Posted in To Do | music on October 24, 2009

by Bill Pearis

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood


As I mentioned in that big post about Montreal bands at CMJ, The High Dials are among them and are just great live -- sort of country-tinged jangly shoegaze -- and they're impressive live. They play Lit Lounge at 10:15 and then Arlene's Grocery at 12:30AM. If you like Ride, The Byrds, or Brian Jonestown Massacre, you shouldn't miss these guys. Also playing at Lit Lounge, earlier in the evening (8:30) are Montreal's Black Diamond Bay which features a couple former members of the Dears and feature a similarly bombast rock sound. They're very good live too, especially if you have an appreciation for the live musician O Face.

If you like electro /dance there is an insane lineup at Santos tonight. And it's free. No badges required. The killer lineup includes three UK dancepop acts: Dan Black whose album Un is pretty fun; the borderline-novelty (but fun) Man Like Me and trio We Have Band who played here back in March. It keeps going: there's also Australia's Midnight Juggernauts, Montreal's We Are Wolves, Denmark's Spleen United (somewhere between Placebo and Presents), Toronto's Parallels, and LA's Paparazzi. There's also a slew of NYC acts: Maluca, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Lemonade,Heartsrevolution, Javelin, and The Golden Filter. Did I mention it was free?

At Union Pool, the folks at Panache Booking are showcasing a big handful of their bands, many of which have unnecessary repeated consonants: recent Brooklyn Vegan Day party veterans JEFF the Brotherhood and Lovvers, plus Flexions, zZz, Turbofruits, UUVVWWZ, and Dark Meat. Having seen at least half of these bands, I'm going to go ahead and say this'll be quite a party, whether you like it or not.

If you're going to the Pitchfork/Showpaper show at Market Hotel and wished that it was rock all night instead of switching over to electronic acts/DJs after midnight, your admission will also get you into the show happening down the street at Todd P's Above the Auto Parts Store venue (600 Bushwick), which has four great bands: Sisters, Screaming Females, Surfer Blood (again) and JEFF the Brotherhood (again). To get in for free you need to get there before 11PM; afterwards it's $10.

Or, you might think about heading to Silent Barn before or after (or instead of). Popjew has a great line-up of bands, including much-loved-by-me Let's Wrestle, A Classic Education (who were great at our Thursday day party), twangy West Coasters Slang Chickens, My Teenage Stride and the electro-rock of Jacques Detergent.

And at The Bell House, there's Au Revoir Simone and the related (literally, by marriage) Pursesnatchers; the lush, 60s-ish chamber pop of Florida's The Postmarks, indiepop ska band Still Flyin' and Brooklyn-via-Australia band The Miracles of Modern Science. The Bell House may seem like truly dedicating your night to one venue, but luckily it's one of the nicest, most comfortable in the city.

Other shows tonight include Mum, Sufjan's BQE screenings, the Sub Pop showcase, the Kemado/Mexican Summer showcase, and the Topman party with the Almighty Defenders and Neon Indian.

And then we rest. Saturday day parties HERE. Hip Hop shows HERE. Flyers and set times below.

Union Pool

My Open Bar CMJ



Oct 24, 2009
both floors
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24 7:30PM - Both Floors

9pm We Are Wolves
10pm Dan Black
11pm We Have Band
12am Golden Filter
1am Midnight Juggernauts
2am Man Like Me
3am Parallels

9pm Spleen United
10pm Lemonade
11pm Maluca
12am Javelin
1am Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
2am Heartsrevolution
3am Paparazzi



Comments (19)

Please excuse the double post

$5 party at Shea Stadium with 17 bands (day/night)
BYOB and Bar
Starts at 4pm - 2 rotating stages so no wait between bands!

From start to finish
Kill Kill Kill
JPG (of J.a.c.k. - solo set)
Kittens Ablaze
Buke & Gass
Lycaon Pictus
Electric Tickle Machine
Ivana XL
My Other Friend
Desert Stars
Pink Noise
The Art of Shooting
No Pasaran

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 10:57 AM

Free late night After The Jump party at the Cake Shop with Miracles of Modern Science, Beach Fossils, and Sissy Wish from 1am to 3am!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 11:12 AM

Correction: the Panache showcase is at Union Pool, not Union Hall.

Posted by Feast of Music | October 24, 2009 12:18 PM

Anybody know what time the Black Surfing Wolves with Antlers are playing?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 2:18 PM


West Rocks Presents:
Your Vegas
Chelsea Boys
Sean Bones
Yes Giantess
Idle Hands
Black Cherry
Communist Daughter
DJs Tara Rocks Spiky Phil US Royalty David Lindwall Ollie Russian Rene Symonds

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 2:25 PM

OPEN BAR AND FREE SHOW TONIGHT! Atarah Valentine and Jessica 6 at The Tribeca Grand! (6ave between Walker and White St)

Open Bar from 10-11, show starts right after!
See you there!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 3:11 PM

i tired to post a dope lyric from the Pharcyde song "Oh Shit" but it got hated on by the moderator.

i'm just trying to cheer some heads up on a rainy sunday

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 4:47 PM

Do Jeff The Brotherhood have like no gear?!? How else could they be hauling their shit to all these various shows every day and night. Also...hats off to their booking agency who are the real stars of their posse.

Posted by blackhat | October 24, 2009 5:08 PM

does any of these Saturday night venues have hummus available?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 7:02 PM

I live right down the street from lots of these bushwick venues. Licking hummus off my balls would be a much better choice than seeing any of these silly 'bands'.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 9:06 PM

chum rags?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 9:46 PM

i live down the street too and im dripping hummus from my nards right now ahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by b | October 24, 2009 10:11 PM

That better be Israeli hummus and not Lebanese hummus on your privates because Lebanese hummus is the good shit and you don't deserve it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 10:15 PM

I'm watching 1 vs 100 on game show network. I hope people are having a great time tonight, looks like no good music events tomorrow.
Do you ever wonder if that night you don't want to go out at all, is the night you would have hooked up with some hot chick? And the night you are amped to go out, you are destined for solitude? Do you? Do you?
Is this the number 1 site for "indie" "hipster" nyc stuff?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2009 10:56 PM

To 10:56:
I just humped the girl you were supposed to meet tonight. She was aiight.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2009 2:04 AM

who was the special guest at the pitchfork party?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2009 10:59 AM

yes, who is the special guest???

Posted by mengembalikan jati diri bangsa | October 25, 2009 5:21 PM

heartsrevolution didn't show up to the santo's party

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 1:56 AM

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