We all know the old saying that March goes out like a lamb…but this is New York City, so it goes out like a vicious drug addled sewer rat in love!
Holy Roman Empire of Fuck! We are looking at a STACKED weekend for rock and roll action this go around, and for once both Friday AND Saturday nights are packed to the gills…let’s waste not a moment of our lives:
Friday March 30th
The Hussy is a trashy garagepunk duo from Madison Wisconsin that is in the midst of a big east coast tour, with records to promote for several labels (Tic Tac Totally, Eradicator Records and Goodbye Boozy Records).Â As your broker, I say buy buy buy! They are playing tonight in Bushwick Brooklyn at The Acheron (57 Waterbury Street, between both the Montrose and Morgan L trains, which ARE running, for ONCE!), along with Foster Care, Pampers and Nuclear Santa Claust. Not sure of the cover ($8 dolla? ) but know that it is ALL AGES. 8pm doors.
Further into Bushwick under the el tracks at Lone Wolf is yet another bombastic rock experience: Dmitry Wild‘s new project WOW! (mixing Suicide style, simple electro beats and Velvet’s garage sneer), the Amram bro fronted punk duo Ken South Rock (never have I heard someone make a plugged in acoustic guitar sound so much like a violent rhino orgasm), a new band onÂ Get Hip called Neighbors (totally classic mersey beat / garage rock sound) and the Young Brooklyn Lords of Glam Rock, Pretty Quick. All this action for $8 dollars and a 9pm kick off time, with DJ Elevator Operator spinning garage and punk classics between and after bands!
Last Friday’s of the month mean the latest edition of long running garage and psych party Real Gone! at Otto’s Shrunken Head, with your hosts and DJ’s KittyBeat, Dr. Jones, special guest Jack Savage and late night closer Xerox playing all kinds of garage punk, soul, and flower time psych rock! Live performances in the back room by twanged-out surf punks Pacifica Roadshow, art rock gal duo Perp Walk and fuzzed out power trio Bachslider (fronted by the one and only Honeychild)! Party starts at ten and no cover…
Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory hosts a rare local appearance by the legendary Sonic Boom, he of Spacemen 3 fame and mastermind behind one of the greatest, most freaked out shoegaze records of all time, “Spectrum”. He’s supported tonight by Crystal Stilts and it looks like tickets are still available here, get em‘ while you can! It’s $15 at the box office with 8pm doors….
If you happen to already be on 14th Street check out CrystalBlu and her happy hour spin To Sir With Love from 7pm till 11, spinning classic girl group sounds, garage, psych and soul at Beauty Bar…
Uptown denizens can freak out to La La Linda and her odyssey of psych, soul, funk and punk sounds at The Ding Dong Lounge from 10pm till close!
Shakin’ All Over is going down at Home Sweet Home but as of this writing I have no idea who the DJ’s are…Metropolis Vintage Happy Hour should also be in effect from 8 till 11…
***ADDENDUM!*** Almost left his out: The Rebel Night kids take over Motor City tonight! Major 50′s and 60′s rockabilly and doo wop all night long courtesy of Hiromu (rumble man from The Baxx SiSis) Sei and June! Anna Copa Cabana go-go dances on the bar…for great victory! 10pm, no cover!
Do you like racist blow up dolls? PiÃ±atas filled with candy, gum and condoms? Jello Shots? Of COURSE you do, you creep! That’s why you want to be at Finger Lickin’ Friday at Grand Victory in Williamsburg for ALL that and more, where my colleages Drew Redmond and Killer Diller Records head honcho Charles Gaskins spin bratty garage, 60′s trash, teen punk and surf records all night from 11pm till the bitter, nasty end – along with all the aforementioned deviancy! No cover!
Saturday March 31st
Start your Saturday RIGHT with a “circadelic”Â tribute to one of the greatest albums EVER, at No, WE’RE The Village Green Preservation Society! Today at the trapeze party house Big Sky Works (29 Whythe Ave. and North 13th Street, Williamsburg)Â there will be two shows, two chances to check out a unique, multi-media interpretation of the seminal album by The Kinks – a 4pm kid friendly matinee and an 8pm encore… experience an interactive art installation and circus show!Â Witness aerial feats and acrobatic leaps and lose your minds eye to a psychedelic light show (courtesy of none other than B.A Miale), all accompanying the album performed in it’s entirety live by The March Fourth with appearances by Ana Copa Cabana and many more surprise guests. This is a very, very special thing, kids… $10 cover!
When the night falls…we go wild…
The people behind the mythical and much missed Cavestomp festivals present an extremely rare appearance by the legendary, primitive garage punk warlocks, The Lyres! It’s the original lineup here, supported by Brooklyn’s own The Above, The Siberians and Philly freakbeaters The GTVs (the band that has risen from the ashes of what was once Mondo Topless). I expect the roughly 100 person capacity of punk dive Local 269 on East Houston street to burst at the seams. I really don’t know how they are going to pull it off, as I know people flying from out of state to see these guys, so if I were you I’d get there EARLY, like at 7pm, 8 the latest, just my advice…only $10 cover for a “can’t lose” bill.
Guitar Wolf makes a mighty and savage return to New York City tonight to The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, killing your ears and enciting your soul to riot. They’re supported by local punkstersThe Transistors and Little Seizures, with Tony Lo-Fi spinning inbetween bands. A real hot one – 9pm doors, $15 in advance, $17 day of show…
Fresh off of totally destroying Cake Shop last night, heavy duo Magnetix is back for night two of garage rock chaos, this time at underground rock crib 285 Kent, joined by the back off the road Xray Eyeballs. $8 bones to get in, 9pm start time?
Here they are last night at Cakeshop (shot by Shimmy, pardon the chaotic audio)
Over at Zebulon – another lush edition of Josh Styles and Sophie Thunder’s party Le Crunch! Your hosts and DJ’s are joined by “Baby Boy” Blake from Pretty Quick, with performances by an unplugged, raw and sensuous Andy Animal, The Outa Controllers and the vaudevillian wonder Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Anne! Only $5 smackers, 9pm doors…
Don Pedro is hosting a party for yet ANOTHER two man garage rock group in town, Detroit’s The Fuzz. They’re supported by Cinema Cinema, Runny and The Mess Around for a bill kicking off around 8pm. Cover?
If in the city you must be, only two things worth mentioning:
Midnight Monster Hop at Otto’s Shrunken Head, with Mike Mortician spinning greasy 50′s rock and roll and r&b 45′s – don’t know who the bands are this month though…I’d love to be clued in if YOU do!
DJ C’Mon and The Saturday Night Take Over at whisky palace Idle Hands, where she spins everything the miscreants from the burbs who invade the East Village every weekend probably don’t wanna hear, mainly rock and fucking roll! No cover, from 10pm till close…
That’s a WHOLE lot of weekend for your weekend. Whatever you decide to do…DO IT LARGE
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