You know… I was going to lead this with the whole “free” angle this week, but then I realized I did that last week. I’m going to do it anyway… it’s appropriate, because once again, there’s a bunch of free shows dominating the blogosphere. That’s summer in NYC for ya.
The most blogged about show this week isn’t free, but it’s pretty cheap at fifteen bucks, and worth it for admission to the museum and a look at the winning installation, and that’s Floating Points, Jacques Greene, Secret Circuit and Hieroglyphic Being at MoMA PSOne Warm Up on Saturday.
This week’s editor’s pick, however, IS FREE, and that’s over at the House of Vans. The Jersey kid in me is pretty much foaming at the mouth at this week’s show which is co-headlined by the pride of Glen Rock, Titus Andronicus, and Cursive (not from NJ, but justtttttttt emo enough to be pigeonholed here.) Titus just announced their new LP will be released on October 23 (my birthday, btw, thanks guys), so there will likely be some new tracks to hear for the first time, and who can resist the tone-deaf screech of Tim Kasher’s vocal assault? Love as Laugther and Joyce Manor are also on the bill.