Hope you’ve got your bearings about you, what after the month of insanity that gave us CMJ (Country Music Jammers?),Â a cosmically insane Halloween weekend (I heard ALL the stories, matey), midterm exams, the squash harvest, cider shingles, crack tastings and and all the other assorted stupid that October means to you and me.
Well, you’d best liver up! This weekend Daylight Savings Time ENDS at 2am on Sunday morning. That means one whole extra hour of drinky poo! A multitude of fun awaits you out on the streets, and when you get home The Gin Fairy will leave a dollar bill and remorse under your pillow while you sleep!
Friday November 5th
Here’s what’s up for live rock tonight:
At Ave. B’s legendary Lakeside Lounge you can experience Brooklyn rockers The Piggies…
Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Bar Matchless hosts a fun-o-sonic bill:Â NYC punkers The Live Ones;Â grungy and weird Japanese girls who sound like “Sex, Sushi, & RocknRoll shat out your butt” (Those are THEIR WORDS, I swear), The Hard Nips, who very recently opened for Shonen Knife at the Knitting Factory, and People You Hate, a very 70′s Detroit punk sounding band from around these parts…
As always on a Friday night, you can count onÂ Shakinâ€™ All Over Under Sideways Down at Chinatown NYC’s Home Sweet Home. This month maestro Jonathan Toubin is joined on the decks by none other than Jon Spencer. Watch them play music to freak out the straights.Â Speaking of, the new entrance policy is: FREE entry before 11pm, $2 dollars with the secret word (the clue is in the hyperlink over Jon Spencer’s name!) and $5 dollars for everyone else…ah, the perils of trying to throw a party in downtown Manhattan these days…
It’s that time of the month: the rent is due, my vagina is bleeding, the chicken has come home to roost, and it’s boogie till ya die time! First Friday’s preeminent freakout, Smashed!Blocked! happens tonight at Manhattan’s Beauty Bar, where Josh Styles welcomes Italy’s Peppermint Twist and Fab who will grace the children with fantastic garage, psych and beat selections from the continent and beyond. Anna Copa Cabana and Kipps Ahoy are your go-go’s and the night is filthy free like always from 11pm on…
Uptown Girls and Boys should absolutely drop in to The Ding Dong Lounge (Columbus and West 105th St., NYC) to hear Linda Rizzo spin her eclectic blend of punk, garage, funky soul and pop music. No Cover!
Saturday November 6th
(A bit of shameless self promotion) Why not start off your evening of chaos (or drink off your hangover from last night) with little ole’ me? Yours truly will be spinning from 6pm-10pm for Happy Hour at Bushwick’s Beauty Bar – I’m bringing lotsa heady psychedelia, girl group ravers, sexadelic library tracks, dopey garage and ass shakin’ soul groovers – strictly vinyl, played while the stunning Anna Copa Cabana pours elixirs for the thirsty at what is sadly going to be the last ofÂ her cool Saturday early eve delights…921 Broadway under the J/M/Z tracks…
Tonight is Soul-A-Go-Go at Huckleberry! DJ and host emeritus Jumpy is joined by groove cohort Girl Soul, and they’ll be spinning all vintage 60′s R&B, all on ’45, all night long! No cover at this sophisticated, chilled out Grand Street lounge on the Williamsburg/Bushwick divide with an honest to goodness dance floor!
There won’t be any rock and roll bands due to the near tragic fire in the tiki room, but Unsteady Freddy’s Surf Rock Shindig IS on – the bar and front room ARE open, the man will be spinning tough surf rock, and we should give ‘em all the support we can! Wild sounds, crazy potent cocktails and no cover await at Otto’s Shrunken Head!
All the town’s Greaser Punks and Paige-Haired Painted Ladies invade The Studio at Webster Hall tonight for the only East Coast appearance on the American tour of the legendary German psychobilly band Mad Sin! They’re supported by local terrors The Arkhams, New England based groupsÂ The Creepin’ Cadavers and Whicked Whiskey and The Dreadnoughts from Vancouver, BC! $15 dollars day of show, with Go-Go dancers, DJ’s andÂ a Punk Rock Flea Market and Craft Fair taking place earlier in the evening! Yep, it’s another rad crazy Laura Rebel Angel Production.
There is also a bunch of wicked shit happening in Asbury Park NJ - Jonathan Toubin is DJing for an event featuring insane Mexican wrestling and foxy burlesque promotion LUCHA VA-VOOM! That’s right, masked Mexican wrestling, sexy near nekkid ladies, comedy, and rad tunes. This takes place daytime stylie at Convention Hall (1306 Ocean Ave)…and if that’s not enough, later in the evening the after party moves on to the legendary Asbury Lanes where Mr. T. will host a special edition of his Soul Clap party. Dance for money! Dance for money! Get judged by a luchadore! He’s joined on the turntables by a man named Jack the Ripper. Deathly!
The only for goddamn for real rock &d roll joint in all of Greenpoint, Tommy’s Tavern, plays host to a night ofÂ debaucherous fuzz movements, where the mighty Organs lay waste to your boredom, alongside The Highway Gimps, Skags, and The Stoned Ambassadors. A measly $4 dollar cover for all this mess…doors at 9pm and the beer flows cheaply.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh shit! Did you hear that The Black Lips are playing tonight, in Brooklyn? Kinda under the radar, but they are, oh yes they are. They’re performing at the after-hours sin mecca The Shank in Greenpoint BK, along with local hardcore scumpunks Cerebral Ballzy. Expect this thing to kick of LATE. Like, after midnight late, man…Jelly NYC (the pool party jerks) is behind this sure-to-be disaster, and I’d get those $5 advance tickets right HERE if I was you, because this won’t stay quiet for long…
Aaaaand SCENE! That’s some weekend you got there, partner.
Don’t forget about the time change, and Don’t be Dumb.
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