The floodgates opened this week. Northside. Celebrate Brooklyn. South Street Seaport. CBGBs. All of these festivals announced varying portions of their lineups this week; and they’re pretty awesome thus far. There’s sets from everyone from indie vets like Guided By Voices and OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL (!!!) to hip hop legends like Ghostface Killah, GZA and Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon tracks please), to some of the hottest “buzzbands” like Cloud Nothings, Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. I’m sure DIIV will play at least 74 times, as well.
“Festival season” is still about a month or so away, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait ‘til June to catch some “buzzworthy” shows. We’ve got you covered, and our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW this week should get you plenty excited. Beach House is back in town to support their rapidly forthcoming (and currently streaming) 4th record, Bloom. They play the sold out Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday with Zomes.
If you missed out on your chance to see Vicki Legrande’s hair up close and personal, and still want to catch a “big one,” you could do worse than snatching up a ticket to Neon Indian’s second post-Era Extrana go-around at Terminal 5 on Saturday. There are still some tickets left, despite what represents an absurdly stocked undercard, featuring Ducktails and Lemonade. Huh. Kinda surprised Neon Indian can’t sell out a Saturday night at T5, while M83 effortlessly sold out his T5 show tonight, a weeknight. IS CHILLWAVE DEAD?
Probably not… and M83 isn’t the only thing going on tonight. The John Chamberlain-inspired Divine Ricochet series comes to a close later on this evening with a set from Zola Jesus, who’s powerful, low-octave vocals should sound reasonably incredible reverberating off the walls of the Guggenheim. If you don’t feel like making the trek ALL THE WAY UP to the Upper East Side, take a stroll down N 6th and pop into Public Assembly for some electro-bedroom pop from the super-buzzed Zambri and the perennially slept-on Computer Magic.
This week’s EDITOR’S PICK is taking a dream team of sludgy, lo-fi garage punk bands away from their natural Brooklyn-DIY habitats and throwing them up on the big stage at Webster Hall: Ty Segall, White Fence, The Strange Boys and THE MEN. WOW. If that’s not enough to get you over to the East Village; Jonathon Toubin is DJing. Sooooooooo… if you missed his triumphant return to Brooklyn Bowl this past weekend, you REALLY have no excuse to miss this one.
Webster Hall is on point this week. They’ve also got M. Ward and MORE IMPORTANTLY Lee Ranaldo tomorrow night in what is something of an odd pairing, but hey, I’m not complaining. LEE IS FREE.
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TOP 10 FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS
10. Zambri @ Public Assembly w/ Computer Magic, Test House, Noel Heroux, Kurt Feldman
Thursday, May 10th at 8:00pm – 21+, $8 -> tickets
9. Norah Jones @ The Bell House
Friday, May 11th at 9:00pm – 21+, TBD -> tickets
8. Polica @ Maxwell’s
Sunday, May 13th at 8:00pm – all ages, $10 – $12 -> tickets
7. The Gaslight Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
6. Divine Ricochet @ Guggenheim Museum w/ Zola Jesus, Divine Ricochet
Thursday, May 10th at 8:30pm – all ages, $22 – $27 -> tickets
5. M. Ward @ Webster Hall w/ Lee Ranaldo
Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
4. M83 @ Terminal 5 w/ I BREAK HORSES
Thursday, May 10th at 7:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
3. Ty Segall @ Webster Hall w/ White Fence, The Strange Boys, The Men
Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30pm – 18+, $15 – $17 -> tickets
2. Neon Indian @ Terminal 5 w/ Ducktails, Lemonade
Saturday, May 12th at 8:00pm – all ages, $25 – $30 -> tickets
1. Beach House @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Zomes
Tuesday, May 15th at 8:00pm – 18+, $30 -> tickets
SHOWS GOING ON SALE THIS WEEK:
Friday, May 11th at 10:00am
Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall on 09/19 – $40 – $50
Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall on 09/20 – $40 – $50
Florence and the Machine @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on 09/15 – $39.5 – $85
Aesop Rock @ Irving Plaza on 08/03 – $19.5
Friday, May 11th at 12:00pm
Amanda Palmer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 06/27 – $20
mewithoutYou @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/17 – $16 – $19
mewithoutYou @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 08/16 – $16 – $19
Light Asylum @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 07/08 – $13 – $15
Braid @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/09 – $20
Braid @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 08/11 – $20
College @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 07/20 – $18 – $20
Slash @ The Wellmont Theatre on 08/03 – $40 – $45
Now, Now @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/18 – $10 – $12
Reserved for Rondee @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/06 – $10
Emily King @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/03 – $10
Tu Fawning @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/02 – $10
Exitmusic @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/28 – $10 – $12
Conveyor @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/28 – $10
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers @ The Mercury Lounge on 09/19 – $15
Hank & Cupcakes @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/06 – $10 – $12
The Afghan Whigs @ Bowery Ballroom on 05/23 – $35
The Olivia Tremor Control @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 06/16 – $20
Jens Lekman @ Williamsburg Park on 06/15 – $33.5
Twin Shadow @ Webster Hall on 09/27 – $22
The Wallflowers @ Bowery Ballroom on 07/24 – $25
The Bright Light Social Hour @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/08 – $13 – $15
Ultramagnetic MC’s @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 06/17 – $20
Matthew Dear @ Webster Hall on 11/17 – $20 – $22
Bird Dog @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/15 – $10
The Vaselines @ The Bell House on 08/30 – $20
The Script @ Radio City Music Hall on 10/09 – $39.5 – $69.5
Knife Party @ Secret Brooklyn Venue on 06/03 – tbd
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