Posted in To Do | music on June 28, 2014

Beverly at Cake Shop in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Rat Fist
Rat Fist

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Beverly, Future Punx, Wildhoney @ Baby's All Right
Beverly's debut album, Careers, is full of effortlessly catchy indie pop (think prime Kim Deal) and is celebrated tonight with help from new wave revivalists Future Punx and Wildhoney.

Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It! @ Best Buy Theater
Say Anything are out supporting their new album and they've brought some pretty excellent openers along: NJ lyrical folk/pop punks The Front Bottoms, NYC power poppy punks The So So Glos, and Florida '90s emo lovers You Blew It!.

Phony PPL, Toki Wright, Tracee Owo, Allan Kingdom @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof.

The English Beat @ City Winery
If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness."

Rat Fist (mems No Age, Pissed Jeans), Pampers, Francisco Franco, Tom Blacklung @ Death by Audio
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, and they make the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows, both in tiny venues where stuff like this belongs.

A/JUS/TED, Dimitri From Paris, Pantha Du Prince (live), DJ Spoko @ MoMA PS1
As always, Warm Up brings tons of forward thinking electronic music (and some other stuff like rap, indie pop, etc) to MoMA PS1's courtyard for very hot, very popular all-day dance parties. Tonight's the first show of this year's series with a typically great and eclectic lineup.

Young Magic, Doe Paoro, Rioux, Doldrums (DJ set) @ Rough Trade
Young Magic are from Brooklyn but exist in a sexy dreamworld where Sade and the Cocteau Twins work on records together. Or something like that. Their new album, Breathing Statues, came out in May.

Sargeist, One Tall One Head, Typhus, Forteresse, Sacrament Ov Impurity @ Saint Vitus
Martyrdoom III, the third annual five-day metal festival at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, is on day 2 with Finnish black metal greats Sargeist.

ONO, Obnox, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
Obnox is one of the many projects of Cleveland punk musician Lamont Thomas, but while he usually drums, for this one he takes the lead and brings elements of soul, R&B, hip hop and more into it too.

Shady Hawkins, Mannequin Pussy, Free Pizza, Acidosis @ Silent Barn
NYC punks Mannequin Pussy have been regulars on the local scene for a while now, but have just signed to Tiny Engines who are releasing their new album of whiplash punk.

Drive-By Truckers, The Hold Steady @ The Paramount
The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers both recently released new albums, and both will be on their own tours this summer. Their paths intersect for two co-headlining NY-area shows, this being the first.

Gameface, Restorations, Habits @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Gameface were one of the early/influential post-hardcore bands of Revelation Records back in the '90s, and now they're reunited and put out their first album since 2003 this year. Opening this show is great newer band Restorations.

Infest, Paint It Black, Replica, Ajax @ The Wick
Speaking of influential punk bands, powerviolence pioneers Infest are also reunited and on their second of two NYC shows tonight (their first ever here). Philly greats Paint It Black make this an unstoppable double bill for hardcore.

IIII, Highlife, Brian Degraw (DJ) @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
If you like drums, you'll want to hit Union Pool's weekly free Saturday outdoor party, today featuring IIII which is Hisham Akira Bharoocha(Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Ben Vida. Bands usually start around 4PM.

Azealia Banks @ Capitale
It's NYC Pride Week and part of the celebrations include tonight's show from Azealia Banks. Maybe she'll play stuff from her upcoming album (lol).

Luciano, Sandra St. Victor @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Reggae is the theme of this evening's Celebrate Brooklyn! concert, featuring roots worshiper Luciano and The Family Stand's Sandra Sat. Victor.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools @ MHOW
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah may be missing much of the lineup they began with, and this once-buzzy band is buzzy no longer, but they do still make quality indie rock. Opening are Stagnant Pools who are a little shoegazy and also probably own the first two Strokes albums.

Del Close Marathon
It's Upright Citizens Brigade's annual three-day fest with over 420 comedy performances. A $30 wristband gets you into as many as you can muster.

Sam Sparro, Ultra Nat?, Kevin Aviance, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Norma Jean Wright (ex-Chic) @ Central Park Summerstage
It's a big disco night at Summerstage bileld "Club Classics Live!" with a number of veterans.

