Posted in music | tour dates on April 25, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Household @ DbA Jan. 2013 (more by Ivey Haber)
Household

Brooklyn postpunk band Household are calling it quits, but will play one last show before they do -- Saturday (4/26) at Baby's All Right. If you've never given the band a spin, well shame on you, but you can listen to 2013's mini-LP, Elaines, in full below. If you like skeletal early-'80s pop like Liliput, The Slits, or Girls at Our Best, Household follow that tradition very well.

Saturday's final performance is part of The Good Festival which "celebrates local music and good food initiatives with cooking demos + sustainable-living workshops between bands' sets." The rest of the lineup is good too, with The Suzan, The Naked Heroes, Juan Wauters, Wild Yaks and The Wives.

As for the cooking demos part, here's what to expect:

PLANT PROPAGATION: Melissa Metrick, Roberta's Garden
DOUGH AND KNEADING: Sfoglini Pasta
GET YOUR JAM ON: Anarchy in a Jar
TAIWANESE DESSERTS: Cathy Erway
NO BAKE TART: Meredith Alcarese, Local Roots CSA Member
WORM COMPOSTING: Local Roots NYC
Doors are at 6 PM with bands starting at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale. Flyer for The Good Festival and Household album stream below...

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Comments (12)

How come my Jr High band Nightmare never got a write up when we broke up after that activity night in the school cafeteria? We probably had more fans than most of these "Who?" bands, and our demise was for that reason likely more noteworthy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 3:52 PM

This is the coolest and kids must watch this to know the real kind of cool stuff in music.

Posted by Dr. Hicham Riba | April 25, 2014 3:58 PM

The problem with Household was that the lead singer could not sing in key, the guitars were out of tune, no one could properly play their instrument, and the songs were simplistic and thoroughly unremarkable. I saw them twice by happenstance and could never understand why this site gave them any attention at all. There are WAY more better bands all over the place playing in obscurity, and this band was just plain bad but got press. I guess Bill needs to listen a little more closely to this twee crap instead of allowing his mini-crushes on the girl singers to cloud his judgment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 4:04 PM

So heartbroken that I won't be able to go to this, but grateful to have caught Household one last time as part of an amazing lineup at Death by Audio last week.

Posted by Krista | April 25, 2014 4:10 PM

"The problem with Household was that the lead singer could not sing in key, the guitars were out of tune, no one could properly play their instrument, and the songs were simplistic and thoroughly unremarkable."

In other words, they sounded like every other band out there right now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 4:18 PM

@4:04

so what bands playing in obscurity should we be listening to instead?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 4:31 PM

i liked items

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 4:37 PM

I didn't even know they were together.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 4:57 PM

I wanna hear this Nightmare band 3:52 was in

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 6:29 PM

My dear friends ...

That is one hell of a photo. A lady rockin' a not only so-fucking-stylish pencil skirt but also a Danelectro?

Oh my godness. Hellz to the yesssz.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2014 6:48 PM

Frankie's modesty - what an excellent character trait!

Posted by Shorter | May 6, 2014 3:25 AM

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