Thursday, June 2, 2011

Upcoming Shows: Liturgy, Screaming Females + more!

Tonight!! Thursday, June 2

Liturgy (record release), Sightings @ Knitting Factory * Williamsburg, Brooklyn * $10
Liturgy, the world's first and only crossover black metal band, will be celebrating the release of their new record at Knitting Factory tonight.  They play leaden music with mournful shrieking which would be awful if they weren't an exceptionally talented, passionate bunch.  Even if it's not your "thing," give 'em a chance; it's not my thing either, but I love this band.  [video]  Sightings are opening.  This noise trio is not to be missed, with grinding, stuttering songs. [video] Wear earplugs.

Other shows
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Silk Flowers, R. Stevie Moore @ Irving Plaza ($34.25)
Fiasco (post hardcore/math) @ Shea Stadium
Stiff Little Fingers (original UK punk) @ Europa ($20)

Tomorrow!! Friday, June 3

Hillstock Festival: So So Glos + many more @ 285 Kent * Willliamsburg, Brooklyn * $8
A bunch of bands are playing a little minifestival thing this weekend including prole-punks So So Glos. [video]

Other shows
Liquor Store, Spider Bag @ Death By Audio ($7)

Saturday, June 4

Unstoppable Death Machines @ Silent Barn * Ridgewood, Queens
Unstoppable Death Machines are a bass and drum duo that plays loud loud loud distorted and fast music. [video]

Other shows
Hillstock Fest, Part II: Gunfight!, Quiet Loudly, Team Genius, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + more @ 106 Emerson (free!)
School of Seven Bells @ Brooklyn Bowl ($10)
Effi Briest @ Cake Shop

Sunday, June 5

Against Me!, Screaming Females, Lemuria @ Music Hall of Williamsburg * Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This line-up is so rad, I don't even know what to say about it.  Against Me!, of course, is one of the best hardcore/pop-punk bands, like, ever. [video] Openers Screaming Females are even better, fronted by guitar hero Marissa Paternoster.  They aren't really a punk band but they pretend to be one.  (Think Dinosaur Jr.)  They are currently the best rock band on earth. [video]  Lemuria are a pop-punk/emo band but in the best possible way.  The female-fronted trio are punky enough to yell and though some of their songs border on sappy, they are such well-written songs that it doesn't matter. [video]

Other shows
Darlings @ Housing Works Bookstore (outdoors, noon, free!)

Monday, June 6

Not a lot worth seeing - Melvins play a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, that's about it.

Tuesday, June 7

Against Me!, Screaming Females, Lemuria @ Webster Hall * East Village, Manhattan
See above.

EPMD, Funkmaster Flex @ Betsy Head Memorial Playground * Brownsville, Brooklyn * Free!
EPMD and Funkmaster Flex are among the towering figures in the history of East Coast hip-hop.  With careers spanning back to the "golden age" of hip-hop, they changed the course of rap music.  It's free.  Don't be stupid.

Other shows
The Melvins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out)

Wednesday, June 8

Nothin.  Just nothin.

The long view...

Total Slacker, Tony Castles @ Shea Stadium

Bush Tetras (original ladies of funk-punk) @ Le Poisson Rouge ($12/$15)

T.S.O.L. (original SoCal hardcore) @ Santos ($12)
R. Stevie Moore (invented indie before there was indie, looks like Santa, really badass dude) @ Bell House ($10)

Japanther, Shellshag, Heavy Cream @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Decemberists @ Prospect Park (sold out)

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!)
Northside Festival: Surfer Blood, Eternal Summers, Grooms, Xray Eyeballs @ Knitting Factory ($12/$14)
Dean Wareham (plays 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)

Talib Kweli @ Red Hook Park (free!)

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

The Wake, Weekend @ South Street Seaport

Animal Collective @ Prospect Park (sold out!)
Cold Cave @ Knitting Factory

Tune-Yards @ River Rocks (free!)

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

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

The Feelies, Real Estate, Times New Viking @ Prospect Park (free!)

Black Lips @ Bowery Ballroom

Sugarhill Gang @ Tappan Park (free!)

Cold Cave @ Bowery Ballroom

Friendly Fires, Cults @ Central Park (free!)

Sonic Youth @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($40)
Streets, El-P (lyrically dense, brainy rap) @ Terminal 5

Rakim, EPMD @ Central Park (free!)

Deerhunter @ Webster Hall

Wavves @ East River Park (free!)

TV on the Radio @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($48)

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