Happy new year! We made it to 2017! Hopefully everyone had a good break (if indeed you were lucky enough to have one), sincere best wishes to everyone for the coming year, I’ve a feeling we’re going to need all the help we can get. Thankfully, in terms of live shows, 2017 is kicking off in style.
While the rest of world lumbers off down constipated highways to flesh-choked cultural landfills like Myrtle Beach and others of equal or greater disgustingness, you, Mr. or Ms. Independence, have chosen to throw a wrench into the gears of the infernal machine–to say fuck, the tzaztiki and turn your back on the pneumatic bolt gun-destined sheep herd–and stay in NYC this July 4th. And while I’ve picked the divergent path, I applaud the decision, and must say, despite the sarcasm, I’m genuinely jealous, but not of the cheap beer, rocket pops, or sparklers–which I can put out my soon-to-be diabetic eye on anywhere–but instead the killer array of shows hitting the city this weekend; holiday, and my personal travel plans, be damned. So without further ado, check out five of our favorites from the comfort of your underwear while I give myself a pre-frontal lobotomy on the steering wheel. Happy fuckin’ 4th everyone.