Thursday, July 21, 2011

Upcoming Shows: The Feelies, N.O.R.E. + more

Tonight!! Thursday, July 21

N.O.R.E., Funkmaster Flex @ Queensbridge Park * LIC, Queens * Free!!
N.O.R.E. is A.K.A. Noreaga, and he's one of the better rappers out of NYC in the late 90's. Don't underestimate the special guests either, it's going to be someone amazing. I went to another one of the shows in this series on Tuesday and I wrote about it. What I wrote should make it clear why you must go to this. It's swimming distance from Manhattan (but I recommend the F train). [video] ::details::

Other Shows
Gang Gang Dance @ Rocks Off Cruises (sold out!) [deets]
The Vandelles @ Union Hall ($8) [deets]
Haunted Houses (mems Trail of Dead, Here We Go Magic), Magik Markers @ Cameo Gallery [deets]

Tomorrow!! Friday, July 22

Death From Above 1979 @ Wiliamsburg Waterfront * Williamsburg, Brooklyn * $35
This band has a very loud distorted bass guitar and a drummer who yells. They've been known to start riots (well, just once). [video] ::details::

Other Shows
Autodrone, Dead Leaf Echo @ Pianos ($10) [deets]
Magik Markers @ Shea Stadium [deets]
WU LYF @ Mercury Lounge (sold out!) [deets]

Saturday, July 23

The Feelies, Real Estate, Times New Viking @ Prospect Park * Brooklyn * Free!
The Feelies were one of the best bands in the 80's. They sounded like a more ambitious and slightly less dissonant, more poppy Mission of Burma. They play jagged, percussive post punk and held the throne in the booming Hoboken scene at the time (well, shared it will Yo La Tengo, of course). Real Estate and Times New Viking open. [feelies video] [real video] [times new video] ::details::

Andrew Cedermark (ex-Titus Andronicus), Dustin Wong (Ponytail) @ Shea Stadium * Bushwick, Brooklyn
Andrew Cedermark was in Titus Andronicus, which is one of the best bands. Dustin Wong still is in Ponytail which is another one of the best bands. Mr. Cedermark sounds all calculatedly unpolished post punk folky rock stuff. Mr. Wong feeds a guitar through a loop pedal again and again and again to make some pretty fascinating (if geeky) instrumental music. [ceder video] [wong video] ::details::

Other Shows
Young Boys @ Bruar Falls ($6)[deets]
Passive Aggressor @ Dead Herring House [deets]
WU LYF @ Knitting Factory (sold out!) [deets]
Heartless Bastards (acoustic) @ Mercury Lounge [deets]

Sunday, July 24

Vaz, Mattress @ Bruar Falls * Williamsburg, Brooklyn * Free!
Vaz play sharp, loud music that's kind of angry and delightfully unpleasant (that's a compliment). I haven't heard Mattress but I keep seeing their name around. This show is free. [vaz vid] ::details::

Other Shows
Heartless Bastards (acoustic) @ Mercury Lounge [deets]
Swirlies, Psychedelic Horseshit @ Beekman Beer (afternoon show, free) [deets]
Black Francis @ Le Poisson Rouge ($20/$25) [deets]

Wednesday, July 27

Super Big Gulp (mems Total Slacker, Beach Fossils, Oberhofer, Friends) @ Death By Audio * Williamsburg, Brooklyn * $7
This is a really weird thing, it's like Todd P made a Brooklyn supergroup out of leftover buzz bands. Total Slacker are amazing. Friends (the band) are less so. I saw Beach Fossils a long time ago and didn't like it. But this is none of these bands. I don't know what it is. It costs $7 to find out. ::details::

The long view...

Walt Mink (great 90's indie band that split up over 10 years ago) @ Bell House
Shilpa Ray @ Shea Stadium
Controlled Bleeding, David Grubbs @ Death By Audio ($7)

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

Yvette, Liquor Store, Dinowalrus, So So Glos (DJ set) @ Shea Satdium

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

Vaz, Pygmy Shrews @ Death By Audio ($7)

Cold Cave @ Bowery Ballroom
Crystal Antlers @ Glasslands ($10)
Total Slacker, Darlings, Beets @ Shea Stadium

Friendly Fires, Cults @ Central Park (free!)

The Kills, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Terminal 5

The Kills, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, A Place to Bury Strangers @ Terminal 5

Memory Tapes, Bell @ Glasslands ($12)
MV+EE @ Shea Stadium
Nas, Damian Marley @ Central Park ($45)

Sonic Youth, Wild Flag (ex-Sleater-Kinney), Kurt Vile @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($40)

Rakim, EPMD @ Central Park (free!)
Jeff the Brotherhood (not headlining) @ Le Poisson Rouge ($18)

Deerhunter, Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) @ Webster Hall

Deerhunter, Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) @ Webster Hall

Cold Crush Brothers @ East River Park (free!)

Wavves @ East River Park (free!)

Male Bonding @ Glasslands ($10/$12)
John Zorn @ The Stone

Male Bonding @ Mercury Lounge

Weekend, Talk Normal, Brown Recluse @ Glasslands ($10/$12)

Les Savy Fav @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

TV on the Radio @ Williamsburg Waterfront ($48)

Blondie @ Highline Ballroom

Blondie @ Highline Ballroom
Peter Hook (Joy Division) @ Irving Plaza

Deerhoof, White Suns @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Descendents @ Roseland Ballroom

Swans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Marnie Stern, No Joy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ty Segall, The Babies @ Bowery Ballroom

X @ Irving Plaza

X @ Irving Plaza

Shellac @ Bell House ($17/$19)

The Horrors @ Webster Hall

Wild Flag (ex-Sleater-Kinney) @ Bell House

Wild Flag (ex-Sleater-Kinney) @ Bowery Ballroom

Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles @ Bowery Ballroom
Jonathan Richmond (Modern Lovers) @ Bell House ($15)

The Damned @ Irving Plaza
CSS, The Men @ Webster Hall
Jonathan Richmond (Modern Lovers) @ Bell House ($15)

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

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