Sweet Poseidon! It appears we are all still here, having survived the weekender to rule all weekenders. You’d think we’d settle into some kind of lull and have a nice quiet week of tea biscuits, lullabys and root beer tastings, but this is New York and the action continues until we die, and after…so yes, Sweet Virginia, there’s hot shit going down tonight and tomorrow and the weekend isn’t looking weak by ANY means:
Wednesday November 16th
A swarm of hot DJ parties tonight:
No bands this time around, but guaranteed BOSS sounds at Turtleneck: A Retro Futuristic Playground at Otto’s Shrunken Head, where hosts Xerox and Ursula 1000 will spin sounds for covertly assassinating your foreign arch nemesis by, namely retro inspired spy soundtracks, surf, space lounge, cosmic swing and international exotica! No cover and rocks from 10pm till close…
The man, the myth, the LEGEND that is Tav Falco played a few shows in town this week, and tonight you can hear him speak words of wisdom on the subject of his main stomp as he’ll be at a book reading for his 2 volume tome GHOSTS BEHIND THE SUN: Splendor, Enigma & Death, which all about the weirdness, wonder and voodoo magic surrounding Memphis, TN. Catch him tonight from 6:30-8:30 at Dumbo Brooklyn’s “creativity lab” Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn). I BELIEVE this is free but don’t quote me on it…
Jonathan Toubin and the New York Night Train has got your prime soul and garage rock rekkids spinning late night at premiere dive of the LES Motor City from 10pm till close…
Mr. Fine Wine and his long running 60′s soul and r&b ’45 extravaganza are in effect at East Houston street’s Botanica, from 10pm – 1am with no cover!
Grace of Spades has got her roots reggae party Watch This Sound going at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Stable, also from 10pm withÂ no cover and great food and drink deels…
Thursday November 17th
Tonight at The Charleston on “The Strip” of Bedford Avenue of the Burg: Lady Bree presents one of Detroit’s preeminent psych bands, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, who play on a fun bill surrounded by Fan Tan, surf garage kids The Vandelles’ and closed out by a newish garage/psych band with a promising Jonestown style sound Clouder. It’s a lot of heavy, can there be room for free semishit pizza? Bree DJ’s upstairs, doors at 9pm with an $8 cover…
Down by the river, literally, at 285 Kent: It’s a record release party for The Oh Sees, supported by Australian punk band Total Control, weirdo thrash band Doomsday Student and The Beets. Xray Eyeballs leader OJ will be spinning in between and after sets, along withÂ Lady Bree, who will dash across the blocks on her big wheel trike from the Charleston to join him. An all ages show starting at 8pm with a $12 cover ($10 in advance from this link HERE)
Hot lil’ show at Bushwick’s new lair of rock rock rock The Lone Wolf, with the fuzz-Farfisa-fierceness trio Triple Hex, a solo performance by Weapons of the Future front man Dmitry Wild and the reverb terrorists Twin Guns – starts at 9pm, all in that order and all for a mere $5 cover!
The man with the dance plan Phast Phreddie is doing yet another edition of his Thursday night happy hour delight Crepuscule with Boogaloo at Park Slope BK’s The Fifth Estate, so stop there for cheapie drinks and a musical massage of soul, lounge, exotica and beat!
Our friend and compatriot Nogood Nick presents another edition of his (semi-regular?) party Rip! Rig! Panic!, spinning wild cuts of mod, soul, funk and jazz for moving, tonight at Macri Park in Williamsburg from 10pm till late for no cover!
And as always, Move Your Mule is the place for reggae, ska and soul on a Thursday night, always free at Otto’s Shrunken Head from 10pm till close.
SHAZAM! See you at the races – Captain Heartlock