HEADS UP: The FREEwilliamsburg/My Social List un-official CMJ showcase is tonight at 7 PM, with some minor changes.
Unfortunately, Gary War canceled all of their CMJ shows, but never fear, Kristina Tequila was able to grab a worthy replacement; Led Er Est’s Shawn Devin O’Sullivan. He’ll bring the dark industrial sounds of his side project Vapauteen to XPO 929’s dreary floor-level stage in their place.
I’m not one for the rain, but it’s as if the weather gods made good on a favor they owed the music gods for tonight. They’ve cast a dark cloud over the city, a stark contrast from the clear and sunny skies we’ve enjoyed for CMJ thus far.
Vapauteen will be supported by a pair of somber and tenebrous post-punk acts, the more cold-wave leaning Black Marble, and your new neighbors, the more garage-leaning Weekend, who I recently sat down for an interview with.
Black Marble JUST released their debut album, A Different Arrangement, which is streaming on Brooklyn Vegan. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear it live in an intimate setting. I’m a few listens through and can already say that this is one of my favorite records of the year.
Weekend are hard at work on the follow up to 2010’s excellent LP Sports, and this show finds them smack in the middle of their first tour of Brooklyn as residents. Better hop on this one; they’re already playing bigger stages… like Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.
They’ll be supported by electronic acts Plastic Flowers, Dark Sister, and Yvette, one of our favorite local noise bands.
ANDDDDDDDDDD THERE WILL BE CHEAP DRINKS, namely $1 Rolling Rocks all night, and $4 Rolling Rock/shot combos.
Doors are at 7 PM and tickets (which are just six bucks) are on sale now. Of course, badgeholders will be granted free access, with limited capacity.