There’s something to be said for normalcy.
The last couple of weeks brought our fair city of Gotham a plethora of summer festivals and concert series that thoroughly wore us at My Social List out (in all the best ways.) There’s no big summer series this week… but that doesn’t mean there aren’t buzzworthy shows to enjoy.
THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show this week is a very danceable one over at 285 Kent, a venue that seems to be skewing increasingly in that direction over the past few months. Slava headlines with sets from Laurel Halo, Gatekeeper, Anenon, Wish, Brenmar and a DJ set from none other than Teengirl Fantasy, whose upcoming LP is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Laurel Halo guests on their new album, so I wouldn’t be too surprised to see them collaborate at some point in the night. Sounds like a party destined to rage on until the sunrises with a lineup that stacked.
Speaking of anticipated releases, Japandroids recently dropped their second full-length, Celebration Rock, which is already showing up on everyone’s album of the year lists; from the most obscure indie blogs to big-time mainstream magazines. And with good reason, the LP’s collection of celebratory punk party anthems is a welcome breath of fresh air in today’s electro and shoegaze-saturated market. The album doesn’t veer too far (if at all) off the path they blazed with Post Nothing, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. They’re this week’s EDITOR’S PICK, and they’ve sold out two nights this week at Bowery Presents’ mid-sized venues, Bowery Ballroom (tonight) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tomorrow.) Cadence Weapon opens. Next stop, Terminal 5…
Psych-poppers Peaking Lights also released a superb follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore record 936 last week; Lucifer, and should occupy your Friday night plans. They play a loft show at 70 N. 6th street, right between Wythe and Kent.
If loft shows aren’t your thing (then you probably aren’t reading this), Veronica Falls are in town from the UK for a FREE show at South Street Seaport at 7 PM with The People’s Temple. Also, slow-core gods Codeine are back for their one of their first shows in nearly TWO DECADES down at The Bell House. I’d say that’s more than worth the hike down to Gowanus on a Friday night.
Aputumpu’s “Breakout Sessions” have got you covered for the low, low price of $5 on Saturday night. $5 will score you a two-hour open bar from Brooklyn Brewery AND a show with an incredible lineup: Dinosaur Feathers, U SAY USA, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaita, The Micks and DJ Kelli. Many of you won’t have to travel too far either; this one’s at NXT LVL, about a block from the Dekalb stop.
Williamsburg-ers need not envy Bushwick TOO much on Saturday. Glasslands has your back, with the ever slept-on Japanese producer TOKIMiNOSTA. She released one of my favorite albums last year. Eclectic Method and Faith open.
Lastly, a reminder: the Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Beatnuts and Heems (of Das Racist) show was rescheduled for next Tuesday at Gramarcy Theater.
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TOP 10 FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS
10. Glen Hansard @ (le) poisson rouge
Thursday, June 28th at 10:00pm – all ages, $35 -> tickets
9. Goldfinger @ Best Buy Theater w/ Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00pm – 16+, $23 -> tickets
8. Norah Jones @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Summerstage 2012
Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:00pm – all ages, $49.5 -> tickets
7. Bobby Womack @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tuesday, July 3rd at 8:00pm – 18+, $30 – $35 -> tickets
6. Beach Boys @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30pm – all ages, $25 – $175 -> tickets
5. Finger on the Pulse BBQ @ City Winery w/ Rewards, Fletcher Johnson, Lemonade, Finger on the Pulse BBQ
Saturday, June 30th at 1:00pm – 21+, $45 -> tickets
4. Roadside Graves @ Pianos w/ Natureboy, She Keeps Bees, Cat Martino, Doug Keith, Sharon Van Etten
Thursday, June 28th at 7:00pm – 21+, $8 -> tickets
3. Peaking Lights @ 70 North 6th Street Loft
Friday, June 29th at 8:00pm – all ages, $10
2. Japandroids @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Cadence Weapon
Wednesday, June 27th at 9:00pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
1. Slava @ 285 Kent Ave w/ Laurel Halo, Gatekeeper, Anenon, Wish, Brenmar, Teengirl Fantasy
Saturday, June 30th at 10:00pm – all ages, $12 -> tickets
SHOWS GOING ON SALE THIS WEEK:
Thursday, June 28th at 12:00pm
Friday, June 29th at 10:00am
Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall on 09/21 – $40 – $50
Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall on 09/22 – $40 – $50
Meek Mill @ Irving Plaza on 08/27 – $39.5
Team Spirit @ The Studio @ Webster Hall on 07/30 – $10
Friday, June 29th at 12:00pm
Jens Lekman @ Terminal 5 on 10/08 – $25 – $30
Squarepusher @ Terminal 5 on 11/01 – $32 – $40
Morrissey @ Terminal 5 on 10/12 – $75 – $80
Morrissey @ Terminal 5 on 10/13 – $75 – $80
Calexico @ Webster Hall on 10/13 – $22 – $25
Justice @ Hammerstein Ballroom on 10/21 – $45
The Presets @ Terminal 5 on 10/19 – $22 – $25
Old 97’s @ Webster Hall on 10/23 – $25
Planet of the Abts @ Bowery Ballroom on 08/16 – $17 – $20
Brother Ali @ Bowery Ballroom on 09/27 – $17
Circa Survive @ Terminal 5 on 09/14 – $22 – $25
The Gay Blades @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/28 – $12
The Stationary Set @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/25 – $10
The Gourds @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/29 – $15 – $17
Stand @ The Mercury Lounge on 08/09 – $12 – $15
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Bowery Ballroom on 11/03 – $18 – $20
Fiona Apple @ Terminal 5 on 10/16 – $55 – $60
Fiona Apple @ Terminal 5 on 10/17 – $55 – $60
Fiona Apple @ The Wellmont Theatre on 10/12 – $50
Alberta Cross @ Bowery Ballroom on 09/13 – $16
Two Door Cinema Club @ Rumsey Playfield on 09/28 – $30.5 – $35
Wilco @ Terminal 5 on 07/25 – $45
Swans @ Bowery Ballroom on 10/10 – $32 – $35
Moon Taxi @ Bowery Ballroom on 07/13 – $12 – $15
Kool A.D. @ The Mercury Lounge on 07/30 – $10 – $12
Sunday, July 15th at 12:00pm
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