The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

Kendrick Lamar

If you listened to our blog-o-meter last week, then you attended Warm Up and were privy to three brand new songs from Atoms For Peace; so new that Thom Yorke was singing lyrics out of a little book on at least one of them.  It was quite the spectacle: moist pony-tail peering over a composition notebook full of unintelligible lyrics (they need to do something about that PA at PS1.)  We’ve got a host of bloggable shows for you again this week, as you could have guessed.

The most BLOGGED ABOUT show this week is one for the kids; a hip-hop show from the ultra-buzzed Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5 on Saturday, with support from fellow blog rappers Ab Soul, Jay Rock, Stalley and Fly Union.

That’s all well and good, but this week is all about Thrill Jockey for me.  The label is celebrating their 20th anniversary, and they’re doing it in style with two incredible showcases.  Friday night, Death By Audio hosts a virtual whos-who of today’s experimental scene: White Hills, Guardian Alien, Man Forever, Dan Friel and Rhyton and on Saturday, TORTOISE RETURNS to headline the night’s festivities with Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy and D. Charles Speer in this week’s EDITOR’S PICK.

Yeasayer are on their second go-around of the city in support of their recent LP Fragrant World with some local friends, Tanlines and Daedelus.  They play a sort of post-summer Summerstage event on Wednesday at Rumsey Playfield.  Hopefully you signed up in time for our contest on the My Social List Facebook page, because you would have had the chance to win a pair of tickets.

If not, you could do worse than 285 Kent on Wednesday.  One of my personal heroes, Thurston Moore, is playing his first show with his new band, Chelsea Light Moving.  I’d say this show is a few notches higher on the excite-o-meter than Sonic Youth’s EARTH SHATTERING.  Our friends at Public Assembly have an excellent hip-hop show the same night, if that’s your bag, with Dead Prez, Lushlife, Iron Solomon, DJ Total Eclipse and gen.erik.

Fashion’s Night Out was such a rousing good time that Lemonade and Vacationer have decided to extend the dignified-vibes into a performance tonight at Stone Rose Lounge on the Upper West Side tonight, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.  Big Ballin…

Glasslands has a pair of top-notch shows this week, starting tomorrow with Cosmetics, Black Marble, Warm Ghost and Starred and ending on Friday night with Maria Minerva (if you missed her at Warm Up), Father Finger and Octo Octa.

There’s a few more noteworthy shows across the river in Manhattan this week: Jesus and Mary Chain play two nights at Irving Plaza (Thursday and Friday), Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Bodyguard and TEEN are at Webster Hall on Friday and Turbofruits and Roomrunner are down at Mercury Lounge on Thursday.  Curious to see who will throw more temper-tantrums on stage, Ariel Pink or the dudes from Roomrunner.  If you saw Roomrunner open for Dan Deacon earlier this year… you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Mount Eerie has been busy this year, releasing two incredible LPs, and he plays two incredible venues this week, first at 285 Kent on Saturday, and then at (le) Poisson Rouge on Sunday.

If you haven’t been out to Delinquency yet… I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you.  They book incredible bands and give away free alcohol!  Also, the BP next door is pretty much the chillest gas station in the history of the universe.  I picked up a case of beer for a party at Delinquency, which was a tad bit too warm.  The guys let me keep it in the freezer for a while to chill it, assuring it’d be there when I returned a half hour later (it was.)  I went to use the bathroom and there was a sign on the wall from the management encouraging street artists to use their walls for their art, but to keep it off the door itself.  So yeah, head out there this Saturday, because the awesome Unstoppable Death Machines are continuing their post-full length romp around the planet there with Eartheater, Yeah Well Whatever, Cum Blood, Meth Dad and DJ Fake Money for a “Studio at the Darkroom Launch Party.”


10. Maria Minerva @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Father Finger, Octo Octa
Friday, September 14th at 8:30pm – 21+, $10 -> tickets

9. Amanda Palmer @ Webster Hall w/ Simplified with Mikel Paris, Jherek Bischoff
Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00pm – 18+, $25 – $27 -> tickets

8. Maximo Park @ Webster Hall w/ Zambri, Stagnant Pools
Thursday, September 13th at 7:00pm – 18+, $20 -> tickets

7. Beach Day @ Cameo Art Gallery w/ Blonds, Fête
Sunday, September 16th at 8:00pm – 21+, $8

6. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week @ Stone Rose Lounge w/ Lemonade, Vacationer, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Monday, September 10th at 9:00pm – 21+, FREE! -> tickets

5. Mount Eerie @ (le) poisson rouge w/ Loren Connors
Sunday, September 16th at 7:00pm – all ages, $13 – $15 -> tickets

4. Tortoise @ Webster Hall w/ Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy, D. Charles Speer, Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary
Saturday, September 15th at 5:30pm – 18+, $20 -> tickets

3. Yeasayer @ Rumsey Playfield w/ Tanlines, Daedelus
Wednesday, September 12th at 5:00pm – all ages, $32 – $35 -> tickets

2. Green Day @ Irving Plaza
Saturday, September 15th at 7:00pm – 16+, FREE! -> tickets

1. Kendrick Lamar @ Terminal 5 w/ Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Stalley, Fly Union
Saturday, September 15th at 7:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT

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