Author Archives: New York Rock Market

Photos (for Impose): PAVEMENT

On Wednesday night, along with a lot of other soaking wet people, I saw Pavement in the rain.  This was basically the best thing ever.  For me, Pavement was one of those bands in high school that absolutely made me love music.  I don’t have the capacity to be critical at the moment.  To me, […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Garotas Suecas, The Babies, Sundelles, and Holger at Cake Shop

The Babies are having a really busy week!  All the better for us.  This time around, they’re supporting Garotas Suecas.  The last time Brazilians Garotas Suecas came around, they played Knitting Factory.  This time, they’re playing Cake Shop, which I think will be a much more fun place to see them.  Smaller, clubbier…funner.  They must […]

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Photos: Thee Oh Sees, Sex Beet, Happy Birthday, and Fergus & Geronimo at Santos Party House

John Dwyer does not fool around.  His years and years-long career as a punk of all sorts gives him an unerring feel of authenticity and an unbeatable stage presence.  Plus, the songs are outstanding.  Hard and fast and relentless, just like rock music was always supposed to be.  Thee Oh Sees’ performance was the decided […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Christmas Island, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Big Troubles, The Babies, and Family Trees at Glasslands

If you’re not going to one of the big shows, like Pavement or LCD or one of the Merzbow shows this Thursday, you basically have two options.  Glasslands or Shea Stadium.  Glasslands eeked its way out as our recommended show of the day.  While Shea Stadium boasts Juan Wauters, Easter Vomit, and German Measles (plus […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Pavement and Times New Viking at Central Park

What happens when a bunch of people nostalgic for 1992 try to make plans a year ahead of time?  A lot of them end up flaking.  Unless you’re not that interested in the Internet, you already know that this is the week of Pavement.  You could have seen them Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and you can […]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: Thee Oh Sees, Sex Beet, Happy Birthday and Fergus & Geronimo at Santos Party House

This is really SUCH a good show.  First of all, Thee Oh Sees are coming out with a brand new album that I hear is fantastic, so now is a really wonderful time to see this California band.  Fergus & Geronimo are from Denton, so they’re also not around that much, though they will be […]

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Photos: La Big Vic, Oberhofer, and Total Slacker at Monster Island Basement

Friday night at Monster Island Basement unfolded panel by panel, like one of those big road maps that people don’t use now that there’s GPS, into a pretty typical busy Friday evening.  Todd P was running around changing the songs, pouring whiskey, fiddling with the lights, while people trickled into the basement to watch La […]

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Recommended Saturday Show: No Age at Music Hall of Williamsburg

This Saturday night in New York, the place to be is either Music Hall of Williamsburg or Knitting Factory.  In the one corner, we have Dum Dum Girls, Reading Rainbow, and Girls at Dawn.  In the other, we have No Age and some electro bands.  Girls At Dawn are not good live.  Reading Rainbow has […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Indian Jewelry, Oberhofer, Total Slacker, and La Big Vic at Monster Island Basement

None of these bands are new here at all, and I’ve covered Oberhofer and Total Slacker many times a piece.  La Big Vic is a more recent find, and are definitely an enormous reason to get to this show early if you haven’t seen them.  I saw Indian Jewelry at Mercury Lounge, and their drony, […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Those Darlins’, Strange Boys, and Gentleman Jesse & His Men at Bowery Ballroom

This is the sort of show that should be sweaty and kind of gross, with lots of steel-toed boots.  Those Darlins’, Strange Boys, and Gentleman Jesse & His Men all play a type of grimy, Southern garage rock.  If I had to choose one characteristic that all of their music has in common, it would […]

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