It is just me or has this month been really stressful? I don’t just mean work and personal life stuff, I mean the music has been extra loud and crazy. The Brimstones yesterday, the show at Don Pedro the Saturday before, the show at Don Pedro the Saturday before that, the last few Jadewalkers shows… it has been a wild month!
Now I hereby declare that it is time to chill. Summer is ending. We’re all slowing down a little bit. Time to sit back with a carefully placed ice pack or two and just enjoy life.
Yeah right. Monday and the last day of the month and you think people are putting on shows? If you actually have any money left go catch a movie or something.
Hot Dog!, get ‘yer Hot Dog! here! This one’s made of the finest ingredients: DJs spinning Garage Rock, Soul and R&B, 2-for-1 drinks, good bar food, and chess hustlers. As compared to real hot dogs, which just contain DJs and old chess pieces. This week and every week at Bar Matchless starting at 8.
If you’re in Brooklyn and in the mood for even more variety, check out Living For Kicks at the Satellite Lounge. DJs Popwell and Bunny Punch spin 60s Garage, Rocksteady, R&B, Soul, and even a little VU/Roxy Music type stuff.
In Manhattan, another exercise in contrast with two very different DJ nights. The famously grungy Motor City Bar hosts the punk/rock/hard stuff night called New York Night Train Wednesdays. At the other extreme, Botanica (which is decorated like your grandma’s house) is the venue for Mr. Fine Wine‘s night of classic Soul grooves.
You can pick your poison, but the poison always wins.
Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys land at Maxwells. Yet another “distracted” air traffic controller? No! Not this time! They’re bringing their classic rock-n-roll sound to New Jersey along with country crooner Eilen Jewell. They’re also at Southpaw on Friday in case you feel like waiting or refuse to leave the high-sales-tax zone.
Also on the calendar: Brooklyn is the home of Boogaloo Shampoo, a night of Soul music at Beauty Bar Brooklyn, and of Thursday Thump, an evening of Punk, Glam and Psych rock at Enids. Manhattan is the place to catch DJs Mr. Robinson and DosPlatos spinning 50s, 60s, and Soul music at Heathers. Don’t panic, you have lots of options.
Take a deep breath.
Now breathe out.
Now keep doing that for the next 70 years or so. Less if ya’ feel like it.
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