The Most Blogged About Shows of the Week

Jeff Mangum

This weekend, the lucky and the wealthy will be at All Tomorrow’s Parties. The intellectual and the pretentious will be at the New Yorker Festival. And everyone else will be scrambling to find something awesome. Summer is officially over, and October — one of the busiest music months of the year — is around the corner. Luckily, you have us to help sort you out.

If you attend just two New Yorker Festival events, we hope that they’re St. Vincent (Friday) and The National (Sunday). You’ll have an opportunity to not only see the bands discuss their music, but to see a couple of great shows well in advance of their other scheduled New York dates. If you are 50+, take comfort in the fact that you will finally be at an indie show surrounded by people your own age!

For those of you who can afford to drop a few hundred bucks on All Tomorrow’s Parties in Jersey, we’d like you to know how jealous we are.  Jeff Mangum and Portishead are enough — not to mention Cults, Battles, Chavez, The Album Leaf and the rest of the fest.

Find the rest of our Top 10 shows for the next seven days below — and check back later this week for our CMJ preview. Finally, for all of those that were not able to attend a festival this weekend, I leave you with this quote from my friend, Herman Blume:

You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you.


10. Gardens & Villa @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Youth Lagoon & Gem Club

Friday, September 30th at 9pm – 21+ $10 -> tickets

9. The National @ Sir State37 part of the New York Festival
Saturday, October 1th at 7pm – 21+, Sold Out

8. The Horrors @ Webster Hall w/ The Stepkids
Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm – 18+, $20 -> tickets

7. The Drums @ Maxwell’s w/ Patrick Cleandenim and Regal Degal
Wedensday, September 28th at 9pm – All Ages, Sold Out

6. Panda Bear @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple w/ The Present
Sunday, October 2nd at 8pm – 21+, $25 -> tickets

5. Twin Sister @ The Mercury Lounge w/ Ava Luna
Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm – 21+, $12 -> tickets

4. Foster the People @ Terminal 5 w/ Cults and Reptar
Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm – All Ages, Sold Out

3. All Tomorrow’s Parties @ Asubry Park w/ Jeff Mangum, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Shellac, Chavez, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Album Leaf, Cults, Edan (DJ Set), Awesome Tapes from Africa (DJ Set), Reggie Watts, Hannibal Burres and Rory Scovel
Friday, September 30th at 9:30pm –  All Ages, $60-249 -> tickets

2. All Tomorrow’s Parties @ Asubry Park w/ Portishead, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Battles, Swans, Marc Ribot, The Horrors, The Pop Group, Oneida, Silver Qluster, Beak>, Colin Stetson, Foot Village and Peanut Butter Wolf DJ Set
Saturday, October 1st at 2pm – All Ages, $99-249 -> tickets

1. St. Vincent @ (le) poisson rouge w/ part of the New York Festival
Friday, September 30th at 9pm – 21+, $25 -> tickets

Notable Shows On Sale This Week:

Today at 10am:

We Are Scientists @ The Studio @ Webster Hall on 10/5 – $15

Presale Today at Noon (most of these shows go on general sale Friday at Noon):

Enrique Bunbury + Zoe @ Terminal 5 on 11/29 – $45
Colin Hay @ The Town Hall on 4/27 – $30
WATERS @ The Mercury Lounge on 10/17 – $12
Soulwax + Tiga + Auto Body + Alex English @ Webster Hall on 11/02 – $40
The War On Drugs at Bowery Ballroom on 12/11 – $15

Friday at 10am:

Louis C.K. @ the Bell House on 9/30 – $10

Friday at 11am:

Ryan Adams + Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Stern Auditorium @ Carnegie Hall on 12/6 – $30

Friday at Noon:

Kyuss Lives! @ The Wellmont Theatre on 12/10 – $25

Still want more options? Check out My Social List’s database of FREE & CMJ concerts.

My Social List is happy to partner with Freewilliamsburg to bring you the next seven days’ most buzzed-about New York shows, as well as new shows going on sale this week. My Social List tracks nine of the most popular music blogs and aggregates mentions of bands to create weekly Top 10 Lists of the city’s most exciting and highly-anticipated shows.


  1. MANGUM! not magnum

  2. My Social List says:

    Good call – this shoudl be fixed now!


  3. the Mangs is lookin’ old but he’s got all dem dudes in the background beat

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