This week’s post introduces a new feature: WORTH SCALPING, which is a run-down of this week’s sold out shows that are worth arranging to meet a stranger at a specific time, which is convenient to neither party, at a vaguely described landmark in a part of the city you never go to just to get some pretty crappy seats.
5/6 @ 12 noon: Cold Cave play the Bowery Ballroom on August 6th. Tickets are $18.
5/6 @ 12 noon: Everyone’s favorite innocuous Brooklyn duo, Matt & Kim are at Music Hall of WillyB on May 25th. Tickets are $26.50.
5/6 @ 12 noon: Party like its 2003 with The Kills at Terminal 5 on August 8th. Tickets are $30.
5/6 @ 12 noon: The Northside Fest just added another venue and four shows to this year’s lineup, and the hits just keep on coming. Atlas Sound, Woods, Fiery Furnaces, Mount Eerie and more bring it to Greenpoint’s St. Cecilia’s Church that fateful weekend. Tickets will be available here for the below shows:
June 16: Kranky Records presents Atlas Sound with special guests
June 17: Woods (album release show) with special guests
June 18: Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces), Ida, Rebecca Gates (of The Spinanes), Spectre Folk (Pete Nolan of Magik Markers)
June 19: Mount Eerie, Nicholas Krgovich (of No Kids), Wyrd Visions
5/6: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s new album is pretty dang enjoyable. Squeeze in with the rest at Webster Hall.
5/7: Yuck are so not. Get it?! They play Bowery Ballroom.
5/10: The IAMDONALD Tour, with Donald Glover (great one-liners on Community or the greatest one-liners on Community?) and something/someone called Childish Gambino, stops at Bowery Ballroom.
5/11-5/15: CSS and Sleighbells are playing a handful of shows around the boroughs, and all of ’em are sold out.
SHOWS THIS WEEK
5/6: In celebration of their new album, Burst Apart (which is hopefully more of an upper than their last album — which was based on cancer), The Antlers play a FREE show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn at midnight. If you don’t get in, tickets are still avail for their May 19th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
5/6: “The annual Strawberry Festival gathers students, staff and faculty in celebration of … strawberries” and Brooklyn indie pop! Lightning Bolt, Ducktails, Pterodactyl and The So So Glos (another show? Are they the new Drums?) play the free, Washington Square Park fest. Come for indie cred, stay for NYC’s longest strawberry shortcake!