Monday Aug. 13
White Denim at Brooklyn Bowl, NY - They’re Texas boys!
Tuesday Aug. 14
White Denim at Brooklyn Bowl, NY - Everything’s bigger in Texas!
Wednesday Aug. 15
Thursday Aug. 15
Screaming Females at 92nd Street Y in Tribeca, NYC - Brought to you by Brooklyn Vegan.
You should see them live. Will change your life.
Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY - Also another life-altering band to see live.
Magnetic Island at Shea Stadium - Frontwoman Lisa Liu is not only my guitar teacher, she’s an amazing musical visionary. I love their album. (Not just sucking up, Lisa)
Friday Aug. 16
EULA at Dead Herring in Brooklyn, NY - Punk rock stuff
Tan Vampires at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn, NYunst
Saturday Aug. 17
Wednesday, June 27
Purling Hiss at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Awesome psychadelic rock
Thursday, June 28
EULA at 929XPO, Brooklyn, NY
Young Magic at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
Conveyor at Mercury Lounge, NYC - Record release party!
Japandroids at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Analog Fire at Santos Party House, NYC - Intellectronica.
Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - Hells yeah.
Purling Hiss at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey - Seriously, their psych rock will fuck you up. In a good way!
Passenger Peru and Maquina Supervium at The Delancey, NYC
Friday, June 29
EULA at Club AVBO, Brooklyn, NY - My fave post-punk rockers. And it’s Alyse’s BD celebration!
The Tony Castles at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NYC - Love the dream pop from these cute little boys.
Sonic Youth at the Gut Feelings Festival at Revolver, Oslo, Norway
Saturday, June 30
Scott Rudd at the Imploding Inevitable Festival in the UK
Sonic Youth at Perfect Sounds Forever launch party at Teglverket, Bergen, Norway
Monday June 11
Foster the People and Tokyo Police Club at Central Park Summerstage, NYC - Will their rain dance produce rain again? My phone says no.
2:54 at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Does chick shoegaze have stiletto heels?
Tuesday June 12
Bass Drum of Death and Shark? at Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Thursday June 14
EULA at 285 Kent Avenue (Part of the Northside Festival), Brooklyn, NY - Loud and amazing punk rock awesomeness.
Natureboy and Gunfight at Pianos, NYC
Screaming Females at Warsaw, Brooklyn, NYC - Frontwoman Marissa Paternoster will make you wish you could play the guitar - even if you can play the guitar
Mogwai at Webster Hall, NYC - Ambient rock. Maybe 420.
Hooray for Earth DJ set at Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Friday June 15
Alyson Greenfield and Luff at Legion Bar - Two of my faves - so much talent in one space! Part of the Northside Music Festival.
Of Montreal and Beach Fossils at Mccarren Park, Brooklyn, NYC. Part of the Northside Music Festival.
Spirit Family Reuinion and Hurray for the Riff Raff at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Bring your dancin’ shoes for this revival and folk pop extravaganza.
Caveman at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday June 16
Twin Sister at Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival
Grass Widow at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY - Hardcore chick punk.
Clouder at The Gutter and Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NYC - my music crush twice in one day at the Northside Music Festival!
Sunday June 17
Jeff the Brotherhood at Bowery Ballroom, NY - One of the best rock shows you’ll ever see. Ferocious. Don’t miss it.
Heavy Cream at Cakeshop, NYC - These chicks know how to do it.
Ava Luna at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.
Night Manager at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.
Whale Belly at Spike Hill, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival - Dylan meets the 21st century.
Starfucker at Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.
Sunday, May 27
Slam Donahue, EULA, The Nico Blues at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY - Surprise Attack Music Festival
Tuesday, May 29
Foster the People and The Kooks at Central Park Rumsey Playfield, NYC - Music Crush Girl will be there somewhere!
Great Lake Swimmers at Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Wednesday, May 30
Foster the People and The Kooks at Central Park Rumsey Playfield, NYC
Thursday, May 31
Clouder and LUFF at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY - Two of my have crushes together. A post-punk and post-alternative paradise.
Zula at Mercury Lounge, NYC - These cute boys rock.
Radiohead at The Prudential Center, NJ - Because they are Radiohead.
Thurston Moore at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY - He’s single now. Just sayin’.
Friday, June 1
Xylos at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
Psychadelic Furs at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY - Just because. And it’s for charity.
Radiohead and Caribou at the Prudential Center, NJ
tUnE-YaRds and Delicate Steve at Terminal 5, NYC - This show should blow your mind.
Leda at Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY - another Amy Klein invention. If you play guitar, prepare to be humiliated by her mad skills. Listen to “Halfway b/w A Thimble”
Maquina Supervium at 929 XPO, Brooklyn NY - up and coming comers
Saturday, June 2
Ms Lauryn Hill at Highline Ballroom, NYC - Because at one point she was really awesome.
Gogol Bordello at The Wellmont Theater, NJ - amped up gypsy rock.
Sunday, June 3
Blondes at DeKalb Market in Brooklyn, NY - Oh shit! I love their new album! Great electro-dance pop.
Show Recs: Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time and Money and Hermione’s Time Turner
Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Belfast Limelight - Really really really good indie folk. A wallowing music go-to.
The Static Jacks at The Roadhouse in Manchester - Post-punk poppy fun.
Girl in a Coma at Bowery Ballroom - These Texas girls are Joan Jett’s babies and their motorcycle post-punk has a little hot sauce twang. Gracias.
EULA at Cameo Gallery - Post-punk in the brilliant bite-sized punch of lead vocalist Alyse Lamb.
Fort Lean at Santos Party House - Driving guitar, big rock sounds, flying hair. All good.
Young the Giant in Toronto at Sound Academy - Gum-smackin’ good!
Pat Benatar at Irving Plaza - Because love is a battlefield.
XYLOS at Mercury Lounge - Electro-pop with strong vocals. These chicks have great shoes, too!
Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg - Beachy lo-fi pop. The funnest show you didn’t anticipate would be. These guys are great live.
You Can Be A Wesley at Pianos - Happy indie pop. A major audio memory trigger. An old friend sent me “Elephants in Rabbit Holes” and it spawned my musical enlightenment.
Tennis at Bowery Ballroom - Husband and wife duo sing catchy, dancey indie pop songs about life, and it doesn’t suck. New crush.
Black Taxi and Wicked Tomorrow at The Bowery Electric - Indie rock bands that bring it. And Black Taxi’s tshirts are really cool.
Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band at The Hive - What else needs to be said? It’s Amy Klein. More downtempo and spare than her other efforts.
Little Tybee at The Goatfarm in Atlanta - Tour kickoff.
Coldplay and Mumford and Sons at Radio City Music Hall - Just kidding.
Jane’s Addiction at The Paramount, Huntington, NY - The father of the modern music festival deserves your respect.