Due to overwhelming, popular demand (shout outs to Amanda and Anonymous Poster!) here’s another completely biased rundown of concerts worth going to in the next seven days. Pick up my slack and add any I’ve missed in the comments or shoot me an email at [email protected].
12/17: A benefit for Showpaper at Monster Island populated by bands you’ll be hearing a lot about six months from now, I’m sure: Dinowalrus, Tickle Machine, Sweet Bulbs, Parquet Courts (members of Fergus & Geronimo, Woods, The Keepsies) and Fables.
12/18: There’s a whole lotta Coolatta going on at the Oh Sky White Tiger Night party at 92Y Tribeca: Brooklyn-based bands (Sky White Tiger, Behavior and Fancy Colors), DJs, video art and The Self Portrait Project. Phew!
12/18: The first of Prince’s three performances at MSG (the others are 12/29 and 1/18) kicks off and tickets are sold out. To Craig’s List!
12/18: For some god awful reason, Show Paper’s physical space is on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Saturday it will be chock full of bands (Soft Black, Strange Rivals, Front Bottoms, Nine11 Thesaurus, LE1F, Follower and Planet Rump), a roundtable discussion with four photographers, experimental dance and a video game exhibition. For only $6 you can’t say it isn’t worth the commute.
12/18: The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival bleep-bloops all night at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Public Assembly. Stand-outs (meaning, acts I’ve actually heard of) include Javelin, Lemonade, Brahms and Class Actress – all, coincidentally, Brooklynites.
12/19: Local X Local at Brooklyn Bowl is a monthly show, purportedly, featuring the best Brooklyn has to offer. This month’s headliner is Real Estate, so they aren’t too far off base. But you can’t really complain when it’s FREE.
12/20: Up and comer Melanie Edwards brings her Tori Amos-filtered-through-Regina Spektor (that’s a good thing) mojo to The Living Room with a full band, and it’ll only cost you the price of one drink.
People of New York must really love Broken Social Scene (vice versa?). They play their fourth area show in eight months on Jan. 18th at Terminal 5. Tickets on sale 12/17.
I was kind of broke when tickets for the Bright Eyes show at Radio City went on sale a couple weeks ago, so I didn’t get them. Now I’m super broke and a second show was just added for March 8th. Obviously the world is telling me to put it on my credit card and worry about it later. Tickets on sale 12/18 and will set you back around $50.
The Get Up Kids realized Kansas is boring so they got back together and made a new album. Be polite and give a listen before shouting “I’m A Loner Dottie, A Rebel!” at them ad nauseum. They play Webster Hall (March 2nd) or Music Hall of Williamsburg (March 3rd). Tickets on sale here.
Until next week…