Thursday, June 9, 2011

Upcoming Shows: Bush Tetras, Pygmy Shrews, T.S.O.L. + more

Tomorrow!! Friday, June 10

Bush Tetras @ Le Poisson Rouge * Greenwich Village, Manhattan * $12/$15
Along with ESG and Liquid Liquid, the Bush Tetras were one of the original funk-punk bands that came out of the tail end of No Wave in New York City in the late 70's and early 80's.  Featuring Pat Place of the Contortions, the Bush Tetras are a female-led group of funky post-punkers whose music echoes the bleak, nihilistic culture of late 70's NYC. [video]

Other shows
PC Worship @ Death By Audio ($7)
Andrew Bird @ Prospect Park (free)

Saturday, June 11

Pygmy Shrews, Pop 1280, White Suns * Willliamsburg, Brooklyn * $8
Pygmy Shrews are one of the best bands in New York, but they are also flaky so don't be shocked if they cancel this show at the last minute.  However, so far so good.  They play nasty nasty nasty post-hardcore with lots of distortion. [video]  Pop 1280 are a little more bleak but also nasty. [video]  White Suns are a noise band and they are good at it. [video]

Other shows
Greg Fox (GDFX) & C Spencer Yeh (collaboration) @ Shea Stadium

Sunday, June 12

T.S.O.L. @ Santos Party House * Chinatown, Manhattan * $12
T.S.O.L. are one of the original hardcore punk bands from southern California.  They are also one of the best. [video]

R. Stevie Moore @ Bell House * Gowanus, Brooklyn * $10
R. Stevie Moore was making lo-fi indie pop before "lo-fi" and "indie" had been invented.  The American godfather of DIY, R. Stevie Moore has a catalog of hundreds of quirky pop songs.  He's a badass too.  He may look a little like Santa Claus, but he will fuck your shit up.  The man is amazing live. [video]

Other shows
GDFX @ Coco 66
C Spencer Yeh @ Zebulon

Monday, June 13

PC Worship @ Cake Shop * LES, Manhattan
PC Worship merge lo-fi folk with free jazz and avant garde influences.  When the band is on, they're genius. [video]

Tuesday, June 14

Japanther, Shellshag, Heavy Cream @ Music Hall of Williamsburg * Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Japanther are an art-punk duo who sing through a telephone mic but have lots and lots and lots of pop hooks and lots and lots and lots of energy!  [video]  Shellshag are also a duo.  They get drunk and shout punk anthems and then knock things over and build a tower out of their drums. [video]  Heavy Cream are from Nashville and play awesome southern/country/blues punk.  And look good doing it. [video]

Wednesday, June 15

Say No! To Architecture, Zs @ Shea Stadium * Bushwick, Brooklyn * $7
Say No! To Architecture and Zs are two of Brooklyn's best experimental (and largely instrumental) psychedelic bands.  See them both for only $7! [SN!TA vid] [Zs vid]

Other shows
The Men (record release) @ Death By Audio ($7)

The long view...

HoZac Showcase: K-Holes, Xray Eyeball, My Teenage Stride @ Shea Stadium
Northside Festival: Atlas Sound (Deerhunter side project), Lichens @ St. Cecilia's ($15/$17)
Northside Festival: Eternal Summers, Reading Rainbow, Secret History @ Bruar Falls ($10)
Swervedriver (original shoegaze) @ Irving Plaza

Northside Festival: Woods @ St. Cecilia's ($12/$15)
Northside Festival: Beirut, Sharon van Etten @ McCarren Park (sold out!)
orthside Festival: Surfer Blood, Eternal Summers, Grooms, Xray Eyeballs @ Knitting Factory ($12/$14)
Dean Wareham (playing Galaxie 500), Vacant Lots @ Bell House ($15/$20)
The Books @ Prospect Park

Northside Festival: Guided By Voices (original line-up), Wavves, Surfer Blood, Babies @ McCarren Park ($30/$35)
Bardo Pond, White Out (Thurston Moore) @ Le Poisson Rouge ($10)
Northside Festival: Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) @ St. Cecilia's ($15/$17)

Northside Festival: Mount Eerie (Microphones) @ St. Cecilia's ($12/$15)
SLZRD WZRD (mem Lightning Bolt) @ Coco 66

Talib Kweli @ Red Hook Park (free!)
Chairlift @ Cameo Gallery ($10)

The Bronx @ Concert Cruises

Dinosaur Jr (performing Bug), Fucked Up @ Terminal 5
Art Brut, Reptar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Chairlift, Telepathe @ Glasslands ($10)

Special Guest (??!), Coathangers, Religious to Damn @ 285 Kent

Archers of Loaf @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out!)
Jeff the Brotherhood (one of the best 90's indie bands) @ 285 Kent

Archers of Loaf @ Webster Hall
My Teenage Stride @ South Street Seaport

Panda Bear, Ducktails @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Wake, Weekend @ South Street Seaport

Ted Leo @ South Street Seaport (free!)

Animal Collective @ Prospect Park (sold out!)
Cold Cave @ Knitting Factory
Slick Rick @ Crotona Park (free!)

Tune-Yards @ River Rocks (free!)
Marly Marl @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Gary War, K-Holes, Pop. 1280 @ Union Hall

Radio Dept., Asobi Seksu (shoegaze/ambient pop) @ South Street Seaport

4 Knots Festival: Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Obits, Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) + more

Kool Moe Dee (one of the first and best rappers of all time) @ Queensbridge (free!)

Death From Above 1979 @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($43)

The Feelies, Real Estate, Times New Viking @ Prospect Park (free!)
Heartless Bastards (acoustic) @ Mercury Lounge (sold out!)

Heartless Bastards (acoustic) @ Mercury Lounge

Walt Mink (great 90's indie band that split up over 10 years ago) @ Bell House

West Memphis Three Benefit with Dez Cadena @ Southpaw
Black Lips @ Bowery Ballroom

Sugarhill Gang @ Tappan Park (free!)
Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park

Cold Cave @ Bowery Ballroom
Crystal Antlers @ Glasslands ($10)

Friendly Fires, Cults @ Central Park (free!)

Sonic Youth @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($40)
*CANCELLED* Streets, El-P @ Terminal 5

Rakim, EPMD @ Central Park (free!)

Deerhunter @ Webster Hall

Wavves @ East River Park (free!)

TV on the Radio @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($48)

The Damned @ Irving Plaza

Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) @ Town Hall (sold out!)

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