It is a proven fact that budding trees plus warm weather (unseasonably so) plus fever in the loins equals BIG TROUBLE. This is your weekend, New York City. Indulge.
Friday March 23rd
Your 33 Black Angels celebrate the release of their fifth self produced album “Moon and Morning Star” tonight at Union Pool! Fresh off a cross country up to Canada and back tour these lads bring the sonic fury back to the home base. Constantly confused with that other more famous band that shares part of their name, you can’t confuse them because they aren’t as boring. The perfect mixture of 70′s solo Lou Reed and Sticky Fingers era Stones with a dollop of LSD in your milkshake! Openers for the night are a The Archive, the great Brooklyn kings of freakbeat The Above and Gringo Star…doors are at 8, not sure of the cover but it’s probably about that much as well.
Teddy’s Bar and Grill is the place for The Friday Night Sock Hop Ho Down Birthday Dance Party! Celebrating the birthday of long legged guitar beauty Sacha from Party Lights, thrill to the sounds of DJ’s Bradley Dean and DMQ, spinning rockabilly, garage, 50′s R&B and bratty teen rebel rock from 9pm till late. Yes, there will be cake…
MEANWHILE in Bushwick BK, head to the the fantastic Lone Wolf for some under the tracks garage rock rudeness! The fantastic garage ye-ye legends of le citadel Les Sans Culottes, March Fourth and Lightning Kites perform for your pleasure, won’t you shake your thing in return? Doors at 9, $7 cover!
MEANWHILE in the city, the deadly combo of Mark Sultan and Josh Styles man the decks at Home Sweet Home for Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! Garage rock, psych, r&B and Freakbeat to freak out the straights from 11pm till late! $3 cover, with that money going to you know who…Drew Redmond mans the decksÂ Metropolis Vintage’s Happy Hour from 8pm till before those two go on…probably the longest and best stretch of undeniable cool tunes anywhere in this town!
Speaking of Drew, catch him and Bamalama Mike at Motor City tonight, spinning wild rock and roll trash from 10pm till close!
Crystal Blu has THE happy hour destination in the city with her revue of girl groups, surf, garage and psych records at Beauty Bar for To Sir With Love! She’s on from 7pm till 11 and her taste is impeccable. Get your nails done, suck down a vodka, and groove it. No Cover…
Way up north, in the Upper West Side to be precise, La La Linda kills your boredom and revitalizes your Friday senses with her weekly prescription of psych, garage, punk and funk at The Ding Dong Lounge! Psych projections, cheap beer, and no cover, how can you go wrong? 10pm till close, no cover…
Saturday March 24th
Grand Victory hosts garage punk mad in the form of live rocking by Party Lights, The UnXpected, Big Riff and visiting Montreal bandÂ Allestirtettes! That madness kicks at 8pm, $10 cover, with Tony Lo-Fi spinning records between acts and into the sweet night!
Over at Mercury Lounge: unbeatable one two kick in the crotch show with ear shredding surf punks The Giraffes and the powdered wig wearing aristocratic power rockers The Upper Crust! B.A Miale is making the light show! Eye candy and ear damage for one price! 9pm doors, $10 cover!
DJ C’Mon and The Saturday Takeover are your last refuge from the stupidity that is Saturday night in the East Village! Slip down those stairs to bourbon palace Idle Hands for power pop, garage, punk and new classics from 10pm till close! No cover!
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