5) Mineral, Into It. Over It. At Bowery Ballroom
The whole 90s reunion thing has proven to be a pretty successful booking template over the course of the past 16 months or so, with the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Slint, and American Football all selling out multi-night stints in and around the tri-state. This weekend, Texas emo icons, Mineral, become the latest to join the nostalgia party, with a four (yes, four) night NYC stand at both Saint Vitus (Thursday) and Bowery Ballroom (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). The former is our pick of the litter based on size and sound system alone, but since it doesn’t technically fall within the weekend parameters, we will default to its Friday night cousin, which is also more than worth a trip to the ol’ Stub Hub well for.
Friday, doors at 8pm