Another week down, another week of depressing Trump-related theocratic idiocy, at least there are a few fun things to do this weekend in amongst the necessary protests and rallies. Thanks to Peter for stepping in last week, I can say that doing a 70-hour working week with a fever is not terribly fun, but is a good way to lose weight if you’re still carrying those extra lbs from christmas. Anyway, here we go…
I’m still not sure if I thank Washington, Lincoln, both, or none, for the short work week, but here we are, it’s Thursday already. We’re not going to get record-breaking freezing temperatures or 2 feet of snowfall this weekend, so for those who have been hermits the last couple of weekends, this is especially for you.
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I’ll be taking over this column from Coleman, who has admirably been handing you better plans than you had for the weekend for quite some time now. Your ears might get a bit more of a break from time to time (please, always bring earplugs), but as someone who goes to 150-odd shows a year, I’m hoping you will find the quality of recommendations remain high.
5) Dave Gorman at Subculture
I’m throwing a bit of a curveball to start things off, with a comedy show at Subculture. Dave Gorman is a British comic, and I’m always a bit wary of our humour getting lost in translation (as the saying goes, “a common language separated by two countries”), but Gorman is nerdy and niche enough to hopefully pull in more than just an expat crowd. I went last night and thought he was hilarious. There will be a powerpoint presentation…
Friday and Saturday, 7pm and 9pm both nights (and another 6 performances at the same venue next week).
5) Sludgefeast feat. Naam, White Hills, Blackest, Blackout, Mountain God, and more at The Paper Box
While festival season wilted with CMJ, The Paper Box brings us one last gasp in Sludgefeast, a thoroughly stacked bill of local metal cretins that kicks off 12 straight hours eardrum destruction on Saturday afternoon. Local psych rockers Naam headline what is to be their final show, with killer support from the likes of Blackest (last seen opening for High on Fire’s Rubber Tracks rager), Chimpgrinder, No Way, and the very awesome dudes in Mountain God. If you’re into all things heavy, this one offers the best bang for your weekend buck.
Saturday, doors at 2pm
Boy oh boy do we have a spectacular show to tell you about! TONIGHT Bruar Falls will play host to some of our favorite bands working NYC right now.
Things will kick off PROMPTLY at 8:15 with Yvette— a new york duo who might just be the best american noise outfit since HEALTH. Look into it. Ezra Buchla— ex Mae Shi and Gowns member– will follow and, trust us, this is some real raw atmospheric emotional stuff. Brooklyn’s finest, Dinowalrus will also play– they will provide the gorgeous “bleep bloops” and new wave bass-line to melt your face and get your body moving. And the cherry a top this evening will be none other than 4AD’s own minimalist folk- pop darling Anni Rossi— get to know her for more than just that kick ass cover of “Rude Boy” that she did earlier this year…you’ll probably fall in love, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
REMEMBER Bruar Falls is working with that curfew so be sure to get there ON TIME and try not to wake mom and dad when you drunkenly crawl through your window.