What’s going on Friday (5.18)?
This is all that needed to be said, expressed in the perfect tone. Well done, Judy Berman, well done.
Ladies, imagine being a Vice writer. Just walking around everywhere with your entitlement and ennui and midlength penis all gently bouncing in step; wearing a male tank top or a waxed mustache or some shit. Imagine having an ironic, retro-sexist dudebro-voice and getting together with a couple of other white guys and some cocaine and making your not-at-all-different voices all sync up as tautly as your nihilistic senses of humor, then snuggling all up together (no homo!) in a big Bushwick loft of partially employed trust-fund kids while something noninformative is happening on the Internet. What a life. I guess there’s the whole “everyone in the world thinks I’m an asshole” thing to deal with, too, but let’s not split hairs here: Vice writers got it pretty fucking made.
What’s going on Thursday (5.17)?
**show of the day**
Saturday Looks Good To Me, The Wild Moccasins, Cola Jet Set, Orca Team, Catnaps @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
Don’t call us emo.
What’s going on Monday (5.14)
SHOW OF THE DAY: EULA, Psychic Feline, Lame Drivers, The Sloppyheads @ Death by Audio, 49 S. 2nd St, Williamsburg
NYC POPFEST! Burning Hearts, Speedmarket Avenue, Dear Marje, Heaven’s Gate, Marshmallows @ Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St, LES
Olof Arnalds @ Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, LES
Torild, Something in Spanish, KOORTWAH, Letterist @ Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, LES
Mercies, Beach Moms, Little Racer, Blade Runner Trio @ Death by Audio, 49 S. 2nd St, Williamsburg
Not as many bands as I would like, but here’s a cool picture of Something in Spanish:
tumbling presence: All Ten Female Guitarists on SPIN's New 100 List
Yikes. No woman in the top 20? Okay, Spin. Fine. Be that way.
27 PJ Harvey
39 Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag)
56 Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders)
77 Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)
82 Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses)
84 Lydia Lunch
87 Marnie Stern
91 Viv Albertine (the Slits)
93 Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
Can’t really fuck with this top…
Lower Dens at the Insound office in Greenpoint. Hyponitizing as always.
I’ve seen these guys play in a parking lot, a college campus, and now an office. However, there are two opportunities to see them at an actual music venue this week in New York—Mercury Lounge tonight and Glasslands tomorrow night.
I have an extra ticket to the SOLD OUT Glasslands show that I would like to give away. I would go myself, but I like this streak of only seeing this band play in unconventional places (also I’m afraid that I’m verging on stalker territory). Just send an email to pbacalao at gmail.com if you want it. Put the name of Jana Hunter’s old band in Houston in the subject title and the ticket is yours.