The Month Marches on…here we are at the start of yet another weekend in Gotham, with more springlike temperatures in the winterless winter and a twinkle in our eyes! Let’s dress inappropriately and make big trouble!
While we’ve got some hot fucking shit going on it’s not the usual massive clusterfuck as the last few weekends. I wonder! Is it because all the kids are on their way to Austin TX for this music festival with the bloggers and free booze I keep hearing about? What’s it called again? Something that starts with an X.Â CMJ? Dammit! This is going to bother me all day!
Friday March 9th
Park Slope, Brooklyn, gets a rare dose of New York City underground garage this weekend, as the girl guitar group a-go-go Party Lights performs along with farfisa psych-punk powerhouses The Living Kills and opening garage duo Dear Hearts. Where? At Hank’s Saloon (46 Third Ave at the corner of Atlantic Avenue, near every subway train imaginable.), the cowboy dive that gentrification just cannot kill! There’s no cover, starts at 9, and DJ Tony Lo-Fi will also be on hand to spin garage, punk, soul into the night.
Two of Toronto’s fines fuzz punk gangs, Teen Anger and METZ do a little NYC invasion! They were at Cakeshop last night but this Friday night they performÂ at Death by Audio in Williamsburg, along with self described “cyber punks” (well, they do know how to make dirty synth bass work in a punk rock context!) Pop. 1280 … 9pm doors, not sure of the cover (expect at least $8)
Take a look and a Listen:
Home Sweet Home has got your one two with Metropolis Happy Hour from 8pm till 11pm (hey, who’s on deck tonight? Drew? Charly? Mr. Rabbit?) and Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down from 11pm on with Sir Josh Styles holding down and throwing down the sick garage, psych and soul 45′sÂ till close. $3 cover till 11pm, and yes, still raising funds for the thankfully recovering Jonathan Toubin!
Back over in Williamsburg at Teddy’s is another thrilling edition of Phast Phreddie’s party Dynagroove! This month he’s joined by No Good Nick as special guest DJ. The only spot where you’ll hear spaced out lounge sounds, organ grooves, mod jazz and international swingers soundtracks! He also promises some prime Go-Go dancing music in the later hours. Fantasta-delic! Party goes from 9pm till around 2am with no cover!
Lady La La Linda heals the hearts and the minds with healthy doses of psychedelia, garage punk, soul and vintage funk at uptown villain’s hideout The Ding Dong Lounge! Holding session from 10pm till close with no cover and crazy psychedelic light shows to set your buzz to!
The lovely CrystalBlu eases the denizens of 14th street into the weekend with her groovy happy hour spin To Sir With Love! She spins nothing but the sweetest psych, soul, girl group and surf sounds from 7pm till 11pm, right before you turn into a raging pumpkin…
SaturdayÂ March 10th
***Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before you leave tonight! It’sÂ Daylight Savings Time! You lose an hour of drinking tonight, but you gain an hour of sobriety, glass half full and all that jazz…or you could hit it extra hard to make up, it’s your life…***
Another wild night at the new fun palace Grand Victory – garage punk puke out with Tommy Volume (The Star Spangles), The Horehound, the wild No Excuses, Play Like A Champion (how I love that name) and headliners, Virginia’s trash kings Nervous Ticks! With Drew Redmond spinning greasy brat rock and stroll between and after bands…this kicks off at 8pm and at only a $6 cover you CAN NOT lose on this one.
The Beat Rats return from their banishment to the forbidden dimension to wreak drunken garage-a-delic madness on our world once again, headling a bill at the rock and roll school house of the Lower East Side, The Suffolk along with Party Lights and The Stags. 9pm doors, and looky look, no cover!
Back in Manhattan, you’ve got DJ C’Mon and her Saturday Takeover at Idle Hands on B…she’s got the garage, power pop and punk, they’ve got the whisky, you got a date!
*** Late Addition *** Almost forgot to list THIS rager: Over in Greenpoint’s luscious St. Vitus, with Pretty Quick,Â The Thunderfucks, Tommy Volume and The Psycho Hippies! 8pm doors and $10 cover…
Soul A Go Go is in effect tonight at new home Grand Victory (APPARENTLY after the punk rock show????) where host DJ and the most hyperkinetic dancer in the whole damn town Jumpy is joined by special guest Ol’ Stark for a good old fashioned R&B throw down! Nothing but 45′s and nothing but floor fillers from 10pm till close at this lux pinball beer hall!
If we’re missing anything major, let us know in the comments!
Livin’ La Dolce Vita,
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