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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Listen to Frankie Cosmos’ latest “Next Thing” – she’s playing two shows this weekend at Shea Stadium
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…]
I’ve seen Nada Surf twice this week, so it has already been a successful one (You Know Who You Are came out on the 4th of March via Barsuk Records, get it!). The weather this weekend is going to be quite delightful so make sure you get out during the day before slinking off into the night for (mostly) DIY shows, a perfect combo if you ask me.