What’s going on Thursday?
Jawbreaker documentary screening and Q&A @ Nitehawk Cinema
Jawbreaker are finally reunited for their first shows in 21 years, having recently played a tiny secret gig in California ahead of September’s Riot Fest. Along with the reunion comes the release of the new documentary Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker, which features interviews with Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Albini, Jessica Hopper, Graham Elliot, Chris Shifflet, Josh Caterer and more. The film made its premiere in San Francisco earlier this month, and it screens in NYC on Thursday, as part of the BrooklynVegan-presented Music Driven signature film series at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. The film starts at 9:30 PM, and it’s followed by a Q&A with Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach. Stick around directly after the Q&A for the afterparty in Nitehawk’s downstairs bar Lo Res, where BrooklynVegan editor Andrew Sacher will DJ an hour of punk and emo (from about 11:15 PM to 12:15 AM).
Little Dragon, Xavier Omär @ The Apollo
Sweden’s Little Dragon have been spending their summer dazzling fans at festivals around the world in support of their very enjoyable new album, Season High. Having just played Terminal 5, and ahead of weekend appearances at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up finale and Philly’s Made in America Festival, they play this historic Harlem venue tonight.
The Nude Party, Max Pain & The Groovies, Ghost Funk Orchestra @ Baby’s All Right
North Carolina’s The Nude Party have been mixing garage, rockabilly and ’60s British Invasion sounds into their own debaucherous mix for about four years now. They wrap up their August residency at Baby’s tonight.
Helado Negro @ MoMA
The MoMA Nights series wraps up with perhaps its most interesting show: Brooklyn’s Helado Negro (aka multi-disciplinary artist Roberto Carlos Lange) whose captivating live shows often incorporate visual art. Free with museum admission.
Pyrrhon, Couch Slut, Replicant @ Saint Vitus
This is a joint release show for two great local bands, Pyrrhon and Couch Slut. Pyrrhon are celebrating the spastic and deeply weird death metal of What Passes For Survival and Couch Slut are celebrating the uncompromising feminist noise rock of Contempt.
Calvin Love @ Garden Bar
Not unlike Alex Cameron, Canadian artist Calvin Love draws influence from the neon rock of the 1980s, perfect for driving on rain-soaked city streets in the middle of the night. It's also good for a free after-work early-evening show at the Seaport's outdoor Garden Bar. 7 PM.
Richard Papiercuts, Zachary Cale, Pale Lights @ Union Pool
Mystery man Richard Papiercuts was part of noisy NYC band The Chinese Restaurants, who were more whispered about than seen, and has collaborated with Mattin and other autre artists. His solo work blends post-punk, old school rock n’ roll, soul and other influences held together with his distinctive melodramatic, on-if-not-over-the-edge vocal style. He plays tonight with singer-songwriter Zachary Cale and literate jangle-pop band Pale Lights.
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