Category Archives: Show Of The Day

Recommended Friday Show: NYU Strawberry Festival

Lightning Bolt is crazy.  They have the loudest, rumbliest, most rocking live show, and it is something not to be missed.  Combine that with the outdoors on a nice spring day- the juxtaposition is sure to be magic!  Plus, you also get to see Pterodactyl, Ducktails, and So So Glos.  AND enjoy street booths manned [...]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Cults, Oberhofer, and Puro Instinct at Music Hall of Williamsburg

I’ll be honest, I’m mostly recommending this show because it’s free.  But that’s fantastic, because this is a pretty damn good quality show for no money!  You have to RSVP here, and entrance is based on capacity, but Cults are fun and Oberhofer is one of those deservedly-hot-right-now young bands that it seems like we’ve [...]

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Recommended Saturday Show: The Fresh & Onlys, Young Prisms, and Bass Drum of Death at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Technically, The Crocodiles are headlining this show, but what I would do is go for the first three bands.  The Fresh & Onlys!  Young Prisms!  Bass Drum of Death!  That is some good rock n roll on a nice, big stage with a nice, big soundsystem.  I’ve been listening to a lot of Fresh & [...]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Woodsman at Cake Shop

This show happened, but I wrote this up and forgot to post it.  And the MP3 is really good: When your average indie music fan is presented with instrumental, more experimental music, I think the general reaction tends to be, “Okay, that’s nice, but I’m probably not going to listen to that, and it would [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Davila 666, Hunx & His Punx, and Shannon and The Clams at Cake Shop

It’s an epic battle of two shows this Wednesday, vying for your favors in a Austenian struggle of awesomeness.  Bowery Ballroom is seductively batting its eyes at you with DOM, MINKS, Fergus & Geronimo, and Total Slacker.  A total babe!  How could a show get better than that?  It seems like the obvious choice.  But [...]

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Recommended Saturday Show: Record Store Day at Cake Shop

Drawing by Meredith Leich Record Store day is fantastic in theory.  There’s all these bands playing for free and you can go see them and buy new exclusive records and hang out all day and then record stores live forever.  In reality, it’s more like, “Man.  I really want to buy all these records.  What’s [...]

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Recommended Friday Show: WBAR-B-Q at Barnard College

It’s not too often you get a chance to see fantastic bands above 14th street, or really above Houston for that matter, but this Friday WBAR at Barnard College is putting on their annual WBAR-B-Q.  I went last year- it was cold and rainy and so inside their somewhat gloomy gym, but it was still worth [...]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Helado Negro at Union Pool

The last few days have been all basement bro rock, so here’s something a little different.  Check out Brooklyn-via-South Florida’s Helado Negro aka Roberto Carlos Lange.  He’s on Asthmatic Kitty, the same label as Sufjan.  So if you like that kind of thing, it’s worth checking this show out.  If you like anything a little [...]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: White Fang, Turbosleaze, and Jesse Carsten at Silent Barn

This Wednesday’s show is a real sloppy guitar party at Silent Barn.  I really like all of the Turbosleaze songs I’ve heard- all angular guitars.  That’s pretty much it.  Angular guitars.  Really upbeat songs, too.  Take a listen below; they’re cool.  And they seem like fun live.  I’m not sure if this is your idea [...]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: Surf City, Darlings, and Little Racer at Glasslands

Darlings have a new EP out!  That’s good news, especially for anyone who’s ever listened to Yeah I Know. There are truly some puzzling things about this whole indie rock game, and one of life’s biggest mysteries is how terrible, terrible Brooklyn bands keep blowing up and Darlings haven’t yet.  This is one of the [...]

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