The city seems to be hungover from this past weekend, even as I write this on a Tuesday afternoon. All Tomorrow’s Parties made a strong case for the viability of festivals in New York with I’ll Be Your Mirror. Brooklyn’s finest partied in a mansion in Bushwick. We put on a show in a tea house, followed by an all-night rager with Total Slacker and Pictureplane (who plays a free show at PS1 on Saturday, by the way.) Now it’s time to get up and do it all over again.
When The Black Keys are third on a bill, you’re sure to grab the MOST BLOGGED ABOUT crown for the week. That’s precisely what has happened with Saturday’s FREE show at Central Park, the Global Festival. It’s headlined by the timeless Neil Young, who, six decades in, remains respected and revered by even the most jaded of bloggers in Brooklyn. Cascaded in between Young and the Keys, are two bands who have not fared as well in the eyes of said bloggers; Foo Fighters and Band of Horses (who’s latest album is getting destroyed by reviewers.) This one is so big it’s moved from Summerstage to the Great Lawn; expect tens of thousands for this one.
There’s a pair of can’t miss shows tonight. Post-punk outfit Weekend (not to be confused with Weeknd) recently moved to Brooklyn by way of San Francisco, and I’m looking forward to checking them out on a semi-regular basis. They released a new track this week and nabbed the headlining slot at Cameo tonight. They’ve assimilated into the scene seamlessly, enlisting local favorites Woodsman to open, along with Eraas.
Across the bridge, one of my favorite hip-hop acts EVER are performing, and that’s the perennially slept-on Antipop Consortium. Their spiel has always skewed a bit too far to the left for many hip-hop fans, but I think anyone should be able to appreciate their unique blend of trippy-IDM and seemingly effortless stream-of-conscious wordplay. Rafiq Bhatia and Alexander Overington open.
Speaking of hip-hop, this guy Jay-Z, who I think is a relatively big deal, is opening what I think is supposed to be a pretty big venue this weekend. Not sure if you’re aware of any of this.
Action Bronson seems to love playing free shows, and he’s teamed up with children’s fiction writer RL Grime for a free performance on Friday at the Chelsea Market. I can’t guarantee free weed and Peter Luger’s steaks this time around, but I can guarantee a sick performance. And hey, for the money you’ll save on this one, you can afford to smoke a blunt and split a porter for two down on the South Side, no?
If that’s not your bag, Twin Shadow brings his excellent live show to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night, with Niki & The Dove. I say this with full confidence; Twin Shadow is one of the best live acts out there. If you missed out on tickets, he’s DJing Brooklyn Bowl immediately after the show.
David Byrne and St. Vincent are making their rounds supporting their collaborative album, Love This Giant, which includes a stop at the Beacon Theater tonight or in your backyard at Williamsburg Park on Saturday. I’ll bet the Kent Ale House will be packed for this one…
Popgun have long put on some of the best and most bloggable shows in the neighborhood, and they’re hosting their 4th anniversary party on Saturday with Anamanaguchi, Delicate Steve and DJ sets by True Womanhood and Friendly Ghost. Drop by Glasslands and show your love for some of the best bookers around; but get there early, it’s going to be packed.
Dum Dum Girls just released an incredible new EP, End of Daze, and are celebrating with a show at Europa on Sunday, and a free in-store performance at Other Music on Monday.
ALSO: Friends, Phone Tag, Lorna Dune at 285 Kent Thursday; The Denzels, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Sloth Bear and Dearloves at Delinquency on Saturday (free dranks.)
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TOP 10 FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS
10. RE:MIX LAB @ Chelsea Market w/ Action Bronson, RL Grime, RE:MIX LAB
Friday, September 28th at 8:00pm – 21+, FREE! -> tickets
9. Miguel @ Bowery Ballroom
Monday, October 1st at 8:00pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
8. Frank Turner @ Webster Hall w/ Larry and His Flask, Jenny Owen Youngs
Sunday, September 30th at 6:00pm – 16+, $20 -> tickets
7. Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall
Saturday, September 29th at 8:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
6. Twin Shadow @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Niki & The Dove
Friday, September 28th at 8:00pm – 18+, SOLD OUT
5. Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
Saturday, September 29th at 8:00pm – all ages, $29.5 – $282.75 -> tickets
4. Dirty Projectors @ The Capitol Theatre
Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30pm – 16+, $30 – $35 -> tickets
3. ASAP Rocky @ Roseland Ballroom w/ Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q
Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm – all ages, $31 – $55 -> tickets
2. David Byrne @ Williamsburg Park w/ St. Vincent
Saturday, September 29th at 6:30pm – all ages, $45 -> tickets
1. Global Festival @ Central Park Great Lawn w/ Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’Naan, Global Festival
Saturday, September 29th at 8:00pm – all ages, FREE! -> tickets
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