What’s going on Saturday? (Slingshot Dakota, JSBX, !!!, Lydia Lunch, Future Punx, Mayhem, Podfest, Winter Jazzfest, more)
photo:::Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus, October 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Slingshot Dakota, Runaway Brother, Crazy and The Brains, Vasudeva @ Baby’s All Right
BrooklynVegan is proud to present this show with driving indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota, boundary-pushing pop punks Runaway Brother, xylophone-filled folk punks Crazy & the Brains, and mathy/dancey instrumental rockers Vasudeva. BV’s Andrew Sacher is DJing between sets. Hope to see you there!
Future Punx, Heaven’s Gate, Survival, Pill @ Aviv
Brooklyn’s newest DIY venue has a fun show lined up tonight, headlined by new wave-inspired Future Punx, and the hazy rock of Heaven’s Gate.
Heaven’s Jail, Such Hounds, Milk Dick @ Baby’s All Right
This is a diverse bill of locals, and especially of note is indie folk band Heaven’s Jail and scuz-pop band Milk Dick.
The Parlor Mob, The Gay Blades, Silverbird, GODS @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always a good option for weekend evening entertainment, offering up free live music, microbrews, tasty treats, shopping, and a variety of games (mini-golf, ping pong) all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight, NJ riff rockers The Parlor Mob headline the night’s live music.
Sharkmuffin, Mystery Channels, The Meltaways, granny @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn garage rock trio Sharkmuffin are a newer band, but sound straight out of the garage rock boom of the last decade. Picture something between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sahara Hotnights and you’ll get an idea.
Dr. Dog, The Districts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dr. Dog are on night 2 of their eight-night NYC run with different openers. Tonight it’s roots rockers The Districts. Sold out.
Oneida, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band, Mike Wexler @ Palisades
Brooklyn experimental scene vets Oneida play their first show of 2015 tonight, which is a good bill all around, with the jammy Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band (who put out the great Intensity Ghost LP in 2014) and psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler.
Special Guest, Silk Rhodes, LF Wind, Bae Bro, Greem Jellyfish @ Palisades
Following the Oneida show is this late night party featuring Silk Rhodes and a Stones Throw labelmate who for, for now, is a surprise. Doors at midnight.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus @ Saint Vitus
This is a party called the “New York Night Train Boogie Night Blues Dance” with live sets from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs, plus DJs Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus and Jonathan Toubin (who also hosts).
Lydia Lunch’s RETROVIRUS w/ Weasel Walter, Bob Bert & Tim Dahl; Yvette @ Rough Trade
No wave legend Lydia Lunch (of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and many other projects) brings back her RETROVIRUS show tonight, and she’s joined by an impressive cast of guests for it. Opening are NYC’s much newer and also great noisemakers, Yvette.
Pile, Krill, Baked, Swings @ Shea Stadium
Pile hearken back to ’90s post-hardcore while their Massachusetts neighbors and Exploding In Sound labelmates Krill make indie rock not far removed from Spencer Krug. Good double bill.
Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey, Friend @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever show for Marvin Berry and the New Sound who go their separate ways after tonight. They headline a very strong bill of garage/punk.
Arto Lindsay, Jahiliyya Fields, Gut Nose, Victoria Keddie, Diamond Terrifier (DJ Set) @ Trans-Pecos
No wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay is headed to Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos for a two-night stand this weekend. Tonight’s the first, with an undercard of equally experimental artists.
Mayhem, Watain, Revenge @ Webster Hall
This is pretty much the place to be for black metal fans tonight with second wave legends Mayhem, one of the current millennium’s best in the genre, Watain, and war metal extremists Revenge.
!!! , DJ Degal @ Union Pool
Punk-funk stalwarts !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are getting ready to head into the studio to record their new album. To make sure they’re well prepared, they’ll be playing their new material (and a few old favorites) this week at four consecutive nights at Union Pool. Tonight’s your final chance to catch them.
The 2015 edition of this yearly festival is in full swing tonight with concerts at 10 different NYC venues.
Mother Falcon, Marques Toliver (APAP NYC) @ Joe’s Pub
Music industry conference APAP is happening in NYC this weekend, and with it many shows that don’t fall under traditional rock formats. (You might be at an APAP showcase and not even realize it.) There are lots of APAP showcases at Joe’s Pub over the weekend, including this one with many-membered chamber pop collective Mother Falcon.
NYC Podfest @ Fontana’s
Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend. Today it’s taking place at LES venue Fontana’s with an all-day program that includes the “Podcast Panel” with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, with guests Matt Braunger, Dave Hill and Julie Klausner. And lots more.
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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