The return of Shea Stadium

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

via @gobbinjr on Instagram

Baby, Shea’s back! Beloved DIY venue Shea Stadium is up and running again as of last night (2/13). [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

big-ups

While some of the major players have already announced their summer festival lineups (Panorama / Govball), which admittedly doesn’t seem too far away with today’s high of 15 degrees C, but let’s stick with the present. We only have one more weekend until an orange clown has the nuclear codes, so maybe we should just enjoy ourselves while we’re still here.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

curtishardingbone

Seems like a fairly normal week, local institutions announcing that they’re closing, crazy people making crazy threats, and maybe some good news with the opening of a new music venue. Plenty of great options this weekend and it’s going to be a cold one so what better way to get through it than with a few shows?

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

windhandgramercy

We’re in the home stretch of this wretched orbit, where end-of-year lists could read more like obituaries. Let’s try and be optimistic for a few minutes at least, and marvel at the stupendous options we have to entertain us this weekend.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

TV On the Radio

No small-talk, go have fun this weekend. Suggestions below (also, eat ice cream)!

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

Drive Like Jehu

Who said summer was supposed to be nice anyway… with thunderstorms forecast for much of the weekend, you might as well spend it inside somewhere watching bands! Let’s not beat around the bush, here are some recommendations…

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

mrsmagician

You spend half the year waiting for summer and then you go to the beach and get terrible sunburn that still hasn’t gone away 5 days later. I’m here to tell you that summer is awful and you should just stay within 4 walls and listen to some live bands instead.

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Listen to Frankie Cosmos’ latest “Next Thing” – she’s playing two shows this weekend at Shea Stadium

Frankie Cosmos (photo by Amanda Hatfield)

Frankie Cosmos (photo by Amanda Hatfield)

We’re longtime fans of Frankie Cosmos (aka Greta Kline), who’s latest record “Next Thing” premiered this week on Bandcamp. (You can listen to it here.) It’s a great collection of vulnerable tunes — don’t say twee — that demonstrate Greta Kline’s growth as a songwriter, not to mention her knack for efficiency. Most of the fifteen tracks clock in at under two minutes and maintain the DIY, home-recorded aesthetic her fans have come to expect. [Read more…]