Just when you thought the blog cycle was over… SHE RETURNS.
That’s right. The ever divisive Lana Del Rey is back in town. She’s playing the sold out Irving Plaza tonight, a decidedly less intimate setting than her first couple of shows in New York, which were at Glasslands and Bowery Ballroom.
Lana might have moved onto slightly larger venues, but her buzz has died down considerably. She’s not even our most BLOGGED show for TONIGHT, let alone the week. The mindie-starlet comes in THIRD (for the week) behind the ever bloggable (and equally divisive) Drake, J Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and Meek Mill at the PNC Bank Arts Center down in Holmdel, NJ next Tuesday; and a FREE show from BIG K.R.I.T. at the West 14th Street Apple store TONIGHT. Wristbands are going quickly for that one. They must be picked up prior to the show, so head over the West Village NOW if you plan on going tonight.
Glasslands might not have Lana this go-around, but they do have this week’s EDITORS PICK, and that’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Doldrums and Vinyl Williams tomorrow night (they also play tonight at Mercury Lounge). There’s a sick FREE afterparty going on afterwards, with DJ sets from Glasslands owners/Popgun Booking founders: Internet Xplorer and Getawolfpup. There’s also a SPECIAL GUEST DJ set from DJ Ravves, aka Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber.
285 Kent’s got an equally awesome show going on simultaneously right next door, with DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Minks, Life Size Maps and Crinkles. Hey, if you drop just $22 between the two, you can shuffle back and forth for a mini-Kent Ave music festival Friday night. I think I just sold myself on the idea. See y’all tomorrow.
THAT’S NOT ALL… Canadian dark-rockers 2:54 are back in town for a couple nights this week with local favorites Widowspeak (!!) and Spanish Prisoners. They’re off the Lorimer stop over at Knitting Factory Saturday night, but if you’re busy (perhaps at How To Dress Well, Babe Rainbow and Rimar at Public Assembly?), you can check out the same lineup Monday night at Mercury Lounge. Kudos to Mercury Lounge for booking my two favorite shows of the week. Oh, and they also have another one worth checking out tomorrow night; Jangula, Otis Heat, Yellow Dogs and Phone Home.
One of my own personal favorite venues, Death By Audio, has an excellent lineup on Tuesday night, with Heliotropes, Tin Vulva, Shady Hawkins and a DJ set by NONE OTHER THAN AD-ROCK of the Beastie Boys. Ad-Rock? At Death By Audio? NO ONE should miss that, especially at the low, low price of $7. If you DO miss this one, I hope it’s because you have tickets for Bass Drum of Death, DZ Deathrays and Shark? at Glasslands, right around the corner. We won’t accept any other excuses.
And, to prove we’re topical over at My Social List… The NYC Zombie Prom is Saturday night at Irving Plaza, featuring a performance by GWAR. No bath salts, please.
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TOP 10 FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Doldrums, Vinyl Williams
Friday, June 8th at 8:30pm – 21+, $12 – $14 -> tickets
9. King Tuff @ 285 Kent Ave w/ Habibi, K-Holes, A. Rex & J. Rex, Electric People
Saturday, June 9th at 8:00pm – all ages, $10 -> tickets
8. The Cult @ Terminal 5 w/ Against Me!, The Icarus Line
Friday, June 8th at 7:00pm – all ages, $29.5 – $35 -> tickets
7. Philip Glass: Music With Friends @ Issue Project Room w/ Philip Glass, Nate Wooley, Stephin Merritt, Philip Glass: Music With Friends
Wednesday, June 13th at 8:00pm – all ages, $55 -> tickets
6. Foster the People @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Tokyo Police Club, Kimbra, Summerstage 2012
Monday, June 11th at 5:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
5. DIIV @ 285 Kent Ave w/ Mac DeMarco, MINKS, Life Size Maps, Crinkles, Turnip King
Friday, June 8th at 8:00pm – all ages, $10
4. Lana Del Rey @ Irving Plaza
Thursday, June 7th at 8:00pm – 16+, SOLD OUT
3. 2:54 @ Knitting Factory w/ Widowspeak, Spanish Prisoners
Saturday, June 9th at 7:00pm – all ages, $13 -> tickets
2. Big K.R.I.T. @ Apple Store West 14th Street
Thursday, June 7th at 9:00pm – all ages, FREE!
1. Drake @ PNC Bank Arts Center w/ J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana
Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00pm – all ages, $65.75 – $115.75 -> tickets
SHOWS GOING ON SALE THIS WEEK:
Friday, June 8th at 12:00am
Friday, June 8th at 10:00am
Friday, June 8th at 11:00am
Friday, June 8th at 12:00pm
Golden Animals @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/09 – $10
Gotye @ Williamsburg Park on 09/27 – $42
Julia Holter @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/31 – $13
Eternal Summers @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/26 – $10
Snowden @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/24 – $10 – $12
The Dunwells @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/18 – $10 – $12
Paperdoll @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/14 – $10
The Death Set @ Bowery Ballroom on 07/31 – $15
Bobby Womack @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 07/03 – $30 – $35
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti @ Webster Hall on 09/14 – $25
M83 @ Hammerstein Ballroom on 10/03 – $45
Ed Sheeran @ Terminal 5 on 09/21 – $25 – $28
Allison Weiss @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/17 – $10
Alt-J @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/06 – $10 – $12
Esperanza Spalding @ The Apollo Theater on 10/26 – $40 – $65
Melvins Lite @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/04 – $20
The Do @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/01 – $15
The Raveonettes @ Webster Hall on 10/05 – $22
Black Wing Halo @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/17 – $10
Animal Kingdom @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/25 – $10 – $12
Fink @ The Mercury Lounge on 09/29 – $12 – $14
The Vansaders @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/14 – $10
Maximo Park @ Webster Hall on 09/13 – $20
Daughtry @ The Wellmont Theatre on 07/21 – $39.5
Matt Embree @ The Mercury Lounge on 09/07 – $12 – $14
Social Distortion @ Starland Ballroom on 11/01 – $29
Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Webster Hall on 08/06 – $26.5
Melvins Lite @ Maxwell’s on 10/05 – $18
Saturday, June 9th at 10:00am
Saturday, June 9th at 10:00pm
Monday, June 11th at 12:00am
Monday, June 18th at 12:00pm
Atoms for Peace @ P.S.1 on 09/08 – $15
Todd Terry @ P.S.1 on 07/07 – $15
Terrence Parker @ P.S.1 on 07/14 – $15
Matthew Dear @ P.S.1 on 07/21 – $15
MJ Cole @ P.S.1 on 07/28 – $15
Jamie XX @ P.S.1 on 08/04 – $15
Photek @ P.S.1 on 08/11 – $15
Floating Points @ P.S.1 on 08/18 – $15
Just Blaze @ P.S.1 on 08/25 – $15
James Holden @ P.S.1 on 09/01 – $15
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