Your weekly Wednesday/Thursday update is upon you. Â It’s a good one with plenty of things to do before the weekend…
Copycat, the every-other-weekly covers night at Otto’s Shrunken Head, celebrates the work of Black Sabbath tonight. Â The bands are the Von Frankensteins and the Great COKE Cola Company of Los Angeles (I’m clearly not a deep enough Sabbath head to get this reference, besides the whole ‘coke’ thing). Â The latter is made up of members of the Above and the Apehangers, and really, if you want to see a tribute night to a band like Black Sabbath, wouldn’t you rather it be a bunch of garage rockers doing in ? (to avoid embarrassing and unnecessary 6 minute solos)… Â plus DJs Xerox and “McHuge” and it’s FREE! 9PM start.
In case you hadn’t heard, the Peter Case/Paul Collins tour fell apart a couple of weeks ago somewhere out West. Â I guess this means once again that I will never see these two do Nerves songs together. Â Now it seems that Case has gone ahead and cancelled the rest of the tour altogether and won’t be performing tonight in NYC. L-A-M-E.
That negativity aside, you could still go to Union Pool tonight for the Jay Vons (AKA the Reigning Sound minus Greg Cartwright). Â Also on the bill are Des Roar. $8
Otherwise, the yoozh dj nights are on– roots reggae & dancehall at Brooklyn Stable with Grace of Spades, Matt Hollywood at Local 138 on Ludlow, Mr Fine Wine at Botanica.
Remember when we all got screwed trying to get tickets to see Kraftwerk at Moma? It happened like a couple of weeks ago. Â No? Then you probably won’t care about this next event, which may possibly be way more entertaining than the original– “Kraftjerks/Stuck in the Queue” is a “fine! we’ll throw our own party!” response to the mis-handling of pre-sale for the Kraftwerk shows.
Two nights of musical tributes to most of Kraftwerk’s repertoire will be performed by various indie and garage rock luminaries at Big Sky Works in Williamsburg. Â Big Sky Works has this whole trapeze thing going on, so that’s probably way cooler than sitting in a bunch of folding chairs at Moma anyway. $10 for this hoodoo, starting at 8 o’clock.
At Local 269, you can attend an old-school punk rock gig featuring Asbury Park “afro punks” (not my tag) TV Tramps as well as a couple more. $10
Back at Otto’s, Move Your Mule skanks on to the sounds of original ska 45s and Red Stripe beer chugging sounds. FREE
SHIMMYTags: Big Sky Works, black sabbath, Des Roar, great coke cola company of los angeles, jay vons, kraftjerks