH with TAMARYN

TERMINAL 5

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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#5 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 9/16 & 9/17/16 A.D. - BAM

Best 135* member band ever, man.

*give or take


GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

BAM: BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR

BAM: BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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#6 New Alternative Music Festival - 9/16 & 9/17 & 9/18/2016 A.D. - Asbury Park Convention Hall

A whole bunch of big time peeps are playing this solid three day festival in Newwwwwww Jerrrrrrrseyyyyyy - including Screaming Females, Girlpool, Worriers, Ought, California X, Downtown Boys and I could go on but we gotta stop the musical goodness somewhere I've got a DIY music blob to run, son.


SCREAMING FEMALES, GIRLPOOL, MIRAH, WORRIERS, OUGHT, CALIFORNIA X, DOWNTOWN BOYS and more

NEW ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL at ASBURY PARK CONVENTIONS HALL

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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#7 Built to Spill / Hop Along / Alex G - 9/16/16 A.D. - Irving Plaza

This is the #1 most popular upcoming NYC show on the entire blob and this is my favorite Built to Spill jam of all time, most probably.


BUILT TO SPILL with HOP ALONG and ALEX G

IRVING PLAZA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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#8 Death Grips - 9/16/16 A.D. - Terminal 5

What could possibly go wrong at this one?

RIYL: train wrecks


DEATH GRIPS

TERMINAL 5

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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#9 Explosions in the Sky - 9/17 & 9/22 & 9/23/16 A.D. - Basillica Hudson / T5 / Kings Theatre

Best band ever, man.


EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY with BELL WITCH, DERADOORIAN and more

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE at BASILICA HUDSON

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY with JULIANNA BARWICK

TERMINAL 5

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

KINGS THEATRE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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#10 Head Wound City - 9/17 & 9/18/16 A.D. - Saint Vitus & Cake Shop

This brutal band features members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Locust, Blood Brothers and they will destroy your soul and you will love them for it.


HEAD WOUND CITY with DOOMSDAY STUDENT and SICK FEELING

SANIT VITUS BAR

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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HEAD WOUND CITY with DOOMSDAY STUDENT and CHORIZO

CAKE SHOP

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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#11 Angel Olsen - 9/17 & 18/16 A.D. - Webster Hall & Warsaw

Here's the thing about Angel Olsen's music. It's good! ALL OF IT.


ANGEL OLSEN with COBALT, DEANTONI PARKS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and more

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE at BASILICA HUDSON

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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ANGEL OLSEN with ALEX CAMERON

WEBSTER HALL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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ANGEL OLSEN with ALEX CAMERON

WARSAW

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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#12 Cat Stevens - 9/19 & 9/20/16 A.D. - Beacon Theater

Yusuf's first NYC show in a million years.

"Take dictation, please. Possible candidates for Kite Flying Society. - David Connors. Murray Marshall. - I listen to the wind - Greg Holloway. Duncan Wright. - To the wind of my soul Margaret Yang. Woody Jackson. Shoeshine Pickens. Where I'll end up Well, I think only God really knows I've sat upon the setting sun But never, never never, never I never wanted water once No, never, never, never I listen to my words but they fall far below"


YUSUF (CAT STEVENS)

BEACON THEATER

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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YUSUF (CAT STEVENS)

BEACON THEATER

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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#13 Morrissey - 9/24/16 A.D. - Kings Theatre

Bust out your finest furs and glossiest leather pants and smuggle in your tastiest meat sandwiches for this one! I'll bring the football and we can toss the pigskin around while we wait for our god Moz to go on.


MORRISSEY

KINGS THEATRE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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#14 Julien Baker - 9/24/16 A.D. - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Julien Baker rules. You heard it here FOURTH.


JULIEN BAKER with GRAYLING and ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD AND THE FIZZ

MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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#15 LVL UP - 9/24/16 A.D. - Market Hotel

These guys just signed to Sup Pod (sp?) Records!

Best band ever, man.


LVL UP with OVLOV and VAGABON

MARKET HOTEL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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#16 HEALTH - 9/29/16 A.D. - Market Hotel

This band is good for you.


HEALTH

MARKET HOTEL

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

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#17 Poster Children - 9/29/16 A.D. - Saint Vitus

Poster Children were a criminally underrated '90s quiet/loud/quiet/loud indie rock band of the '90s and I'm pressing charges against all of you immediately. But they're back now! Champaign, IL represent! (echo...echo)


POSTER CHILDREN

SAINT VITUS BAR

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

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Thank you for reading this really good feature.

You don't have to grade it.

It's an A.

(have fun at the shows, yo!)

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