Instead of starting this post with my usual idiocy I really want to push the show on Tuesday at Bar Matchless. It’s a fundraiser for Juliet Dostalek, the Bar Matchless bartender who was hit by a car last month. Please come! You can also donate via PayPal by sending a contribution to email@example.com
Captain Heartlock and Professor Z spin Garage Rock and Soul music at the Monday Night Burlesque at Public Assembly. Apparently you can mention “oz” to get $8 admission. That’s $2 less than the usual cover, and lord knows that less cover is a big part of why you’re there, so be sure to mention “oz“!
Check out a very special Hot Dog! at Bar Matchless. This week it’ll be a fundraiser for Bar Matchless bartender Juliet, who was in a terrible accident last month and needs help paying her continuing medical expenses. God Fires Man and other bands will be performing in the back room. As this is a fundraiser, there is a required minimum donation of $10. There will also be the mandatory raffle with prizes including the mandatory gift certificates, Yankees/Mets tickets, and at least one bigger prize. As always DJs will spin Garage Rock, Soul, R&B and the bartenders will serve 2-for-1 well drinks.
Also of note, Jonathan Richman (of Modern Lovers fame) starts a two-night stand at Bowery Ballroom. His music is all over the map, but includes plenty rock-n-roll. If you’re in a dancin’ mood instead, check out Lost & Found at Savalas for a free evening of dancing to Soul, Funk and Latin music.
If ya’ missed him last night, Jonathan Richman plays at Bowery Ballroom again tonight. Also tonight, Copycat bring us Devo covers night at Otto’s Shrunken Head. The Arkhams and Dead Phones perform as Devo, and DJ Xerox spins Devo covers, remixes, and other crazy stuff. The lucky people of New Jersey can also catch the wicked punk rock of M.O.T.O. and Midnight Creeps at Asbury Lanes.
In the mood for a free party? Then head to Manhattan and check out New York Night Train as its guest DJs spin Punk and Garage rock at the Motor City Bar. Or maybe you’d prefer to chill with Mr. Fine Wine as he spins Soul music at his weekly gig at Botanica.
The mystery of the old Knitting Factory continues to grow as raunchy rockers Hunx & His Punx perform there Thursday night with Celtic-goth rockers Salem and Bounce rapper Sissy Nobby. It’s the “Butt Magazine Party” (like Bust Magazine for men?) Everything nice and clear now? So anyway, for the slightly less adventurous, Sweden’s Stupidity perform at Don Pedro “bar and lounge” (classy, huh?) with The Jadewalkers and The Siberians. All three bands exist somewhere in the garage-punk universe. Presented by How Swede It Is (punsters after my own heart!)
Brooklyn is also the epicenter of the garagepunk-dance-party universe Thursday night. Rock out to garage-punk, psych and glam at Thursday Night Thump at Enids! Sway to the sounds of Soul music at the Thursday Boogaloo Shampoo at Beauty Bar Brooklyn! Boogie down with Garage, Surf and Rockabilly music with Swimsuit Edition at Savalas! If you don’t you are boring!
The nights are gettin’ shorter. Better take advantage of every minute.
MarcusTags: Asbury Lanes, Copycat, God Fires Man, Hunx and His Punx, Jonathan Richman, Juliet Dostalek, knitting factory, M.O.T.O., Midnight Creeps, Stupidity