So… the My Social List top ten for the week is broken right now. All we have for you is a top four, until we get things straightened out. Why? Because we deleted the Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal Summer Stage show that is being rescheduled for sometime in July. For some reason, it made everything all wonky. The show is being rescheduled due to “sickness” of some kind, but I’m guessing it has more to do with Willis Earl Beal’s detainment from kicking a homeless man in the face in Amsterdam. He’s since been released, but that kick had ramifications beyond his wildest dreams… namely, it means this list is going to be ORGANICALLY CURATED by me.
The most blogged about show this week is a no-brainer; algorithm or not, and that’s Radiohead and Caribou at the Prudential Center. The My Social List machine seems to feel that tonight’s set is more blogged than tomorrow’s set, but I’m envious of anyone who got tickets to either night. Well, kind of. I definitely would have coughed up the dough to see Radiohead this time around, had I not been one of the lucky few who was able to secure tickets to one of their Roseland shows this past September. I will say this: If you’re a King of Limbs detractor, like I was, be prepared to be reborn, because all of the songs sound absolutely incredible live.
If you’re not schlepping out to Newark tonight, schlep to downtown Brooklyn instead, because Thurston Moore is playing a set, consisting largely of songs off of his excellent LP, Psychic Hearts, at Roulette tonight. He’ll be joined by Bill Nace and Joe McPhee. I caught his set at Maxwell’s earlier this year and you definitely won’t want to miss this one. It’s not Sonic Youth… but it’s the next best thing, no disrespect to Lee Ranaldo (who also put on a great show at Glasslands in January.)
There’s a lot of great options for you this weekend, beginning with tUnE-yArDs Terminal 5 show tomorrow night, and ending with Blondes, JDH & Dave P and Paul Raffaele at the Dekalb Market on Sunday. SANDWICHED IN BETWEEN, there’s Porcelain Raft, Firehorse & Jane Jane Pollock at Mercury Lounge tomorrow; Woodsman, Dustin Wong & Jovontaes Herbcraft at Big Snow Buffalo Lounge (also tomorrow); and a BIRTHDAY PARTY and loft shitshow over at Cheap Storage in Bushwick with Total Slacker, Night Manager, Heaven’s Gate and Turnip King Saturday night. You’ll want to catch that one if you’ve managed to miss Total Slacker or Night Manager over the past year (and if you go to shows, I’m not sure if that’s possible), as they’re heading out on a mini-tour of the east coast/mid-west in June.
In the blogged Olympics this week, Radiohead takes home the gold and Thurston Moore takes home the silver… but the bronze medalist is definitely bloggable enough to take home the gold most weeks; and that’s Lemonade, Teengirl Fantasy and Elite Gymnastics, Saturday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is Lemonade’s first show supporting their amazing new LP, Diver, Teengirl Fantasy may or may not be trying out some new material from their forthcoming LP (which features all-star cameos from Panda Bear, Laurel Halo and the voice from Daft Punk’s One More Time), and oh yeah… this is Elite Gymnastics’ New York City DEBUT. You know… if the lineup wasn’t already awesome enough to push you through the turnstiles.
ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT: The Clean and Times New Viking at (le) Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Holy Shakes, Work + Pleasure & Mr. Transylvania at Death By Audio (also Tuesday) and The Babies, Nude Beach, Marvin Berry and the New Sound and Highway Gimps at Glasslands on Wednesday.
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SHOWS GOING ON SALE THIS WEEK:
riday, June 1st at 7:00am
Friday, June 1st at 10:00am
Friday, June 1st at 12:00pm
The xx @ Terminal 5 on 08/02 – $45 – $50
808 State @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 07/21 – $38.5 – $45
The Walkmen @ Bowery Ballroom on 06/06 – $25
Black Girls @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/24 – $10
Yeasayer @ Rumsey Playfield on 09/12 – $32 – $35
Polica @ Webster Hall on 10/06 – $20
The Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/13 – $10 – $15
Amy Lynn & the Gunshow @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/12 – $10
Black Girls @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/24 – $10
The Vaccines @ Bowery Ballroom on 09/10 – $20
The Vaccines @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 09/11 – $20
Gaelic Storm @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/23 – $20
Measure @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/24 – $10
Anthrax @ The Wellmont Theatre on 10/05 – $30 – $35
Kids & Explosions @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/19 – $10
Field Report @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/21 – $10
Sonny and the Sunsets @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/16 – $10 – $12
Blood Red Shoes @ The Mercury Lounge on 09/18 – $12
The Dukes of Brooklyn @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/19 – $10
Dead Mellotron @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/02 – $10
Radar Fiction @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/03 – $10
The Gaslight Anthem @ Webster Hall on 07/24 – $29
American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost @ Webster Hall on 07/20 – $22.5
Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00am
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