The Best Shows in NYC This Weekend: M83, DJ Shadow, CHVRCHES, White Lung, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Teenage Fanclub, Besnard Lakes, Big Ups, Greta of Frankie Cosmos & more concert goodness yeah!
Written by Patrick McNamara
Let's talk about some good shows happening in NYC this weekend!
There are a bunch! Yeah!
Thursday - October 13, 2016 A.D.
This will be a good show. You will have a good time. This I promise you. Cross my heart and hope to blob.
Going to this wouldn't be the wrong move.
Holy Ghost! play Terminal 5. Hallelujah!
Dance moves mandatory. Speaking in tongues optional.
Other notable Thursday shows = Kal Marks at Shea Stadium
Friday - October 14, 2016 A.D.
Guess who's coming?
Guess who's coming?
DJ Shadow. Back again.
Who is he?
Just yo favorite DJ savior!
(When I was in college I went to an in-store he was playing at and I asked him some awkward flummoxed question about something or another and he was so chill about it and when I leaned in for a handshake he shook it like we were best bros from back in the day.)
M83 play Terminal 5 (and tomorrow too). Anthony Gonzalez, you my only friend. This is one of the most popular upcoming shows on the blob!
Here's some fun trivia: as of this writing (3:30 PM in the Year That I'm Writing This) both of these shows are still somehow impossibly improbably NOT sold-out. But don't snooze - they will be soon.
Scott & Charlene's Wedding make a rare NYC appearance* (their onetime home) at Alphaville. So take advantage and go punk yourself out, Australia style.
File Under: Good Band!
Saturday - October 15, 2016 A.D.
White Lung play Villain and if you didn't already know these Vancouver punks totally rule, I suggest you go to this show and you'll figure it out pretty quick.
CHVRCHES play Radio City Music Hall (and Sunday at Terminal 5). But seriously, how could NBC not use their big time feel good jam "Make Them Gold" during this summer's Rio Olympics? You know, for the winners montage they always run at the end? When they show all the great American heroes who won gold medals? Come on, NBC! It would've been perfect!
Too perfect, I guess.
2 good 4 TV.
Cymbals Eat Guitars play Shea Stadium and listen up they're one of the best live bands in the game and I just saw them play like two weeks ago they rocked my face so I think I know what I'm blobbing about.
If you don't know this album from 1991 A.D. now's as good of a time as any to start the next 42 minutes of the rest of your life.
Sunday - October 16, 2016 A.D.
Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos plays solo at Trans-Pecos. She rules. Please enjoy this performance from when she was 10.
("Squid and the Whale" -- the film this clip is from -- is a great movie and still absolutely holds up. Jeff Daniels is perfect and William "That's Some Song, My Brother" Baldwin puts in the best Baldwin performance of any Baldwin ever.)
Thanks for reading!
Told you there were a bunch of good shows this week!