What’s going on Saturday? (Obits, Cosmic Psychos, Metallica, Parquet Courts, Wrong Words, Ejeca, Nellie McKay & more)
Obits @ The Bell House, 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…
Obits, Prince Rupert’s Drops, All Nines @ The Bell House
Obits third album, Bed & Bugs, just dropped on Sub Pop and it’s their most varied album to date, but still a rager — and maybe the best thing they’ve done yet. As they’ve done with their previous two LPs, they play a release show at The Bell House tonight.
Cosmic Psychos, M.O.T.O, Degreaser @ Cake Shop
Australian farmers/proto-grunge band Cosmic Psychos are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and are touring North America for the first time in a very, very long while. Tonight’s the second of two shows at Cake Shop
‘Blokes You Can Trust’ screening @ Videology
While in town for the Cake Shop shows, Cosmic Psychos are also screening their very entertaining documentary Blokes You Can Trust tonight at Videology. Early screening, 6 PM.
The Beets, The Wrong Words, Lame Drivers, and Piano Movers @ Shea Stadium
San Francisco trio The Wrong Words make late-’70s style power pop, a sweet and crunchy part of your complete breakfast. Pour yourself a bowl tonight and pick up a copy of their just-released second album, Everything is Free (which you can stream at Spotify).
Beach Day, Mozes and the Firstborn @ Cameo Gallery
Florida’s Beach Day do a pretty good job of bringing ’60s girl group vibes into our current day, as you can hear on their Kanine Records debut, Trip Trap Attack.
Ejeca, JDH & Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
The breakout of the nu-house scene is becoming unstoppable, and tonight, another of its worthy purveyors, Belfast’s Ejeca, comes to NYC for a FIXED party at Cameo. Stream a track of his below.
Odonis Odonis, Eraas, HSY @ Death By Audio
If you like your rock dark and heavy, Death by Audio is the place to be tonight. The bill’s got two Toronto bands — garage-psych band Odonis Odonis and sludge punks HSY — and it’s rounded out by local Brooklyn goths Eraas.
Alex Winston, Echo Friendly @ Glasslands
NYC singer Alex Winston has been pretty quiet since the shows she was playing surrounding the release of quirky pop 2012 record, King Con, but she’s now got a new song under her belt (stream below) and her first local show in a while.
Parquet Courts, Guards, Fletcher C. Johnson @ Havemeyer Park
Parquet Courts — here billed as Parkay Quarts — are filling in DIIV at this free show at temporary community space Havemeyer Park. It’s a free show but RSVP is closed.
Savoir Adore, The Suzan, Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn’s widescreen pop purveyors Savoir Adore play their biggest hometown show yet tonight. For it, they’ve enlisted friends in St. Lucia and Jukebox the Ghost to help with extra percussion.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel
It’s the second of two nights for My Morning Jacket collaborators Preservation Hall Jazz Band at McKittrick Hotel (where they also did a residency in July).
Move D, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands
Brooklyn dance party Discovery is celebrating its four-year anniversary tonight, and coming to NYC to headline the party is German ambient house producer Move D. Stream a track of his below.
Nellie McKay @ DROM
Witty, charming and multitalented, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay just wrapped up a run of her lauded off-Broadway show, Old Hats, and tonight plays two very intimate shows.
The Upper Crust, Los Dudes, The Rakehells, Wild Rompit @ Bowery Electric
Boston’s The Upper Crust have been doing their schtick — 18th Century aristocratic fops playing AC/DC style rawk — for nearly 20 years, and yet the joke somehow hasn’t really gotten old.
Brooktober Fest w/ J Roddy Walston & the Business and more (2 PM)
This day of free music happens on the East River in WIlliamsburg (5 N 11th St) with music from J Roddy Walston and The Business The Warden and FAME, EYE RA HAZE Justina Valentine, Katie Costello, Soul Junkies, and DJ Adam (of Lordz of Brooklyn). It goes from 2 – 10 PM and has food and booze too. More info on the flyer below.
Elements Music & Arts Festival @ South Red Hook Grain Elevator
Quentin Dupieux has been making music as Mr. Oizo since the late ’90s (remember “Flat Beat”?) and now records for France’s Ed Banger Records. He headlines tonight’s all-day Elements Music & Arts Festival in South Hook. The rest of the lineup includes FunkyStepz, David Hohme, Lee Cabrera, Alex English, Sean Glass, Bekim, The Golden Pony, Rambo Springsteen, STRONGBROS, Tinseltown, PjOE, and more.
J-Sweet, Venus X, J-Cush, Durban @ 285 Kent
This Lit City Rave features the US debut of UK grime producer J-Sweet. He’ll be joined by NYC regular Venus X and Lit City residents J-Cush and Durban. Stream a J-Sweet track, “Can’t Stop My Grime,” below.
Metallica @ Apollo Theater
It’s invitation-only for SiriusXM subscribers so if you’re going, you probably know already, but these thrash legends turned mega rock stars will play Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater tonight. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with tickets, you can listen to it air live on SiriusXM’s Mandatory Metallica channel.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Ejeca – “What You Think” (clip)
Alex Winston – “101 Vultures”
Move D – “The Incorrigible Hearthrob”
J-Sweet – “Can’t Stop My Grime”