And just like that…Summer’s done. (Oh, where did you go?)
I hope you all got to go to the beach and feel sand between your toes and sea mist in your hair, to have a shitty part time job that you told to shove off, to make out with the person you really wanted to, got food poisoning from a hot dog, rode the Cyclone, caught a firefly in your hand and let it go and all the other amazing things the season promises.
Reflect on it!
It’s a long ass weekend and it’s our city and we ain’t going nowhere.
Let’s see her off with a bang:
Friday September 3rd:
A night of moody low fi rock shenanigans beings with the hauntingly crazy X-Ray Eyeballs, who are on a tear through town these days with a new lineup as they headline DIY Williamsburg partyhole Death By Audio along with visiting San Francisco band Royal Baths, girl/boy fuzz punk duo Hunters and Mountain Cult. First band is on at 9pm, $7 cover for all this noise…
The Cakeshop hosts a rare evening of acoustic perfromances by kids known more for loud ruckus razing, with slightly quieter than normal performances by Tommy Volume (Star Spangles) and briefly-back-in-town Jadewalkers lead demon Emma Vikingskull (more relating to her later in this post), with performances by the bands Two Tears andÂ The BurnHearts following. It’s FREE like cigarette butts on the street! Emma, Bobby Boulders and our pet freebird and fellow GPNYC colleague Drew Redmond spin records between and after sets from 8pm onwards…
I believe that Kick and Hiro of The Baxx SiSi’s will be running their monthly banana Go Go Gorilla tonight but I haven’t heard official word on bands or nuthin’ yet! I’ll assume it’s a go, and you should go-go cause’ it’s always fun at Otto’s Shrunken Head. No cover, 10pm till late
Grace of Spades monthly party at rock and roller bowling alley of Williamsburg The Gutter is now moving to the FIRST Friday of the month! Roll on by after 9pm for a good dose of island sounds (rub-a-dub, rocksteady, delay-ridden soul) for no cover!
Garage Lady La La Linda keeps uptown Manhattan hip with her weekly throwdown at The Ding Dong Lounge, where she drops deep cuts of trippy 60′s psych, garage punk, soul and retro funk from 10pm till close, with nary a cover charge in sight…
And of course, Taxidermi-Chic (making up stupid words one blog at a time) spot Home Sweet Home hosts Jonathan Toubin’s dance-a-rama Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down tonight! Not sure if he’s got a guest tonight but fantastic selections of bad motherUHN! rock and soul music on ’45 vinyl is guaranteed. Metropolis Vintage Happy Hour is in effect prior to his main event from 8pm till 11 for no cover with Outside Eye’s Ethan Miller spinning international funk.
Saturday September 3rd
Hunx and His Punx and The K-Holes make for a one two punch of cool at The Mercury Lounge for the late shows starting at 10:30. Only $10 for some of the finest grime going today! Better hurry
Over at Otto’s Shrunken Head, it’s another edition of THE ONLY surf rock party in this damn town, Unsteady Freddy’s Surf Rock Shindig. Freddy hangs ten with the twang, spinning surf rekkids in the front room, while in the back you can catch live performances by The Rebel Surfers, Strange But Surf, Thee Icepicks and The Isotopes, each excellent at what they do. All for the cost of ZERO dollars. From 9pm till the end!
DJ C’mon returns to her monthly perch at Avenue B’s Idle Hands downstairs lounge where she plays garage rock, power pop, and non-shitty indie from10pm till late! Have a whisky and a spin, plus I hear tell there’s some good N’awlins style food nibles to be had…
Tighten up your wig for Flip City tonight! I keep hearing nothing but good about what times are to be had at Veronica’s Peoples Club in the uncharted outskirts of Greenpoint Brooklyn when Jumpy and Strage Haze frontman / guitar god extraordinaire Big Sir spin non stop garage rock movers from 10pm till close.
Sunday September 4th
This is the way freaks like us like to end our summer:Â Booze, BBQ, Scratchy Records and Rock and Roll REGRETS! The big to-do today will be the Labour Day Pains party presented by Sugar Shack A Go Go at Brooklyn Fireproof in Bushwick BK, a raucous fucking event with trashy garage punk bands, DJ’s, grilled food and a whole lot of brouhaha. The highlight of the night will be a reunion, a once in a almost never performance by The Jadewalkers, who’s lead singer Emma has returned from across the blue sea to terrify you for one night only! They are joined by The Enthusiasts, trash saxers The Jigglers, Philly trouble kids The Improbables and Party Pigs. I’ll be on hand to spin records along with Drew, Charles Gaksins and Bobby Boulder. A lot of fun for only $6 dollars, eh?
WFMU dudes Dave the Spazz and Andy Matlz continue their Sunday sets at Union Pool, spinning 50s and 60s soul, garage and other rarities in the front room from 10pm till close and providing the perfect soundtrack for making out with unfortunate strangers and getting a case of taco-mouth. No cover!
Monday September 2nd
Nothing much on the calendar for Monday besides sweet, sweet RECOVERY. Odds are you took your brain out the the back and put it down Old Yeller style with your filthy three day weekend ways…but if you’ve got anything left in the tank and are looking to hang you can find Drew at Macri Park spinning his rare as fuck rock and r&b ’45s and cracking wise. I’m almost certain there will be BBQ of some sort, being a holiday and all. Ask Goldilocks what time they’re starting!
Enjoy it. See you out there somewhere, maybe.
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