Top 5 shows of the weekend

fear-of-men-fall

I go away for a couple of weeks and look what happens… it’s like forgetting to lock your door but still being surprised when you find out all your stuff has been stolen. Between Brexit and Trump this year, you’d be forgiven if “the will of the people” merely leads you to the bottom of many a bottle. Alas, if for a couple of hours each night, you can try and forget reality with some great music.

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15 bands to watch at CMJ 2015

cmj2015Though sometimes buried in an avalanche of free pizza, promo beer, and press releases, CMJ Music Marathon’s guiding principal has always been the discovery of new music. In that spirit, we decided to kick off coverage of the mega-fest’s 35th year with a countdown of 15 must-see bands you may have not heard, but need to. So even if your fav Tinder hook up’s lo-fi power pop thing didn’t make the list—sorry, we have 75 venues and 1,000 bands to keep track of here—sit down and give it a skim. Who knows, you might even find something worth seeing. [Read more…]

Destruction Unit, Perfect Pussy, Protomartyr and more playing a Lorimer Street car wash

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5 Star Service and Prices for the quality of work.
– Some dude on Yelp

They miraculously cleaned out nearly an entire back trunk floor full of yellow lab’s long hair.
– Some girl on Yelp

My Red 3000gt looks great.
– Some bro on Yelp

Paid for my boyfriend’s detailing cause I had too much to drink at the wedding. Let’s just say the car did not smell too good, so the next day we took it here and they got 95% of the smell out.
– Some waste product on Yelp

If you need to get your car washed or detailed, give Williamsburg Hand Wash & Detail Center located at 646 Lorimer Street (between Jackson and Meeker) a try! 95% is pretty good! They have 4 stars on Yelp!

Established in 2006, Williamsburg Hand Wash & Detail Center’s goal is to offer an alternative to the standard machine wash.
– Williamsburg Hand Wash & Detail Center Mission Statement

The average wash takes about 30 minutes, but for an extra $10 you can get the alternative wash which, on Saturday, October 17, apparently includes sets from basically the best punk bands around: Destruction Unit, Perfect Pussy, Porches, LVL UP, Downtown Boys, Pity Sex, Potty Mouth, Protomartyr, Sheer Mag and Whitney. That bill (brought to you by AdHoc) covers everything from emo to post-punk to bands with friggin saxophones to rockabilly-tinged 70s album rock. In other words, there’s something for everyone, even if your ride is looking tops.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

royal headache

I can’t say there hasn’t been an air of complete normality this week, but what that really means is stuff like this, businesses treating staff like crap, a new music venue opening and anticipation of sandwiches. I’m going to keep this brief because I had an important exam today (it’s cool, I passed), but it’s the quality of the acts themselves that matter!

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