Category Archives: Show Of The Day

Recommended This Week’s Shows: Go To Austin

It’s that time of year again- SXSW.  The entire music industry picks itself up and crowds itself into Austin, Texas, where people get drunk on free booze, eat a ton of tacos, and walk around seeing band after band until they pass out.  I know from experience, that is both the best and worst thing […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Fang Island at Bowery Ballroom

I think I’m starting to say this a lot, maybe it comes with the territory of having been blogging for a few years now, but I remember last year on the last night of SXSW, my friend and I somehow made it way, way out to East Austin to this Mexican bar that somehow ended […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Ty Segall, Heavy Cream, Liquor Store, and Home Blitz at Death By Audio

Are you kidding me?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  You were even considering doing something other than going to this show?  That’s, honestly, stupid.  First and foremost, you’ve got your Ty Segall, who put out one of the very best albums of 2010.  Not only that, but his live show is fantastically grungy and energetic, and […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: MEN and New Villager at Bowery Ballroom

Didn’t you idolize Le Tigre when you were growing up?  Okay, if you’re not a female between the ages of 20 and 30, maybe not, but they sure were a formative band for me.  JD Samson is a big part of that, at least on the band’s second and third albums.  Anyone involved in Le […]

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Recommended Tuesday Show: Kurt Vile at Record Stores

As promised, today’s recommended show is not one, but THREE separate shows at record stores throughout the city.  Coming directly off garnering “Best New Music” for his new album on Pitchfork today, Vile will be performing solo acoustic sets at Generation Records, Academy LPs, and Other Music- all tomorrow night at 5, 7, and 9 […]

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Recommended Monday Show: Alela Diane at Housingworks

I officially declare this week the week of shows in mildly unusual places.  Okay, maybe just Monday and Tuesday (I guess you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out on that Tuesday one…or look at any show listing site and predict my extremely predictable blogging…), but the chance to see Alela Diane amidst stacks […]

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Recommended Friday Show: Mr. Dream and The Sleepies at Glasslands

I’m going to reference the Pixies twice this week.  And Dinosaur Jr.  And Pavement.  And Robert Pollard.  If these bands sound generally appealing to you in a major way, if you feel “nostalgic” for these bands, and wish that there were more bands that sounded LIKE them today without being totally boring and derivative, well, […]

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Recommended Thursday Show: Dirty Beaches, YellowFever, Widowspeak, and Dum Dum Girls DJ Set at Glasslands

This Dirty Beaches fellow has been getting a lot of good press from a lot of good places.  I’ve listened to a few of the songs, especially the one below.  I’m not sure I totally get the hype, but this reserved, quiet, but emotional track is definitely interest-piquing.  Take a listen, see what you think, […]

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Recommended Wednesday Show: Tennis, La Sera, and Holiday Shores at Bowery Ballroom

Tennis has been polarizing.  Either you love them because they play breezy, digestible pop music, perfect for a warm summer’s walk on the beach, or you hate them because their music isn’t actually all that interesting, just fluffily accessible.  I say, why not enjoy them if you enjoy them?  Don’t herald them as the saviors […]

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Recommended Saturday Show: The Surprisers, Home Blitz, and No Demons Here at The Ding Dong Lounge

This Ding Dong Lounge place- it’s pretty new.  At least pretty newly hosting indie bands.  The crazy thing is- it’s uptown!!  Oh my goodness!  Rock bands above 42nd street!  What’s going on?  Who attends these shows?  According to New York Magazine, graduate students who like the 80s, that’s who.  That sounds pretty good I guess. […]

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