Greetings. Let’s start off by reveling in Run the Jewel’s performance on Colbert this week (with TV On the Radio as their backing band, no less). Good, now we can move on with our weekend plans. Because “American” football season has just started, I tried to catch some actual football too and saw NYCF vs Toronto last night. Sure, the quality in the MLS isn’t great, but at least they kick the ball with their feet. I would draw an analogy with Indian food here vs in the UK; it’s bearable if you’re desperate, but it’s probably below the average standard I would get back home. That’s a minor gripe however, because we’re here to talk shows, where the reverse is true. So enjoy the Indian summer and catch some live music.
Four day weeks should really be the norm, even this rain can be forgiven. It has been a slightly slower news week than normal but CMJ just announced their initial lineup for the 2015 music marathon, and we’re also getting a museum of food and drink later this year. Hopefully everyone is well rested because there are plenty of great options across the whole weekend.
Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s new rock and roll HBO show took over Rough Trade Records on North 9th street in Williamsburg today. The record store/venue and it’s surrounding area were made into a 1970′s scene for the forthcoming show starring Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale. Check out more pictures at Brooklyn Vegan.
Looks like we’re in for a rainy weekend in parts, but that’s ok as you can spend plenty of time indoors at various concerts. If we don’t have anything blue (skies) then at least I can recommend something old, something new, and something borrowed, in this week’s column.
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Happy memorial day weekend! This has already been a great week for shows, with Courtney Barnett on Tuesday and TV On the Radio on Wednesday already setting things up nicely. If you’re away travelling, you’ll be missing some outstanding music!