Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Upcoming Shows: Trail of Dead, Glenn Branca + more

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

Tonight!!! Wednesday, February 24

…and You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (original line-up) @ Union Pool | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
I'm not sure if "original line-up" means just the duo who started the band or if it refers to some other incarnation. But whoever it is, it's Trail of Fuckin Dead and they are as amazing as their name is long. [myspace]

Friday, February 26

Sisters, Knight School @ Bruar Falls | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | $5
Sisters are a lo-fi pop/punk duo who are going to take over the world. Their fan base includes many of the best musicians in the city and it's only a matter of time before everyone else finds out and they start playing much bigger venues for a lot more than five bucks. And Knight School are one of the better indie pop bands, with a sort of scuzzy, lo-fi aesthetic and Beatles-esque songwriting. [sisters myspace] [knight myspace]

Saturday, February 27

Glenn Branca (record release) @ Le Poisson Rouge | Greenwich Village, Manhattan | $15 adv./$18 dos.
Glenn Branca, who has long bridged the gap between avant-garde classical and punk rock, is releasing an album and celebrating it at Le Poisson Rogue. He was a key figure in the late 70's No Wave scene and helped set such innovators as Sonic Youth on their paths.

Grooms + Surfer Blood, Beach Fossils @ Market Hotel | Bushwick, Brooklyn
Grooms are a really rad band. They play experimental post-punk with a lot of sonic experimentation and some real heartfelt angst. I don't care for Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils, but they're trendy. [grooms myspace]

Sunday, February 28

Shilpa Ray, Asa Ransom @ Cameo Gallery | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Shilpa Ray is one badass lady, who plays bluesy rock with a punk rock attitude. She's small and plays a hand-powered harmonium and says the f-word a lot. I haven't heard Asa Ransom in ages, but last I did hear them, they were playing insane-asylum style punk rock, reminiscent of Pere Ubu, with keyboards and a amp-climbing live show. [shilpa myspace] [asa myspace]

Shooting Spires, Pterodactyl, Unstoppable Death Machines @ Union Pool | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Shooting Spires is a Parts & Labor side project that sounds a lot like Parts & Labor - great, soaring pop melodies and hooks shouted out from a whirlwind of distorted noise. Pterodactyl does something similar, but their instrumentals are not as think and heavy, their melodies a little odder and their tempos faster. Their sound is jumpy and nervy, asymmetrical and wholly original. Meanwhile, Unstoppable Death Machines are the very definition of heavy. The bass and drumkit duo lays down thick riffs while the scream into microphones they strap to their mouths. [spires myspace] [ptero myspace] [udm myspace]

Monday, March 1

Pregnant @ Bruar Falls | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | FREE!!
I don't know anything about this band except that Stupid Party sent me an e-mail when they were drunk telling me this was their favorite band. Which is more than enough recommendation for me. They've got a good name and they are punk rock and they don't give a shit what you think of them. [myspace]

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

The long view...

Japanther @ Mercury Lounge

Muse, the Silversun Pickups @ Madison Square Garden

Titus Andronicus, Parts & Labor, Babies @ Bowery Ballroom

Awesome Color, Tyvek, Talk Normal @ Market Hotel
Washed Out, Small Black @ Mercury Lounge (sold out)

Dinowalrus @ Cameo
Washed Out, Small Black @ Mercury Lounge (sold out)

Aa, Screens @ Death By Audio

The Magnetic Fields @ Town Hall

The Magnetic Fields @ Town Hall
Iran @ Knitting Factory

Henry Rollins @ The Fillmore

Killswitch Engage @ The Fillmore

Killswitch Engage @ The Fillmore
Oneida + Sightings @ Knitting Factory

Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl

Black Lips @ Bowery Ballroom

Nada Surf play Let Go + surprise guest @ Bowery Ballroom
Jello Biafra and Guantanamo Schools of Medicine @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

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

The Bronx, Japanther @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Captured Tracks Showcase: Blank Dogs, Wet Dog + more @ Glasslands

Soft Pack, Nodzzz, Male Bonding @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Bronx, Japanther @ Bowery Ballroom

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Webster Hall

Washed Out, Small Black @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Liars @ Bowery Ballroom

Liars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Apples in Stereo @ Bowery Ballroom

Chapterhouse @ Bell House

[Upcoming Shows Playlist]

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