What’s going on Saturday? (Pixies & TVOTR, Parquet Courts, Perfect Pussy, Melt Banana, Follakzoid, Blues Magoos, more)
photo: TVOTR at T5 earlier this week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
photo: Parquet Courts at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Pixies, TV on the Radio, John Grant @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
If you'd like to spend the Saturday of your Memorial Day Weekend out in Asbury Park, BrooklynVegan is presenting this show with indie greats Pixies and TV on the Radio, as well as singer/songwriter John Grant. Hope to see you there.
Parquet Courts, Radioactivity, Pill @ House of Vans
Part of HoV's "Almost Summer" series, this is a pretty killer free show, headlined by locals Parquet Courts, and also including Texas rippers Radioactivity and the sax-fueled, gleefully unhinged Pill. RSVP is closed at this point.
Perfect Pussy, Big Ups, Vulture Shit, Nine of Swords, Nonsense @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's the last night ever to see shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and they're going out with a bang with noise punks Perfect Pussy, the Fugazi/Slint-esque Big Ups, and more.
Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, Handbraekes, Cities Aviv, Salva, Spank Rock & more @ Webster Hall
It's the 10th anniversary of Boysnoize Records and in celebration of that, label head Boys Noize has this pretty awesome show with French house vet/"Flat Beat" producer Mr. Oizo as well as Handbraekes (aka Oizo and Boys Noize), LA newcomer Salva, rap weirdo Cities Aviv, Baltimore party-starter Spank Rock, and more. It starts at 10 PM and is likely going late.
Face to Face, Royal Psalms @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the second night of Face to Face's 3-night run at Bowery Ballroom, and tonight they'll play 1994's Big Choice in full. Royal Psalms, who have members of Crime In Stereo, Daytrader and Aficionado, open the show.
Juan Wauters, Air Waves, My Teenage Stride, Green Pages, Paper Fleet @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop's celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with some "super shows" on the weekends, and tonight's features some of the venue's favorite local bands, including criminally underrated My Teenage Stride and Beets frontman Juan Wauters.
MOTHXR, Avan Lava, Religia, Banker$ (DJs) @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
While we're losing Brooklyn Bazaar, the folks behind it will open Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. Today's the opening day with Mxther (front by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgely), Avan Lava and Religia. Music starts at 2 PM.
Follakzoid, SQURL @ Rough Trade
Chilean psych band Föllakzoid released their third album this month via Sacred Bones. It's four long, interconnected tracks making for a seriously heavy trip. Zone out tonight
Shilpa Ray, James Chance @ Rough Trade
Shilpa Ray released her new album, Last Year's Savage, this week via Northern Spy and tonight's the record release show which also features No Wave skronker James Chance. Let's hope for a little collaboration tonight, they're both intense/dark performers.
Melt Banana, Hot Nerds, Couch Slut @ Saint Vitus
These Japanese rockers have been melting faces (and bananas) since the early '90s with their hybrid of grindcore, noise, electronics and anything else that fits in their blender. Good openers too.
Spoonboy, Bellows, The Goodbye Party, Emilyn Brodsky, Shark Shark @ Silent Barn
This is the last-ever NYC show for the catchy punk-ish Spoonboy before he retires the project. Epoch band Bellows, ex-Ambulars band The Goodbye Party and more round out the lineup.
The Blues Magoos, The Cynz @ Bowery Electric
Psych/garage vets Blues Magoos released their influential debut album, Psychedelic Lollipop back in the late '60s, and in 2008, singer/organist Ralph Scala, guitarist Peppy Castro and drummer Geoff Daking from that era reformed the band (with new members Mike Ciliberto and Peter Stuart Kohlman). They're still kicking and play NYC again tonight..
Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The Fad, Broadcaster, Vape @ Mr. Beery's
Treasure Fleet include members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes, and they inject their punk background with a dose of '60s psych pop. They've got this Long Island show in between their two NYC shows, and it's extra exciting because local greats Iron Chic (who played NYC with Face to Face last night) are on the bill too. Melodic punks Broadcaster are also worth showing up early for.
Ronnie Stone and The Lonely Riders @ Shea Stadium
How serious you take Ronnie Stone & the Lonely Riders is up to you but his intentionally kitschy, '80s-in-a-blender shtick (somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Prefab Sprout) is not without craft, even if it is a big joke.
Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) (DJ Set), Pat Mahoney (DJ Set), Justin Strauss (DJ Set) @ Cameo
If you're looking to dance, here's a night that features DJ sets from Cut Copy's Ben Browning, DFA mainstay Pat Mahoney, and veteran NYC DJ Justin Strauss.
It's the second day of electronic festival Mysteryland, which takes place at the original location of Woodstock (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts), and today's lineup includes Skream, Matthew Dear, Empire of the Sun, Psychemagik, and 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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