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20 Good Shows To See in NYC This Week

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September 11, 2017

Written by Patrick McNamara

20 Good Shows To See in NYC This Week!

September 11 - September 17 / 2017 A.D.

1. Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom on Monday, September 11th.

Top 3 best bands ever.

1. OCS

2. Oh Sees

3. Thee Oh Sees

2. Depeche Mode at Madison Square Garden on Monday, September 11th.

Depeche Mode.

You know what.

They still hold up.

3. Mount Eerie at Murmrr Theatre on Monday, September 11th / Tuesday, September 12th.

You have two opportunities to see Phil Elverum pluck sparse songs from his breathtakingly bittersweet new album A Crow Looked At Me.

Don't waste these moments.

4. NOTS at Union Pool on Tuesday, September 12th.

NOTS is a punk band from Memphis.

They're dope as hell and they're not going to take it anymore.

File Under: fast thrash!

RIYL: Sleater-Kinney * Priests * Downtown Boys * Sheer Mag * Good Bands

5. Del the Funky Homosapien at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, September 12th.

You know when that O.J. documentary Made in America was all the rage last summer?

This is the jam I couldn't get out of my head back then.

Damn....I ❤️ Del.

6. Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, September 12th.

The fanciest band on earth plays DIY co-op art space Madison Square Garden.

No flip-flops.

No muscle tees.

No wine coolers.

No koozies.

No nothin'.

(they're also doing a signing at Rough Trade on Monday)

7. Patti Smith & Her Band at Central Park Summerstage on Thursday, September 14th.






8. The Meadows at Citi Field on Friday, September 15th - Sunday, September 17th.

A bunch of bands and artists you've definitely heard of playing this big thing by the baseball field.

*still not sure who I want to see break up more the Electoral College or the Red Hot Chili Peppers 😂


9. Paul McCartney at Prudential Center / Madison Square Garden / Barclays Center.

While you decide if you want to go see, arguably, the greatest living rock musician, please read this interview I did with my dad about seeing The Beatles live in concert 50 years ago.


10. Basilica Soundscape at Basilica Hudson on Friday, September 15th / Saturday, September 16th.

If you feel like getting out of the city for your live music this should be a pretty good weekend escape!

Zola Jesus * Priests * Protomartyr * John Maus * more playing Basilica Soundscape this year.

*Hudson from Brooklyn a mere 2 hours and 55 minutes in current traffic

Rounding Out The Top 20:

Beverly at Park Church Co-Op

Aldous Harding at Bowery Ballroom

Protomartyr at Saint Vitus

James Blake (solo piano) at Lincoln Center

Lee Ranaldo at Rough Trade (free)

Father John Misty at The Capitol Theatre

The Afghan Whigs at Bowery Ballroom

Mal Devisa at Trans-Pecos

Reggie Watts at Union Hall

Steve Gunn & Julie Byrne at Murmrr Theatre

Sturgill Simpson at Radio City Music Hall



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