While we’re still dealing with rollercoaster weather patterns, one can’t help but feel that summer is threatening to happen eventually… we’ve had the schedules for Celebrate Brooklyn, Summerstage, 4knots and more. So enjoy today’s sunshine and deal with the rain at the weekend… it can’t last forever! It has been a good week, with La Sera’s fantastic show at Market Hotel last night, an invigorating Secret Science Club lecture at the Bell House on Tuesday, and some great options to look forward to right now. I also want to point out two music-related events that aren’t shows this weekend – the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on Saturday, now in its 9th year, and a screening of the Damned Documentary, Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead at Rough Trade on Sunday.
This wretched month will finally come to an end by the time the weekend is out, but February does leave us a nice parting gift in the form of some fantastic shows that should get you out of whatever hopefully warm abode you call home.
It’s going to be a cold weekend, but it’s also going to be a long one so try to get out there and enjoy yourselves. Like above-freezing-temperatures, I’ll practice brevity.
5) Kleenex Girl Wonder, Wild White, Black River Manifesto at Silent Barn
Billed as a “post-love fest” for Sunday, you can get your jangle on at Silent Barn with Kleenex Girl Wonder and Wild White, neither band play particularly often so this is a good double-header. If you like something a bit dirtier and lot more bluesy, look no further than opening band Black River Manifesto. Sunday 8pm
With almost the entire city having a “snow” day on Tuesday, the feel of the week is skewed. Thursday feels like Tuesday, which will feel pretty good when the realisation hits. Here are some ideas for the impending weekend that don’t involve watching oversized men throwing a ball around for about 3 seconds then taking a break for 2 minutes, and people have the temerity to call it football.
5) Big Muff Radio, Slonk Donkerson, Sofa Club at Baby’s All Right
Big Muff Radio will be celebrating their latest offering, the synth-tinged Life is Easy, which you get on cassette for free with the cost of admission ($8); not a bad deal even if I’m suspicious of anyone who plays cassette tapes. Also be sure not to miss the rather criminally underrated Slonk Donkerson,if you like power trios and don’t know Slonk Donkerson, check them out and thank me later.
Saturday 11:59pm (Sunday then…)
Review by: Layton Weedman(Courtesy Tier Drummer) | 9/14/2012
Imagine an up-tempo Pixies mixed with Sonic Youth’s “Silver Rocket” energy circa 1988. The band plays music that can be met with today’s current trends as well like Beach House and Diiv but their performance on stage pulls the music to new heights. Their drummer is a solid power-house hitter. On point and tight. Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Abrishami plays without shoes and gets jolted into the groups sonic tide. High end guitars sing and echo over thumps while the bass player and second guitarist keep everything jelled in. A well-suited combination for something special.
Keep an ear open and check em out online at Lazyeyesbk.bandcamp.com/