Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Upcoming Shows: Dinowalrus, Gang Gang Dance + more

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, January 13

Mahogany @ Bell House | Gowanus, Brooklyn | $7
Mahogany have been one of the very best dream pop bands for over a decade. Their dense, shimmering walls of sound are made up of intricate guitars, synthesizers and drums locking in like gears. And the melodies are good too. [myspace]

Tomorrow!!! Thursday, January 14

Frozen Warnings, Coyote Eyes @ Death by Audio | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $7
Two of the bands I told y'all to watch in 2010 are playing together tomorrow at Death by Audio, only the best DIY venue in town. Frozen Warnings are new but probably psychedelic and noisy with deep understated melodies - we'll see. Coyote Eyes play arty post punk with great singing and an amazing use of rhythm. They are both just so friggin awesome. Go to this show. [fw myspace] [ce myspace]

Friday, January 15

Gang Gang Dance + DJ /rupture @ Music Hall of Williamsburg | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $15
Gang Gang Dance are some hardcore motherfuckahs. Their intensely rhythm-focused experimental dub has club/dance smarts but builds eclectic sonic art around that core. The result is relentlessly inventive, dark and enticing. Gang Gang Dance are too cool for words. [ggd myspace] [dj/r myspace]

Saturday, January 16

Dinowalrus (record release!), Aa + PRSMS @ Cake Shop | LES, Manhattan
I just reviewed Dinowalrus's new record. It is awesome and they are even better live. Go celebrate with them and their even odder, more drum-focused pals Aa at Cake Shop. Do it... [dino myspace] [aa myspace]

Bell, Grooms @ Glasslands | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $5
You should go see Dinowalrus but if for some reason that doesn't pan out, you should check out this show instead. Bell is one of the better Bjork-compared singers, with an odd but powerful voice and pretty strange music to back her up. Grooms sound a lot like Sonic Youth, with experimental, noisy post punk that explores dark melodies and deafening sound. [bell myspace] [grooms myspace]

Dinosaur Jr. @ Bowery Ballroom | LES, Manhattan | SOLD OUT!
Dinosaur Jr. put the guitar back into indie rock in the 1980's. Let's hope they can do it again now! At the time of writing, there are still tickets available for the 1/18 show at Brooklyn Bowl. [myspace]

Sunday, January 17

Dinosaur Jr. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | SOLD OUT!
See above. [myspace]

Mos Def @ Highline Ballroom | Chelsea, Manhattan | $45 adv. / $50 dos.
I don't care how much white people like him, Mos Def is not worth $50. But if you just won the lottery or something and want to go see a rapper who white people aren't afraid of, you couldn't do better than this show.

Monday, January 18 - MLK Day!

Dinosaur Jr. @ Brooklyn Bowl | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $20
See above. [myspace]

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

The long view...

January 2010
Big Troubles, My Teenage Stride, the Sundelles @ Le Poisson Rouge

Bob Mould @ City Winery

Pterodactyl @ Issue Project Room

Cheap Trick @ The Fillmore

Beach House @ Bell House (sold out)

Asobi Seksu @ Le Poissson Rouge
Here We Go Magic @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mission of Burma @ Bowery Ballroom
Oneida @ Market Hotel
Sounds Like Brooklyn: Les Savy Fav, Vivian Girls (yick) @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

Mission of Burma @ Bowery Ballroom
Sisters, Fluffy Lumbers, Total Slacker @ Shea Stadium

Atlas Sound @ Bell House

Atlas Sound, Neon Indian, Sisters @ NYU Kimmel
Cold Cave @ Mercury Lounge

Sounds Like Brooklyn: Ra Ra Riot, the Antlers @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

Don Giovanni showcase: Shellshag, Screaming Females, Jeff the Brotherhood + more @ Bowery Ballroom

The Residents @ Webster Hall

Harlem @ Mercury Lounge

Jonathan Richman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Jonathan Richman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Magnetic Fields @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

Jonathan Richman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fucked Up, Kurt Vile, Frankie Rose & the Outs @ Europa
Andrew W-K @ Santos Party House

Crystal Stilts, Beets, Beach Fossils, German Measles @ Music Hall of Williamsubrg

Dum Dum Girls, Frankie Rose & the Outs @ Mercury Lounge

Wild Beasts @ Bowery Ballroom

Glenn Branca (record release) @ Le Poisson Rouge

Wild Beasts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Muse, the Silversun Pickups @ Madison Square Garden

Titus Andronicus, Parts & Labor, Babies @ Bowery Ballroom

The Magnetic Fields @ Town Hall

Henry Rollins @ The Fillmore

Killswitch Engage @ The Fillmore

Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl

Nada Surf play Let Go + surprise guest @ Bowery Ballroom

Nada Surf play The Weight Is a Gift + surprise guest @ Bell House
Spoon, Deerhunter @ Radio City Music Hall

Nada Surf play Lucky + surprise guest @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Big Pink, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Webster Hall

Liars @ Bowery Ballroom

Liars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

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