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The 20 Best Shows in NYC This Week!

September 26, 2016

Written by Patrick McNamara

Let's talk about some good shows happening in NYC this week.

And let's have a good goddamn time doing so.

Monday - September 26, 2016 A.D.

Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam (Vampire Weekend) team up to sing some totally boss songs together at Rough Trade tonight. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

*both The Walkmen and Vampire Weekend w/ Rostam will be back together by mid 2017. Bet.

Danish electronic dude Trentemøller plays (le) poisson rouge. According to Wikipedia, Trentemøller composed the theme to AMC's “Halt and Catch Fire," a show I've never seen but have heard good things about from very reputable sources (my delivery guy, Steve). (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Dude, you're getting Adele. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Other notable Monday shows = Penguin Prison at Brooklyn Night Bazaar


Tuesday - September 27, 2016 A.D.

Metallica play Webster Hall tonight. But calm down. It's one of those bullshit "enter to maybe win the right to buy tickets" contest things. You're not getting in. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

But if it makes you feel any better Metallica is no longer a good band.

Beach Slang is one of the bossest punk bands in the land. The Pennsylvanianianans (sp?) play TWO shows at Rough Trade tonight: the first one at 6:30 is free and the one at 8:00 is not. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

(but the show one comes with Chris Gethard's Smiths cover band as the opener)

Jeff the Brotherhood play Market Hotel and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to have a bad time when these two Nashville dudes (they're really brothers! w0w! MINT! [email protected]!) get up there and sweat/shred the f*#k out. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

(unless you don't like the rock or the roll in which case you will have a very bad time stay away stay far far away from this one)

And Lola Kirke plays Baby's All Right. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

That's right. From Holly Wood!

Other notable Tuesday shows = Entrance at Union Pool + Jake Bugg at Terminal 5


Wednesday - September 28, 2016 A.D.

Forever good record label 4AD has its “revue" tonight at Irving Plaza and three new bands from their roster will play songs just for you. It's FREE! The Lemon Twigs headline.This band will be popular. Bet. But not with real money please as this DIY music blob doesn't have any. Methyl Ethel & Pixx are playing too. (SHOW INFO // RSVP)

Shabazz Palaces (featuring the artist formerly known as Butterfly from Digable Planets and Tendai "Baba" Maraire whose father was mbira* master Dumisani Maraire) play a $3 show (with RSVP) at Baby's All Right. Go if you like good. (SHOW INFO // RSVP)

*the mbira looks like this

Image result for mbira wiki

Bear vs. Shark are back playing shows again after a long “I hate this". See the best post ___ hardcore band to ever come out of Highland, Michigan at Market Hotel tonight…. if you have a ticket…. this one's sold the f*ck out. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

(try Bowery Ballroom tomorrow, maybe).

Other notable Wednesday shows = Britta Philips at (le) poisson rouge + Miike Snow at Radio City + Entrance at Mercury Lounge


Thursday - September 29, 2016 A.D.

Post ___ noise punks HEALTH play Market Hotel. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

This band is GOOD for you.

Champaign, IL's Poster Children play Saint Vitus (their first NYC show in approximately a million years). One of the more underrated quiet/loud bands post ____ grunge bands of the '90s. You can count on that. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Listen to this song if you need more proof and next time maybe you'll just believe this blob the first time.

All Dogs / Mannequin Pussy / Katie Ellen lead a DOPE (punk pop)(pop punk) lineup at Silent Barn. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Go if you like good.

Jerry Seinfeld plays Beacon Theater. Cool cool cool. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

But anyway, did you read the Seinfeld “9/11" spec script that's been going around?

You should. It rules.

Other notable Thursday shows = Diet Cig at Knitting Factory + Bear vs. Shark at Bowery Ballroom + Janelle Monae at Central Park Summerstage (free)


Friday - September 30, 2016 A.D.

Chicago's euphoric post ____ punks Russian Circles play Warsaw. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Please note: Russian Circles rule.

Go Bulls.

French electronic master Yuksek plays Baby's All Right. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

This is my favorite Yuksek song.

Do I care that it's now six years old?

I do not.

And in case you want to hear a totally boss remix why don't you blast this one too.

Lower Dens (please note: this Baltimore band led by Jana Hunter rules) play Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Guess what street Pioneer Works is on? Pioneer Street! Wonderful! It works! I love it! (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

I'm running on empty.

Wait. What wave of emo are we living in these days? I keep losing track. Taking Back Sunday play Irving Plaza and there's no “I" in “blob." You Blew It! opens this show. I'm a fan. Pretty sure Robert DeNiro is too. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

“I offered you a chance when we could have done something I offered you the chance to be a cop and YOU BLEWWWWW ITTTTTT."

Other notable Friday shows = Electric Six at The Studio at Webster Hall + Handsome Family at Mercury Lounge + Jenny Hval at (le) poisson rouge


Saturday - October 1, 2016 A.D.

The Meadows Fest is today and tomorrow.

In a parking lot.

Oh. Cool. Maybe it'll be like this.

The Roots Picnic is today and tomorrow in Bryant Park. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

I regret to inform you that John Mayer will also be performing.

Blood Orange plays Terminal 5. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)

Please note: Blood Orange rules.

Forever and Ever.


Other notable Saturday shows = Luna at Rough Trade (more on them in a minute) + Buzzcocks at Irving Plaza + Jen Kirkman at Bowery Ballroom


Sunday - October 2, 2016 A.D.

Luna is back will play their 1995 album “Penthouse" at Rough Trade tonight. (SHOW INFO // TICKETS)




Other notable Sunday shows = The Meadows at Citi Field + The Roots Picnic at Bryant Park + TacocaT at Music Hall of Williamsburg + Kishi Bashi at Webster Hall + The Temper Trap at (le) poisson rouge + Soccer Mommy at Silent Barn


Thank you for reading.

Have fun out there!


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