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20 Good Shows To See in NYC This Week

Why does this week have so many totally boss shows? I don't know. I just blob here.

July 10, 2017

Written by Patrick McNamara

If you don't like going to good shows please don't read this feature.

There's nothing 4 U here!!!!!!!

For the rest of U......


20 Good Shows To See in NYC This Week

July 10 - July 17 / 2017 A.D.

1. Royal Headache play a *free* show at House of Vans on Wednesday, July 12th.

Lo-fi jingle jangle Aussie punk!

(fronted by Tom Jones*)

This free show is gonna JUMP.

I ❤️ this band so hard.

*note: Tom Jones isn't actually in this band, which is totally his loss

2. Office Space at SummerScreen in McCarren Park on Wednesday, July 12th.

There might be a band also playing this thing, who knows.

("The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.")

All I know is that Office Space is one of comedy's greatest achievements.

Anyway, I'm off to Chotchkie's.

3. Camp Cope at The Safari Room at El Cortez on Friday, July 14th.

Camp Cope is a fantastic band from Melbourne, Australia.*

Call them emo. Call them pop. Call them punk. Call them rock. Call them great. Because that's what they are.

Also playing this EXCELLENT show: Katie Ellen * Worriers * Thin Lips

RIYL: Hop Along * Rainer Maria * Modern Baseball

4. Sleep play Pioneer Works on Friday, July 14th / Saturday, July 15th.

Doom metal of the highest kind!

San Jose's Sleep (born circa 1991 A.D.) has been called "the ultimate stoner rock" band by someone. (Can't remember who said that. Too baked.)

You have two chances to see this seminal band blast your brain with thunderous bliss.

Please write these dates down so you don't forget.

RIYL: weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

5. The National play Basilica Hudson on Friday, July 14th / Saturday, July 15th.

If you're feeling the placid pull of Hudson, NY and you also like The National this would be the weekend to get on up there.

The band that used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders are playing two collaborative in-the-round shows at Basilica Hudson w/ a bunch of special guests.

Tickets are $50.

As for getting on up there, it looks like it's a 2 hr 39 min car ride away in current traffic.

Please let me know if you know anyone who knows anyone with a car.

6. Woods play Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, July 15th.

This Brooklyn band has been a good band since at LEAST 2005 A.D.

If you like (divine) indie (folk) rock, you already like Woods probably. In which case, there's not much else to say other than to agree with each other.

If you don't like (divine) indie (folk) rock, get into Woods anyway.

They'll convert even the most dubious of (divine) indie (folk) rock skeptics.

RIYL: Woodsist / Good Bands

7. MoMA PS 1 Warm-Up on Saturday, July 15th.

These annual outdoor dance parties in Queens are always one of the dopest ways to spend a summer Saturday.

This weekend's lineup features Jacques Greene, MikeQ, Sophie, Bbymutha and Project Pablo.

Stay hydrated. Have fun at PS 1. And please don't steal my smooth moves.

8. Japanese Breakfast play a *free* show at Union Pool on Saturday, July 15th.

Japanese Breakfast (Philadelphia's Michelle Zauner & friends) has been making blissful bedroom-ish pop for a bit, but now they're in prime position to take it up a notch and spread their musical goodness to even more of the discerning masses.

The band is currently on a big time tour with (Sandy) Alex G and have a brand new album coming out July 14th, 2017 A.D. that has tons of sweet swirls and super sticky hooks. You'd have to be all-out bonkers not to love it.

See Japanese Breakfast for free (record release party) before they blow up!

(Yohuna also playing this show)

Part of Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" concert series.

9. Waxahatchee / Cayetana / Snail Mail play Warsaw on Saturday, July 15th.

Three good bands playing one show.

I love when this happens.

10. Yo La Tengo play a *free* show at Central Park Summerstage on Monday, July 17th.

This is the #1 most popular upcoming show on Oh My Rockness.

The only thing better than free shows is Yo La Tengo.

Smash hit movies the year YLT formed:

Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Terminator, Karate Kid, Gremlins, Nightmare on Elm Street, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Rounding Out The Top 20:

Wolf Alice at Rough Trade

Jerry Seinfeld at Beacon Theatre

Beth Ditto at Bowery Ballroom

Echo and the Bunnymen at Ford Amphitheater

DJ Animal Collective at Brooklyn Bowl

My Morning Jacket at Forest Hills Stadium

Out in the Streets Festival (with Caveman, A Place To Bury Strangers + more) at The Well

Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone) at Baby's All Right

Taking Back Sunday at Webster Hall

Corey Feldman at Highline Ballroom



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