Pearson Sound, Vissacoor, Teengirl Fantasy, Rrose, Sinjin Hawke, Aquarian @ 88 Palace
It's a big dance party night in Chinatown with this stacked Sick Magic-presented bill.

Jimmy Edgar, Lauren Flax, Braille @ Output (roof)
It's another afternoon (3 PM) dance party on the roof at Output, and a pretty good lineup all around.

Primus @ Stone Pony
Get your bass face ready because four-string wizard Les Claypool and the rest of the Primus crew are back in town for two area shows, this being the second.

Avicii @ Barclays Center
Avicii's in town, prepare for the streets of Brooklyn to be flooded with kids on molly after this one ends. (And be safe guys!)

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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Comments (24)

never heard of Say Anything but never miss the So So Glos

Posted by B | June 28, 2014 2:25 AM

Avicii is the perfect representation of all that is wrong with electronic music... Damn I really miss the days if DJ Soulslinger spinning Ragga rhythms while exhaling pcp infused kush weed at wetlands...
Nowadays it's a bunch of bankers on Molly stroking their tiny dicks as plastic trance music plays out of a computer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 3:12 AM

You guys definitely have a great band and surely these schedules you have for NYC show, it will be in great success.

Posted by Marla Ahlgrimm | June 28, 2014 5:59 AM

400 improv acts? Sounds like hell.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 8:32 AM

Tiny dicks???

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 11:15 AM

Dear 3:12,

Oh my, friend, I could not agree more. Arto Lindsay and Paul D. Miller too. DJ Soul Slinger was amazing, and I'm afraid much of the Billyburger eating crowd only experiences music that's been dropped to the lowest common denominator. I wish them the best in being able to see the diversity of Masada, classsic Knitting Factory electronic and the shit that went down at Sin-é.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 12:51 PM

It must be really hard for a narcissist to be ignored by so many people. It does bother you, doesn't it?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 12:59 PM

^ Oh dear. This sentence of yours: It does bother you, doesn't it? My oh my. While not grammatically incorrect, it's a hard-core wreck. Using "does" twice in that lil' ol' sentence? Nice going, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 2:50 PM

Dear 12:59,

I think what I enjoy most is correcting your grammar and seeing how you get so agitated of the realization the years in grade school were not well spent. Fear not, darling, as you can always pick up a book and read about how to gain knowledge. That's the beauty of learning; we never need to stop.


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 2:55 PM

7 PM
A poetry reading of Walt Whitman by James Franco and Patti Smith followed by acoustic songs: Patti Smith with special guests Lenny Kaye and Jesse Smith

You blew up this one, BV!

Posted by ME | June 28, 2014 3:11 PM

Do whatever you can to avoid infest, had one of the worst sets I've seen in a while last night.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 3:32 PM

Franco can fuck off. He's for all the boys to get excited about that live in the flyoverfucking states. But Patti ... yesss!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 3:36 PM

I'd rather see Shia LaBeouf run around P.S. 1 smacking random asses, and you know you would too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 3:41 PM

^ Sweet, my bitch friend! You read that on Gawker too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 5:01 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 7:23 PM

Music Hall of Williamsburg suks my balls.

Posted by Anonymouse | June 28, 2014 11:20 PM

^ just go back to stroking your tiny dick and forget all about it, lil' man

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 12:01 AM

You're all diseased.
Everything posted here is P O I N T L E S S.
Let's continue championing corpses and laptop "musicians" 'til we join the ranks of Best New Cadavre.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 5:56 AM

Shia LeBouf is wise; nothing stands in your way (when you're a boy).

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 5:59 AM


Posted by Anonymouse | June 29, 2014 7:51 AM

3:36 stroking his tiny dick to Patti Smith. Gross!

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 8:16 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 8:17 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2014 9:17 AM

"If you aren't too concerned that Dave Wakeling is the only original member of the band, and don't mind hearing General Public songs too, you'll probably have a good time singing along to "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom" and "Tenderness.""

That, along with 'I Confess' is exactly what I would want out of an English Beat show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 9:42 AM

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