Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Week's Nostalgia (5/23-5/29)

The world didn't end last night, which means there's loads of a shows to still look forward to this week. Last week brought us some great shows including the Thurston Moore record release party for Demolished Thoughts at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Our coverage from that show will be up tomorrow, and you also still have a chance to win a copy of the new record from us, so get to it if you haven't already. There were also tons of tickets that went on sale, which you can check out. But this week will be yet an another exhaustive week for shows so let's not waste any time. Here are the highlights for this week's shows...

Thurston Moore @ Other Music - Monday, May 23rd

If you missed his show on Friday, you still have a chance to check out Thurston for free at quintessential indie record store Other Music. Like I said, our review and photos are forthcoming, but I can tell you this much: Thurston Moore put on an amazing show with his band. The free show at Other Music will also include his full band, which may make less room for people to get in, but I think as long as you get there at around 6pm you should be okay for the 8pm start time. Good luck!

The Cars @ Roseland Ballroom - Wednesday, May 25th

The Cars are back with Ric Ocasek, something that was never expected to happen again, but nonetheless their tour hits New York City this Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom. Reviews from the tour have been excellent, and tickets for the show are sold out, but always check craigslist for people getting rid of tickets last minute. You can also still stream their entire new album, Move Like This, over at Rolling Stone. The band also plays this year's Lollapalooza, and you can grab a ticket for that over here.

Dylan Fest 2011 @ Bowery Ballroom - Thursday, May 26th & Friday, May 27th

According to the Bowery Presents website, Dylan Fest 2011 is "a night to get drunk and celebrate Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday!" Sounds awesome. The lineup for the shows will include Norah Jones, Nikolai Fraiture (the Strokes), Evan Dando (the Lemonheads), Tad Kubler (the Hold Steady), Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis of SNL (??) and tons more. Tickets for both shows come out to roughly $23 after fees and are still available for both nights. Note: Dylan is not performing at this event. Have fun!

Black N Blue Ball @ Webster Hall, Saturday May 28th

I was never huge in the whole NYHC scene as a teenager, but I was into a few bands. Gorilla Biscuits and Agnostic Front were two of those bands. I always found it a little weird that CIV was formed from the ashes of Gorilla Biscuits considering how poppy CIV was. Either way, Gorilla Biscuits are back and playing the Black N Blue Ball at Webster Hall for what is sure to be a chaotic and lengthy show. I'd probably check it out if tickets were a little cheaper and I wasn't going to Maine to see Mission of Burma, but according to their website you can still get a ticket at the door day-of (online tickets are sold out) for $40. They suggest you get there early if that's the case. Word of advice: stay out of the pit.

That's all I've got for you this week. If there are any other shows coming up you're particularly nostalgic about, please let us know in the comments section below. Enjoy!