The 20 Best Shows in NYC This Week: September 19-25 2016 A.D. - Oh My Rockness

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The 20 Best Shows in NYC This Week: September 19-25 2016 A.D.

September 19, 2016
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Written by Patrick McNamara

Fugazi is reuniting.

Monday - September 19, 2016 A.D.

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) plays his first NYC show in a million years at Beacon Theater (tomorrow too).

Max Fischer: Take dictation, please.

(Dirk scrambles for his notepad)

Max: 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

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

And Danny Brown plays Webster Hall.

You wanna see it rain? Let it rain!

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Monday shows = John Hodgman at The Bell House + Peter Silberman (of The Antlers) at Trans-Pecos

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Tuesday - September 20, 2016 A.D.

Dude, you're getting Adele.

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Tuesday shows = Yusuf (Cat Stevens) at Beacon + Jamie Lidell at (le) poisson rouge + St. Lucia at Terminal 5

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Wednesday - September 21, 2016 A.D.

Peter Bjorn and John play Webster Hall. Yum! (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

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Tom Jones plays Beacon Theater and my great aunt Janet can't wait. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Don Henley plays…. oh who cares you're not gonna go to this.

Oh My Rockness: getting to the heart of the matter here since 2004 A.D.

(this Henley song rules tho: any other music blob who suggests otherwise is not to be trusted)

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Maybe you just want to hear some dope bone crushing noise to the _ degree. If so, Dreamcrusher at Aviv is your sure ticket to pain tonight. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Wednesday shows = St. Lucia at Terminal 5 + Haybaby at Silent Barn

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Thursday - September 22, 2016 A.D.

Wilco plays a free show at Rough Trade but if you don't already know you're getting in then you're not getting in. Sorry.

Dad Rock is a hot commodity during these tricky times.

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Explosions in the Sky play Terminal 5. This is also sold-out (because Explosions in the Sky is the best band) but if you don't already have a ticket and really want to go you'll figure something out. I know you will. I believe in you. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Clear eyes.

Full hearts.

Can't lose.

(still think this is their best album but what do I know I just blob here)

There's a big time benefit to support music education at BRIC House tonight w/ Karen O and Nick Zinner of The YYYs and a whole bunch of other super solid peeps. Get blasted for a damn good cause. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

David Bazan plays The Bell House. He's now ruled for twenty (!) years. BTW, did I ever tell you about the time I almost got into a fight at a Pedro the Lion show? I'll spin that one for you sometime. It's another stone cold classic. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Peter Hook and The Light playing Joy Division's “Substance" and some New Order songs at Webster Hall (tomorrow too). (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

New Order vs. Joy Division

WHO YOU GOT

(mark me down for New Order, please)

Free Ava Luna show under the DUMBO (Manhattan Bridge) Archway tonight. Spread the word. (SHOW INFO)

And Band of Horses play Central Park Summerstage. Hopefully their set includes songs off their good album! (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Thursday shows = Mirah at The Owl + Adam Green's Aladdin at Gramercy Theatre

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Friday - September 23, 2016 A.D.

The Kills play Terminal 5. The year is 2016 A.D. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Devendra Banhart plays Rough Trade. His first NYC show in two years. Freak folk foreva. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Explosions in the Sky play Kings Theatre. I know I already mentioned this earlier in this wonderful article but since they're the best band I thought it made sense to make note of it again. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

And Yeasayer play a free show at some secret location somewhere and I if they don't announce the details soon (you had to RSVP if you didn't already don't worry about it) this show will be so intimate it will feel like nobody's there.* (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

*please note: that joke is an old standby and also a stone cold classic.

Other notable Friday shows = Peter Hook & The Light at Webster Hall + Lucius at Central Park Summerstage + Patio at Shea Stadium

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Saturday - September 24, 2016 A.D.

LVL UP play Market Hotel and here's a true story. We listened to their new album so many times they locked us out of our private stream because I don't know we were playing it too much, I guess! That's how good of a record it is. Can't wait to see them blast it out. Love.

(I must also mention Forth Wanderers are also playing this show and Forth Wanderers rule.)

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Bust out your best leather pants and wear your finest fur because Morrissey is playing Kings Theatre tonight! Wanna throw around the pigskin and BBQ up some steaks before? Let me know, bro!

(because he's a famously vehement veg---eehhhhhh forget it)

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Brian Wilson performs “Pet Sounds" at Beacon Theatre. I saw him do this very thing this past summer in McCarren Park and it was just like being in a real live Time Life CD boxset compilation commercial. One of the few living musical legends I can name real fast right off the top of my head. For sure. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Julien Baker plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Please note: Julien Baker rules.

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Saturday shows = Ted Leo at Brooklyn Night Bazaar + Diplo at Flash Factory + Mass Gothic at Baby's + Califone at Rough Trade + The Men at The Gutter

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Sunday - September 25, 2016 A.D.

The Concert to End Gun Violence in America is tonight at Beacon Theater w/ a whole bunch of people you've most probably heard of including Eddie Vederrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrawwwwwwwwwhuhhhhhhhhawwwwwwwyeahhhhhhhhhhhhoooohooooohoooohooooo.

Also. Fuck guns.

(SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Goblin Cock plays Knitting Factory. If you miss it, that's too bad, Goblin Cock is really good! But not to worry, main man Rob Crow will be back in town soon with one of his 137 other bands. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Heavy Vegetable foreva.

Other notable Sunday shows = dude………...you're getting Adele.

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Thanks for reading!

If you don't make it out to any of these at the VERY least I'll see you at the Fugazi reunion!

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