Top 5 shows of the weekend

La Sera Market Hotel

Now that the presidential debates are finally over, it seems like the best time to get out an do something that’s actually enjoyable. With amplifiers set between three and eleven this weekend, there should be something for everyone.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend


While we’re still dealing with rollercoaster weather patterns, one can’t help but feel that summer is threatening to happen eventually… we’ve had the schedules for Celebrate BrooklynSummerstage, 4knots and more. So enjoy today’s sunshine and deal with the rain at the weekend… it can’t last forever! It has been a good week, with La Sera’s fantastic show at Market Hotel last night, an invigorating Secret Science Club lecture at the Bell House on Tuesday, and some great options to look forward to right now. I also want to point out two music-related events that aren’t shows this weekend – the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair on Saturday, now in its 9th year, and a screening of the Damned Documentary, Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead at Rough Trade on Sunday.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend


After a disappointing Manhattenhenge, the recent pictures of Pluto (still not a planet) have shown just what staggering things humans can achieve when they put their minds to it. I don’t know about the rest of you, but when faced with the stupendous, staggering scale of the cosmos, I like to rein things in a little bit and contemplate the comforting purposelessness of it all with a show or three, so let’s get right to it.

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The Story Collider: Medical Misadventures

With modern medicine, we live longer, better, and with more pills. But no matter what side of the stethoscope you’re on, there are still infinite possibilities for things to go wrong. The Story Collider hosts another evening of story telling tonight at Union Hall. Join them for an evening of six stories of Medical Misadventures.

More details on their website.

Let loose

Looking for something to do tonight? If you feel like getting your end of week started with a pretty sweet show and/or generally like fun, head over to Union Hall tonight to party with Psychic Teens, Carved Up, Hannibal Montana (amazing band name,) and Zula. Psychic Teens describe themselves as “regular adults from Philadelphia that sound like that time you spotted your creepy metalhead brother at 80s night.” What about that doesn’t say fun. Carved Up, who just added a vocalist for the first time, will supply the face melting. All of the bands bring something a little different to the bill. This is no chillwaveshoegaze-a-thon, come prepared to let loose…real loose.

Buy tickets here.

Ticket Giveaway: Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Wednesday at Union Hall

On Tuesday, June 29th the jazz and blues group Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are releasing their full length album Honker. To celebrate their release, Ethan Lipton is giving away a pair of tickets to their show at Union Hall this Wednesday to one lucky winner. To enter, just tweet at FREEWilliamsburg (@freedubya) the following message:

I love @freedubya but would love them more if they gave me free tickets!

The winner will be announced Tuesday evening via Twitter. For everyone else (winners included) you can download two Ethan Lipton songs “You Were Right + It’s OK” and “When You Die” featuring Matt Berninger of The National!

If you don’t win the Wednesday tickets, don’t fret as there are two other FREE shows Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra will be playing in New York:

Tuesday, June 29th  at The Living Room, 7PM (two sets)

Wednesday, June 30th at Union Hall, 8PM (two sets)

Thursday, July 1st at Rockwood Music Hall, 8PM (two sets)