Posted in To Do | music on October 6, 2009

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Southpaw Friday (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
We Were Promised Jetpacks

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Digital Primitives @ Zebulon
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Tanya Morgan, Black Sheep @ SOB's
* Tune-Yards, Dragons of Zynth @ Union Hall
* An Evening Without Monty Python @ Town Hall
* Akiko Yano, Will Lee, Chris Parker @ Joe's Pub
* Lights, Stars of Track & Field @ Mercury Lounge
* Wovenhand, White Hills, Silver Summit @ The Bell House
* Sufjan Stevens, Cryptacize @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Honorary Title, Good Old War, Cory Branan @ Maxwell's
* Lou Barlow & The Missingmen, John de Vries @ Mercury Lounge
* Ex-Humans, Human Eye, Liquor Store, VLC, Terrible Twos @ Don Pedro
* Bushwick Book Club: A Confederacy of Dunces @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* The Toxic Avenger, Mixhell, Franki Chan, Alex English @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Darlings, Snakes Say Hiss, Boogie Boarder, Tony Castles @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Twilight Sad, BrakesBrakesBrakes, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Bowery
* Steve Martin & The Steep Mountain Rangers, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys @ Carnegie Hall

Lou Barlow & The Missingmen and John de Vries (of Agitpop) play Mercury Lounge, kicking off what looks to be a solid week at the venue. There's Kurt Vile & The Violators tomorrow and Thee Oh Sees on Thursday (both with Still Life Still and others), then Pierced Arrows on Friday and Drummer (the Black Keys side-project) on Saturday. For all of those bands, minus Kurt Vile and Lou Barlow, it isn't their only NYC show. And Barlow will be back in November with Dino Jr.

Detroit's Human Eye spend their second night in a row in NYC.

A trio of UK acts The Twilight Sad, BrakesBrakesBrakes and We Were Promised Jetpacks play Bowery Ballroom. Their Southpaw show happened on Friday.

Steve Martin & The Steep Mountain Rangers bring bluegrass (and openers Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys) to Carnegie Hall. They play NJ's Wellmont Theatre next week.

Bushwick Book Club tackles John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces at Goodbye Blue Monday tonight. Acts include Herb Scher, Susan Hwang, Isaac Gillespie, Josh Deeter, Preston Spurlock, Laura Brenneman, Maria Sonevytsky, Matthew Varvil and Ben Berlin. A flyer is below.

Sufjan Stevens and Cryptacize move to Music Hall of Williamsburg for NYC show three of four.

An Evening Without Monty Python, an Eric Idle-directed show, is at Town Hall through October 10th. Monty Python reunites October 15th at NYC's Ziegfeld Theater.

The Roots are at Highline Ballroom.

Tune-Yards (Merrill Garbus of the recently broken-up Sister Suvi) plays Union Hall with Dragons of Zynth. She's going on tour with Dirty Projectors in November (incuding that band's 4 NYC shows at Bowery Presents venues).

Mission of Burma's new video for "1, 2, 3, Partyy!" is posted below. It's the first song their new Matador LP, The Sound The Speed The Light, out today.

Damian Abraham, of the Polaris Prize-winning band Fucked Up, goes record shopping. Video below.

What else?

Bushwick Book Club

City Sonic: Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) at Rotate This

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Comments (17)

oh yeah, and this is tonight:

Band: The Golden Filter
Date: Tuesday October 6th
Venue: The Hudson Terrace
Time: 8pm - 4am (The Golden Filter perfrom at 11pm)
Cost: $15 adv / $20 at the door

http://www.myspace.com/thegoldenfilter

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 6, 2009 5:56 PM

Dragonforce at Irving Plaza

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 6:08 PM

I got messed up with the listing of Lights and Brooklyn's The Lights, who I think I saw open at Bowery Ballroom early summer... In any case speaking of Mercury Lounge shows, I'm pretty amazed that Noah and the Whale will be there THREE nights in a row 11/2, 11/3 and 11/4 with tickets on sale now. They were a lot of fun early May 09 at Bowery and now they have new material as well.

Posted by Whale of a tale | October 6, 2009 6:25 PM

bv can you make it so we can thumbs up and thumbs down posts plz (like youtube)

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 7:17 PM

The Kind is rock Arlene's at 10pm http://www.myspace.com/thekindmusic

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 8:41 PM

i would totally put a +1 next to anon 7:17 if i could.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 11:41 PM

Twilight Sad at Bowery was outstanding.

Posted by panopticon | October 7, 2009 12:17 AM

Jessica 6 had their EP release party at the Box.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 7:20 AM

lou barlow at mercury was awful. walked out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 9:32 AM

Lou Barlow at 11pm -- packed.
Lou Barlow at 11:30pm -- half full
Lou Barlow at midnight - 12 people remained.

Worst show of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 10:16 AM

There were a lot more than 12 people there at midnight, or were you there at that point? If you did you missed 45 minutes of Lou playing solo and taking requests and playing a lot of Sebadoh. Great stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 10:25 AM

10:16 obviously had left. He played solo past 12:30 and plenty of people were still there even if it wasn't still packed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 10:32 AM

The Twilight Sad show at Bowery Ballroom was fantastic, and the band seem like genuinely humble artists who were honored to be there.

Posted by The Old Firm | October 7, 2009 10:40 AM

colin macintyre aka mullhistoricalsociety was solid at the living room

Posted by jaiver buchananeversonia | October 7, 2009 12:44 PM

Anyone who walked out on Lou is an idiot. He played nearly an hour solo of old requests and it was stunning.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2009 3:04 PM

wovenhand kicked my fucking ass last night.

Posted by justin | October 7, 2009 3:32 PM

Lou killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 12:03 PM

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