Over here in America, we celebrate the end of Summer by having a holiday called “Labor Day”. It’s a bit less exciting than the marching and slogan shouting of May Day celebrated everywhere else in the world, but at least it’s a three day weekend.
This particular LDW starts off with a bang and ends with a whimper… or does it? read ’til the end:
Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys bring their swing & rockabilly to Brooklyn’s Southpaw after last night’s Maxwell’s stand. Sandy is great, but he’s paired with some roots rockers for some reason this time around. Looks like at least $15 at the door, maybe $20.
Over at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the Nouvellas reunite with friends the Black Hollies for a combo bill of freakbeat & soul. It’s $10 at the door.
Mr Fine Wine will be DJing in Jonathan Toubin’s absence at LES’s Home Sweet Home, which means even more great soul & maybe even some danceable gospel. FREE.
Smashed! Blocked! returns to Beauty Bar in Manhattan. Not sure of the guest DJs for tonight, didn’t see a post. FREE.
Over at Williamsburg’s Bruar Falls (catacorner across the street from Trash Bar), there’s a psych/ish bill featuring the Runaway Suns, who seem to take inspiration equally from 60′s pop and 90′s stuff like Brian Jonestown & Spacemen 3, and the Smith Westerns from Chicago. Heavy Hands are NOT playing this bill as previously thought. Cover is $6.
And last but certainly not least, Hullabaloo! returns to Union Pool in Williamsburg. We’ve got a pretty fat bill here, headed up by Arizona’s Love Me Nots, a pretty buzzy femme-fronted garage punk band. Their new album is out in a couple of weeks and I’m told there will be advance copies! This is your last chance to catch ‘em in NYC before they head out to NJ and other parts. Plus we’ve got more than able support from 60′s garage punks the Electric Mess, Powerpunkers the Anabolics and return of one of my favorite New York bands, the Above! All that and Charles and I will be throwing down on the turntables (totally different sets from last week’s Shoutin’ School I might add). $8, doors at 9– that’s sharp people, the Lifeguards at the Pool run a tight ship!
The Black Hollies rock an early show at the Mercury Lounge… sounds like if you’re not there by 8, you’ll miss em!
New York’s newest (and least typical) Rockabilly band Love-Struck will be at LES’s Bowery Electric with some other bands we’re not familiar with…
Unsteady Freddie continues to rock his never ending Surf Nite at Otto’s…
and… that’s it? I guess everyone’s out of town!
On what should be a good day to party, we’re only seeing two possibilities:
Voodoo Flats at Beauty Bar — a weekly rockabilly party. Unless that’s been cancelled, since we haven’t seen any posts about it! (help!)
DJ Andy Maltz @ Union Pool – At least Andy’s always there!
That was kind of a sad ending to the Summer, right? Well, surprise, surprise, Charles and I are not letting it end that way. Tuesday night, that’s right, FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL OMG, we are bringing the greatest Spanish garage band and living legends WAU y Los ARRRGHS!!! to Don Pedro for one last burst of fun. Also on the bill are the fabulous Above and the high energy Foster Care and it’s only $5. Doors at 9pm sharp and Wau on stage by 11:30 ! Even Soccer Moms are welcome!
SHIMMYTags: anabolics, Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, love me nots, smith westerns, The Runaway Suns