I gotta be honest.
The “Most Blogged About Shows” this week seems to be a bit… thin. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some really good options for you, if you happen to be “hangin’ round these parts” this week. But if you’re like a lot of the bands we normally feature here… you WON’T be “hangin’ round these parts” this week. You’ll be down in Austin for SXSW. Oh, and my usage of “hangin’ round these parts” in a paragraph about Austin, Texas, is purely coincidental. I assure you.
Anyway, I digress. I will be here for the week. And I’ve got some shows that will make you and I both feel A LITTLE better about being in Brooklyn, while everyone else sweats their asses off at “south by.”
Our most blogged about show this week is SOLD OUT (as is GENERALLY the case), and it’s a big one – The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at Madison Square Garden. It’s kind of crazy how HUGE The Black Keys have gotten, but I guess it makes sense; they’re talented and have a pretty “inoffensive” sound. I gotta be honest. Again. I’ve never personally been able to get into either of these bands, but hey, if you got a ticket, enjoy.
My pick for CAN’T MISS show this week is the highly-anticipated US debut for Django Django, whose album is out on Spotify as I type this. Actually, their REAL DEBUT SHOW is SOLD OUT at Glasslands (where else?) but there’s still tickets available for their Santos Party House show on Monday (which is the show on our listing anyway, for whatever reason.) It’s kind of hard to describe ’em as they mix genres pretty effectively: neo-psych, post-punk, dub… there’s something for everyone in there. Like I said, the LP is streaming on Spotify, so you have time to familiarize yourself in the next 48 hours. You shant regret it.
I’m hearing there’s still some tickets left for Four Tet at (le) Poisson Rouge, but I’d act fast as I’d imagine that will sell out (if it hasn’t in the brief time between writing this and it actually getting posted.) I’m interested to see if Kieren will be playing by himself or with a band, as he did a few months ago when he opened for Radiohead at the Roseland. Either way, there’s definitely worse ways to spend your Saturday night.
Glasslands has you covered on Friday night, with neo-goth electro-punk guy/girl duo Crystal Cas… err… TRUST. BUT SERIOUSLY, these guys are good, even if they seem to be a little more than “influenced” by Crystal Castles. They’re even FROM TORONTO. Really though… I’m digging their album, which came out a couple weeks ago. They’re kind of holding me over in this Crystal Castles-less drought. I’d say they’re at least half as good as Crystal Castles, and if they put on a SHOW at least half as good as Crystal Castles, then you should be in for a fairly incredible night at arguably the best venue in this fair city. Not bad.
Craig Finn is playing. AGAIN. Tonight actually: at Music Hall of Williamsburg. So if you don’t feel like enjoying a night of outdoor drinking at Union Pool or Berry Park in this uncharacteristically warm (but windy) weather – head on over.
And get your Aputupu tickets!
– Peter Rittweger from My Social List
Top 10 for the Next 7 Days
10. Big Deal @ Glasslands Gallery w/ 2:54, Zaza, SoftSpot
Sunday, March 11th at 8:30pm – 21+, $12 -> tickets
9. Four Tet @ (le) poisson rouge w/ Mike Slott
Saturday, March 10th at 11:00pm – 21+, SOLD OUT
8. Trust @ Glasslands Gallery w/ DZ Deathrays, Black Marble
Friday, March 9th at 8:30pm – 21+, $10 -> tickets
7. Big K.R.I.T. @ Highline Ballroom
Thursday, March 8th at 7:00pm – all ages, $20 – $23 -> tickets
6. Django Django @ Santos Party House w/ Clock Opera, Charli XCX
Monday, March 12th at 7:00pm – 21+, $10 -> tickets
5. Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 @ Stern Auditorium @ Carnegie Hall w/ The Mountain Goats, Glen Hansard, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Rich Robinson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Marianne Faithfull, Peaches
Tuesday, March 13th at 8:00pm – all ages, $48 – $150 -> tickets
4. Craig Finn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Virgin Forest
Thursday, March 8th at 8:00pm – 18+, $15 -> tickets
3. Razika @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Landlady, Balthazar, We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves, Tanlines
Monday, March 12th at 8:30pm – 21+, $10 -> tickets
2. Jay Farrar @ Webster Hall w/ Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames
Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00pm – 18+, $25 -> tickets
1. The Black Keys @ Madison Square Garden w/ Arctic Monkeys
Monday, March 12th at 8:00pm – all ages, SOLD OUT
Shows Going on Sale This Week:
Friday, March 9th at 7:00am
Friday, March 9th at 10:00am
Dave Matthews Band @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on 06/12 – $75
Dave Matthews Band @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on 06/13 – $75
Lotus @ Irving Plaza on 05/10 – $24.5
Lotus @ Irving Plaza on 05/11 – $24.5
Friday, March 9th at 12:00pm
The Wombats @ Webster Hall on 04/26 – $16 – $20
Regina Spektor @ The Wellmont Theatre on 04/10 – $39.5
Amon Tobin @ The Wellmont Theatre on 09/13 – $30 – $35
Rob Delaney @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 05/12 – $18
Acquiesce @ The Mercury Lounge on 05/10 – $10
Devin @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/09 – $10
Spector @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/11 – $10 – $12
Yamatanka // Sonic Titan @ The Mercury Lounge on 06/13 – $10
Modeselektor @ Bowery Ballroom on 04/18 – $25
Modeselektor @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 04/17 – $25
Galactic @ Brooklyn Bowl on 06/02 – $15
Galactic @ Brooklyn Bowl on 05/31 – $15
Galactic @ Brooklyn Bowl on 05/30 – $15
Galactic @ Brooklyn Bowl on 06/01 – $15
Matty Fasano @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/05 – $10
Best Coast @ Terminal 5 on 07/17 – $20 – $25
Neon Trees @ Bowery Ballroom on 04/17 – $20
Mansions on the Moon @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/20 – $10 – $12
that dog. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 05/24 – $20 – $25
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros @ Roseland Ballroom on 05/08 – $35
Sham 69 @ The Warsaw on 05/23 – tbd
Fang Island @ Maxwell’s on 04/20 – $10
Saturday, March 10th at 10:00am