Posted in To Do | music on July 1, 2009

Jay Reatard
Jay Reatard in a LOVVERS shirt

Harlem Shakes @ Southpaw in February (more by Jonny Leather)
Harlem Shakes

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Vanilla Ice @ Iving Plaza
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Jay Reatard @ Music on the Oval
* Amateur Night @ Apollo Theater
* Todd Barry @ Carolines on Broadway
* Canada's Birthday Bash @ Joe's Pub
* Kria Brekkan & Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdótir @ Sycamore
* Leona Naess, Jess Harris @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Apollo Run, The Hard Lessons @ The Bell House
* MGMT, Kuroma, Suckers @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Poison @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* Ravens & Chimes, Soy Un Caballo, Rich Bennett @ Union Hall
* Trevor Exter, Steve Waitt, The NY Howl @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Harlem Shakes, Motel Motel, Superhuman Happiness @ Bowery Ballroom
* Clair Lynch Band, Missy Raines & The New Hip @ Madison Square Park
* Tift Merritt, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Stuyvesant High School
* A Big Yes and a Small No, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Wild Yaks, Linfinity @ Southpaw

Vanilla IceVanilla Ice is playing Irving Plaza. True Story.

On the same night Def Leppard and Poison are co-headlining PNC Bank Arts Center. Decisions, decisions.

Happy Canada Day!

Tonight's free outdoor shows include Jay Reatard at the Stuy Town Oval, Clair Lynch Band and Missy Raines & The New Hip at Madison Square Park, and the formerly-outdoor show with Tift Merritt and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion which was moved to Stuyvesant High School.

The Celebrate Brooklyn show tonight with MGMT, Kuroma and Suckers at the Prospect Park Bandshell is happening, but, like Gang Gang Dance and TV on the Radio, isn't one of the series' free concerts.

TV Smith won't be at the Mercury Lounge tonight because of visa problems. He is expected to make his Thursday gig at the MHOW with Jay Reatard and Screaming Females though. At the Mercury Lounge you can still catch Fake Problems, Kiss Kiss, Paper and Sand, and Alone at 3am.

Jay Reatard is wearing a Lovvers shirt in that picture up there. Lovvers are visiting the US later this month.

Keith Fullerton Whitman was supposed to play the Issue Project Room. The venue's website reads, "TONIGHT'S CONCERT IS CANCELLED. MANY APOLOGIES."

Original Múm member and Avey Tare collaborator Kria Brekkan will join Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdótir at Sycamore tonight.

Tonight's Amateur Night at the Apollo will feature a Moonwalk contest tonight.

Harlem Shakes headline the Bowery Ballroom tonight. See their brand new video, for the song "Strictly Game," below.

What else?

Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game

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Comments (27)

In Canada they use the MEHtric system.

Posted by Race to the Bottom | July 1, 2009 6:15 PM

Fake Problems at Mercury Lounge! 11PM!

Posted by good times | July 1, 2009 6:24 PM

BV, you got the best daily run-down, ya heard?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:24 PM

NEW YORK HOWL AT LE POISSON ROUGE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:36 PM

amateur night at the apollo, wooo

it would be funny to see any of the commenters on here go up

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:37 PM

No mention of Fake Problems at Mercury? C'mon now - get it together.

Posted by the real good times! | July 1, 2009 6:43 PM

"At the Mercury Lounge you can still catch Fake Problems, Kiss Kiss, Paper and Sand, and Alone at 3am."

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 6:44 PM

amateur night. yep.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 7:20 PM

Jay Reatard on at 7:15 over by 7:40

um

lame

Posted by Jim | July 1, 2009 8:30 PM

he always plays short sets

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 8:38 PM

It was a free show, what do you expect? Want to see a longer show? Go to the MHoW show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 9:01 PM

canaMEH

Posted by slob | July 1, 2009 9:49 PM

Jay Reatard kinda looks like Jay Bennett from Wilco

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 10:35 PM

Jay reatard posted on his myspace page the show was at 8..
I don't care if he played 12 minutes..but at least get the time correct

Posted by Jim | July 1, 2009 10:49 PM

"Jay reatard posted on his myspace page the show was at 8.."

The default time on Myspace on 8pm, which most bands don't change. Myspace has been around for years, you mean you never noticed it before? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 10:55 PM


jayreatard:

Just finished soundchecking for a buncha rug rats in the stuy town oval .. Should be a weird show for sure starts at 7
about 6 hours ago

...fuckers

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 11:10 PM

VaMEHlla Ice

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 11:16 PM

he seriously only played 12 minutes? Thank God I didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 1:37 AM

That Harlem Shakes video is great. It pays homage to the amateur super fan videos on Youtube. Awesome concept.

Posted by koor | July 2, 2009 3:13 AM

Come on down to Vanilla Ices show and donate some old clothes to the make a wish foundation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 3:35 AM

Harlem Shakes vid is very clever

Posted by cd | July 2, 2009 9:07 AM

"he seriously only played 12 minutes? Thank God I didn't go."

Yeah, but he played 23 songs. So, it's all good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 9:45 AM

Meh Reatard

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 10:19 AM

Other bands that used to play 20-minute sets early on:

Ramones
Jesus & Mary Chain

So he's in good company in that regard. Now if only he could write songs like the Ramones or JAMC...

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 10:22 AM

Jay reatard shows are usually around 35 minutes played ramones 123 style. they sounded amazing and the scene was hilarious with all the kids... he even played "greed, money, useless children" and pointed to the playground during every chorus... pretty funny.

on my bike ride home cut thru prospect park, there was some wishy washy music, tons of 'hippies' and the sweeet smell of marijuana(right near all the cops). kinda reminded me of a Dead show parking lot. thanks to this post i now know that was MGMT. Next!

Posted by the truth | July 2, 2009 10:57 AM

hahaha, that video is great-- why hasnt anyone thought of that before??????

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 11:53 AM

Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, commemorates the establishment of Canada as a self-governing country. The occasion, marked each July 1, is celebrated with parades, fireworks, concerts, picnics and the displaying of the Canadian flag.

Posted by Classified Toronto | September 24, 2010 1:30 PM

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